Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Saving My Sole

One of my most cherished pair of shoes are these Burberry black satin pointed toe classic pumps.  They are quintessential elegance.  I was able to score them for a complete deal of $100 at the Burberry outlet stores in Cabazon.  For those of you unfamiliar with the outlet shopping mall terrain of California, Cabazon is moments outside of Palm Springs.  And I have to say that they are THE best outlet stores of all outlet stores.  They even have Prada.  Its UH-MAZING… Your heart truly stops shopping there from the incredible deals. :)

I adore the little bow that sits so properly on the outside edge of my foot.  But what I love the most about these pumps is how comfortable the 3 ½” heel.  They have a seemingly crazy pointy toe.  The secret is how long the shoe is.  If you notice that they are longer than regular shoes, you will get that your toes stop well before the narrowing of the toe actually starts.  My little piggies have lots of wiggle room. :)  They really are easy to wear all day long.  They don’t have a super padded insole but they are still really very comfortable.  They don’t start to really hurt until about 8 hours in.  Sincerely amazing.

A few months back, I was wearing my delicious little black satin pumps by Burberry with my gorgeous BCBG black satin pencil skirt when I noticed that the sole of the toe had worn down to the satin.  I was so distraught, I limping the rest of the day until I was able to get home and take them off immediately.  Given that I have yet to find a truly reliable shoe guy in my neighborhood, I was not about to take my beloved Burberry’s to any of them untrusted.  I decided to try to take them to Burberry directly and have them repair them.  I was ready to pay for any repair costs to restore my little sweet peas back to their glory.  I dropped them off and kissed them excited that next time I’d see them, they’d be good as new.  

And 8 weeks later, new they were!  The satin was cleaned and shiny everywhere.  The best was that they got a whole new sole.  They were even better than what I remembered them to be.  And what was even more amazing was that Burberry repaired them for F R E E.  Not a dime did it cost me.  *swoon*  I share this story with you so that you can also have hope that your tired and beloved designer shoes are truly an investment that can last you a lifetime and that you too can save your sole. ;)


The Fashionisette said...

What a major shoe score!! Love seeing my sole sisters make smart investments. xo <3 said...

Those are too cute and versitile! I need some 8 hours heels lol I have one good shoe man but I need to find another one he is pretty far from me. Great Post! xoxo

Pink Stilettos said...

Very elegant them!

The Working Girl's Shoe Closet said...

@TheFashionisette- I'm in fab company with you Doll!

@Shoe-radar- Everyone needs 8 hour heels AND a shoe guy! We should make a map!! :)

@PinkStilettos- I feel like I belong in Mad Men when I wear them! ;)

Thanks Ladies!!