I’ve pulled this stunt before, and I’m doing it again. The gimmick: bring up Mappos, the new name for the Zappos.com order map, and report on the first pair of shoes I see. These are on their way to Albuquerque:
This is “Sizeup” by Stuart Weitzman, intended to “inject a little fiery passion into your attire.” I dunno. I like the look, generally, but I don’t think of these as being particularly passionate, especially in “Slate Guinea Croco.” (There is also an “Espresso” variant, which I see as a little more emotional but a little harder to match with one’s wardrobe. Your mileage may vary.) And that wide heel doesn’t look as tall as it is (four inches). Zappos normally asks $385 for these, but our bargain hunter in New Mexico bagged ’em for $249. The readership here is known to contain some non-fans of Weitzman, but that’s just the chance I have to take.