The metallic trend is taking many forms, but particularly in the shoe industry. I love Miista shoes, mainly because they’re London based and slightly out there and probably far more ‘fashion’ than I’d realistically dare go, aside from the fact that I generally love their style, including the website. They do a fabulous metallic/hologram brogue, as seen on Taylor Swift recently at the Billboard awards.
I’m also quite a fan of AtterleyRoad.com, a company which pull together all the best from the high street and designers and creates looks and styles which you can then buy from their website.
They have pinpointed these little beauties whilst stating that ‘nude shoes never go out of fashion’.
Forgive me for sounding like a stuck record, but these are pretty much exact replicas of Charlotte, which are available in nude and coral (which should probably be called red, but I don’t want to be in breach of any trade descriptions act or anything) and look like this.
It’s at this point that I should probably say that Atterleyroad.com is selling the Lola Cruz for £150 and I’m selling Charlotte for £60. Also, I think it hopefully goes without saying that Atterleyroad.com doesn’t do big sizes. And I do.
But, what I’m proud of is that I’m managing to keep my stock in the fashion game, which was my intention from the beginning.
I still can’t find shoes which meet my expectations on other sites in my size – and there has been an influx of places doing larger sizes in the last few months. It’s almost like the tide is slowly turning, but retailers still seem to think that because we have larger feet, we don’t worry about style or trends.
So, with fashion forward companies like Atterleyroad.com and Miista.com all getting on with the metallic trend and with Shoes for Ruby keeping up with the big boys, I’m going to carry on doing what I’m doing and hope that those ladies with large feet will soon get to hear about my on-going mission and realise, they don’t have to make do anymore!
Thanks, as ever, for reading. x