Not At All Sensible Shoes You Can Actually Walk In

Monday, February 15, 2016

I don’t want much from a pair of shoes.

I just want them to be glamorous, divine pieces of art, but also comfortable enough to walk and dance in all evening without the balls of my feet burning like they’re on fire.

Is that too much to ask for? I do love a pair of ridiculous stillettos, but they can be difficult to wear all evening, especially if a lot of standing or walking is required, and they’re not always the most stable after a few glasses of whatever alcoholic beverage is your choice (I’ll have a Manhattan if you’re buying, thanks!). I once wore a gorgeous pair of pink suede stiletto sandals to a wedding, fell over on the dance floor after someone had dropped a glass and had to spend the rest of the evening with a big blue plaster on my elbow where I cut myself, which wasn’t really the glamorous look I was after.

So, today I have hunted down 5 pairs of shoes that look amazing, will finish off your outfit a treat, but that you can actually walk to the bar in if you can’t find anyone to go for you.

Miss L Fire Annie

They’re red and glittery, it doesn’t get much more glam, but they come attached to sensible heel that you can stay upright on all evening. These are in the sale now, but limited sizes, so grab them quick!

miss l fire glitter

Irregular Choice Nicely Done Floral Shoes

I can’t imagine anyone looking at your feet in these and saying “My, what sensible shoes you are wearing”, but in fact they have not only a sensible sturdy heel, but a t-bar front strap to keep them firmly attached to your feet no matter how vigorously you dance!

Floral Shoes

Irregular Choice Nick of Time Black Glitter

Irregular Choice again, because that’s the first stop for glamorously crazy shoes, right? These are black, which means they’ll go with lots of things, but they’re also glittery and with a chunky heel.

Irregular Choice black glitter

Ruby Shoo Eva Court Shoe

Ruby Shoo is a brand I feel like I only just heard of, but actually I think it’s been a couple of years now since they first entered my conciousness. They have an Irregular Choice-esque style with a bit of a quirky vintage vibe, they are a little cheaper, but lack some of the detail and more outrageous styles you get at Irregular Choice.


Red or Dead Silver Wilmas

I have a very similar pair of Red or Dead shoes in red glitter that I have loved for years. Now I have discovered they also come in silver AND black, I want them a lot! Easy to walk in, with buckle strap and lots and lots of sparkle!

red or dead glitter shoe


8 Responses
  • Fi Phillips
    February 15, 2016

    Love the Ruby Shoo shoes. I wear a lot of navy. Must have a look at their site.

  • Emma Chester
    February 15, 2016

    Love the look of Ruby Shoo – off to their website, thank you!

  • CiCi Marie
    February 15, 2016

    I have those Nick of Time shoes – in fact, they are going to be my bridesmaid shoes for a wedding in April, so they darn well better be comfortable! They do, at this point, seem a pretty safe bet. They’re not particularly padded or anything, but the heel is just not *too* high. Plus, they look absolutely gorgeous on and my narrow feet stay in them, which is way more than I’ve come to expect from most pairs of shoes!

  • Jessica
    February 15, 2016

    Your glittery shoe choices are seriously speaking to my magpie heart. And I love that you didn’t call these “practical” shoe choices, because walkability doesn’t have to mean sedate and practical.

  • Annie
    February 15, 2016

    I have a pair of glittery Red or Dead Mary Jane’s and they are SO comfy.

  • Mim McDonald (@crinolinerobot)
    February 16, 2016

    They’re very pretty, but I couldn’t walk in any of those!

    I’m finding it harder and harder to get shoes that fit anyhow. My feet seem to be getting wider. At this rate, I’ll end up with square feet.

    February 16, 2016

    I adore Mary Janes! All of them 🙂 xxx

    Tatyana x

  • Perdita
    February 18, 2016

    I love Irregular Choice for work, as I stand up most of the day!
    For a while I used to also get some decent heels from Clarks and Dr Martens but they seem to have gone back to looking too sensible again, unfortunately!