Today, I only wear shoes that fit my orthotics. Sounds sexy, huh?
|Sebago Docksides. Not so sexy.|
|Stuart Weitzman classic pumps. So versatile, but never got to wear them.|
After dancing all night, my feet still weren't ready for pumps the next morning. My feet have either grown a size or these shoes never felt great in the first place. I stuck with a casual linen dress and the Docksiders and hated it - not a great look unless on a boat. Of all the topics covered at BlogHer12, when I ran into Lisa Stone (BlogHer cofounder) on the elevator we talked about shoes. I envied her gorgeous heels, she envied my boat shoes. Really? I told her I feel so frumpy. Her response, "Honey, with that necklace, you could never be frumpy." Nevertheless, when I couldn't get into my next session, I ran to Fifth Avenue to shop.
Just curious what all the top designers had, I visited Monolo Blahnik, Fendi, Stuart Weitzman, Gucci, Ferragamo and Prada. I scoured both Henri Bendel and Bergdorf's to no avail for a pair of elegant, but comfortable flats. What I saw was a lot of ballet flat styles that could have been designed by just about anyone priced between $500 - $800. I could have got something at Target and who would have known? Really. I did not see anything of distinction that made these shoes standout. Finally, I ended up at Saks Fifth Avenue not feeling very hopeful. Instead, I was surprised to find a glittery, lovely pair of flats by Kate Spade. Not exactly Target prices, but not outrageous either.
|Kate Spade. Glittery and girly.|
This time, boring ballet flats didn't seem so boring. I picked out a simple pair by Tory Burch. Again, not a favorite designer. That big, metal logo popping out of all her goods I find tacky and annoying. Alas, these were the most comfort I've had since having a therapeutic foot massage from my PT. I gulped at dropping another fortune for shoes, but I needed something, now.
|Tory Burch Ballet Flats. The most comfort wins.|
|Tieks. All folded up.|