/ 21 February 2024

How to find your sole mate


Got a penchant for pumps, a la Carrie Bradshaw, but don’t have her budget and want to transition away from fast fashion? It’s time to invest in some well-made shoes… But with thousands of options in shops and online, it’s not easy to know what’s actually good for your feet, so some experts are stepping in with some key tips for spotting truly fabulous footwear. Starting with the material, soft leather is a quick way to identify a quality kick as it will “last forever when cared for properly”. Be wary of plastic masquerading as “vegan leather” or “synthetic”, which will break/damage easily as they’re “very disposable”. If you’re not into glamorously strutting in heels, a thick, stitched-on rubber sole is another sure sign of sturdiness. And they say avoiding cheap hardware, like flimsy buckles, is essential. Don’t know about you, but we’re lining up for another winter in sneakers…

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