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!!
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.
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!
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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