Yesterday, I took a huge gamble. I wore a pair of heels for a day out in London without taking a spare pair of flats. I know, I have no idea what possessed me. Well I do...I just don’t want to admit I was running late for the bus again. Thankfully, they were wedges (I’m not that insane!) but the day was still spent putting them to the test, along with my ankles and, boy, were they tested!
|Passing time at the station|
Say hello to my New Look brogue wedges, bought in the sale for £8 (I’m ashamed to say this still gives me that slightly smug, sale-steal smile). Heeled brogues are perfect for those who want to try the androgynous look whilst maintaining femininity. Lacing also gives a little nod to the fetish trend, particularly if accompanied by a stiletto. Smart and sexy at the same time, this pair has dressed my feet for everything from work and interviews to nights out on the town.
Anyway, having now used myself as a personal test dummy, here are the results of my self-inflicted experiment to work the wedge all day.
§ They are not suitable footwear in which to run for any form of public transport (I have tested both buses and trains, you can try planes but I don’t think it will make any difference). This is NO REFLECTION on the wedge itself, any heels are impossible to run in and require learning the art of ‘tottering seductively’. In fact, wearing wedges will encourage punctuality, to avoid public embarrassment, which looks really good on a CV!
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§ Do not attempt to walk up a hill in them...or down for that matter. Perhaps, it is because I am tall but my attempt to saunter down slope did not so much have the grace of Grace Kelly as the uncontrolled hurtling of a runaway cart. I fought gravity I tell you! It just prevented me from rolling down the rest of the way, which would have relieved my feet but done nothing for self-respect.
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§ Side note, check the weather forecast. I should have realised it was going to be the windiest day of the year so far when I decided to wear this dress. Wedges are perfect for avoiding puddles but I apologise to the public, this time in the vicinity of London Bridge, for another unanticipated viewing.
§ Another note for those well watered and reaching six foot tall; I know it is exciting being able to see your house from up there but you won’t hear your friends without providing them with a microphone. Great tip: sit down.
However, despite these slight draw backs, the positives of wedges still outweight the negatives. Simply put, they make your legs look fantastic and will definitely stop traffic (thank-you Mr. Cycle Rickshaw Guy). Wedges may be the lazy girl's heels but you can still be standing eight hours later! xx