patented by Christian Louboutin. While there are different styles, I had my eyes on a classic black patent.
Years go by, and my promotion happened! And then before it could be announced, the company I was working for got acquired. Which was . . . something. And after a little more than half a day of dealing with the announcement, my office mate decided the best way to handle the stress was a quick trip to Neiman Marcus to pick up the shoes. Conveniently, our office was at a high end shopping mall! So we went! And I bought the most expensive shoes I own. And it was incredibly exciting and they were so pretty!
And while still in the store, I realized they were incredibly uncomfortable. Really uncomfortable. I wore them around the house with athletic socks for a week trying to stretch them out, which did nothing.
And so I hate wearing them. I mean, they are gorgeous, they really are, but if I have to say, like walk, or stand in them, or an any way use them as "shoes", I'm miserable. They are by far the most uncomfortable shoes I've ever worn. I can wear them for 30 minutes tops. And then I start thinking, well maybe if I start drinking the pain in my feet will go away. And then I'm tipsy and wearing 4 + inch heels, and I'm an incredible klutz, so it's a dangerous combination.