PORN!!!

This week we’re doing a sneak peek at spring styles, and then next week we’ll be back to wedding shoe porn, with special guest porn from skinnyrunner – who had truly fantastic wedding shoes. STAY TUNED!

But first – some spring shoes, because even though it’s been nicer here lately  (temps in the 30s & 40s), I am ready for spring. It looks like spring sandals are going to be a bit….crazy…what with all the stuff going on on the front.

And exotic materials are still in.

And neutrals.

These are all a bit busy for me.

My favorite spring shoe is the wedge sandal. Once, many years ago, I had the most perfect pair of wedge sandals. I’d bought them in San Francisco while there on a business trip. They were wonderful. I wore them on every first (and many 2nd) date I went on in 2002. Including my first date with the architect.

I wore them until the tan straps came out of the cork wedge heels. While I was walking, of course – because otherwise it wouldn’t be funny.

I still didn’t throw them away, though. They were so wonderful. Eventually the architect got rid of them for me when I wasn’t at home – and ever since, I’ve been on a quest to find a new wonderful pair of wedge heels.

I didn’t realize how serious this quest was until I was cleaning out my closet last night and found six pairs of wedge heeled sandals. Six. Of those six? Two that I actually wear (and one of those pairs that I wear, I probably shouldn’t, or there will be a repeat of the earlier falling down incident).

But – if I ever find a pair that are both pretty & comfy, I will buy a few pairs, I think. The first date shoes & my current favorites were both under $20 – and they lasted longer than any pair of shoes that gets worn 5 days a week should.

But someday, someday, I will find another pair!

Something like these, maybe:

(On Sale now at Nordstroms!)

Anyone have any really good shoes stories? If you want to share, email me with photos & tell everyone your own personal shoe porn saga.

9 responses to “PORN!!!

  1. whoot ! first!

    Good porn. and i know what you mean about the wedge sandals. There’s nothing worse than falling in love with a pair of shoes and then never being able to find them again. Running shoes change their styles all the time. and favorite stores just start carrying diff stuff. it sucks.

  2. i love me some wedges, they’re so comfortable to wear and still give you the height of a stiletto but you can run around and do kick boxing in them. what, only me?

  3. I meant to tell you that your shoe porn posts have changed my life!

    I got invited to a black tie event and actually went with a shoe that had an “oh my gosh” heel and an open toe…

    I wouldn’t have looked at them before your posts showing me what a pretty shoe looked like.

    Thank you gazelle! 🙂

  4. holy farkin high heels…couldn’t do it, I’d die. SERIOUSLY CAN”T WAIIIIIT to hear about the book, if it seems doable I may have to check it ou

  5. The “neutral” one is hot! Good luck find that JUST RIGHT pair!!

  6. I heart wedge sandals. I have had many in the last few years. My favorites I had in college…tan, went with everything, not too tall, not too short…they were awesome. They died in Australia =(. RIP tan beauties! =)

  7. Well – I love, love, love wedges! And I don’t even own any. I should fix that this year!

  8. They are all fire HOT! So cute. I have major shoe envy. My flat feet won’t let me walk around in the store trying those bad boys on, let alone wear them out and about.

    Thanks for the porn. I’m all hot and bothered now.

  9. I do love wedges, the height of a heel but far more comfortable!
    I’m picky though, I tend to look stout unless the wedge is just-right. It has to be a very non-chunky wedge for me, which is very difficult to find.
    Anyhoo, those are my random wedge thoughts for the day! =) See you tonight!