Monday, December 17, 2007

looks like a pump, feels like a sneaker

So the other day I was in Macy’s doing some Christmas shopping. Like a moth to the flame, I was compelled to wander by the sale shoe racks. I was drawn to a particular pair of shoes. They were black, with a bit of a platform and a chunky high heel. I tried them on: were they cute? Check. Were they comfortable? Check. I looked at the inside of the shoe and couldn’t tell what brand they were – all I could see was a small lower case “e” printed on the footbed. I flipped the shoe over and saw the verdict:

They were Easy Spirits.

I recoiled in horror, but then wondered: is 34 the age when you are supposed to start wearing shoes like this? Was this final proof of my mom status? What’s next… NATURALIZER????

In the end, I got over it. I decided they would be cute with jeans and a black sweater so I went for it. I had made peace with my decision and then was thrown into a shame spiral once again when my husband saw the shoebox on our bed and said with a confused look on his face, “Did you buy a pair of Easy Spirits? Nice!”

So now I need you to decide. As demonstrated in the two photos above, I am wearing them to work today. Are these actually cute or am a) kidding myself, or b) possibly channeling 1996?

And whatever the answer, I think I’m OK with it. It’s like I’m wearing slippers! Honestly! Go out and buy a pair today!


david said...

The cool thing about these shoes -- you can wear them to work and then play basketball in them!! Remember the old commercial? I searched the web in vain for a link. Seriously, why do you exist YouTube?

little miss mel said...

hey, I think being in your 30's, having kids, and being a little mature only make you more practical.

So, with that, I think you found a great buy, a pair of shoes you will actually wear (even pg), and they are cute to boot!

Works for me!

rebcram said...

David - OF COURSE I remember... hence the title of my post! Man, was that ever a catchy jingle.

And in case anyone cares: these shoes are just as comfortable at 4:00 p.m. as they were at 7:30 a.m. when I put them on. That's got to count for something!

karla said...

Wait, aren't you pregnant? I think if you're pregnant and willing to wear anything more than a sliver of a heel, you're a hero.

Your husband knows Easy Spirit? Mine has no clue about womens' shoe brands. I like that man of yours.

And cute shoes. Seriously. I want a pair.

undercover celebrity said...

Ok, first of all, I think Naturalizer is a step above Easy Spirit. (hate to break that news to you)

Secondly, they actually are kinda cute. And bravo to you for having the cajones to let the world know that you are not afraid of comfort.

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Anonymous said...

They are totally cute, and they don't look like Easy Spirits.

Tracey said...

I am totally late on this but I don't think the brand name matters. Easy Spirit and Naturalizer hae actually upped their style game in the past few years. You can still find shoes that only a very fashion clueless grandma would wear but they make some cute heels and wedges now. Who knew?