Nike Cortez – PINK!!!

OMG! I haven’t worn Nike Cortez trainers since I was at school, but then I saw these on ASOS and you’ll totally understand why I had to have them.

Luckily, they come up nice and narrow too, not like their Air Max cousins, which I can never keep on my feet.

This colour-way is available at ASOS only, as far as I can tell and cost £62, which IMO is a bargain and a half for this much beauty!

Nike

I’m super pleased that not all Nikes are too wide for those of us with narrow feet and these pink stunners will make the perfect summer trainer. Happy, happy, happy! x

George / Asda: Leopard Print Gladiator Sandals

Hello, hello!

What glorious weather we are having and consequently, what better time to start thinking about summer footwear, hey?

I was mooching in my local Asda during my lunch break yesterday when I stumbled upon some incredibly comfy sandals which fit like a glove, which I now have to share with you so you can snap some up too!

In complete opposition to my previous post, these are not pricey and come in at a mere £10. I’m not sure how well they’ll last but at that price, you can afford to buy more than one pair 🙂

Here they are:

Leopard 1

Leopard Gladiator Sandals, £10, George at Asda

Leopard 2

Also available in black and gold sparkle

My pair can be found here or the black are here and the gold are here.

In case it’s not clear from the pictures, the bit around my ankle and foot is elastic and therefore grips my footy sturdily in place. The strap over the toes is rigid but not stupidly huge and gapey like a lot are, and the inner sole is slightly squishy and therefore much less likely to blister your foot than something rock solid.

I went a size down, but then I usually do in sandals like these as I find the width difference between a 6/39 and a 7/40 is huge. Dropping down a size makes sandal shopping so much more fun than shopping for regular shoes!

For a comfortable, well-fitting pair of summer sandals, I don’t think you can go wrong with these.

While on the George website, writing this I have also spotted a pair of wedges that have the same elastic strapping around the foot. Might be one for those of you who like a bit of height with your sandals. Check them out here.

That’s it for today, I’ll be cracking open my white Magnum in celebration of the sunshine shortly. See you soon with more narrow-friendly shoes! x

Acne Studios: Black Courts

Hello all and happy Monday my fair-footed friends!

Apologies for the slight hiatus recently, I’ve been busy strutting my stuff on stage and suchlike and almost ran out of time for shoe shopping. I am back on it now though and boy do I have some luxury for you.

Arrived today, I have the most comfortable, made-for-my-feet pair of black court shoes I have ever tried on. AND…and…they don’t even have any straps, they are NOT mary-janes!

They’re from Acne Studios and while they aren’t cheap, I’m definitely keeping them because I’m so happy and in love!

My pair look like this:

Mine were a total bargain from theoutnet.com; they’ve got loads of sizes of these in black suede and while still pricey, they’re hugely cheaper than usual at £148.50. I’d never be able to afford these at full price but at that price, I can stretch 🙂

If you want more options and have a bigger budget, they’re selling them in two other colours on the Acne Studios website right now. You can pick these gorgeous Babet shoes up for £370 usually:

All I can say is they are incredible! I can even jump, (carefully, so as not to snap the heel) in them. The elastic grips the foot wonderfully without digging in, the suede is super soft and the toe box is for me, the perfect shape and leaves no gaping above the toes. I’ve never been so excited about a pair of black court shoes. That’s the other thing though, they’re such a staple, classic shoe that you know you’ll wear them enough to get the price per wear down to something you can stomach.

If you have the money, I highly recommend checking these out for some go-to courts. Love, love, love! x

Stunning Primark Sandals!

Ooh, don’t you just love it when a plan comes together!

I have a wedding to go to this summer and it explicitly says on the invite that chunky heels are the order of the day as much of it is on grass. Well now, there’s a shopping opportunity if ever I heard one!

I’d been scoping out some beautiful, and very expensive shoes online when I decided I’d try my old favourite just in case. It came through! I found some perfect-fitting, gorgeous sandals with chunky heels in Primark. My only question was whether to go for the silver or the gold…at £14 a pair, I went for both!

There’s no gaping at the front and the knots / straps at the front are super soft – perfect for wide feet too. And I don’t even need to add extra holes in the straps to keep them on. Absolute win!

Anyone else sandal shopping right now? x

Big Budget vs. Little Budget: Leopard Loafers

Hello, hello!

Recently I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of leopard loafers and have bought two pairs which I think are both worthy of review, for different reasons.

First up, we have this stunning pair from Russell & Bromley:

Russell & Bromley

Russell & Bromley, Casanova, £225

Now I don’t know about you but the combination of the leopard with the bow makes these just about the most beautiful shoes I’ve ever seen. And flat too, so they’re totally practical.

The great thing about increasing the budget to Russell & Bromley levels is that you can buy half sizes and I personally know I am slap bang on a 6.5, which is almost impossible to find! If you are buying them, their website says they fit big, I disagree and would say take your usual size. If like me you find one size too small and one to large in cheaper shops, pick the half size in the middle.

These beauties are great for narrow feet as they’re nice and snug around the toe box and the shoe comes high up the foot so you instantly feel safer. However, because they are so well made, the back of the shoe is quite firm. I have bony, annoyingly skinny heels (bony knees too – grrr…) which means that I get instant blisters from shoes that are so firm at the back.

With a cheaper pair, I’d take the gamble on breaking them in but at that price, for me they had to go back. I am still crying about that now! If you’re heels are less bony and you tend not to find heel rubbing an issue, please buy these and love them with all your heart.

So, on my search continued and my next stop was these beauts from Dune:

Dune Leopard

Dune, Gracious, £75

At a mere £75, these are a total bargain compared to the previous pair! You can see and feel that they’re not the same quality but equally, they aren’t Primark shoes that will fall apart as quickly as you fall in love with them.

These are plasticy on the inside, so the heel area is much softer. The shoe itself is wider but again, the front comes up high, and is relatively snug so your foot is held in place. I bought these in a 7. If Dune did 6.5, I reckon they’d fit as well as the previous pair but sadly they only deal in whole numbers. Sometimes a girl needs a half. (Carrie Bradshaw, anyone???)

I’ve gambled on these and added some heel snugs at the back. They push my feet forward so they’re right at the front of the shoe, but there was a little spare space anyway so that’s ok. I’ll let you know how I get on longer term but right now, I think these could be my winners.

Anyone else had any leopard loafer wins? x

New Look: Stud Strap Tie Up Ballet Pumps

Hello lovelies!

I hope your weeks haven’t been too manic and if they have, we’re nearly at the weekend now! I’ve been a bit quiet for a few days as I’ve been pretty busy, but rest assured that I haven’t stopped shoe shopping. I’ve tried a whole heap of shoes that didn’t fit very well and then eventually I’ve found some shoes that I am OBSESSED with!

New Look, Black Sateen Stud Strap Tie Up Pumps, £18.99

I’ve been looking out for a pair of ballet pumps with the tie up detail, which could also be worn without for those days when you need to keep it simple. These fit the bill perfectly and they’re ideal for narrow feet!

Here are the pro’s of these bad boys:

  • Price – who can complain when they’re less than £20!?!
  • Elastic Strap – it really holds the shoe on and actually fits, not one of these stupidly baggy decorative numbers
  • Ribbon – there’s only a tiny tab at the back of the shoe for the ribbon, so you can wear them with or without
  • Fit – I usually find New Look shoes incredibly wide, but these seem to have been cut from a completely different mould. They’re slim and there’s a slight elasticity to the top of the shoe too
  • Studs – I LOVE STUDS!

If you need any more reasons to buy them, go and try them on and you’ll see what I mean. I’m tempted to buy a second pair now, for when these wear out.

Buy, wear, love! x

George at Asda: Block Heel Courts

Hello my fellow narrow footers and happy Friday!

Just a quick post for a pair of super smart courts, perfect for work, that I spotted in my local Asda.

You can pick these beauties up for a mere £16 and they’re pretty good narrow foot wise. The strap kept the shoe on my foot without adding any extra holes, though I did find them ever so slightly short in the length – but I find that quite frequently so I suspect that’s my feet, not the shoes!

Asda

Asda, Block Courts, £16

There’s good availability online, if they don’t have your size in store and the croc heel is a great touch. They really do not look like supermarket shoes.

Happy shopping, my lovelies!