These are literally my favorite shoes; the Regina wedge by Jeffrey Campell. I first saw them here and stalked them for months. I would pull them up online and just sit and drool over them wishing I had the guts to open up my wallet and empty it for them. I was amazed when I discovered that an entire year slowly ticked by and I still hadn’t forgotten about their perfect wedge, their soft, suede cutouts. I knew that was the limit; they had to be mine.
I actually bought two previous pairs before I landed on these ones. I had wanted them so desperately that when the first pair I bought cut into my toes I was grief-stricken and threw myself onto the floor. I returned them and reordered another pair, knowing the perfect pair was somewhere out there.
The second box arrived at my door and I strapped them on quickly, taking my first few steps. Suddenly I heard it, the slightest of squeaks as my foot rubbed inside the shoe. Noooo! I couldn’t believe it. I walked all over the house ensuring I had heard what I heard. It was true. They squeaked. Again, I threw myself down onto the floor.
I marched into the store to see what could be done. Low and behold, there was a suede version. I immediately traded the leather pair in my hand for the buttery-soft suede ones. I put them on and smiled when they felt just right, hugging my feet like long lost friends finally reunited; now best friends for life.