Shoe Style on Trial: Poste Mistress ‘Act on Impulse’ leather shoes

Poste_mistress Poste Mistress aren’t exactly known for making safe, sensible shoes that you can wear to go and visit your granny in, so these shoes aren’t much of a departure for them. What we want to know, though, is whether you like them or not.

We find ourselves admiring certain elements of the shoe: the mink/grey colour is nice, as is the button detailing on the sides (We’re suckers for buttons. Really.), but were the spats really necessary, we wonder? Or do they look a little bit like elephant skin – grey and wrinkled and, yes, ever so slightly creepy. (No offense to any elephants who happen to be reading this. Your skin is lovely – on you…)

Overall, we don’t think we’d rush to buy them, although we do concede that they’re better in black than they are in the picture shown above. What’s the verdict, then, Fashion Force? Guilty or innocent of Crimes Against Fashion?

(If you find them innocent, you can buy them from Office for £110).

9 Comments

  • December 12, 2008

    Maddie

    I like ’em! I think they would look really cute with a pair of jeans. 🙂

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  • December 12, 2008

    stephanie

    these are so cute!

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  • December 12, 2008

    Zoe

    I rather like them, too. Olive, grey and mink are my favourite neutrals, so maybe I’m the wrong person to ask – but still. Reminiscent of the whole spectator-with-heels fashion going on, but more interesting. I’m not ready to part with 110 pounds, though.

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  • December 12, 2008

    Natasha

    I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I know I should be hating these, but I find them oddly attractive and just can’t take my eyes off ’em!

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  • December 12, 2008

    Arielle

    My initial reaction is also positive. I agree with what you love, and find nothing about them that I hate.

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  • December 12, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    I like them – and it’s the grey wrinkliness that stops the ‘spat’ part from looking like spats.

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  • December 29, 2008

    lucy

    i really really like them! in both colours aswell. im not normally such a fan of boots but im really tempted to buy these.
    … well i would be is they werent £110 and out of stock

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  • May 11, 2009

    Victoria

    Wearing these with a pair of jeans would be the equivalent of wearing a matching jean jacket and jeans outfit…
    I think it’s elements of the classic shape that fools most into actually liking these.

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I like them! They look like something you’d find over at Modcloth, which is always a good thing. 🙂

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Shoe Style on Trial: Skiathos cuff platform boots from Topshop

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The Fashion Police love a nice platform sole. This, however… well, this isn’t one, as far as we’re concerned. It’s too gold, too shiny and for some reason, every time we look at it, we think of horses hooves. Which is weird, because as we all know, horses don’t wear platform boots, do they?

In other words, these Skiathos boots from Topshop get the thumbs down from us. It was a nice thought, Topshop, but we ain’t buying it – especially not when it’s £70/$145.

What do you think, readers? Do these boots make you want to clip clop all the way to your nearest Topshop, or you think they should just trot along to The Fashion Police cells? (No, we still don’t really know what’s with the "horse" references these inspire in us. Sorry. We’ll stop now.)

3 Comments

  • September 12, 2008

    Danielle

    The problem isn’t with the gold platform, it’s with the slipper-ish looking top part of the shoe!

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  • September 14, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Pony boots with heels.

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  • September 15, 2008

    DesignerElla

    TOO. MUCH.
    And wouldn’t one fall over backward?

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