Monday, October 20, 2008
Chris's favorite shoes
Welcome, everyone! Hope you have lots of fun with ShoeLove, and I hope you come back often to visit.
I thought I'd start my very first post on ShoeLove with my favorite shoes. These are my beloved Steve Madden Loucee red patent leather mary jane pumps. They were my first shoes that were an online purchase. And I don't quite remember why they stuck in my mind, and why I searched online until I found them. I remember it was February '07 on the night of the John Mayer concert in DeKalb, Illinois. A bunch of us sat around my house looking up shoes online before the concert, and somehow I stumbled upon these beauties during the search. I had to have them—they were adorable, they had a good heel hight, they were mary janes (my favorite type of shoe), and they were red. I LOVE red shoes! I think if I had to only wear one kind of shoe, they would most likely be red, whether they be hiking boots or slippers or whatever.
Anyhow, I digress. I ended up googling these lovely red shoes and found mention of them on a blog called Oh Happy Day (one of my most favorite blogs ever, which I still follow to this day). Jordan (the blogger) mentioned these Steve Madden shoes, but in a black version, and she mentioned where I could get them: Piperlime. Ever been to Piperlime? It's fantastic. So off I went to search through their online stock, and sure enough, I found a pair in size 8, my standard shoe size. But when the shoes came in the mail a few days later, I found that they were too small, probably due to the fact that they are patent leather and didn't give too much. So I had to send them back and ordered an 8.5. And voila! Perfect.
In due time, I got the same shoes in black patent leather (two pairs), a lovely wine patent leather, and a plain brown leather pair, which are quite comfy. Curiously, the plain brown leather pair fit best in a size 8, and again I think it's due to them not being patent leather, and much stiffer. All five pairs are very easy to walk it, don't pinch or rub my heels, and best of all, I get lots of compliments on them! And of course I currently have a picture of them as my profile picture. What else would I choose?
Well, I could go on and on about these pumps, but I obviously love them, and out of all my shoes (and I have a lot, I must say) these are my absolute favorite. I'm still trying to find another pair of 8.5's as a back up to these, since I know I will eventually wear them out and then I'll be crushed that I no longer have my little red beauties to make me smile. If you hear of any size 8.5's available, I'd love to hear about it.
So now I ask you all...what is YOUR favorite pair of shoes, and why? Feel free to send an email to Georgia or me with a picture of your favorite shoes, and tell us a little bit about you, your shoes, and why they are your favorite pair. We'll share submissions on ShoeLove in future posts. Can't wait to see what you have to say!