Obsessed with Topshop basketweave sandals

When do you know that you’ve lost your shopping mojo? When you start admiring clunky geography teacher espadrilles? I mean, I’ve always been firmly in the ugly shoe camp when it comes to footwear, but are these Topshop treats acceptable? Is the countdown to H&M x Swedish Hasbeen messing with my ugly shoe mojo? All I know is that I want to wear these shoes every day this summer – I’ll take both the heeled and flat options, please.

Crepe-soled shoes at New Look

Some people really suit creepers. Some people really don’t.

I firmly fit in to the latter category, which is why my interest has been piqued somewhat by New Look’s new Suede Lace Up Flats. All the fun of a creeper, but on a smaller scale. Considering that my crepe-soled wedges have become pretty much my most worn shoes, I think these flat-ish alternatives could happily be their successor.

Or are they hideous?

Sensible shoes from Radley

In her infinite wisdom (hereafter to be referred to as ‘twisdom’), Twin put me on to Radley today for some surprisingly awesome shoes. I know what you’re thinking, because I think it too; Radley? The leather people with the little dogs? Hmmmmm, not so much. I have never bought anything from Radley in my life or even really looked at their collections, but these shoes are really appealing to me for summer. I’ve talked on here before about my love for ugly, semi-orthopaedic shoes and I think these sort of fit into that category, what with their sensible chunky heels and sturdy buckles. The pastel tones, particularly on those ortho-wedgy-heels, are the shit and would work really nicely with basically my entire summer wardrobe. I’m currently disabled with a gammy knee and have been pretty much living in sensible flats, but these look like I could wear ’em all day and not have to wince in pain once. They come in loads more colourways too, so check the Radley site if you’re as practically-minded as me. Oh, and the prices are sensible too — it blows my mind that if you had £65 to spend at Radley you could buy a pair of those bad boys or this.

PS The ugly, clompy, orthopaedic shoe is the only concession to this ridiculous notion of small heels that I’m going to get behind. Kitten heels are gross, whatever Giles says. Flat/clompy ugly wedge/vertiginous are the only three heel heights I’m down with.