Rosemary Mac Cabe

Hemlines, heels and haute couture – your daily dose

Objects of desire – Erdem’s tweed booties at mytheresa.com

When the latest newsletter from high-end online retailer, My Theresa, popped into my inbox yesterday, I was immediately drawn to these slick Erdem booties. They are the perfect combination of cool and practical; I love the chunky heel and the …

Tue, Sep 25, 2012, 07:30

   

When the latest newsletter from high-end online retailer, My Theresa, popped into my inbox yesterday, I was immediately drawn to these slick Erdem booties.

They are the perfect combination of cool and practical; I love the chunky heel and the stubby round toe, and the check print is so 1990s (does it remind anyone else of Cher’s check suit in Clueless?). Of course, they are €995 – and I suspect they would be hugely uncomfortable.

And there’s the rub; it may be an age thing, but I am thoroughly fed up of shoes that are not comfortable. If I can’t walk up Grafton Street in them without wincing in pain, they’re just not a runner (figuratively and literally). Which leaves very few options, especially when it comes to the dressier, sexier footwear choices.

Lately, I’ve been sticking determinedly to my Sixty Seven Bullet boots from Buffalo (which are a dead ringer for Acne‘s Pistols, and I own in three colours), my Isabel Marant Bekkets (which I considered eBaying but now love) and flat shoes – Converse, studded slippers from Dunnes, gold slippers from Aldo and my beloved (but definitely not sexy) Birkenstocks.

What’s a girl to do? Is footwear worth impairing one’s movements for? I still love shoes and there is no doubt in my mind that a pair of high heels can transform an otherwise mundane outfit, but man am I tired of limping along in my heels. Being a fashion-loving female is hard.

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