I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it (read: I’ve mentioned it every single day for at least two years), but right now I work in retail. And not just any retail, I’m a lingerie fitter. I fit people into bras, for a living. Which means I spend about 8 hours per day running around on shopfloors, up and down stairs, and in and out of stock rooms (think a shoe shop, but…lacier). Needless to say, comfortable, durable shoes are the most important investment for this kind of job.
Enter: UltraGirl Twin Bow pumps by Melissa.
Okay, so they’re obviously gorgeous, but they’re also the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. They have built-in padding on the bed of the shoe, meaning you’re pretty much walking on clouds, and they’re scented. Yep, you read that right. The insole of the shoe smells like bubblegum, so you get an occasional whiff whilst you’re dashing around.
They’re made by the brand that makes Vivienne Westwood’s Melissa pumps, so they’ve got that same plastic/rubber texture, which I know makes them sound like the last thing you’d want to wear for the summer, but honestly, with the tiny little peep-toe detail and the extra padding, they are genuinely no hotter than any other shoe. Plus, they’re way prettier.
You can view the full range online at their official UK retailer, NonNon, here.