I was sure I’d featured these shoes here before at some point, but a quick look through the archive tells me I’m either imagining it or thinking of another, similar shoe: if you know what it might be, speak up!
The shape of this shoe is one that Giuseppe Zanotti has used multiple times now: in fact, I have the teal version myself, and as beautiful as they are, they’re not the easiest to walk in, even to someone as used to heels as I am. Because of that, I’ve told myself I won’t allow myself to be seduced by any other variations on the style… and yet here I am, drooling over the perfect combination of jet black and emerald green.
At first glance, I assumed these shoes had an all-suede upper, but on closer inspection you can see that the green section is actually satin, which makes them even more interesting, because there’s a contrast in texture as well as in colour. I absolutely love it: it’s a bold combination which works really well, and creates a very distinctive look for this classic platform peep toe. Speaking of the peep toe, I also really like the way the green satin is picked up at the tip of the toe – a nice little extra detail!