November 21st, 2011

Happy Feet

Photo Marko MacPherson

Recently ran a piece on Belgian Shoes. Long a devotee of the worlds most comfortable loafer, I own every (neutral) color on offer and live in them. When I posted on them over a year ago some of my fashion friends snarked at me but I didn’t care.

But things change. I started to feel that there was a hole in my shoe wardrobe and that my constant go-to shoe lacked a little pizzazz. On a bit of a Valentino binge I ordered the above skimmers. These are going back I declared. But they didn’t and boy, am I glad.

My beloved Belgians are practical, these are fun! Honestly they make me smile and dress up even my oldest jeans.


what's new


Katie suede sock bootie


Belted wool coat


loulou leather over-the-knee boots


Suede Crooked-Heel ankle boot


Everyday tote small leather bag


Padded velvet jacket


Roll-neck argyle-sleeved sweater


Ridgewood corduroy trousers


Point-toe slingback kitten-heel pumps


Patchwork fur jacket


Alice square-frame acetate sunglasses


Clever leather belt bag

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  • Wish we had a Belgian shoe store here in Chicago. My clients would love those shoes and so would I. And here’s an article I wrote recently you may enjoy. Great minds…

    nancy pipalNovember 21st, 2011  9:43 AM

  • I LOVE these shoes (and just about all Valentino Rockstud options). They are so cool, while still remaining somehow classic. I didn’t realize they made flats. Thanks so much for the recommendation! By the way, I love your finds and your new “shop our picks” feature!

    AlexandraNovember 21st, 2011  2:08 PM

  • Hello,

    Is the Valentino studded flats still available for purchase? I can’t seem to locate them anywhere.

    Thank you.

    loannNovember 21st, 2011  5:23 PM

  • There are a few pairs left in our shop. Preston

    PrestonNovember 21st, 2011  6:27 PM

  • Stunning! Love with jeans.

    Jamie Herzlinger

    Jamie HerzlingerNovember 21st, 2011  6:30 PM

  • Sorry… nothing better than a Belgium loafer. V’s are good but keep those others on hand.

    nikNovember 21st, 2011  6:33 PM

  • I adore these shoes and I don’t even (usually) like flats!

    ShariDecember 31st, 2011  12:21 AM

  • Love these shoes. Someday those of us with size 11wide feet will be able to share in the wonderful experience of wearing shoes like these.

    DavidaMay 22nd, 2012  9:14 PM


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