Payless Shoe Store Love
An outing for a nice Sunday brunch turned into a mini shoe shopping adventure when Parental Figure B decided to make Parental Figure R drop by Payless! I use the word comfortable a lot in this write-up, and why not? Who doesn’t love cute AND comfy rolled into one foot-covering bit of awesome?
Did you know Payless was founded (not under that name of course!) WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY back in 1956. Since then it’s had a middling reputation: floating somewhere between practical and cheap, in a bad way. But lately they’ve been pulling a Forever21 and sending out some rather cute, affordable designer knockoffs. I’m not going to judge are you? The less each shoe costs the MORE I can buy! You can check out the four pairs I picked up after the jump.
There was a BOGO (1/2 Off) sale going on, as if there ever isn’t, so I was able to justify buying four completely unnecessary pairs of shoes. Amazingly there are no pointy toes in sight! Just as well, both Bucket and Parental Figure R hate my penchant for pointy shoes. I’m happy with what I picked out! What do you think?
Hilari Exotic Peep Toe Pump – $19.99
I’ve always secretly wanted a pair of salmon pumps, ever since I was a little girl. …I was a weird little girl. These are so amazingly comfortable! Because I’m somewhat…unevenly footed I am going to layer a heel grip or two to make them non-slip in the back. I don’t think this is a sizing issue or anything, it’s just my wonky feet, They have a slightly rubberized sole and a 3″ heel.
Party Cork High Wedge Sling – $19.99 (Reg. $24.99)
The names of these make me giggle, it’s so descriptive…except for that party part. I absolutely hated the way these looked in the box TBH! But, they look better on and I would have felt horribly wrong NOT buying a pair of black shoes. They’re incredibly comfortable and because they’re open backed I don’t have to worry about my oddly sized feet. The sole on these is HIGHLY rubberized. The wedge looks like cork but it’s just a finish. …Why wouldn’t they just make it out of cork?
Clarissa Chopout Flat – $22.99
These are another pair that I was iffy about. But, my beloved Grey Pointy Anstin flats are finally dead and I needed a pair to go with the many many silver-toned things I own (including my nails ATM!) The way these are done makes them look like they’ve been cut from stone! The material is reflective but not glossy or shiny, I really love the finish. And being flats they’re…you guessed it, comfy!
Kendal Knot Wedge – $19.99 (Reg. $24.99)
Confession? I totally forgot that Harpy (my nickname for the writer of Frequently Flabbergasted) purchased these shoes forever ago! I only remembered it after I’d gotten home! She loves them, I love them. You can’t really dress these up because they’re fabric with cork finish wedge. But they ARE versatile: jeans, skirts, sundresses? Good to go! I won’t say they’re comfortable…(but they are!)