Thursday, January 27, 2011

Occupational Hazard

Can you hear the angels singing? That's because I finally found The Perfect Pair of Casual Black Shoes. After literally years of searching (not continuously, mind you), and looking at pairs of shoes online until my eyes crossed and my head hurt, and finding an ideal shoe only to discover it wasn't available in my size, and thinking and rethinking the choices I had narrowed down, I finally took the plunge and bought these. And holy smokes, are they the comfiest shoes ever. My feet have joined the chorus of angels in song.

My requirements: black shoes that are a little outdoorsy looking, weatherproof, with a 1 - 1.5" heel so I can wear them with longer jeans, rubber soles that have good traction in the rain, a wedge heel for stability, cute enough to wear with skirts, and comfortable enough to walk in all day. Yes those are tall orders. Why I needed all those qualities in a single pair of shoes is no longer clear even to me, but it was a lingering obsession of mine and I was determined to fulfill  it. I found an awful lot of cute shoes and great deals while I was scouring the internet for these, I can tell you. Some of them, like my Timberland boots, also ended up in my closet. It's an occupational hazard, I guess.


Dress, belt: Red Dress Shoppe
Cardigan: Cynthia Rowley
Shoes: Bastien

8 comments:

et said...

Audi - I get the same obsessions about shoes, with comfort being the primary criteria, but looks and versatility are right up there. I got a pair of Tom's low boots 2 months ago & have found them surprisingly perfect for me (I didn't expect to be that pleased) and wear them more than any other pair of shoes. I even forget to take them off when I get home, which is not true of any others. They aren't quite as cute as yours, but then neither are most of my outfits!

A-C said...

Audi, I <3 you! I get that way too, I just need to find something with all these qualities and somewhere along the way forget the reason behind it all. Glad you found your perfect shoes though! They're cute.

Sal said...

Isn't that the BEST feeling? Ahhh, relief.

Becky said...

I love finding things that are super comfortable and fit perfectly, but for me it's probably about shirts, since I'm so tall and lanky. Such a fantastic feeling!

Rad in BK said...

These shoes are adorable. I'm glad they're comfortable too. You may need them if it snows again here in a couple weeks.
The blue and grey here is one of my top color combinations.

notSupermum said...

Oooh, they're lovely. I could wear those!

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Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

Glad you found what you were looking for (and those amazing Timberland boots on the way). Loving today's outfit - the blue looks wonderful on you.