As much as I love my home town of London, there are times when the city and it’s people grate on my last nerve. There’s nothing quite like commuting in morning rush hour to bring out the my inner misanthrope. As I teetered my way to work in 4 inch stilettos, I hopped onto the tube only to manhandled into the personal space of a rather disagreeable, middle aged woman. The lady in question was highly aggrieved that she was forced into in an intimately compromising position with me; I should add that I wasn’t enjoying be up close and personal with her. She got even crosser when I stumbled into her every time the train jerked and jolted – unsteady on my chic but perilous heels. She expressed her seething rage by doing what we Brits are champions at; the passive aggressive tut and eye roll.
Now, passive aggression is not something that I deal well with; if I have a problem with something I’m inclined to communicate said problem with words, not herumphing and muttered complaints. When I informed the lady that there was nowhere else for me to go and as unpleasant as the situation was, it was somewhat unavoidable. She responded with a simpering, smiling apology. Then she resumed her incessant tutting.
As much as I wanted to slap the kagool wearing dullard, I had to acknowledge that my footwear wasn’t built for the challenges of negotiating the London’s underground. Luckily for me, the chicest boots this season are flat, sturdy and dripping in grunge revival cool.
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Any of these boots would look great paired with dark florals, opaque tights and some chunky knit wear. As partial as I am to the leg lengthening properties of a delicate stiletto, the comes a time when practical demands take over. I will thoroughly enjoy the stomping around London in blissfully supported comfort, but anyone who tuts me in rush hour will rue the day.