Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Work shoes: Corp Goth's mid-month status report

Shoes... you guys know I like shoes. (Hell, I've made them from scratch.) I actually haven't owned too many in my lifetime, mostly because I'd rather buy one good, comfortable pair than 5 cheaper, uncomfortable shoes.

So, shoes for work. I work at an office in midtown, so I have to do a lot of walking and stair climbing around the subway system. Heels are usually out. My winning shoes are my Erin Oxfords from Frye,  which I paid a small fortune for. I also wore them for every interview. So light and comfortable. I love them to death.

see the whole outfit at this post

I keep some shoe polish at work and shine them a few times--they look good as new. They also look fabulous with a pair of black skinny jeans or work pants. But they're no good in the winter or rain. For cold days I wear my hand-me-down cowboy boots from my sister. Hands down, these are EVERYONE's favorite in the office. 

BCBG... she got them when she worked at Bloomingdales

And also my Frye boots. You can tell I love Frye. They're actually lined on the inside so you can fold the top down. Also, I really LOVE that there's no side zipper. you actually have to lace and unlace the shoe when you put on/take off. The web development team likes these boots.

tightly laced

loosely laced

tightly laced
For the longest time I couldn't wear heels. I couldn't walk in them at I have a really wide foot suited just fine for boots (Rivethead to the CORE). But then I decided to give it a shot with the Jeffrey Campbell Potion boots (which were on sale for $50 from like 200 or whatever they usually cost). They were pretty high quality leather and were surprisingly comfortable. I've even walked about 20 blocks in them and was totally fine. So I wear these in the summer, for more dark looks. (check it: I'm waiting a narrow high-waist skirt, one of my most essential work wear items, as I've blogged

Next up, it's always been a personal goal of mine to have a pair of heelless shoes after I saw these hoof John Fluevog shoes in 2003 (one day, they'll come back):

So I was really excited when the Jeffrey Campbells were on sale for $60--$60!!! at the local shoe store. I got them, but still too cold to wear them. I can't wait to wear these to work. From the front they look kinda like normal mary jane heels, with some platform.

And a video of me walking/hopping/stupid stuff in them, for anyone is the awesome Crystal Stilts, "Magnetic Moon" playing from my computer speakers. 

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  1. Such awesome shoes. I'm not usually a fan of the Jeffrey Campbell but I am quite a fan of those strappy shoes.

  2. I love all of these, but I confess that the strappy ones make me die a little from jealousy :)

  3. I love the first pair - a nice vintage style. And the last pair - wow! They are too fabulous. I always wondered how those heelless ones were to walk in - looks like you have it down.

  4. Those Jeffrey Campbell Potion boots are so lovely! Love the way they look with that skirt. :)