sigh. Clergerie shoes are my weakness…
It’s been a while since we did five questions…
- Are you a shoe person? Or a bag person? Or both? Neither? 😉
- Do you have a brand/s you are particularly loyal to?
- What is your shoe style?
- Flats or heels?
- What are your absolute favorite pair/s of shoes?
Uh….Maybe now a bit more of a shoe person? I feel very satisfied with my bag wardrobe now that I have my “holy grail” bag (Marsell 4 Dritta – one in black, and one in brown) and a couple others I love, with little desire to add anymore, until I find my elusive “perfect” smaller bag. I tend to see my shoes as the “personality” of my outfits, so I look for more interesting details for my shoes.
Unquestionably Robert Clergerie is my number 1 favorite shoe brand. I have been “collecting” Robert Clergerie shoes for more than a decade and still have my oldest pairs. I know I can purchase a pair of RC shoes and they will be comfortable and fit into my wardrobe seamlessly. With only a couple of exceptions, that has always been true (sizing can be tricky, and a couple pairs have been too big/too small in my “normal” RC size). For reference, I wear a US size 8 and always take 38.5 in Robert Clergerie.
I love Vince for slip-in sneakers; they have been my favorite slip-in shoes for more than five years.
I have newfound love for FEIT. And I love my AllBirds wool shoes for warmth in cooler weather and comfortable city walking. I love Rachel Comey’s designs.
It has changed so much over the years. First, it was ballet flats; I had 4-5 pairs of Repetto ballet flats that I rotated and that was pretty much all I wore. Then, clogs – I had several pairs of No6 clogs I wore all the time for a couple years. Now, I think I have a more diverse shoe wardrobe and I wear different styles more often, but I find I prefer and gravitate towards super-clean styles (like my FEIT mules) and flats with a little height. Not heels…platforms.
Ultimately, I won’t wear any pair of shoes that’s not comfortable, and I mean COMFORTABLE. A friend said to me recently that I have a higher standard of comfort, which I guess is true all around; I will never compromise comfort for style. That’s probably obvious when you look at my outfits LOL
Flats or heels?
I used to wear heels all the time – wedges mostly – because I was trying to look as tall and thin as possible. And women are supposed to wear heels, right? At that point in my life I liked my heels; I liked being taller. I never wore anything I couldn’t walk in, but when I switched to flats, I realized how unnatural heels really are, and my life was changed.
If I want height now, I prefer platforms, not only because they’re more comfortable to me, but I also really love the look. I love a big, but sleek platform on a sandal, or sneaker. I know they’re not for everyone, but I have a weakness 😉
Favorite pair of shoes?
That’s a hard question! Actually I have two pairs of shoes that I haven’t worn in several years, but that are still some of my favorite shoes: one high rubber crepe wedge sandal by Robert Clergerie, and my black perforated leather Repetto BB flats. In rotation now, I love my FEIT mules and white Birkenstock sandals. And I got a new pair of Robert Clergerie sandals a week ago that I haven’t been able to wear yet…