Style on Trial: Bright pink platform ‘America’ boots from Topshop

Pink_bootsIt’s kind of a cross between a pink Doctor Marten and one of those stiletto Timberland boots that used to give us nightmares a couple of years back, isn’t it? And we’re not sure what it was that made Topshop decide to call these “America“, but we can tell you they’re available in black, white and brown as well as the colour we think of “pepto pink” and are £85.

We find it hard to see past the pink here, and we’re not particularly fond of lace-ups at the best of times. Both of these issues are possibly clouding our vision (well, those and the fact that we can totally imagine Agyness Deyn in them, and that’s usually a good indication that we’ll hate something), which is why we’re turning this decision over to you, readers.

Are they a crime of fashion? Should we convict or acquit?

15 Comments

  • October 6, 2008

    StyleScrybe

    These boots are definitely obnoxious, but I love obnoxious footwear and the challenge they pose. I’m also a huge fan of brightly colored shoes… I’m thinking good for photo shoots/ film, but maybe a bit much for everyday wear.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Eva

    Echoes the previous poster, though I would wear them to work too. (I’m a university teacher in history so I can wear very much what I like to work)

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  • October 6, 2008

    Arielle

    I have to admit I think these are cute, though I personally would not wear that particular shade of pink.
    I’d have no problem wearing any of the other colors they’re available in.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Amanda Nicole

    Ugh, far too many trends going on in one shoe, and none of them mesh with me.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Natasha

    I like the color, but generally am not a fan of lace-ups. They’re better than the horrible high heeled Dr Martens that everyone seemed to like though.
    I guess I could come up with a few outfits that would look good with these.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Agent Elle

    Personally I love these, and I love the resemblance to Docs. (Docs on sexy heels!) I’m a huge fan of pink, but don’t know if I could wear these. The shade of pink

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  • October 6, 2008

    J.

    I would rather wear a bright pink pair of Doc’s, but I still kind-of sort-of like them. Well, I don’t hate them, at any rate, though I probably wouldn’t wear them.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Anna

    I actually really like them…
    I even like the color, oddly enough.

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  • October 6, 2008

    Danielle

    They’re AWESOME!

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  • October 7, 2008

    Weirdo Finn

    They’ve got the shape around the ankle quite close to optimal and they’re sleek enough – a definite winner even if not a must have.

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  • October 7, 2008

    alexyr

    I don’t like them, the mix of styles is not well made… they look perfect for a Barbie, non for a true girl

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  • October 7, 2008

    Alex D

    Love them! They would go great with the Luella Spring/Summer 09 acid tweeds as seen as London Fashion Week.

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  • July 5, 2009

    Anna

    If it was in oher,non-neon colour,without that platform,and with other heels(not stilettos dammit! these boots would be so lovely.
    But with THIS colour,man,it’s not good…I would never wear these

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  • September 25, 2010

    beth

    I want them, wear can i get them !!!!!!!!

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  • October 24, 2010

    sharita

    i want them tooooo please somebody tell me where

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