Monday, August 22, 2011

The Shoes Of Summer

Like the boys of summer!  Except, you know, not at all.  Moving on.

Last summer, I lamented high and low about the lack of cute, comfy sandals for sale.  I searched high and low, but everything I found was a wedge.  I don't like wedges.  I find them difficult to walk in, and I'm already clutzy, so why add to my propensity to fall down?

This summer, I held out little hope that I'd find cute sandals.  And during the spring season, my lack of hope was justified.  In short?  I found nuthin'.

But then!  It seemed that the Shoe Gods heard my prayers and answered them with a ready abundance of pretty, well-priced footwear!  Wanna see them?  SURE YOU DO:

The "gateway" sandals, also know as "the only wedge I like."  I found these at Saver's at the start of the summer - they're Michael Kors!

The freebies.  I received a $25 gift card to Famous Footwear, and bought these Franco Sartos on clearance.

The sandals I didn't take off for weeks.  These Aerosoles were BRAND NEW at ARC Value Village thrift store in Richfield.

(awwww, see my piggie stuffie in the background?!?!)

The shoes that are not black.  I bought these sandals on sale at Target.  I think they have a few pairs left on uber-clearance for $7.

The dream shoes.  These are my first pair of Vince Camutos, bought on extreme clearance at the Macy's One Day sale this last weekend.  I know.  They are similar to the other THREE PAIRS I own.  Whatever.

Bonus Round!  These next shoes are not shoes.  They are boot - but I bought them this summer on eBay.  And Oh. My. GAH.  I love them so hard.

Behold my Durango Bull Rider boots, purchased for a mere $70.  BULL RIDER BOOTS.  I feel so bad ass in them.  Or, at least, I will - once it gets cold enough to wear them.

Do you wanna pair?  Then go here  Note that these are samples, so Durango may not mass produce this style.  Which makes the boots unique, and therefore even MORE PERFECT.


  1. Shooooes! Love this whole post. I think my favorites are the "dream sandals" and those boots! I'm dying for boots weather. I got the Tsubo Hepats that Sal of Already Pretty showed last winter and they're tucked into the closet because I couldn't bear to keep staring at them!

    Also glad I'm not the only one who isn't exactly graceful in wedges. I tend to roll my ankles because of the weight distribution.

  2. I adore those boots! I can't resist anything that laces or buckles.