Miu Miu turquoise satin platform sandals, 475 euros
Very chunky sandals don’t normally do it for me, but these ones had me at the beautiful, turquoise colour, which held my attention for long enough to get me thinking that, actually, the overall shape isn’t half bad, either. In this case, the chunkiness is the very thing that gives the shoes impact: on a strappier sandal, that wonderful colour (Which, by the way, Miu Miu call “pavone”) would seem a little more subtle, but these allow it to take centre stage and, well, show off a bit, basically.
These have a 5″ heel with a 1″ platform, making a walking height of 4″. The fact that they use a thick heel rather than a stiletto should make them feel fairly stable, and there’s also a substantial-looking ankle strap for added security. With a colour as bright as this, I’m always tempted to go for the safe option, and style them with a neutral like black, white or grey, but I also think they’ll lend themselves rather well to some of the floral prints which are always around at this time of year, for a dressed-up summer look.