Under Fashion Police Arrest: Black thigh high boot/sandals from Miss Selfridge

It’s almost like these boots were TRYING to get themselves arrested, isn’t it?


So far, we’ve got them on two separate counts:

1. Being peep toe boots: and peep-toe THIGH boots at that. (Because when it’s cold enough for thigh boots, it’s still too warm for closed toes, apparently!)

2. Trying to pass themselves off as sandals.

We also considered nailing them on a charge of “trying to create the appearance of strappy sandals worn with tights“, but they plead for leniency on the grounds that “everyone else is doing it, m’lud!” They do have a point there, and we’re not totally against sandals with opaque tights, so we’re leaving that one for now, but we could be persuaded to change our minds if the jury are so minded.

For now, though, we have no hesitation in naming these one of the worst examples of boots-pretending-to-be-shoes we’ve ever had the misfortune to come across. Which is strange, because that particular honour normally falls to someone like Marc Jacobs . This time, however, it was Miss Selfridge who created the monster – they’re selling them here for £70.


  • November 23, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    They’ve taken it to a whole new level haven’t they? 🙁

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  • November 23, 2009


    the sandal would have been so cute as an actual sandal…just because one can make a beautiful sandal into a hideous thigh high peep toe boot doesn’t mean one should…why won’t anyone think of our poor freezing toes

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  • November 24, 2009


    What the? Why? And how hard would these be to get on without ending up looking like a pretzel?

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  • November 24, 2009


    I, as a shoe girl who likes edge-y shoes, love them.
    .-= SnapandPrint´s last blog ..A Short, Quiet, Blog, Interlude. =-.

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  • October 23, 2010


    …They’re cute. I would like them separately. I love thigh high socks, they’re cozy and look cute with my shorts and skirts, and those are pretty sandals. But, socks and sandals. Yeah.

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