Thursday, August 25, 2011

The shoe fits

Another day, another endless to-do list, another black dress - but today Spring stuck it's pink nose around the corner so the tights and boots stayed in the wardrobe. Out with the sheer tights, and out with the black glace leather Ferragamos. 

These are the Vara pumps, a staid, low heeled shoe that Ferragamo has been making since 1978. They're a little stodgy, a little refined and very respectable. 

The defining feature is the gold plate in the centre of the grosgrain bow. It really lights up in the Spring sun. 

I'm not sure how Ferragamo sizes work - their shoes are notoriously narrow. I am wearing a 9 on my size 8 foot. They fit comfortably, but there's no room to spare. I imagine all the models and fitters at the Ferragamo factory to be long lean women with feet like flamingos. 

I have another migraine today so flat, dependable and slightly school-marm shoes were a great comfort.
If the migraines continue tomorrow I'm thinking about stomping into work in trainers.  


  1. ...feet like flamingos. Wow, I can see those models. So long and unnaturally lanky. I take a wide 8 and a half fitting - doubt I could cinderella my way into any pair of Ferragamos. Yours seem so self possessed. I'm off to google Ferragamos as I'm actually, dare I say it here, a complete fashionista neophyte.

  2. I've always found the narrow toebox of Ferragamos a bit odd... they're lovely shoes, but I'd like them better if the toebox was at least a wide a the ribbon.

  3. I hope you liked what you saw with the Ferragamos, Jenny. They do make wider fittings but they're hard to find! Mostly they are absurdly narrow.

    It's true, Lawyerdoll. They are narrow and long. I'm not sure of their design ethic or mission, but their shoes are so staid and feminine, I'm preapred to tolerate their foibles!