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DUO // AW13 Collection // Beautifully Tailored Design

Until this past week I'd always struggled to find shoes and boots that truly fitted my feet. I have extremely small and narrow feet which made shoe shopping as a child incredibly hard but even now as an adult I still can't wear half the shoes that sit on the shelves longing for me to take them home. In the UK you don't often see 'adult' shoe brands offering a UK2, even UK3's are hard to find at times, guess which size I am? I vary between both, with the narrow foot and chickeny calves to complete. Duo however have filled the gaping hole in the market with their tailored fit shoes and boots available from UK2 to UK10, in 3 widths and a whopping 21 calf fittings. With three very glamorous stores in the United Kingdom - London, Bath and Glasgow all with fitting rooms to find your perfect fit you'll want to come home with the entire store. If you aren't within reach DUO provide highly detailed tips, tricks and videos on how to find your own shoe fitting at home with huge sale and outlet sections to pick up some incredible deals - It's exciting to hear the shoes are actually dispatched here in Somerset!!
a picture of DUO Ramone Ankle Boots and Topshop Leigh Jeans
a picture of duo shoes logo
All of Duo's classic designs have been given makeovers for the up coming Autumn Winter 2013 with relaxed vibes running all the way through, peacock tones, luxe leathers and snakeskin&studs to give them some edge. In the end I settled on the biker inspired Ramone with it's practical day to day block heel, silver buckle strap and almond toe. It was such a hard decision with knee high studded leather boots, accompanying flat studded ankle boots and peacock-esq turquoise blue ankle boots.
a picture of duo shoe box
a picture of a DUO shoe box
The Ramone takes Duo's standard ankle, which cuts my leg at the right point, lengthening rather than shortening like a lot of ankle boots usually do. As you can tell out of the black leather and grey suede I settled on the grey suede for a more casual day to day look, though maybe not the most practical when it comes to typical rainy Britain since it's just started pouring down..again. Suede ankle boots can easily be dressed up for an evening out which you'll see in some OOTD's soon - a small white, fluffy ball keeps nudging my tripod when I attempt them.
a picture of DUO ramone ankle boots
a picture of DUO Ankle Boots
a close up of DUO ramones heel
I'm really impressed with Duo's shoe fitting, the sizes are spot on with my at home measuring. A UK2 has held my foot in place thanks to the narrow fitting Duo offer. There's plenty of heel padding providing comfort no matter the distance and length of time I'll have them on - as much as I can in this case. On the inner of the boot, hidden beneath a tag of suede sits an elasticated section to the ankle with an adjustable buckle that for once I don't have on the smallest hole, nor did I need to make an extra. The attention to detail Duo pay really justifies the price, there's not a bit of material out of place, the zips are firm, chunky and embossed boldly. All stitching is superb with a beautiful hard wearing heel and fake wooden block heel to finish off my most loved shoe of all time. At £120 I can safely say they're worth the price tag purely on fit alone, my feet haven't been this happy & the confidence a correctly fitted shoe gives!
a close up of DUO ramone ankle boots
a picture of DUO Ramones sole
a picture of DUO Ramone ankle boots aw13
Who else is familiar with DUO? I'm so grateful to be introduced to the brand after struggling for...well forever? I no longer have the *worry* of falling over, blisters and slipping out of my shoes. With such high quality these boots will last me just as long but it won't stop me from buying more, I'm browsing the site, sale and outlet as you read this. Lucy xx 
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  1. love the boots, perfect for a/w! x

  2. They are gorgeous and look fantastic on x

  3. These looks lovely, I'll have to let my nan know about this her feet are a tiny Adult size 1!
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  4. Gosh I've never heard of these guys before, but I think it's so great for them to be accommodating for all shapes and sizes! Love your pictures too hun. Awesome post :) x

  5. What a great idea, I have wide feet and fat calves so can struggle with shoes and boots. It is great to see someone catering for all of our problems under one roof.
    The boots are lovely too and look great quality. x

    Leanne - A Slice of My Life

  6. Why haven't I heard of DUO? I cannot believe they have sizes 2 to 10 and 21 calf fittings - that's crazy. It's defo worth the price for a custom made boot. They're gorgeous x

  7. These look lush. I love the grey suede. I'd have picked them too. A bit of suede protector and they'll be fine :-). M xx

  8. Love the grey suede. I'd have picked that colour too. I always think boots are wortg investing in. M x

  9. I like these boots, they look good quality too!

    1. They really are great quality, I have since purchased a pair of DUO boots for this winter with my Ramones still looking brand new


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