First Look: Velvet Shoes

Look out suede, velvet is creeping up as the on-trend shoe fabrication of the season.


Top: J. Crew Slingback Flat–  Zingy color. Slingback in a sleek, pointy-toe silhouette. Textile upper/leather lining/synthetic sole. $139.00

Second Row left to right:

‘Forever Marilyn’ Tassel Bow Cutout Velvet Flats by Aquazzura– Uber-sleek and minimal. Ocean blue. Pointed toe. Velvet upper. Leather lining, padded leather and velvet insole, leather outsole. Tear drop cut-out side counter with tassel bow. Low gold-tone mirror heel. $650.00

Green Velvet Bowed Ballet Flats– Feminine without being fussy. Narrow toeline, leather lining, leather sole. $133.00

Third Row left to right

Raddie Brown Faux Fur Flat by Sam Edelman– The whimsical faux fur pompom makes this model. Velvet textile upper with manmade sole. $120.00

Matilde Red Velvet Ballet Flats– Classic ballets with thin, grossgrain tie-bow. Round toe, padded footbed, ¼” heel.   $118.00

Not Shown: Sole Society Bejeweled Flat – blue or pale pink $79.95

Not Shown: Rockwell Cranberry Lace-Up Flats by Sam Edelman $120.00

Block Heels  clockwise

Rochas Block-heel Velvet and Brocade Pumps– Very Downton Abbey. Peacock-green velvet contrasted with shining gold brocade, fastened with yellow velvet straps that knot into a self-tying bow at the ankle. Almond toe, brocade-covered mid-high block heel. Silver leather insole. Pink leather lining and sole. Limited sizes. $473.00

Marc Fisher Ltd. Anisy Velvet Ankle Strap PumpsPretty in pink (also black) Almond toe; functional back zipper; buckled ankle strap. 3″ covered block heel. Velvet upper; leather lining; synthetic sole. Sale $119.00

Arielle Velvet Mary Jane Pumps  – Wine. (also pink) Contemporary meets 1940s. Dual strap silhouette, 2 ½” heel, adjustable buckles at side ankle and vamp, zipper at back. Padded footbed. $168.00

SJP by Sara Jessica Parker Daze Velvet Cap Toe Mid Heel PumpsLeave it to SJP to glam up practical pumps. Square cap toe; slip on. Glitter detail at toe and heel. Signature grosgrain ribbon detail at 2” wrapped block heel. Velvet and synthetic upper, leather lining, leather sole. $365.00

Not Shown: Blue Velvet Round Toe Pump by Prada $630.00

Not Shown: Salvatore Ferragamo Capua Column-heel Velvet Pumps– antique pink $499.00

Slim Heels

Kim Jones La Dolce Vita Collection Half d’Orsay Pump by Shoes of Prey– Graceful and practical. Textile upper/leather lining and sole. Since every pair is made to order, your shoes will ship within approximately two to three weeks. Textile upper/leather lining/rubber sole $188.95

Hazel Pointy Toe Pump by Sam Edelman. Classic stiletto in LOTS of colors. Pointed toe. 3 3/4″ heel. Textile upper/synthetic lining/leather sole. $119.95  

Ganya Strappy Pump by Calvin Klein– Feminine straps cross over the front and wrap the ankle. 3 1/2″ heel. 3″ strap height. Adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure. Textile upper/synthetic lining and sole. $109.95

‘Vinnie’ Crystal Embellished Ankle Strap Sandal by Nina– A lush dress-up pair. Rows of sparkling crystals. 3 1/2″ stiletto. Padded insole. Textile upper/synthetic lining and sole. $98.95

Slim Heels II clockwise

Prada Pointed-toe Slingback Kitten-Heel Velvet Pumps– Midnight blue. Immensely graceful. Gold-tone metal hardware. Buckle-fastening slim slingback heel strap. Nude-pink leather lining and insole. Rose-beige textured-leather sole. $595.00

Tabby Embellished Pump by Sam EdelmanGood looking, original embellishment. Pointy-toe pump crafted with a d’Orsay profile and a curvy heel counter finished above the ankle with a slender, adjustable buckle strap. Textile upper/synthetic lining and sole. $139.95

Nine West Tatiana Pointy Toe Pumps– If you can maneuver in these, do. Padded insole for all-day comfort Leather, suede or man-made upper Man-made lining and sole 4″ heel floral velvet. $79.00


Left: It’s Knot Over Velvet Heel- Olive. Sexy. Features an open toe, ankle strap, buckle closure, contrast metallic skinny block heel, and knot detailing at front. Fabric upper. 3” heel. $70.00

Right: Chelsea Crew Lola Velvet Heels– Vintage inspired silhouette with slightly open toe.  Velvet upper, leather insole and sole. Adjustable buckle. $88.00

The items featured in this article have been chosen by the editors of Woman Around Town simply because we like them and think you may, too. No advertising fees have been paid to Woman Around Town for this article.