Even though Miu Miu’s Fall 2012 runway shoes have seriously grown on me since debuting on the runway back in February, they’re still the kind of shoes that are going to be a hard sell to a wide retail audience. Miu Miu’s business is predicated on heavy shoe and accessory sale volume (as is nearly every fashion brand’s), so that means adapting a difficult look in a wearable way is essential, even for someone who embraces weirdness as much as Miuccia Prada does. She is, after all, a business woman.
That brings us to the Miu Miu Suede Platform Sandals come in.
Like the brand’s bold runway shoes, this design has a Fluevogian, statement-making flared heel that’s more thick than Miu Miu’s usual structure. The purple and black color scheme references Prada’s Fall 2012 collection more than Miu Miu’s, but since they ultimately come out of one mind, that’s not so surprising. Personally, I love this color combination; purple is so rich and regal, and that fact is only magnified when the color is applied to suede. The black accents help ground the whole thing in reality, and the twisted fron strap will look very cool once it has a foot against which to contrast. Buy through Net-a-Porter for $715.