We’ve looked very briefly at some of the flared-heel pumps Miu Miu has been creating this season, and I know the heel shape divided opinion a little, so I thought I’d take a closer look, starting off with these dark green peep toes, which are £393 at Saks.
Now, these shoes have a lot to recommend them to a certain Shoeperwoman. Well, they’re green, for starters. They’re suede. They’re peep toes. They have a 5″ heel and an almost 1″ platform, so they’re high, but shouldn’t feel quite as high as they really are. I also love the slightly chunky shape. This is something Miu Miu have been doing for a while now – in fact here’s a version of the shoe above, without the flared heel, which I tried on last month in San Francisco:
Aren’t they gorgeous? They were on sale. I can’t remember how much they were, now, but it was a price that seemed like a lot at the time, but like an absolute bargain as soon as I’d left San Francisco – and the shoes – far behind, and no longer had any hope at all of buying them. Another pair that got away. Don’t you just HATE it when that happens?
This is essentially the same shoe as the one shown above, but with a different heel. Most of the current collection, however, looks like this:
Isn’t that purple suede amazing?
I actually really like the shape of the heel: it gives the shoe a more stylised look than would otherwise be the case, and it also has a vaguely 70s feel about it, which I’m quite liking at the moment. (Trust me, this surprises me just as much as anyone else – the 70s has never been my favourite decade as far as fashion goes.)
Here’s another version, this time with ankle strap and bow:
And while we’re on the subject of bows, which we almost always are on this site, this one deserves a closer look:
Sometimes I think that when it comes to shoes, the view from above is just as important as the view from the side. It’s the view you’re going to be looking at when you wear them, after all (assuming that you walk around looking at your feet, which isn’t something I particularly recommend in heels, but it can be hard to resist sometimes), and I think this little bow would provide a particularly nice view: while I’m not particularly sold on the grey colour, the flat bow is rather distinctive.
As much as I like all of these shoes, though, I must admit, I think I actually prefer the standard stiletto heel to the flared version: it seems more classic, somehow, and I’ve a feeling it won’t date quite as quickly.
What do you think? Which heel shape do you prefer – if either?
Before MIUMIU’s brand also YSL produced this kind of heel, I love it ^_^ It’s a little chuncky but elegant!!
Great the violet suede MIUMIUs *_*, but fucshia ones you have tried in USA were supercute *_*
Just to clarify, I wasn’t saying Miu Miu had invented this type of heel – it’s been done by lots of brands – just that they’ve used it a lot in their current collection!
I kinda liked the heel, and that pair with straps and bows, oooh, sooo cute and I want them!
I’m not too crazy about the flared heels, but I am about those hot pink heels you left behind!!
I just googled these to get the view from a different angle – side on the flared heel is gorgeous!! I’ll take them in the purple suede please!!
I love the flared heel! Do you think it would make somebody like me, who is very bad at wearing heels, a bit steadier on their feet? I can’t even dream of affording a Miu Miu pair but if I saw a high street version I think I’d be all over them.
I love-love-love this heel! Much more original than a regular heel, not too chunky and I like the inner curve it creates. (craving Miu Miu heels!)
I covet those purple ones. I wanted to try them on here but they didn’t have them in my size. Disaster!
I love the grey with the bows on the front. I would love them even more if they weren’t peep toe! I want – now!
Love the purple ones and the pink ones you wore.