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Designer divides opinion after releasing £2,100 Teletubbies boots

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Designer divides opinion after releasing £2,100 Teletubbies boots

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@christiancowan

A designer has created Teletubby boots with a hefty price tag, leaving people divided between saying 'Eh-Oh' and 'Uh-Oh'.

If you've ever fancied Dipsy - no offence Tinky-Winky, Laa-Laa and Po - on your tootsy toes to carry him around wherever you go, then now's your chance.

Nothing says nostalgia like, well, apparently a pair of Teletubby boots.

Although, once you see the price tag, even if you quite like the idea of a Teletubby on your feet, you may change your tune on channelling your inner Toy Story truck and wearing your toys slightly alarmingly strapped to you.

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Sadly, Christmas is ages away, but if you're birthday is on it's way then your luck just might be in. Credit: Christian Cowan
Sadly, Christmas is ages away, but if you're birthday is on it's way then your luck just might be in. Credit: Christian Cowan

British designer Christian Cowan - currently based in New York - unveiled the new boots on his Instagram.

Cowan's post reads: "The collab you didn't know you needed... Telletubbies x Christian Cowan has dropped. Link in Bio to be gagged.

"When deciding what our next collaboration would be, we were throwing around lots of pop culture icons, and then it struck us, let's do THE icons.

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"We treated Dipsy, Laa-Laa, Po and Tinkey-Winkey like the legends they are, shot in an Avdeon-esque style, the garments tell the story of our four legendary characters, who have come to step on everyone's necks and have autographed these pieces for their adoring fans."

It may have been over 20 years since the Teletubbies graced our screens, but they're having a revival. Credit: Instagram/ @christiancowan
It may have been over 20 years since the Teletubbies graced our screens, but they're having a revival. Credit: Instagram/ @christiancowan

Alongside Teletubby boots - which will set you back an eye-watering £2,100 ($2,500) - the collaboration also includes Teletubby trousers (£417/ $504), jackets (£502/ $607), T-Shirts (£165/$199) and hoodies (£295/$357). What more could you want?

Cowan's website reads: "We are pleased to present christian cowan x teletubbies, an exclusive capsule collection of classic styles featuring screen prints of the characters themselves in a 90's inspired fashion campaign."

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The question is, is it the collab we all 'didn't know [we] needed'?

Fear not, if boots aren't your thing, there's Teletubby t-shirts, jackets and hoodies too. Credit: Christian Cowan
Fear not, if boots aren't your thing, there's Teletubby t-shirts, jackets and hoodies too. Credit: Christian Cowan

Some die-hard Teletubbies fans are overjoyed by the boots.

One Instagram user commented: "It's not a want it's a NEED."

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"Never needed something more," another wrote.

"Didn't know I needed these until now," a third said.

A fourth added: "These are just fabulous."

The response to the boots has been divided. Credit: Christian Cowan
The response to the boots has been divided. Credit: Christian Cowan
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Despite the 90s nostalgia and many of us wishing we could transport back to the age of three and not have to worry about taxes or paying electricity bills, not everyone's completely sold on the design.

One user wrote: "Wtf is that."

"We've entered the clown world," another added.

A third said: "Gah the Christian Cowan brand vision and talent is so beyond this."

A final simply resolved: "Love this, but I'm loyal to my boy Po!"

Topics: Fashion, News, Style, TV And Film, Money

Poppy Bilderbeck
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