Zara: Jewelled Nude Courts

Goooooood morning everyone and for those of you in the UK, sorry that it’s raining again! With all of the rain and so little sunshine, it’s no wonder I’ve turned to the AW collections in the shops for some inspiration.

What I’ve found though is a gorgeous pair of courts with a low enough heel to wear all day, that would be fabulous for weddings, christenings and the like as well as parties when that season comes round again.

Here they are:

Zara call these kitten heel, my wimpy feet would say mid-heel but either way, aren’t they great!?! They’re real leather and the jewelled straps are detachable. With narrow feet, it’s likely you’d want them on all the time but they’re so gorgeous, you’d have a hard job going out without them!

They come in a penny shy of sixty quid, at £59.99 and you can buy them here. As they’re new in, there are plenty of sizes available and you might also want to check out the range of flats Zara has in at the moment too, as loads of them strap onto the foot 🙂

Happy shopping! x

Zara: Nude Courts

Hello again friends!

On days like today, what is there to do with your spare time other than browse the web, hey? The rain is pouring, it feels autumnal and the shops are starting to bring in their AW stock.

So, here’s a pair I’ve seen just in at Zara, these gorgeous, nude, mid-heel courts. I find Zara shoes are usually pretty narrow at the front and just need a strap to hold them in place, so hopefully these should be perfect for those narrow feet out there.

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Zara Courts, £25.99

They’re at the usual Zara price point, so they’re pretty accessible for most people and will work equally well during the summer months. Why not snap them up now!?! You can find them here in sizes 2-8.

Happy shopping! 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

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!

 

Clarks: Grace Isla Court Heels

Before I start this post, I will just let you know that I haven’t had a chance to get in store and try these on but I spotted them online and I think they look amazing. Plus, there is so far only 1 review of this shoe and the reviewer says that they are so comfy it’s like wearing slippers. Sounds good to me!

When you look at these pictures, you’ll probably think that review sounds pretty accurate too; I certainly looked at them and thought I needed to find a space in my wardrobe for that level of comfort.

These super comfy looking shoes are part of the new season collection from Clarks*. They’re called Grace Isla and come in the 3 colours shown. My personal favourite the bottom colour, dusky pink. I think this will be incredibly versatile in the summer. They’re made of real leather and retail at £70. Plenty of stock online at the moment and you can find them here.

The elastic in the front and the tie in the middle suggest that these will stay on the foot nicely. Typically, I have found Clarks shoes to be reasonably narrow around the front, so these are most definitely on my hit list!

If anyone has tried these, I would love to know. Otherwise, I’ll update this if I get so lucky as to buy a pair.

Happy walking! x

*Images taken from the Clarks website

H&M: Mid-Heel Courts

Hello again!

In my last post, I promised you there would be second pair of H&M shoes under review in the very near future and I wasn’t wrong.

Check out these beauties:

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H&M Glittery-heel Court Shoes, £24.99

I spotted these online the other week and rather optimistically thought that the elastic at the front might symbolise a narrow-friendly pair of mid-heel courts. I bloomin’ love the glittery heels too, so I really was hopeful!

Unfortunately, while the elastic at the front made them super snug around the toe region, I had a few issues at the back – you can watch the video here.

So, if you are narrow at the front with a normal heel, these could be a great choice for you, or if you are a fan of heel grips that you stick in the back of the shoe, that might help. Personally, I’m on the hunt for something that fits just a little bit better than that so I’ll keep looking.

Happy shopping, fellow shoe lovers! x

Jones Bootmaker: Amelia Court Shoes

Hello, hello!

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

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