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Do people really totter around the streets in footwear that resembles that worn by contestants on Strictly? And, apart from knee-high boots which I practically live in, what can I wear with skirts and dresses that doesn't make me look like a six year old with unnaturally thick ankles(yes Clarks, I mean you and you patent flats). FGS I am a grown woman who needs to WALK places.
I thought this at the weekend. Was looking for a pair of court-style work shoes. But when I'm travelling I have to do a fair bit of walking and there is just no way I could walk even short distances in some of those that I tried on.
Thing is I'm only 5ft 3, so need some sort of heel.
Interesting. I have just had a bit of a shoe-revelation. I was looking for a pair of work shoes and asked the assistant in Russell and Bromley the same question. She said that althought they look high, lots this season have a double platform - hard to explain, but the bit under the ball of the foot is built up so although the heel is high, the angle of your foot is not as high as it would be if there was an ordinary sole. So, hence, high but comfortable.
And she's right. I tried on a pair and it was incredible - not quite slipper-like, but so different to super high ordinary heels. Not sure I would walk miles in them, but certainly fine for wearing during the working day.
I would like to say I was resolute and walked away from the pretty but very very expensive shoes, but I was so impressed by the comfort and beauty (a rare combination in shoes) that I succumbed. I now will not be eating for the foreseeable future, and nor will my children, but hey...