Style on Trial: Miu Miu’s suede platform pumps

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Miu Miu continues to confuse us. Over the last couple of years, the label has been responsible for some of our most favourite shoes in all the world… and some of the shoes we’ve most wanted to place under Fashion Police arrest.

Rather than simply telling you which category we think these suede platforms belong in, though, if, indeed, they belong in either), we’re going to let you do all the work, Jurors, by placing these shoes up On Trial.

They stand before you, accused of committing Crimes Against Fashion. Are they innocent or guilty, though? Only you can decide… 

19 Comments

  • July 24, 2008

    gokarm

    Oh yes, these shoes. No, I don’t really care for them. They’re too pieced together. I like my shoes to look fluid and whole, as though they are a single entity. This is just stuck together. The results are artistic, but ultimately displeasing to me.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Am

    Not a fan. They wont be gracing my feet anytime soon!

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  • July 24, 2008

    Arielle

    I’m not bothered by the suede, or even by the colors, but the design looks very clumsy, as though they took a nice basic shoe and stuck it inside the base of another, larger shoe.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Nina

    I agree with all of the above plus the colours don’t match. Guilty!

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  • July 24, 2008

    Natasha

  • July 24, 2008

    Mona

    Reminds me of a mid-nineties hotel lobby or movie theater color scheme…or the interior decoration of a McDonalds.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Amanda

    That’s what I was thinking, Mona!
    Guilty.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Alexia

    I’m with Mona and Amanda.

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  • July 24, 2008

    Daisy

    Don’t like the colours, don’t like the bulkiness of them, especially don’t like the square toe. Overall conclusion: hideous.

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  • July 25, 2008

    Jazz

    While there have been worse shoes, the thing to consider is whether or not you would wear the shoes yourself. And these? These make me think of clowns. So, guilty. Oh so very guilty.

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  • July 25, 2008

    helen

    I rather like them. they remind me of a cubist painting.

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  • July 25, 2008

    Anna

    ummm, the shoes by themselves are quite interesting in my opinion. Just one question though, what would you wear those with? I can’t see anyone wearing these shoes in a way that doesn’t make them look weird. cool shoes, but they’re ART, not for wearing.

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  • July 25, 2008

    Kathy

    Oh, so guilty!

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  • July 25, 2008

    ila, Bangalore

    Guilty. The square toe and the ” ice- cream cone’ heel is hideous!

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  • July 25, 2008

    The Fashion Police

    @ Anna – the thing is, though, they ARE actually for wearing, they’re sold as shoes, not as something to put onto your mantlepiece!
    Glad to see the consensus here confirms what I was thinking: I’m really not keen on these either, or on most of Miu Miu or Prada’s latest designs. I wish they would go back to making the gorgeous shoes of last year, rather than these pieces of “wearable art”.

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  • July 25, 2008

    Ricki

    I regret to inform you, shoes of Miu Miu, that you are arrested for violating fashion in such a harmful way that it simply cannot be ignored.
    In it self, as im sure you are aware off, it is a crime to bring back the ugly of the 80’s.
    We wish for your understanding and that you never repeat this ugly crime again!
    /Ricki
    Street Fashion Cop

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  • July 25, 2008

    Ricki

    I regret to inform you, shoes of Miu Miu, that you are arrested for violating fashion in such a harmful way that it simply cannot be ignored.
    In it self, as im sure you are aware off, it is a crime to bring back the ugly of the 80’s.
    We wish for your understanding and that you never repeat this ugly crime again!
    /Ricki
    Street Fashion Cop

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  • July 26, 2008

    María Luisa

    ii don’t even see them as art, they are just plain tacky

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  • July 27, 2008

    Celeste

    These shoes are a weird combo… They’re a platform, but with the old-lady patch look, and other than being a platform, is pretty conservative… after some consideration I’ve decided that they’re for elderly, retired strippers.

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