Jimmy Choo vs. Next: How the high street does designer shoes

Jimmy Choo vs. Next: How the high street does designer shoes

One of the biggest and most respected names in designer shoes is Jimmy Choo. Hailing from Malaysia but studying and setting up shop in London Jimmy Choo has risen from humble beginnings to become the final word in designer shoes. Jimmy Choo’s designs are coveted by models, actresses, singers, businesswomen and every other woman on the high street.

But they are a bit out of the price range of most of us. However, leading high street store Next has plenty of its own shoes to take on the likes of Jimmy Choo. Basing their designs around the same love of passion but with considerably lower price tags, Next shoes are available to the masses. Let’s see how Next compares to Jimmy Choo.

Jimmy Choo’s Pearl wedge boasts intricate plaited straps over the toes and around the ankle and lower leg. The large wedged platform sole is in a dramatic floral pattern with lots of red, orange, pink and yellow. There is a real seventies feel about these shoes; they are fun and fresh, but can be worn at both formal and casual events.

Jimmy Choo pearl wedge

Next has a pair of Floral Print Wedge Sandals with over the foot straps, gold buckle and all over floral pattern in red, pink and green on a navy background. The strap arrangement flatters and elongates legs and again these can be worn to a whole multitude of occasions. Both of these shoes are stylish and adorable but, and this is a big but, the pair from Jimmy Choo cost £475 whereas the Next pair are a mere £38.

Floral print wedge sandals from Next

Celebs are loving the wedge this season as evidenced by Kendall Jenner.

Next has a beautiful pair of Tan Beaded Chunky Sandals. They have chunky platforms and heels, a sling back heel, peep toe and beaded detailing over the front and side section. The warm tan colour comes from leather and suede effect materials and sites perfectly with the earthy coloured beads.

Tan beaded chunky sandals from Next

Jimmy Choo has a pair of leather clogs along a similar vein to those from Next. Tan, cream and brown wood give these shoes a warm colouring; the wooden heel and sole are chunky and retro and the ankle strap offers support and stability.

Jimmy Choo leather clogs

Once again there is a massive difference in price. The Next shoes cost just £48, while the Jimmy Choos cost a massive £495. It’s pretty obvious which pair we’ll all be getting.