Friday, May 18, 2012
There are only two types of shoes that I can actually walk in, and by "walk" I really mean run for the bus or flee from the undead in the event of a zombie apocalypse rather than get from car door to bar stool.
These two types of shoes are flats and platform wedges. It's all or nothing with me where footwear is concerned because I just can't safely negotiate the world, even if it is (currently) zombie-free, wearing anything between the extremes.
Fabulous flats are pretty easy to find, but fabulous platforms wedges are a different beast altogether. Even this spring/summer when the shops are positively heaving with them, it's hard to find a pair of platform wedge sandals that straddle the fine line between chunky and dressy without looking too '70s. To make matters more complicated, I like my wedges with a t-bar (I think it helps compensate for the leg-shortening effect of an ankle strap) and a peep-toe or similarly tiny front opening (I like to see as little of my big toe as possible.)
These £45 gladiators from Next, which are a more tan, less shite colour In Real Life, would be perfect if my size wasn't sold out. Sadface.
Here are some of my other, mostly far-too-expensive favourites.
Any fellow wedges fans out there? Have you spotted any nice ones this season?