I’m a big fan of Charlotte Olympia, but when I come across shoes like these ones, I start to understand why the brand tends to divide opinion.
These are called ‘Cheeky’, and I guess that’s ONE way to describe them, for sure. The main feature here, as if I need to mention it, is the lower half of a female form, holding up the heel. I talked a bit in last week’s ‘Unusual Shoes’ about my feelings regarding heels-that-don’t-look-like-heels, but I think heels-that-look-like-humans are possibly even worse than any other variety of the genre. I actually find these quite creepy, so I’ll be interested to hear everyone else’s views on them – although I think I can probably guess what you’re going to say!
For shoes that are unusual WITHOUT having a heel that looks like it belongs on something else, meanwhile, check out these sneakers:
2014 was the year sneakers became “trendy”, as opposed to simply practical. I don’t totally hate the trend: in fact, I even bought a couple of pairs of Converse this summer, in a bid to get on board with it (Although, I have to confess that I haven’t actually worn them yet. I like the shoes, I just don’t like the way they look with any of my outfits!) but I do hate the latest variation of it, which involves covering sneakers in fur, as in the example above. I can’t be the only person who thinks this would make you look like one of The Muppets, can I? Can I?
On the subject of fur:
These shoes are basically the unholy alliance between the fur sneakers above them, and the chunky white platforms that have been so popular this summer. I don’t like either trend, but perhaps you do? Drop me a comment and tell me what you think of these three pairs of unusual shoes: would you wear any of them?