Monday, 25 April 2011

Shoe Porn: Pretty Shoes For Unruly Feet

Seeing as we've bypassed spring and hurtled headlong into summer, it's time to retire my clompy boots and brogues and step out in flimsy, pretty shoes. However, my feet are problematic: flat and skinny and unable to tolerate heels. I need to be firmly strapped into my shoes from every possible angle so they don't fling themselves off my low arches. This rules out ballerina pumps, slingbacks and most sandals (sob).

I can't be the only one with unruly feet, so I've gone hunting for shoes that are light enough for spring, sturdy enough to stay on my feet, that don't look orthopedic or like fetishwear (all those straps can get a bit kinky).



You all loved Miss L Fire, so here's another pair. These Maitai wedges are covered with umbrellas, and thus perfect for British weather. £42.54 from Javeri.



Rocket Dog specialise in adorable slip-on pumps, and this flowery pair is no exception. They're £28 from Schuh, and that includes the cute ladybird resting on the front.



More polka-dots? Sure! You can pick up these t-bar flats for £25 from Schuh. They come in leopard-print and gold if you prefer something more vampy.



Irregular Choice is really spoiling us with these ones, available in five colourways. These are £54.99 and I can already predict I'll be wearing them til it starts snowing.




Finally, if I want to brave a small heel, I might go for these Bertie Siene sandals with their rather lovely tapestry finish. They're £85 from Schuh.

8 comments:

  1. I hear you. I come from the land of tiny heels and very wide feet with square toes. Which means if the shoe has a point, forget it, and if it doesn't have a strap, it flies off. I daily lay offerings to the fashion deity that decreed gladiator sandals should make a comeback.

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  2. Great shoes! I also have weird feet but the opposite problem, arches too high! So there's not enough foot actually in the shoe!

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  3. Burntcopper: I am high-fiving you through our mutual pain. Thank goodness there seem to be lots of wearable shoes out there this spring.

    OldFashionedSus: oh no! Between us, we have a perfect pair of feet...

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  4. Sara and burntcopper I am with you too! Adding the joy of wildly high arches and very long toes. Off to try these at lunchtime http://www.terraplana.com/uk/ladies/lucretia-3268.html/

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  5. Kath: they look great, unexpectedly pretty for such a simple design. Let us know how you get on!

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  6. Glad to see so many flatties: At 5' 10", I look like a tranny if my heels are too high!

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  7. I don't have funny feet, but they are a funny half size, so if they're not strapped into shoes, they slip and bunch up my toes until I'm crippled. Never been able to wear slippy on shoes without them falling off my feet.

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  8. Clarks does half sizes. They can be a bit functional, but occasionally come out with very pretty shoes.

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