Ravel ‘Hype’ leopard print wedge ankle boots

Ravel Hype leopard print wedge boots

My love of leopard print shoes has been well documented on this site now, but leopard print boots? I’m just not so sure, and I seem to veer wildly between thinking one minute that I’d never be able to pull them off, and then the next thinking they could be just the right touch to an otherwise understated outfit. (I have exactly the same feelings about leopard print coats, funnily enough: I think they can look either horrendously tacky or absolutely awesome, and although I’ve come dangerously close to buying one a few times now, I always worry I’d fall on the wrong side of that line, and end up putting it back!)

With all of that said, what do you all think of these Ravel ankle boots? Somewhat unusually, these come without the platform sole we normally see attached to wedge boots, and that’s either a curse or a blessing, depending on how you look at it. Lately I’ve been leaning heavily towards shoes without platforms (or with very small platforms), but I also tend to think that this style generally looks better with one. I’m all about the indecision today, aren’t I?

If you’re a little better than I am at making up your mind about these boots, I can tell you that they’re £50 at Spartoo, and you can click here to buy them. What DO you think of them?


  • I’m not a big fan of wedges but I do love the leopard print. Maybe if the wedge was in a plain black I would like them better. At one time I had 117 pairs of shoes and boots but downsized because of style changes and have not counted them since for fear there won’t be enough and I will have to go on a shopping spree. I still have a pair of red plain flats that I have had since high school (I graduated in 1966) and they still serve me well. Since I am only 5′ 1″ tall I tend to go to the higher heels and wish more of them came with less of a platform. Shoes are my one addiction and it is not the cost of any one pair of shoes that sways me when it comes to purchasing them. I have 5 pair of red shoes and they are always funt to wear and never fail to lift my spirits. Happy shoe shopping !

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