I love that new shoe smell

Blowfish ‘India’

There is something therapeutic about a new pair of shoes. If you follow me on Facebook and Twitter you know that I just got a a new pair of shoes from Barefoot Tess. If you haven’t noticed already, I love Barefoot Tess. I think it is amazing how they are making such great, on trend shoes in large sizes available to fellow Junoesque ladies like me. I mean we need shoes too, right?

The shoes I ordered were the Blowfish ‘India’ wedge bootie in Black. They were featured in my Fall Must Haves: Shoes post I did a while back. Simply put, they are a fabulous pair of shoes. As Barefoot Tess put it on Twitter: they are “the perfect combo of laid-back casual & feminine glam”. I could not have said it better. India is a lace-up wedge bootie that looks like a work boot but much, much cuter with a little Victorian edge thrown in for good measure. It comes in 2 colors: Black and Earth in sizes 11-14.

I love wedges because you get the height (not that I need it, but you get my point) of a heel but without the pain and instability. These are no exception. These 4″ wedges are very stable and very comfy. I could literally wear them all day.

The entire shoe, even the inside, is covered in a soft fabric that feels like velvet but I don’t know if it really is. (I know, very informative. Don’t judge me.) The shoe also has a rubber grip sole. So there will be no unfortunate slip-ups or stumbles. Because we all know that we have a long way to fall so any precautionary measures we can take, the better.

I ordered a size 13 which I always do when I order online unless I know for sure that a 12 will fit. I am not quite a 13 but sometimes 12’s are too tight so at least with a 13 I know I will have room. Sometimes they are too big but that is a risk I am willing to take. I read other reviews of the ‘India’ on BFT’s website and they say that the shoes run a little narrow but like I said I always order the 13 to play it safe and the “India” fits perfectly. Not too loose, not too tight. I can even wear them with socks.

You can wear the ‘India’ with jeans, leggings, dresses, anything really. And I plan to. I can definitely tell that ‘India’ is going to be one of my new favorites.

Do you have any shoes that you are just loving this season? Share below!

TTFN (Ta Ta For Now),


3 responses to “I love that new shoe smell

  1. I really like that wedge bootie. I wear a size 12.5 shoe but because they don’t make half sizes past a 10.5, I typically order a size 13. Now if the shoe comes in a wide width, I can get away with wearing a size 12. BTW, great site!


    • Hi Wendy! Thanks for stopping by.

      I have this weird pessimistic paranoia that if I order a 12, even in a wide width, they will be too small. So I usually just order a 13.

      Thanks so much, I’m glad you like it.



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