So, I made a shoe pact with myself a few weeks ago in which I pledged, from now on, to only bring home new shoes that I can actually walk in.
A novel concept, I know.
I probably should have done it sooner, too, because I can barely walk in half the shoes I own.
But it’s not my fault (well, I mean it is). It’s the high heels! They’re the worst offenders. It’s too bad they’re such tasty eye candy…
The very uncomfortable Seychelles Squeak Sandal
So this pact of mine, I started doubting my commitment to it the other day at DSW, surrounded by aisle after aisle of sky-high heels. Then, the $49.95 Unisa Kami Wedge walked into my life.
I’d been on the hunt for a stylish, comfy pair of nude wedges to wear with jeans and spring dresses, and had visited a bunch of different stores and poked around online, but nothing really struck my fancy until I spotted these wedges.
I don’t know much about Unisa beyond the fact that they’ve been around for a while. The Kami, which is fashioned with faux leather straps and has a synthetic sole, comes in tan, white, black, dark brown and a neutral reptilian print.
As soon as I slipped on a tan pair and took a few steps around the store, I knew they were comfortable and a good height for me. The cork wedge measures about 3 inches tall, but because of the ½-inch platform, the heel feels more like a 2, or a 2½.
I love how stable I feel in these shoes, like there’s no chance I’m going to topple over, and I think it’s mostly because of the wedge, which is thicker than most of the other wedges I’ve worn.
The vintage-looking t-strap helps. It secures my heel better than slip-ons do, so that’s another nice plus.
The little flourishes in the design, like the curve detail on the heel and the crisscrossing straps above the toes, are other extra touches I like.
I am a little concerned about the overall construction, though… I hope the faux leather holds up.
After wearing these for about a week now, I’m still impressed. I think they’re comfortable and cute, but the straps have started to darken from nude to a deeper caramel in a few places (maybe it gives them some character?). If I could go back in time, I might have opted for a darker color, like the black or dark brown.
If you’re looking for a new pair of spring sandals and live near a DSW, stop by sometime and give these Kami wedges a try.
It’s cherry blossom time
I went for a cherry blossom jaunt around my neighborhood yesterday, looking for the prettiest blossoming trees.
Are there cherry blossoms blooming out yonder way?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,