Around this time last year, Yoselin and I were spending the night in Macau as part of our honeymoon. Unfortunately, Yoselin had been sick for most of the first part of our trip, and by the the time we got to Macau she was exhausted.
As the night wore on I could tell that my wife was getting tired and increasingly cranky. We had gotten dressed up so we could walk around the Bellagio looking more important than we actually were watching people play baccarat, and she began to frequently comment on how uncomfortable her heels were. (My wife hates wearing heels.)
I can assure you that the honeymoon is not too early to apply the age old Confucian adage: “Happy wife, happy life.” I set out to find some better shoes.
The only problem was we were in one of the richest cities in the world, where the ultra-wealthy elite from all over Asia and the Middle East come to drop their dough. We kept passing stores like Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermes, Rolex…
Happy wife, happy life… happy wife, happy life…
Eventually I found this store called Kurt Geiger that had some reasonably priced shoes. We found these ankle boots on the clearance shelf. You can’t go wrong with black boots, right ladies?
They were a nice compromise between comfort and style, having the leg-elongating properties of high heels, but with a big combat-style lugged heel for more stability.
My wife said they were “the most comfortable shoes ever!” I thought that was odd since she declared surprisingly similar statements about the last few pairs of shoes I bought her, but I wasn’t about to say anything at this point. Besides, her mood had magically improved (!), for reasons I haven’t yet been able to explain.
Now my wife wears these boots almost every day. The Clarks that I got her for work are good for walking and standing all day, but she has since gotten an office job, and the Kurt Geiger boots are more dressy. Yoselin wears them with dresses sometimes and they look great!
The style suits her. They are less “delicate” looking than high heels. You can picture someone kicking your ass in these.
It’s also nice to see leather construction (upper and lining) instead of the fake vinyl junk you see on so many women’s shoes these days. They zip in the back, which looks pretty cool.
Although I’d never heard of them before, I am happy with the kicks we got from Kurt Geiger. More importantly, my wife is happy with them! Although I haven’t seen them myself in the states, you might chance upon them, maybe at a high-end department store (I think there used to be a branded location in Irvine). If you do, you might want to give them a try!
I don’t see the exact style on their website anymore, so it might be out of production. The Stampede ankle boots are pretty close though (Chelsea style instead of zipped). You can also check out their whole line of boots on their website. They have plenty of other kinds of footwear, for men and women, as well as accessories like bags and purses. Amazon also carries one Kurt Geiger product, a neat pair of sandals.
Does anyone else have experience with Kurt Geiger’s shoes? If so, leave a comment and let us know what you think!