Best Foot Forward (incl. Shoe Porn)

I’ve just finished my footwear overhaul just in time for Winter.  Starting with knee boots that I use the most at this time of year. I find them so easy to wear with dresses and skirts.  In the Autumn and Spring I prefer either ankle boots or ballerina flats and in the Summer, strappy flats and heels. It was well worth the time looking for the right ones and waiting for sales. Sadly, I rarely get the chance to wear very pretty shoes anymore like I used to so instead of regrets, I will just have to make some ocassions happen! Anyway here goes:

Knee boots are most flattering on my legs (ie you don’t see them!) and give me the confidence to wear my hemlines a little higher than I usually dare.

I was looking for grey/taupe colour boots for the longest time then decided these wellington boots would be even better and more practical. They have a little shape which really helps to slim the legs.

Black leather boots are everywhere but it took me a long time to find these which have extra features that suit me much better: unfussy pull on style, slight shaping and a heel that is both flaterring and comfortable. The fact that these are Sergio Rossi at a bargain price were very luck bonuses!

I don’t buy anything in suede as a rule but adore these for the wedge and buckles. Seen here, here and here.

You may have noticed I don’t really wear court shoes, preferring  something different, more covered and as I love ankle boots so much, these were just perfect. Seen here.

I love evening shoes and these are extra special because they are a little different to the classic black stilettoes. Seen here and here.

Everyone needs something a little edgy, a little rock ‘n’ roll (by McQ)! Too good to hide under trousers so for tweedy pencil or flippy skirts and dresses.

Must have some leopard spots so here are wedges by Louboutin seen here and here.

Wedges again and this time ultra warm with a fleece lining. Seen here and here.

I never thought these could work out to be so comfortable and easy to wear. A real find and worn throughout the Summer. Here, here, here, here and here.

One of the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever owned (Sam Edelman). Here, here and here.

Everyone needs basic metallic sandals (Sam Edelman again).

On the whole I don’t like to wear sandals that are flat, too open or casual. However, 3 pairs above I discovered by chance this year have changed my views in a big way. I expect them to last me for many Summers to come.

And lastly, my little collection of *pretty* shoes. Here is a pair (by Marni) that my Tween girl calls *knitted* lol! They are a pale yellow colour and I suppose as closest to *nude* as I’m willing to get. Seen here and here.

If I have reservations about acquiring a red bag, I jumped on these patent red sling backs by Via Spiga. The heel is low and comfortable so I plan to wear these with most things next Spring/Summer.

And last but not least, my shoe deal of the century! I almost fainted when I saw these on *bay for a buy it now price well below high end High Street brands. Yes, they are indeed alligator by Christian Dior – raspberry alligator! It’s my favourite pink in my favourite style with ankle straps.

The heels are my max height but so comfortable because of the angle. They are my numeric size but I knew CD shoes run big and thank the Shoe Gods I just about get away with it! For sure I will wear them to a Summer wedding next year.

Thanks for reading!

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