“Cinderella… Proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!”
Let me start this post with a tiny admittance of a lie or perhaps more of a teeny tiny fib. Okay, here goes… I may not actually not be a size 5! Whoa big weight off my mind ;). With all of my ranting and ravings about shoe manufacturers phasing out the adult size 5, I have to now admit I may really be a size 4.5. Yep, I have abnormally tiny feet. Most of my shoes have heel grips or insoles in them to stop my feet from slipping out of the shoes.
So, where does Sam Edelman play into this blog post? Well, allow me to share. A few weeks ago I was meeting my friend Rob (BosGuy) at Porto for dinner. I stepped out of my Uber and the heel on my well-worn and much loved very high brown suede shoes broke clean off reducing me to my actual height of 5 feet (yes, I really am 5ft and not 4.11ft!). Luckily, I had flip flops in my bag and as I was a little early for dinner I thought I could have a look around for a pair of shoes as of course I could not meet my friend Rob and not be at least 5.3ft. People would talk :).
I was walking around the Pru when I came across a store called Sam Edelman. I don’t own any Sam Edelman shoes and I had no idea this store was even here. When I walk into a shoe store I tend to be a bit more negative and just expect them to say that their adult shoe sizes start in a size 6 and I walk out dejected. Well, not only are the sales representatives super welcoming, when I asked for a size 5 they just nodded with smile, not a snigger or a condescending look and absolutely no hint of belittling behavior. I had 2 pair of shoes in hand I quite liked and they came back with 3!! I was in shock to say the least.
There was a pair I was particularly drawn to, the Nora Leather Strap Pumps which turned out to be a little too big for me. Can you even begin to imagine my surprise when she said, “we may have a size 4 or 4.5.” I swear there was a tear in my eye and happiness filled my heart. I tried the size 4.5 and they fit. I felt like Cinderella.
I left the store wearing these fantastic, surprisingly comfortable and stylish pumps with the cutest heal and a sexy cut out at the instep of my foot.
These days I think $120 for shoes is not expensive but I am aware it is, I just got used to spending a lot more money for designer shoes as they tend to still cater to small shoe sizes. Now I am aware of Sam Edelman, they will be seeing a lot more of me!
Thank you to Sam Edelman for recognizing women come in all sizes, even our feet.