When it comes to choosing my favourite shoes, I must admit that I admire a great many brands. Certain companies seem to excel in producing a certain sort of shoe, and so when you are choosing new shoes, it pays to go to an expert. For classic Mary Jane styles, I always look to Hush Puppies, who take the sensible heel and strap and then add colour and a retro-inspired elegance to them. When looking for a flat shoe that offers comfort with chic ballerina styling I look to French Sole, beloved by Kate Middleton, and certainly more reasonably priced than Pretty Ballerina’s (which I also love incidentally, but my bank balance isn’t quite so keen).
The classic ballerina flat from French Sole
Loving Mary Janes from Hush Puppies
For an elegant riding boot screaming of English Heritage, it is hard to look beyond Barbour, well-known for their wax jackets, but also behind some of the best boots on the market. And if you want your shoes to be the talk of the town, real show-stoppers, then Irregular Choice is your first, and only stop.
English Heritage from Barbour
Wow! Shoes from Irregular Choice