I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with high heels. Love, because they are so pretty and can do wonders for your posture and confidence. But, as a 5’10” girl with size 8 feet, shoe shopping is not always easy. Try strapping on a pair of five inch gladiators and strutting your stuff, pretending that you are not bothered about being head and shoulders above your boyfriend and everyone else in the room. That’s where the hate comes in, when the confidence shrinks and you wish that you were in flats despite having much better legs in heels. I recently bought a pair of purple patent courts. Two inches. Brilliant for that little confidence boost, without the extra height!
Elsewhere in shoe news, do not forget that boots are still a favourite amongst fashionistas, particularly ankle boots, lace-ups and wedges. Your trusty over-the-knee styles will carry you through the cooler spring months, as will your stomping biker boots. But, for those looking to jump straight into SS10, demi-wedges also popped up on the Stella McCartney, Prada and Louis Vuitton runways, so if kitten heels are a little too demure for your liking, you can still mix style with comfort.
And for you girls who simply cannot live without your skyscraper gladiators, never fear as they have not disappeared completely! Christopher Kane is still catering for you and Alexander McQueen featured a beautiful pair of intergalactic ankle boots with a staggering ten-inch heel (Did you see last week’s Wordless Wednesday?) ! Good luck with those by the way. I’ll be sashaying down the high street in my pretty little Luella kitten heels, safe in the knowledge that SS10 is truly about stepping down off the platform and stepping out in shoes you can actually walk in!