Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Disappointed by Primadonna

Got these shoes that I really really love from Primadonna: Open toe pumps in basic black. I was looking for exactly this kind of shoes when I stopped by SM City Davao and I swear it wasn't just bought on impulse: I had the exact design in my mind and these shoes fit perfectly!

However, after the second use, I noticed a slight deformation on the right shoe. It's sad that the shoes aren't sturdy. And sadder that this also comes in color grey which I actually planned of buying. Now I'm not so sure about Primadonna. I really like the style of their shoes and it's also not pricey. But I just hope that I could put some good use to what I bought, and that it the shoes wouldn't retire after only a few uses.

Shoes are designed for the feet and it is expected that it must be strong and sturdy enough for walking, not just for display.

I still love the shoes, though. The design, the heel, the comfort. But I guess I have to have it repaired first before I could use it again.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

How I bought Florsheim Shoes for P800.00

It's  not a joke. I got a pair two pairs of Florsheim shoes for P800.00 each. How did I do it? Read on.

I was at Gaisano South this afternoon looking for a pair of sandals to be used by Grace for her First Communion tomorrow. I was, naturally, at the kids' section. I came across Florsheim Kids and they advertised their 50% off promotion.

I was shocked that the kids' section carry bigger sizes, big enough to fit my size 8 feet. I bought two pairs (with the same style). One for me and one for my mom who will be celebrating her birthday soon. It's an advanced birthday gift for her. Although there are lesser choices here than buying in the ladies' section, these styles for kids do well with me since I've switched to flat shoes and "low" heels.

Even with a tight budget, I hurriedly decided to buy the shoes. Florsheim is one of my dream shoes, not to mention that I've tried a pair at their branch in SM City Davao only to be dismayed at its P6,000+ price tag. Florsheim  shoes are really very comfortable to wear, I could let go my dream of having Crocs because I already have a pair of Florsheim shoes!

Who wouldn't want to own Florsheim for just P800.00? Now you know how to own one!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Medical Ensemble

My chiropractor specifically recommended Crocs Footwear. It has been over a year since he told me to buy a pair but I didn't. Not because I did not like crocs but because the style I wanted is no longer in stock. There were a few pieces left of the Alice ruby model but it did not carry my shoe size.

Anyway, Crocs was the craze in the footwear industry but I personally think that they are best worn by medical practitioners: nurses and doctors alike. Doctors in their wrinkle-free white medical lab coats might dismiss the idea of wearing Crocs but when they are in their scrub suits, Crocs are the best. Some hospitals provide unique scrubs for their medical team depending on which department they belong, while others base it on seniority. I have yet to see a member of the medical team wearing scrub hats but maybe it's because I have never been in the operating room before.

When you buy a set of scrubs, whether simple or not, bear in mind that it has to be soft and comfortable but sturdy enough to meet the demands of your work. And don't forget to match your scrub uniforms with comfortable shoes, preferably those with support.