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.



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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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