Theresa May's shoes take her from work to play with ease and pizzazz. Fancy stealing a slice of her style? We show you where she snaps them up...
Love them or loathe them, there’s no denying the fact that Theresa May’s shoes are something of a phenomenon. Never before have a politician’s feet endured such scrutiny. As Home Secretary, she kickstarted a 60% rise in sales of leopard print shoes. Never one to rest on her laurels, as Prime Minister, she’s been credited with bringing back the kitten heel, a feat previously thought nigh-on impossible (and arguably more demanding than pulling off those Brexit negotiations).
The Prime Minister donned a pair of kitten heels from her favourite label, to meet with First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon ahead of the triggering of Article 50. The leopard print style is a favourite of Theresa’s, and she’s been spotted in a similar pair previously.
Theresa May wore these velvet bow-trimmed, glitter-heeled court shoes from Russell & Bromley to the Ceremonial Welcome for the President of Colombia. The Prime Minister had previously worn the patent court shoes to deliver her keynote speech at the 2016 Conservative Party Conference.
Theresa opted for a jewel-studded pair of patent brogues from Russell & Bromley to deliver her Brexit speech in January 2017, teaming them with a tartan Vivienne Westwood suit. She previously sported the £215 shoes to deliver a speech at the 2013 Conservative Party Conference.
The Prime Minister teamed these red patent L.K.Bennett court shoes with a suit from Amanda Wakely’s 2014 Cruise Collection for the Conservative Party Spring Forum in Cardiff in March 2017. According to Laura-Emily Dunn, who has documented Theresa May’s sartorial choices on her blog, Political Style, 9% of the Prime Minister’s wardrobe is red.
Theresa opted for an ostentatious pair of bewelled leopard print heels by U.S. designer Beverly Feldman to greet French Prime Minister Bernard Cazeneuve when he visited 10 Downing Street in February 2017. She has been wearing the showstopping shoes to cabinet meetings since 2014. Feldman’s mantra? “Too much is not enough”.
The Prime Minister donned an even more colourful pair of Beverly Feldman kitten heels to speak at the CBI Annual Conference in November 2016. Feldman has since re-named Theresa’s preferred style the ‘Theresa’. You can snap up a similar pair for $289 (about £234).
May put her best foot forward in these bold lipstick kiss print pumps during the Conservative leadership campaign. On taking office, she recycled her favourite flats to address fellow European leaders at her first summit meeting.
Figuring out what to wear on your first day in a new job is never easy, but Theresa got it oh-so-right, teaming her trademark L.K.Bennett leopard print kitten heels with a £695 colour block coat by Amanda Wakeley for her first day in office, 13th July 2016.
Theresa’s favourite tasselled leopard-panelled ankle boots have been her day-to-night saviours for years, taking her from cabinet meetings to work Christmas parties in comfort and style.
May brought a bit of sparkle to 2015’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition VIP preview in a bedazzling pair of sparkly Russell & Bromley flats.
Theresa wore these over-the-knee boots to attend the Ceremonial Welcome for the President of the Republic of Korea in 2013 and, more famously, to meet the Queen.