Sat: Christian Louboutin ‘Nooka’ wedges (outfit post here) | Fri: Asics trainers c/o Spartoo [buy them]) and Carvela ‘Australia’ peep toes c/o Sarenza [buy them] | Mon: Topshop ‘Gwenda’ pumps | Thur: Vivienne Westwood x Melissa Lady Dragon Cherries shoes
It’s been almost six months now since the end of my third and final Shoe Challenge and Call Me M’s excellent post on what she learned from taking part in the challenge got me thinking about what I’ve learned from it, six months on.
I wrote a wrap-up post back in January, right after the Challenge ended, but since then I’ve not made any concerted effort to document my shoe choices and acquisitions. I definitely don’t want to start a new challenge, but I thought it might be fun to get back into the habit of posting some of my shoe shots here, just for fun. It could also be a good way to see what kind of effect the shoe challenge has actually had on me: as I mentioned in my comment to M, I do feel that I get much more use out of my shoe collection these days, mostly as a result of the habits which became engrained in me because of the Challenge. At the same time, though, I have to admit that I’ve bought a few pairs of totally impractical shoes since the challenge ended, and I do have a tendency to gravitate towards a few favourite pairs which I wear over and over, so this could be an interesting way to see which shoes I REALLY wear all week, when I don’t have the “use ’em or lose ’em” rule hanging over me.
From this week, then, I’ll be taking a daily (or as near-daily as I can manage!) shoe shot and rounding them up here every so often. This first roundup isn’t quite a full week, but it does give you an idea of what I’ve been wearing recently, right down to my brand new running shoes! (I don’t normally take photos of sneakers, but these were fresh out of the box that day!) My aim with this project is to be totally honest, even if it means photographing the same pair of shoes every day for a week. Hopefully it’ll help motivate me to be a bit more creative, though, and keep the principles of the shoe challenge going, even although I’m no longer under any pressure to “save” my shoes!