September 19, 2017
So long Stan..
I haven’t worn heels during the day since 1999. I know this because this was the year my son was born and I realised very quickly that wearing anything over a 2” heel is not conducive to running around after a small child.
In my pre- baby life, I wore heels every day, all day no problem, the higher the better, crank me up there I’m only 5’4”.
My shoe wardrobe quickly became flooded with ballet flats in every colour possible and trainers. Adidas Stan Smiths, Superstars, Nike Elite and Converse All Stars became my daily rotation; comfy, casual and a nod to the notion of a ‘trendy mum’.
My love affair is waning so I’m venturing into alternatives, step up (pun intended) the platform wedge brogue. Stella McCartney first showed her Elyse signature piece back in AW2014 but they are still a main stay of her collection. They give height, style, comfort and they’re available in an amazing 31 colour ways, a heel lovers' flat if you will.
Now at £585 upwards for a pair it’s up there in terms of price, so off to the high street we go.
Marks and Spencer
Platform trainers are out there too, however as I remember the Spice Girl Buffalo trainer frenzy all too well these Puma ones from ASOS are maybe as far as I’d go.
In a familiar “I only popped in for some milk” story I discovered these beauties at Sainsbury’s. Leather, navy and a not ridiculous wedge and only £28, perfect. So, wish me luck as off I tootle in my dizzying one-and-a-half-inch adventure.
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