Now summer is almost here I have to put my trusty Uggs away and wear something a little more, well, summery. Not being able to do the school run on foot wearing heels, I need something durable, comfortable and anything but dull. Luckily Wolky Shoes meet the bill. A new brand to me, they specialise in the kind of funky footwear that you can’t fail to notice.
Wolkyshop has been making shoes since the early ’80s and are designed by a Dutch designer, Charles Bergmans. Their shoes are sold through the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom, where we have our first shop in Brighton.
Dusky comes in 5 colourways (mine are grey printed suede) from size 35 to 42. The boot has a thick sole which is extremely comfortable and is fully leather lined and adjusted with laces. The wedge heel gives you a little extra height whilst still being comfortable to walk on.
The reason these boots are so comfy is that they have, like all Wolky shoes, an anatomically formed footbed.
I found my Dusky boots incredibly comfortable and the size 42 (UK size 8) generous. Wolkyshop does not do half sizes and when I asked whether I could try the smaller size, Sam in the Brighton shop sent me out a size 41 to compare the same day – together with a free returns label to send the ones I didn’t want back. How’s that for service!
As it was, the bigger size was the best for me. I wish I had smaller feet! And, should you have the problem of odd sized feet with two different sizes, Wolkyshop has their Odd Sized Shoe Programme.
Rather than having to buy 2 pairs of the same shoe style, for an extra £22.99 Wolkyshop will custom make you a pair of shoes from the same piece of leather. This only applies to certain styles so you have to check the website to see which ones are available.
I can see my Wolky Shoes becoming a permanent part of my comfy shoe wardrobe, along with my Uggs and FitFlops.
You can find out more at www.wolkyshop.co.uk.