Of all of the uppers we see on shoes, velvet has always been one of my least favourite: partly because it always makes me think of winter, but also because, for reasons I can’t quite explain, I always find it a little “dated” looking, even when paired with a modern design. Strange, I know, but true nevertheless.
These Topshop platforms definitely have a modern design: they use a flocked velvet upper atop a huge platform, and are finished off with a 5.6″ shiny gold heel. They’re certainly statement shoes, but does the upper remind you of pub wallpaper, or do you love the luxurious combination of gold and velvet?[Buy them]