As someone who is in between clothing sizes and has an irritatingly not-right-for-any-store kind of curvy, petite figure, it's probably no surprise that my biggest vice is shoes. I'm scared to count how many I actually own, but I think around the 300 mark wouldn't be an entirely OTT estimate. What's more important than the number, though (back me up here), is the fact that I get lots of wear out of almost all of the footwear I have bought over the years. I religiously get new pieces seen to by a cobbler (key to getting rubber soles put into leather soles for example, as your shoes will last longer), and I try to ensure that I buy only comfy heels, which means there are a lot of midi and kitten heels in my repertoire. I don't mind buying high street (although I know now where to go for the best quality affordable shoes), but I'm more likely to invest bigger bucks into a pair of designer boots than I am an It bag any day of the week.
So, if you're a fellow shoe fanatic, this is the shopping gallery to keep checking in on. Scroll to shop the shoes—from sandals to mules, courts to boots—I'm buying/obsessing over/adding to my wish list now.
A FEW OF MY RECENT SHOE OBSESSIONS…
The party shoes I want to keep and wear forever and ever and ever: these Kalda metallic mules are super comfy, incredibly glitzy, and just the right heel height to last in.
I have bought two pairs of these Aeyde mules over the seasons because I just can't stop wearing them. The easiest day heels I own. Don't get distracted by the cat.
So I haven't snapped these up yet (trying to save some money for, you know, food and stuff), but how fab are these satin slippers from Mulberry? They are firmly on the list for party season.
MORE SHOES I'M INTO RIGHT NOW…
The kind of elegant cowboy boots I can get on board with.
Curvy heels are very 2018, but this shade of minty green is set to be big in 2019.
These have a whiff of vintage Prada about them, and that's always a good thing.
Amina's debut shoe collection is all kinds of glorious.
Marant is the queen of suede boots, and these are the latest addition to her collection—a love-forever purchase. Just use suede protector, please.
IMHO the best version of these slingbacks to date.
For the minimalists out there, Arket has great options.
Cuteness in pure shoe form.
If Cher Horowitz and Carrie Bradshaw created shoes together, it'd be these. I am in love.
What's not to love here, really?
Into how damn weird these are for high-street shoes.
The comfiest, coolest, best-quality sneaks around.
For some reason, I dislike closed-toe red shoes, but red sandals? I adore.
When you can't afford Hèrmes…
Coco is back and now in sumptuous purple velvet and satin—I cannot resist.
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This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.