Charlotte Olympia wire heel platform shoes

This season, Charlotte Olympia has deviated slightly from her trademark “half-platform” (although there’s still quite a bit of that in the current collection too, if you’re a fan of it), with a handful of shoes which are equally inventive, although probably not to everyone’s taste. These leaf-print platforms are a case in point: the combination of the green foliage with the wrought-iron heel makes me think of garden furniture, which is definitely a first. I honestly don’t think I can remember featuring a pair of shoes which looked like they’d be more at home on my patio than on my shoe shelves, but there’s a first time for everything!

Charlotte Olympia’s shoes don’t tend to go down well with my readers in general, and I don’t expect these one will either, but tell me: what do you think of them?

If you like them, you’d better sit down and get the smelling salts at the ready before I tell you the price: these are $2,395, and available to pre-order at Bergdorf Goodman.


  • I LOVE that heel. Holy mother of chaos, I love that heel. The print on the upper is hideous (a black leather or green suede would’ve made it much better). If they weren’t a paycheck of shoes and were payless priced, I’d honestly contemplate buying and dying them to something less hideous. But they are, and I’m not.

  • That heel makes me think of Cinderella’s carriage for some reason. I agree the heel doesn’t match the rest of the shoe, but it’s fun to look at!

  • All I can think of when I see things like this is the embarrassment of getting things caught in the heel and dragging them around.

  • although I do not like the particular model of this shoe, I saw one exactly like it, but with the shoe part black and the heel gold. fell in love right away

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