Kel McGowan is Kelligrafie
This is the blog where I list significant footwear that has made an impact on my life. I might be a tomboy, but I am essentially a girl so... SHOES!
The Clarks Pair
Back in the day Clarks were the way to go if you wanted shoes. I mean literally, there were very few shoe shops around and clothes shops in general. None of this sweatshop Primark £2 pumps nonsense. And forbid my mother buy anything that would fall apart at the seams within five minutes. Money was tight and you bought quality stuff. I used to love going to Jones Footwear for my Clarks and looking at the grown up shoes and messing about with the little metal pole with the slider that mesaured your feet. One of my favourite pair of shoes was a black pair that had animal pawprints in the sole. I think they had a lilac butterfly on them too.
The Wedges I Wore Once... To The Chippy
This was when I worked at a shoe shop (my first job) and there were some lovely wedges in the sale. Now why I bought them when I hate my toes is beyong me but they had a beige/sand wedge and the strap across was greeny blue denim with a coral flower stitched on. I only ever wore them once, to get some fish 'n' chips alongside my brother and then they were stored at the back of my wardrobe until I felt sorry for their lack-of-worness and took them to the local charity shop. Hopefully they're out there making someone feel amazing.
The Size-Too-Small Trainers
Another bargain picked up at the shoe store I worked at (no I will not reveal the name, my boss was evil and they don't deserve the promotion). A pair of children's trainers, white with a rainbow panel. Size 5. Now I'm a wide size 6 but I squashed my feet into them at every oppertunity. I MADE them fit me.
The Mosher Trainers With Two Inch Sole
I ended up with two pairs of these. Both of them got worn to shreds. They were the essential in comfort. Instead of laces the tongue was kept down by elastic that zig zagged across the top, a bit like laces. And the sole was, as the subtitle says, between one and two inches thick. Walking became bouncing.