I don’t expect there are many people who can say they’ve designed their perfect pair of shoes, but thanks to Jemima Vine I can now add that to my CV.
I write a blog calledwhich is entirely dedicated to celebrating stylish flat shoes (I never wear heels), and it’s through the blog that I found Jemima Vine. When the brand first launched last year, I got myself a pair of Edie slippers in snake print. I was THRILLED with them. They’re incredibly well made (and can I add, look VERY expensive – they really are a great price for the high quality) and are amongst the most comfortable shoes I have ever worn.
Let’s break down what’s so great about the Edie. Firstly, the shape. Sometimes I find that slipper styles can either look too masculine (being cut to cover too much of the foot) or too much like actual slippers, but Edie is the perfect blend of femininity (the cut shows is really sexy) and sturdy practicality. Secondly,never underestimate the comfort of a leather sole, though for this En Brogue Edie we’ve added a rubber pad for increased longevity and grip. Finally, this style literally goes with everything, particularly in the leopard and black velvet combination I chose for the collaboration. I tend to wear mine with turned up blue jeans and a Breton stripe top, but their subtle luxe feel means you could pair them with a classic black dress and wear to a cocktail party and they’d look equally at home. And of course, they’re brilliant for the office too.
I hope you like the end result as much as I do. I really do believe these are the perfect shoes; a go-with-everything, dress up or dress down, great quality, beautiful pair of flats that you’ll love for years to come.