Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Commute

The commute can be a killer in this city, there's no way of beating it so you may as well just join it, as a result London Transport and I seem to have become quite good friends over the past couple of years. At one point I was so desperate to earn more pounds to buy more shoes that I took a job that required a tube an over land train and 3 buses, quite extreme I know. Although some Londoners consider gym shoes appropriate commuting foot attire (Oh Dear God - Don't Do It!) I choose to stylishly sashay the streets of London in an array of pretty and super practical ballet flats. I keep all my heels under my desk (much to the amusement of my male colleagues) and elegantly slip the 'bus flats' off and stand a good 4 inches taller for the 8 hour working day. Works for me.



This little collection of ‘bus flats’ makes my heart pitter patter and all can be found on your desk top at the wonderful wonderland that is Net-A-Porter.....


Go on click your way to comfort and style and NEVER wear gym shoes out of the gym. Period.



3 people have commented:

Beau said...

Thanks Francis, it is wonderful advice to shirk the grotesque dirty sneakers in favour of something a little more appealing. Now if only we could get the women I'm surrounded by in the US to follow some of your advice..

Speaking of which, do you have any words of wisdom for the blokes of the world looking for more comfortable footwear for their daily commute? I stick to the tried and true array of beat up boots that I so readily favour, but as always, its nice to mix it up. My job is casual attire at best, so I can get away with it, but there's plenty of my fellow man making the same faux pas

Francis Girard said...

I think you need to write your own blog - such a witty sharp style, somthing to think about.....

I do see men wearing flip flops/thongs in the summer however for daily commute in the colder months shall I suggest converse chuck taylors, I fancy a boy in a smart suit and a pair of chucks, now there's a nice juxtaposition.....

Thanks for your comments x

Beau in Boston said...

Ooh, you have an inner American waiting to burst forth, Ms Gerard.. Chuck Taylors are evident in some sections of the community here in Boston, though usually adorning the feet of ragged music students in ultra skinny/slouchy black jeans lugging instrument cases much larger than themselves.

I personally opt for the classic Dunlop Vollies myself, just to instill a little essence of Australia and unique take on the classic canvas sneaker. They even come with a Green and Gold trim. Oh how I love a sunburnt country..