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May 11, 2009

Tsubo Acrea

A few months before I got married, I started the search for shoes. Once I'd picked out my dress, I knew what I needed. The dress was tea length and the shoes would really show so they needed to be good. And it had a red band around the middle and I wanted to match it. But I'm not a big fan of dyed shoes, so I had to find just the perfect red. Plus, the shoes needed to have a little heel but not too much since I'd have to stand in them for hours. And they had to be comfortable. And they had to be my style. I'm known for my love of shoes so if my shoes weren't perfect, it would be commented upon. And so the search began. Thank goodness for Zappos and Amazon and their return policies. Every other day, it seemed, a new pair of shoes would arrive for me to try.

The Tsubos were a bit of a stretch. I was pretty sure they wouldn't work but I'd been dying to try these shoes so I gave it a shot. They arrived and I loved them. There's a platform in the sole so the high heel doesn't seem quite so high to my feet. The style is modern and funky but still sleek and sexy. The toe's a little odd, pointy/boxy. And my favorite feature is the back strap that almost looks like it's connected to the base of the shoe but isn't. I don't know why exactly, but I really dig that. And they were comfortable. I don't know about hours on my feet comfortable, but surprisingly good for the height. But the color was all wrong for the dress. Far too orange. And so they had to go back. Or...so they should have. I ordered them from Amazon, which has a more limited time for returns than Zappos. I kind of, sort of, well, forgot to send them back. And by the time I remembered, it was too late. Poor, poor, pitiful (Tsubo-wearing) me.

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May 06, 2009

Indigo by Clarks


This is my latest purchase. In fact, it's the only purchase I've made of shoes for months considering I'm unemployed. But these I couldn't resist. I've always had the problem that I have large calves. I have nice dainty ankles, but big calves. So finding boots that fit my calves and don't bag around my ankles, that aren't the stretchy kind, has been nearly impossible. Then I found these. I swear I've been searching for essentially these exact boots for years. The top fits my calf and they fit snugly all the way down to my ankle. They have some lovely details with the strap around the top and the seaming that looks kind of Victorian. And the heel is perfect. I'm not good with anything above 2 1/2 inches and that's exactly what these are. And the heel is beautiful, with its womanly curve. I have them in black and if I could afford it, I'd get them in every color under the sun (though I think they only come in black and brown). Oh, and did I mention that Indigo shoes/boots are really comfortable? They are. I'm not sure what to do with myself now that I don't have to spend all my spare time looking for the perfect boots. Maybe now I'll start the search for the perfect casual weekend shoe. I always need a challenge.

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