Last Updated on 20th October 2013


If you want haute heels with high-octane glamour fit for a Friday evening, you’ve come to the right place – today we’re playing with platforms again as we put the highest heels yet through their paces. Ladies, it’s the Muscadet vs the Diamond.

Two platforms, both with sky-scraping stilettos, but both very different in design – one’s a classic peep-toe, the other’s a cut-out caged boot. Who’ll win today’s footwear face-off? Let’s take a look…

The Muscadet
This is, without a doubt, one for all of you who like your platforms big and your heels even higher. With a tear-inducing 120 mm heel, the Muscadet’s the tallest I’ve tried on to date – and my head and I don’t half know it. A classic peep-toe court it may be, but the Muscadet is anything but boring – shiny grey eel skin, a low-cut side and a knot detail at the toe can vouch for that. If I’m honest, I can’t imagine actually wearing these (I’m rather happy to remain seated in mine, thanks), which might have more to do with my 5ft 11inches than anything else, but I can imagine a certain Cheryl Cole will be snapping them up without a second glance, and plenty of other ladies with a red carpet to walk on, too – that luxe texture is something special.

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The Diamond
I wish my feet fitted better in these; alas, my heel hangs on the edge with the zip undone and I wobble to hold a pose. I’m sure I couldn’t quite capture the full caged effect with my size 5s, but they’re pretty darn slick, let me tell you. With a heel a smidge lower than the Muscadet but still high enough to make me nervous, the Diamond’s design is cool and contemporary, featuring grainy leather cut-out details along the front and sides and a zip closure at the back. They’re sleek and modern, and glamorous though they are, they’ve got just enough edge to boost your outfits on special occasions.

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The result
I’ve been umming and ahhing all morning over this one – the Muscadet, because it’s classic, the Diamond because it’s contemporary – it’s quite a tough comparison, you know. But, I can feel you pushing me, and with that I’m opting for the Diamond Muscadet – it’s not often I’d pass on a rock, but the Muscadet’s sheer, unadulterated elegance.

The Muscadet and the Diamond are both available at rupertsanderson.com for £585 and £675 respectively.

Psst, our last review will be here tomorrow – yes, a Saturday – so make sure you log on so you don’t miss it. We’ll give you a clue… there’s sheepskin.

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