Shoe fanatics of The Bulletin

VIDEO: It’s all about the shoe for Rocky’s Kylie Armstrong

FORGET never fully dressed without a smile, Rockhampton's Kylie Armstrong believes you're never fully dressed without a killer pair of heels.

Kylie has been hailed The Morning Bulletin's shoe queen due to her endless collection of footwear.

And with over 60 pairs of shoes, it's no wonder why.

Kylie said 95% of the shoes she owned were high heels.

"I love high heels, mostly because I'm short but I just think they're a nice design of shoe and they always complete an outfit," she said.

"I've been walking in heels ever since I bought my first pair when I was 15. I bought a pair of wedges but my mum said they were too high so I had to take them back and get a lower pair. The majority of my heels are black but they're all different in style and heel size, black just goes with anything.

"I'm not 'pricest' when it comes to shoes but I don't normally spend over $100 unless they are good quality or designer. My most expensive pair is Christian Louboutin white heels and they were over $500.

"My husband is very understanding of my shoe fetish and one time he accidentally took my favourite Steve Madden boots to Vinnie's. It was really upsetting because I spent so much money on them and that style was discontinued so I couldn't get another pair, but I hope the lucky person who ended up with them loves them as much as I did."

The mother of one said she always felt ready to start the day in a pair of heels.

"Shoes just make me feel finished and complete," she said.

"For some people it's the hair or makeup, but I think a good pair of shoes can really pull an outfit together, it's all in the shoe for me. I think a shoe can tell a lot about a person's style and personality but I do agree that designers are starting to merge with different genres, so it is becoming harder to tell a person by their choice in footwear.

"Shoes depend on my mood and how I feel like dressing every day, some days I just want to be in jeans and converse sneakers and others I want to dress up with a pair of heels. Shoes are how I spoil myself."

Online shoe shopping sites:

ninewest.com.au

famousfootwear.com.au

wittner.com.au



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