Sole Sisters - Summer Shoes For Comfy Feet
I feel like I'm completely obsessed with shoes at the moment. The change in weather means that I've had to put my wear-with-every-outfit ankle boots to one side, and suddenly I'm forced to actually think about what goes on my feet. As a photographer who spends much of her day standing up, I need to wear something comfortable. But my vintage loving sensibilities also want something pretty, whilst my practical side wants something to allow for expansion and swelling in the heat. Not too much to ask to find in a shoe, right?
I came across the Daniel Footwear website which plays host to a huge range of designer footwear, and have fallen head over heels with several pairs made by one of my favourite designers, Vivienne Westwood. The trio are all ballet flats which although similar in shape, manage to remain incredibly different in design.
The first which caught my eye were the Scribble Pewter Orb Ballet Flats (£98), which feature a really interesting criss-cross doodle design. Available in black, gold or pewter, their solid colour makes them easy to wear and match with the contents of your wardrobe, whilst the abstract design makes them eye catching. As with all VW designs, the statement orb adorns the toe and also features a padded tartan foot-bed for comfort.
The Melissa Ultragirl Pink Flower Orb Ballet Flats (£105) are an utter delight, right from the classic peep toe style, to the signature sweet scented Melissa Melflex plastic. Decorated with a print of magenta and cyan flowers set against a green leaf and pink graphic backdrop, these are the sort of shoes which will go with classic blue jeans or add colour to your favourite LBD. A pink orb finishes off the design, with a hidden micro-heel giving a tiny amount of height. The shoe also features support from it's foot bed padding, so are perfect for dancing the night away, at a wedding or anywhere else.
If you want to introduce a bit of sparkle into your outfit, look no further than the Space Love Gold Glitter Orb Ballet Flats (£98). These babies manage to merge both classic and contemporary styles, and offer a chic and stylish nod to even the most ordinary of outfits. With a comfy floral print padded foot-bed, the design is finished with the signature orb sat atop a rounded toe.
All three pairs are available up to a UK 8, and you can view the rest of the collection here.
Until next time,
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