WOAH! How nice are these shoes? They’re from a brand new shoe label called Ted & Muffy, created by the team behind DUO Boots. I was always a big fan of DUO, with its emphasis on getting the correct fit, and Ted & Muffy has the same ethos but packs a lot more of a punch where style is concerned. Head to their website and you can learn how to measure not only your shoe width, but your CALF width too, meaning that their boots fit like an absolute dream. Genius.
But back to those dreamy shoes. Ted & Muffy let me borrow a few pairs to try out for myself, and it was a real pleasure to get my hands on these in real life. The quality is really high and they’ve very much got the cool factor going on, but the shoes are INCREDIBLY comfortable too. They have rubber soles, which only add to the comfort but are also extremely practical. Here’s the low-down on my favourite four pairs from the new collection, all of which are available to buy online now.
Zoom in pewter embossed leather
I’m not always a fan of a metallic lace-up but these have won me over big time. That almond-shape toe is really flattering and adds a feminine touch, and I love the way the embossed croc effect “fades” out towards the toe. The leather on these is so malleable that I can’t imagine anyone having any trouble wearing them in, but they still have the sturdiness of a classic dress shoe. Wear with jeans, a white shirt and bare ankles for timeless chic. Also available in black or cherry patent leather.
Rhapsody in black leather
When a boot has a rock ‘n’ roll edge, I like it to be subtle rather than all buckles and zips a-blazing, and these work for me very nicely indeed. The minimal metalwork isn’t too in your face, and the beautiful leather and another almond toe makes them a really classy boot. I’ve recently taken to pairing black ankle boots with a ladylike knee-length skirt (and sometimes a peek of a black lace or brightly coloured sock!); Rhapsody would be perfect for that look.
Olivander in chestnut leather
Oh, how cute are these! With their petite proportions and low-cut vamp, they’re a lovely shape and flatter the legs nicely. Well, if you don’t team them with a pair of mental socks, as I have, but I do love a snazzy sock with a loafer! Sometimes slip-on shoes can slip off just as easily which is annoying, but these cling snugly to the foot without any pinching. The perfect tassel loafers (also available in black).
Riddle in cranberry leather
Every girl should have a pair of Chelsea boots in her repertoire, and in my book, a deep red pair like this will be far more versatile than a black pair. Why? I just find it easier to pair burgundy shades with socks and jeans, and as that’s what I’ll be wearing them with most of the time it makes more sense. That said, these are available in black and should that be your preference, I’d suggest wearing them with black skinny jeans, rather than blue, or a skirt. Either way, you can’t go wrong as far as walking is them is concerned because they’re so very comfortable.
Ted & Muffy has a LOAD more styles available on its website, so check it out!