I know there are those fashionistas among us who would rather walk around barefoot than put their feet in a pair of cheap shoes. Clearly, I am not one of those people. As much as I’d love to wear Louboutins, Manolos, Guiseppes and all my fave designer brands, thy are just not in my budget. I scour my fave discount stores like Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, and Marshall’s for great deals on designer brands but I am also known for picking up a great pair of plain ol’ no name cheap shoes. Lol! I am not ashamed…nope, not one bit! When I do go the cheap shoe route, I realize that you get what you pay for so I am not looking for the shoes to last years, and I realize that they are not going to be made of the best materials around. What I’m looking for is cute shoes to last at least one season, especially in the summer. Cute, cheap sandals are always a go to for me in the summer.
I recently stumbled upon a random cheap shoe store called Shoe Land in the Fayette Pavilion (for all you ATL fashionistas out there!). They have really cute, really cheap shoes. Seriously, the shoes in this post were $17.99 each! I was wearing the black shoes in this post last week, and my girl Prissy asked me about them on Twitter. I had to chuckle and tell her my secret!
Now, how about these polka dot platforms. how cute are they? They’ve got a sexy, retro kinda vibe going on that is so stinkin’ cute! I haven’t worn them yet but I can’t wait!
When I bought my Forever 21 polka dot mary janes last summer, I got a lot of questions about comfort. To be honest, I haven’t found any major difference in comfort between a cheap shoe and an expensive shoe. A 5″ heel is a 5″ heel whether it cost $20 or $2000. It’s not gonna feel like you’re walking on clouds. When I try on shoes (cheap or expensive), I walk around in them and try to feel for any rubbing or pinching and if necessary, I go up a size. These are my rules and they’ve worked out pretty well! In my experience, expensive shoes are not about comfort, they are about the best fabrication.. top notch craftsmanship…and one-of-a-kind designs (well, that is until someone knocks them off!)