I actually showed you these shoes just a few weeks ago, as part of my Office Spring/Summer preview, but they’re so unusual I thought they deserved a closer look, now that they’re available to buy!
These shoes are.. well, they’re designed to look like watermelons: I suppose that’s the first and most obvious point I should make here, although I’m guessing you probably got that from the image alone! When I first saw them, I instantly thought of Charlotte Olympia: in addition to the little demi-platform which is so characteristic of her shoes, these also have the same kind of quirkiness that I usually associate with a Charlotte Olympia design. This isn’t totally out of left field for Office, who are definitely one of the edgier high-street brands, but it does set these shoes apart from most of the other styles we tend to see at this kind of price-point.
As for whether I’d buy them… well, probably not: they wouldn’t exactly fit with my personal style. As novelty shoes go, though, I do think they’re pretty cute, and probably much easier to style than the words “watermelon shoes” tend to suggest.
What do you think?