Dr. Martens, Love

Love love love these Dr. Martens shoe/boots. The style is Chloe, $100. These are the perfect little comfortable booties for fall. I had my eye on them a few months ago and then forgot about them. I hope they are still available (and on sale) when I get home.

Buy Them Here

Green is My New Black

I know.  “_____________ is the new black” has been played out to death, but this summer green really has been my black.

These green roll clogs by Wolky (another Dutch shoe company – though the label says they were made in Mexico) have been my go-to shoes. I wear them with everything and can walk for miles in them easily.

Purchased at Wolky in Amsterdam. I can’t find the color online anywhere. About 85 euros/$135.

love these shoes and now want them in every color.

Obsessing Over Loints

My current obsession. By Loints of Holland. About 150 euros, on sale for 95.

I was recently at a street market in Holland and I saw these shoes on a woman. I followed her. I had to ask her who made them and where she got them. I got (stalkerishly) close to her a few times but hesitated to speak to her because I was formulating how to say “I love your shoes!” in Dutch. I got out my English-Nederland dictionary then looked up with renewed confidence and purpose. And the lady was gone. I hadn’t really gotten a good look at her because I was mostly staring at her feet. (The picture doesn’t really do these shoes justice – they were way cooler looking in person.) I was about to give up hope when I thought I caught a glimpse of them, er, her, again going into a shop. I followed. Sure enough, it was them/her. I strode up to her and told her how much I admired her shoes and asked who made them. “Loints”, she replied. And then she said something I couldn’t decipher. “Sorry?” I asked. My accent told her to try again in English and she said, “They are by Loints of Holland and I bought them in this store.” In fact, she was looking at the Loints shoe section in the store we were in, holding a pair of fall boots in her hands! My excitement could hardly be contained.

Alas, the shoes I was after were sold out. An internet search bore similar results. I was able to find one pair in my size in England and I think the exchange rate may deter me. Sad, yes? But no! I found a new brand of shoes to love and admire. Hooray.

I Have a Problem

I am a shoe junkie. I love shoes; I crave them. When I am having a bad day I want to go shoe shopping to lift my spirits. When I don’t feel good about myself, a new pair of shoes can bolster my mood like nothing else. When I am out and about I often notice a person’s shoes before their face.

Of course I love shoes. They are practical – I can wear them any day I want! Spending money on them is easy to justify! A lot of women confess to having a problem. Shoes are the great equalizer – no matter your size or style, a great pair of shoes will make you feel fantastic and can give you an enormous amount of confidence.

Unlike a lot of woman, I don’t wear heels. I know they make ordinary legs look long and lean and sexy. But they are so damn uncomfortable and they mess with one’s posture. Count me out; no thank you.

And so I am always on a quest to find comfortable shoes that are also stylish. Here, on this blog is where I will showcase my finds. If they are eco-friendly, all the better.