Matalan, at £14 with 10% Student Discount I couldn't have hoped to find something more purse friendly. I knew though that I would need heels to lengthen my heavy set legs - and this is where the real problems began.
Not wanting to part with any more cash, I decided to take stock of my current heels. I eventually settled on a pair of 70s / 80s style stilettos, the style name of which is aptly titled 'Blondie', undoubtedly Debbie Harry WILL have rocked a pair of these at some point in her career! I knew that shoes were skyscrapers with heels at least 4 inches tall, but talking to the rest of the girls, everyone was wearing heels and the 'secret' was going to be Party Feet - you know, those gel things you put under the ball of your feet in your shoes to stop the burning sensation.
I not only bought party feet I also got heel cushions and to be quite honest, as I stepped out with my St. Tropez tan, freshly washed and blow dried hair, full face of make up I felt pretty amazing and even more amazing, I felt comfortable...
This lasted the bus journey to York. Until we had to walk to the first bar. I swear to you now, after around a half hour the pain was excrutiating - and the injury story kept on unfolding.
|My mortal and eternal enemies|
Miraculously ALL of the other girls kept going. I couldn't stand it, I took off my shoes and I walked the streets of York barefoot for a couple of hours until the swelling of my tendons became entirely unbearable. I literally couldn't bend my toes and I was close to tears - I was miserable and so, rather than waiting for the minibus, I went and caught the train. After a weekend of footsoaks and massage and Ibugel I am still in agony. I am dreading work tomorrow I have no idea what I am going to wear on my feet - are flip flops office attire?! Seriously, how the other girls aren't in hospital with the pain after lasting another 4 hours after me I'll never know. My heels truly ruined a great day out.
Today I made the decision. I am going to gather all of my heels and sell them on eBay and then I am going to buy myself one pair of low-ish and comfortable heels (I don't care how long it takes me to find them or how much they cost) that I will take care of and keep for special occasions.
The rest of the time, it's flats for me, all the way!