Tataaa – my new Prada shoes. And socks. They are from Japan – my size. Resort 2011. Yippiiie. I had tried them on for fun (always bad, bad, bad) – and fell in love with them. But since they were really expensive (I told you: designer clothes are almost double the price in Tokyo compared to, let’s say, USA. Well, depending on the designer. MMM’s Taby flats for example were even more than double the USA/Europe price) and had already bought that denim dress (and lots of other stuff in other stores), I backed off. I bought the green/black socks though, thinking they would go well with any other black shoe.
But I could never get the Pradas out of my head. So the first thing I did back in Dubai: I’ve checked online, how I could get hold of my dream shoes in my size and a better price than the Tokyo option. And yes – Saks had them for pre-order. But when I tried to order, the system told me, that there was something wrong and Saks couldn’t finalize my order. After trying over and over again for the following two days I’ve contacted Saks via their live-chat and learned that there was a waiting list. Apparently the shoes were already sold out before they had even hit the stores. The sales assistant checked if there was any other way to get hold of a pair in size 35 – but: Not a single pair available. In the USA.
So I finally called my sister in Tokyo and asked her to run to the Aoyama Prada store a s a p! and get me those shoes. And lovely Michiko did. The last pair. They are heavenly. Perfect. I walk on 9,0 cm, on a slightly chunky heel. And they are so soft, I almost don’t even feel them on my feet. The socks add a little quirkiness, and I will totally wear them – even though Alex already told me he wouldn’t leave the house with me if I was wearing the socks ‘n sandals version. Sad, because I think: It looks cool and I love, love, love it.