I have wide feet – broad across the knuckle and high of instep. When I was a child, shoe buying was torture for everyone involved and I always ended up with big-looking, boring flat things.
Perhaps that’s why I’ve tried so many different kinds of shoes over the years. I’ve squidged my feet into high ones, pointy ones, cute ones. Trainers, Mary Janes, courts and FMBs.
I am finally starting to know what I like and what fits. Sore feet are no longer worth the misery. And yet, I’m not quite ready for the footwear equivalent of elasticated waists.
Here are some of the tried and tested shoes, put through their paces by my feet.