Miu Miu’s Fall 2012 runway shoes are a little more, uh, editorial than is perhaps wise for wear in everyday life, but remember, they’re runway shoes. They’re intended to set a mood for the rest of the collection’s items, which are the ones actually intended to do the bulk of the brand’s business for the season.
The shoes in that second group, like the Miu Miu Velvet Loafer Pumps, will likely be far more interesting to the average consumer. Also worth noting: It looks like bows will be big all over for fall, not just on the backs of shoes.
It’s hard to find much to say about these shoes except to acknowledge that they’re pretty damn gorgeous. The velvet is plush and luxurious, and in the smoking-slipper-with-a-heel structure of this design, it looks totally appropriate. Both the blue and ruby colors are rich and expensive-looking, and the loafer look is right on trend. The shoes are still simple enough, though, that they don’t look like they’re trying to hard to subscribe to one fad or another. Well done all around, Miu Miu. Buy through Neiman Marcus for $690.