The quickest way to put me in a foul mood is..........shoe shopping. Frustration rears its ugly head after the first hour. By the second hour, I'm better off being kept at a distance from fellow humans........ No, I'm not being polite or diplomatic. I'm stating the truth. Just ask the husband or child..........
Yup. The curse of being born with a size US 4 (EU 34/ UK 1) feet. Whatever that figure is converted internationally, my bloody feet are minuscule especially for my height. Imagine looking after a gaggle of 8 year olds and they wear the same shoe size as me. A 40 year old! Pfffffffft. Spending more than a decade in a sport that required a lot of jumping and strange pirouettes brought about numerous ankle sprains so skinny unsteady heels are akin to death traps on my feet. Chuck in bunions and flat feet.....well, you've got a recipe for a disastrous shopping expedition.
See those metallic gunpowder bada$$ dramatic laser cut lace up sandals above (whew! What a mouthful)? They're M.I.N.E. My preciousssssssssss. They're my holy grail statement heels from Nicholas Kirkwood, shoe designer extraordinaire. And most importantly, check out those incredible triangular chunky mid heels that will ensure that I will never ever plunge headlong down any precipitous stairs.
I've drooled/fondled/ lusted after these darlings at Selfridges but sadly, the color white combined with the £975 price tag made me rather ill. Thankfully, there's The Outnet with a much reduced price of £390 (they're the most expensive shoes I've ever bought in my life). I mean I've effectively "saved" £585. Yes....well....pretty insane rationale but hey ho, after 3 years of shoe searching, I'm elated to find a pair of statement mid heeled sandals in MY size.
p.s. A quick reminder - Nicholas Kirkwood shoes tend to run small so take the next size up particularly if you have wide feet.