A step too far? This seasons statement shoes

If there was ever a time to be extra, that time is now.

The ability for a shoe to be noticed before the rest of the outfit is a feat in its own. Whilst an encrusted, satin, 5 inch heel might not be appropriate for everyday (maybe not in your life anyway) it’s these statement sparklers that are being snapped up even more so than their seemingly boring nude pump cousin.

This season is all about thinking shoe first, and, as much as we hate to say it, putting your best foot forward. Your outfit may be head-to-knee black, but from there on down we’re looking towards super statements. From black wrap sandals at Louis Vuitton, to the palest of pink, floral embroidered boots at Alexander Mcqueen and Elie Saab’s star spangled numbers, it’s time to look outside the box, the shoe box that is - and get creative.


If you're looking to put your best foot forward and then have it embellished, covered in glue and bombarded with feathers, studs and spikes, then going head (foot) first into a statement pair is your best option. Our favourites are the overly eccentric options from Gucci in metallic leathers and clashing colour ways and the classic shape of black Jimmy Choo's but plated in Gold!


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The intro to extra

If the thought of wearing anything further than a nude pump (see fuchsia, yellow, anything metallic) is enough to turn you into a recluse, then starting with an introductory pair of pumps will ease you into the trend. 

A bright colour in a classic shape is a good place to start. Saint Laurent's black patent pumps are a direct throw back to the 80's with their logo heel, and a great way to start off with more experimental styles. Alternatively opt for a satin pump with ribbon or jewel detailing like the 'Carrie Bradshaw' wedding pumps or Gianvito Rosso ankle tie heels - perfect for a Valentines dinner.

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WomenswearZak Walton