British model Portia Freeman has a ''shoe fetish'' resulting in a collection of 100 pairs of footwear, with a majority being heels as she feels they give her better ''posture'' than flat shoes do.
Portia Freeman has a ''shoe fetish''.
The British model, who returned to modelling in late 2011 after giving birth to her son Dylan with The Kooks bass player Pete Dento, has a collection of over 100 pairs of shoes and especially loves high heels as they help her posture.
She admitted: ''I'm more comfortable in heels than in flats. They give me better posture. I think I've got a bit of a problem ... a shoe fetish.''
Portia, 23, also reminisced about her childhood during the interview with online shoe retailer Javari.co.uk as part of their 'Shoe the Keyhole', recalling the first time she wore a pair of heels.
She said: ''My earliest memories of shoes is when I must have been about four or five and I use to strut around my cul-de-sac where I lived with my push chair and my godmother's highest pair of shoes.
''They were super high for me, though they're probably kitten heels now. And I was strutting around in the rain with these high heels and my push chair and my mum said, 'Come in here, it's raining outside', and I'd say, 'No! I don't care!' Because I use to like the noise on the floor - I was like clip clop clip clop. I loved it.''
Portia, who was discovered at 16 and has already fronted campaigns such as Alexander McQueen's label McQ, chose some of her favourite pieces from Javari's latest collection and a pair that stood out for her were the 'Head Over Heels' platform ankle boots priced at £59.
While admiring the boots she said: ''I love a chunky heel, and I like the detail on these the way they cut around the ankle - very feminine.''