we've finally been having some nice weather here, and a few weeks ago i made my first spring purchase. i am starting to learn that it pays off to be patient. i almost bought the suede wedge version, but i'm glad i didn't settle, and waited to find my size in the leather heeled version from antonioli.
i posted these pics on tfs... the unveiling! they came beautifully packaged, and wrapped in antonioli's giant tote bag, which i am wearing below.
i took this picture before we went to tokyo... trying to plan some outfits!
except for the bottom two eyelets digging into my toes, they are pretty comfortable, and exceptionally easy to walk in, thanks to the chunky heel. i've learned to counter the eyelet problem by preparing my feet in advance. my band-aid advanced healing blister cushions and friction block stick are essential in my footwear arsenal. if you have sensitive feet like me, i highly recommend them.
look under the blister section here.
the smaller slim blister bandaids are great for pinkie toes and in between toes (yes, even a simple thong sandal will rip my feet up, not that you wanted to know that) but i have the big ones too, which are perfect for the heel or larger surface area. the friction block stick is something i put on toes where i know there might be rubbing, but not enough to cause a blister.
(i bought my mom the stegosaurus on my business trip this week)
i wore my ann sandals all day yesterday and through the airport/on a flight. i was asked to take them off at security and was so embarrassed to have to stick my bandaid-ed feet up in the air so they could run the metal detector around them! so the preventative bandaids do have a draw-back. but in the long run my feet are thanking me!