I had to show you these shoes, not because I love them, but because they’re one of the more… unusual… pairs of shoes that’ve popped up on Net-a-Porter this month. The snake strap, the velvet footbed (not the most practical fabric for a sandal, really, and for some reason red velvet always makes me think of Christmas. The red and gold colour combination only increases that effect, but I guess the snake isn’t exactly something generally associated with Christmas…), the wooden heel: there’s a whole lot going on with these shoes, isn’t there? Do you like them, though? If you do, click here to buy them: but be prepared to pay £465 for them.