Ok ladies, hands up if you (like me) just love wearing a sneaker. Are your hands up? Mine sure is because I am mad for a sneaker with just about any outfit. Yup, I have been known to team them with jeans, a dress, a tulle skirt and even a formal dress!
I mean how bloody lucky are we to live in times where sneakers are so widely accepted to style back with our outfits. Of course, we are not talking about the sweaty gym sneaker… no sireee. The sneakers we add to our everyday outfits have a style personality to complement our own style personality.
Call them kicks, wheels, sandshoes or sneakers, whatever you like really…just get em on your feet!. Choose platform, slimline, plain or coloured. Mix it up by removing the laces, adding ribbons or coloured laces. There are many styles and colour choices available and you can personalise your sneakers to suit you but, out of all the sneaker choices available which one is for you?
With such a range of fab choices, one of the most asked questions here at Styling Curvy has been: “which sneaker is right for me?”
Well, how long is a piece of string? We are all different and what comes into play when choosing a sneaker perfect for you is our lifestyle, foot shape and size, budget, style personality and the intended use for the sneaker. The choice will also come down to your foot health.
HOW IS YOUR FOOT HEALTH?
FRANKiE4 founder (podiatrist and physiotherapist) Caroline McCulloch has made it her life mission to create shoes that not only are comfortable and supportive but look great too. Because life is too short for ugly or uncomfortable shoes!
What I love about Frankie4 sneakers is thanks to Caroline and her team they are actually looking after and supporting your feet before they get damaged but are also perfect for feet that need extra TLC.
If you have any foot or heel issues (pain/tenderness) then get yourself to a podiatrist pronto. Once you have a care plan then you can know you are doing the best for your feet by ditching non supportive and painful shoes and investing in Frankie4 Footwear.
Yup, I get it…it is an investment. But just like I invest in a good bra, and eyeglasses I will also look after my feet. After all my size eleven cloppers are supporting the weight of my entire body all day every day, so it’s nice to know I am easing the load a little with quality footwear.
THE CUSTOM FIT PACK
Just like our body shapes, our feet are also very individual and what might fit your foot like a glove might need a little extra tweaking for me.
That’s why with every shoe purchase of boots, brogues or sneakers from Frankie4 you will receive a pack inside your box with extra inserts to allow you to adjust the fit of the shoe to suit your individual foot shape. Neat huh!
SNEAKERS I LOVE
Ok, let’s get on to the styles of sneakers from Frankie4 that I love. It’s no secret that I have been a huge fan of the ‘Nat’ sneaker but recently I think she may have been knocked off the perch by another new style. So read on as I walk you through the styles that I wear over and over. In case you were wondering I wear a size eleven, roll a little to the outside of my feet and have a medium to wide width foot with a high bridge, Ok, let’s go!
strap yourselves in ladies because MIM is the new style that will give you alll the street cred! As soon as I spied the platform sole I had to make MIM mine. She has buttery soft leather and comes in navy and pink. I love how supported my heel feels in MIM. Shop MIM HERE
is the original FRANKiE4 sneaker and popular amongst nurses, teachers and hairdressers. I have her in silver and mustard and love her, actually I really need to wear her more! She has feature top stitching, comes with an extra pair of laces in stripe and is shaped like the natural shape of the foot and that makes her a crowd pleaser. Shop ELLIE here. Available in black, silver, navy mustard, pinned silver, pinned black, deep navy, steel and rust. Shop ELIIE HERE
has been my favourite for several seasons and with good reason. She is cute with a sporty edge and my fave is the cream. It’s really more of an off white that works back with ‘everything’ and the addition of the sporty pinstripe around the sole edge ticks my style box. brings a sleek, sporty edge to a sneaker. Nat also comes with an elasticated gusset, allowing you to wear her without laces.. Available in seven colours Shop NAT HERE.
Polly is the sneaker that has worked her way into my wardrobe on a regular basis and has seen me wearing her more than NAT. Look, I don’t wanna call her a favourite just yet but damn, I love her. Polly has a more sleek lined silhouette and is minimalist. She also feels lightweight on the foot while still offering great support. I have POLLY in ‘white II’ (again, the sporty stripe works for me) and is also available in blush, punched white, gold and silver. Shop POLLY HERE.
I have the Kendall in blush and think she is perfect with jeans, the punched leather and pretty laces add a nice feminine touch. The tongue on Kendall does sits higher so take this into account as this may not be something you are used to. Kendall also has a slight platform look on the heel, giving her a sportier look. Shop KENDALL HERE
HOW TO GET YOUR FEET INTO FRANKIE4 SNEAKERS
FRANKiE4 Footwear have two fabulous concept stores in Brisbane, located at Indooroopilly and Windsor. The two stores are gorgeous spaces to visit and you can shop the shoes while getting access to experienced fitters who truly want to make sure you have the best shoe for your foot needs. If your body has changed due to weight, illness, age or lifestyle then I highly recommend a professional fitting.
Of course, if you don’t live nearby, that’s ok. You will still be well looked after because you can buy online with confidence. If you are unsure about what works for your feet and your lifestyle then give the Frankie4 customer service team a call. They really are there to help you and get you in the right shoe. Phone 1300 721 898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When purchasing, Australian standard shipping is free plus you have 30 days from the date of purchase to exchange or return shoes provided they are in as-new condition and FRANKiE4 Footwear also covers return shipping. Now that is service. Naturally, this applies to non-sale items only.
FRANKiE4 Footwear has one pair of new-season FRANKiE4 Footwear sneakers to give away PLUS one $50 voucher for a mate. Win a pair of FRANKiE4 Footwear sneakers of your choice by doing the two things below…
- On my post on Styling Curvy Instagram tag a mate who you would like to give a $50 Frankie4 voucher to. If chosen as the winner YOU will also score a pair of Frankie4 sneakers of your choice.
- Follow @frankie4footwear on Instagram.
Entries open on Wednesday February 27th at 5 am (AEST) and close on Wednesday March 5th at 5 pm (AEST). Open to Australian entries only. The winners of this competition will be chosen at random. The winners will be emailed and their name will be published on the blog. To be eligible entrants must be aged over 18 years.
If I looked in your wardrobe would I find a pair of Frankie4 shoes? which ones?
til next time,
This post is sponsored by Frankie4., which means I get paid for the hours of work I do x