Unlike many women, I am not a shoe person and never have been. I walk a lot for work each day (between 9 and 15km) so my shoes need to be comfortable and durable. I am 6 ft tall when I wear high heels so I tend to only go for lower ones.
I generally only own flat or low-heeled boots, ballet pumps, flip flops and brogues. I wear them until they are worn out and then I go through the torture of buying new ones, wearing them in with a blister or two, and it is okay until the next time.
Recently though, I bought quite a few pairs of shoes and boots. An upmarket shop near where I work had an 80% off sale of really nice shoes and boots and so I bought 6 pairs – 1 riding boots, 1 heeled boots, two ankle boots and two pairs of brogues.
I have been wearing them in and that part has been…well….like it usually is. But I have to say I am enjoying having a larger selection of footware to rotate with my outfits. The variety really peps up my clothes. Yesterday while waiting for the underground, I was having a great time looking at my patent brogues (above) and I realised it really made a difference.
I will never be shoe crazy, and I will never like them in the way I like handbags, but I may show a little more interest in shoes in future.