These are them! My new dressier shoes to show off handknit socks! Of course it’s been in the 90s this week and way too warm to wear handknit socks, but I will have them ready for fall. I’m stupidly excited about these. It’s hard enough to find shoes in size 10.5, and even harder to find ones that don’t make my feet look like pontoons, and nearly impossible to find shoes that look good with socks. But here they are! (Photo from Zappos.com, the bestest shoe store on the internet. Free shipping. Free return shipping. A huge selection. I am in love with Zappos but not affiliated with them at all; this review is purely an expression of my happiness.)
If the shoes are as comfortable as a preliminary walk around the house indicates, I’ll buy another pair in brown. They do need heel-grip pads, but most of my shoes do. I have a narrow heel, I guess. When I was a kid I always had to special-order narrow shoes.
If I had normal-sized feet, I think I’d spend half my salary on shoes – but then again, if I had normal-sized feet, I never would have started knitting my own socks, so it’s all good.