New shoes!

Stop the bus, hold the phone; it has happened. – I’ve only gone and found the greatest pair of everyday shoes! Yes, actually the best ever. You have no idea how happy this makes me.

Whilst at the Scottish Game Fair back at the end of June, I spied a lovely pair of shoes at one of the many trader stands. I tried on the Ariat “Bit Cruiser” loafers in chestnut, and instantly fell in love.

Now, I may live in the countryside, but I’m not horsey. Therefore, I had never actively come into contact with the equestrian brand Ariat before. I only wish I had known about them sooner. Their springy, cushiony insole allowed my feet to sink into the shoes. There was a nice little notch out of the heel to prevent rubbing. The suede was soft. And, most importantly, they looked good. I took a few steps around the trader stall, then bought them immediately.

I’m normally unbearably fussy with shoes. I suffer from blisters and hum-and-haw over every shoe purchase. However, these shoes were a revelation. They work with chinos, jeans and casual dresses. They can be worn for office work, casual Fridays, lunches out, shopping trips, running errands and everything in between.

They are a tad on the expensive side, at £80. But I would suggest that, in this case, you get what you pay for. I’ve worn these bad boys nearly every day since I bought them, and have not once regretted the decision to part with my cash. To be fair, I’m not sure how they’ll hold up once the wet weather returns in the autumn. But that’s a problem for future me to deal with. Present me is content and enjoying having happy feet. Ariat do make lovely wellies I hear though…

Right, got to dash, I’m away to buy them in every colour (navy, sand, sunshine and baby blue!) before the summer ends. Go forth! Spread the word! True joy in shoe-form does exist!

#newshoes #ariat #dreamshoes #blog #Scotland #Aberdeenshire #Easydoughsy

ps. I’m most definitely not being paid for this article!

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