Bottoms up!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I've loved being Mrs. Stiletto on Weddingbee! I've met so many wonderful people and I loved sharing our wedding with such a large audience. However, I've always felt like a bit of a fraud. If you'll recall, my stiletto icon looks like this:

Yes, a sassy little Louboutin. Love. But I didn't have any sassy Loubies in my closet. Sad face! So, I finally bit the bullet and picked up a pair of (used!) Louboutins on eBay.

From a distance they look in pretty decent shape:

The bottoms have some wear, but the previous owner had added a protective layer on the sole, which I like because it feels like I have a little more traction when I walk.

Up close you can see some more wear and tear. Some scuffed leather, little gouges out of the toe, etc.

While it would have been great to pick up a sassier pair, these little Loubies are actually quite comfortable, and are a perfect work shoe. The wear and tear are what you would see typically from wearing them around a little bit, and all of the marks on them I probably would have made myself with a brand new pair anyway.

Oh, and the best part? I scored these for $200! (Awesome deal in the world of Louboutins. It is a little disheartening that this is the most I've ever spent on a pair of shoes, and they are used!)

While not exactly stilettos, at least now I can prance around showing off the sassy red sole!


Nellie said...

Rock on! That's a great deal. I use to scope out ebay Loubies all the time in hopes of buying a used pair. Let's see a photo of you in them next ;)

Anni said...

That's how I got my first pair of Manolos! I ended up buying one more new just because they last for so long/are so comfy compared to cheaper shoes. Enjoy your new shoes. :)

Nodakademic said...

Gaaah i love them. (And your icon of course!) I am considering buying myself a pair (probably on eBay, like you) when I graduate. We'll see!

BigAppleNosh said...

Yay! And of course since you are Mrs. Stiletto, purchasing these shoes was the right thing to do ;)

MayLove said...

Holy cow! $200 for worn shoes? I don't even want to know how much they cost new!

Morgan said...

Those were a great deal (well, for Loubies!). You pretty much had to buy them at some point though, to celebrate being Mrs. Stiletto! I just wish I'd gotten to be part of the shoe generation so I had that excuse!

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