Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fossil Footwear Launch

Brand new, vintage-inspired Fossil shoes are coming to 34th Street on August 10th, and I can tell you they are not just chic but also comfortable. We've been test-running a couple pairs around the office and here's the verdict:

The peep-toe slingbacks ($98) are surprisingly comfortable. I'm pregnant and doomed to wear slip-ons for bad, bloated, 200 lb. gorilla days, yet I enjoy putting these on in the office and walking around tall once again. Others were at first a little scared of the chunky heel (they are the chunkiest heel in the collection), but for me it was like communing with wise old chunky heels of yore: soulmates reunited. Sure, we make a little noise together, but it's just that solid wooden heel letting everyone know I'm coming through the kitchen.

The flats ($78) were picked immediately by Lindsey. Some in the office did not like the open, strappy back, but Lindsey and I were smitten. It's a nice design twist for a round-toe flat. Lindsey wore them all weekend, loved them, then admitted that the back rubbed a bit during her test run. But the flats are brand-new, and Lindsey was the first to break them in. I'm betting for the long haul they'll behave beautifully.

These quality leather shoes are typical Fossil: classic details with modern twists, well-made, and not priced sky-high. View the entire Fossil shoe collection here (men's too, love these), and be sure to look for them in the 34th Street store at Herald Square on August 10th. I'll finish with a little look at my favorite boots from the site, which is almost all the boots in the collection. Great for city wear ($225, $138, $198). Ready for the upcoming boot shopping season?










Fossil,
38 W. 34th between 5th & 6th

10 comments :

ambika said...

I got the email on this and was instantly enamored. They remind me of Frye's shoes.

WendyB said...

Ambika's right, there is a Frye element to them.

Erin said...

What an ADORABLE expectant mama you are. Oh, and those are great shoes.

BTW...the cellulite will go away! I'd like to introduce you to my little friend called Photoshop ;)

Sal said...

I had no idea they were doing their own shoes! (Found out recently that Fossil does shoes and watches for Diesel, so I'm not surprised that the shoes rock.)

fashion herald said...

ambika/wendy - they are a lot like fryes, without the frye price!
Erin - thanks! and oh noes! ah, well, I'm in my 40's so I should just be thankful for all those cellulite-free years!
Sal - you can get them online now, and in select stores August 10. I was thinking you would love the green ones on the website! So cute.

La Belette Rouge said...

Love the heel on the sling backs. Very cute and solid. I like solid.

Savvy Mode SG said...

Wow Fossil is into shoes now.... You totally got me into using faux lashes after using the 2 pairs you sent you. thank you!

Delectable Swank said...

I love those brown booties with the pointed heel!

Lipstick said...

I like those chunky heels! They look comfy to me too!

Miss Yaya said...

i like the flats - now i have a reason to head back to 34th st! i have been on a self imposed shopping exile

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