Shoes, glorious shoes. We spend a lot of time finding the prettiest and most unusual shoes to share with you, whether they're heels that are inspired by lime peel in a mojito, or incredible studded flats. We've done shoe guides for those of you with large feet and small feet. We've never talked about the shoes that we live in every day so here's a little glimpse into what's usually on our feet.
Sian: I love high heels, absolutely love them (how ace are those Kitsch Couture floral shoes from Bank? They remind me of fabulous Erdem dresses). But ever since breaking my foot a few summers ago, I basically live in flats. I still wear heels sometimes (and covet them every time I browse in a shoe shop), but now it's so infrequent that I teeter and totter and I'm usually sulking by the time I get to the pub. Instead, I stick to mega bright flats. Often they get more attention than the rest of my outfit and I can run for a bus.
Kat: You're probably hellaciously bored with me going on about what I put on my size 9 feet but I can't stop screaming about it. I live in the Aretha heels I bought a year ago from Amber & Jade, and the specials I had made at Upper Street. For flats, as I don't wear them very often, or for great distances, I get the cheap but cheerful New Look specials, and I got my trainers from the blokes' section of a department store. They're glittery and shiny enough to look ladylike, but ultimately I can run like a bat out of hell in them and nobody knows they were the boys' choice first.
Laura V: My dream is to own some Louboutins, but until my budget stretches that far it's bargains all the way. With heels it's the higher the better for me - one of my fave pairs is some gold strappy beauties an ex-boyfriend bought me (we broke up not long after, I kept the shoes). Oddly, none of my shoes get as many compliments as a pair of £15 scarlet stilettos with ruffled heels, even though I've had them for about six years. I don't wear heels as often as I used to though, so I'm so glad Sian found the Dogo Sketchbook shoes - the Paris ones are GORGEOUS and only £28. Shoe swoons.
Sara: I have odd-shaped feet that refuse to fit into most shoes, which is why I live in brogues. They're sensible yet beautiful, especially if you buy some bright red ones when you're feeling particularly flush. They cheer me up every day, even that time a man stopped me in the street, pointed at them and bellowed "THEY'RE THE COLOUR OF OX BLOOD!" Think he meant it as a compliment.
Laura B: I have big feet, and they've been big since, well, birth. When I was little, I used to covet the bright red shoes with flashing soles that other girls got to wear, while I stomped about in increasingly manly styles. Nowadays, of course, things are different - finding shoes in my size is barely ever a problem. I make up for those years of endless yearning by stocking up on as many pairs of silly shoes as possible - my current favourites are a pair of bright blue flats, adorned with bananas, pineapples and cherries - a leather fruit salad! I'm still on the look out for an adult-sized pair of red, flashing-soled shoes, though. One day!
Laura H: I'm another one at an awkward end of the footwear spectrum. Being a size 3, someone once commented that my shoes look like something you'd hang on the rear view mirror. That being said, I do get some absolute bargains in the sales, and yes, I'll occasionally buy children's shoes until I get too embarrassed about having a bright pink daisy flapping around my toes. I'm a big fan of boots, with a bit of a chunky heel so I can reach things in the supermarket, and I love a good wedge. They're flattering AND walkable. But I have to admit - like Laura V - my absolute favourite shoes are a pair of red satin stilettos I bought years ago for a pony (That's £25, not a small horse). Sometimes the bargain shoes really are are best.
Now it's your turn! Tell us about your fabulous shoes!
This post was sponsored by Bank Fashion.
This post was sponsored by Bank Fashion.