Walter Steiger vs. Topshop

Walter Steiger’s signature curved heel ‘Oscar’ ankle boots have been worn by the likes of Victoria Beckham, Anna Dello Russo and Linsday Lohan.

Due to celebrities making this these heels so popular that they instantly sold-out, Topshop have created their own version.

Their ‘Pisa’ banana- heeled platforms have the same curved heels, the same suede fabric and the same elasticated side panel.

The Walter Steiger boots would’ve set you back $950, but the Topshop version are available from Topshop US for $245 and Topshop International for £120.

These heels shoes are such a simple design, but it’s the heel which that makes them stand out.

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19 Responses to Walter Steiger vs. Topshop

  1. Karen November 2, 2011 at 14:03 #

    I would buy the Topshop boots over the Walter Steiger boots anytime and any day. Not only because they are less expensive and readily available, but because the style of heels is much less severe looking than the WS boots. Definitely this TS design a more practical design for every”wear”.

  2. Carolina November 2, 2011 at 13:57 #

    These Walter’s shoes are incredible.

  3. Elizabeth November 1, 2011 at 22:01 #

    Does ADR have scoliosis or something? Every time I see a picture of her, her posture is atrocious! Also it’s kind of weird to see a grown woman that skinny…

    • Carolina November 2, 2011 at 13:57 #


  4. harris November 1, 2011 at 21:06 #

    how does LiLo afford them?? 😉

  5. Elaine2 November 1, 2011 at 20:55 #

    I kind of like the Topshop version, but the heel is too high for me to actually wear.

    I wonder if Anna Della Russo’s skirt could be any shorter? (LOL). She grosses me out – especially after the way she treated our FC at the runway show.

    • Fashion Critic November 1, 2011 at 20:56 #

      LOL…thanks for that 😉

  6. Giuseppi Giraffe November 1, 2011 at 16:25 #

    oh how i love those bowed heels

  7. Carolina November 1, 2011 at 14:38 #

    Anna Della Russo is my idea of a fashion victim.

    • dee November 1, 2011 at 16:31 #

      LOL, I do not her style at all.

      • Georgia November 2, 2011 at 04:54 #

        +++1 – this is one of her worst looks.

    • Elle November 3, 2011 at 22:43 #


  8. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) November 1, 2011 at 14:24 #

    A brilliant cheat. Love them, well done!

  9. Jones19 November 1, 2011 at 14:21 #

    I would prefer the TopShop boots to be honest, the curved heel is just too alien like for my taste.

  10. TR Cunningham November 1, 2011 at 14:18 #

    I actually prefer the TopShop version. The Steiger’s are so stylized I coud never see myself wearing them out of the store.

  11. eimearoconnor November 1, 2011 at 13:19 #

    Is it technically a continuation of Mc Queens Armadillo..?
    Did he start that whole shape trend..?

  12. robbie November 1, 2011 at 13:04 #

    those have to be one of the ugliest shoes ever designed.

    • dee November 1, 2011 at 16:32 #


    • Emi November 2, 2011 at 11:45 #

      + 2, I prefer Topshop’s anyway, less tacky.

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