Those who know me well, know that I’d rather buy shoes than anything else. The story of my shoe “obsession” goes back just over ten years, when I had an accident and was told that I’d never be able to walk normally again. I would be looking forward to a life in a leg brace and an orthopedic shoe with a lift in it (and perhaps eventually a wheelchair).
I worked long and hard (as did my surgeon and physical therapist) to overcome this disability. The repercussions of what happened are very SERIOUS. I BUY SHOES!!! I have all sorts of shoes. I have open shoes, closed shoes, flip-flops, stiletto heels and mules. BUT, my all time FAVORITE shoes are BALLERINA FLATS, specifically French Sole Sloops.
French Sole makes all sorts of wonderful ballerina flats, but I find that the Sloops are the most comfortable, fashionable and they come in an array of colors and materials. BUT THEY ARE EXPENSIVE – at least for casual shoes. At about $100 a pair, they are in the lower price range for French Sole, but in the “I can’t buy every color that I want” for me.
So, I’m both excited and disappointed that they’re having a HUGE Sample Sale at their Outlet Store in NYC. Now through April 15th, French Sole will be discounting their fashionable flats up to 80% off. I’m disappointed that I don’t have the time to go up to NY (but, happy that my brother is going to be there next week and he’s already asked me what I want).
For those of you in the New York area, you can check out the sale at 976 Lexington Ave. at 71st St. They’re open Mon-Fri from 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-6pm and Sun. noon-6pm. I guarantee that once you have a pair of these on your feet you’ll be hooked!