Adventures in Shoes

I have owned and loved the same pair of black clog-type shoes for at least four+ years.  They were well broken in, casual, and yet dressy at the same time (though not dressy enough for a dress, slacks and things though did great with them). 

 I slipped my feet into them Tuesday morning before we took off to the cardiologist and thought, sadly, that I felt them wearing through a bit.  I thought nothing more about it until we were on our way home.  Paul was driving and I was in the passenger seat.  I moved my foot and felt it pinch a bit, which was rather odd.  I took of the shoe and to my amazement they were so worn that they had finally torn all the way through the sole.  The rip started at the side and went about halfway across the shoe.  I was amazed I had never noticed.  So it was new shoe time for me.  Again I was going for that casual look that was dressy enough to look good with slacks, etc.  I decided to be brave and go with something a little different than the typical almost flat, loafer look I usually go for.  I found these on a great sale:

New Black Shoes

On closer inspection of my brown shoes, which I’ve owned just about the same ammount of time, I found a similar problem occuring and so replaced those as well when I found these on sale.  They are somewhat similar to the black shoes, and I thought they were super cute.

New brown shoes

So for a person who has never carried much interest in shoes (dare I admit that), or maybe I should just say for a shoe geek (ie. someone who knows nothing about shoes), how did I do?

Oh, and Karen, help! I found these terribly difficult to photograph and finally settled on the red background for lack of anything else that was working (arranging them was terrible too). I’m not sure I like the way they turned out. Any suggestions? (the rest of you can give suggestions too) 🙂


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5 responses to “Adventures in Shoes

  1. Those are very pretty shoes! My sisters would be proud 🙂 I am afraid that my first reaction was, man I would hurt if I wore those heh.

    I like it with the red, looks nice 🙂

  2. Very nice. I admit I am not a huge shoe person either and only replace my current ones when they wear out … but I do like those. Great choices!

  3. I can’t do anything with heels but I do like how the brown ones look. I think the black ones would look good with a dress too.

    Usually I can’t and won’t do anything with heels – especially because of my goof factor 🙂 But, the heels on these are so wide that the are very stable, and quite comfortable. We will see as time progresses if I can actually walk in them. 🙂

  4. Red is tough to photograph, so you did a great job with the red background. It looks like you’ve got some really strong light there. If it’s window light, see if you can move the curtains or close the blinds a bit to filter the light. If it’s lamp light, the lamp could be moved farther away. Everything looks to be arranged very nicely. I really like those brown shoes, by the way. I like the black ones too, but my feet are saying “ouch”. My feet like lace ups. 😉

  5. Cute shoes but I would not be able to wear the heals. I’m such an old lady when it comes to shoes, hehe… I am a clutz and trip over the slightest hint of a heel but my feet don’t appreciate me wearing them either. In fact, Some of my toes actually go to sleep if I wear heels. Good thing my hubby likes the fact that I’m short. 😉

    I think I like the black ones the best. I also think that you should model them! But you did a good job setting them up to be photographed.

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