Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sofftember



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. ;)

7 comments:

Julie said...

Those are really cute! A lot of shoes have that rose/ruffle on the toe.

Marci said...

OMG! Those first black ones with the flower are SO cute! Want them now! Thanks for sharing this :) I am your newest follower! Come by when you can to check out my blog, looking forward to reading more of your blog!
Marciandlevin.blogspot.com

PJ said...

Hey Gal! cute shoes, but I couldn't wear them if my life depended on it. I have REALLY bad feet problems and the only shoes that come close to fitting right are SAS shoes. Not very pretty, but when you get my age, it becomes more "comfort" and less looks. I just wanted to let you know that I'm following your blog, and I tried to follow you on BF, but your little "follow" thing underneath your picture is missing. I am also following you on Twitter.

God Bless!
PJ

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

@Marci: You are *most* welcome! But no thanks are necessary, as I'm happy helping you and anyone who reads my blog out. ;) I'm very grateful for your follow!

@PJ: Thanks for bringing that issue to my attention, I'm going to work on that so it can be fixed. I'm sorry to hear about your feet problems. :( I would imagine that would shift my shoe closet emphasis greatly. HOWEVER, I do have a number of flats I have featured in the past. A couple of my fav are The Ultimate City Flat for the Ultimate CIty Girl and the Aldo flats. ;) I hope that you find some shoes here worth your while and serve your needs. xoxo lovies!

Kathy said...

Love, love, love the black on black suede flower shoe!!!

WorkingGirlsShoeCloset said...

Thanks Kathy! I hope they become the newest addition to your Shoe Closet! xoxo.

writeandgetpaid said...

Love your blog-- and your style:) Sofft shoes are some of my favorites, and they even make them in sizes to fit my extra wide foot... plus they are so comfortable. I buy a lot of my shoes from 6pm.com, which carries Sofft and lots of other good brands at great discounts, FYI.