Recent Obsessions: Sensible Shoes
Sometimes I think shoes are the most important part of a well-balanced wardrobe. You could pull off wearing pajamas in public if you pair them with the right heels. As the same time, ill-fitting footwear can literally cripple you. And now that I am scarred for life from falling off my flatforms in Iceland, I’ve become obsessed with sensible shoes. Like these Dansko’s pictured above (which aren’t that sensible because they are a size too big).
And what could be more sensible than a pair of preppie penny loafer mules (which also feed my Gucci-style obsession). So on top of the Blundstones and the Stan Smiths that I got last week, I also picked up these Bass Weejuns at the Value Village for $12. And since Canada has abolished the penny, I’ll have to pick up some copper next time I’m in the US.
Also Bass, also thrifted are these great topsiders. While I don’t think I ever qualified as a prep back in the eighties, my favourite footwear were a pair of second-hand mustard yellow topsiders and a pair of (non-mule) penny loafers. So I’m also having a Proustian moment as well.
Which brings us back to clogs (such as these Swedish Has Beens). I am still trying to recapture the spark of the red clogs I had in Grade 1. But I have lost the ability to go sans hosiery without getting blisters. I will wear socks with sandals. And I will own it.