This year has brought us some fetish-y footwear.
We've had the perspex heels that divided opinion, the return of the slingback and the rise of the biker boot. And the 90s called, they want their ankle strap heels back.
But before 2013 shuffles off its calendar coil, we have one last throw of trend dice. And it's soft-as-a-baby's-bottom velvet.
The luxe look will be everywhere for the next few months - hats, dresses, tops and shoes. So from literal top to literal toe, this fabulous fabric is having its moment. Crushed, embossed or smoothed, it's coming to a shoe shop near you.
There are chunky, heavy boots to keep your tootsies warm and more detailed versions to take you out on the town.
Or if clunky boots aren't your thing, there are lots of shoe-styles to choose from. Ankle straps, glitter heels, platforms and courts - there is nothing we can't have in a velvet version.
And for popping down to the shop to buy a pint of milk, there are trainers to take you there in style. Just don't spill the milk on them.
There is just something lush and opulent about this fabric. Rich purple, dark burgundy and navy tones look great in velvet. And you just know that the Queen of Winter would be swaddled in velvet, glittering diamonds and (faux) furs.
What do you think of the trend? Does it belong in the back of Granny's wardrobe or are you a happy little velveteen rabbit?