(from fallie's epic miu miu post)
I don't know why, given the general adoration they've provoked, but I haven't seen any copies on the highstreet (if there have been loads and I've missed them please let me know!). I would say they're too distinctive but that’s not normally an issue, thinking of the Topshop/LV 'Spicy' shoes off the top of my head. Looking at these River Island ones though I feel that the highstreet is just being held back by a lack of print designers:
At first glance I like them. I like the chunky heel, I like the straps, I like that the sparkly bits look more rhinestone-y than diamanté... And then I took a closer look at the print. HORROR. Cherries, awful awful cherries. An innocent fruit corrupted by the porn industry and in turn blazoned across the chests of young girls everywhere. A cigar might just be a cigar but cherries are not just cherries. They are the double orbs of breasts and bums, they are juicy virginity. They are iconography comparable to the Playboy bunny and the regrettable fact that 13 year olds will buy into this sexualising of women does not mean I want it ruining my shoes!
Phew, I'm glad I've put that out there.