Brought to you, in collaboration with Simply Be.
I think the name of this says it all. I’m one of those people with boats for feet. Really, when I was around the age of 10, I’d hit a size 7 in shoes, and was just touching five foot tall. By the time I was 11, I’d gone into 7.5 and have fluctuated between 7 – 8 over the years, depending on the styles, manufacturers and widths on offer.
In an upmarket shoe shop, they once measured me as having a C width…. I don’t know about their tape measures, but standard shop shoes tend to be around a C to D width, and I’ve hardly ever been able to get anything with a heel on in a D width, unless the manufacturer has been very generous indeed. Perhaps it’s my high instep that throws the width I need off, but I’ve always had to consider good width shoes.
I remember years ago, buying a pair of Sole Diva boots. They were ankle boots, in black suede wedge, and a good height, at around 3 or so inches high. They were like pillows on my feet, and I loved them. Over the years, I’ve tried to find another pair that are similar, but never come up smelling of roses for this. Simply Be asked me to take a look at their ranges for the new season, and the first thing I headed to was the shoe department, for obvious reasons.
I’ve not looked at these for a while, so it was nice to see regular shoes in EEE widths, as well as regular. I’ve tended to live in trainers and fitflops over the last year, but that has to stop as I go into a new business venture for the future. I do need footwear that will be a little smarter going forward.
I quite like the look of these silver mules. in E width for £35.
These look quite comfy for standing about all day in, and cool enough to go with jeans on black trousers.
I’m very much a jeans with sandals girl in summer, and jeans and boots girl in winter. Perhaps I shouldn’t say girl, given my age, but you know what I mean. I also think it’s important for brands to design for women, not just for very skinny, boyish figures, which is why I’m not surprised that there are several online shops now that have good clothes, in a range of sizing. For jeans, at the moment, I seem to very between brands, ranting from size 8 to size 12, depending on who makes them.
The one thing I’ve learned over the years, from being all sizes of clothes, is that if a size 10-12 model on the larger clothing ranges doesn’t look good in something, then it’ll look ten times worse on me. I go for things I like the shape of, and try them.
These jeans have a great shape, and at £28, for a shape I like, is good value. I tend to pay for shape rather than brand with jeans, which I think many of us middleaged people do.
Brought to you, in collaboration with Simply Be. Opinions are my own, and not reflective of Simply Be.