I used to be a heels kind of a girl. Heels, heels, heels. It didn't matter whether I was walking on a beach, walking on sheer ice (hey, stilettos are almost like ice picks aren't they?), riding a bike or just walking to the shops and back. Heels all the way.
Then, London happened. It was a gradual change. As my commute got longer, my heels got flatter. It was all that walking to the station and between the tube stops, see. Then, a baby happened. A great big belly sticking out I wasn't about to teeter on my stilettos no more. After the pregnancy with a little baby on my arms and a bit wobbly from all that lack of sleep my feet stayed firmly on ground. And after the baby grew up and started first crawling, then toddling, and then running towards all kinds of mischief, all my beloved heels were forever resigned to be relegated to the bottom of the biggest box in the darkest corner of the loft, never to be seen or used, unless in the grave emergency of a baby-free party or a job interview.
When Brantano suggested I pick a pair of shoes from their online store I was (as always) drawn to the beautiful beautiful heels. And then I of course went to check the more practical flat options. After lots of browsing through a great selection of shoes, and teetering between lots of fabulous options I decided to go for something I've never before had. Something with a bit of heel, but still practical when running after a little monkey. Something that I guess you could term as mummy shoes, or mummy heels.
So wedges it was, and the fabulously comfortable Hush Puppies Eva Farris Sandals grabbed my attention straight away. And as I've always found with Hush Puppies, these were almost like walking on clouds. Not too high either with the reasonable heel and the added platform. Exactly the comfortable type of a shoe a mummy might need when trying to catch that lightning speed toddler. Or when walking to the shops and back. Or when going to work, after being woefully tired and lacking in practice with that heel-toe step action... (Done all those in these puppies, and in comfort!)
Top: By Malene Birger / Trousers: Taifun / Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs / Wedges: Hush Puppies
So, what do you think of these puppies? Are you a heels (or mummy heels) type of a girl or do you keep your feet flat in the ground?
Thanks to Brantano for the PR sample from their shoe selection.