Despite my worrying large collection of heels (thanks, Sarenza), I’m most often found in flats. I love being comfortable, and tottering around on 6in stilettos is not my idea of fun… no matter how fashionable they may be.
I’ve been working with John Lewis during London Fashion Week to hunt down the most stylish people at Somerset House – all that rushing across the cobbles required a pair of shoes that combine form and function – my Nikes weren’t going to cut it (unless they were hi-tops in a bright metallic – so hot right now) but there’s no way I’d attempt those death stones in anything elevated.
I’ve had my eye on the Somerset by Temperley collection since I saw the preview on Vogue a few months ago, and the Larch brogues were a firm favourite. I wore them with a tweed skirt and cute kitty tee for an attempt at that irreverent East London style (not sure I pulled it off).
I love the mix of patent and suede and despite requiring a little breaking in (hello blister plasters!), the sturdy soles meant I could flit from show to show all day long without hobbling to the nearest chair/leaning on a friend for support/freeing my feet from a fiery hell and sitting barefoot on the ground. Result!
Are you a flats fan or are you surgically attached to your heels?