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Feeding my shoe obsession & where to find the best budget footwear

Shoes, glorious shoes!

I have always loved a great pair of shoes. And then I became a mom and fancy gave way to sensible and sensible eventually gave way to slippers. After Sophie was born I began an 18-month long stretch as a stay at home mom. Being a stay at home means turning every penny over twice before you spend it because of a single income home ain’t for fools. And when money is tight, you push yourself very far down the list of priorities.

Eventually, I went back to work and the hangover of brokenness from the single income days lingered for so long. Then Grace was born and it was like the cycle started all over again. Long story short, it’s been a minute since I’ve put myself first and last year was the first year in many years that I treated myself to the things that make me happy. The top of that happy list is shoes.

Nowadays I might be a bit more flush but I am far from wealthy, shopping within a strict budget is a reality for me, as it is for many, many South Africans. If I can find a good deal, I’m happy, if I can find a GREAT deal, I’ll sing from the frigging rooftops.

MY GO-TO SHOE SHOP

My absolute BEST place to shop for beautiful, well-priced shoes is at Shado Wholesale. They stock many brands, most notably Jada Footwear (which you can also buy on Superbalist) and Tatasi, a budget footwear brand that has graced my feet all summer long. If you are still on the hunt for the perfect pair of heeled sandals to see you through the last of summer, take a look at a few of my top picks from Shado:

Red flat sandals R189 | Basic tan heeled sandals R239 | Striped heeled sandals R229 | My favourite colour block heels R299 | Basic black heeled sandals R239 |

KEEP READING FOR 10 AWESOME BUYS ALL UNDER R150!

MULES ARE HAVING A MOMENT AND MRP HAS SOME GREAT DEALS

Gold heel mules R129.99 | Brown lace-ups R149.99 | Leopard print mules R129 | Black tassel mules R129.99 | Pointy black mules R119.99

GO EASY ON YOUR WALLET WITH THESE GROOVY BUDGET BUYS FROM SUPERBALIST

Black slp-ons R 99 | Tan studded double band sandals R99 | Glittery pink laceup sneaks R119 | Gold slip ons R119 | Flat yellow lace-ups R99 |

While I see no end to my little shoe obsession, I know that I cannot spend a lot of money on this little addiction. So right now I am pitching my tent firmly in the budget shoe camp. Jump in the comments and tell me where you shop for great shoes!

Nikki
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