Head in the Clouds, Feet on the Ground

It’s been a while since we updated our wardrobes here on the Vision blog so I thought I’d start with the basics to get you from A to B injury free (or at least over the bridge from Salvo to Vudu). If you are lacking a personal reflexologist or housemate willing to give you a foot massage, give your feet some welcome winter TLC and find a perfect pair of pumps to see you through the remainder of the term.


No shoe rack would be complete this season without a casual flash of tartan. I went the whole highland hog and picked out this classic pair from Heritage of Scotland for less than £25.

Heritage of Scotland Tartan Pump


Nothing beats an original twist, and at www.shoesofprey.com you can design your very own bespoke pair of glittery ballet flats. A party starter AND a conversation starter – I was inspired by the ruby red slippers with a wink to the Wizard of Oz and Rosie’s recent ad for Marks and Sparks. These may break the bank at £133, but they’re gorgeous and come with free shipping.


Shoes of Prey Ruby Slippers


The pointed toe has a history of non-conformism, but you can definitely work it to fit in with any wardrobe. It’s a style that has been going since the fifties. Going back to the budget, Zara’s gorgeous take on a classic comes in at only £19.99.

Zara Pointed Flat Shoe


My ultimate pair are from the mainstay best friend of the girl in need of a fast-fix, on-trend update, Asos, which certainly doesn’t disappoint with choice on the non-heeled front. This suede pair by Aldo, available on the website, are a lightning bolt of electric blue and also have something of the winkle-picker about them. They’ll take you from day to night.

Aldo at Asos Suede Pump