union-jack-shoes.pngIf you're one of our UK-based readers, are you feeling proud to be British yet? A full month of awful weather admittedly isn't helping, but with the Jubilee, the 2012 Olympics and a host of other Brit-themed events coming up in the calendar, it's hard not to feel a little bit patriotic. Even if all that means for you is the realisation that our national flag is really quite pretty, and looks great on a shoe.

This is certainly a popular idea if you're a fashion designer it seems, as we're noticing more and more Union Jack shoes and boots and other products appearing on the shop shelves. So far we've mostly managed to avoid the tacky-looking stuff, and instead we're seeing some gorgeous items on our style radar - like these beautifully made brogue heels from Perlato. They're £89.95 at Zalando  if you happen to agree...

We'll be keeping an eye our for more Brit-chic shoes as the season progresses, so whether you're an anglophile from overseas or a British lover of home-grown style, we should have something for you. For now, however, let's stick to the wellies: it looks like we could be in for significantly more of that wonderful rain. Joy...