A friend of mine told me about Swedish Hasbeens, the VERY adorable wooden/leather shoes from (duh) Sweden sometime last year, but it wasn’t until the reintroduction of all the sweet 70’s looks this season that they made sense to me. Suddenly, I had to have them. Until I looked at the site and realized that I am not rich and don’t have $300 to spend on summer shoes when I no longer live in Los Angeles and have to wear socks 3/4 of the year. This didn’t really put a stop to my desire as the site has even more styles than before, all cuter and brighter than the next.
I stalked them properly before I made the plunge, learning that they’re made with sustainable methods and are modeled after classic designs from the 70’s; are “heirloom quality”, meaning that with proper care, they should last for generations; and, more practically, learning that the sizing was kind of all over the place (it’s a good idea to read various reviews of the style you’re looking at and take the recommendations to heart!). I was nervous about buying them without trying them on, but this picture of Sarah Jessica Parker wearing them swayed me. A nude sandal and skinny faded jeans? Perfect, cute, and casual.
A visit to eBay and a pair of brand new Peep toe Super Highs (at half the price!) were mine. I’ve worn them around the house and they are as cute and comfy as I had hoped. Now I just have to wait until spring to show them off!