You say heels, we say how high?
We’ve all been there haven’t we? The end of the night, hand-bag in one hand, heels in the other. The horrendous burning sensation setting our soles aflame every time we take another step forward. I don’t miss it. Not one bit. I’ve since given up on high-heels entirely. You won’t catch me near a pair, unless we refer back to being a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding last summer. Even then the Birkenstocks were on within moments of the photos finishing.
I’ve often felt quite smug, stomping confidently about town in a pair of well-worn Doc Martens, witnessing tottering teens in their sky-high footwear and realising that I do in fact agree with what my Mother used to say about ‘catching one’s death’.
However, there IS something about wearing a pair of decent high-heels. There’s more to it than just lifting you slightly closer to the sky, or knowing what the weather is doing before anyone else. It changes the way we stand, the way we act, and ultimately the way we feel.
Choosing the right pair is crucial. We can’t all float around in a pair of pin thin stilettos, and not everyone can rock a contemporary block heel, or chunky wedge. That’s okay! This week is an introduction to our collection here at Golden Boot, specifically, a couple of Spanish brands, that are pretty tricky to find in the UK.
Perfect for summer, and something to consider when choosing that old school friend’s wedding outfit.
Hispanitas as a brand have evolved from making simple shoes before the civil war in 1925, to gradually attaining international acclaim in 1989. Now, having decided on the name in 1995, they’re celebrating their 25 th year. They may be a brand steeped in history, but their footwear is far from dated, and having developed a close relationship with them, we’re able to offer you totally unique styles, made exclusively for Golden Boot. I know!
62916 Toulouse £115.00 comes in natural and black in sizes 37-42. This little peep toe exudes timeless class, as elegant lines dress the foot and meet at a bow on the arch. They have a leather upper and lining and the heel has an unusual wood grain effect standing at around 9cm tall. Add in the small platform and this makes it a very reasonable, walk-able height. The natural shade will pretty much go with everything, and black is always versatile for an evening. Pair with a sweet summer skirt and soft blouse for a pared back, effortless look.
Wonders are another exciting Spanish brand we have fallen for. Maybe it’s the accent, who knows? These are FUN! Even the flats look dressy, and they all come in varying colours and textures. If you’re after something a little different, a little chunkier, bolder, then Wonders are for you.
These peachy blinders are called 2632 Tamega £95.00 , and come in coral and black patent leather. The straps are thicker than those on the Hispanitas, creating a cute cut-out effect on the foot and the ankle strap is adjustable for comfort. They’re leather lined and the heel comes in at 8cm, rocking a decent platform. These are a ‘go bold or go home’ sort of shoe, so do exactly that with your outfit. Grab a colourful bag too (don’t go‘matchy-matchy’- think alternative texture) and slick on a summery lipstick. Head to your favourite bar and feel easy in pottering about pain free all night.
These beauties are hand-crafted, not mass produced. They’re made with passion and love, and that’s why we chose them. They’re of the highest quality and designed to be worn and worn again. (Not that I’m encouraging you to only have one pair!)
Carrying your shoes home is one thing, but hobbling home with a broken heel in your hand-bag is a different story. So visit the website or pop in and see us in store to find your perfect pair.
Words, styling and images: Helen Barton