Things of Beauty: Friends for your feet.

Leaves drop, as do British temperatures and with that a new wardrobe beckons.

If unlike me, you are either strong-willed and/or sensible with your fashion purchases, you may not be pulled in by the lure of new shoes. However if like me, you are itching to find new shoes to take your best foot forward in - then by all means purchase your newest feet friends via brands that are independent, passionate, creative. Advocates of craft, beauty and twice annual newness. This should at least alleviate the A/W18 guilt. Until next year.

Inspired by the themes permeating my magazines and media feeds at the moment: the 70’s. Here’s five pairs of shoes to create your next Cinderella moment. WARNING: Try not to gawk at the prices, quality and style don’t come for free, hun.


The Spice Girls are not dead, the Spice Girls are not dead, the Spice Girls are not dead.

Repeat after me.

These ‘Edith’ boots by delicious Spanish brand, Miista are textured croc-stamped Italian leather. Need I say more. If the 8cm heel is not your thing, see also Constance and Coraline styles for equally sexy croc-stamped leather style, just lower heels and less red.

Edith £190 ~

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Tired of feeling like a snowflake? Walked into a meeting wearing your rain-soaked ballet pumps by accident? Pull on your big-girl pants and wear these handcrafted seasonless brogues for ultimate big-girl vibes. Handcrafted in Yorkshire.

£346 at


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Handmade by Lucy & Ollie in Bristol these natural vegetable tanned black leather shoes are perfecto for northern winters. Wedge sole, 100% long lasting and biodegradable.

Wear with your flash new wide leg pants and/or thick wooly tights.


Channel vintage vibes with these Seoul ’88 Olympic Games - meets - Prince of Wales - inspired trainers for a stamp of British global sporting chic. Trainers by Walsh, the UK’s only wholly owned, designed and manufactured sports footwear.

£105 at

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Step out in sass. These boots by Lisbon-based The Feeting Room are in the S-A-L-E.

Made in Portugal by brand Gladz, these booties bring out my inner BAE. Don’t mess with BAE.

€82.50 ~

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These Fontesi Low Runner shoes are giving me sexual feelings. €349 and only left in size 40 but potentially the perfect ‘date night to work out’ shoe - because who doesn’t go straight from a wine bar to a dance class? Regardless, this sexy yet practical show is for me - the creme da la creme of footwear.

ThingsDaisy Hill