Wednesday, 18 November 2009
Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet?
Okay, I have a confession to make, I'm a shoe addict. I've a major obsession with shoes, the more outrageous and decadent the better which is pretty crazy as I had a total hip replacement almost four years ago and am supposed to wear "appropriate footwear" but, hell, I'm sure my Orthopaedic surgeon's not reading this so I think I'm safe.
TopShop is my first love for footwear - good quality, reliable sizing and just so gorgeous. The black "Russo" platforms cost me £8 in the January sales and the turquoise "Samba" shoes were bought with gift vouchers (so technically free).
I'm lucky enough to live in a market town with a stall that sells chain store returns , I've known the trader for years and he gives me a generous discount, I rarely pay more than a tenner for the current season's beauties. The fringed "Zinc" shoes from Dune retail at £120 and cost me £7 and the Faith patent brogues were a quid.
I'm always on the lookout for second-hand shoes and boots and have picked up many over the years. The original 1980's pirate boots cost 25p at a boot sale a couple of years ago and are my festival favourites - as you can see from the mud. The turquoise python Tod's boots have got to be one of my best-ever boot sale finds, I shudder to think how much those babies cost when originally purchased.