I’m slightly ashamed to say always been a cheapskate when it comes to shoes. I’ll spend happily on a good quality jacket, jeans, anything really – but for some reason I resented having to pay decent money to dress my toes. I think perhaps it’s because I so hate my feet that I don’t like to think about them too much (Want to know how much I hate my feet? Check it.). If I can get away with spending next to nothing on a crappy pair of shoes and live with mild to moderate discomfort, I will. Or I would have, until recently.
Then the kind folks at Frankie4 sent me a pair of their Kass ankle boots to try out. The first thing that struck me in this encounter was that the lovely Tracey, the Communications Manager at Frankie4, is crazy in love with the product she’s selling. Don’t you love talking to people like that? People that don’t just turn up and do their job and go home again, stifling a yawn all along the way. I mean, Tracey freaking loves Frankie4 shoes.
Anyway, I got my hands – er, feet – on these boots the Friday before I was due to go to Sydney for the weekend. Determined to give them a red hot try-out, I ditched the shoes I was going to wear and wore the boots all weekend long (with a small reprieve on the Saturday evening when I tottered around in some heels for a few hours). I figured I’d either make or break the little buggers.
And I tell you what, the instant I slipped on the soft leather and heard that little ‘ziiiiiiiip’,I began a relationship of unseemly love and slightly unhealthy obsession my feet had never known before. They are ah-mazing. No wearing in. No blisters. No aches or arch issues or whatever the fuck else goes on when you get new shoes and refuse to take them off because they make you look S-E-X-Y.
The thing about Frankie4 shoes is that they are designed by a podiatrist and physiotherapist to look good AND be comfortable for standing and walking all day long. We’re talking layers of padding, baby! They even have a section on their website dedicated to busy mums. Ring a bell?
Okay, so you get that I like them, right? Now to the bit you care about. Just in time for Mothers Day, Frankie4 is offering one Champagne Cartel reader the chance to choose her very own pair of Frankie4s FROM THEIR ENTIRE COLLECTION.
Here’s what you need to do. Hit the Frankie4 website and choose which pair you want to cuddle and caress your very own little twinkle toes and tell us below, including why you like them. We’re going totally random on this one so anyone could win!
Entries close at 5pm this Friday. I will announce the winner in our Inner Circle newsletter on Sunday – Happy Mothers Day to someone! – and then in social media next week.
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Okay, so hit us: which Frankie4s would you like to win and why? Go!