I love heels. In fact, my boyfriend would probably say I have a mild addiction. (But he just doesn't understand why five inch heels would make one feel "sassy" and not just uncomfortable. But I love the guy. Anybody out there identify with me?)
In fact, I wear heels at least 50% of the time, if not more. I'm only 5 feet tall, so it's not hugely noticeable when I wear heels. I feel like they really add to a vintage look. They're feminine, classic, and flattering.
However, woman cannot live in heels alone.
I realized today that if I don't want to wear heels, I pretty much have three options, and two of the options are almost dead from lots of wear. Oh dear.
Thus, I bought boots recently (which will be featured in a future post that I'm SUPER excited about!), and I'm attempting to look into non-heel vintage styles. Not low heel, I want no heel options. "Adventure shoes", shoes that can be tromped about in during all kinds of weather, shoes that are hardy, shoes that can be thrown on as I run to class in the morning.
Here are some of the vintage inspirations I have from photos and advertisements:
WHERE did all these wonderful shoes go?! I LOVE the ones above, but it's so rare to find such shoes. I suppose they were worn until they fell apart. I did, however, find a few pairs that are for sale today, or modern reproductions that I'm currently drooling over. Fabulous:
All that to say, there are some options out there that I'm going to have to find. I'd really hate to be old with "Barbie feet" from wearing heels all the time. (Yes, that's a real possibility.)
Meanwhile, I shall be hitting the thrift stores and websites to see if I can find some options.
Have you found any good vintage/repro flats sources? What kind of shoes do you wear all the time?