Yves Saint Laurent ‘Palais’ blue suede platform shoes

That exaggerated platform sole isn’t going anywhere this winter – or not if YSL has anything to do with it, anyway.

Actually, while these ‘Palais’ pumps are one of the more dramatic looking platforms I’ve seen in a while (and much of that is because of the colour, rather than the shape), there’s still an ongoing trend for brightly coloured suede pumps at the moment, and many of the less expensive brands have been bringing out their own versions of this style of shoe. The angled platform and curved heel of the ‘Palais’ pump are what sets it apart from the rest, giving it that wonderful silhouette, but if you don’t want to spend £505, worry not: there are plenty of alternatives out there at rather more affordable prices.

If you DO want to spend £505, on the other hand, head over to Net-a-Porter!


  • I love these! I have a blue shoe obsession (you know apart from my obsession with most of the colours of the rainbow:P)
    These are just lovely, the colour is so bright and the platform is pretty. I do have a slight problem if the heel though… but I could live with it.

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