This week I did something I haven’t done since I was 17: I bought a new pair of Dr Martens. My interest in wearing them in about 1994 came about as it does for many: through music. Mine was a route that went via a dabbling with grunge to a full-on obsession with the suedehead-influenced […]Read more "what’s up, doc?"
It doesn’t matter how much you love shoes, you can’t afford to buy all the pairs you want. Which got me thinking: how can you spruce up the ones you already own without forking out too much cash? If, like me, half of your shoes are masculine lace-ups, there’s a really easy – and cheap […]Read more "replace your lace and give shoes a new face"
It’s funny where you find inspiration. Yesterday I posted a picture on Facebook of me and my dog from the mid-80s and was struck by the Clarks navy T-bar Mary Janes I was wearing in the photo. I remember my mum always insisting that I wore well-fitting school shoes – which I hated at the […]Read more "The Jesus and Mary Janes"
I don’t usually do two posts a day but I have to tell you about this. You all know I am a teeny tiny bit obsessed with Grenson. Well, this brilliant brand has donated 10 pairs of shoes to Trekstock, a charity supporting young people with cancer. Trekstock have hidden the shoes in some of […]Read more "Grenson x Trekstock #smallsteps shoe hunt"
The UGG-style sheepskin boot is not your friend, people. Fans of this aesthetically challenged style may cry “but they’re so WARM!” and “it feels like I’m wearing SLIPPERS!” but they must be one of the least flattering boots ever designed. At best, they look like the aforementioned slippers – but who goes out in their slippers, FFS? […]Read more "sheepskin boots don’t have to be UGG-ly"
This week’s top website discovery is shoescribe.com. It’s not dedicated entirely to flat shoes, but I love the edit – lots of colour, nothing ugly (I’m often surprised just how many ugly shoes there are out there) – and the brands stocked are particularly cool. Don’t come here looking for bargains; this is the place […]Read more "chic shoe website alert!"
*holds hands up* OK, OK, this blog does veer towards the more masculine of shoe styles, I admit. So I reckon it’s about time I did a post on some fabulous feminine flats. Especially considering that some of the most frequent compliments I get on my own shoes are for the Office two-tone pumps in […]Read more "block party"