the life and thoughts of a shoe addict

Jimmy Choo Sandals

This is the first pair of designer-shoes I ever bought from Ebay, a couple of years ago. They were maybe worn once by the previous owner, and I was able to get them at a great price. By me, they have been worn a lot since then – they are comfortable enough for  a whole day (or more) of sightseeing yet elegant enough to wear on a nice evening, and go with just about everything while being kept from being just a boring black sandal by the unusual golden embellishment at the heel – and have accompanied me to many places, including Japan: here I’m wearing them sightseeing in Beppu, Japan (a great place to visit btw). I love how memories become attached to a pair of shoes, or a clothing or other item – that’s one reason I also like to buy such things I can really use as souvenirs instead of things that will just lie around after I come home…….

Jimmy Choo patent Sandals

And here’s my outfit for the Shoe Challenge:

Jimmy Choo patent SandalsShoes: Jimmy Choo
Worn with: Top by H&M, skirt by D&G, bag by Armani.

What do you think about buying shoes second-hand? I don’t mind at all when shoe have been worn by someone else previously, my requirement is only that they are in very good condition. After all, even shoes you buy new at a store have mostly been tried on by an unknown number of people!


Comments on: "The joys of Ebay: Shoe Challenge No.56" (4)

  1. The heel is a bit short for my taste. But they are Jimmy Choo and I would still wear them if I would ever get lucky enough to find them in my size!!! Fantastic outfit.

    • They actually are shorter than I prefer usually too, but sadly I also need some practical shoes, especially in this city full of cobblestones 😉

  2. Hello! It’s good to see you back again 🙂 I love your photo from Japan – it looks like a really interesting place! These look a lot like the Jimmy Choo shoes I have, but mine are in a bronze colour. They are surprisingly comfortable!

    • Yes I saw yours on you blog and also thought they look similar! The place in Japan is really nice, it’s on Kyushu Island and called Jigoku Meguri – there’s 8 different hot springs called “Jigoku” (=hells) which all naturally have different colours/style. If you go to Japan, you should really visit it 🙂

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