The best flat sandals – and looking after your feet as you get older

That’s Not My Feet. My feet have never looked that good and after three days camping at Port Eliot festival they’re looking positively reptilian. More cracks than a parched field in Cornwall and the nail polish has faded and grown out so much that when I bumped into Hilary Robertson, she asked where I’d had the ‘ombre effect’ done. Podiatrist Margaret Dabbs toldRead more

The perfect shoe for Instagram and a reader offer from Penelope Chilvers

Could this be the perfect shoe for Instagram ? Not that I’m obsessed or anything, but Penelope Chilvers Alhambra sandal – inspired by the beautiful Spanish palace in Granada – is incredibly photogenic. No need to traipse about for hours looking for a beautiful tiled floor to stand around on, these mosaic patterned leather sandals areRead more

Clog Lovin’

With 1970s-inspired fashion still swinging its loon pants this season (and next), it’s no surprise that foot-stomping shoes are making a resurgence. Rather than wobbling around in precariously high platforms or taking the safer option of the “royal tour” wedge, my footwear of choice is currently the wooden sole clog. Originally worn as protective footwearRead more

The mid-heel boot that’s not middle of the road

This week’s most-wanted is the Showbiz Boot. The mid-heel style that’s not middle-of-the-road. I’m always looking for ways to add a little razzle dazzle to my denim jeans, and keep coming back to this Elmsworth leather boot (above; available HERE) . The navy, mock croc style is from Finery, the super-successful online label launched last yearRead more

GG slippers by Georgina Goodman

Inspired by a Moroccan baboush style, GGs by Georgina Goodman slippers have a 2cm slice-wedge heel and gel insole – a technological addition that makes them more wearable than the completely flat slippers I picked up in a Marrakech souk, and never wore. These indoor-outdoor shoes mark a comeback for the London-based designer, who now ownsRead more

In praise of the pointed flat

One of my Birkenstocks has died. After limping around sadly for a while, it’s now decomposing somewhere behind the sofa. Instagram followers will be relieved to know that they won’t be seeing another ‘view from the top’ post of my black leather two-strap Arizonas, anytime soon. In a way this is good news, I’ve been concernedRead more

What’s hot this week: Isabel Marant’s fancy flats

Flaming Nora, I really like this pimped-up Birkenstock-style sandal from Isabel Marant. Two reasons: the first is that obviously I’m a big Birki fan and hope that they remain in Style Forever. The second is because the fancy flame detailing reminds me of watching drag car racing on telly, when I was a kid (IRead more

Nike Air Max City Collection

  Having collaborated with Liberty for a couple of seasons, Nike have now created their own range of floral print Air Max sneakers. There’s a selection of different patterns all named after different cities and printed onto leather. So, the one above is Milan, the monochrome print is New York and the red rose representsRead more

This week’s most-wanted: the Boden Alice shoe

  Just like the wonderful Yayoi Kusama, I’ve always been a big fan of polka dots. The floor-to-ceiling frenzy is fine in an art gallery but when it comes to wearing spots, I prefer to keep it minimal (think socks, scarves and the occasional shirt). On a shoot this week, I used these lovely dottyRead more

Do comfy shoes mean you have to sacrifice style?

I’m over on the Guardian fashion blog talking about one of my favourite topics: comfy shoes. And how wearing them no longer means dressing like your nan. I have a lovely chat with footwear designer Tracey Neuls who created these fantastic styles and is on my radar at the moment.   Which ponyskin Tracey Neuls shoes should I buy?Read more