Happy Tuesday! Welcome back to my Mother-of-the-Groom Journey: New Shoe Brands.
Some of the fun in my mother-of-the-groom journey has been discovering new shoe brands for my very funky feet.
I really appreciate each and every comment on these posts…you have been creative and understanding.
Understanding in the sense that I have very curled, hammer toes that create pain and shoe buying challenges.
Reminder that the wedding is the end of May, so I still have time to revise decisions on some of the mother-of-the-groom wardrobe.
But, the new shoe brands I discovered have shown a light of hope on my feet.
So, let’s get going with the options…..
NEW SHOE BRANDS: JACK ROGERS
I noticed the Jack Rogers shoe brand some time ago at Dillard’s, but since it was a new shoe brand to me, I did not linger on the shoes at that time.
But, a friend said…no, you need to check them out…very comfortable, lovely shoes.
So, over the recent President’s Day Sale Weekend, I ordered these velvet bow Heidi flats from Jack Rogers….and they are amazing.
The color is called Midnight…a deep blue.
This is the best shoe so far as a wedding shoe that is comfortable to walk in, gives room in the toe box, and still fits my feet!
Often to get a bigger toe box means the shoe is a little too big in length.
These look lovely with the blue dress that is the top contender for the formal wedding and they are so comfortable that I could easily leave them on the entire night.
Since I did not know they would be that comfortable, I also ordered these fun Lia Glitter Sneakers to change into for dancing…in the same sale.
They are also super comfy, so I will keep them even if I do not change into them for the reception.
I love this new shoe brand…it’s new to me any way.
Now that I know the fit and quality is the best, I am also looking at the Rosie Ruffle Ballet Flat in either platinum or midnight.
Spend some time on the Jack Rogers website…they also sell lovely sandals, boat shoes, loafers and ballet flats.
NEW SHOE BRANDS: FIESTA FEET
In early February, after my trip to Cabo, I introduced Fiesta Feet to you in my shopping strategy post.
I was looking for a more comfortable version of a shoe which originates in Mexico, and that is actually how Fiesta Feet got started.
The creator wanted to design a more comfortable version for her Mexican mother. She also wanted a brand that would support a foster home for abused girls in Guadalajara.
The name originates from San Antonio, because that is where the business is located.
I promised to report back to you when I received the shoes.
These are the Bon Bons, and they are very comfortable and perfect for casual styles.
They also design shoes for the entire family…even toddlers and kids.
But, warning, April is literally their busiest season because of Fiesta. They have pop up stores throughout the 2 week event.
I do not plan to wear them at this time for official wedding events, but may just wear them during Fiesta and throughout the summer with casual events.
NEW SHOE BRANDS: REALLY, NEW SHOES
Vionic was a new shoe brand to me just a year ago, but now I look to the brand when I need a comfort shoe.
I know there are some of you who are still horrified that I might wear a sandal (a flip flop no less) to the rehearsal dinner and I do understand what you are saying.
The main reason I would wear a sandal to the rehearsal dinner is to take the dress I am planning down to a more casual style.
Sadly, because of my hammer toes any sandal must be a flip flop style. Other styles are not designed for curved toes.
This is the second pair of Vionic sandals I have shown you. These are more comfortable than the first pair.
I found them at Dillard’s: The Vionic Karley Metallic Geo Print Thong Sandals.
I also found the Vionic Bella II Flip Flop at DSW and think it would be cute because it has the color of the dress in the print. But, I am not sure.
Or I could try that Rosie Ruffle Ballet Flat I mentioned above by Jack Rogers.
Here is another option:
I ordered this pair of Fit Flops in pretty gold sparkly metallic because I knew I would wear them with almost anything through the summer.
These are the FitFlop Lulu Ombre Glitter Wedge Sandal and honestly, they are the most comfortable of all! But, they are the most casual of all.
I have ordered and returned so many shoes, ladies.
I think Dillard’s and Nordstrom wants to send out an alert on me!
But, all of these are keepers for different reasons. I just need to decide which shoe will go with the rehearsal dinner outfit...remember the venue is casual and people wear just about anything to go there.
Finally, here is important news for a few of you….
Not a new shoe brand, but many of you have seen these Talbot’s shoes on me and asked about them.
They were sold out and gone for a very long time.
But, when I looked in the recent Talbot’s catalog…VIOLA…there they were and offered in lots of fun colors.
I really like these shoes. This is the Laura Tassel Metallic Leather Loafer in soft gold.
I wish I didn’t need so many other shoes …I would be adding these in navy or a brown. Great shoes.
Sorry that you had to look at my feet for an entire post. Let me know if you have questions on the new shoe brands or even comments on the sandal vs. ballet flat dilemma.
It is so much fun to take this mother-of-the-groom journey with you!
By Pamela Lutrell
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