Tuesday, April 08, 2008

SHOESday: Something different

Going into the shoe department of any department store in Singapore is quite a sight! Shoes everywhere! Huge huge range of shoes in a very small area. Think of the whole floor of shoes in the David Jones Sydney store (what would that be, maybe half a football field?), halve it (in terms of number of shoes) and then put all those shoes into an area the size of, say, a netball or basketball court. Or maybe half a court. That's a lot of shoes in a very small space.

So it's a bit overwhelming. And I have to say, there are quite a few fairly ordinary shoes. And ugly shoes. But there are definitely some gems as well.
Of course, I was attracted to these by this:Red criss-cross feature and red sole. How could I not buy them?

17 comments:

Bells said...

Oh wow. You'd have no idea the detail was there from the top. amazing!

Alwen said...

When my aunt was in the Air Force, she spent some time in Thailand and in the Phillipines, and when she came back it was with custom-made shoes.

(We share the same difficult-to-fit feet and it's always lovely to find any that fit and look good, let alone made to measure!)

Amy said...

How sneaky! They look ordinary from the top, but there it is! Awesome detailing. They are gems indeed.

kim said...

Exactly - how could you not?! Goregous shoes!

MadMad said...

Ooooh - those are very cool! And you don't see it at all from the top...

TinkingBell said...

Oh pretty (swoon) just lovely!

SadieandLance said...

How could you not indeed. They are f-o-x-y shoes!

Andie said...

Oh these are WONDERFUL!

del said...

You look at them from the top & think they're just a sharp pair of black shoes but then you get to the side...WOW. All kinds of naughtiness, lol.

Michele said...

ohmygod the red criss crosses are soooo sexy! and it's also fun to hear about shoe shopping in places like Singapore.

Ann said...

Lovely shoes. Every time I go back to Singapore, I stock up on shoes as the variety is amazing & the prices fantastic.

Donna Lee said...

Those are the best kind of shoes. They look ordinary at first glance and then viola, the beautiful burst of color and design. Of course you had to buy them.

Nora said...

Tres, tres chic!

Em said...

Your description of a shoe store sounds like my version of heaven. I wonder how much a plain ticket to Singapore would cost? Surely not too, too much...

The shoes are so different, with the detail, what a lovely surprise when you see them from the side.

Sarah said...

What wonderful detailing - you do have the most fab collection of shoes

Kate said...

First, the top view: well, nice but in comparison with some others you've got, these are pretty staid.
Side view: OH WOW! Fantastic! Gorgeous!!

Jejune said...

What super sexy shoes!!! Dotter loves them too!