As you may remember, I’ve been on the search for a pair of mid height heels for summer. My taste for summer shoes runs to most people’s winter shoes, so the shoes I’ve been looking at are both mostly on special, and in limited sizes. What can I say, it’s been frustrating.
However, I have had victory at last. Twice. Because one pair of shoes is never enough.
The first pair is the Kardienne from Wittner in their Classic Corporate range (you’ll have to scroll to find them). They weren’t what I was really looking for, but when I put them on my feet, I knew they would be just right. They have a very 1950 feel, lovely almond point to the toe, bow detail across the nose of the shoe, and heels of just the right height. They are reasonably comfortable to walk in, and I’ve only gotten a few blisters, mainly when I was bare footed.
You can’t quite see it from the photos, but the heel itself has this great triangular shape. They even came with a spaire pair of heel-tips! The whole look is quirky, but pretty, just what I was after. I did have to pay real money for these ones though, but it was worth it.
The second pair is the Lucky Day pump from Kenneth Cole Reaction in maroon, my favourite brand (this will be the fourth pair of shoes from them). The colour is so me, and the cut-out detail is really sweet. I didn’t particularly want a Mary-Jane strap, but I certainly don’t object to it. The heel height is great again, and the heels and the rubber soles are coloured to match the leather. They are on the tight side, but they should stretch and become a great pair of shoes.
I rarely buy shoes from overseas, but I make an exception for the Kenneth Cole Reaction. I cannot find them in Australia, so I am forced to get them from the US instead. However, when they’re US$20 on eBay with US$40 postage, that still makes them cheaper than buying most shoes in Australia. They didn’t come with a box, but what do I care? I’d throw out the box as soon as it arrived anyway.
All-in-all, I’m really satisfied with my new shoes. Both were good buys.