Having UK size 10 feet means I can hardly buy shoes anywhere. It also means when I find a pair of shoes I like, I wear them to death and then buy a new pair. The shoes themselves aren’t particularly expensive, mostly around £20, but the regularity with which I need to replace them makes this a costly venture. So when Maja took me into Dr Martens the other day to look at some sexysexy killer heel black shoe-boots she wanted, I found myself perusing their wares. I fell in love with these amazing purple suede brogues with a thick sole.
I spent the afternoon deliberating: they were more expensive than any shoes I’ve bought. But the more I thought about it, the more I realised that the one thing everyone says about Dr Martens is that they last forever. Why was I being so fussy about buying a pair of quality shoes that I loved when I’m so quick to pay £20 for a pair of flats that I wear a hole into after a few weeks?
Brogues: Dr Martens
(cheeky hint of bra courtesy of Marks & Spencer)
Aren’t they magnificent?