Charlotte Olympia Orbital Pomeline embellished suede platform sandals, £745
It’s been a long time coming, but finally shoes are starting to get interesting again.
By that, I don’t mean that shoes haven’t been interesting before now. They have. But for the last couple of years, the shoe world has basically been broken down into two camps:
01. Pointed pumps.
02. Clumpy, orthopedic looking sandals, like Birkenstocks, or anything by Jeffrey Campbell.
I hate the second group with a fiery passion, so when I see them come up on the websites I visit, I normally just scroll right past them and try to pretend they don’t exist. I LOVE the first group, on the other hand, but, well, let’s be honest: there’s only so much you can say about yet another pointed pump, isn’t there? They’re the shoe lover’s dream, because they’re so easy to style, and come in such a wide selection of colours and embellishments that you never run out of options for them. But they’re the shoe blogger’s nightmare, because when you find yourself staring at the 20th pair of pointed pumps in a row, well, they all start looking exactly the same.
That’s why today I’m showing you these Charlotte Olympia platform sandals, even although I have a sneaking suspicion I’ve featured a previous version of them here at some point. The return of the platform may not be to everyone’s liking, and I’ve yet to find myself actually wanting to BUY a pair of them, but there’s no denying that it’s helping to make the shoe world a lot more interesting again, by allowing us to see a wider variety of styles. This particular pair has a 6″ heel, which also helps to set them apart – it’s not often these days that we get to see a platform quite this high: or quite this stunning, either!
I agree – I felt for ages that shoes were a bit uninspiring. Charlotte Olympia though… well, I need to win a million dollars.