Solestruck early Black Friday Sale

I’m not sure I really want to share this special news with ya’ll. I’m afraid you’ll buy up all the shoes I want :P

 

But I’m more about sharing than being greedy, so here goes.

 

Solestruck is having their annual 30 /40/50 sale this weekend. Today is when all  sale shoes are 40% off. Tomorrow they’ll be 50% off. However, everything is FINAL SALE! so read reviews carefully!

 

There aren’t many options in the 12s section (no surprise), but here’s what I found interesting (aka, I might have to have them):

PS: if you click the pictures it’ll take you right to the product page (to save you time)
Topman TMD Runner in Bright Pink Multi size 11.0

This is the Topman Runner. There is only a men’s 11 left. I have these in another colorway. I love them. They’re my “weekend running errands” shoe. They catch a lot of people’s attention.
I have the 11s and they fit perfectly.
Bernhard Willhelm X Camper Himalaya Mens in Sketch size 9.0
These are the Bernhard Willhelm x Camper Collab sneaker, the Himalaya. I also have these in black, but I really love this colorway. They have a lot of sizes left. I would get an 11 again, if I end up getting them. (Leave me a pair please)

 

Dr. Martens Made In England Langston in Green Arcadia size 12.0
This is the Dr. Marten Langston. The color says it’s Green Arcadia, but it’s super dark :/   I have these in a size 10 in the oil slick colorway. I would get an 11 if I was going to get them again.

You can see a better picture of the color on the actual Dr. Marten store listing. They’re very pretty!
Buffalo X Solestruck 1300-Hole-01 in Texas Negro size 11.0

I’m sure you can tell that these are by Buffalo ;) They’re the style 1300-HOLE-01. I really don’t need another pair of platform boots, but…. but… these are just neato *sigh*

 

Anyway, get to browsing their sale section. If you can hold out til tomorrow you might even score a better deal than today… OR someone else will buy them. SO STRESSFUL!

VANELi – Skinny Pump

As I mentioned in my last post, Marmi Shoes was super kind and sent me a pair of their pumps to review and show you guys.

I ended up choosing the VanEli Skinny pump.

Vaneli skinny

 

I ordered a size 12 and they JUST fit. That pointed toe makes them pretty narrow. I’d say if you’re an 11, maybe try ordering the 12s, just to have some more comfort room.

The polka dot design is really cute. The holes throughout the body of the shoe are cut all the way through. The holes around the toe box and heel area are covered up behind.

I didn’t notice until I pulled them out of the box, but there is shiny silver covering the underside of the heel. You can kind of see it in that pic above.

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Marmi has these available in 3 colors: Black, Silver, Gold. and all of them are available up to a size 12. They’re on sale for $60 too!

 

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They’re beautifully made. They have a slick leather sole. I included a pic of the bottoms of the shoes just to show that there isn’t grip. I’m sure after some use they’ll toughen up.

 

Even the box they came in is pretty! I’m going to save it and reuse it. I’ll post pics of it soon.

 

Here’s a video from Zappos talking about the Skinny

 

And here’s a little video I made:

Introducing Marmi Shoes!

Apparently I haven’t been searching the web as hard as I should be, because I had never heard of Marmi Shoes until this month! Heck, they’ve been around since 1986 (almost as old as me!).

(bad Leah!)

 

Anywho, they kindly introduced themselves and graciously sent me a pair of pumps to share with you all. (which I’ll get to in another post).

 

Marmi is a chain of shoe stores that are mainly on the East coast of the US and some are scattered throughout the south and California. They’re motto is: “Shoes that fit you and your lifestyle!  Many styles available in sizes 4-12 (some 13’s) widths slim to wide.” So there’s a little something for us all!

 

They carry a lot of European brands that I’m not familiar with, but they’re all very pretty and on trend. They specialize in styles from VanEli, Sesto Meucci, and Eric Javits Footwear.  The pair of pumps I received is from VanEli, which it looks like Nordstrom carries as well, so we can tell that Marmi’s got the good stuff ;)

 

Be sure to follow them on FaceBook and Instagram (@MarmiShoeUSA).

 

Besides the awesome fact that they sell larger sizes, they also do FREE SHIPPING! :O One of my favorite combinations of words in the English Language ;)

 

Here are some of the pairs I liked while browsing their webstore:

vaneli sneaker
This is the Boden shoe by VanEli. It comes in Leopard print as well.

 

vaneli boot  Another style by VanEli called Rhun. I wish I could see it on the foot and from a few other angles. It looks fun though!

 

 

sesto sandal

 

These are just freakin’ cute.  They remind me of that 1980’s post modern / Memphis Art Movement style furniture and color palette.

They’re by Sesto Meucci, called the 93 Sandals

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Totally Rad 1980 style furniture

The only suggestions I would make to Marmi would be to add more pics to their product pages. It would save me the time of searching around for pics from other places. Even an on-the-foot shot would be awesome. Other than that, they seem to have a great store and I thank them for catering to larger sized feet :D

Check out my next post to see what shoes they sent me.

Long Tall Sally – Leather Chelsea Ankle Boot

ooh boy! The first week of Fall quarter started up on Monday and it’s not looking any easier than last quarter.

 

Luckily, I was gifted a cute pair of boots by Long Tall Sally to cheer me up.

 

They sent over the Leather Chelsea Ankle Boot

I got a size 12, and when they arrived they were marked a UK 10 (since LTS is originally a European based brand). They fit with some room to spare. They feel wide too. They fit much better with an insole inside.

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There is stretchy goring on both sides so they slide on and off really easy. From a design standpoint I almost think there’s too much goring… maybe?

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These will be great for Fall / Winter. My only complaint is that my pants keep riding up when I walk. In the left picture you can see how much left pant leg tries to make a run for it. Oh well.

Totally order your normal size when getting these.

 

These are available in sizes 9 – 15! They come in a black distressed leather (like in my pics),

Shiny Red leather (with stitching detail around the toe),

and Shiny Black Leather (with a slightly higher ankle)

I finally figured out how to get video added to my blog, so I’ll try and make short clips of me walking around in each featured pair I post.

Here were go!

Vince Camuto – Wila Boot

The boot fairy stopped by this week and brought me goodies.

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I managed to snag the Wila Boot during the Vince Camuto sale.

 

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I got the 12s and they JUST fit. These are pretty narrow. If you’re a half size, order up.

I still really love the metal band around the heel. And the leather feels really nice (not like the Zigi boots from the previous post).

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The laces are kind of silly. There is no tongue to the boot (its just a solid shaft that zips up) so you can’t tighten or widen the boots.

There is also a zipper on the front of the shoe… it doesn’t move. It just dangles around.

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However, I’m really impressed with the tread on these boots! They’ll be great in the fall and winter.

 

These are still available in an 11 and 12 through Vince Camuto’s site, but heed my warning about the narrowness.