Right now I am on my way to Florida to spend the weekend with my father. It took EVERYTHING I HAD NOT to wear my new Freda Salvador flats on the plane, or even bring them with me. But I remembered Kelly’s comment on my last travel outfit post where she mentioned that she only wears things to travel that have been tried and tested. Wise words, indeed.
I wore them all afternoon at home and found them incredibly comfortable (yes, I put them on the second UPS dropped them off and didn’t take them off, only to change the outfits I was trying them on with LOL). If you look at the closeup picture below, you’ll see that there’s a little toe cleavage (which I don’t mind), and there’s quite a bit of room in the toebox since they’re a nice pointy toe. I did find that they rub a little at the heel, but not enough to be uncomfortable as I wore them. When I wear them for real, I’ll probably rub my heels with blister block first, or add some moleskine inside the top of the heel.
If you’re drawn to these at all, and can afford them, I would encourage you to get them at Shopbop during their coupon code (BIGEVENT16 for 15% off orders over $250, 20% off orders over $500 and 25% off $1,000 ends on Saturday). Freda Salvador also has good sales periodically, and coupon codes, so check there too (this patent version is very cool!).
This is a new shoe style for me, and I wasn’t sure I could pull the oxford style off, but now that I have them, and have tried them on with MANY things in my closet, I’m pretty sure I can, and that I LOVE them. Actually one of my favorite outfits I tried was my Raquel Allegra midi-skirt and black oversized top – because of the pointed toe, I can wear these with shorter dresses & skirts that show some of my leg.
So happy I tried these! Now, I can’t wait to get home from Florida so I can wear them 🙂 Well…not exactly…