Shoe love is true love

A birthday gift. For me AND my blog.

A birthday gift. For me AND my blog.

My husband is the absolute best. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t make these sorts of loving declarations online. I’m a big believer that if you feel great love for someone, tell them. Not the internet. However, he has outdone himself with my birthday gift this year and it is relevant to this blog so therefore, I am going to permit myself to use this platform to share my gratitude and brag a bit.

Back in June, I was following the launch of the new Nike Photosynthesis Pack with anticipation. I immediately fell in love with the floral design and I knew instantly that I wanted these shoes added to my collection. Upon launch day, I was crushed to find out that the shoes were only available in the US. After a desperate plea with Nike’s online support, it appeared there were few options for getting these shoes in the UK – short of actually going to the US to buy them.

A few weeks ago, my blog celebrated its third birthday. Shortly after that, I also celebrated a birthday. In response, I got a super appropriate gift: a custom-made pair of Nike shoes featuring the floral pattern I love and… wait for it… they are Thoughts & Pavement branded! Using NikeID, my husband picked every aspect of the shoes including pattern, style, swoosh colour, heel underlay, flywire, laces and the letters that form the personal ID on the tongue-top of the shoes. A 6-character limit per shoe made this a unique challenge but he added THGHTS on one and PAVMNT on the other. A very unique customisation.

Overall, he nailed it. These shoes are almost too pretty to wear. Best. Gift. Ever.

I’m done gloating now. Happy birthday to me and my blog.



  1. Kelly Matheson October 14, 2015 / 4:20 pm

    HBD Miranda! Those shoes are on fleek! (saying things like that make me feel young again!!)

    • Miranda October 14, 2015 / 4:22 pm

      I’m going to assume that word is slang for badass awesome. #ThisIsHowIKnowImOld

  2. petcottages October 14, 2015 / 5:49 pm

    Very cool shoes, Miranda!

  3. afastpacedlife October 14, 2015 / 5:52 pm

    OMG, that’s SO SUPER! Absolutely perfect and incredibly thoughtful. He nailed it all right.

    • Miranda October 14, 2015 / 5:59 pm

      Such a good gift idea, right?! Christmas might be tough to top… though I’m not opposed to another pair of shoes! haha

  4. Tina October 14, 2015 / 9:50 pm

    I love Graham too 🙂

  5. April Cunningham October 15, 2015 / 7:05 am

    Floral shoes, how pretty!! I am always so hard on my shoes. I would save these for special occasions. 🙂

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