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.
For any of you who own a pair of Danskos, you probably know the kind of comfort you can get from them. I’ve got several pairs, but I wear them mostly with casual outfits, since they’ve got a chunkier aesthetic going on. The Callie, though, is much more streamlined and sleek, and I’ve been pairing it with everything from skirts and cocktail dresses to slim-fit cropped pants to casual shorts.
The sleek doesn’t come at the expense of soothing soles, though. Even though this is a 2 3/4″ heel, I can still walk in them for a day of pounding the pavement and be fine in the evening. Partly that’s due to the shock-absorbing sole and the cork footbed that molds to your feet. Partly it’s due to the smoothness of the leather straps, which are also finished on the undersides so they don’t rub at your tender tootsies. And partly it’s due to the 2 buckles that let you adjust over your instep and around your ankle for a nice secure fit.
Word of warning: size-wise, these seem to run a bit bigger than my other Danskos, which are all 39s. My new best friend Callie is a size 38 and fits nicely. I attach photographic proof of said fit (and also my current pedicure of choice):
So, in conclusion: I love these shoes. Why should you care?
Because, dear Shoebloggers, you have a chance to win your very own Callie’s (or any other Dansko sandal, thanks to the good folks over in that neck of the woods).
Will you follow in my footsteps and go with gladiator-inspired Callie or capitalize on the return of 60s hippie chic this season and go with, say, the Rowena?
Or maybe the Sissy, an adorable update of the classic Dansko sole with a new uber-cushy footbed.
Or pick the flat, low-profile Cara, which should look fab with this summer’s trendy maxi dresses.
Whatever you choose, you know they’ll be comfy, and you won’t have to sacrifice on style. See who’s saying what about Danskos (and I tell you now, it’s mostly rave reviews) on Facebook and Twitter. Plus, they do other giveaways over there, so it’s in your best interest to check it out.
Here are the essential deets on How to Enter:
–Take a gander at Dansko’s sandal selection and set your heart on the pair you most want.
–To enter yourself once, comment on this post with your chosen sandal style by Sunday, August 14th at midnight Eastern Daylight Time (go here to figure out what time that is where you are).
–To enter yourself twice, comment on this post with your chosen sandal style and Tweet the contest to all your Twitter followers. Tag @Dansko_Footwear and/or @Shoeblog, and here’s a shortened URL for this post: http://bit.ly/o7xLXT.
–To enter yourself thrice (a word that doesn’t get used nearly enough if you ask me), comment here with your style, Tweet to the masses, and become a Shoeblog fan on Facebook and leave us a note there about how you’re totally dying for a pair of Dansko’s comfy and cool summer sandals. (If you’re already a Facebook fan, just leave us the note there.)
Ready. Set. Go!