I understand that glove shoes are not to everyone’s taste, personally I LOVE them. Their understated cool is the perfect antithesis to Christian Louboutin‘s glamour.
While I find Louboutin’s architecturally impressive I will never ever be able to walk in them. Glove shoes on the other hand are sensible but also very stylish (yes they are, please don’t question me!). See also Babouche shoes, I know some people find these visually offensive but again I really love them.
Ever since the pricey but gorgeous Martiniano shoes came out a few years ago I’ve wanted a pair. I regret not picking up the COS versions but I’d still very much like an original Martiniano. Mango do the most brilliant version for much cheaper and hopefully I will be adding them to my wardrobe. (Does anyone have them? I’d be interested to know what the sizing is like.)
I also love the very cool Paloma Wool version. And speaking of Paloma Wool if you haven’t heard of them you should definitely check out this Spanish independent designer, I’m hoping to pick up this beautiful shirt soon. Their Instagram is definitely worth a look too.
Anyway, I first discovered Marks and Spencer’s version through Erica Davies’ Instagram account. Who I totally recommend following btw, especially if you feel you need a little bit of style inspiration. Marks and Spencer glove shoes (or high cut ballerinas) come in 6 colours, I bought the black and cream (they’re described as white on the site but they’re definitely cream). The leather is super-soft and the soles have something called Insolia Flex® which makes walking in flats comfortable. I can say that it does seem to work, these are incredibly comfortable shoes. I have sciatica and sometimes shoes that are too flat can aggravate it so if you’re looking for something to minimise sciatica symptoms these might just be worth a go! They feel like you’re wearing sturdy slippers. I can’t recommend them enough; they look good, are really comfy to wear and only cost £35.
So are you for or against the glove shoe?
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