1 Louise et Cie patent leather oxfords | $138 at Nordstrom (I sort of like the heel on these)
2 Cole Haan ZeroGrand oxfords | $198 at Nordstrom (LOTS of styles are on sale w/extra 30% off at Cole Haan)
3 H by Hudson Atitlan oxford | $148 – use my referral link to Garmentory for $20 off
4 Coclico Hima oxfords | $316 at Coclico *sustainbly-made
5 Fortress of Inca paloma cut-out oxfords | $215 at Kaight *sustainably-hand-made in Peru
6 Zero Maria Cornejo flats | $595 at Shopbop
7 Nisolo Oliver Oxford | $158 at Nisolo *sustainably-hand-made in Peru (get a $25 coupon via my referral link)
8 Freda Salvador wish woven oxfords | $425 at Shopbop (FAVORITE)
**not all the shoes I’ve featured are inherently sustainable (in terms of materials, business ethics, production process), but as I’ve said before, anything you buy can be made sustainable if you WEAR it, enjoy it and appreciate it for as long as you can.
As I mentioned yesterday, I’ve wanted a pair of black oxfords for quite some time, but 1. haven’t found THE RIGHT pair yet, and 2. am trying very hard to resist buying a pair in favor of wearing the shoes I already own.
If I did buy a pair of oxfords, I’d ideally like a slip-on style, like the Zero Maria Cornejo pair above (LOVE THESE SO MUCH, and I’ve been waiting on them to go on sale, but no luck so far!), or the Freda Salvador woven pair, which I think I might love even more, but are obviously completely impractical for winter. I know myself, though, and If I’m going to try and wear oxfords rather than sneakers, they need to be easy to get on and off, and no fuss.
I also have no ankles to speak of + thick calves, so I prefer shoes that don’t come up so high on my foot – that show a bit of skin around the top of my foot and “ankle” area. Those are harder to find. I think the Nisolo oxfords look like they are lower on the foot, and any d’orsay style would work in theory. But obviously d’orsay styles are impractical for winter, in Texas also, and I don’t like to cover my feet when it’s hot, so how practical are they, really??
Anyway, I’m not buying now (still) but that never stops me from shopping! So just for fun here are some of my favorite styles right now, many on sale and some sustainable. If you didn’t chime in on yesterday’s post, what’s your favorite oxford? Do you wear them?
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