"You never met a shoe you didn't want."

Says my man. Absolutely not true, but I do admit that when he gives me the usual reprimand, I almost always respond with some variation of "No you don't understand, I've been wanting these for a while..." which, in my defense, is usually true. I don't typically get too obsessive over any current or upcoming shoes, but rather, find myself hunting and scouring eBay and the www for past season shoes that have constantly eluded me. After all, I'm no millionaire or even thousands-ionaire, so I have to pick and choose and put a lot of thought into which shoes I can actually afford to buy - even after extensive research over the absolute cheapest possible prices. He finally got sick of me sounding like a broken record so had me make him a tangible list of these shoes that I have allegedly "been" hunting, to prove the list is not growing exponentially by the day. Of course there are a few new(ish) pairs, but in the vast sea of shoes that come out every single season from countless designers and brands, one or two is nothing really. Mind you, there are of course shoes other than what's on this list that I ooh and ahh over or blog about and occasionally do purchase, but here is my ultimate wanted list of shoes that keep me up late at night and give me heart murmurs when I think about them.

The stars are the top top TOP ones that I think if I could just get those, I would quit buying shoes altogether, but they always seem to be in the wrong size or ridiculously priced. Some of them you might notice I've had previously but got rid of in hopes of finding the more favored colorway or a better-fitting size.

I would say my man generally thinks all my shoes are crazy and over-the-top, but I'm always thankful that he's a creative-type and can still appreciate the art I value in them. I was really shocked at his favorite pick from the lot, but immediately took that as a green light to pull the trigger and finally get them. Yes, I got another disapproving head shake...but at least I know for sure he'll like them.

20 comments :

william said...

The balenciaga or burberry boots. All I need. Neeeeed.

And is that a gaysian couple with a kid? Too cute.

Keri Shadai said...

Jeffrey Campbell has a pair similar to the Balenciaga's that I have been dying for!

Shoes and bags are my obsession so I can definitely relate!

-Keri Shadai

carolyn said...

haha oh man i sympathize. which pair did he like the best?

Rich Hippie said...

you know how the balenciaga once that were retailed differ from the original runway once (like the platforms insanly high)
im not refering to the sam edelmans but like even the one that nicole richie and mary kate sported before

I saw that you could score a pair on ebay so u should check that out cuz there like insanly rare and I wasent convinced that MK's boots where even the actual once when you compare them

Anna G said...

Those Balenciaga boots haunt me in my sleep. I also want these gorgeous Givenchy boots from 2008. They could of been mine but sadly I'm broke. :(

koko // res pulchrae said...

So after searching 2 years for the Ann Dem open laceup boots (in both black and the original tan color) to no avail (Saks long sold out of smaller sizes), I finally caved and bought the Jeffrey Campbell version. 2 days later the real deal shows up on eBay in my size, in black. Aaaarghhh. Oh well, the JCs will do for now, at the very least I saved about $700 and I'm really after the tan-colored ones anyway. Sigh.

drivethruvintage said...

what size are u? i have the phi ones that i want to sell.

drivethruvintage said...

replied on my blog and realized that might not work lol. Anyways, they're a size 39. One size too big hm? I'm actually a 38 too but sometimes I buy shoes that are too big because I like them too much haha. Email me for more details: drivethruvintage@gmail.com

Maile John said...

I am feeling you on all these selections. Especially the Margielas! I have looked for them everywhere and I am beginning to think they are shoe lore. Margiela makes the best shoes and I always fall in love with at least two pairs in every collection.

Prêt à Porter P said...

I like the Chanel moto boots with the silver plates on them. So cool. Me I found my dream YSL purple suede loafers the only problem is they hurt like a &(*&#$*!! Imagine two concrete walls smashing your foot in! My dream shoes tend to be men's shoes which is impossible since my shoe size is too small to convert into mens.

She Wears, She Shares said...

All very financially draining choices. I'm hoping you'll snatch the Dsqaured pair. It's so ill.

I am always saying how this new shoe I just got is the last one I will need but something else always comes along and my eyes widen all over again.

My bf always says my name is written over every shoe, but he is just as bad with his sneaker obsession. A pair a week he gets and I'm the one he is trying to control?

Shop on Jayne. Shop on.

bravegrrl said...

ok, so which did you like best?

the top of my list... the viviennes, the balenciagas and of course the ann d's!!! i think i will cave and get the pirate boots for fall.. i know i will wear them all the time!

Stella Mayfair said...

i can so relate to that post. even though i have the vivienne boots and the open toe ann d.s, i keep on frantically searching for those miu miu short biker boots, and i definitely wouldn't mind owning the knee high margielas.

why do the best shoes always cost an arm and a leg, if they are available at all?

Amalina said...

Lol that's a lot of shoes! But I don't blame you... us females were just made this way

xo www.fashion-feline.blogspot.com

Kirsty said...

wowww it's like you saw into my shoe dreams and made them into a comprehensive diagram. if i was a rich girl...

ZANA BAYNE said...

I had a pair of the Margiela knee-high open toed boot in black, but they literally snapped in half after about 10 wears. I know another girl who this happened to as well...one of the most tragic shoe moments in my life. I maaaay be getting my hands on the Ann D triple lace boots this week, so funny that our shoe dreams overlap like this!

Maria said...

"if I could just get those, I would quit buying shoes altogether,"

I do this after every pair...until I get new pair, gosh :D

denise said...

comPLETELY agree with you on the Miu Miu motoboots....

p.s. did you get the package?

InnyVinny said...

I'm still brokenhearted over those Phi boots...and the studded Chloes you constantly taunt me with...

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

JJ said...

honeychild I'm selling some fw10 rick owens super wedges here, you may need them in your life

http://www.stylezeitgeist.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9865