Thursday, September 2, 2010
Its that time of year where the days of summer are fading like the light of the sun in the cool evening breeze (and if you’re in LA, you only got about a week of real heat this summer). We have to open our doors to Fall and all the fun it brings, including the new Fall fashions. In looking for some great Fall finds, I have been very impressed with the major attention that has been recently paid to the styling of the Sofft collection. They have really up’ed the style factor making my venture to find comfortable stylish shoes find a Mecca. These delicious ‘Fiorella’ dark purple suede pumps by Sofft made me melt in them when I tried them on at the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. I fell in love with the vintage modern Anthropologie-like vibe they give off.
The craftsmanship in these shoes is really top notch. The padding inside is made with a 100% leather covering which is a major bonus for our sometimes “sweaty feet” moments. The stitching on the sole alone is so well done, it looks like my own Grandmother or Auntie sewed them (and that’s some serious quality!). The leather flower is so well done that the suede petals are so soft and light, they feel and move like real petals. The heel is 3 ¼” high but it doesn’t “look” very high due to its cute little spool-like style. Actually, it almost looks like a kitten heel. And as far as comfort, they really got this one nailed! They have a rubber sole that feels like you're wearing a sneaker giving you that major traction and added shock absorption. They are suede so some maintenance is required, a little scotch-guard spray before you wear them. I usually just spray them before doing my makeup and hair so that they’re ready when I’m running late out the door. ;)
In terms of price, they retail for $105.95 at Sofft (http://www.sofftshoe.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=3491). BUT remember, its Labor Day weekend Eve, which means Labor Day SALES! And in a quick Google search, these sweet little ones are available in just about every one of your favorite online sites (ShoeMall.com, Shoes.com, Macy’s, Nordstroms, OnlineShoes.com, QVC.com, PlanetShoes.com… should I continue?). They come in three suedes, the dark purple, a beautiful grey, and black. And, should you be suede-averse, they have a regular black leather option too. So, yes, it’s looking like a good Sofftember to me. ;)
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 7:24 AM