Spring is trying to spring


As the earth makes it repeated journey to the area for which we, in the northern hemisphere, more specifically the mid westerners of these united states of america,  and more precise those in the state of Minnesota, most enjoy, are particularly happy for this to be happening this year. Now, I take nothing away from those who also have had a rough/not so good/ dreadful winter but I can only speak from my experiences. This winter was horrible; one and a half million inches of snow, everyday the temperature was nearing absolute zero and as the spring equinox approaches, and even after the official point of spring being passed, we get some more snow and cold weather. I have entertained the desire to move. To another planet even… ;) The worst part of this kind of weather is the difficulty in wearing heels. Not a big fan of tracking through snow and ice covered parking lots or sidewalks. We traveled to Arizona for a few days and I was able to bring some heels with me. I did not chance taking them out in the public areas which was a good choice as I happen to run into an acquaintance from my professional life. This would have not turned out well for me. I also obtained a few new pairs. I have many pictures again and I even have some from my recent job. I tried to include parts of my outfit so there are a few odd looking shots. Enjoy the show. ;)

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First up are a pair of slingback sandals with a wood heel and platform; made by Mossimo. Obtained the from eBay several years ago. My Pedicure has a shamrock for the St. Patrick’s holiday. ;)

mossimo

mossimo

mossimo

mossimo

Next is a recent acquisition from DSW to use an expiring rewards certificate. These are by Calvin Klein Jeans. They have a great zipper detail and are a unique color green. At first they were a little snug but I think it might have been the barometric pressure that day… ;) they are much more comfortable now. I plan on wearing these out to dinner soon. ;)

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans

Calvin Klein Jeans

Another eBay purchase several years ago. These Brown satin sandals by Chinese Laundry are a rare find for me as this designer often does not fit me. Bummer as they have some great styles. ;)

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

Chinese Laundry

These London Rebels are from DSW. Clearance item, an attempt at getting some heels kinda like a boot but something I like. They are a little tight on my foot but I think I can stretch them out. Wore these out to dinner. I am not sure this designer is going to be a good fit for me in the long term as they are a little short in the arch area for the male foot. Still a fun boot/shoe. ;)

London Rebel

London Rebel

London Rebel

London Rebel

Another eBay find and a great deal. very low cost. I really like wood heels so grabbing these were an impulse. They are from Jessica Bennett; a brown/bronze mule with stud detail certainly make for a unique looking heel. A little loud for me to wear out even though I did wear them to work for these pictures. If you have noticed in many of the pictures in this post, I have on some work attire. ;)

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Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Jessica Bennett

Certainly another one of my favorites. These Steve Madden turtle shell pattern patent slingback cork wedges are wonderful. The awesome open toe I enjoy will be fun on the boat this summer. Found these on eBay this winter for an awesome low price. I think they went well with my sage green suit. ;)Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

 These suede pumps by Rocket Dog have a great knot detail on the vamp. I have several of these by this designer with the same or similar detailing or material. This blue looks kind of purple at the same time; depending on the light. I obtain these from DSW a few years ago as well.

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Another winter eBay find are these tie up platform wedge sandals in black with a canvas heel cap by C Label. Very comfortable and they have that height I love. Going to be fun fishing in these but may be a bit high for rougher waters. I am also wearing a pair of thigh high stirrup stockings. I like these a lot. I may have to wear them on another cold day; of course hopping those go away soon.  ;)

C Label

C Label

C Label

 Another addition to the Steve Madden arsenal are these wood grain wedges with a snake skin print strappy sandal upper. Another steal from eBay. Would like to point out another great pedi here… ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

I have had these Michael Kors open toe black patent sling back wedge sandals for a long time. I obtained them from eBay with broken elastic straps and had to have them repaired. They are awesome. Hoping to wear these out to dinner soon. I took these to Tucson Arizona. It was after the Superbowl and if you can see, I have Denver’s logo on my toes. yup… I know.  ;)

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Another shoe I brought on vacation; slingback sandals patent black and white from Newport news. I got these over ten years ago. The vamp strap can sometimes not sit in the right spot and cause some over hang of the pinky toe. But they look great besides that. ;)

Newport News

Another great eBay find; These spiky open toe pumps have clear uppers with a patent black heel and piping. Made by Sheikh. I got these at a very low cost as the heel tips need to be replaced. If you ever find awesome heels needing heel tips, find a local cobbler and price them out. Most often it is a very low cost to add to the price of a shoe for a great deal. I hope to get these out this summer to dinner. In these pictures I am also wearing a skirt I got in NYC and some leggings I obtained from the eBay.  ;)

shiekh

shiekh

shiekh

These Jeffery Campbells are my first. I have other heelless shoes but not by this designer. I like the Mary Jane strap on the vamp and they are very comfortable. The color is a little pink. Not sure I will get out in these but I like them for sure. I am wearing one of the body stockings I have as well. ;)

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

Jeffrey Campbell

These suede open toe orange pumps have a wood heel Very fun and comfortable by Diva Lounge. Got these for less than ten dollars on eBay this last winter. I might get out in these if I am lucky. Now that I have seen these pics, I think I need to get that purple again on my toes. ;)

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

Diva Lounge

I got these for a special treat from the Mrs. and her sister this winter. They found them in a local store call Dots; also the brand name. They have some great embellishments. I am not a huge fan of the pointy toes but these are comfortable and not exaggerated. If I get the chance I will wear them out to dinner.

Dots

Dots

Dots

Sugar has made these suede T-strap open toe heelless platforms in an awesome blue. Obtained from eBay and I want to wear these out very badly. Love love love the color and the style. The fit is fantastic! ;)

Sugar

Sugar

Sugar

The Mrs. gave me these as a Christmas gift this last season. Obtained them from Target on clearance for eight dollars. They are a little tight in the toe box. I might be able to stretch them out. These are by Sam & Libby; a nude heel & ankle strap sandal with a gold vamp and detailed platform.

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

A pair I had photographed a long time ago but had not remember the name. These pewter sandals by Delicious are very comfortable with a uniquely textured material and a somewhat elaborate strappy design they are very versatile and attractive. An eBay find many years ago. ;)

Delicious

Delicious

Delicious

So that is what we have to show thus far. Hoping to wear many more heels to work for pictures. Please offer those positive comments as I always enjoy and appreciate them. ;)

Dear Santa, All I want for Xmass…


Dear Santa,

All I want for Christmas is one or two hundred pairs of new heels. ;)

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house, high heels were clicking, very pleasing to the spouse.

The stockings were hung after washing with care in hopes to be worn with heels placing me high in the air.

The children have rustled up their own homes and beds, so visions of whatever dance in their heads.

The Mrs. in her lingerie and me in my skirt, enjoying the night with booze and a flirt…

I did re-write the entire poem but I was not happy with the final results. As time is drawing near I felt I needed to get this post going before the end of the year.

This post may be another long one; I have obtained a few new pairs of heels again in the last month or so, but nothing I would be shamed for.

I am done traveling for now so I have the possibility to get a bunch of new photos taken of my collection. It might get out of hand. ;)

Well on with the fun. Enjoy and keep an eye out for the final words in this post. ;)

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These are a patent Maroon Mary Jane style pump by Sofft. A heel slightly lower than I like but I enjoy the color. I have worn these out to dinner and may have posted them in the past. This designer seems to be comfy and room; certainly wearable for a long period of time. A DSW purchase a couple years ago.

Sofft

Sofft

These black patent open toe slingbacks have a cork heel and platform cover. A favorite style of mine. These are from No Boundaries and I got them from eBay several years ago.

No Boundaries

No Boundaries

A black faux alligator texture sandal by Vaneli with a small platform and a unique vamp. A comfortable shoe. Not something I would jump to get, I obtained them from eBay several years ago extremely cheap.

Vaneli

Vaneli

These champagne colored, raw silk dorsey style open toe pumps are by Rocketdog. The vamp features a interlinked web of pleats. Very comfortable designer and fun. They have a shorter heel but I like the style. Obtained from DSW roughly four years ago.

Rocketdog

Rocketdog

Rocketdog

A black and beige suede platform pump by Jessica Simpson purchased at DSW several years ago. I wore these to dinner. These were the first pair I wore out with the Mrs. I also wore a pair of wide leg pants and a sweater. These are extremely comfortable. I feel I may have posted these in the past.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A patent red mule from Fredericks of Hollywood. I obtained these from Fredericks online about ten years ago. They are certainly showing there age as the shine has worn off. The vamp is a little snug but other than that they are comfortable.

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

A black patent pump by Steve Madden from DSW several years ago. I got these on clearance as I do many of my shoes. A very comfortable heel with a hidden platform. The picture does not show the unique style of the toe very well but they are a little different from the regular point. I am sure I will wear these out someday. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A patent nude open to platform pump by Guess. I have worn these driving to work as well as getting gas. Comfortable and fun.Another DSW purchase several years ago.
Guess

Guess

These sandals by Miss America Pageant are from DSW. They are a tan suede and the ankle/instep strap is a full elastic band. These have a wood stacked heel and platform. Very high feeling heel and certainly something one must be used to wearing to go for a long distance.

Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

These are the same shoe as above just in the color black. They are both a clearance purchase.

Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

Miss America Pageant

A unique style strappy open toe bootie wedge by Steve Madden purchased from DSW on clearance a few years ago for about fourteen dollars. I think most people do not find them attractive or something. I am not a big fan of them but they were a real good deal. The bottom two straps are not elastic like the others and make the shoe a little tight. They have a back zip enclosure for easy on and off. I would wear them out if the comfort was a little better.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A purple open toe platform pump with a black cylinder shape heel by Michael Kors. These are a little tight on me but I have worn them for a few hours around the house. I might try them out someday as I think I can manage. They are fun to wear. I obtained these from eBay several months ago. The uppers are real leather and I might have some luck stretching them for a better fit. I took several fun pics with these but I maintained discipline so not to over share.  ;)

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

These are a new purchase from DSW in November. A patent black dorsey style open toe platform pump with elastic instep straps by Jessica Simpson. I have been watching these for a long time and found them on clearance so I had to have them. Extremely comfortable and I think these may be my next dinner pair if the snow stops falling. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These are another pair I purchased at the same time also on clearance. I wanted these since the beginning of the year. I could only find them in white and resorted to buying them (Posted earlier this year). When I found these in black I was not going to hesitate to get them. A patent black open toe slingback also by Jessica Simpson. The toe area is squared off adding to the unique style and giving a little more room in the toe-box. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

A recent acquisition from eBay these faux wood notch wedge patent black sandals are by Rockawear. Very comfortable and flashy. I joked about wearing them out sometime and the Mrs. was a little concerned as they certainly attract attention. ;)

Rocawear

Rocawear

A dark beige squared off open toe platform pump by Steve Madden. I obtained these a few years ago from DSW. I actually had to return the first pair as they had a lump in the toe box and caused great discomfort. It was fun explaing to the staff how I knew it was a problem. After that I have worn these out to drive places but not yet to dinner. Sometime soon I will as they are very nice. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A nude open toe pump with a white heel & platform and red toe box accent by Jessica Simpson. Very comfortable; I have a couple pairs of these in different colors which I may have already posted. I got these about three and a half years ago from DSW.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

An orange slingback sandal by Type Z having a buckle accent and perforations on the vamp. I got these from eBay a couple years ago. Not the most attractive shoe but when they are on a foot they look much better. I think with shipping they were just over four dollars. ;)

Type Z

Type Z

A gold metallic clog with jewel embellishments an the side of the instep and studs rounding the platform are by Splash . I obtained these from eBay several years ago. I like clogs a lot for some reason but I do not have many.

Splash

Splash

A sneaker inspired wedge by BCBGirls in patent white and having a silver emblem on the open toe vamp, these were purchased from eBay several years ago and I have worn these fishing several times. The wedge is a little lower than I like but on the boat it certainly is helpful. ;)

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

The patent black baby-doll round toe, thick half round heel pumps are from Fredericks of Hollywood. Extremely comfortable heels. These have had some of the highest level of wear by me. I wore these to work almost everyday roughly ten years ago. I would walk to the doors very early in the morning, No one was around so I could get away with it. Sometimes I would wear them during the day as I had them with me and nobody but the Mrs. knew about it. These are a great pair of heels. ;) I purchased these online just over ten years ago and it is awesome I still have them! ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These are a sexy dancer style heel, with clear soles, and a glitter upper. If I remember correctly they are seven inches tall. I can walk in them just fine and it is certainly fun seeing things from that height. I obtained these from eBay many years ago. Do not think these will ever get out of the house… well may be for a Halloween costume. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

A red patent pointed toe pump by The Highest Heel are detailed with clear sides. Not a style I like much, the extreme pointed toe makes the shoe look extremely long. I obtained these from eBay several years ago and the pictures did not look as though the toes were as long as they are. I do like the color and they are a little tight from the shape of the toe box. I am also wearing my glitter open toe & heel socks from DSW by Jessica Simpson. A little added fun. ;)

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

The Highest Heel

These sandals have a zipper detail on all the straps but have a buckle enclosure. A white low heel sandal by Chili, I obtained these from eBay several years ago. Certainly a fun looking shoe with the details. ;)

Chilis

Chilis

These cork heel and platform slingback sandals in patent black have a web style vamp. I got these from DSW several years ago on clearance. They are by Kelly & Katie. The cut of the vamp does rub the big toe a little odd sometimes but I think I can stretch that to a more comfortable position. ;)

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

These are a gold sequin wrapped wedge with a gold crackled vamp by Colin Stuart purchased from eBay a few years ago. The vamp is a little tighter than most Colin Stuarts and make these a little tough to wear. Other wise they are a comfortable shoe. I planned on wearing them fishing but the tight vamp makes it undesirable to do so.

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

These very sexy black patent open toe slingbacks by Pleaser have an added clear portion to the vamp and uppers. I purchased these from eBay several years ago and just love them. I might get out in these some day but I have worn them many times around the house. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

Pleaser

A silver sandal by Club Zone obtained from eBay. A very cheap find and the shoe is a fun style to wear. After taking the pictures here, the ankle straps on one of the shoes broke. I was not happy but I think I can convert them to a mule. ;) They are a great shoe as the vamp straps are also adjustable. A great way to enable comfort for all types of feet. ;)
Club Zone

Club Zone

Club Zone

These fetish ankle cuff sandals are by Ellie. I found them on eBay many years ago and had to have them. I love this style shoe. The down side is the extremely small toe-box making for a very small strap and that is not good for a large male foot. I am sure females have this issue from time to time as well. I still love them. ;)

Ellie

Ellie

Ellie

These are a notch wedge sandal with jewel embellished buckles on the crisscross vamp in a patent white by Ellie. I got these from eBay many years ago. Very comfortable when you get the buckles in the right place. They do float on the vamp and I think that is good as every foot is not the same. ;)

Ellie

Ellie

These mule sandals feature a cage style vamp in patent black from Fredericks of Hollywood. I got these on line several years ago. They are a little snug and leave there impression on my foot which can be uncomfortable after a while. They are attractive when worn however. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These BCBG Paris sandals in a mustard yellow were obtained from eBay earlier this year. I have these in a couple other colors as well. These are a little smaller fit than the others which I am displeased with. I really like the color but they are hard to wear for a long time. I might be able to stretch them a little to help. We will see. ;)

BCBG Paris

BCBG Paris

A very dark purplish brown colored open toe platform pump by Paprika were obtained from Burlington Coat Factory several years ago. A very snug fitting shoe. I do like the color and mild distressed look to the material which is not depicted well in pictures. I got them on clearance for eight dollars so I cannot complain to much. ;)

Paprika

Paprika

A silver twisted vamp mule with a subtle platform by Fredericks of Hollywood. I have them in black as well. They were on clearance when I got them and really liked both colors. The vamp stretches to enhance the comfort. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

A pair of Nine West sandals in a purple and grey satin upper with added detail straps on the sides of the instep, featuring a cone shaped heel and platform. I purchased these from eBay several years ago as a shoe lot.

Nine West

Nine West

One of my favorite pairs of platform sandals are these black patent heels by Jessica Simpson. They have a huge buckle detail on the vamp matching the buckle enclosure. I got the Mrs. a pair as well and I cannot get enough of these shoes. A DSW purchase a few years ago. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These nude open toe platform pumps are by Fredericks of Hollywood. Purchased several years ago and very comfortable. The color is extremely light as you can tell by the pictures washing them out. I think these was when the hidden platform was becoming a bigger thing. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These platform sandals are also a dancer style heel, about seven inches tall, a clear strap vamp with an added jewel embellished strap and an hourglass shaped wide heel. The clear straps always get a little tight for me. I have tried the blow dryer method and have not been successful. Perhaps I need to do it more than a couple times to get the shoes to conform to my foot better. These were an eBay purchase several years ago. ;)

Pleaser

Pleaser

I realize I mentioned these above but here they are. These are the black version of the Fredericks of Hollywood twisted vamp mules. Certainly a fun shoe and I think a little dated nowadays. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Another Fredericks of Hollywood purchase several years ago, these metallic dorsey single strap vamp pumps are a bright electric pink. They have a ribbon bow on the vamp and a short heel. I like this style so much a I was willing to get what ever color was in my size. At the time I was not as concerned with the lower heels. These are comfortable but I do not think I will get out of the house in them. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

These are another one of my fishing shoes, a pin-stripe satin upper, round toe slingback espadrille wedge with bow accent by American Eagle. Purchased from eBay several years ago. They are easy on and off for the fishing crowd. The wedge covering has a twisted rope look.

American Eagle

American Eagle

A pair of Rocketdog pumps in a black suede featuring a difficult to see pleated vamp. The heels are just a little shorter than I like but they are very comfortable with the almond toe. I wore these to a weekend getaway with the Mrs. Almost went to dinner in them as I had them on while driving, and the Mrs. was a little worried being we were in a strange place. Wore them around the resort very often though. ;)

Rocketdog

Rocketdog

I have a few more but am missing some names so they will be on the next post, probably next year.

I want to thank everyone for your views, comments and support this past year. I have been getting out in heels more often and with more confidence.

I wish you all a very happy holidays and a spectacular new year!

I look forward to seeing you all again soon. ;)

A mixed bag of…


And my role continues. Hope all are doing well. ;)

I have been busy as you can see. I recently had a string of eBay wins. As I have been making good headway on photographing my collection, these additions slowed it slightly. Not that I am complaining. ;) Be warned, this is a huge post… I am not sure I have put this many pics on a post before. ;)

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As we prepare for winter in the midwest, many of the wonderful high heel wearing ladies turn to boots. I have stated my opinion many times as not being a fan of boots. As this is true, I have obtained a few to find a liking to boots. I cannot say I like them but I do appreciate them if they have a heel. But they still take away from what I like the most about heels. The visual effects on the feet. Yes, this is what makes me unusual. And to not go to far into my fascination about the ordeal we will just say I appreciate heels, how they look and what they do. ;)

And we are on with the recent display of my heels. Enjoy! ;)

First are a pair of… Yup, Boots… As mentioned, a way to learn more appreciation for them. As I have learned that, I still do not like them. I like the heels but I just do not like all the coverage they have. These are a black knee high boot with an inner zipper and a fold over top by Kelly & Katie. A DSW purchase a couple years ago. Very comfortable and maybe someday I will wear them out. ;)

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

Next we have a military inspired high ankle boot in OD green with a canvas upper and brown toe & heel caps. They tie up but have a convenient inner zipper; by Steve Madden and a DSW purchase also a couple years ago.These are not bad as they are a little unique. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Another boot purchase at DSW a couple years ago. These Kelly & Katie have an inner zipper, belt embellishment around the heel and a couple pleats up the front in a nice black; this high ankle boot is also not to bad.

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

Kelly & Katie

A fantastic black strappy platform sandal by Guess. A comfortable and sexy shoes for sure. The matte black finish resemble an old belt. Another DSW purchase about three years ago. ;)

Guess

Guess

An eBay purchase roughly eight years ago. An ankle strap sandal in a very pale gold with snake skin texture. Designed by Studio C. The embellishment on the vamp was added by the seller. Nothing more than a faux pearl bracelet glued to the vamp. I would not have done it but removing it would cause damage. ;)

Studio C

Studio C

A brown T-Strap sandal by Anne Michelle. An eBay purchase three years ago. I got these in a lot. They look less comfortable than they are, particularly around the toes. Certainly a shoe I would wear while fishing due to the chunky heel. I have many others I prefer however. Perhaps I can wear these while tending to the lawn. ;)

Anne Michelle

Anne Michelle

Another eBay purchase about five years ago. I have worn these dull black fur lined Mary Jane pumps by Aerosoles fishing a few times. The chunky heels work out well. ;)

Aerosoles

Aerosoles

A real fun pair of heels by Steve Madden. Purchased a few years ago at DSW. Matte black finish, with cut outs around the instep uppers which lace up with ribbon. I wore these out to dinner two weeks ago. I could not decide what to wear and just grabbed the color shoe that would work. Unfortunately covered up my new awesome pedicure. I have a few awesome ones here. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A Steve Madden purchase from DSW in California. An open toe platform pump in a black suede upper. Very comfortable. I may have worn these out, I cannot recall but I certainly will if I have not. I have worn them to the car a few times for sure. You may be able to tell the heel has a nice gloss finish. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

One of the recent eBay wins. A satin upper, slingback sandal wedge by Charles Albert. Very unique Shimmery and rather loose. Could be wear from the prior owner but they certainly move a lot when walking. Something a long slingback such as these will do. ;)

Charles Albert

Charles Albert Charles Albert

A cork sandal wedge with a nude ankle strap and peach vamp by Sam & Libby. Another recent eBay purchase. A little snug in the vamp but seems to loosen up after a few minutes. They are a wonderfully tall wedge. ;)

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

Sam & Libby

Ebay purchase, extremely cheap; a black strappy sandal by Hotkiss. The upper is reptile textured with the vamp having a small bow embellishment. The pictures looked a lot better on eBay to me. Not something I would have purchased in person. ;)

Hotkiss

Hotkiss

Hotkiss

An eBay purchase several years ago. I think these were also part of a lot, perhaps the same lot as mentioned above. A brown strappy sandal by diba having a detailed vamp and spaghetti like straps.

diba

diba

An ebay acquisition roughly seven years ago, these blue strappy vamp sandals have a faux silk upper by Classique. Probably a rather old fashion.

Classique

Classique

Classique

These sexy silver sandals were purchase from eBay about ten years ago. And they do not have a designer name on them. That is how they came. They have been bumped around the closet and certainly show some dings. A fun heel for sure. ;)

Not Named

Not Named

Not Named

A DSW purchase about two years ago, these brown platform pumps have a fantastic lace embellishment on the vamp and heel by Zigi Soho. Very tall and sexy; got the Mrs. a pair just like them. We may have to wear them out together some time. ;)

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

Zigi Soho

An eBay purchase about four years ago, these Steve Madden slingback open toe sandals are extremely comfortable. They are an unusual grey which comes through poorly in these photos and the stitching is certainly a unique addition to the style. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A DSW purchase a few years ago, I may have posted these already… They are an orange suede upper with a snakeskin print cork platform heel. The vamp has a buckle embellishment; the style really reminds me of the seventies. Kinda fun. ;)

Levity

Levity

Levity

I am sure I posted these but I incase I did not, an ebay purchase; a cork covered slingback open toe pump by Fioni. I am not a fan of Fioni as I feel they are a rather poor fitting shoe. In my experience many ladies with complaints about their heels not feeling good are wearing a Fioni. If they fit your foot, I say good for you! A relatively inexpensive shoe. I obtained these cause I like the cork. Luckily they are not a poor fit. ;)

Fioni

Fioni

A DSW purchase about two or three years ago, these Nina ankle cuff sandals are in a textured metallic cover. They have a zip up back which I feel adds that little extra sexiness. Certainly a new years eve type shoe, not that you could not make this a flashy addition to some jeans. ;)

Nina

Nina

Nina

Nina

Another boot, this ankle bootie by Andiamo was purchased from DSW a couple years ago. They are a purple suede,have some small dot embellishments on the outer sides and have an inner zipper. Another comfortable fit. I liked these for the color. They are much more rich than depicted here. ;)

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

Andiamo

A sexy clear vamp ankle strap sandal in red by Fredericks of Hollywood. I obtained these from Fredericks about ten years ago. Just love the sleek heel and minimal upper design. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

An eBay purchase about five years ago, these BCBGirls mules have a zebra print twisted vamp, a metallic charcoal grey heel and mini stud embellishments around the edge. Very fun shoe. ;)

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

An ebay purchase about six years ago, a patent black criss-cross vamp mule with a chrome heel by Studio C. Comfortable and a quickly accessible shoe when rushing out the door. ;)

Studio C

Studio C

Yes, I have some pink heels. An eBay purchase several years ago, these strappy sandals are by Beverly Hills Polo Club. I might have worn these out the door once. They are a little snug and the toe split can become uncomfortable after some time. ;)

Beverly Hills Polo Club

An ebay purchase about six years ago, the same time as the patent black ones, these are in an animal print with a brushed bronze heel, also by Studio C.

Studio C

These resemble a couple other pair. These blue criss-cross mules with a chrome heel are by Street Scene. Obtained from ebay like the others and around the same time. I wore these several times to work. They matched my attire rather often. ;)

Street Scene

Street Scene

A DSW purchase a few years ago, these are just like a pair I posted a while back. By Jessica Simpson; a snakeskin platform, black heel and a purple patent leather upper. Very comfortable and fun. I have worn the black ones out and need to get these out for sure. Love the dark purple. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

These are a shottie purchased at DSW. Black suede upper and a wood stacked heel & platform with a lace tie by Report. Very comfortable. I may wear these out soon as the weather here is like the north pole. ;)

Report

Report

Report

Another recent eBay purchase are these great wedge sandals by BCBGirls. A wicker wedge and an all elastic upper. I really like these. I also want to wear these out soon. They are a little wounded from the previous owner but they were a really good deal. ;)

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

BCBGirls

These are a patent leather white sandal by Jante. I purchased these from eBay about ten years ago. They have a great cross strap on the instep and an extremely tall heel. Very sexy; cannot walk to far in these. ;)

Jante

Jante

Jante

A pair of open toe D’orsay pumps in dark green from Newport News. The Mrs. gave them to me about twelve years ago. I wore these several times to work and even walked down the street in them. It was early enough so no one was around. Very exciting at the time. ;)

Newport News

Newport News

Another Fredericks of Hollywood purchase about ten years ago. A light pink slingback sandal. I liked the small heel wrap these have. The vamp is very narrow and unfortunately cut into the foot a little. They are still fun to wear from time to time. ;)

Fredericks of Hollywood

Fredericks of Hollywood

A recent buy on eBay. These heels are awesome!!! I so want to wear them out. Not sure I have the courage. A patent leather upper with gold plate like covers and a zip up back by Red Kiss. These cork heelless sandals are just sexy and fun. Very easy to walk in. If you have not tried heelless shoes, you have to give it a whirl. You will love them. ;)

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

Red Kiss

And that is the end for this post. Glad you hung in there and made it to the end. ;)

Thank you all for the wonderful and kind words you leave. I am most grateful to have your support. ;)

I will try to get one more this year. I am thinking I will need some new shoes for the holidays so I have to keep up a good pace. ;)

See you again soon. ;)

Shoetastics


A small update/summary if you follow me regularly you are aware I am a some – time – blogger… Or a better description may be an inconsistent blogger. ;) Recently I made a self obligation to bring shoes with me on my business trips to photograph them. This will help the progress of showing you all the shoes I have. I also made a decision to restrict my purchases. It was going well but recently  I made some purchases on eBay. This results in some happiness and disappointment towards me for not keeping to my decision… Well, I will justify it away by telling myself I have been doing well and deserve a reward… Yup, there is always a reason to purchase some new high heels!!! ;) I have noticed a few blogs the last month expressing dislikes for high heels and how they are damaging to ones feet. I have a few things to say; To start if one does not like high heels I have no problem. Not everyone will like everything. In my opinion, the level of sexy one obtains by wearing high heels will not be reached by those who chooses not to wear them and it is ok if you feel otherwise. ;)
Along with that I will add if one promotes a dislike and offers information on negative effects, ensure the information is accurate and complete. One common issue I read about is high heels cause bunions and other damaging foot issues.
I disagree with this statement as it is written. It has some truth but to me it implies no other possibilities exist and that is not true. Bunions can have a genetic cause. If it was solely caused by high heels only those  wearing them would have them. But men and women who do not wear heels experience this as well. I like to offer this; excessive use of a single item can cause adverse effects. High heels do not cause this problem but poor fitting shoes can compound the issue. I say this is a better statement as it addresses some if not most of the common issue; discomfort, foot pain, injury’s and deformity problems. No matter if it is a high heel, wedge, platform, flat, sneaker or slipper, if it is not the proper fit it will cause some issues and possibly result in damage or at minimum increase the progress of an existing genetic flaw. I do not want to make this a lecture so I will conclude with these few thoughts; I admit I am guilt of getting heels that do not fit perfect. I wear them less than others and do not blame the shoes. It is my fault for the choice. So, to ensure and promote high heelers I suggest these advisory items; make sure the shoes fit well, practice wearing heels of your preferred height on many surfaces, find your best fitting designer(s) and do your best to stay with them, the same goes with the styles best fitting your foot, stretch your legs, calves and feet, allow resting time and lastly treat those feet well by having a pedicure from time to time… ;) (Ok, it might not fix much but they feel great). One additional thing to say, if you decide to wear a poor fitting shoe, expect the discomfort and accept responsibility for the decision. Make sure you plan ahead and allow for your feet to have resting periods so you still enjoy the experience.Now, on with the shoes for show. ;)

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A T-strap open toe platform sandal by Steve Madden in nude. very comfortable with the exception of the snug ankle strap… I think that is just an issue for me… The man feet in all. But a great shoe. Found these on a clearance rack earlier in this year.
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
A patent black sandal with snake skin heel and platform covers by Jessica Simpson. Very comfortable and tall. I have worn these out once and to my suprise were a good shoe for short distance. The height is awesome. I also have them in a purple. ;)
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Silver sandal with cork platform by Brash. An ebay purchase last year and very comfortable. I almost wore these to dinner once. The Mrs. got a little concerned at the last minute on the attention they would demand. ;)
Brash
Brash
Brash
Matte black finished open toe pump with black chrome buckle embellishment on the vamp by Guess. A purchase a couple years ago on clearance at DSW. One of the first few I wore to dinner and I also went shopping in the DSW I purchased them at. Very comfortable. I must confess These are the only shoe I have thus far slipped in and almost fell. I caught myself. It was a very slippery floor… ;)
Guess
Guess
Guess
Gold glitter toe cap suede platform pump by Steve Madden. Very very comfortable. Obtained them from DSW last year. Would like to get out in these as they look very cool. ;)
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
A satin upper open toe pump with a glitter heel cap extending down the heel by Steve Madden. A little snug; I find that often with satin material but still comfortable. DSW purchase last year.
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
One of my recent eBay purchases, an espadrille sandal wedge in brown with yellow and white bumpers by Bakers. A little snug but I am attributing that to the man foot thing. Going to be a good fishing shoe next year. ;)
Bakers
Bakers
One of my favorites is this suede peek toe sandal with rose gold straps and platform and a unique animal print sole by Betsey Johnson. Purchased at DSW earlier this year. Extremely comfortable!!! I want to wear these out soon for sure!!! ;)
Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson
Betsey Johnson
An espadrille wedge ankle strap sandal by Colin Stuart. The single strap vamp is a little snug but the wider man foot could be the factor. Another recent eBay purchase for the fishing next summer. ;)
Colin Stuart
Colin Stuart
Colin Stuart
Recent from eBay these are a matte black  Steve Madden clog with stud and buckle embellishments. Tight for me at the instep but I think they will be forgiving as they are leather.
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
An eBay purchase about seven years ago. A light brown suede sandal with faux fur instep and ankle ties by Anne Michelle. I am not sure these will ever get out to dinner but they are fun. I have worn these a lot around the house. ;)
Anne Michelle
Anne Michelle
Anne Michelle
Patent black sandal by Jante purchased from eBay about seven or eight years ago. I wore these out of a collage one night. I snuck into a back room by an exit door, changed my shoes to these and walked out to my car in the winter. I was so nervous and excited and I think I was spotted by a couple people. Not sure they saw the heels or that I was a guy… But it was fun! ;)
Jante
Jante
Jante
An eBay purchase earlier this year. Dorsey style animal fuzzy print and leather combination by The Highest Heel Collection. Very tight. I think they are rated a little off for the size. As I like them, I can not wear them. These are going on the auction block some time soon. ;)
Highest Heel
Highest Heel
Highest Heel
A pale gold platform and heel with a nude upper and what I would call peach sling back strap by Jessica Simpson. Extremely comfortable shoe. I have them in another color and may have already posted them. DSW purchase earlier this year. ;)
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
A platform sandal with a dual strap ankle cuff and instep strap in matte black from Fredericks of Hollywood purchased about ten years ago. Very comfortable and fun. I may get these out some day. I have not found FOH shoes to be very good the past couple years. Kind of sad as they used to be my number one place to go look for sexy heels. ;)
Fredericks of Hollywood
Fredericks of Hollywood
Fredericks of Hollywood
Fredericks of Hollywood
Patent black open square toe sling backs by Steve Madden. These are a favorite for sure. I love sling backs and open toes. These are comfortable as always. I have not worn these out to a dinner but have worn them out of the house to only change in the car. DSW purchase a few years ago and I always have them sitting by my computer in the event I want a quick fix of heels. ;)
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
A suede covered wedge with an elastic ankle and instep strap and a cork notch on the wedge makes these shoes a lot of fun. DSW purchase by Levity. I obtained these this past winter in NYC. A little snug on the toe box but generally a good fit. ;)
Levity
Levity
Levity
An almond toe pump in Pumice purchased last year in MI at DSW. I have had these to dinner a few times and a movie. A little snug but manageable. I like the color and the style. ;)
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson
A couple Steve Madden espadrille wedges from last year. I have them in a cream canvas and a brown leather. I like the rope back straps as well as the T-strap. Excoting that they are well fitting as T-straps often do not go over well on me. ;)
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Steve Madden
Thank you for taking the time to view this load of shoes. I hope you enjoy the nail art as well. ;)
until next time happy heeling!!! ;)

Productivity is pleasing


As I have been relentlessly trying to make some progress reducing of the stacks of shoes not being photographed, I can say I feel a dent has been made. The past few weeks I have been bring two to three pairs of heels with me on my business trips and photographing them. Some of the shoes I have to show you are recent acquisitions meaning in the last year and some are from several years ago. I also have been wearing a few out to dinner as usual but I have been restricting myself, ever so strongly and nearly failing, at not acquiring many new purchases. As an example just before writting this post I went to DSW.com and filled my shopping cart with nearly $500.00 of new shoes! Currently there is a double point offer and $40.00 off purchases over $200.00 and to make it even worse I have a free tote offer I can get for the Mrs. ;) I think they know I am vulnerable to the need of new heels. ;)

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So, here is the show. ;)

One of the many DSW purchases last winter. A purple sandal with embellishments on the heels by Mix No. 6. Very comfy.

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

Mix No. 6

A eBay purchase this spring by Styluxe. A sculpted wedges heels in patent black. Very fun to walk in. This designer does run a little snug. I will have to get a stretcher to accommodate many of the shoes by Styluxe.

Styluxe

Styluxe

Styluxe

Styluxe

A color block almond toe pump in black and white with a cone shape heel by Fredericks of Hollywood. I obtained these about five years ago. Comfortable and fun.

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A cork wedge with a plaid slingback, open toed upper and ring embellishments on the vamp by American Eagle. Obtained these a couple weeks ago from eBay. Certainly a good shoe for fishing. ;)

American Eagle

American Eagle

American Eagle

Wore these to dinner last weekend. Patent black ankle strap slingback open toe sandal by Steve Madden from DSW last year. If I remember correctly I found these in California. Real comfortable and attracted some attention for sure. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Styluxe from eBay, a green spike embellished heel less wedge with an instep strap. The Mrs. gave me these for Christmas last year. Not sure I will get out in these but I want to. ;)

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Another Styluxe Christmas gift, multicolor patchwork platform pump.A couple small patent details and suede patches.

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Styleuxe

Super high heel sandal with embellishment details on a clear vamp by Jante. An eBay purchase roughly eight years ago. The clear vamps are usually a tight fit for me. I find them more comfortable with a nylon sock of some kind. ;)

Jante

Jante

Jante

One of my favorite acquisitions from eBay this spring. A spacy looking silver heel with suede uppers and holographic attachments, zipper back by Bumper. I might get these to the cobbler to add some elastic to the back sides for more comfort. A lot of fun to wear. ;) I will point out one of my favorite pedicure paint jobs in these photos. ;)

Bumper

Bumper

Bumper

Steve Madden spike backed satin ankle strap sandal from DSW. Last year I found these in Michigan. A little tight fitting for me but fun to wear. Satin is not very forgiving and can cause a little cutting-in around the toebox areas.

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

A purchase from Fredericks of Hollywood about eight years ago. A mule style pointy toe pump with a tie fit around the vamp. Not a real fa of the long toes but for the time they were fun. ;)

Frederick's of Hollywood

Frederick's of Hollywood

A purchase from eBay a month ago, this wedge by Dolce by Mojo Moxy has a patent black vamp, elastic instep strap and a sling style back. And extremely light and comfortable shoe. I also got the Mrs. a pair with a violet purple vamp. She loves them! Do not think I will get these out anywhere but the boat for fishing with the pink but I might get daring. ;)

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

Dolce by Mojo Moxy

One of a favorites from ShoeDazzle, a cork wedge with a gold heel tip cap with a T-strap upper in visual green by Scene.The material is stretch and soft. It conforms to your foot well. That being said it feels like a very cheap material. Happy I got them for a low low price.

Scene

Scene

Scene

An eBay purchase about five years ago, a two strap sandal by Pierre Dumas in blue satin with a diamond embellished buckle on the instep strap. The heels have a unique look to them and I do not think I got a good shot of them. Again the satin is not very forgiving and makes for a tight fit on me. A nice color and certain fun to wear for short periods of time.

Pierre Dumas

Pierre Dumas

Pierre Dumas

Thank you for your time. With my commitment to get pictures taken of my heels by bringing them on my trips, I may have another post sooner than I will have an idea to write about. ;)

I appreciate your comments. See you again soon. ;)

Pre-Fall Excitement and Blues


I have been enjoying my summer off. Fishing, sewing, cleaning, repairing, and yes, looking at heels and in some cases buying. It would seem our summer here has been short lived and when I say short I mean super short. Like two weeks worth. The end of July and start of August has been highs in the low 70′s and high 60′s. Throw in some clouds, wind, rain and it is now fall… The kicker is the warmth did not start till the end of June… ;)I have been trying to limit myself a lot as I need to get more of my shoes I currently own, worn out in public and photographed for all to see here. ;) I have been doing ok with all that but I still find myself finding a new pair I must have.I have been enjoying the action type shots for my blog. I guess I consider my shots of me wearing the shoes to dinner and have some sort of jeans on as action shots along with the ones I take while I am on the road at work. I have been trying to be more diligent about bringing some heels with me to the places I go to get some of these photos taken. It is adding a little more fun to the whole blog experience. ;)When I wear my heels out to dinner it is often a Saturday evening and to the same restaurant we always go to. One of our favorite servers asks often to see what I am wearing and does like them. The other staff has been observed checking out my footwear repeatedly. Not many comments from them but someday I am sure I will get some. ;)
Our server friend has told us about the gossip of me wearing heels and that has induced more views and even people walking past our table just for a glimpse. Again, someday things will move more towards the questions I am sure. ;)I have some new shoes to show you and some old ones. Many have been purchased some time ago and have been waiting for a showing.I was asked to also include more of my outfit when I take a picture of my dinner shoes. I have not been successful with that as of yet. I will need to ask the Mrs. to help with those and often she is not present while I am taking pictures.

One more note, I have been allowing my wonderful manicurist to go wild on the designs for my toes and in some cases offer ideas with multi color designs. Feel free to comment on those as well. My hands are always the same: a french style white tip, narrow and short. Not sure I will go outside that box much there. I have had a couple snowflakes last winter on my hands. Felt that was the limit. ;)

Hope you enjoy.

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These Michael Kors sandals are dark brown and light tan with velcro straps on the vamp and ankle strap. I had to get some velcro strips to add length around the ankle strap and they fit awesome! Wore them to dinner and I would wear them often! Our favorite server loved them. Obtained these from eBay a few months ago. An awesome fit with the velcro. The pedicure is a design for the fourth of July. A combination of a type of yellow and covered with a type of orange to create the cool base color and the wonderful art of fireworks. ;)

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

I was asked to show more of my outfits I wear to dinner with heels. This is as good as it gets with me taking the picture. A simple ribbed white short and black jeans. I do not often get too crazy with the outfits and I will try to get better at getting pictures of them in the future. ;)

outfit

A pair Of Jessica Simpsons I have photographed in the past. Finally wore them to dinner. A great color and comfortable shoe.

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

An eBay purchase a few years ago. Something I have worn fishing and may not wear to dinner. The vamp embellishments make it a little feminine to me. I like the wood platform and the ankle ties are just awesome. They have the espadrille wedge and are a dark brown, made by Matisse.

Matisse

Matisse

I am sure I have put these up before. These are a cork wedge in medium brown T-strap sandal by Colin Stuart. The straps are braided and are very flexible. An extremely comfortable fit. I have fished in these often. I wore them to a medical appointment a couple weeks ago. I changed into another shoe before going in… Yea, I just could not do it that day alone. ;) The pedi was changed at the last minute. I had a cool blue color but the gale next to me liked it and got to it first. There was not enough left for me so the other colors I picked were these. I said do a two tone and at an angle. This is what I got. ;)

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

 

These are a black suede strappy upper with a back zip closure by Jessica Simpson. I obtain these a few years ago from DSW. The vamp straps are elastic so the fit is good for my larger foot. The Mrs. told me after dinner these made her more nervous for some reason. Not sure of the logic but she stated it was a very open shoe. I have worn brighter and more open ones before but I think it may have been different as I kept my pant legs rolled up a little this time exposing more of the shoes. ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

A holiday gift from the Mrs. this last Christmas. These electric blue heel less wedges are by Styluxe. She acquired them from eBay. They are so fun. I am going to try to wear the out someday soon. They are a little snug fitting but I have a hard time finding them in a size 12. These are an 11. If you have ever wondered how it is to walk in these, I will say if you sit your weight back to much, you will get unstable. Other than that, they are no different to walk in. A very cool feeling. ;)

Styluxe

Styluxe

Styluxe

These are a purchase from eBay a couple months ago. My very first Christian Louboutins! A Dorse’ style open toe pump with a ruched vamp and heel cap. The classic red bottoms size 41. Not a size that works well for me!!! I will be selling these on eBay as there is no point in these sitting in a box. They should be on display with a happy foot in them. This is my latest pedicure. If you cannot make it out, is is the face of Ironman. I think it rocks! ;)

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin

Another very recent eBay acquisition. These multi colored ankle strap sandals by Rouge are very fun to wear. I might get gutsy and wear these out someday. Very comfortable and roomy.

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge

Rouge

A pair of very light beige suede pumps by Steve Madden. I wore these out a few months ago. Learned something; the legs on tables are not clean at all!!! I got some marks on these shoes from that and I am not happy about it. I like the clean look of these and that is not going to be kept if I touch a table leg. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Well, I think that is good for now… I have been taking a pair of heels or two with me every week to my work location as mentioned so it is possible I may get a few more blogs up quicker than I have been. So until next time, I bid you farewell. ;)

Mid-Year Activity


So, I am on a short assignment in a place not known of by the population outside of this town unless you have left this town in search of other things.

There is something to be said about small towns. Slow pace of life, people express greetings everywhere you go even if they have to yell it across a parking lot; even to strangers, healthy cooking is not common and fine dining is certainly lacking…

People are very nice. I have not seen many high heels. The only shoe shop is a Payless and there was not much to see in it.

I came prepared by bringing four pairs of my older heels needing yet to be photographed and a outfit to do it in. As there has not been much to do here and the weather is still resembling something closer to the end of winter / start of spring / start of fall, I have been able to sit in my uncomfortable room and take some picture. ;)

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So here we go. ;)

First are some Colin Stuart Sandals. These have a suede cover on the platform and heel. Brown straps and some awesome stud detail. They had other straps around the instep; I had to remove them for a better fit. I obtained these a few years ago from ebay. They do not look like they ft well in a couple pics but when they warm up my foot settles in and they fit nicely.

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Colin Stuart

Here are some black ribbon tie booties with cutout detail & they have a little shimmer to them. If I remember correctly, the Mrs. obtained these for me from the Mall of America a few years ago.

Charlotte Russe

Charlotte Russe

Another Ebay purchase roughly 5 years ago. A pair of Nine & Company black sandals, a matte finish to the leather, giraffe print on the insole and cutouts on the vamp straps. These are very comfy and a quick pair to put on.

Nine & Company

Nine & Company

Nine & Company

These next ones are by Ballistic; another pair from ebay several years ago. Black patent with a silver instep and very strappy. The heel is chunky and have a great shape to them. Here you can see the outfit I chose to take some of these pictures in. It is a black and grey zebra print skirt from Macy’s and some Jessica Simpson blue footless tights.

Ballistic

Ballistic

Ballistic

Ballistic

Ballistic

As an added bonus, I found some pictures I already took from a few new pair I recently obtained. So here are those gems… ;)

First is one of my new favorites; Coach open toe pumps in tan with their signature logo print fabric and a thicker heel covered with a patent material. They are a little snug as Coach certainly did not intend these to be styled on the male foot but nothing I cannot deal with. Wore these to our favorite restaurant with jeans. Certainly was a challenge as they do stand out. ;) A DSW purchase.

Coach

Coach

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Coach

Coach

These are by Rocket Dog, a pair of their wedge sneakers with velcro straps. Purchased from DSW. Very comfy and the Mrs. likes these a lot… As you can imagine they do not look like a heel… Well at least they hide well… ;)

Rocket Dog

Rocket Dog

Another pair of wedge sneakers; these are by Coach. Again very comfortable. Tie up with a leather lace. The heel is a little lower than I prefer but I could not pass up on some Coach items. Obtained these from Macys online.

Coach

From DSW a pair of Jessica Simpson Square open toe slingbacks with a gold instep. They had them in black and every store I visited, even online, they were out. I really liked the style so I had to get them in white. They may get out in public some day… ;)

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Another great DSW find in New york, on clearance are these black almond toe platform pumps by Enzo Angiolini. Very comfortable. I have worn these to dinner, sat outside, it started to rain and from all the extra moving around several people had the opportunity to see me in these awesome heels. When I took these pictures I was wearing some red thigh highs and a garter belt. I do wear them sometimes but this is the first time I have them in a picture. ;)

Enzo Angiolini

Enzo Angiolini

Enzo Angiolini

The last ones I will add in here are the Steve Maddens platform sandals with a zipper back in black. Another clearance item from a DSW in New York. For my male foot they are a little tight in the area of the instep. As many of this particular style are for me. ;)

Steve Madden

Steve Madden

Thank you for visiting and please leave some more of your wonderful comments. ;)

Until we meet again. ;)