(Edited to Add: In light of the bombing in Boston yesterday, I tried to log in Monday night and un-schedule this post which I had written over the weekend. My site was down so I couldn’t access the dashboard. When I woke up this morning it was already published. I tend to have the most frivolous posts up on days when a tragedy ensues. On December 14, 2012, I had a post up about my new apartment. I completely forgot about it and then cringed when I saw my auto-Tweet in my Twitter feed in the middle of a meeting at the State Capitol right after we had learned of the enormous death toll in Sandy Hook. This is all by way of saying: I am keenly aware of how inane this post may seem to some today–including me–and I sincerely wish the timing of it was better.)
Every single spring the Connecticut-based members of my family head to Dallas, Texas for my nephew’s birthday. We stay 3-5 days and try to get out and do as much as possible in the area. I particularly like the town of McKinney, Texas which had great antique stores, a winery, and an old-timey feel that Northeasterners love. We do a lot of walking. And I refuse to be the tourist in sneakers so, every year when I start thinking about this trip, I immediately think of shoes. Obviously.
I need to bring some flip flops for the pool, but I hate walking around in flip flops (or simply, “flops” as my friend Jen calls them) because I visualize them destroying the arches of my feet with every step(God, I really am getting old!), so I always look for wedges with a small heel–1.5-2 inches-max.
I like these Tory Burch Filipa’s because:
- They are beautiful, and navy / denim colors tend to go with everything.
- When I tried them on at Nordstrom, they were very comfortable. I realize trying them on in West Farms Mall in April versus walking around sweaty, hot Texas in May are very different, but some shoes hurt even in the store. These fit well and didn’t pinch or scratch anywhere.
- I like that they have a bit of height–but not too much–and I always like a V-shaped shoe. Despite the fact that I am 5’6, I am convinced I have short legs so I’m always looking for ways to elongate them, and the V-shape is a one of the best ways.
Downsides? The price, for goddsakes! For me to spend that much money on shoes, they’d need to last several summers. Also, I kind of can’t stand how Tory Burch–and most other designers, for that matter–displays her logo so damn prominently on her clothing and footwear. I don’t want to do your advertising unless you’re paying me.
More walking shoes.
Shoes: Tory Burch Womens Filipa