So, a rare thing happened to me in a shoe shop the other week; I picked up a pair of shoes and asked to try them on, only for the shop assistant to warn me that people were having trouble with that style due to how narrow it comes up. Cha-ching! Well, that’s an ultimate win for me!!!
The style in question is Jones’ Amelia Court Shoes:
Jones Bootmaker, Amelia Court Shoes, £65
They might look a little bit plain to you but I was out shopping for something just a bit smarter than your average ballet flat, that I could wear to meetings but also traipse around London in so they’re just the ticket for me. These ones are black suede but they also come in a red, a turquoise-blue and a neutral/nude colour.
The thing about them is that the button on the strap doesn’t actually undo, you have to slide your foot it around it and it’s pretty rigidly held in place by some strong elastic. Even for me, they were a smidge tricky to get on but once they were on, they were perfect. I have no gape below the strap, no gap between my toes and the shoe and my heel is firmly wedged in the back. Even without the strap, I think these shoes might just stay on my feet. Ideal! Such a practical heel height too. I’ve yet to properly put them to the test but I’m feeling so positive that I thought I’d share with you all, just in case someone is looking for something similar.
What a great, narrow choice! Thank you, Jones!!!
Happy shopping, everyone x
I recently posted that I had another lovely pair of t-bar shoes to share with you and today is the day that I will do just that! The shoes I’ll show you are Babycham shoes and although I’d heard of the brand, I’d never owned any of their shoes. Then I was browsing the House of Fraser website and spotted a pair that I fell in love with and decided to dig a bit deeper.
To me, Babycham is a slightly more reserved version of Irregular Choice, with the huge bonus that they make their shoes much narrower than the IC beauties I can never wear. Here’s the shoe I fell in love with:
Babycham, Kimberly Rose
The Kimberly Rose design is from a previous season so it’s not available on the Babycham site but if you give it a Google, you’ll find various sizes still available from various vendors and they’re so worth it. I received loads of compliments when I first wore my pair 🙂 Currently on their website, Babycham have two t-bar designs and this one is one I absolutely love:
Babycham Kimberly Stripe, £60, babychamfootwear.co.uk
There’s just something about this bold, girly, nautical shoe that makes me smile. Eye catching but elegant at the same time. Fit-wise, I found this Kimberly style to be perfectly narrow across the front and then I added one extra hole into the strap to make it slightly tighter further up the foot.
I wore mine for a whole day and spent a reasonable amount of time on my feet and they were really comfortable. The heel isn’t too high and because it’s a bit chunky, these shoes are very easy to walk in. So all in all, this is my latest brand crush and I wanted to share with all of you narrow footed lovelies in case it’s been hanging just off your radar as well…you’re missing out!
Happy shopping x
Before I start, I should just mention that I haven’t tried these shoes on as I’ve not seen them in store yet and I have far too many flats to order any more but I’ve spotted a bargain pair of potentially narrow flats. Here they are:
Dorothy Perkins Elasticated Flat, Pink, £18
I LOVE these little babies and not only do they come in this gorgeous pink tweed but there’s also a baby blue as well. To my mind, they look like a budget pair of Blochs, with the comfortable elastic around the sides rather than the tight stuff that digs into your heel. The pictures make these babies look very classy and great for spring / summer; they’re new in so all sizes are currently available online. I’ll try and track some down to check out the sizing but if anyone else has, please do comment so everyone knows.
Happy shopping, my fellow shoeaholics! x