Editor Diane Kenwood tries out a new range of shoes specially for women with bunions. And loves them!
It all started when I got an invitation to the launch of a new range of shoes.
I’ve always loved shoes – as my er…extensive, collection only too clearly demonstrates. But increasingly over the past couple of years, I’ve been more and more restricted in the styles I’ve been able to wear thanks to a delightful combination of arthritis and a bunion (lucky me).
This has meant the heels I used to love wearing have been gradually replaced by flats.
Not that I mind that particularly – there are so many brilliant heel-less shoes to choose from now and they’re so comfy to wear.
It’s only when there’s a special occasion, or I want to look smart for work or an event, that it becomes an issue. So back to the launch.
The reason it particularly piqued my interest was that a) these were shoes for bunions specifically designed for women, b) they were elegant and c) they had pointed toes (something that anyone who shares my bunion affliction will know is usually a no-go).
So imagine my delight when I discovered that the Sole Bliss range not only looks smart, they’re incredibly comfortable to wear as well, thanks to some very clever construction techniques.
The shoes currently come in just one design – in court or sling-back style – in a wide variety of fabrics and finishes from suede to metallic (there will be a wider range of styles in the next collection), and in a choice of two heel heights.
Oh, and there are clutch bags to match some of them too. And did I mention how comfortable they are? All of which means that when the creator of the shoes for bunions, long time footwear designer Lisa Kay, asked me if I’d be in a video she was making to launch the first collection, I was more than happy to oblige.
You can see the results below. Better still, Lisa is offering Woman’s Weekly readers an exclusive 10% discount until 14 May 2017.
Click on this link www.solebliss.com and enter the code ‘woman 10’ to claim your discount.