L’Amour Des Pieds is a fairly new comfort brand created by Wayne Finkelstein, who is also the dude who started Gentle Souls before Kenneth Cole took over. That meant I was willing to give their shoes a try even though they don’t make wide widths: Gentle Souls (under Kenneth Cole) is one of the only brands that makes pretty-ish shoes with a toebox wide enough for me. So I picked up a pair of L’Amour Des Pieds’s Darron sandals in mustard.
Man, am I profoundly torn:
- They’re way more interestingly-designed than most comfort shoes. They also come in fun colors, which may not mean a lot to most people, but I have been trying to find a pair of yellow or green shoes that I can actually wear for *literally years*. Add ‘wide’ to your search and all your unusual color options disappear.
- They were extremely comfortable right out of the box– they’re smooth on the inside, have a comfortable amount of arch support, and have enough padding that bumpy roads don’t hurt my feet.
The problem: I’ve been wearing these sandals about every other day for two months, and they’re already showing signs of falling apart. Pictures below the fold, so you can see what I mean.