River Island are currently selling these pointed toe court shoes in a selection of colours: you’ll find black, white, taupe and beige versions if you take a look at the website. I like all of them – even the bright white pair, which a colour I usually steer clear of in shoes, but which I’m slowly coming around to – but this beautiful sky blue is my favourite by a country mile. We’ve been lucky enough to experience some lovely, spring-like weather here this week, and these shoes are the perfect way to celebrate the blue skies, as far as I’m concerned: and for once it’s actually warm enough to be able to wear them, too!
It’s not just the colour which makes me like these, though: they also have the perfect, pointed to shape, with asymmetric sides and a low vamp, which I think is the secret to wearing pointed toes. If the vamp is too high, they can look a little bit dowdy (Yes, even with a 4″ stiletto heel), but flash a bit of toe cleavage, and you have a much more sophisticated shoe altogether. About that stiletto heel: if you like the overall look of these, but need something slightly more practical on the heel front, there’s also a wedge version, although it doesn’t come in blue:
Mango and H&M both released shoes similar to this last year, and although white shoes aren’t usually my thing, I absolutely loved them. There’s just something about the pointed toe that really lends itself to this kind of angular wedge, and the overall effect is of a very modern, minimal looking shoe, which looks even better in white than it would in just about any other colour. The wedge version of these shoes comes in white, black and taupe, and you’ll pay an extra £5 for the wedge heel, bringing them to a still-reasonable £55.