Shoes are a perennial problem for me.
Part of the problem is that I take a 10 1/2, a size that doesn't exists in the realm of women's foot wear. In women's shoes you can find a size 10 or an 11, even a 12. But you can't find a
10 1/2. Or and 11 1/2 or a 12 1/2. You can find a 9 1/2, an 8 1/2, a 7 1/2, etc, right on down the line. But when you're going up the line, the half-sizes stop at 9 1/2. It's true. Ask any gal for whom a 10 is too small but an 11 is too big. We're out there. And our shoes don't fit.
I've pondered this question as to why shoe makers stop the half-sizes at 9 1/2, and I can only conclude that it must be because they figure any woman whose foot is bigger than size 10 can just wear any old thing, who cares? It kind of hurts my feelings.
But not a whole lot. Because I discovered that a pair of size 11 Asics sneakers lined with a Spenco insert actually fit great, so that's what I wear all the time. And I love my Asics, which is why back when I was planning on wearing my black blouse-jacket-fancy pants ensemble to Claire's wedding I was thinking of trying to customize a pair of Asics with some glued-on bling to make them look wedding-worthy and maybe kick off a fashion trend of formal sneakerwear.
But even I can see that my dress cries out not for sneakers, but for sandals. (Or maybe heels, but of course that's never gonna happen).
And by luckiest of chance I've also discovered:
And on top of all that, they are, as you can see, cute. They also come in black and white, and in the past I've seen them in light blue and I once owned a pair of sage green.
There are a couple different equally cute and comfy styles also in different colors, but for my daughter's desert wedding with my aqua dress I'll be wearing the desert-colored back-strap style - all the better to dance in.
Earth Spirit Sandals, the best sandals on the planet, are sold at Walmart for $19.99.
Have a wonderful weekend!