Polka dot shoes, £460
For much of last year, I seemed to spend a lot of time talking about how platforms were on the way out, replaced by the pointed-toe pumps with absolutely no height on the sole, which seemed to have taken over the fashion world. Well, those pointed toe pumps are still very much in evidence, but it looks like the platform is going through a bit of a revival, and I’m noticing more and more giant soles, like the ones on these Rochas polka dot shoes, starting to appear in stores again.
This change in direction is actually pretty interesting to me. The consensus of opinion here at ShoeperWoman.com seems to be that most of you hate high platforms – or are maybe just tired of seeing so many of them. I still see lots of people wearing them, though: on an evening out last weekend, I noticed that most women in the bar were wearing high platform shoes, so I guess there’s definitely still a market there for them.
Is there a market for these specific ones, I wonder? Well, you all know how much I love polka dot shoes, but these ones are just a bit too much even for me. I’d love this print on a lower shoes, but I think a bold print is often best paired with a slightly LESS bold shape, if that makes sense. These shoes have that very chunky, 70s-inspired shape which has been popping up a lot recently, and the overall effect is very loud, and almost cartoonish. All of that said, I do think they’re great to look at, and I reckon they could definitely be made to work, with some careful styling.
What do you think: are they too much, or are they just right?