These shoes are carefully selected based on budget (the most affordable pair of Kate Spade is currently on sale for only HK$1,368), appearance (unless you work as a sales girl or air hostess, please throw away those granny pumps) and practicality (ultimately, shoes are invented for walking).
Here are a few more things to think about:
- Heel height: Miss Curator thinks the perfect height is between 80mm to 100mm (the right balance between style and comfort). If you have your eyes set on something higher than 100mm, we recommend that you try them out at the shop first (especially when the heels come in a less usual shape).
- Heel size: We love stilettos and think they look amazing. But if you need to go on the escalator or have air conditioning floor vents in the office, then the chances of ruining your stilettos (best case) and/or getting stuck in the escalator (worst case) are - unfortunately - quite high.
- To resole (打掌) or not to resole: Some people think this helps your expensive shoes last long, others (including the Ferragamo official line) say they obstruct the stretching of the leather. Miss Curator's thoughts? If you've paid an extra HK$1,000 for those genuine Italian leather soles, then why waste it by slapping on a piece of cheap rubber? You can always do it when the soles are getting old or too slippery.
- Keeping those patent leather shinny: Finally, remember to keep those beautiful patent leather shoes shiny by cleaning/moisturising them with body lotion regularly.