Thursday, June 3, 2010
Marks & Spencer's sell-out wedge sandals
Ever regretted not buying something? My list is endless. But one item that I always kick myself about is a pair of tan leather wooden heeled platform sandals by Pierre Hardy for Gap from a few years ago. They'd been reduced in the sale to a mere £7.99 and still I didn't snap them up. More fool me.
So, when I saw these leather wedges from Marks & Spencer's Autograph range, they reminded me what I had missed out on - and, this time, I did snap them up (as did my friend Claire, who's modelling her sandals with me). At £45, not only are they a classic style, they go with everything from trousers and jeans to dresses and shorts (as seen in a previous blog). Plus, I can see myself wearing them with tights or socks come autumn.
The stacked wedge heel gives an extra 4 inches in height, while it's slight platform sole ensures it feels neither too high nor too tottery. The best part is that they are so amazingly comfortable. Heels I sometimes struggle to walk in; wedges never. And with these, I can walk, I can run - no problem. So, maybe they're actually better than the Gap sandals of memory. What I do know for sure is that these will be glued to my feet all summer long.
A word of advice: hurry! These are selling out fast. However, they are available in cream, too, which looks modern, summery and great with a tan.
Top tip: bright nail polish looks good with either the tan or cream wedges. Claire and I have gone for hot pink and red, but everything from beige to Rouge Noir goes.
Photograph by Nikki McClarron. (Thanks lovely!)