An Unapologetic Ogle At Theresa May's Shoes

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £215, Russell & Bromley

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).

"It is interesting that people focus on my shoes - I don't think they focus on Philip Hammond's or Boris Johnson's in quite the same way," May has said. But then, when did Boris ever address the European Council wearing flats covered in lipstick kisses? Or don thigh-high leather boots to meet and greet the Queen?

"But look, do I regret the fact that people look at my shoes? Hey, it gives me an excuse to go and buy new shoes," the woman who has previously described shoes as the 'greatest love of her life' says. As the debate over heels in the workplace continues to rage, we think our Prime Minister is doing a great job of proving that your choice of footwear should be just that - your choice. Does picking jewel-studded flats over leopard print kitten heels affect her ability to run the country, after all? No. It does, however, inject a bit of sparkle into the often dry and dusty world of politics, which, in our opinion, is never a bad thing.

Theresa's statement shoes and boots take her from work to play with both ease and pizzazz. Wondering where she snaps them up? Well, wonder no more, because we've found out where she picks up some of her most stylish pairs... You can even snap up some of her high street favourites right now. Click through to take a closer look at Theresa May's shoes...

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £215, Russell & Bromley

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £215, Russell & Bromley

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.

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £215, Russell & Bromley

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £215, Russell & Bromley

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.

Vivacious Bow Trim Courts, £175, Russell & Bromley

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Vivacious Bow Trim Courts, £175, Russell & Bromley

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.

Patent Brogues, £215, Russell & Bromley

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Patent Brogues, £215, Russell & Bromley

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.

Red Patent Court Shoes, L.K.Bennett

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Red Patent Court Shoes, L.K.Bennett

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.

Leopard Print Court Shoes, Beverly Feldman

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Leopard Print Court Shoes, Beverly Feldman

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".

Theresa Shoes, $289, Beverly Feldman

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Theresa Shoes, $289, Beverly Feldman

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).

Lipstick Kiss Print Flats

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Lipstick Kiss Print Flats

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.

Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £165, L.K.Bennett

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Leopard Print Kitten Heels, £165, L.K.Bennett

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.

Leopard Print Ankle Boots

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Leopard Print Ankle Boots

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.

Flat Loafers, Russell & Bromley

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Flat Loafers, Russell & Bromley

May brought a bit of sparkle to 2015's Royal Academy Summer Exhibition VIP preview in a bedazzling pair of sparkly Russell & Bromley flats.

Thigh-High Boots, £465, Russell & Bromley

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Thigh-High Boots, £465, Russell & Bromley

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.