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Excellent Shoes

If I had Laurie Anderson’s musical talent and a funky electronic fiddle, I’d write a song about these shoes.

New shoes, Excellent Shoes.

(See me walk.)

Three inch heels, excellent heels…

(I can wear ’em!)

Rising up…

I don’t fall down!

(Walk around all day!)

This is the picture…

Sofft “Franchesca” $108.


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  1. May 21, 2009 / 1:48 pm

    Nancy – these particular shoes look even better in person (some of the Sofft shoes look a bit cheap, IMO) and I cannot get over how comfortable they are (and they look great).

    Frugal – I can’t vouch for all of their shoes, but these and another pair of sandals I bought are amazingly comfortable.

    I didn’t buy the white Chico’s tee, but I did buy one in heather grey and one in brown. I’ve worn and washed both a couple of times and they’re holding up well so far.

  2. May 21, 2009 / 2:26 pm

    Wow! A three-inch heel you can be comfortable in? Priceless!
    And what a great leg-lenthening colour those are — not quite a nude, but quite light. And they’ll go with everything, all summer. Good find!

  3. lagatta à montréal
    May 21, 2009 / 4:00 pm

    those look lovely, and such a good price if they look nice (not cheap) in person. Lucky you!

  4. Frugal Scholar
    May 21, 2009 / 1:11 pm

    I’m going to have to try this brand. Now that I think of it, I have NEVER seen any of these in a thrift shop, which means that people don’t donate them. A good sign as far as comfort goes.

    By the way, have you washed your chico’s tee shirt? I have not been too happy with the longevity of their tees. The website claims they are made with top quality cotton, so perhaps they’ve rectified this issue.

  5. Katriona
    May 21, 2009 / 2:18 pm

    (chiming in) I like Sofft shoes myself, Pseu, they are great for travel walking, when you walk for hours at a stretch on cobbled streets—I have also found heels that do not kill me to wear (!) with Cole Haan–those g-force Nike air shoes are remarkable, and really good-looking–the only proviso is that you have to try them on– the special sole seems to make them fit a half-size smaller, so you should go a half size up. Also they are pricey, but if you are sneaky/cheap like me, you try them on in a store, then run home and look for them on ebay, where you can find some real deals. Give them a shot in the shoestore though–they have revived my long moribund interest in pretty high heels.

  6. Leanne
    May 21, 2009 / 2:55 pm

    Love it! Your lyrics are so cute, and I can picture up on stage like Laurie singing about your shoes.

    And thanks for the vid, Laurie has always been one of my style icons!

  7. May 21, 2009 / 11:53 pm

    A heel you can walk in, isn’t that a rare find? It seems to be all about balance.

  8. May 21, 2009 / 11:57 pm

    “Excellent Post”!

    I have her on vinyl. (Yes, I am old)

    Sofft are so comfy.

  9. citizen spot
    May 23, 2009 / 4:59 am

    Love your alternate lyrics! There are also a bunch of adorable Laurie Anderson PSA’s from the 80’s on youtube that are must see.

  10. May 23, 2009 / 9:31 pm

    I saw Laurie Anderson perform at the Beacon Theater way back in the 80’s when I still lived in NY. She was fantastic!

    (I like the shoes, too!)

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