Anyone who knows me IRL, knows I have a deep and undivided love of shoes and handbags. So much of my job revolves around fashion that I rarely keep up with it in my personal life. Who wants to work all the time? Instead, I have a very simple style (jeans and t-shirts, for the most part) that I pair with fantastic bags and fun shoes. Part of the sock knitting obsession is because, well, they go with shoes.
Last fall I bought clogs to wear with my hand knit socks. That worked pretty well, but *I* couldn't see them - only people behind me could, and then only if I had too short pants on. This fall I found these:
These are my new "Hand knit socks showin' off shoes", also known as Bass Mary Janes. I looked long and hard until I found these shoes. I wanted something in a Mary Jane, similar to a Doc Martin, but not as heavy. I didn't want a pair of shoes with no arch support and a really thin sole. I also knew I wanted black, and leather. easy, right?
You'd be wrong my friend.
It took me all summer to find a pair I liked, fit me well, fit all my qualifications, and wasn't $75. These were at the Bass Outlet for $40. Perfect. I love my new sock showin' off shoes!