Well, today I am taking a moment to bid a fond farewell to the recently-ended Cherry season here in the Pac Northwest (and folks think we just make coffee). I’m not sure how good this season was for the local farmers; I do know that the majority of the blossoms on the trees at the back of our property were lost due to a late 3-day freeze this spring. This caused just enough cherries for my children to enjoy in small handfuls while leaving little else for pies or preserves. And, while you might be familiar with the classic Bing cherries, until you’ve had the Rainier varieties that come out of Washington state, you are missing something special.
So, I’ll see you little guys again next year. Until then I have rounded up some cherry-centric kicks in honor of these tasty tidbits.
First off is my personal favorite, Oh Deer’s ‘Cha Cha’ ($149.95 at Endless.com; If you are a size 10 you can get the last of these for $37.99 at Amazon.com* c/o Designer athletic.) This shoe also comes in a flats option, the ‘Garcia’ ($90.97 Endless.com).
Next we see that even Sergio Rossi couldn’t resist the allure of the cherry print (‘Lady AT-5722′ $356.85 Zappos.com)
Of course, cherry prints are always a popular option with the goth crowd, so I would be remiss if I didn’t include a chunky platform like this T.U.K. ‘Cherry Maryjane’ ($38.95 Endless.com).
Yet another option is this picnic-inspired, gingham-check ‘Teacher’s Pet’ wedge by Not Rated ($20.70 6pm.com). See those little cherry skull-and-crossbones? Swoon; I would wear these in a heartbeat.
Also in wedges are these flirty little Draven ‘Forbidden Blossom’ shoes with perforated oxford detail at the toe ($39.59 Shoes.com).
Then again, if you like allover detail including a decorated sole, Naughty Monkey’s ‘Cherry Pop’ in red or brown may be more your style ($32.97 Endless.com).
And what to wear with these? Well, if you want to push it even more over-the-top, you can always go the extra step by pairing your printed shoes with these Leg Avenue knee-highs $5.50 at Divatreats.com.
*A note on Amazon.com marketplace pricing, based on my own past purchase experiences: In cases like this where there is a price range “$37.99 – 149.95″ noted. This reflects price and stock at multiple sellers which may or may not include Amazon’s own shoe site, endless.com. Once stock from the lowest priced vendor is depleted, prices will appear to ‘jump’ to the next lowest vendor’s price. I have seen at least one customer review that accused Amazon of unethical practices when there was an overnight price change. I have purchase enough marketplace items that I am familiar with the process and practices and believe that understanding this process helps us all to get the best deals on items we love.