Ruby Slippers

Many of you commented positively about the red patent pumps from the Talbot’s Fall Lookbook.

If you can’t wait until fall, here are a few options:

Cole Haan, $209.95.  (I have these in black and can attest to their comfort.)
Stuart Weitzman, $298.  (If you can tolerate a 4″ heel, these are super sexy!)
Stuart Weitzman, $325.  (Lower heel and slightly rounded toe.)
Jimmy Choo at ShopStyle

Choos!  On Sale!  (Click picture on this one.)

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  1. Cosmic! Just last week, I brought home a pair of gorgeous Steve Madden slingback platform high heels in cherry red patent leather–I had to have them. They made my shortish sturdy legs look— well– longish! AND they were startlingly comfortable. Talk about confusing– I almost left them in the store, I couldn’t fathom how it could be possible, until some guy walking by said “Those look great on you!” And he wasn’t the staff! After that I had to… what a pushover I am. Non, je ne regrette pas…

  2. A lot of those reds are too aggressive for me- at least how they show up here- I prefer the cherry to burgundy range for my size 10 feet! Isn’t it wonderful what a pair of red shoes does for your mood?

  3. Miss J tried a similar Cole Haan- peep-toe w/ slingback… OH, they were dreamy! And alas, out of her budget. She settled for something similar… “Settled” being the key word here. Though they are a shorter, kitten heel they don’t feel nearly as stable as the better-made Cole Haans…

  4. I fell in love with the Cole Haans, bought them and they were very uncomfortable for me. That was a surprise since I own 3 other pairs of CH. Salesperson said sometimes patent leather fits differently. I love red shoes and think all women need at least one pair!


  5. Just today, shortly after I accidentally bought a MaxMara jacket, I watched a woman try on a beautiful pair of dark red patent pumps with a heel that looked just about good for walking in … Something else I need?

  6. Frankly I prefer your chaussures oranges!

    (Plus, the Dorothy in the original books didn’t have ruby slippers – they were silver shoes…my fave!!)