crochet-shoes.jpgCrochet is big news in footwear at the moment, from the catwalk right through to the high street. After drooling over Opening Ceremony's incredible platform booties (now sold out!) and coming to appreciate the look, we scoured the high street for similar styles and came up with this selection.

It's all part of the feminine twist that's being put on a lot of men's-style shoes, and we think it works a treat, providing a lightness and a bit of a girly element in otherwise quite brutish-looking footwear. This makes it far easier to team with skirts and floaty fabrics, as well as denims and neutrals.

From top left, clockwise:

Opening Ceremony 'Chantal' platform booties: $212 (now sold out) at Opening Ceremony
Matalan crochet panel boot in stone; £20 at Matalan
(centre) Dorothy Perkins cream crochet brogues, £27 at Dorothy Perkins
'Artwork' off-white crochet boots; £75 at Topshop
'Ada' crochet lace-ups; £30 at AWear