Don’t be alarmed by the photo above, readers: I’m not actually suggesting you should deck your feet out in animal print platform shoe boots (the red ones are quite cute, though), I’m just showing you a small selection of what’s currently available at Primark, the store which seems to change its stock every few minutes.
I popped into my local store a couple of days ago: read on to see what I found (and please excuse the poor photography: the combination of artificial light inside the store, plus lots of nosey people hovering around watching me doesn’t make for the best photographs ever, especially given that I was armed only with an iPhone!)
Lots of glitter…
These weren’t the only glitter-covered shoes in store, but they WERE the sparkiest: and about £12, too.
Lots of toecaps….
I know just about every shoe brand out there has been doing toecaps this season, but these pink and gold ones particularly reminded me of the ones Zara brought out earlier this year. Also pictured: my toe.
Inspired by Zara?
Those toecaps weren’t the only shoes to remind me of Zara’s last collection: these are pretty much dupes of the studded court shoes they released last season.
I think this store has a pair of flats for pretty much every occasion at the moment, but these ones were my favourites. They were marked “wide fit”, but I didn’t try them on, so I can’t confirm how wide or otherwise they really were!
The pointed toe is most definitely back! I’ve slowly come around to the shape, but the fact that I can remember people wearing shoes like these back in 2004/5-ish puts me off the metallic version a little, as much as I normally love gold shoes! Maybe I’ll come round to that too, though?
I was quite taken with these black and white platforms, complete with bow on the toe.
And as for me…
I couldn’t resist buying a pair of these red pumps. I’ve been looking for a pair of very simple, non-platform pumps in this colour for ages now, without much luck. These were only £10 and, perhaps unsurprisingly, they’re not the best quality I’ve ever seen, but as my grandmother used to say, they’ll “serve a turn” until I find a better quality pair – and at least I won’t have to worry too much about ruining them!
(A quick note on sizing, for anyone who’s interested: I sized down in these, and have been noticing lately that a lot of Primark’s styles seem to run quite large. My regular size does fit, and I’d normally just have grabbed it, but I felt like the shoes would’ve been slipping off a bit at the heel, so I tried the size down: actually, there’s not a huge amount of difference between the size 3 and the size 4, but it was just enough to make the 3 feel that bit more secure on my foot. Anyone else noticed this with Primark?)
I didn’t take notes on the prices of all of these shoes, but they were all between £10 – £15 and most were about £12: cheaper shoes you will not find!