Listen, the news is tough, and we all need moments of escape from the horror to recuperate and prepare for the next onslaught, and I can talk about shoes all the livelong day, so welcome to the OMG SHOEZ thread.

Got a favorite pair of shoes you want to share? Bought a new pair about which you're super excited? Have a recommendation to make, or want to caution us away from a purchase you regret? Want to solicit suggestions for a specific event, a foot issue, an elusive something for which you've been hunting? Having trouble finding something particular on a budget? Have at it in comments!

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image of my lower legs, clad in jeans, and my feet clad in shiny black flats
Kenneth Cole's New York Westley Loafer

I love the black ones just as much as the pink ones. And I'm really excited to have some new flats that I adore, because my beloved purple Docs are — sob! —getting old and starting to get cruddy-looking after all the miles I've put on them, so I can't really wear them anywhere nice anymore.

And it took me a shockingly long time to find flats that were just as comfy and just as cool to be their replacement.

Not that I'm getting rid of the Docs, of course. I will wear those things until they fall apart around my toes, lol. Just not to dinner any longer.

So, that's what up with me! What's up with you?

(As always: I am not affiliated with Kenneth Cole in any way, nor have I received anything in exchange for recommending their shoes. I just really like 'em! I'm also not affiliated in any way with nor receiving compensation from

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