Dune ‘Arrabella’ pastel pointed platform pumps

Dune 'Arrabella' pastel pointed platform pumps

Dune ‘Arrabella’ pastel pointed platform pumps, £89

“Pastel pointed platform pumps” might sound like a bit of a tongue twister, but nope, it’s just Dune’s ‘Arrabella’ court shoes (The double R is intentional, by the way: it’s not just a spelling mistake on my part!), which come in the pretty pink and blue colours shown above, as well as in black, mink, rose gold and grey. So you can’t really say they didn’t give you much choice with this one, can you?

I’d initially planned to feature the rose gold version of these shoes, because I rarely see ANYTHING in rose gold without wanting to own it, but the same could also be said for baby pink and blue, and as those are slightly more seasonally-appropriate, those are the ones I’ve gone for. In addition to the pastel uppers, these shoes also have a pointed toe, and a small platform: I’ve talked a lot recently about how platform soles are starting to come more prominent again, and this is my favourite type. I always think a platform paired with a pointed toe will look more elegant than one with a rounded toe – it just makes the silhouette of the shoe much less clumpy – and it also has the effect of making the point a little less sharp: it’s hard to make a toe TOO pointed when it has a thick sole attached to it, after all!

These shoes are currently down to £44 from the original £89 in the Dune sale, so now would be a good time to buy them if you’re tempted. They’d be a nice way to re-introduce platforms into your shoes closet again (Assuming you even want to, that is), and the combination of the closed toe and pastel colour will make them suitable for the very rainy spring we seem to be having here in the UK!


  • Love these color options and the pointed toes with the not so massively thick platforms. They are pleasing to behold and would fit right in the look I like to wear, especially the way the points have been formed by molding the shape rather than the sewing method. This feature alone has given me a reason to wear them, but I’ve already stated my issues concerning the appearance of the spike heel shaping and perceived positioning in the support of my feet. If only the heels were more acceptable, I’d have all the colors in my basket at the purchasing counter, as soon as possible.

  • My tongue twisted, Amber, you’re right! This platform heel is less prone to give you an ankle sprain than the name of the shoes to cause a tongue injury!

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