Loving Theresa May’s shoes
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.
Fendi’s Bag Bug appliquéd leather pumps are designed with the label’s distinct “Monster Eyes” motif. $750, Net-a-porter.com
Theresa May speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (unseen) on July 20 in Berlin.
J. Renee Braidy’s kitten heel pump has a sophisticated tortoise shell effect. $89.95, nordstrom.com
Christian Louboutin Pigalle Follies hand painted plaid pointy-toe pump is an instant classic. $675, Nordstrom.com
Jimmy Choo’s glamorous “Aza” pumps, covered in lustrous silver glitter that’s intricately woven onto gleaming gold leather. $595, Net-a-porter.com
Prada’s tomato red pointy-toe pump makes a bold splash. $640, Nordstrom.com
Christian Louboutin’s leopard-print calf hair “Culturella” pumps are embellished with gold chains. $895, Net-a-porter.com
Jimmy Choo’s chic “Allure” pumps are made from leopard-print calf hair. $895, Net-a-porter.com