Girls and their Shoes

Girl and her shoes

Girls and their shoes! Some of us have to admit (yes I got my hand up and I'm standing on a chair) that we LUUUURRRRVVVVEEEE our shoes! Whether they are high or low, black or nude, sparkly or plain we love them! Now, if you are like me and loved Sex and the City (SATC) then you remember the shoedrobe Mr Big built Carrie, oh my, is all I could say. I could see all the endless possibilities for my 100's of shoes (actually I probably own 20 now) but I was in total salivation nation! But let's face it, even if we did have a shoedrobe that big it'd probably take us mere mortals a lifetime to wear them! But that's not the point, a girl needs to dream right? So I'm gonna keep dreaming!

Feet first!

Grey Shoe boots

Now we have established our mutual love of shoes, let's get down to facts: Do your Shoes LOVE you back? Be honest! If you threw away all the shoes that gave you pain, how many would you have left? Girls I've had to do this and as painful as it was giving them away, my feet loved me for it. Let's take care of our tootsies and keep them sandal worthy with these quick tips...

Multicoloured platform wedges

1) Shoes that aren't leather, tend not to give much, can end up rubbing and giving us blisters (like my two beauties above). In cases like these place a plaster on the part of the shoe that rubs and cut it to the shape of the shoe. Leave about a millimetre overhang of plaster to limit shoe/skin contact. Failing that use a panty liner (a tip I got from a friend in Aldo). It will protect the same, by cushioning your feet and preventing blisters. Who needs to know right?

Red Patent Leather OTK Boots

2) Buy your size! I don't care how gorgeous they are darling, if they don't fit, don't risk it! Corns and bunions are not pretty feet accessories! On that same note, Did you know the best time to shop for shoes are half way through the day or evening? By that time your feet would have naturally swollen, so when you do try on the shoes you'll know how they will actually fit and which size to get. Did you know in the morning your feet are at their smallest because your blood hasn't gone to your feet yet?

3) Give your feet a well deserved pampering by having a foot massage once a month. This will definitely ease muscle tension caused by the constant wearing of our gorgeous heels. Check out Spring In Motion for ultimate diviness.

Zara Patent Platforms