And they fit!
For a long time I’ve been wearing my same 4 pairs of flats. Day after day, every day of the week, one pair, then the next, and so on (except, of course, days when I have to wear my sandals.) They’re showing definite signs of wear, beyond what having them polished can correct. As in: the heels and soles are wearing down, and with one-piece soles, I can’t find a shoe shop which will replace them. I keep hearing “No can do.” Meaning: buy some new shoes.
I found a rather expensive pair of ballerina flats on-line. They’re similar in appearance to the totally-worn out pair I save only for going into dirty circumstances away from home, such as car shows. And I found a pair from a different manufacturer, which also looked like they would work well. Neither has the string "bow" on the vamp, which I would love, but suspect my wife would raise objections. She didn’t take exception to my getting another pair or two of flats similar to ones I already have. So I ordered them.
The expensive pair arrived just before my wife went west to visit her sister. Cute ballerina flats, and unmistakably girly.
That short vamp shows a hint of toe cleavage, an added bonus which I've always liked, but never experienced, and wasn’t expecting it. They’re so comfortable, that even if I didn't care for toe cleavage, I’d happily wear them because they make my feet feel good (and look so feminine.) When I modeled them for my wife, she didn’t take exception to either the style or the hint of toe cleavage.
The other pair arrived while she was gone, and either they were mis-marked or sized for foreign feet. Not at all comfortable. Back they go! (Perhaps a case of “you get what you pay for?”)
I haven’t started to wear my “one new pair” yet…but I will soon. And even though they weren’t cheap, if they work well, I’ll probably buy another pair. Girly is good!