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Thursday, January 31, 2008

Glass Slippers

Eh, who the hell am I kidding. I'm no princess bride. And I don't want to be.

But the "glass slippers"? The perfect shoes for the wedding day? They have been a challenge.

Michael and I are the same height, so I knew from the beginning that I wanted flats. Not to mention that I just like flats, especially on a day when I will be on my feet constantly, will be carrying extra weight (my dress), and I just want to be somewhat comfortable. I also want sandals because it's June and I don't want hot, sweaty feet stuffed into shoes.

First, I found semi-cute flip flops at Target on clearance at the end of the summer--for something like $5. I bought them up because I figured I couldn't really go wrong. Even if I ended up buying something else, they were only $5. Well, when I had my first dress "fitting" when it came in, I knew pretty quickly that I would not be wearing these shoes. They are really uncomfortable. I don't like having a plastic strap over my feet, I have decided. It was really bugging me, even only having them on for ten minutes.

Thus the search began again for wedding shoes. I've scoured the internet for exactly what I have in my head, but haven't been able to find it as of yet. I would really like PLAIN flip-flops, with some kind of fabric strap, and comfy soles. These are actually perfect, except that they seem to offer a little too much "lift" in the soles, and I think they would be the equivalent of me wearing like a one-inch heel. Not to mention they don't have them in my size (I'm a big, honking size 9). I'm tempted to order the size 8's and give them a try, though. Stranger things have happened.

I went ahead and ordered these:

They have free shipping both ways--so if I have to return them because they don't fit, I don't like them, etc., it really cost me nothing to try them out. Very nice perk. So I figure what the heck.

I do have to get this figured out soon, however. I need to decide whether I'm going to be able to get away without a hem, and if not, I am going to need to get said hem. Which means the shoes are a must.

I wish my feet didn't make this so difficult on me.

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Where did you find these shoes?? I love them!