Acceptable footwear for work based and conference situations during the months when boots are impractical and its not warm enough for sandals seem to me to fall into three categories:
1. comfy and practical and generally UGLY
2. heels (including wedges)
3. Those dratted little flat ballet shoe style pumps
I am 5ft10″ and built on larger lines. I loom in general circumstances anyway. Add even a small heel and I, well, loom even more. Ballet pumps look ridiculous as I have flat feet… I like to be smart and reasonably fashionable without overdoing it so this has been a conundrum. Plus I broke my ankle four years ago and I had thought I was probably looking at practical and ugly (with perhaps a hint of Velcro!) in my shoe choices as even small heels get uncomfortable after a while.
Then suddenly women’s brogues started appearing in shops! In colours! Smart FLAT shoes. Smart, flat, COMFY shoes! I love them!
Whichever forward thinking fashionista brought these in has my undying gratitude.
I realise from the picture that you can still tell which one I broke (right ankle) as I don’t have the same curve in my leg as the left…
Knitting pictures will be back soon! Hopefully later. I’ve had a few evening meetings 😁