i bought a new pair of black flats last night to replace a michael kors pair that i wore so much i literally got a huge hole in the sole.
i'm a hobo apparently, one step away from duct tape.
so i hit all the major department stores in beachwood mall looking for a new pair. after trying on about 26 styles i ended up with an affordable pair ($80) of black flats by arturo chiang (who i had never heard of).
i completed all the standard flat shoe testing, walking, skipping, jumping, falling, socks, no socks and the always important running man dance.
the shoes passed with flying colors so i handed over my trusty debit card and bought them - mine all mine.
excited to wear them this morning i took them out of the bright orange box and slipped them on with my standard little black dress for work.
and i walked.
by the time i got to my car the black flats weren't as comfortable - but that's ok, they just needed to be broken in right?
when i got to my office i noticed that the rubber soles squeaked and made a weird noise on my office's wood floors - annoying.
went on a client meeting and while taking a tour of their facility the heel blisters started to form.
wasn't able to stop walking.
so now as i sit at my desk with my uncomfortable brand new shoes - i shake my fist in the air.
i hate shady shoes that lie to you in the store boasting of their comfort only to turn into uncomfortable rude little monsters once the sale transaction has been complete...
kind of like marriage or puppies. (i've heard)
ugh, why is it so damn hard to find a pair of comfy flat black shoes?
recommendations welcome as long as "easy" and "spirit" aren't in the brand name.