On the flat

Woe is me! My high heel wearing days appear to be over. My feet protest too much! I can still wear wedges so all is not lost. Many of my contemporaries are in the same situation. I love heels and I like the extra height you can gain. Oh well – onwards and upwards. Time to check out some stylish flats.

cognac riding

The riding boot

The riding boot is possibly the most versatile piece of footwear you will ever possess. Most people, even women with fairly chunky calves, can wear them easily. Great over leggings, skirts and dresses. Oh – and jodphurs too. Now is the time to buy a pair as the sales are on and there are some great bargains, with many shops and stores giving a 50% discount.

fitflp riding

Riding boot by FitFlops

If you have challenging feet why not  try FitFlops? I bought a pair of their sandals in the sale last year and they were ideal. Comfortable yet stylish.


Stylish – good with pants or dress

I really can’t remember the last time there were so many flat shoes available. You are quite literally spoiled for choice.

drk green studded loafers

Smart and business like 

Dark green is still around and looks really good with dark denim jeans or wool tights. Even in the workplace they would not look out of place. If you want something more colourful the Jeffrey Campbell (not cheap I know) ankle boots below are fabulous.


What about a dinner date or night out with the girls? You can’t face heels but the embellished shoes below look elegant and would work well with pants or a posh dress.


I don’t think it’s a coincidence that flat shoes and boots are all around us. I believe it is because older women are more interested than ever in looking stylish but years of wearing ‘stylish’ heels may have taken their toll.

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