Set the scene:
I'm in Nashville visiting the fam and mom and I hit a nearby DSW because, well, we needed avocados and the Kroger we went to was next door to a brand, spanking new DSW (that wasn't planned at all of course), so we found ourselves strolling the shoe aisles yet again.
I was on the lookout for work basics like pumps. Mom, well she was just on the lookout in general.
As soon as I saw these I had two distinct thoughts within a millisecond of each other:
1. Nah, those? Franco Sarto? (This was the luxury retail buying office snob rearing her not-so-cut ego again; hey at least I'm honest about it)
2. Um, wait, I kind of love them. Ok, where's the 8 1/2?
I wear heels quite a bit, but that doesn't mean I prance around in four-inchers all day, every day. The heels on these are 3 inches and the pitch (read: angle between the heel and arch) is at a very comfortable angle.
If you don't wear heels, read another post, these will not be an option. I'm just sayin...
If you do, there are just a couple of things you need to know:
1. Buy foot petals and heel huggers. This is one more reason that I buy a half size up. There's space for additional padding and that means happy feet.
2. You can still (at the time of writing this) buy them HERE. Did I mention they were under $50? Oh, and did I mention I'm buying them in black? Yep. They're that comfortable. You can read the reviews and you will see I'm not the only person singing their comfy praises.
3. You may or may not want to treat them for water protection. I live in California and have not seen rain in months (sad, but true) so I'm good to go.
4. They go with ev-er-y-thing. This is why I always have a variation of this type of shoe in my closet for warmer or just temperate weather.
When you're standing there looking at your shoes wondering what to wear with those pants/jeans/etc. these are the puppies that will save you the agony of trying on eight pairs before getting to a decision.