I was recently perusing the lovely Betty Pamper’s blog Pamper and Curves when I saw something that stopped me in my tracks. Something glittery and beautiful and very me…
I, rather shamefully, begged Simply Be for a pair, all the while thinking ‘but they are so high! I guess I will just pose in them and look pretty.’
Just a few days later the wonder shoes arrived in size 6EEE and I immediately put them on and tottered around my flat. I was extremely pleasantly surprised that they were not only easy to get on and do it, but they were also oh-so-comfy and easy to walk in! I am a massive fan of t bar heels as I like to feel secure when teetering around, and so these were perfect. Shoegasm!
I decided that the best way to test these beauties had to be on a girly night out, and so a few night later I squeezed myself into an old Film Noir Pinup Girl Clothing dress, strapped myself into the heels, drank rather a lot of wine and headed out with some friends.
The heels were so comfy! They are rather high, but they have a platform to help take away from some of that height. I am usually terrified of said platform sections, as they are often wobbly and I feel like I might go over onto my face. However, this platform section was sturdy and actually helped prevent that dreaded ‘ball ache’ that heels can give. Being a bigger girl and putting all of my weight onto half of my feel often causes a little pain the next day, but I didn’t get any of that with these heels.
My only teeny tiny gripe with these heels would be that the t bar comes up rather high, and when you have large legs like I do that can sometimes be a hindrance and make chunky legs look look chunkier. And so I decided to try the shoes on with my Evans jeggings and Collectif Dolores top, sizes 16 and 14 respectively.
I really liked the way the shoes looked with the jeggings and it of course eliminated the illusion that my legs were a little shorter than usual.
I also adored how casual the shoes could look with a simple outfit like this – my glittery new best friends!
I am typically a size 7, but this is due to my feet being very wide. As I mentioned, these shoes are a size 6EEE – I find that when I come across wide fit shoes I often need to size down, and this theory worked will with these shoes. I fastened the straps on the loosest hook, which didn’t shock me as I have very large ankles. However, it might be good if these shoes came with a slightly longer strap as some women may struggle with the current length.
What do you think of these heels? Would they be something you’d usually go for? Are you tempted to try them? Let me know!