Truth or Dare By Madonna ‘Jabulania’, $140
The Truth or Dare by Madonna shoe line has been one of the surprise hits of the year so far for me. I say “surprise”: I’m not generally impressed by celebrity shoe or clothing lines, but this one has been different, and I’ve highlighted a few styles from it already. Next up is these ‘Jabulania’ peep toes, which are pretty much perfect. There’s not much to say about the shape, but they come in seven different colours, and you have to love that kind of choice, don’t you?
I don’t, on the other hand, love ALL of the colour choices available. The floral print I’ve shown here is a little too busy for my tastes and there’s also a neon yellow which makes my eyes burn, like most neons tend to. I do really like the mint green and animal print versions, however, and I’m particularly keen on the contrast of the pale blue heel and platform on the latter.
There is one drawback to these: I noticed that almost all of the reviews on Zappos.com mention how uncomfortable they are to wear, possibly due to the 5″ heel. There’s also a 3/4″ platform, which should make the heel feel a little shorter, but if the reviewers are to be believed, it doesn’t sound like these will be the kind of shoes you’ll want to do a lot of walking in!
I really like the shape of these, & I especially love the animal print ones. They remind me of these Charlotte Olympia ones in the exact same colour scheme, that I’ve been drooling over for a while now. However, at £713 I can’t imagine these dream shoes becoming a reality for me any time soon, so Truth or Dare’s much cheaper version may just be a suitable substitute.
I really like that top pair. But once again, living in Australia means I’ll never get to find out for myself just how uncomfortable they are.
I love the floral print. They would go great with a white short dress or blue skinny jeans.