Monday, May 7, 2012

Vintage Summer Style

Last summer I was on the hunt for a great red sandal.
I looked everywhere.
It was never the right red, or sole or style combined.

As I was back in my home town, I hit the local thrift stores everyday.
There they were, at the old paint store turned thrift shop, for .99, the perfect red on the perfect sole with the perfect style.

Vintage red Dr. Scholls Clog slides.

Perfect size 8, it was meant to be.

I remember in the early 2000 they reissued these amazing shoes and I had them in blue.
After so many moves I lost them along the way.

I have issues nowadays about wearing used shoes and carrying used bags....after working in the vintage industry so long it is weird that now I have this aversion to used things. So I scrubbed and disinfected til my vintage slides were in wearable condition for me.
I LOVE them!
So much comfort and better than a flip flop for style. The only downside is my foot is very narrow and the leather is going to give, I am already on the last hole for the strap. So I will wear these in limited amounts as to preserve them for as long as possible.

I don't understand why shoe companies can't maintain making stylish and comfortable shoes.
It is so hard to find a new pair of shoes that will withstand the test of time and have comfort.

Its all about how high and how expensive, I seriously find myself shopping the over 60 section in department stores looking for a comfortable and reasonable heel to wear. I have said it before and I will say it again, not everyone wants to look like Gaga, or a Kardashian Hooker. They live for show and performing not living everyday life as a mom or sensible woman.
I beg of shoe companies to get over the stripper pole shoe and get back to something that woman and young woman can still look fashionable in and comfort.


rkbsnana said...

I am seriously considering not going anywhere I can't wear my Merril slides...if I really didn't need my job with the no open toed shoe policy

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

oh those are so cute! i bought some reissued Dr. Scholl's sandals in 2000...they have mysteriously disappeared also :(
i hear you on the comfortable shoes...i hate sky heels and platform shoes, just ridiculous!! i only buy comfortable shoes. i do like a Dansko clog/sandal, but they set you back about $100 a pop. "Kardashian Hooker"...hilarious! i loathe them.

Rhonda said...

HILARIOUS.....hooker indeed...when did it become fashionable to look like a street walker, huh???

You are so funny.

Priscilla G. said...

I agree!! After standing on my feet for 33 years teaching, I now have to wear Dansko's or other such shoes. Every place I go out of town, I am constantly on the look-our for cute, fashionable and comfortable shoes...
No pole dancing for me LOL!

Anonymous said...

i love scholl's sandals , i have two pair , fashionable and comfortable shoes