No, You Have A Shoe Problem!

I wouldn’t have said I was obsessed with shoes or trainers, but while I was sorting out my wardrobe recently, I realised I owned a hell of a lot more pairs than I thought I did and some that I’d completely forgotten I even owned 😬😬  As it was obvious I wasn’t going to ever wear a lot of them again, I decided to get rid of a load; to charity, to the tip and on Depop

Although I felt like I’d done a good thing, I felt a little bereft; especially when I realised I’d actually thrown out all my smart shoes.  Oops.  So I went looking for some new ones!!

I’m pretty fussy when it comes to shoes.  I must have ones with a strap or I find they either fall off my feet or my toes get cramp where I’m gripping them so hard to keep them on!!  I also knew I didn’t want anything with too big a heel; I’m 5″7 already and I don’t really feel the need to be much taller 🤣🤣  I also don’t want to fork out loads of money on a pair, but I want them to look good and last.  You see my problem??

That’s when I stumbled across the range of Mary Jane shoes from Uppersole*.  They have loads of different styles, heel heights and colours; even glittery ones!!  And, whilst I wanted to get a colourful pair for all the pretty Insta pics, I knew that getting a “sensible” pair I’d actually wear would be a better idea, why is being an adult so rubbish though??

So I went for these beauties; black Mary Jane court shoes with padded insoles and pretty flower detail on the side 😀  They’re versatile enough to be able to wear them to work, blog events and with pretty dresses; just because I can!

I couldn’t believe they were only £24.99!!  I definitely thought they’d be more expensive, especially as they’re the same style as a pair of Clarks I used to have which were about £55!!

They’re really comfy to wear and super easy to walk in!  I think the flowers gives them a bit of something extra so they’re not too boring and “corporate”!  Plus the flowers hide a small secret; the shoes do up with Velcro for ease 😀

I also threw out a few pairs of trainers as well, including my Skechers Shape-Ups (which by the way do not shape anything up) I got from San Francisco.  We all know I’m a massive Converse fan though and I own 5 pairs (including two identical pairs) 😬😬😬  However, not only are they pretty expensive to buy, four out of my five pairs are mid/high tops with fleecy/furry trim inside; which isn’t exactly great for summer!!

So I was super excited when I spotted these trainers* on the website because, bloody Nora, they’re pretty good dupes!!  Plus at £11.99, they’re not exactly going to break the bank!  They come in either satin or canvas and six different colours ❤❤

I was pretty tempted by the pink ones but, in the end, opted for black canvas with white trim (obvs).  Unfortunately they weren’t in stock in a size 8, so I went for the navy ones instead.  I absolutely love them and it’ll be nice to be able to wear different trainers out and about!  My current Converse have really bright trim so it’s fab to have a pair of trainers in a slightly more subtle colour 😀

One thing I will say is that the sizes come up a little small, especially if you’re like me and you have really wide feet.  I ordered size 7s but they were way too tight and uncomfortable so I had to send them to exchange for a size 8.  The process was really easy and the first exchange is free!!  A few days later, a new parcel arrived with my size 8s and thankfully they were a much better fit 😀  The customer service was fantastic and they kept me updated the entire time!

Where do you love getting your shoes from?  Are you a fan of dupes?  Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x

*These shoes were kindly sent to me by Uppersole but views, love of shoes and feet are my own.

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6 Comments

  1. I absolutely love those black shoes, they look pretty and comfortable. Wow, what a bargain. I love finding dupes for higher end brands, I must admit I probably need a shoe clear out too! I also don’t own a single pair of trainers or casual sneakers.

    Sharon xx

    rosieloveslife.co.uk

  2. Those black shoes are so cute! I love a Mary Jane style as I struggle to stop them slipping off otherwise. I once kicked off my shoe whilst walking through town to work, so cringeworthy – it literally flew off my foot and landed several yards ahead of me. Coulda died!
    Those trainers are a great dupe for converse! Bargain there too. I’ll have to have a mooch.

    Samantha x

    http://thebeautyspyglass.com

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