Texas Daughter gave me a gift certificate for a pair of custom-made shoes from Margaux. She wanted to thank me for spending time with her when Sweet Baby James was born. She's so silly - as if seeing that sweet little man just minutes after he was born wasn't enough. As if hearing his big brother say, "Good morning, Sweetie Pie" to me wasn't enough. As if spending time with her wasn't enough. But not gonna lie, the idea of fancy-schmancy shoes made to order was pretty exciting!
This is how Margaux explains their shoes:
Handcrafted by Spanish artisans from the finest quality Italian suede, Margaux’s ballerina flat is a wear everyday, everywhere shoe that maintains the grace and refinement of the original while incorporating precision engineering for optimum comfort and a perfect fit.
Though simple in shape, the ballerina is one of the most complex shoes to engineer. Margaux’s revolutionary interpretation is built on a last that has been sculpted by experienced craftsmen to hug the foot while providing just a glimpse of toe cleavage. The finished shoe doesn’t gape and will not lose its structure. Further enhancing the wearer’s comfort is the layer of memory foam, invisible from the outside, that pads the insole."
Well, well, well - I told you it was fancy, schmancy!
This came first:
A package with instructions on how to measure your feet, complete with a sweet tape measure , for my purse once the measuring is done.
The shoes are available in these colors. I chatted online with a customer service rep about the olive color and she assured me it was a dark sage green, great for fall. Perfect!
Ordering is easy - enter your measurements online and then receive an email that your shoes are being made.
These beauties came today!
The color is perfect and they fit, well, like they were made for me.
Notice the "glimpse of toe cleavage" - so risqué!!
Beautiful sage suede, comfortable fit and every time I look at them I'll think of our thoughtful Texas family. And try to resist telling everyone that these aren't just any flats, they are bespoke flats !