New shoes and Magic Steps
When I was younger I really, really, wanted – more than anything in the world, at the time – a pair of Magic Steps shoes from Clarks. They were the ones with the magical key on the soles. Clearly I was a huge sucker for the power of advertising as I can still picture the TV ad now, with the Princess and the evil Queen / shop manager:
Who else remembers it?
Fast forward a fair few decades (sob) and although I never had Magic Steps, I’m just as entranced by my new pair from Clarks. They’re the Hotel Image brogues in mustard leather and are pretty lovely (I just checked and they’re sold out online, but you can get them in white, and if you want something in yellow / mustard I also like this pair, or this pair).
The shoes are leather loafers with cutaway sections on the side, which makes them a good in-between shoe for those days when the weather just can’t make up its mind (so most days then).
We’ve bought lots of children’s shoes for Eliza from the store, but I can’t remember when Clarks got so good for adults.
Did you ever have Magic Steps? Tell me, I won’t be – too – jealous.
Thanks to Clarks for sending me these shoes – also contains affiliate links.