It hurts to be fashionable...... that is probably OK when you are in your teens or even your twenties, but after you hit thirty and have a couple of kids to run around after anything but comfort is no longer an option. Is it possible to be ultra fashionable and comfortable... hmm debatable. Some fashion just isn't meant for comfort - like skinny jeans, ultra short minis and g-strings. Shoes have always been a problem for most of us at some stage, heels are usually not the most comfortable unless you have had lots of practice, so can we find comfort, height and style?
I did just recently. I found a gorgeous pair of heels for my best friends wedding. Not ultra high as I am currently pregnant and a belly and heels are not the best combination, however still heels, which due to working from home I do not wear very much. I love my ballet flats!! However I spent the good part of 8 hours in these shoes which by the way were only $40, and felt like I was wearing slippers the entire night. The next time I wore them, some two weeks later, I got out of the car, walked across the road to the restaurant, and one of the heels came right off. So I got comfort and style, but not quality.
However, it can be found. Steve Madden is an eternal favourite of mine, and when I was an office going worker, my shoe wardrobe was full of Steve Madden numbers. Well, it is still full of Steve Madden, just not as many heels these days. At Shimi, we now bring you Steve Madden. Lots of heels, wedges and a few sandals and flats in there for good measure (look out for our flats, sandal and wedges range available soon). We love Steve Madden because the styles are always slightly quirky, but still chic and sophisticated. That is not to say you can't go a bit more unique by mixing up the colours a bit - who doesn't love a bright red shoe.
From our research (personal and anon) most people will agree that the designs are comfortable, especially the heel shoes and the prices are very reasonable. The designers certainly have their eye on the pie and you will find their styles are at the front of the fashion world. Steve Madden also designs men's shoes, glasses and bags, and I hear a rumour a clothing label will be out very soon.....very exciting. Rihanna was spotted just the other day in a Steve Madden boutique spending up - you can't get much more of a recommendation then that.