sale-shoes.jpgWe're in the wilderness time between Christmas and New Year, which seems to have been designated an unofficial celebration of consumerism as we all head for the sales. This is more apparent than ever this year, as when 4th January hits, we'll be paying a higher rate of VAT on all fashion and other items that could put a nasty dent in our finances. Better grab those bargains while they're there, right?

If it's footwear you're after, you'll be utterly spoilt for choice this sale season. We've selected just a handful here, but each retailer represented here has many other bargains worth a look. From top left, clockwise:

KG by Kurt Geiger gold 'Jasmine' shoes; £89 (was £100) at Kurt Geiger

F-Troupe bow-heeled shoes; £24 (was £56) at ASOS

Bloch heeled shoes £75 (was £150) at ASOS

Barratts lace-up and strap boots; £20 (was £40) at Debenhams