Since I’ve switched offices a few times in the last year, and I’m not longer in the “back room” working means that I’m out in the public with my co-workers. This is both good and bad. Good because I get to finally wear my nice work clothes, but bad because my work pants are usually a lot longer than my other pants meaning that I haven’t had time to get them hemmed up at a tailor. Basically, I have to wear heels to work if I want to dress up nicely. By the end of the day my feet aren’t doing all that great and I need a little support sometimes when 5 o’clock rolls around. I have summoned to the fact that there wasn’t anything that I could do to make them feel better at the end of the day besides just taking my shoes off and walking around barefoot. That’s not exactly appealing to the feet, and those around you if you don’t have any socks on — I mean, some people’s feet are just not that pretty to look at, to be honest. Especially wearing killer high heels all day.
Isn’t the packaging super cute too? Love it.
I stumbled upon CitySlips website while searching for flats, since I do wear mostly flats during the weekends to make up for the high heeled weekdays. My initial thoughts were that the shoes itself are actually adorable, well made as in not flimsy, and they FOLD UP! Genius, because all purses aren’t laptop sized! Mine of course, excluded. I always carry huge bags.
Personally I have been wanting to get the black flats, and I did! Three’s Company which is a Mother and her two daughters who are the exclusive Canadian distributors to the product ended up sending me the flats for reviewing.
I was a bit hesitant on the sizing as they just come in Small, Medium, and Large (see below)
I’m a true 8.5, no bigger and no smaller. Lauren, one of the Daughters at Three’s Company mentioned that she too was an 8.5 and suggested that I get the size Medium. When I tried them on I noticed that my heel didn’t go back to the very end of the shoe, so my toes were right at the top of the shoe. So I started walking around and couldn’t get them to feel right.
Contacted Lauren again and I told her that the mediums were too tight on my toes :( She amazed me with her Customer Service and sent me the large in the mail right away! Super sweet of her, since I guess I could have easily done the review with a pair of shoes that were too small, but no — I was sent a second pair, to fit me better! How’s that for something?
As I said, I was sent the large. While I do love the concept of the fold-up show, I really think there should be more than just three sizes from 5-10. I put the size large on my 8.5 size foot and it felt big. Alas, it’s a lot more comfortable than the medium’s were on me!
What a great invention, fold-able shoes for the end of a long day, or a hard night out partying or even bringing these shoes to a wedding! I know there has been many times where I and some of my girlfriends have walked home barefoot on the pavement! CitySlips are so great, specifically because I’m in dire need of them by the time the night ends. These would be the most perfect gift for a couple of my stiletto loving girlfriends and co-workers, at an inexpensive cost. I won’t be breaking the bank on them this Christmas, and I’ll be loved all around! Seriously, I’m bringing these to a wedding on this Saturday coming, in Toronto. I know my $5 walmart shoes will be hurtin’ my feet after a few hours.
CitySlips will probably be a life saver. Store your fold-up flats into this pouch.
No barefoot patty around here. You’ll love them as much as I do because one of you lucky readers will be eligible to WIN one of these gorgeous pairs!
Rules and Regulations:
- Contest is open until Monday October 18, 3pm EST.
- Open to residents of Canada and the USA.
- Comment as many times as you’d like!
Those that do not end up winning the contest? Have no fear! You’ll get a 20% discount off Three’s Company website if you enter the name ‘spiffy’ at the checkout! Madness, how awesome are they for doing this all for you… and me!
Alright, let’s get to it! Enter away everyone. :)