OK. I’m just going to say this, and then I’m going to run and hide from the backlash that is undoubtedly coming my way: I’m really happy that Payless has continued to collaborate with designers to bring us fresh footwear styles at affordable price points, but… personally I think these are ugly. I’m sorry, but I do.
They’re designed by Isabel Toledo for the US shoe chain, and, as well as the red and yellow-soled versions shown here, are also available with white and blue soles. Somewhat unusually, however, only the yellow versions will actually be available at Payless itself, and if you live in the US, you’ll be able to buy them there from September 7th. The other colours, meanwhile, are available exclusively from Colette, where they’ll set you back $45.56.
What do you think of them?