Shoes glorious shoes! I am most definitely a shoe person. Some love handbags, some coats, I adore shoes!
When I am choosing the collection for the Katie Kerr shoe shop, it’s like being in a sweet shop, but much better.
Comfort has to be the most important factor when choosing, so we try them on. It takes ages but who wants uncomfortable feet?
We travel to London for most of the shoe buying, sometimes to Birmingham or farther afield. There is a huge amount to choose from, and we love so many. As with the clothes, we like to change things around a bit so are always looking for new brands.
My chosen pair this year is Blundstone. I walk to work through an often-muddy wood and along wet streets to the shop. They are fantastic! They are so comfortable and have been from day one. They keep my feet dry and warm and look great with jeans or a skirt.
Probably our bestselling brand is Gabor. They just get it so right. They have a large range so we choose carefully but they literally have a shoe for every occasion and eventuality. Having half sizes is a huge bonus.
Fly London have a fabulous, quirky style. They are tremendously comfortable and great to have a wedge heel for those with back problems. Wolky remain a firm favourite, especially if you have problems with your feet, as are Mephisto for the same reasons.
Think! Are colourful and great for an occasion as a change from the little black shoe.
We are very proud of our shoe shop. It is always evolving and we love to hear customers’ feedback. We enjoy spending time finding the right pair, it is so important!