Shopping in Houston's Neiman Marcus had a surprise... Manolo Blahnik is now selling flats. This is big news. Maybe that is because there has been an outcry against silly shoes that ruin the feet of women. Pediatricians lecture about sensible shoes just like dermatologists lecture about sunscreens. After swinging through the store, I headed out to The Walking Store to pick up some practical shoes. So much for my feet. I'm a practical, sensible woman. I would think that a wise woman would not allow her body to be bent and ruined for the sake of fashion. Feminist? Sometimes I wonder.
However, I came across these shoes by United Nudity that just reminded me of my youngest daughter, who can identify designers and the cost of their shoes just by passing them (that is what living in NYC can do to a teenager, I guess). I'm not sure if she knows about these, but the practicality of switching out the heels might appeal to her. But then, maybe not. She is not known for her practicality or good care of her feet.
NYC's Bloomingdales had the best shoe department, on par w/ Houston's Neiman's, I felt. However I discovered Zappos in NYC and it was great for online ordering for rainboots, an essential for getting about there.