Just looking at these high heeled sandals from Topshop is making my feet ache. Having attempted a similar style at some point in the all-too recent past, I can personally attempt that rope is a very difficult look to pull off in footwear, especially if (as here) the rope is what’s actually holding the shoes to your feet.
But all of that is just a distraction from the real issue at hand here: this style is an eyesore! The choice of colours is interesting at best, and the materials used to make it look cheap and tacky. Personally, I’d rather save myself the £80 (and the rope burn) and pick up something a bit more like this rope-soled sandal from French Connection if I wanted to make a nautical statement.
£80 at Topshop