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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Finally, some skater shoes!

The slip on skater shoe is most definitely having a moment and at the start of this year I decided I had to have a pair, after becoming obsessed with this surprisingly chic shoe trend. Little did I know this would be an ongoing project for the next three months!

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


I then ordered this animal print pair from Clarks. I had high hopes and the price (£39) was much better, but on arrival I didn't like the shiny trim around the edge and they made my feet look huge!


At this point I decided to look at options other than leopard, starting with this fabulous pair from Topshop:

High Vamp Skaters £20


Such a great price, and they would have gone with everything, but they were so so uncomfortable!

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.


Abbi x

14 comments:

  1. The Office skaters look great on you Abbi....love the colourway! So glad I bagged the KG Laurel's early on.....they were sold out online and most other places when I got them, I just struck lucky finding them in a store! They are so useful, you will get so much wear out of them x

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    1. I think I would have loved the laurels, they look great on you x

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  2. Hi Abi, I have a pair go H&M snake effect skaters, love them so comfy and look great, skaters seem to work with everything.
    Sue x

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    1. I have heard from someone else that the H&M ones are really comfy - will check them out as would quite like a black pair!
      A x

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  3. Great outfit - love the checked shirt under the grey jumper

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    1. Thank you! I completely get why you don't like skaters, I'm still unsure but am such a sheep! They are comfortable though, can see me getting lots of wear out of them!
      A x

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  4. I love mine!! These are great too. I found exactly the same thing when I tried on the Topshop ones, so annoying, they made my feet look huge. H xx

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  5. The KG would be my top choice too but the price has always put me off. The Office ones are a great alternative and such a good price. Luckily one of my daughters has the same size feet as me and the Peter Pilotto ones in the black and white colourway so think I will just borrow those for now! x

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    1. You are so lucky to be able to borrow them - the perfect way to decide if you like them enough to get your own!
      A x

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  6. Lovely - they look really good on you. Love the rest of the outfit too :-) x

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  7. Thank you, am still u sure about them, but they are growing on me!
    Ax

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  8. Love them! I've got the M&S leopard print ones & I want to wear them every single day! I don't know how I lived without them tbh! xx

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    1. I really like the M&S ones, I will check them out to see if they do a black pair
      A x

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