It’s not very often I get to say that I need new shoes – it’s usually more a case of lust than necessity…
But this week I have encountered some major problems with my footwear. To begin with, my favourite £5 embroidered Dotty P courts (pumps to my american readers) have gone in the heel department. I suddenly found it very difficult to walk half way through yesterday, and investigation proved I was balancing on little more than metal rods. I will be taking them to the cobblers, as they’re a particular favourite of mine, but I don’t hold out much hope for reheeling. :S
Last Friday, and again today, I wore my favourite navy patent Bertie peep-toes. And both times my feet slipped out continuously as I walked: it was like I’d regressed to a childhood of tottering around the bedroom in mummy’s heels! I have had these shoes for 4 years, and consistently found them to be one of the more comfortable, easy pairs that I own. Why, suddenly, are they too big?
Can your feet shrink in your 20s?
Several of my other shoes have begun to feel a little “spacious” of late, but I had put it down to cheap high street purchases. These are leather though – which I know gives, but shouldn’t stretch to this extent. Also, most of my other shoes have t-bars or ankle straps, so it doesn’t matter quite so desperately.
So, I need new shoes. Work shoes – preferably patent and peep toe and made by my personal shoe gods, Bertie. Guess I’d better start saving the pennies!