Lov­ing Theresa May’s shoes

The Hamilton Spectator - - STYLE - BILL DA­LEY

Power dress­ing may be get­ting a new bounce thanks to Theresa May, who wore her sig­na­ture kit­ten-heel, leop­ard-print shoes Wed­nes­day, her first day as prime min­is­ter of the United King­dom.

May, the sec­ond woman to be­come Bri­tain’s prime min­is­ter, is a Con­ser­va­tive Party politi­cian who was for­merly home sec­re­tary. Her colour­ful choice of footwear hasn’t gone un­no­ticed — or un­pho­tographed. CNN re­ported on its web­site re­cently that Google Trends has seen a “spike” in searches for “Theresa May shoes” and “Theresa May fash­ion.” That same day, after it be­came clear May was the choice to suc­ceed out­go­ing P.M. David Cameron, The Sun splashed a photo il­lus­tra­tion of what it de­scribed as her “fa­mous” leop­ard shoes across its tabloid front page.

“Heel, boys” was the head­line. Catchy, cer­tainly, as were the shoes, which were ar­ranged on the page to look as if they rested on the heads of May’s male po­lit­i­cal ri­vals.

For fash­ion-con­scious women con­sid­er­ing their own pow­er­ful footwear, we have some sug­ges­tions for where to start.

NET-A-PORTER, TNS

Fendi’s Bag Bug ap­pliquéd leather pumps are de­signed with the la­bel’s dis­tinct “Mon­ster Eyes” mo­tif. $750, Net-a-porter.com

ADAM BERRY, GETTY IMAGES

Theresa May speaks dur­ing a press con­fer­ence with Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel (un­seen) on July 20 in Ber­lin.

NORD­STROM, TNS

J. Re­nee Braidy’s kit­ten heel pump has a so­phis­ti­cated tor­toise shell ef­fect. $89.95, nord­strom.com

NORD­STROM, TNS

Chris­tian Louboutin Pigalle Fol­lies hand painted plaid pointy-toe pump is an in­stant clas­sic. $675, Nord­strom.com

NET-A-PORTER, TNS

Jimmy Choo’s glamorous “Aza” pumps, cov­ered in lus­trous sil­ver glit­ter that’s in­tri­cately wo­ven onto gleam­ing gold leather. $595, Net-a-porter.com

NORD­STROM, TNS

Prada’s tomato red pointy-toe pump makes a bold splash. $640, Nord­strom.com

NET-A-PORTER, TNS

Chris­tian Louboutin’s leop­ard-print calf hair “Cul­turella” pumps are em­bel­lished with gold chains. $895, Net-a-porter.com

NET-A-PORTER, TNS

Jimmy Choo’s chic “Al­lure” pumps are made from leop­ard-print calf hair. $895, Net-a-porter.com

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