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22-09-2014 | If the Shoe Fits #5: Ankle Boots, Shoe Stretching & Carrie Bradshaw

 Hello shoe addict, how is September treating you? Have you already thrown your on-trend jelly sandals to the back of the cupboard or are you braving the start of autumn barefooted? If you're looking for some cosier shoe inspiration, this month's round up features ankle boot loveliness plus an exclusive stylish sneaker competition! We'll also be showing you how to stretch out too-tight shoes and discovering why Sarah Jessica Parker is no Carrie Bradshaw...


Autumnal Ankle Boot  Inspiration

With Autumn just a few days around the corner, it's time so say “so long” to sandals and start planning a cosier look for your feet. If you're a big fan of iconic street style blog The Sartorialist, you're going to love Where Did U Get That?. The photo/fashion blog of New York-based Londoner Karen is full of fabulous street style from the big issue and, even better, she has a whole category dedicated to autumnal ankle boots. Perfect if you're not quite sure what footwear look you're going for this season!

WIN Incredible Livestock Goodies

If you're more of a kicks and trainers kind of person, this competition is going to have you dribbling. Cult Canadian sneaker makers and streetwear purveyors Livestock have put together this uber-desirable collection of prizes for an upcoming competition. To win, simply register with Sneaker Freaker (well worth it for constant trainer goodness anyway!) and answer a simple question. All will be revealed over at the Sneaker Freaker website.

 

How to Stretch Too-Tight Shoes to Fit

Whether you've found a perfect vintage pair in your local charity shop, suffered from swollen pregnancy feet or wanted to steal your small-footed friend's shoes, this fabulous tutorial from the always gorgeous Jordan Reid is here to help. Armed with some thick socks and a hair dryer, the multi-talented Jordan turns agonising shoes into comfortable beauties. Lives – changed!

 

Why Sarah Jessica Parker Just Isn't Carrie Bradshaw

eye4style's blog is chock-full of gorgeousness and fashion inspiration but, as footwear obsessives, we couldn't help but notice a recent post on Sarah Jessica Parker's 2014 footwear collection.

 

If you're a shoe girl, you'll no doubt know that Sex & the City's Carrie Bradshaw had fundamentally fabulous taste in shoes. But, if that's left you thinking that SJP is a full on footwear icon, you may be mistaken. Released as a Nordstrom exclusive in February of this year, the collection is classic and pretty, certainly, but is it fabulous? Well, we're with eye4style's Dina Fierro on this one...

 

Were you disappointed by SJP's collection? Will you be trying out Jordan's shoe-stretching technique? Which ankle boot looks will you be working this Autumn/Winter? Share your thoughts below or tweet @DancoFootwear

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