the one about walking home barefoot

Wednesday, 24 September 2014



do you remember being like eighteen and wearing your *best* heels out on a night out, and dancing like a loon all night and drinking all of the alcohol, and then calling your mum and having collect you from town in the wee hours, but before she collected you, you had to walk with all of your friends to mcdonald's on west terrace and your feet would be in so much pain that you would take your heels off and walk down hindley street completely bare foot, avoiding all the syringes and hobos, all the while thinking to yourself how awesome it would have been to have brought flip flops or just worn flats?

same! and i then began my young adult life playing nights out safe by wearing flats from the get go just to prevent (fast forward ten years) all the awkward walks back to chicken shops and through alleyways and such, and so obviously heels have became a non existent part of the aforementioned nights out. yes, i am now always shorter and less glam than everyone else, but i am also in far less danger of contracting hepatitis and other nasties at the end of the night, and i am totally ok with that trade off.

but then! last week i was introduced to butterfly twists! they make these awesome little foldy, twisty ballet flats that fit comfortably inside your handbag and mean you have a back up plan at the end of the night that doesn't involve hop-skip-jumping over discarded needles and big mac wrappers. huzzah! each pair comes boxed up neatly with a wee satin bag to protect them while they're being toted about throughout the nigh, and the sienna in rose gold* are a perfectly comfortable and massively better solution to the alternative problem, and they've now become a regular asset in my handbag - especially now we've clearly moved into 'my new boots are bloody killing me and i need to take them off now' season.

the butterfly twists' ballerina range start from about £20 for the classic style, which is a great investment when you consider the horrible alternatives (and probably how many pairs of tights are ruined monthly these days), but if you sign up for their newsletter, you get 15% off your first order; that will certainly contribute to the feeling that you've done the right thing!

tell me girls, what's your end-of-the-night trick is for avoiding the unwanted heel-hurt?

24 comments:

  1. I avoid that by not going out at night. Or in heels. I still find myself dealing with this situation when I do modeling though. I love those Butterfly Twists. And their wellies are so cute! I've never had a pair of wellies.

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  2. super cute! I have a sparkly leopard print pair I got from somewhere they are really handy xx

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  3. These are so cute! I never wear heels because I end up in so much pain by the end of the night, so these might be just what I need!

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  4. These look brilliant and I love that they fit in your bag. I could do with these, because no matter what shoes I wear, my feet are destroyed by the time I get home. So cool :) x

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  5. I have to admit, I think my feet must be fairly immune to pain because I just wore my heels all night.

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  6. During Uni friends would sometimes have to play "find Amanda's shoes" before we leave because pissed me would think "meh, just take them off" literally anywhere and everywhere. Flats for the win nowadays. I saw these flats in the store and they definitely look cute! x

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  7. They look fab!! A few years ago I had heels and took them off at the end of the night just as we came out of a pub and I stood straight on a big chunk of glass....Off to hospital I went....I was fine but something like these would have came in really handy x

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  8. Fold up shoes are the best invention ever!


    Maria xxx

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  9. These are adorable! I have a pair of black fold up shoes that come on every heeled night out with me. I don't actually remember the last time I actually wore heels though, I think I tend to start and end the night in flats now. ;) x

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  10. Ah those sound like a godsend! I would love to have a pair.

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  11. There are a few brands that do these, and they all look so good - especially if your normal party shoes are big high heels! I am also constantly perplexed by the way copper coloured things are now called 'rose gold'!! I've seen it everywhere recently.

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  12. hmmm, to me, copper is more 'orange' than 'pink'. rose gold is definitely more pink!

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  13. yep - I am the same, except when in my fancy boots. these babies are a God send!

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  14. oh, god! that sounds awful - these would have been perfect... hindsight eh!

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  15. they're definitely cute! you sound like a uni nightmare.

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  16. I KNOW YOU DO. MANIAC.

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  17. they're the prefect invention, huh!

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  18. I think you're right mrs!

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  19. couldn't agree more :)

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  20. never ever? i suppose no need back home huh... i never had until i moved here too!

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  21. I definitely was. I'm surprised I had any friends! x

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  22. Never ever! I'm an old person at heart. I'd love to go out for dinner with friends sometimes, and I love late nights with friends, too, staying in and watching movies and talking - but actually clubbing or getting drunk? I don't enjoy it and it stresses me out, so I don't do it.

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