batik-shoes.jpgCasual pumps are a perfect blank canvas for all sorts of creative scrawlings and designs, and they work particularly well as a basis for this colourful and cheery batik style. The swirls remind me a little bit of fireworks bursting in the sky, and the colours are bright yet easy to match to your wardrobe at any time of year.

If you like this style, there are plenty more to choose from by designer Ohema Ohene. They're quite a bit cheaper than your run-of-the-mill Converse basketball shoes, and far more unusual too; for this reason I think they'd make a great Christmas gift.

£45 at Not on the High Street