We think these new ‘Angels’ t-strap platform pumps from Steven by Steve Madden are a good look-for-less alternative to the Giuseppe Zanotti t-strap platform sandals spotted on LeAnn Rimes. The issue most of us had with the GZs, gorgeous as they are, was their thick straps cut the length of the legs. These Steven sandals solve that problem by having thinner straps and making them go vertical instead of across the foot:
Steven Angels t-strap platform pumps in black suede, $149.99 to $159.99
Of course, the proportions on these Stevens look tamer but that’s usually the case when “lesser” shoes are compared with Giuseppe Zanottis. But we do love us some t-strap stilettos and even more when they’re more affordable at around $150.00 compared to the $850.00 for the GZs.
We also love that these Steven Angels t-strap platform pumps come in more colors like this blush version:
Steven Angels t-strap platform pumps in blush nubuck
And these ready-for-spring teal and magenta two-tone colors:
Steven Angels t-strap platform pumps in teal
Steven Angels t-strap platform pumps in magenta
These have a very high 5 1/2″ stiletto heel but they did give ’em a generous 2″ for the platform. The front part covers the platform which in our opinion, helps make a platform shoe look less chunky and front-heavy.