I’m an idiot. I will get that done and out of the way first, because I really am.
You know that phrase that gets trotted out, usually in movies, about when nothing else in your wardrobe is working “Shoes always fit”. Well in my case, I seem to be working the opposite way to everyone else.
See my clothes fit me quite well thank. Yes I am a fat girl but I still loves fashion and I buy clothes that I love and look good (now that’s a statement and half coming from where I was this time last year!!!). No problems there. My footwear however, they are like beautiful torture devices.
The problem is that most of the pairs that I own don’t fit properly. I have wide feet that don’t always fit into the standard widths you find in the shops and it took until yesterday, yes I did say yesterday, to realise that there was another way. Wider fittings.
Now you see why I called myself an idiot at the beginning of this post.
For years I have just “managed”. I have surrounded myself with beautiful shoes, many of which that pinch because they are a bit too tight and my solution has always been “I’ll break them in”. You know what that entails. Weeks of uncomfortable tightness until the leather eases a little, sore feet, rubbing against your skin etc etc.
The other day however I was ordering my new Winter boots when I happened across a beautiful pair of t bar wedges that I instantly fell in love with. I noticed that they were available in a wider fitting so for the first time I decided to give it a go.
OH MY GOD. They are comfortable! They don’t rub, they fit perfectly, I can walk easier in the heels (something I always struggle with no matter what the height). They are perfect. I feel like I should buy the entire stock out in case they go away.
So just as I once had to resign myself to the fact that yes, Evans was “for me” and not run past it in that “I’m not fat really” kind of way; now I accept that wider feet need wider fittings in order to be comfortable.
I may be a slow learner, but I get there in the end. Anyway, here is a picture of my new lovelies, found at +Simply Be .