Topshop’s ‘Astro’ sporty lace up platform boots

topshop-astro-bootsAaargh! The words “sporty” and “platform” used to describe the same boot! Two worlds collide! That should never have even been in the same galaxy! Add a peep toe – TO A BOOT – and you have your common or garden Shoeperwoman nightmare right there.

Here’s the thing though: as much as I know I should hate these… I just can’t. And I have no idea why. Maybe one of those supreme Baddies of the Shoeniverse slipped something into my morning coffee, who knows, because while I’m not saying I’d buy them, I just… don’t hate them.

Sometimes the Shoeniverse works in mysterious ways.

BUY: Topshop ‘Astro’ boots, £90


  • I totally understand where you’re coming from. I wouldn’t wear them, but I can’t seem to muster the kind of hate that description calls for. I think it’s because they sort of remind me of something Gwen Stefani would wear.

  • These boots combine everything that I particularly can’t stand when we talk about shoes – huge platform, peep toe on boots, sporty + heels – potentially worst shoes ever made. And I can’t agree with you more… I just can’t hate them. It must be something in the water…

  • Look, if you’re going to do a peep-toe sneakery ankle boot, this is about as well as you could do it. I don’t much care for the brown ones but if I changed the laces on the black I could see almost liking them.

  • are you kidding me these shoes are amazing. i am actually in love with them, im not too keen on the brown laces but apart form that wow.

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