posted by: brianka in Clarks Shoes, Comfort Shoes, Flats, Focus on the Shoe Brand, Frye Shoes, High heels, Mary Janes, Mules, Platforms, Pumps, Slingbacks, Spring 2009 Shoes, Wedges, Zappos on April 25th, 2009
I recently found out that one of my sisters is reading our blog when she recently asked me via e-mail “How are those fuzzy boots working out?“. Now that she is following our site, she has also started campaigning to convert me over to Clarks, which is her absolute favorite shoe brand. Apparently, it took me moving to a different state to find out that she loves looking at and trying on cute, sexy, or funky shoes almost as much as I do.
In this recent message, subject line: ‘My New Shoes’, she shares with me her brief summer sandal search. The siren-call that she was hoping to answer was for one of these two pairs of Frye sandals.
Unfortunately, she laments that “she couldn’t walk in them”. And, since the primary purpose of shoes is to protect our feet in the everyday action of walking, this was an obvious deal-breaker.
So, where did she turn instead? Surprisingly, not to her fave brand Clarks, but to this shoe by Pikolinos:
This is a unique little slip-on shoe that manages to be comfy and funky while still retaining a solid feminine flare. I love the attention to detail on these; they are also a wonderful way to get a boho-styled shoe that won’t be on the feet of everybody else around.
Now, the ‘Romana’ is definitely more Sis’s style than mine. But, it is refreshingly different and eclectic. So, after receiving her e-mail, I just had to go peeking around online to see what other styles Pikolinos might offer.
Here are a few that caught my eye:
This one is a wonderfully quirky interpretation of the still-dominant gladiator sandal style.
And, if gladiators are not your thing, the Formentera is available in a simple slide variation as well:
Another Pikolinos shoe that I love is this charming Maryjane.
Now, I am undeniably a fan of Maryjane styles, so I was somewhat biased at the outset. But the leather on this is so yummy and I love the overall quilted effect of the stitching as well. This is one fantastic shoe with wonderfully whimsical artistic appeal.
On an unrelated note, I challenge you to say the title of this article three times fast.