Sensible Footwear for Autumn Feet

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ok, so, I’ve finally given and admitted it’s autumn.

I’m checking through my stocking drawer to see if I actually have any I can still wear and eventually I’ll get around to making sure all my summer frocks are cleaned and repaired to go away for the winter.

As the rain starts falling and the weather cools I, sadly, have to start thinking about sensible footwear. I’m not yet at the point of thinking about snow boots and wellies, but I am thinking sensible, non slippy, yet vaguely attractive every day footwear.

Suede is impractical as they’ll be ruined in the rain, anything too high and spindly is out as broken ankles on slippy pavements and endless re-heeling gets very tiresome and peep toes, ankle straps and slingbacks get relegated to the back of the wardrobe to wait for warmer times.

This season, thankfully, the mid heel brogue is ubiquitous. It’s a perfect autumn shoe and works really well with a vintage style look. Available in versatile black, tweedy brown and a whole range of other colours, I’ve been off to trawl the High Street and hunt down some lovely autumn shoes to suit all budgets. You’re welcome!

Budget? I laugh in the face of Budget!

Radley Tolstoy Mid Heel Shoes – £150

Also available in a kind of beigey green colour, these have leather covered heels with a wood effect strip down the back, making them a little different, and allegedly leg lengthening.

Radley Tolstoy Shoe

Chie Mihara Cosmic Shoes – £198

At little more flashy with the two tone going on, but if I pay that much for a pair of shoes I want people to notice! Also available in plum and black.

Chie Mihara Cosmic Shoe

I can’t go crazy, but I’ll pay for a decent pair of shoes.

Office Brogue Baby – £68

Classic brogue style, also available in *deep breath* tan, blue, floral, grey, mustard, khaki and leopard print suede. Phew!

Office Brogue Baby

Clarks Bone Rattle W – £54.99

A slightly different style with pleating and a square toe.

Clarks Bone Rattle

Find me cheap or I go barefoot

Peacocks Ladies Perivale Brogue – £20

Cheap and cheerful, but should hopefully keep out *most* of the rain. Also available in tan.

Peacocks Percivale Brogue

Marks & Spencer Footglove Leather Whipstitch Lace Ups – £39.50

Also available in chocolate brown, they have a nice low front that should look good with skirts and are from the footglove range, so should be comfortable for something in this price range!

Marks & Spencer Whipstitch lace up

7 Responses
  • Shona
    October 6, 2010

    Damn you and your shoe sharing. LOVE the office ones in Floral.
    Be still my beating heart

  • Shona
    October 6, 2010

    Ohhh but now I see the leopard print!

    • Retro Chick
      October 6, 2010

      They’re great aren’t they! I think I’d buy a pair in every colour. Be prepared!

  • LandGirl1980
    October 6, 2010

    Khaki brogues? *swoon*

  • Miss Peelpants
    October 6, 2010

    I think I’ve missed the most amazing ankle lace-up boots I saw in M&S a month or so back, kicking myself for not buying them. Those brogues are nice though, so they might be a nice alternative! Thank you for a very informative post…

  • Angela Deaton
    October 6, 2010

    I absolutely love the second pair with the black and white!! Go for them!


  • Anita
    October 8, 2010

    I wasn’t sure about this style of shoe before but am now going to try 2 pairs you featured when I go shopping next week!!