Theresa May A-Z: K is for Kitten Heels


Synonymous with her public image, Theresa May has an extensive collection of kitten heels. The first thing that many of us associate with the Prime Minister (and absolutely mentioned in every article about her,) kitten heels are a regular choice for May. You only have to trawl back through archive pictures to see what a fan she is- and how over time, her tastes in design have subtly changed.

Our favourite and most loved kitten heel has to be the leopard print pair she wore on her maiden speech as Prime Minister on the steps of Number 10. Purchased from LK Bennett, the heel has become synonymous with May’s chic sense of style, and in a recent school visit she named this pair as her absolute favourite. Great minds think alike!

May’s other kitten heels include flashes of leopard, and a patent red pair makes regular appearances alongside her red Amanda Wakeley suit and many of her navy workwear sets. Another chic number is the black kitten heels with detailed neon embroidery from the Issa x LK Bennett collaboration. This is another pair that is hard to source- I’m always on the lookout!

The Issa x LK Bennett kitten heel
Why might Theresa May love her kitten heels? Less painful than a higher shoe, a 2-3 inch heel is the perfect height for May, and they provide the right amount of lift and comfort for a politician who never stands still. Westminster’s hallowed halls (and floors) can prove deadly for tender tootsies – so much so that I used to carry a pair of flats with me when I worked in Parliament. Cobbles and heels are not a good mix!

In recent years, the kitten heel seemed to have been replaced by the higher platform shoe, creating a new trend for women to invest in. May’s love of the kitten heel shoes that she won’t abandon something that works well for her, and how she won’t get on board with the latest trend of the moment.

Her reasoning is sound, and many retailers have reported higher sales of lower shoes since she took office in July 2016.

Keep your eyes open for any new kitten heel deliveries over the coming months- Russell & Bromley has some fantastic new arrivals!

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