Style on Trial: Steampunk patent leather pumps by High Heel Junkie

The steampunk look has been popping up all over the place recently, but this is unequivocally the first time that it has popped up on The Fashion Police’s shoes! Available in burgundy, black or ice patent, the Effie pumps from High Street Junkie certainly provide a talking point…

What do you reckon – yay or nay?

Effie “steampunk” patent leather pumps: $175 from High Street Junkie

18 Comments

  • February 16, 2011

    Dial V for Vintage

    Not sure on this one: they’re not ugly, but I wouldn’t wear them… I’d say ‘unusual’ and ‘interesting’ rather than ‘nay’!

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  • February 16, 2011

    SarahGuyote

    Oh gosh. I want these sooo much… >.<

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  • February 16, 2011

    Daisy

    Yaaaay! I like them a lot! They would certainly make some heads turn…

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  • February 16, 2011

    Lyddiegal

    i kinda love ’em!

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  • February 16, 2011

    Natasha

    Yay to the red ones. Nay to any white patent shoes.

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  • February 16, 2011

    Karli

    LoveloveloveLOVE.
    Oh man. I need these.
    I need them in black and I need them now.

    Admittedly, I wish the actual shoe was a bit more expensive looking, especially considering the price. But it looks like all the money went into making that heel and that’s what I’m buying them for.

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  • February 16, 2011

    nata

    What a mess! NAY! I’d call these the “handicapped shoes” with a metal prosthetic heel. They make an impression of poor shoemaking rather than being interesting and original.

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  • February 16, 2011

    Mary

    *squeal*

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  • February 17, 2011

    Tatch

    Wow, YAY. The white ones do look a little bit odd, but those Steampunk heels are KILLER ♥

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  • February 17, 2011

    Kim

    I wouldn’t wear them, but I think they would look awesome on the right person =)

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  • February 17, 2011

    Monica

    I like the idea but I think it could have been executed better.

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  • February 17, 2011

    Emily Petts

    those look so cool!

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  • February 18, 2011

    Selina

    I’d disagree with these being called steampunk shoes, they’re really just standard platform stilettoes that someone’s stuck a few bits of metal and some cogs onto. The shoes and boots worn by people who are into dressing steampunk look absolutely nothing like this. Thumbs down from me.

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  • February 18, 2011

    Angela

    Yay! 11000% Yay! i’d wear these to death

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  • February 18, 2011

    Annick

    I totally love the burgundy ones!!!

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  • February 22, 2011

    Elizabeth

    These are ripoffs of McQueen’s Industrial heels from his S/S 10 RTW Collection!

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  • February 25, 2011

    marilyin

    I’m in love with steampunk! heck yeah I’ll wear them!! with jeans and a simple shirt that matches the color! 🙂

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  • May 1, 2011

    Jordi

    I must say, I truly adore these.

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