After packing last night for a weekend of beachy fun, I’m currently sitting here thinking recently about a phenomenon I’ve observed in myself for quite a while.
I feel pretty safe in asserting that anyone reading this blog has has a multitude of moments of coveting a shoe.
The one I’m currently coveting the most? It’s the pewter Palladium Key Largo gladiator sandal that Shoesense posted about back here (don’t rush to buy them, though, they’re pretty much universally sold out by now).
But that’s not what I’m talking about here. What I mean is just what the title says; I covet an entire category of shoes. Yes, it’s true. I covet those sporty slip-on “casual athletic” shoes that so many companies offer these days for women on the go.
There’s no rhyme or reason to this covetousness. It’s not a type of shoe I actually wear all that often, and I’ve got two excellent and much-loved pairs of them: my Puma Mostros (mine are actually teal and brown, but they’re several seasons old, and you can find this shoe in just about any funky color combo you could dream of)
Now, like I said, I’m not really a big wearer of this kind of shoe (a bit more girly and funky with my style and less athletic), but every time I see a new offering in this category, I fall for it. Something about how cute and comfy they all look. Like I could walk around in them for hours without feeling a twinge.
The newest one to spark my covetous nature is the Teva Makayla.
How cute and fun is that shoe, I ask you? Asymmetrical and flirty in a no-nonsense kind of way that I love. I’m even more smitten by the red version.
Cole Haan always has a few of these, with a slightly girlier, more refined look that I think was designed to worm through all the non-purchasing willpower armor I have. The one I love every season is the Bria, which comes in several variations. It’s the Bria Ballet that makes me swoon, and in this season’s “vintage silver” color and stitched pattern… well, I’m having to restrain my purchasing fingers from running away with my mouse on me.
And the multi-metallic mary-jane version? Oh, save me from the gods of impulse shopping!
I have to go. I will be off, and thank my lucky stars that I didn’t sit here at the computer one minute longer, staring and lusting over shoes I surely don’t need, but want desperately nonetheless.
Happy weekending, Shoeblog readers.