It seems I’m into contrasts this week.
Instead of whinging about how freakishly awful my work week has been thus far (and it’s only Tuesday), I’m shutting up the whiner and bringing out the shoe fiend.
I can’t wear regular shoes just yet because my ankle isn’t strong enough and I don’t want to risk doing anything to the tendon, so open back shoes are a must for me. I’ve been wearing my non-slip clogs at work a lot. My boss even mentioned them today. At first, I thought it was a dig for not wearing more office appropriate shoes, but he honestly didn’t care at all and said I looked comfortable.
These are my non-slip clogs. They are basically industrial crocs and that’s it. They are a size 9 even though I’m a size 8 shoe and while these are a little big, they tend to run small in general from the company we get non-slips.
For now, I’ve been wearing my boot/shoe combo to the office, but then take them off and put on the clogs for most of the day. I don’t have any open back shoes other than my faux birks to wear, but it’s still fairly cold in the mornings so I like to have more foot coverage.
I’ve been looking at mules a lot lately in general and while I dismissed them before as fancy shoes for lazy people… I am actually that kind of person.
I love these Piave ankle strap shoes by Jill Sander, but the price tag is way too far out of my comfort zone. Like, not even in the maybe zone. But they are pretty.
These Egg Mules by Gray Matter have some lift, but I still like them. They are a bit more fancy than what I’d probably wear normally, but something about the shape of these shoes entrances me. These aren’t really an option either, but more eye candy like the Jill Sander shoes.
The Ferlyn Flat Loafers from Isabel Marant are also in the chokingly expensive category, but I like that they are a full loafer. They have a seam and the back is made to fold down – like the Everlane Babo shoe they had a while back. I like the idea of this shoe being a loafer and a mule at the same time. I could probably wear it as a loafer in the mornings with the leather being that soft to fold down.
I’ve been looking at Sevilla Smith shoes a lot and the softness of the leather for some styles may not bother the back of my ankle. I really like the look of the Sandy shoe and go back and forth between wanting them in the Whiskey or Croc colors. The Liz mule looks nice too. The Sevillas are the only ones within my price range and I have a feeling I’ll get some soon. Choosing a leather for them will be the most difficult part.