Velvet Shoes: The #1 Affordable Trend You'd Be Insane to Miss

When Instagrammed a shot of Whistles' velvet shoes for the new season last week, we didn't realise just how extra-popular they'd be with you. Our obsession had reached an all-time high, but it turns out every fashion-aware girl on the planet has a penchant for velvet shoes right now as well. And why not indeed? They are beautiful, tempting things to behold, whether on social media or your actual feet.

But the most brilliant thing about this plush footwear genre is this: High-street and affordable brands are doing them so well, you don't need to look any further. Meaning you can tick off one of the moment's key buys, without breaking the bank.

So, in honour of this #TuesdayShoesday, we thought it wise to round up the best of the velvet shoes, sandals and boots on offer at reasonable price points. Because, sure, we'd like to buy as much Miu Miu as our imaginary millions would allow, but when the going's good, you may as well dip a toe into this trend with a no-guilt purchase. Indulge your velvet-shoe love with our favourite nine to shop now…

Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.