Thursday, February 22, 2007

Shoe of the Day, Pt 4 (the LAST instalment)

Last lucky last, save the best for last, whatever (you be the judge!).

I always knew that when I went to New York, I'd buy a pair of Manolos. From the Manolo store. And I did. I didn't have a particular pair in mind, I just wanted a gorgeous, classic, pair of Manolos.

I almost walked right past the store (it was about 5pm at the time and so quite dark) - I'm not sure what I expected - flashing lights and neon signs announcing "This is shoe heaven" or something. There were some relatively ugly pale blue suede/sheepskin boots in the window (I think). But walking in - as they say, it was like being a kid in a candy store. Shoes everywhere. Rows and rows. Lots of sale shoes (not so many left in my size).

So husby settled himself into a comfortable chair while I walked up and down, looking at everything at least twice before deciding which to try on. I had worn my special handmade socks that day (and somewhat unfortunately, they had dyed the soles of my feet red...which has never happened before with them). But no trouble.

I pretty much knew these were the "one" when I put them on. But I had another walk up and down the store just to be sure. And what really struck me was how comfortable they were. We'd been walking around NY all day and I have flat feet, so they get sore quite easily. But walking in these shoes was a dream. They really are a well-made, fantastically balanced shoe. The heel is so thin but it feels as secure as a wedge. And so classic. (Can you tell how much I love them!!) (And look how well my Hawaii pedicure has held up, and the tan, the Hawaii tan!!) Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


Donna said...

They are gorgeous!

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Anonymous said...

I am so jealous right now...those are gorgeous! And I love your pedicure, too!

BrownPants said...

Aha, I see them now.
They are lovely.
Are you sure they're comfortable. I don't know that I believe you ;)