I always smile when a pair of wooden shoes materializes with a lacquered finish. Like the designer didn't realize that somebody was going to be walking on them. On the ground. How long is that light reflecting finish going to last, really? It seems impractical. Yet believe it or not, I'm not dissing the look. After all, I have one or two shoes in my own closet that were manufactured the same. I can be a sucker for a shiny bauble, too, you know. At the same time I'm handing over my credit card, my practical side chimes in and raises questions like these. Fortunately I've learned to tune that part of me out. Otherwise I'd be stuck wearing nothing more daring than Rockports.
Can you imagine?
Fortunately there are people such as you and me and eBay seller bbumanlag209 who'll gladly add a bit of polished wood to our outfits in spite of the terrain. But unfortunately for her, these Marc Jacobs wooden sandals are being sent back out into the world to grace another pair of feet. Of these shoes, Ms. B. tells us,
"My friend Samantha's older sister works in New York in fashion, and she got them from a fashion shoot and gifted them to Sam. Sam never wore them and was going to sell them at Crossroads Trading Company, a resale/thrift shop. I ran into her and she showed them to me. I fell in love, so she gave them to me. Funny enough, I wore them for a fashion show I was helping with in San Francisco. I got so many compliments on them!"
Hats off to this kind soul for allowing someone else the chance to rake in the compliments!