Style Trial: Camilla Skovgaard hoof-shaped court shoes

hoof shoes

One of the most common criticisms we hear about platform shoes is that they can look a bit like hooves, their wearers clip-clopping along like pretty little ponies.

In the case of theseĀ Camilla Skovgaard pumps, however, the effect is a deliberate one, and the model looks more like she got her shiny new shoes from the blacksmith, rather than from My Wardrobe, which is where these are currently available to buy.

hoof shoes

We suspect we already know the answer to this question, but we’ll ask it anyway: do you consider these arrest-worthy, or should we set them free? In other words, are they innocent or guilty of committing crimes of fashion?


  • November 8, 2012


    I hadn’t thought about tying my clothes iron to the bottom of my feet … until now.

  • November 9, 2012


    I’m shocked, but I actually sort of like them. Not rush out to buy them, not by a long shot, but, especially in the full body shot of the model, I think they make it look like the model is standing on a sort of pedestal, and I rather like that.

  • November 9, 2012


    Well, DON’T wear hooves, but if you’re gonna, this is the way to do it.
    All other hoove shoes I’ve seen are far uglier, chunkier, and more horselike. Those are kinda elegant, espiecally in comparison.

  • November 11, 2012


    There are worse, and these are even streamlined, somehow – suspended sentence, I’d say.

  • November 12, 2012


    Ha ha, thought she had a couple of irons on the soles of her shoes.
    “Hang on love, let me just toss my shirt in front of you…”

  • November 15, 2012


    Set them free! There is a certain novelty to these shoes that I really like. It’s like, haute couture Mr. Tumnus. In all seriousness though, they are kind of cool, for fashion’s sake.