Shoes: Dune Olsen pumps
Saved: Sunday, November 20th, 2011
With: Skirt and top, both River Island; bag, Gucci
Despite being a self-confessed shoe addict, I like to think I’m capable of being at least vaguely sensible about my purchases. (“Vaguely”, I said: I wouldn’t be Shoeperwoman if I could resist ’em all!) I don’t, for instance, buy lots of dress shoes, which I know I won’t have the opportunity to wear. I don’t buy shoes I’m not 100% in love with, just because they’re on sale. And no matter how beautiful a pair of shoes is, if I can’t actually walk in them, I leave them on the shelf, because shoes are meant to be worn, not simply admired.
There is one exception to that last point, and it’s these black ‘Olsen’ pumps by Dune. They. Are. Ankle. Breakers. Seriously: they’re not the highest shoes I own, but they are the highest non-platforms, and the fact that these have a 5″ heel with no platform to balance it out means they’re almost impossible to walk in: and I consider myself something of an expert in that particular field!
The problem is, though, that I love them. And having gone through a bit of a performance to buy them, there’s just no way I’m parting with them now, so I reserve them for those “car to bar” outings, where I know I’m not going to have do too much walking! One of those nights came along on Sunday, so the shoes got to be saved. They have, however, taught me an important lesson about five inch heels which don’t have platforms. The lesson is: DON’T.