Saturday, 19 June 2010

shoe shrines

Whenever I buy or wear a new pair of shoes, I always seem to create a post for them. An entire post, describing the need, the hunt and the acquisition and garnished with a photo or two: it feels like I am making a tribute to a VIP. In a way, I am. Shoes for me are the hardest thing to get; I have big feet which are sensitive to pain and I walk, a lot. So every pair feels like a rare triumph, although in retrospect, I do actually buy a lot of shoes. But they are also the only item of clothing I will wear every single day and I wear them out fast.

So, as I wrote, sometimes my tributes are to shoes re-discovered: example 1, example 2, example 3... or, this winter, all the boots I bought: example 1, example 2, example 3... or just random shoes: example 1, example 2, example 3. See what I mean? Finding these examples took me all of five minutes using the search function on the side of this blog, which has miraculously recently decided to start working again, much to my delight! Anyway, as you can see, I love paying tribute to my shoes.

Then you can imagine my excitement the other week when my lovely mother bought me the most fabulous pair of sandals to finally put an end to my never-ending quest. Or maybe she was just fed up of the smell of my over-heated feet. But when I got home, I found out I had another pair of shoes on my way. The lovely people at Sarenza had offered me a free pair of shoes, and with my affordable footwear difficulties over the years, there was no way I was going to refuse.

So I held out until I could post my two new beauties in tandem. And here they are. And that is all I have to say this time.

African Berry by Clarks (a portion of profits go to charity Soul of Africa)

Zoe pumps by Maloles


  1. Those seem to be comfortable and they're nice... a great combination... ;-)

    Hope you're having a nice weekend


  2. 2 for one? They are both lovely! I can totally understand your shoe fetish (as probably a billion women with me) xoxo

  3. good shoes are so hard to come by, specially at a reasonable price. The second one is super cute.