Shoe Save #72: The Night Before the Night Before Christmas

Giuseppe Zanotti wedges

SHOES: Giuseppe Zanotti grey wedges (c/o Shopbop)
SAVED: Friday, December 23rd, 2011
WITH: Skirt, ASOS; top, ancient!

My last Shoe Save this side of Christmas, and these shoes probably require a bit of explanation, because as well as being rather different from my usual kind of style, they’re also rather different from my usual price-range, too! Luckily for me, I didn’t have to pay anything like full price for these: I had accrued a fair bit of store credit with Shopbop, who sponsor my sites, and I’d been admiring Giuseppe Zanotti’s crazy wedges for the best part of a year, so when these popped up, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try them.

Giuseppe Zanotti platforms (This photo was obviously taken on a different day, as you can see from my legwear!)

Wearing these is quite the experience. That heel is 6″ high, and while the correspondingly high platform means that they’re technically not any harder to walk in than any other stilettos, they’re SO high, that I actually find it quite trippy wearing them: they completely change my centre of balance and my perspective – I guess it’s the closest I’ll ever get to knowing what it’s like to be “tall”. (In these I’m almost the same height as Shoeperman, and absolutely tower over my mum, who’s only an inch shorter than me!).

It took me quite a while to get used to them, and I still have a bit of an adjustment period to go through when I wear them: the first time I put them on, I just couldn’t get over how different everything looked all of a sudden – it’s strange how a relatively small change in height totally changes your perspective on the world. That said, they’re easier to walk in than you’d probably think, and they’re definitely a good conversation starter!

ASOS umbrella skirt

I’m totally in love with this skirt, which is made in such a way that it sticks out all the time, even without the aid of a petticoat. I didn’t even have to whirl in it! (Probably a good thing in these heels…)

Shoeperwoman's Shoe Challenge

And that’s it from me for now! I will, of course, continue to save shoes over the Christmas period, although it may be January now before I get round to posting them as we’ve so much on over the holidays! Your weekly round-up open post will be along soon, so all that remains for now is for me to wish you all a very merry Christmas: have a great holiday, everyone!


  • Wow, those are insane! But in a good way. Also you + 6 inches = welcome to my view of the world from the height of 5’11”!
    Have a fab Christmas – looking forward to actually including myself in the shoe save post this week as I’ve forgotten to submit links the past couple of times.

  • Merry Christmas to you too!

    Those shoes are gawwwwwgeous…and the skirt…*runs off to ASOS* well, you never know!

    I have some Rocket Dog giant platform sandals and I wore them for the first time the other day (yeah..ok, so I got my seasons a bit wrong!! LOL!) and I found that if I walked down hills I started to build up momentum and I couldn’t stop…had to use a pedestrian crossing pole to stop myself. Tres elegant non?!

  • I love wedges, and these look great on you! You’re totally right about a different world up that high. I have one pair, the highest I have ever worn, and that was the thing I couldn’t get over: everything seemed so strange at that height! I love the skirt also, so classy as usual.

  • I hope you had a lovely Christmas Amber. Judging from your personal blog I’d say you did.

    Um, those shoes would make me over 6 feet tall, and that’s just not necessary.

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