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

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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

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

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

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

 

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

H&M: Ballet Flats

Hello and a super stonking, but slightly belated Happy New Year to you all!

With new season stock coming into the shops over the next few weeks, I plan to spend a good deal of my time trying out the various shoes out there to find the ones that are narrow friendly. I’ve started my search with a little order from H&M, as I noticed they had some rather lovely new shoes in.

The first pair I will present to you are some slightly rock-chick ballet flats which don’t quite hit the mark for me, but which might be perfect for one of you lovely readers.

Here they are:

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H&M Ballet Flats, £12.99

They also come in the traditional ballet shoe blush colour and you can purchase them here.

I think they look great and I’m sure you can tell that the elastic is why I thought they might be a pair for the narrow footed among the population. Unfortunately, while the elastic does stop my feet slipping out, the elastic itself is a bit baggy and the shoes a bit wide. I’ve taken a couple more pics to try and show you what I mean:

I really like these shoes and they’re certainly great for the money, but they’re not going to solve the woes of those of us with narrow feet. If you’re just a smidge on the narrow side, as in most high street shoes stay on, providing you pick the right style, these might be a good option.

Lovely for normal feet but probably worth a miss if you’re a bit skinny down the bottom!

Another review for some new H&M shoes is coming soon. Until then, happy shopping x

Shoeaholics: Nine West Trenti Loafers

If you’ve never heard of Shoeaholics, you should have. It’s not that they specialise in narrow shoes, it’s just that they sell expensive high street shoes at lower prices. It’s run by Kurt Geiger and you can find some awesome brands on there. The shoes are from previous seasons or are ex-display from the shops and that’s why they’re so cheap. I’ve bought a few pairs of shoes from here, never spent more than £40 and in return I’ve had some beautiful shoes.

A pair which has caught my eye recently are these Nine West loafers, elasticated for the narrow foot and reduced from £95 to £19! They come in tan too but they’ve only got 1 size left of that colour so I’ll show you the black which is available in most sizes. I’m about to order my pair now 🙂

Trenti, £19, Nine West / Shoeaholics

Trenti, £19, Nine West / Shoeaholics

The leather just looks soooooooooo soft! If you want to grab yourself a pair, here’s the link to do so! x