Today’s reader is with us in our desire for fall…
Fall shoe question: where in the world can I find leather shoes SANS platforms and peep toes? I’m also tired of all the patent leather. So much of this year’s spring, summer, and now fall lines are peep toes and the platforms are getting higher and higher. Lots of trampy, youthful looks out there. Nordstroms, DSW storefronts are loaded with them…and on line it’s worse. I really think a shoe (here in Houston) can have details and texture…not looking so Nun-like. Gosh. Becoming a bit of crisis as one of my black pumps/tstraps (Circa Joan and David) now needs a new sole!
We would argue that platforms and peep toes are inappropriate in a conservative office year-round — not just fall — but maybe that’s just us. Whatever it is, we share your concern: it is incredibly difficult to find classic, grown-up, beautiful shoes out there. We would perhaps suggest focusing on brands you like rather than specific shoe merchants. For example: Taryn Rose shoes (expensive), Cole Haan’s Nike Air shoes (mid-level) and Sudini (less expensive) are all brands that focus on classic styles; note that at Zappos you can set it up so the web site e-mails you ever time one of these brands has a new shoe available.
A sophisticated t-strap seems to be a rare commodity right now. We did find the T-strap pictured above, however: Matisse Women’s Ava T-Strap Pump, available at Endless.com for $128. Also check out the Ecco Gisbourne shoes, which we featured for a TPS a while back (and now on sale at Endless).
Readers, weigh in — what brands and stores do you rely on for work shoes?