32 responses

  1. kathy
    July 23, 2013

    Love block heeled shoes – gives you the look of longer legs and easy to walk in.

  2. materfamilias
    July 23, 2013

    My sister just got this pair of Audley sandals, which I love: http://www.polyvore.com/audley_colour_block_sandal/thing?id=74173141
    Your selections are all great, and those Sam Edelmans are not only priced right but the height is very walkable as well

    07/28/13
    6:23 pm
    Lisa said...

    Sooo audacious!

  3. donna
    July 23, 2013

    Absolutely loved every pair you chose. xoxo

  4. Laura Lewis
    July 23, 2013

    I love them too. I’ve had a pair of nude block heel sandals for years and they do make my legs look longer. Nice post.

  5. StacyfrPgh
    July 23, 2013

    I bought –for full price (darn)– and wore those Sam E. sandals to my daughter’s graduation for her Master’s in NYC. They were perfect for a long day in the Big Apple which required walking far distances and standing in lines. Great picks, all!

  6. Bungalow hostess
    July 23, 2013

    I’d opt for the Sam Edelman’s as they are stylish and not too high in the heel.
    Walking as much as I do has definitely changed my shoe buying habit.
    You must be counting the days until your wedding!
    It is all very exciting and I do hope all goes without a hitch.

  7. RoseAg
    July 23, 2013

    The height and width of the heel is a plus when you’re walking in them.
    I saw these described as Cuban heels and for the longest time I had an image of sultry Havana nights. Eventually reality set in and I decided they were describing the shape of the heel, not the dance activity.

    07/28/13
    6:23 pm
    Lisa said...

    Ha!

  8. Cynthia
    July 23, 2013

    No, I’m incorrigible, I’m still thinking about minimalist flat sandals that are as close as possible to going barefoot. If I were the kind to wear these though I sort of like the last ones.

  9. the gardeners cottage
    July 23, 2013

    why yes i am thinking of block heels. these are all so pretty.

  10. une femme
    July 23, 2013

    Yes, I’m tempted! Something with the style and heel height of #1, and the color of #2. That shouldn’t be too hard to find, should it? ;-)

    07/28/13
    6:23 pm
    Lisa said...

    I saw some just the other day in fact…

  11. silkpathdiary
    July 23, 2013

    Yes! For the last several months in fact and managed to find a few pairs here and there. The low block heel suits me much better than flats so I’m really happy this style is being produced. In fact I already have the high version fom my own “personal stash of vintage” gear (bought in the early 90’s)! I love that phrase from your previous post.

  12. Flo
    July 23, 2013

    Just one glance away from me, sitting on a makeshift ledge across the room, is the sole survivor of a pair of black leather block-heeled platform sandals that stood by me [under me ;)] for over 25 years. They took me everywhere, any occasion, any hour, I felt like a million bucks in those shoes. One of them decomposed right under my foot walking down a sidewalk. I’ll never find a match, but I’ll die looking for it!

  13. mette
    July 23, 2013

    No sandals for me.
    Can´t stand the sand and dirt that slide inside them.
    The ones you chose, look sturdy, but not especially attractive, sorry.

  14. Ming
    July 23, 2013

    Count me with the no group. I don’t like the block heels – look a bit dowdy to me.

  15. Kleio Kechagia
    July 23, 2013

    Nothing to do with shoes. First visit to your blog. What a character!!! Wish I could meet you! Love your personality and style. As to your writing, love at first sight!! All my love!

    07/28/13
    6:24 pm
    Lisa said...

    Thank you very much. Welcome and I hope we manage to amuse you for a while:).

  16. Alex in DC
    July 23, 2013

    The Ferragamos are simply delicious.

  17. belle de ville
    July 23, 2013

    I love these shoes because they are comfy!
    For the record, all the super chic women that I saw shopping in Beverly Hills yesterday were wearing block heels and not stilettos.

    07/28/13
    6:24 pm
    Lisa said...

    Aha! Additional data points validate our theory!

  18. Fashionable and Fab after 60
    July 23, 2013

    I wore a block heel for my wedding in 2000 and then regretted it but now its back in style. Go figure.

  19. Donna
    July 23, 2013

    I like all of them, but I’m doing super flat flats these days, and my knees are loving it! Thanks for showing us a stylish choice.

  20. materfamilias
    July 23, 2013

    Back to say that the Fluevog block-heeled sandals I bought at the beginning of summer, at full price, are now on sale — these are super comfortable! http://www.fluevog.com/code/?w%5B0%5D=gender%3Awomen&w%5B1%5D=attribute%3ASandal&pp=1&view=detail&p=5&colourID=3753

    07/28/13
    6:25 pm
    Lisa said...

    Artsy!

  21. Jen
    July 24, 2013

    I love the block-heeled sandal myself, though I can understand why it doesn’t appeal to everyone. In fact, I love them so much I just ordered another pair.

    http://www.rag-bone.com/folsom-sandal-black/d/4207

    I definitely have Sturdy taste in shoes–they need to be walkable and comfortable–but I like an Artsy flair, so the block-heeled sandals fit the requirements. I also prefer a bit of the clunky look, harking back to my Doc Marten days.

    07/28/13
    6:27 pm
    Lisa said...

    Those are wonderful. And I think they’re the perfect meeting of Artsy and Sturdy.

  22. Judith/Ida
    July 24, 2013

    The cream first photo are the most elegant, if one can call block heels elegant.Not a wise investment for a rural gel.

    07/28/13
    6:27 pm
    Lisa said...

    What do rural gels wear? I’m dying to know? Want to do a guest post here?

  23. Heidi/Frantic But Fabulous
    July 24, 2013

    I have the Sam Edelman Trinas and I can vouch for their awesomeness. Zappos’ inventory must be running low, because they used to have a lot more sizes and colors. (Mine are mandarin/leopard in a size 7, for example.)

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