“ Brand: Kurt Geiger „
At the beginning of this year I told myself that I should inject a bit more colour into my wardrobe as it seemed that I wear a lot of black, grey, deep plum coloured clothes not to mention dark denim jeans. I have nothing against bright colours and I often look at them when I am browsing in a store but I always move back to the darker option. It is the same for shoes I always end up going for the safe option! Well no more! I had decided to break out of my dark box.
My first step outside the box would be for shoes as I thought this would be the easiest way of adding a bit of colour to an outfit without being too over the top. When the time came to break out my open toed shoes I found that most of them were in the same dull tones that I was looking to break away from. My first stop was to my favourite website Kurt Keiger and after browsing their new spring/ summer lines I found a shoe that I thought would be perfect.
What KG say about Enid:-
"KG by Kurt Geiger Enid is an unusual court with wood effect chunky mid size heel and soft suede upper. The peep toe design also features cross strap with buckle fastenings. Dress up your daywear, add a touch of glamour to a suit or party the night away, however you wear them Enid are guaranteed to look great!"
Yes, the shoe I turned to, to change my wardrobe was indeed a shoe called Enid! How KG chose the name I will never know! Enid is available in either black or red and I bravely opted for the red colour as in the picture it isn't a garish red which is what I don't like. Fortunately, when I received them (I ordered online) the red is just as it is in the picture just bright enough for me!
Enid is classed as an evening shoe but I think it is perfectly suitable for day wear but I wouldn't wear them to work, I don't know how well they would go down in a law firm unless I wore them with trousers which I find would cover up too much of the shoe.
The shoes are made of leather and I wouldn't expect anything less from the KG collection as nearly all of their shoes are made from leather which I find to be of very good quality which softens up nicely with a bit of wear. The lining of the shoe is leather and synthetic and is a beige shade which contrasts nicely with the red colour of the shoe. What I really like about Enid is the straps, over the peep toe there is an adjustable leather strap with a small metal buckle which is a great feature as I hate a narrow peep toe as I hate having my toes crushed. The main strap crosses over at the ankle and again they are made of leather and are slim so they don't cover up too much of your foot. The ankle strap again is adjustable which I find ideal as with some wear the straps do become a bit looser and you may need to tighten them up.
The heel is unusual as it is almost like a wedge but isn't, if you get my meaning! It is quite wide at the top and eventually narrows by the heel tip but it still keeps its chunky form making it an incredibly comfortable heel to walk on as the height doesn't seem so high. The block heel is around 10cm which although is quite high because of its overall shape it doesn't feel high when you are walking around in them!
When I ordered these shoes I was a bit hesitant about the colour as I don't normally wear red shoes but the colour they actually come in is a lot darker than the poppy red I had envisaged which was definitely a good thing. These shoes are nice and comfortable and the ankle strap does give your foot some support but the heel is also supportive as it is far more supportive than a stiletto heel. What I did notice is that I have had the ankle strap on quite a few holes as once the leather starts to supple up you do have to tighten the straps to what you originally had them on.
The leather is of good quality which I expected and I found that wearing these a few times helped soften the leather just enough for them not to rub me although I did have a few red marks from the strap over the peep toe but after wearing them a few times this stopped and I was kind of expecting a bit of rubbing from this strap as it lies on your toes. I find that I can wear these shoes for hours upon end and they still remain incredibly comfortable but I do have some relief when I take them off!
Enid are made by KG for Kurt Geiger and are available at all Kurt Geiger retailers both online and in store. As I said above they come in either black or red and start from a size 3 and go up to an 8. They currently cost £120.00.
I really like these shoes and until the cold weather has suddenly made an appearance I was still wearing them despite being pregnant as they are incredibly comfortable. I have definitely got my monies worth from them so far this year and I will be wearing them once again next year.