The Rise of the Granny Shoe

Images via pinterest, glove shoes here and here

Granny shoes are my favourite kind, that sensible block heel and higher cut front is the perfect foil to wear with something less grannyish, jeans, for example, that should have been hemmed. I love grannyish clothing, too, but prefer to juxtapose the geriatric look with something more modern - like I spoke about in yesterdays post, teaming a knifepleated skirt with fugly flatforms is the best way to make it less twee.

There are other benefits to a higher-cut pump, too; they don't cut in, especially if, like me, you suffer from another grannyish affliction, the bunion. No, they are comfortable and don't make my feet hurt, years of cramming my toes into pencil sharpened points have left them in need of something less structured, and a buttery soft ballerina is the best way to stay comfy and on trend.

Mid heeled shoes are really having a moment; Chanel has already managed to make a gaggle of FROWers happy with the comfiest must have of the season, the toe-capped sling back, and 'granny takes a trip' is code for 'the next great fashion movement.'  Which suits me just fine; I can't wait to pull on the mid heeled boots and low heeled loafers for the most easy to wear shoe season ever! Spartoo have loads in stock, too, so you're sure to find a pair to suit you.

XO Amie

This post is in collaboration with Spartoo
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