Style on Trial: Face detail pumps from Topshop


We’re slightly embarrassed to admit that it wasn’t until we read the product description next to these shoes that we realised what the design on the toe was actually supposed to be. Until then we were just a little but distracted by the “pearl necklace” that forms the ankle strap, and, pearls on shoes being one of our pet hates, we weren’t too impressed.


Then we realised that, as well as the necklace, these shoes actually have a FACE. See the eyelashes, and the lipsticked mouth? They’re also flesh coloured (for some, anyway), which means they could create the illusion that your feet have faces.


We’re tempted to call that a crime of fashion? What about you?


(If you don’t think there’s any crime being committed here, these are £20 at Topshop)

16 Comments

  • August 7, 2009

    Brigid

    I actually kind of like them, they remind me on my old ballet slippers that I drew faces on

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  • August 7, 2009

    Kathleen

    Pass. And those pearls, albeit fake, would get scratched almost immediately after wearing. It doesn’t make any sense to put pearls on shoes (though it does look nice on some pairs!).

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  • August 7, 2009

    Theresa

    Tacky, yes, but i think they’re funny.

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  • August 7, 2009

    Katie R

    Ewww, God.

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  • August 7, 2009

    JJ

    haha – kinda sweet

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  • August 7, 2009

    Emily

    haha, I just saw these on the Topshop website and was thinking it could only be a matter of time before they turned up here! I could live with the ankle strap, it’s actually quite cute, but I just don’t get why you’d want a face on your shoes. Mostly because my shoes always end up scuffed and muddy and thoroughly abused so I’d feel a little guilty.

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  • August 7, 2009

    Michelle

    Um… I’m no expert on face/neck construction, but isn’t the “necklace” a “hat”?

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  • August 7, 2009

    misha

    £20, thats cheap for Topshop i thought they’d be a lot more!

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  • August 7, 2009

    bunbuns

    Glad they’re cheap.. They LOOK cheap!

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  • August 7, 2009

    Natasha

    Lol, they’re hilarious. I’d wear them, but only around the house,

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  • August 10, 2009

    chocoholic

    I like them.
    I’d like them even better without the face though.

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  • August 12, 2009

    Meredith

    Love ’em. Want ’em. Need ’em. Have to have ’em. They remind me of the Marc Jacobs Mouse flats.

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  • August 12, 2009

    Ashleigh

    i actually would wear it. but i dun like the colour. maybe if the colour was a bit louder like electric blue, red or yellow?

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  • August 17, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    I was also too busy staring in horror at the pearls before noticing the “face”. Ugh – definitely a crime.

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  • August 24, 2009

    roni

    i hate topshop an overpriced h&m really.
    .-= roni´s last blog ..Beaded Cowl Back Shirt =-.

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  • November 3, 2012

    Nala

    I hate these. They freak me out. One of my rules is dont buy the shoe if it’s staring at you! (dont by the shoe if it has a face.) this breaks it.

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