Jimmy Choo ‘Kalan’, 895 euros
I’ve never been a big Jimmy Choo fan. I know that’s pretty much sacrilege for a shoe blogger, and don’t get me wrong, I do LIKE the brand, I just don’t really LOVE it. Well, not until now, anyway. These, you see, are the second pair of Jimmy Choos to grace these pages in recent weeks, and although the very high tongue isn’t something I’d normally go for, it certainly makes for an interesting twist on the classic peep toe.
Another interesting detail comes in the form of those intricate, laser-cut uppers, which help make that bright blue suede a little more summery than it would have been without it. The high ankle strap, meanwhile, helps balance out the equally high vamp, and while we’re on the subject of height, let me just quickly add that these have a 5″ stiletto heel, with a 1″ platform.
If these shoes were a dress, this is the dress they’d be:
ASOS Black laser cut neoprene dress, £66
Unfortunately, this dress sold out sometime between my discovery of it and my sitting down to write about it, but it looks so much like the shoes in dress-form that I thought I’d show you it anyway. I’m not, of course, suggesting that you should commit the matchy-matchy crime of wearing the two together (heaven forbid!), but if you DO happen to like it, I found quite a few on eBay.
As for what I WOULD wear with these shoes: well, I like the way My Theresa have styled them with a blue floral print, and when it comes to bold coloured footwear, I’m fond of the technique of wearing a print which includes the colour of the shoe, but I also like cobalt blue with teal, white or lemon.
lovely. I still don’t get why it’s a crime to do a matchy-matchy ?
I really just dont ‘get’ these. I am a Jimmy Choo fan but these do absolutely nothing for me.
I could do without the tongue. But then again that’s one of the talking features isn’t it?