I have difficulty finding shoes that fit. I have a high arch, wide feet and super sensitive skin that likes to blister. As a kid, my sister couldn't gift me baby Nikes because my feet (at the tender age of 3) were like those of a sasquatch.
Still, I am passionate about fashion and street style and when I moved to Toronto to study hairstyling I discovered designer shoes. Designed to fit, priced to bankrupt and a love affair began.
I saved for these shoes for months (sometimes years) and a few styles were gifted to me by the brand themselves. I'm also an avid Pinterest user. I research what my favourite models, singers and actresses love then I do my best to find what they're wearing in consignment and vintage shops. There is no reason to pay full price, it can be incredibly rewarding to find what was once $600 for $60. My favourite consignment stores in Toronto are House of Vintage and I Miss You Vintage. You can even shop some of the pieces I'm willing to part with:
Then, I take my treasures to my local cobbler Vic, who cleans, repairs and stretches them for me if/ when needed. It's super important to make sure you have them sanitized and properly fitted. One day I'll write a post about how important your feet are..
I wasn't able to include all of my shoes in this video but I've wanted to share a sneak peek for months. Since we are all in quarantine this might be a great distraction.
Many of you (on Instagram) have said you would be interested in seeing my faves, and here they are:
A list of brand names and styles in order of which they appear:
Harlow Booties | Boathouse
Isabel Marant | Black Cluster Boots
Pour La Victoire | Grey Suede Heels
UGGS | Short Cosmo Sequin Boots
Rag & Bone | Green Orginal Newbury Booties
Aldo | Military Heels (Designed by Jenn Allison)
Rag & Bone | Merlot Margot Booties
Rag & Bone | Tan Leather Newbury 2.0 Booties
Chloe | Suzanna Red Leather Ankle Boots
Pour La Victoire | Black Faux Cro Embossed Heel
Crime/ London | Laminated Pink Leather Sneakers (Yoka)
Pour La Victoire | Green + Black Zip Up Pumps
Bamboo | Black Leather Peep Toe Slingbacks