As I reached the end of two years of Shoe Saving, I’d like to say that I’ve come to realise that I don’t need any more shoes, and that I’ll just be sticking to the ones I have from now on, thankyouverymuch.
I mean, I’d like to be able to say that. I’m not going to, though, because that would be a big fat lie. Of course it would.
Instead, then, I’m just going to show you the first two new acquisitions since the challenge ended, which are both polka-dot patterned, both by Buffalo, and both courtesy of my sponsors at Spartoo, who have certainly been placing a lot of temptation my way recently with their new summer collections.
The first pair of shoes may be familiar to you if you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, because I posted a sneak-preview of them there last week. These have taupe fabric uppers, with leather insoles and bright yellow heels, which add a nice splash of colour, and will also tie in nicely with the current trend for neons, not that I care for a second about such things.
I ordered these in my usual size 4, and they fit perfectly. I’ve so far only worn them around the house, but they were comfortable and easy to walk in: the 3.9″ heel is lower than I usually wear, but still high enough to keep me happy, and you don’t really want to go much higher than that without a platform to balance out the height, anyway! After a few hours, the toes did start to pinch very slightly, but I think that’s simply a “new shoes” issue: the fabric uppers should soften up easily enough, and I can see myself wearing these a lot over the summer: the pale taupe is really versatile, and although the yellow heel and sole is very bright, it’s over a small enough area to make it easy to wear with most other colours, I think.
(Click here to buy these.)
The second pair of shoes might also be familiar to some of you: I wrote about these sandals last month, and thought I’d missed out because my size was already sold out by the time I was ready to order them. I kept an eye on the site, though, and my patience was rewarded when a single pair in size 3.5 came back into stock. I figured that as these are open-toed and heeled, I should be able to go down a half-size without any issues, and luckily I was right, and they’re a good fit.
As with the peep toes, the new fabric is still very stiff, and will probably chafe my toes if I try to wear these for a long time without breaking them in first, so I’ll probably do the old “wearing them around the house with socks” tricks before their first trip out of doors: sexy!
(These also come in black, and you can get them here.)
Of course, both of these shoes are going to have to just remain on the shelves for a few more weeks, until the weather gets warm enough to wear them: roll on Spring!