How To Choose The Right Shoes

Choosing the right shoes for different occasions, from so many designs and collections can be hard work. There are quite a number of options to choose from, it can get a little confusing. We all have different tastes in shoes, different needs and different walking styles, but the fact remains, we all wear shoes. This funny infographic from Fabi Shoes shows that what we drink, may represent what shoes we wear.

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Do you agree?

Here are 3 basic tips you should have in mind when selecting your next pair of shoes:

Quality over Quantity

Attention to detail, finest quality materials and beautiful designs are what I look out for when buying shoes. I love Italian shoes, they are unique, elegant and trendy. I rather have an expensive Barracuda pair of shoes that stands out from the rest, to wear for years, than 5 cheap pairs from a high street store that will fall apart in weeks. I will pick quality over quantity any day. I am not saying high street is not quality, some are and some aren’t.

Check out this gorgeous Fabi jewelled sandals:

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Comfortable

I always walk around for some minutes before buying new shoes. It saves me making a trip back to the store to return an uncomfortable shoe. I always check to make sure a new shoe fits in properly, and it is not painful or uncomfortable to walk in. I go shoe shopping in the afternoon or at the end of the day when I have done some walking around. That way, my feet will be slightly swollen from all the walking, and I get the right size of shoes.

Also, I wear the new shoes indoors for a while until I am 100% satisfied with the fit. Just incase I need to return it, I won’t have a damaged or dirty sole.

I find Kurt Geiger shoes very stylish and comfortable. Tried a couple of them now and I am impressed.

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Go For Platform Shoes/Wedges If You Struggle to Walk In Heels

My final tip is for those who struggle to walk in heels. Go for platform shoes and wedges instead. They provide the necessary height as well as comfort. They may look very high, but they are definitely more comfortable than regular heels. In fact, wedges look like heels, but feel like flats, and this Sandalo Donna Cipro Nero sandals is a perfect example.

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What about you? Share your tips for choosing the right shoes.

Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

20 responses

  1. I agree with you about quality over quantity. It’s always best to invest in one good pair rather than a load of cheap pairs that won’t last hardly any time at all x

  2. Awesome post Stells. Yes, Kurt Geiger is great and more affordable than so many other brands. Quality is good too as I have a couple. I actually did a shot featuring wedges for the first time this summer, I hope it will go up soon on the blog.

    My tip will always be if you can’t walk on them while trying them in stores, you won’t be able to wear them when you bring them home. ALWAYS CHOOSE HEELS AT YOUR COMFORT LEVEL.

    Have a great weekend.
    Mojisola
    http://www.mojintouch.com

  3. That is a really interesting idea with the shoes and what we drink! I have to agree with the quality over quantity, something I am now trying to remember when I go shopping. I have a bad habit of buying lots of cheap shoes which just don’t last and aren’t comfortable!
    Irma xo

  4. Those jeweled shoes. Omg.

    When I made my first trip to London, I made the mistake of wearing high-heeled boots that were a size too big for the entire day of walking. It was NOT a pleasant experience. I definitely recommend comfortable shoes for a night on the town. There’s a brand from the States that’s called Dexflex, and although they’re “cheap” shoes, they tend to last quite awhile, and each pair has a comfortable memory foam insole. They have quite a few appealing designs, and I especially like their ballet flats.

  5. Beautiful post. I agree with you 100% that quality is the key word over quantity. I have suffered alot of waste in the past by buying cheap shoes that give way any how even some on the first day of wearing. I love the rainbow wedges – gorgeous.

  6. Beautiful post.I agree with you that quality is really essential I mean what is the point of having a dozen of pairs and not even feeling comfortable in them?

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