These shoes confuse me – mostly, I think, because the two stand-out elements of them are in such direct contrast to each other. The rope-tie at the heel looks like it belongs on a deck shoe, or some other kind of nautical style, and would be out of place on any black court, let alone one with a large ruffle on the back of it:
See? If it didn’t look so much like a shoelace, it might have worked. Might have. What do you think?
Chloe ruffle back shoes, £379