Shoes…who doesn’t love them, really? An Uncle once saw my shoe collection and asked me in all incredulity “how many feet have you got?”. But my collection has been useful on so many occasions. I bought lots of shoes when I had money to spare and now I have a shoe for every occasion and outfit. I can confidently create an outfit without having to spend money, and now that I have a small child and low income, this is truly a godsend. My collection is a history of me, each pair bringing memories of occasions and moments. Shoes are the one thing that always fits too, even if you gain weight, a good shoe is a good friend, I think, making you feel better/taller/slimmer.
These days, the heels don’t get much light because being the mother of the next Usain Bolt, I have to be ready to sprint at a seconds notice. I live in the countryside too now, so I need footwear that will withstand mud, and that are warm, and grippy. It’s been lovely though, browsing the Barratts website to see what I might be able to buy if I had the money and occasion.
Many thanks to Terri Lowe for hosting the competition.
My choices for the competition began with a wellington. My wellies are boring, so I replaced them earlier this year by some gorgeous pink Havaiana wellies but sadly they leaked and after much ado, Bank finally refunded me. So there is a gap in my shoe collection for a pair of stylish wellies. I’ve also dreamed of a pair of wedge trainers but lacked the justification for any in my budget, but I’d love to buy some with a competition win. I selected the following:
Red buckle trim wellingtons £30
Odeon triple strap velcro hi tops £35
But then, HORROR! They didn’t have either in my size, and neither did they have anything on the page that you could use to request an email when they were back in stock. I would have appreciated a calf width for the wellies too, being wide of calf (or small of foot, I have never worked out which).
So I went back to the drawing board and selected the same welly in a less desirable colour, and some studded slipper shoes. I’m not sure about the shoes, it is difficult really to see what they would be like without a 360 degree image. Barratts don’t do free returns either, which would put me off ordering anything from them in real life, so if they don’t fit then you have to pay postage yourself. You can return them to store, but with their shops closing, and for me, living so far from a town, this is not helpful.
I also chose a nice pair of boots for my son, but this isn’t something I would buy online either if returns weren’t free. Shoe measurements are also really helpful when buying childrens shoes.
Rascal wellington £30
Studded pointed toe ballerina £22.50
Boys ankle boots £18.75
I would LOVE Barratts to let me know when the red wellies are back in stock in a size 5 and what the calf measurement is