First of all I decided that I wanted these leopard print ones from Kurt Geiger.
Kurt Geiger Laurel £99
Annoyingly they had sold out in my size (and in Harrods, Selfridges etc), and they still have, despite me checking online every day!
As I already had leopard print ones in my head, I set out to find an alternative.
I loved this pair by Bertie, but they had sold out at Selfridges, John Lewis, Dune etc
High Vamp Skaters £20
Unfortunately the same thing happened with these Tartan Skate Shoes, also £20 from Topshop. I did try to size up but my feet looked mahoosive!
I also really really loved the print on this version from Whistles, but didn't want to spend that sort of money on a style that I'm unsure about..
Whistles Lena Slip On Trainer £135
These floral ones caught my eye by Peter Pilotto for Target from net-a-porter.com, but they had completely sold out.
Then I completely fell in love with these gorgeous gold perforated ones from Hush and knew that my search was over. I couldn't believe it when they had also sold out. (They will be back in stock in 5-6 weeks, so I may still be tempted.)
I had pretty much given up at this point, but spied this leopard print pair from Office on a recent shopping trip in London.
They were only £20 and they are so comfortable, I'm really pleased with them - they look good with everything from distressed boyfriend jeans to maxi dresses.
So have you embraced the skater shoe trend? As always I would love to hear your thoughts...
Finishing with a pic of me wearing the fabulous Office leopard ones with True Religion boyfriend jeans, Gap shirt from last spring and sweatshirt by American Vintage at yard last autumn.