"Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Shoe-Off: DVF Zia platform sandal vs. Sofft Palermo sandal

Shoe-Off: DVF Zia platform sandal vs. Sofft Palermo sandal featured on Shopalicious.comShoe-Off: DVF Zia platform sandal vs. Sofft Palermo sandal featured on Shopalicious.comNYC fashionistas are fearless, deep-pocketed, and, apparently, oblivious to pain! As I trot around doing my errands (wearing my trusty patent Dansko clogs), I've spotted many a gal wearing these sky-high heels, rain or snow be damned, and I've wondered if I'd ever summon enough courage to don a pair. Probably not. But I am really coveting this sandal style right now: thick, criss-cross straps in dark suede, sling-back, with a decent heel. This DVF Zia pair epitomizes my hankering, but at $280.00, and 5 inches high, I will have to pass. That's the inspiration, but here's the reality: The Sofft Palermo Sandal is only $109.95 with a manageable 3.5 inch heel, to boot. So take your pick, but tread lightly! Diane von Furstenberg Zia Crisscross Suede Platform Sandals is $280.00 at Shopbop; the Sofft Palermo Sandal is $109.95 at Zappos.