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I hadn’t done ANY Christmas shopping, so I dragged my buddy to the mall yesterday to do some power shopping. I was an idiot and wore these darling 4 inch boots. By the time we were finished I was crippled. I tossed someone off her Hover-Round took off in a bolt of controlled electricity. Well, not really. But I did fantasize a bit.
On the way home I had to go to the grocery store, but couldn’t face those heels, so I went into the store wearing just my socks. It was embarrassing, but there you are. I went straight to the foot care section and picked up a pair of Dr. Scholls Fast Flats. They are flimsy. They are dorky looking. They served their purpose.
They come in group sizes, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10. They tell you it comes with a stylish wristlet, but that is stretching it. It is anything but stylish. Anyways, they saved the day For $5.00 I was able to finish grocery shopping with my feet covered in more than just socks. (Shudder)
They will be stored my car console for the next time I try to walk a couple of miles in 4 inch heels.
Long time no see, Shoeblog afficionados!
I come bearing gifts, though. Well… gift. For one lucky winner. But I get ahead of myself.
Since last posting I have worn many a shoe in many a country around the world, and none of that has changed the fact that I, as always, am perpetually in search of shoes that are comfy and supportive that don’t require me to sacrifice my fashionista qualifications.
Which means I’m super pleased to be able to report on the most recent addition to my shoe wardrobe. For the last several weeks I’ve been wearing the Dansko Callie sandal at least twice a week if not more, and I’m kind of addicted to them. (more…)
Last week I had the opportunity to raft down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. We went with Hatch River Expeditions, who is a large contributor to the American Cancer Society. They were nothing but professional. I highly recommend them.
Three things became apparent as I went through my week. 1) I need to lose weight. 2) I need to hike more hill trails. 3) I needed different shoes. 2 and 3 can be remedied fairly quickly, number 1 will take some time. (more…)
For our beloved readers who have not entered the Johnston & Murphy Spring Shoe Giveaway yet, there is no better time than NOW since today is your last chance to do so. All you need to do is tell us your favorite shoe from the spring collection over here and you’ll be entered to win.
Now, I had the opportunity to try on these Johnston & Murphy’s riding boots (full disclosure: I have J&M to thank for the opportunity but the assessment is my own). I must say that I was pleasantly surprised, so much so that I’m going to shell out to get these in black as well.
Even though J&M is relatively new to women’s footwear, their experience in crafting footwear is evident. I’m judging this on a few fronts.
AESTHETICS: First off, the boot looks great. For me, even if a shoe is super comfy, if the shoe is ugly that’s a deal breaker. This riding boot is pretty timeless and what I consider to be a staple for your wardrobe, especially since it is easy to pair this for skinny jeans and a loose sweater. I also like the ever so small heel since I need as much lift as possible.
FIT: Now I have fairly large calves so I have a hard time fitting into many tall boots. This wasn’t a problem either because of the back zipper. My main word of caution is that the boots absolutely will not fit those who have wide calves.
COMFORT : Ohh laa laa – these boots are super comfortable. On my first outing, with baby and stroller in tow, I totally forgot that I was wearing brand new boots. They didn’t require any breaking in. Each J&M shoe has memory foam built into the insole so that might explain why I was so comfortable. In fact, J&M has a ‘Walk Test’ guarantee where you can try on shoes for 10 days. If you aren’t satisfied, you can bring the worn shoes back for a full refund. Now, this guarantee isn’t available for women (from what I can tell) but I hope this will change. The heel that I previously mentioned also gives me a bit of arch support.
QUALITY: The leather is also pretty buttery and soft. With tall boots, you need to be able to flex and I was happy that the leather wasn’t stiff as a board.
Anyways, enough already. Why don’t you give Johnston & Murphy a try and enter the Spring Shoe Giveaway over here. Who knows, you might even get lucky on St. Patrick’s Day.