My shipment containing two new pair of shoes from the website arrived yesterday...and the winner is this style of flat called "Recent Duchess" by Clarks. I did a quick photo shoot while the better half, who knows I bought them, was visiting the grocery store, so I could post some pictures of them on here as quickly as possible.
The above 3 pictures are my new purchase from Clarks, and I plan to start wearing them tomorrow, just in case they need to be "broken in."
The better half was OK with them. She relayed that they're definitely cute, and they look like they fit well - no gapping. Girls are wearing "somewhat pointed toes" right now, and the accents on the vamp are plainly feminine, so "you're going to look even more like a girl than you already do. Most folks on our trips to Cape Cod and Delaware mistook us for two women. But I'm just thankful you didn't buy those Mary Janes you tried on in Delaware...they really were over the top in femininity."
Unfortunately, the second pair I mail ordered, in a different style (called Concert Choir) but the same size (12), did not fit at all. Much too big. Such is life...they go back.
But I'll definitely make sure that the following pair of Mary Janes:
is under wraps for a long time to come!!! From Payless, they're the Kimmie style, and I can wear them for over 6 hours with no problems...definitely a keeper!
So, for those of us gals equipped with size 12 feet, all is not lost. It's been a long-running, and sometimes discouraging, effort. But let me assure you that shoes which fit can be found. And not always at Payless...