The gorgeous sunny weather in London yesterday saw me wandering around Selfridges footwear department, slightly panicking about what look I was going to go for shoe wise, for Spring/Summer 2011 (we fashion folk actually do seriously speak in seasons, I kid you not). I have mentioned before my struggle with age appropriate footwear and unfortunately the warmer weather only makes it worse.
I really cannot spend another summer only wearing Birkenstocks, because lets face it, my feet are in danger of morphing into the wide fitting, cornish pasty shape of the wonderfully comfy, but not at all glamorous footwear of choice for the middle aged women of Europe.
So once again the wonderful Twitter came to my rescue. Our favourite Swiss blogger (and my sister in law) The Style Inside, had been tweeting about her personal summer footwear dilemma since the weekend and shared her current summer sandal obsession, the Hasbeen slingback. I clicked on the link and fell in love.
I talked about Hasbeens a long time ago (did I mention I was a trend forecaster – sometimes I’m so ahead, I cant even keep up with myself!!) and have been wearing them for a couple of summers now. They are incredibly comfortable and stylish in a Swedish/Dalston kind of a way. Just don’t kick yourself on the ankle – remember those clogs from the 70’s – as they are wooden and it’s agony!
I am not a fan of high shoes – as I’m sure you know by now – but Hasbeens have a platform, so the height doesn’t matter and in my case is more than a little welcome. They come in pink, tan, black and white and cost around £189 (the website is in Swedish Krona – which in itself is quite glamorous) and in my opinion are the ‘sandal of the season’ – thanks Steffi.
And in response to a request to find a cheaper alternative (see, we do read every comment) we found out that H & M are doing a collaboration with Hasbeens, which will be in 150 stores worldwide from the 20th of April. Sadly the sling backs are not in the range, but the classic leather sandal is, and will retail for a much more reasonable £34.99 – £39.99.