rennes

5.11.2011





The mail has been pretty good to me lately. I've finally bit the bullet and bought a new camera - after some research it seemed like the Canon Rebel T1i would be the best fit, and I love it! Still getting used to quite a few features, and I really barely know how to operate it yet. Hopefully the trip we are going on this weekend will give me a better chance to figure it all out!

And, now for what's in the picture. The didion's arrived yesterday and the color is right on - I do love them quite a bit. The only thing is my feet are much too narrow for the likes of this shoe - after taking three steps my foot was completely out the front of the sandal. I was totally bummed about this and asked the shop I ordered them from if they'd had other customers with that problem - and they said they had and recommended these things called foot petals which I had never heard of. I picked up something similar to them at CVS and after some trial and error somehow now they fit me- almost. (I bought the size 7 and I seem to suffer from having one size 7 foot and one size 7.5 foot and thus the the 7.5 foot hangs over the front edge just a bit, but I'm getting over that). So, in short, unless you want to insole things up left and right, these aren't the best shoes for narrow feet. But, they are incredibly comfortable and very very well made. I hate to be one of those ladies who says "I love them, BUT...." but in this situation I can't help it. Us women are just never satisfied with what we buy, even if we love it.

*I don't know why the some of the original comments have not yet returned to this post, but until they do feel free to post them again....sorry about that - don't know why blogger didn't return everything to normal!*

13 comments:

joyce said...

those are amazing. i'm seriously tempted but trying to live up to my austerity promise.

julia / rennes said...

i tried soooo hard not to get them but in the end i was just like, oh well - i actually don't have any sandals so that's how i justified it..... that green hat you got is pretty awesome though :)

simple things said...

Oh you got them. They are really lovely.

I use foot petals all the time. Pretty much for all heel shoes, because I slide forward a lot and I hate it. They make a huge difference for me. The problem is that my cats love foot petals too, and they end up all over the house.

erica said...

oooh swoon! but yes, we shouldn't have to suffer for pretty shoes. i draw the line at that. glad to hear the foot petals helped.

leanne said...

Julia - I didn't want yo comment earlier because I didn't want to be a spoil sport, but I had the exact same problem! I was so in love with the neutral colored ones and wanted terribly for them to work .. but my foot just wouldn't stay put. Here's the thing - I have wide feet, but maybe my ankles and heels are skinny? I was so sad that my foot kept sliding out and decided that it wouldn't be worth the hassle of finding inserts to work because I would be anxious about my feet everytime I put them on. So - back they went.

I guess I'm glad to hear that I'm not alone :)

I went for the lace-up wedges instead. Totally unnecessary and none of the slippage issues.

Cheryl said...

I love the color!

anja louise verdugo said...

The T1i is a great camera!! It was my first DSLR and I know a ton of other ladies who have it as well, so nice. I always shot on the Av (aperture priority) mode since I love controlling that depth of field! If you ever want to upgrade lenses, I really recommend the Canon 28mm F/1.8, it cost $450 when I got it but damn, I love it. It's the only one I use.

That color is so good! Too bad about the fit, it's so hard to know what to expect with shoes.

grainne said...

Hi Julia, I had the same problem with the tan ones. I thought it was because I rounded a half size up rather than down. Seeing how it's fairly common it might be more of a design issue. I was at the A Detacher store and Mona plus the shop girl pointed out that there is an elastic section joining the bands in the inset of the inner part of the foot/shoe. They recommended taking that in a bit and therefore tightening the shoe's hold. It worked for me!

Sherisa (lelephantrose) said...

Those sandals are GORG! :)

Catherine said...

I can identify with your problem. I, too, have narrow ("chip") feet, one in a 7 and the other a 7.5 like you. Most problems we hear about seem to be around wide feet, but we have our share of issues too!

C said...

Ah, the woes of finding sandals for narrow feet! There are so many open-toed shoes I've tried where my foot just slides out the front, too-- I definitely understand "insoling things left and right", heh. In any case, your sandals are a great colour.

UNIFORM natural said...

I have been wanting these shoes really bad for awhile -and I have wide feet!
still trying to resist....

miss sophie said...

i also have narrow-ish feet and i find that strappy sandals are best. i have a pair of gladiators that fit perfectly as the straps conform to my foot as i walk around.