As you will know from reading this blog, I wear heels a LOT! However, there are plenty of situations that require me to wear comfortable shoes instead of making my life more difficult with heels… like doing the school run, if it is a rainy day, if I have lots of walking to do, or if I’m in a situation where heels look uncool and try-hard. Today was a day where all four of these applied.
My favourite area of London, by far, is Shoreditch. It is fun, edgy, full of art and design. It is a mix of repurposed warehouses, elegant Georgian architecture, gritty urban graffiti, cutting-edge design, destination restaurants, and relaxed urban charm. Being in Shoreditch always inspires me; it makes me feel like I’m twenty years younger and living in New York again. In the daytime, no one teeters around this part of London in heels; it is both deeply impractical and deeply uncool.
Today, I wore my fabulous new 80s-inspired blue nubuck ECCO ‘Soft 1’ trainers. I could have worn something like a white leather trainer a la Stan Smith, but these are so much more stylish. Also, I’m officially over white sneakers. I still like them on men, but my Instagram-saturated eyeballs can’t look at another Mum in white trainers. Thanks to ECCO recently sending me these cosy beauties, I’ve moved on. I love how retro they are, and I especially love how brilliantly they work with jeans. The white skater boy sole keeps it fresh and in line with fashion’s current 80s infatuation. I’ve just noticed these now come in red (my favourite colour) so I’m seriously tempted to buy a red pair too. They’ll be perfect for travel because they’re a bit more special (and less touristy looking) than a normal sneaker. There is something quite chic about the lack of an obvious sporty logo, like a Nike swoosh, Adidas stripes, or a Converse star. Leave it to the quietly cool Scandis to make an elegant understated trainer like these.
My best friend in London (hi Tracey!) has been wearing Danish brand ECCO for decades, so she is thrilled to see them on my blog. Now that I have experienced the level of comfort she’s been raving about, I’m considering these block-heeled pointy boots for winter too. They’re the sort of weather-proof practical boots that go with everything but still look urban and chic.
Just after all of these sunny and windy photos, we had a several big rain showers. I can report that not a single water mark shows on the nubuck once they’ve dried; they still look absolutely pristine.
Now let’s run around my favourite part of town in my most comfortable shoes!
See what I mean about the cobblestones? Imagine these in heels.
Cape- Maje (past season) current similar
Sequin breton- St James (limited edition)
Jeans- Adriano Goldschmied
Greek Fisherman’s Hat- Amazon
Sunglasses- Michael Kors
Thank you so much to ECCO Shoes for sponsoring this post. As usual, the opinions and content are 100% my own.