You know that phrase, “Too good to be true?” Of course you do.
Well, I’m here to tell you that if you find your dream pair of navy and white striped wedges at Target one day on major sale, AND they miraculously have plenty of size selection left, it’s too good to be true.
Also? Just another tip: when you’re wearing really old shorts which don’t hold their shape very well anymore, you might want to check to make sure you don’t have a saggy pooch business going on in your posterior region before you take pictures of yourself.
Thing is: I LOVE wedges. Flats? Not so much. I’m not short, but my I do have a long torso and comparatively short legs, so flats always end up making me feel stumpy. And heels, of course, are totally impractical with so many little feet to spear if I’m not careful.
But wedges? Wedges strike the perfect balance of (relative) comfort with a little bit of height to combat the stumpiness.
As you might be able to tell from the pictures, I loved these wedges (or the idea of them, anyway) so much that I bought multiple pairs in different colors. They were the perfect summer neutral! I would wear them with everything!
But let’s go back to that whole, “There was tons of selection left!” part. That’s never a good sign.
I guess you can probably tell where I’m going with this. These adorable, perfect-height wedges were plenty comfortable for the first hour. Considerably less so in the second. And, “Holy cow, BLISTERS!” by the third.
To be fair, they weren’t nearly as bad as they could have been, but I’m getting too old (sigh) to be okay with gritting my teeth and hobbling for the sake of cute shoes. In case you’re wondering why in the world I subjected myself to another pair after the first ones hurt…I was determined to find out definitively whether the problem was with one pair or many…and the answer was many. I did not go so far as to “test” the red and black pairs I brought home too.
So, I suppose you could consider this post a public service announcement about these Target wedges. Buyer beware: if you’re over 30-years-of-age, and your tolerance for painful fashion has drastically decreased since your enthusiastic teens and 20’s, these are not the shoes for you.
P.S. Apparently, I haven’t completely gotten over my willingness to suffer for style because I’m keeping the striped ones just in case I can possibly make them work with band-aids. And yes, I know that’s ridiculous.
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