Spring In My Step

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There is a shoe wish-list for Spring. It’s mine. It is actually called “Wish List” on my Pinterest page. Knowing that I’ll be travelling to Greece this summer, for a friend’s wedding, I want to maximize my suitcase space, but also have shoes that look beautiful as I walk to island of Santorini. And I do walk.  I am an explore-the-world-on-foot kinda girl.

That means that the footwear must stand the test of time, no blisters and definitely no afterthoughts like, ‘wow, let’s crop all our trip photos at ankle length.

Here’s what I’m hankering for. All shoes are linked from my Pinterest Page. https://www.pinterest.com/alisonjc/wish-list/

And please, please do share if you’ve had success in finding a pair that travels well, looks breezy and lets you stay out all day, and up all night.

Platform slingback. Great for adding height, without the heel ache, for floaty skirts and cobblestone streets.

Platform slingback. Great for adding height, without the heel ache, for floaty skirts and cobblestone streets.

Casual, soft and pretty, the vented sides allow for cool feet and the flat sole keeps ankle turns to a minimum.

Casual, soft and pretty, the vented sides allow for cool feet and the flat sole keeps ankle turns to a minimum.

On those hot stone beaches, these waterproof jellies are perfect for dipping your toes in the water and dry in an instant.

On those hot stone beaches, these waterproof jellies are perfect for dipping your toes in the water and dry in an instant.

Something softer than my usual black ankle-boot, with pretty detailing makes them prime for pairing with skirts and dresses as well as pants.

Something softer than my usual black ankle-boot, with pretty detailing makes them prime for pairing with skirts and dresses as well as pants.

Shellys of London has it going on with this white patent flatform. Long, long legs with a boyish twist, perfect with culottes, skirts or cropped trousers. And the cork bottom is soft on your feet for a day full of walking.

Shellys of London has it going on with this white patent flatform. Long, long legs with a boyish twist, perfect with culottes, skirts or cropped trousers. And the cork bottom is soft on your feet for a day full of walking.

House of Harlow, Nicole Ritchie's design baby, puts the right foot forward with a simple, practical shoe that cushions and supports without detracting from the ensemble.

House of Harlow, Nicole Ritchie’s design baby, puts the right foot forward with a simple, practical shoe that cushions and supports without detracting from the ensemble.

My love affair with Frye shoes is longstanding. They make shoes that endure and their style is timeless. They add an element of tough to most of my work outfits and you can stand in them ALL DAY LONG. Great for concerts!

My love affair with Frye shoes is longstanding. They make shoes that endure and their style is timeless. They add an element of tough to most of my work outfits and you can stand in them ALL DAY LONG. Great for concerts!

The espadrille; great concept. However, I've never managed to find one that was both attractive and comfortable. This one looks like it might fit the bill.

The espadrille; great concept. However, I’ve never managed to find one that was both attractive and comfortable. This one looks like it might fit the bill.

Ankle strap detail. Two-tone and flat. Perfect for a day of market strolling and eating (olives, I imagine).

Ankle strap detail. Two-tone and flat. Perfect for a day of market strolling and eating (olives, I imagine).

My go-to shoe. A wedge with toe and ankle strap. I have this shoe, and have had this shoe, in so many variations. There's a reason: with jeans and a pretty top, this shoe adds height without sacrificing walk-ability, and with a skirt these babies make your calves look toned - all while allowing you to move without the fear of catching your heel in a grate (or location specific pitfall).

My go-to shoe. A wedge with toe and ankle strap. I have this shoe, and have had this shoe, in so many variations. There’s a reason: with jeans and a pretty top, this shoe adds height without sacrificing walk-ability, and with a skirt these babies make your calves look toned – all while allowing you to move without the fear of catching your heel in a grate (or location specific pitfall).

Tell me what shoes you’ll be packing for that summer vacay, or for the time you stay close to home and want to enjoy the heat.

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