These deep blue Chie oxfords were my big shoe purchase for Fall. I only found them in one or two places online, though I think the boot-version was sold on Anthro's website. I just couldn't resist the sculptural, cherry-colored wood heel or the excellent color - but I had no idea how much I would actually, really and truly wear them.
Here are just some of the dozens of times since Summer's end (you can click to enlarge each one):
They've become my most-worn shoes...they are so comfortable, perfect for all sorts of outfits, and oddest of all, they are easily the most compliment-getting-est shoes I've ever owned!
Truly, from teenage girls at mall stores, to ladies in the produce section at Trader Joe's, to shop-girls at the American Apparel store. People have been so sweet and complimentary about them, it prompted Josiah to remark "I just never knew people paid so much attention to shoes before!" Then, of course, because I never pass up a chance to tell people about Chie Mihara, I try to pronounce the designer's name and explain who she is and where you can find the shoes, etc.
This is never completely successful.
But I do so love my blue shoes.