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 the heel, stunning and I want. However I don’t like anything else about the shoe.
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.
If that was a normal shaped heel, even in the wrought iron, they would be a nice shoe!
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