Is there a secret to wearing pumps?

So many people have messaged me about the sky blue Kurt Geiger heels (mainly going crackers for the colour) that I feel duty bound to tell you that KG also do a flat in the same shade – Lagoon. Gawjus, aren’t they?

Unlike my hiiiiiigh heels, I’d be able to wear those babies on an almost daily basis. And pumps (or ballet flats, to my American friends) are going to be more popular than ever this spring (get me, and my fashion predictions). But I just can’t seem to wear them.

I tried some on in TK Maxx this morning and the minute my foot slipped in I was in burning agony. They crush the top of my feet. Is it because I’m flat-footed, I wonder (an arch is sadly absent from my tootsies)? My feet are narrow, so it isn’t a “width issue” (!) Any ideas? Any tips?

Pumps are so cute on – and they look so comfy. If I could only master the art of wearing them I would be well up for any of these (and the Geigers, natch)…

Faith @ Debenhams, £32
Office, £20
Hush Puppies @ Schuh, £50

Repetto @ NET-A-PORTER, £185

Jane Winkworth for French Sole @ Topshop, £105

Product images from retailers as shown

Written by Johanna Payton