Tuesday, 19 January 2016
Day 1055 - Shoesday Tuesday
Shoes: Nicholas Kirkwood 'Wendy' ankle boots
Hello, how are you all this week? Today I have possibly the most bargainous boots ever, though they proved rather hard to obtain! Don't worry the story has a happy ending, which makes a pleasant change given my luck with shoes and other orders recently. So I bought these back in May last year. I was browsing the Shoeaholics website, having not placed an order for a while and discovered they were selling several Nicholas Kirkwood styles. Now I have a wishlist (in my head) of specific shoe styles I've missed or would like to own and also brands in general that I'd love to own anything from. NK is one such designer.
The shoes were all hugely discounted (at least half price), though none as much as these boots. £895 (yes, really) down to £99. You don't need to be a mathematician to know that's a MEGA bargain! I cautiously checked the sizes and lo and behold, were the shoe Gods not shining that day. They had one pair left in a 5.5 (38.5). Ahem, that would be MY size! They were also running a 10% discount if you signed up to their emails. I had to wait a day or two if I recall until I got paid and then ordered those puppies as soon as I could. Only to get an email a couple of days later to say, sorry those shoes are no longer in stock, we cannot fulfil your order. I was so, so disappointed. You know how I stalk things though? I discovered the 5.5 in stock once more a few days later. I couldn't use the discount code because it was a one time only thing, so I emailed and they were very good and let me go ahead and buy them, refunding the 10% discount and very kindly the postage too. So that was the story of how I got £895 boots for £89 and struck another brand off my wishlist. As is the case with some of the styles on Shoeaholics, they might not be perfect and I was prepared for that. There was some creasing to the metallic bits and some smudges on the heels (not really scratches or dents, just sections that aren't as polished as others), likely this will happen with one wear anyway. It's stuff that nobody will notice and for 90% off I'm certainly not complaining. They fit like a glove too, totally hug my feet and ankles if that makes sense! The uppers are velvet with metallic pin dots and that rich wine metallic trim. They have a small concealed platform, stitched toe seam and that signature curved Kirkwood heel (see how it isn't perfectly straight on the inner side?) with little star charms dangling from the laces. I think they are beautiful and a very welcome addition to my collection, what do you think?
Fit: Just over 5" heel and 1" concealed platform. Lace up. These are a 38.5 and the perfect fit for me.
Comfort: Don't foresee any issues with these.