I love shoes, always have, always will. The higher the heel, the pointer the toe the strappier the sandal, I love shoes. I am not ashamed to admit that at one time I owned 110 pairs of shoes!
A few years ago, I broke my right foot and ankle in a car accident. NASTY Business having a broken anything especially a foot. When I was able to wear shoes again, Fly Guy purchased a pair of sensible Born shoes. I took one look at and shuddered....they were the most GRANONLA shoes I had ever seen. I stuck my feet in them, couldn't get past the Sunshine Family/Birkenstock look of these shoes and stuck them in my closet for two years until I felt I could pawn them at a yard sale to some unsuspecting woman. (Shame on me!)
Fast forward to three years laterm I broke my foot again (Twelve bones) and that was the end of my high heel, pointy shoes wearing days. I was delegated to flats and comfortable shoes much to my heart break.
The Mister came through again, bought me another pair of Born shoes, this time a brown sandal with a kicky heal and brass colored buckle. What could I do....? I tried them on, wore them and fell in love with these shoes. I held out for a while because the shoes are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, but pricey. (interject stoopid girl here for getting rid of the other pair!) I noticed a wide variety of these shoes in yard sales and thrift stores. I started looking in earnest for another pair.
While "killing" time in a Goodwill in another part of town with I spied the most darling shoes. Imagine my glee when I discovered they were BORN CROWN and they were in my size! Further investigation revealed another pair of BC shoes. They were brand new and priced $6.99 each. I had to bring them home along with another pair of shoes without a name brand (someone put cushioned insoles in them) that feel like buttah. Total Investement $18.00 for over $300.00 worth of shoes.
I have decided to make it my goal to own several pair of these lovely shoes as they are hip, funky and do not look "Granny". This is what the BORN CROWN site had to say about the shoes.
A little sleeker and smoother. Decidedly more structured and modern. And ultimately more refined. Our signature Børn Crown Collection is classic Børn infused with a higher degree of sophistication, style and craftsmanship. Exquisite in every detail, these authentic Børn Crown designs are wrapped in the softest, most luxurious leathers and meticulously handcrafted to exacting standards. Luminous finishes and artful touches complete the signature look, a study in timeless sophistication.
I am sure you will agree with me that these shoes as well as the shoes from the BORN site
are beautiful, fun and functional without sacrificing comfort. I am a convert, I love, love, LOVE Born shoes.
Here is my collection for your review..... The first two pair are pump style heels. Goodwill $6.99 each Hardly worn!
The beloved brown slide my Mister bought me and the new thong style flats I found yesterday at Savers while waiting for The Reluctant Teenager's play practice to end. I paid $5.00 for the thong/sandals and they are BRAND NEW! Frugal Score. The brown shoes are the lovelies my Mister bought me the second time around.
Next up are two pair of shoes both purchased at a yard sale for $1.00 each. The yellow pair is from Simple and a bit out of my regular style but they feel like buttah! The brown pair feel like I am walking on clouds!
The other pair of leather "no name" shoes that feel AMAZING! $5.00 at Goodwill!
I know some people are creeped out by purchasing "used" shoes, but I think of it this way. Every pair of shoes in the store has had someone else's feet in them and the same with the clothes. I only buy high end leather shoes and I definitely will not buy anything that smells, is dirty or looks bad. I figure I have over $500.00 worth of shoes here and I paid less than $40.00 for all of them.
Linking up with Finding Fabulous, Frugalicious Friday and The Shabby Nest Frugal Friday...even if I am a bit late to the Par-Tay!