I’ve been watching the Palatines for a while, but never really thought I NEEDED a pair of their shoes until these went on sale & I had enough credits at Garmentory to get them. I chose the tan pair because I wanted a more “nude” (for me) pair of shoes to break up all my black. And I took my normal size. AND, they’re wonderful.
I wore them significantly for the first time yesterday (around Ikea…) and they were very comfortable aside from the leather rubbing a bit on the top of my left foot. I’ll add some moleskine inside the shoe and fix that post haste. The leather is superb, the sole substantial, and I really appreciate the thong inside the shoe to prevent my foot from sliding forward. They do “flip,” which I don’t always like (noisy), but it doesn’t bother me too much.
Best of all, they’re made in Los Angeles by a small designer. Yay 🙂
Yes, it’s challenging walking in slides like this, it’s easier if there’s more leather covering your foot, but they’re definitely not a shoe for traveling, or if you’re going to be walking a lot. As Garance Dore says, they’re mostly just good for pictures. No, I find them comfortable and easy, and of course, they convey a sense of “chic” and “devil may care” attitude that I appreciate sometimes, but I don’t find them overly difficult to walk in, these anyway. I wouldn’t want to wear them in the city, definitely, but for my lifestyle, they’re great.
Did anyone else get anything during Garmentory’s memorial day sale? If you had an account, they added a little surprise in there to sweeten the deal 🙂 I love that!!
Do you wear slides in warmer weather? Or do you find them hard to walk in?