Friday, January 28, 2011

Trading places

If you recall, I used to have a pair of the infamous "Mad Marys". They were gorgeous and fierce and everything I loved, but I couldn't walk in them (at all). In interest of not hanging on to shoes that I can't wear, I sold them and used the money towards unhurty shoes.

Fast forward to Thanksgiving time. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, a wonderful lady I had the delight of meeting at a shoe signing last year let me know she found a pair of Mads, the cousin of Mad Mary, in my size for a really good deal.

I had to think about it, because honestly I'd sworn off Rolando-style shoes. (So painful despite how hot I find them) On Black Friday she called to say she happened to be going to the store and she got a 20% discount on top of the sale, which sealed the deal for me.

Christian Louboutin Mad in Black Kid leather FW 08

Fit on these is true-to-size for me. I could have gone up a half size, and they do have the ankle strap to hold me in, but the snugness of them makes them easier to walk in. I wore them for the first time this weekend, hence my talking about them now. These aren't "comfortable", but I can actually walk in them unlike the Mad Marys. I wore them for two hours, and swapped out shoes when my toes started to feel it. I would say for anyone that doesn't have a narrow foot, a half size up is best.

Please note, if you happen to track down a pair in your size -- the ankle strap is SMALL. These barely fit my ankles, and I have pretty small ankles.


  1. omg omg omg omg

    I didn't even know those exist. They are incredible! I might like them better than Mad Marys.

  2. Oh my gosh, completely and totally fabulous. I agree with Jess, these might actually be better than the Mad Marys -- I'm loving that ankle strap! Anyway, yay for studded, fabulous shoes :)

  3. :) thanks ladies! they feel better than the mad marys, that's for sure!