Thursday, December 9, 2010
It’s been a flurry of deliveries from my version of Santa Claus aka The UPS Delivery Man with all of my fantastic Black Friday and Cyper everything sales. Some were major misses unfortunately but some were definite hits, including this DIVINE ‘Farrow’ from Corso Como. I haven’t found a flat like this one. E.V.E.R. I took several risks with the fantastic sales with new brands I hadn’t hear of and brands I’ve never tried. Corso Como was one of them. I had seen them in InStyle last month so I knew they were worth giving them a chance. Also, they were one of the amazing Swirl by Daily Candy sales. If you haven’t signed up for these, it’s definitely worth the 3 minutes of form typing to get some really great deals. I pounced on these and two other gorgeous flat boots. Sadly, even though I was able to get them in my basket, only the ‘Farrow’ flats got delivered. This is the only problem with Swirl (and a few other similar sites). Their stock isn’t always accurate online. They don’t charge you for the merchandise you don’t get, but I think the disappointment of not getting something you thought you got is kinda worse… :(
Anywho, I did get these ‘Farrow’ bejeweled flats that are truly amazing. I am a huge fan of great city flats, hence the Ulimate City Flat for the Ultimate City Girl. However, these are really very different. These are flats to live by. After research and looking for more of the Corso Como shoes in general, I think this entire brand may be too!
So yes, my attraction came to these because of the beautiful jewels and color. My current grey flats are in there last moments of servitude so I know that it’s a good time to start looking for new ones. Finding these just made my heart skip a beat. I get a little nervous at flats that have the elastic trim all around, or specifically around the ankle. I’m not sure if its my ankles in particular that are sensitive, but a lot of those elastics really hurt my ankles after a couple of hours and actually dig into them. After my last pair that did that, I have sworn them off, no matter how cute they are. And that’s hard for me to say! ;)
When I got these, they were much softer than I expected. They were also VERY high quality craftsmanship. I also noticed that the insole was like no other I had ever seen. It was like a little pillow with air holes. And the leather inside was really soft. My curiosity was so piqued! I immediately tried them on to find a whole new experience. The padding in these shoes is like no other. At first, they feel a little weird because you’re not used to this feeling of having pillows in your shoes. (Like 5 layers of different foam cushions, aka the Corso Como Comfort System) But your feet sink into them with such appreciation that you acclimate rather quickly. ;) They are designed to let your feet breath while reducing humidity.
The elastic edging is firm but not in a way that hurt my ankles. It gave it enough “gathering” to avoid any gaps when you walk but enough flexibility to not make your foot feel like it was being punished for leaking stuff on Wikileaks. ;)
I’ve worn them about 3 times in the week and a half I’ve had them because of how much I love them. They are a great work option because they are a neutral and the jewels help dress them up to go with a great work ensemble. But because they are so comfy, you’re going to find yourself wearing them with just about anything. ;)
The bottom sole has their logo and this adorable little rhinestone embedded in the center of it. It's almost too cute to walk on!
I wanted to share a little about Corso Como with you too. Although they aren’t vegan, they are incredibly eco-friendly. They are at the cutting edge of leather manufacturing by using methods that reinforce their commitment to the global environment. They’re all about promoting the idea of style with a conscience. *swoon* They sent a great little card with the shoes that talks about their commitment to protect the environment by using recyclable paper on all packaging saving about 2,000 trees per year. If you need more convincing, all their shoes have natural colored leather in their soles because they don’t use chemical or mechanical correction processes. This adds to their shoes flexibility which means softness and comfort to us! ;) Can’t wait to get some of their heels!
Stay warm Dolls!
Posted by The Working Girl's Shoe Closet at 10:37 AM