Slipper court shoes, £55
“Slipper-style”: you should probably get used to reading that phrase, folks, because this may not be a new look – in fact, I think these shoes have a very “vintage” feel to them – but it’s one we’re going to be seeing a lot of this winter.
I generally avoid shoes with very high vamps, because I find they have a “stumpifying” effect on my legs, and no one wants to make their legs look stumpier than they actually are, do they?
These ones, however, have a very elegant, sophisticated shape, and although it’s easy to see why River Island are describing them as “slipper pumps” – that tongue IS very reminiscent of a classic pair of bedroom slippers, as is the velvet upper on the second shoe – they’re not so “slipper-like” that you’d worry about looking like you’d left the house without getting fully dressed.
I’d have to try them on, of course, to decide whether I like them enough to actually want to wear them, but so far, I have to say the signs are good.
What do you think of slipper-style shoes?