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:

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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

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

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!

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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!

 

Firetrap: Cutie Canvas Trainers

Hey folks!

Just a quick one today as I’ve had a little success 🙂

I’ve been on the hunt for a comfortable pair of basic pumps / plimsolls since last summer. My previous pair have been so well worn for summer dog walking that they just aren’t acceptable for public consumption any more! I’ve bought numerous pairs but all of them have failed the comfort test once I’ve done more than walk around my bedroom for a few minutes. Until now!

I’ve found these bargainous Firetrap beauties online for a mere £12.99 and you can even get them in baby pink, baby blue or black instead of the white I have gone for and they are fab.

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Firetrap, Cutie Canvas Trainers, £12.99, mandmdirect.com

I think the key for narrow feet is having the laces run most of the way down the foot; it allows you so many more options for securing a snug fit exactly where you need it. They probably won’t last a hugely long time before they start to look a bit tatty, but at that price it’s really not a big problem if you have to buy a second pair. (Maybe do that, just in case they sell out!)

These, combined with the sunshine and blue skies of today have made me a very happy camper. Until next time… x

Simple, Black Ballerinas

I’m sure you’ll all be familiar with the fact that even finding what should be simple shoes can be tricky when your feet don’t fit the standard mould. Your friends walk into shops and come out with their favourite of several options without giving it a second thought, while you spend months hunting for just one pair that are comfortable enough to walk in.

Today, I’m going to highlight a few pairs of classic black ballerinas that I think could be winning options, depending on your budget and preferences. A staple shoe for any female, especially those who have to dress in work attire but also spend a lot of the day on their feet. If you have any other great options, please do chip in, in the comments!

In ascending price order:

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New Look, Black Elasticated Pumps, £12.99

I don’t think any of the options are too crazily priced to put them out of the league of most people, but hopefully that’s given you some inspiration if you’re looking for an easy to wear black ballerina!

Happy shopping x

 

Zara: Studded Ballerinas

Hello and happy Sunday to you all! We’re well into February now, so I’m assuming that like me, shopping is back on the radar and you’re all keeping an eagle eye out for new season pieces landing in stores right about now.

I’ve been out and about and have tried a fair few more pairs of shoes to try and provide some guidance for those who are narrow of foot. I’ll kick off with some cute studded, square-toe ballerinas from Zara.

I think these little pumps are adorable and white just works in summer the way it never can in winter!

They come in at £25.99, all sizes are currently available online, though I’ve not seen them in my local store as yet.

As I was doing an order anyway and was attracted to their elasticated tops, I ordered a pair to test them out. Firstly, BINGO on some stylish shoes with elasticated tops. They definitely stay on the foot and without loads of gaping when you bend the foot to walk. The only issue I had was that they came up just a smidge short and as they aren’t real leather, they’re unlikely to give. I usually find Zara shoes to be the exact opposite and be really roomy, but not these.

Definitely worth a try because if you aren’t affected by the length being a teeny tiny bit shorter than usual, these are a great fit. You may want to order your regular size and a size up if you’re buying online, just to be sure!

That’s today’s installment! Please let me know if there’s any particular type of shoe you are after and I can start hunting on your behalf. Otherwise, you’re at the mercy of things I think I would like! x