anyone tried this brand yet? Aravon Mona by New Balance. I thought they were very ugly in the photo but they looked halfway decent in the video.
Someone begged me to find professional looking flats. I’m afraid they are hard to find, as many of them are too flat (unflattering and insubstantial unless you’re Audrey Hepburn), girlish or transcendently frumpy.
Two examples of things to look for:
Has anyone tried Taos Footwear? This isn’t a flat, but it’s in the comfortable category, it’s black, and it’s a design step away from the Dreaded Mary Jane. I would wear these to preach in without dying of Shoe Sadness.
These are Dreaded Mary Janes and as such must die, but they’re on the verge of being acceptable for younger clergy, for the work week. No. I can’t. You see how I can’t bring myself to endorse Mary Jane style shoes no matter how very much of an effort I make. I just can’t. Although I personally think these are very cute and would wear them on days that I don’t need to feel like a professional, like at a retreat or maybe running around making pastoral calls. They’re fine for that sort of day. Just never on a Sunday (points for you if you can sing it).