Prada Burns Some Rubber with 1950s Cadillac and Hot Rod-Inspired Collection

This is not the first time we’ve shown you footwear inspired by the world of automobiles, but unlike the rendered Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera heels and the one-off, promotional Opel Agila pumps, the tail finned high-heels from Prada seen here will soon go on sale. And that’s not all. In fact, Prada’s entire haute couture line for spring and summer 2012 is a tribute to the fabulous 1950s and especially the American automobile industry with Cadillacs and hot rods taking a center role. Among the more impressive offerings from an automobile perspective are the high heels, wedges and pumps with flame designs, chrome trims, tailfins and cone-shaped tail lamps! However, don’t go promising your other half a pair of Cadillac Coupe de Ville heels unless you’re willing to put your hands deep into your pockets as these babies are expected to cost as much as $1,450 a pair. More photos after the break. Photo Credits: Prada & Hungeree