Friday, June 21, 2013

:: flats: the helmets of the fashion world ::

Confession time: I never learned how to walk in high heels.

In my defense, I'm 5'10" and have been so pretty much since I was a teenager. Yep, a little awkward for a sixth grader. Now, I'm not unhappy with my height...I actually think it helps me in a whole bunch of different ways. But heels are just a no-no. There is no reason for anyone around here to see a 6'2" ball of arms and legs wipe out in a crosswalk, which is exactly what would happen if I tried a day in them.

But I do have a healthy respect for heels. Kinda like I do for pit bulls. Or motorcycles. Or whitewater rafting. Alluring but too scary. For me, flats are where it's at. Here are a few of my favorites:
flats are where it's at.
Clockwise from top left: 

Classic TOMS ($42): I have these in gray and super comfy. I can't get on the sequin/sparkly/print bandwagon with these bad boys, but the solid colors? I'm a big fan. 

Cole Haan Reesa Ballet Flats ($111): I am a committed Cole Haan footwear consumer. With the Nike Air soles and the crazy good outlet store right outside the city, it's a no-brainer. These ones are winners. 

Sam Edelman Gigi Thong Sandals ($54): I have a pair of these that have a little more substance for my foot to cling to. I think I might just walk right out of this pair. But the sole is surprisingly padded, so important for heels that are practically touching the pavement.

Minnetonka Thunderbird Mocs ($46): Does anyone else think these are the best shoes ever? I know they're suede and it's summer, but I. don't. care. 

Any other winners out there I should try?

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  1. Cute styles! I am short and I still like flats. I forgot to walk in heels lol.

    1. ha! yep, i'm tall and clumsy, a baaaad match :)

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    1. i know, right? so cute! just started following you on bl! :)

  3. Cute blog.

    Love Toms! I've never walked in a more comfy shoe. I have the pink astecy color, didn't think I'd like them but they grew on me.
    I'm new to blogging, saw you be-bopping around the Let's Be Friends bloggers, so I'm following you now!

    Wendy, blogging at

    1. hi wendy! thanks so much for visiting...i'll head over and check out your blog, too :)

  4. I love the Minnetonka moccasins too - they're seriously just so comfortable! thanks for stopping by my blog and following yours now :)
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

    1. thanks jackie! just saw your anthro post...drooling! :)