It’s festival season and – with the exception of the omnipresent Hunter wellie – finding the right shoes for a festival can give a girl plenty to think about. So we talked to the guys at Wolky, who have just opened up their store in Bond Street, Brighton, to see what they recommended.
We’ve had a good look at the shoes in the store and it’s one hell of a blast just being in the shop itself. Which is a refreshing change – when so many shoe stores have muted colours that are designed to be easy on the eye, Wolky is the footwear equivalent of wearing multi-coloured sunglasses and standing inside a Rubik’s Cube whilst listening to Italian techno on 11.
We picked a couple of different types of footwear to try and gave them to a couple of readers to test them out…
Biker boot in orange leather – £85.99 (pictured above)
“These are very comfortable, first and foremost, and really lightweight. I wear Dr Martens a lot of the time so I love my boots but these are so unbelievably light! Really like walking on air! They’re really grippy and seem to be waterproof – which is definitely a plus for going to festivals. And I really like that it’s got a zip so that I don’t need to keep doing and undoing the laces all the time. So much easier. My word for these boots is ‘raveable’!”
O’Connor sandals in zebra-print metallic leather – £85.99
“I tend to spend my summer living in flip-flops because I’m quite lazy and I love that these tick the same box in that sense, but these are a world away from cheap flip-flops. The buckles across the wide part of the feet are adjustable which is great because my feet are quite wide, and I love the Velcro strap so you can do them up and undo them really easily. Add the cushioned insole to the mix and this is really quite an awesome slip-on flip-flip type sandal but way more comfy. Totally love the silvery zebra stripes too. I would buy more of these.”
Lucy, Burgess Hill
37 Bond Street