I bought these black patent leather with the woven open toes from Schuh in Glasgow in 1997. I have avoided wearing them for a long, long time as your common or garden platform shoes date very quickly. Also, I thought that I might just look a little bit ridiculous strutting about the office in 6 inch high heels.
However, after writing Celebrity Fetish Dress Ups and spotting a veritable bevvy of girls tottering drunkenly about Sydney in platform soles yesterday, I was inspired to give them another outing.
The world does look a bit different from up there particularly when you are normally a bit on the short side (I am 165 cm/5 foot 4 inches barefoot). Suddenly I can (nearly) look my husband in the eye, which freaks him out. The downside? It takes a lot of dedication and practice to walk in elevated soles and heels. I had to walk a bit more slowly and regally today than I usually to avoid falling on my backside. As I had new clients coming in, I played it safe and matched the shoes with a simple black wrap dress and an antique brooch that belonged to my gran. If the new clients were bemused to see a lawyer wearing platform shoes, they certainly kept this to themselves.