Sophia Webster Dolly metallic leather Mary Jane platform pumps, £450
Here’s another pair of shoes to file under the “I wouldn’t buy them, and couldn’t pull them off even if I did… but I kinda wish I could,” category. (Which totally isn’t a category at all, by the way, but probably should be, because I keep on finding shoes that can be described by this. Don’t you just hate it when your ACTUAL lifestyle doesn’t live up to the lifestyle that would allow you to wear fabulous shoes every single day? Me too.)
So, these are definitely a result of that 70s thing that’s still going on in fashion this year, and which actually seems to have hit its zenith now that it’s summer, and everyone suddenly wants to wear tie-dye and fringing, even although they wouldn’t look twice at that kind of thing during the rest of the year. These shoes are SO 70s, in fact, that I swear my mum had a pair IN the 70s which were almost identical to the front half of these (not to the heel or the upper, though!): I can remember playing with them as a little girl, when she’d long since cast them aside. and thinking they were the most glamorous shoes ever. I’d probably try to wear these just because of that, even although they’re not remotely my usual style.
With that said, I actually don’t think these would be too hard to style, if I really wanted to. Silver is pretty versatile, after all, and the black and white stripe heel would also work easily enough with a variety of different colours. I think these would look fantastic with a bright, cobalt blue dress, for instance, although the good ol’ LBD is always a safe bet, too, if you’re stuck for ideas!
These shoes remind me of the Disco Era, which brought us some fairly good tunes to sing and dance to, but the outfits were too outlandish for my tastes. The heels looked more like they belonged to cartoon characters with their big block heels, after-thought platforms, and multi colors textures. They really emphasized the feet as being large pods that one’s legs happened to be attached. Other than that I have no opinion of this style of heels, what-so-ever.