She is the most powerful queen in the world. She is also the oldest in age and in years on the throne, so Elizabeth II of England can afford almost every whim and luxury to make her life comfortable and perfect. We are accustomed to seeing her in matching jacket suits with coats and hats, with her stiff black handbag and her patent leather black high-heeled shoes, but what is her trick not to get injured on her feet every time she use a shoes for the first time?
Very simply, Isabel II has a person of his service in Buckingham Palace that is dedicated exclusively to try the new shoes that are bought. That person gets the shoes no longer as rigid as newly acquired and gives them shape using them a few hours before they appear on the actual feet of the mother of Charles of England.
“The shoes must be comfortable immediately, the queen cannot say, ‘They hurt me, I cannot keep walking.’ ‘It would be unthinkable both in the palace and in any event,” explained Stewart Parvin, one of the shoe designers in charge of Create some pairs for Isabel II. “She has the right to have someone else take them before to shape them,” he adds.
The woman in charge of the shoe tests does not wear them with her bare feet, but she has to put on transparent cotton socks. In addition, for a few hours, he is dedicated to walking on a carpet so as not to scratch the soles and give them the desired shape.
Isabel II has been using the same models of shoes in patent leather and black leather with a gold buckle for more than 50 years. His favorite designer is Anello & Davide of Kensington and each pair of shoes costs about 1,000 euros. In recent times, it seems that the queen has wanted to slightly modernize her closet and this designer has managed to agree with her other colors to match their models of clothing to make it more appropriate and current.
Anello and Davide make these shoes by hand in Kensington. To create them they need 4 people. The equipment works from a wood that is already of the height of the feet of the Queen, then makes a cut of patterns, the leather is selected, the top is sewn and adds reinforcements; And at the end, the sole and heel are added. They are made of veal skin, usually black patent leather although it has several colors and have a brass clasp.