7:25AM: I stretch my legs out from the covers, still half asleep, I sort of sit up on the edge of the bed. My toes snuggle my shaggy sheepskin rug a moment and then, while I rub my eyes, my feet wiggle about and find a pair of sandals. They’re my favorite designer wedge sandals, the ones I kicked off last night after coming home from a Flamenco party in Granada, the ones I danced in as the gypsy guitar strings heated up, and the same sandals I’ll wear today to the beach – my Kork-Ease sandals.
I slip into my bathing suite, wrap a sarong around my waist and I’m ready…well almost, I need some coffee and…I have to feed my cats and…there’s this blog thing I do (this need to write about the things I do and what I wear so others can copy me or envy me or…) anyway, I’m writing about my designer wedge sandals today…
I know the Kork-Ease Ava wedge sandal has a 3 inch heal, but it’s a wedge made of light cork and it’s sooo comfy with those thick leather straps that I feel as if I wear barefoot (which is the only other way you’ll find me…either in 3 inch heals or barefoot) Maybe I’m a little old fashioned. I like to be feminine even at the seaside, but I refuse to be uncomfortable for the sake of fashion, so I stick with these ‘70’s inspired kork-ease sandals, and buy a new pair as the last ones wear out (or sometimes long before just on whim because I’m quite addicted to designer wedge shoes).
Waiting for Spring 2010 Ladies Wedge Sandals Collection
This morning, while I sipped my cappuccino, I checked to see if Nordstrom had the newest Ava or Ava II designs, which are the designer wedge shoes I’m most in love with, and I see they have this summer’s model but not the new ones. So, I hoped over to the Kork-Ease site directly and I see they’re about to re-launch their Ava line with their Spring 2010 Ladies Wedge Sandals Collection, but not until September.
I guess I’ll have to wait a month. I have their tan wedge sandal, which has the suede-wrapped heal, and I have the sexy red Ava II (which is great for dancing), but I don’t have the green sandals yet. Since they’re only $135, I think I can afford them and still be able to buy their new little wedge in a month when they come out.
Designer Wedge Shoes for Evening, Daywear or the Beach
What makes the kork-ease sandals my favorites, and so versatile for evening, daywear or even beachwear is that the straps are all leather, so after a week or two of wearing them they just seem to take on the shape of my feet (which happen to be rather large at a size 10), and the heel is super light because it’s cork so it doesn’t matter if they’re high or low – I feel like I’m floating. The best thing is that they have a rubber sole, which is great for grip even on the slippery docks near the seashore.
I have another pair of really funky ladies wedge sandals in white patent leather that aren’t even high heels (I think they’re only about a 1 inch wedge sandal), and in fact they’re sold as beach sandals, but although the low wedge is cork, the soles are made of something stiff (it’s suppose to be leather, but it feels more like a wood veneer from a kitchen counter top) and I feel like I’m always sliding or slipping especially on tiles or stone.
8:00AM: I’ve had my coffee, fed my cats, written a blog post and now I’m off, me and my wedge sandals, to swim in the Mediterranean sea. Oh ya…sometimes life is very good!