I have to admit over the past few years I’ve fallen into a bit of a shoe rut. I have a wardrobe full of lovely shoes (mostly heels) that are rarely worn and only come out for special occasions. My shoe uniform tends to be my black ankle boots in winter and either ballet pumps or sandals for summer. I do love those shoes but it can get a little boring, and I do sometimes feel I’m going out in my slippers when I have my pumps on.
When Kurt Geiger got in contact asking me to take a look at their range and to try out a pair of their shoes it was an opportunity to break out of my normal ballet pump for Spring habit. Of course I was initially drawn to the beautiful heels and the range of stunning colours but then I started to think a little more practically. As a soon to be mum of two young boys heels are not really a sensible option and I know they would soon join the boxes of shoes stored in my wardrobe, maybe coming out once or twice a year.
I have a few pairs of Kurt Geiger heels, I’m actually still in mourning for the most stunning green KG heels that I wore to death, and hadn’t ever thought to consider them when looking for a more casual shoe. I’m not really a trainer type of girl but I loved their range, and how they still managed to look girlie whilst also being the perfect footwear for running around after two small children.
After spending hours (and it was hours) shortlisting shoes and then going back and reviewing them I spotted my perfect pair. Beautiful soft nude leather Liberty trainers that I knew would go with most of my wardrobe.
There’s always a tiny worry when you order something online that it will look different when it arrives but these were even nicer than in the pictures. I loved the colour and the detailing on the back, and they really are the softest leather. Even my husband, who generally doesn’t comment on womens shoes, was impressed.
At the moment my wardrobe is a little limited to what actually still fits but the shoes are slim enough to also look good with maxi dresses or skirts in the summer and I’m looking forward to putting some new looks together when little man number two has arrived.
To be honest, it had never occurred to me to look on the Kurt Geiger website for children’s shoes, but they have a very impressive range and lots of great brands. Putting my sensible Mummy head on I opted for a pair of Toms as they would be perfect for summer with his shorts and the velcro fastening meant that he would be able to put them on and take them off himself. He had a tiny pair of Toms as a baby but it was before he could walk and he never really got a chance to wear them, but they were so cute. We’re huge fan of Toms in our house and now we all have an (almost) matching pair.
O has still not quite forgiven me for going for the plain tan pair of winter boots rather than the pair with giant planes all over them but he was very impressed with his new shoes and insisted on wearing them straight away. We did have to prise him out of them to go to Rugbytots after explaining they weren’t really rugby shoes!
We are both really happy with our new shoes and after always viewing Kurt Geiger as somewhere to go for my fancy, going out shoes I’ve definitely had my eyes opened to what else they have to offer.
Disclosure: We were sent these shoes for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.