I think the re-emergence of the pointed toe has finally started to reach that point for me where it no longer looks odd, or dated – it just looks like one more option for beautiful shoes.
Case in point: when I found these Rupert Sanderson shoes on the Spartoo website, it took a few seconds for the toe shape to even register with me. Instead, I noticed the beautiful, deep red uppers (I’ve said before that red can be a difficult colour to get right, and red patent is even trickier, as all too often it can be so bright it ends up looking cheap: these shoes, though, are a great example of red done right), the gorgeously curved sides, and, of course, that little black bow on each toe.
This is a shape we’ve been seeing rather a lot of recently: I always refer to it as a “ladylike” look, because shoes like these seem to be just crying out to be worn with a pillbox hat, a pair of kid gloves and a neat little pencil suit. Luckily, however, you don’t have to take a trip back in time to be able to wear these, and they’ll work well with more modern ensembles, too!
They’re down to £350 at Spartoo: click here to buy them.