Pretty shoes, yes?
Unfortunately, they are the cruel shoes.
The heels aren’t high, and because they’re wedges they are quite stable to walk on. But that pretty, shiny leather is quite sharp, as I discovered when I foolishly wore the shoes. I walked a single block, from car to theater door. By the time I reached my seat, toes were bleeding on both feet.
I found that if I walked very, very slowly, I could reduce the friction of the shoes on my tender skin, and thereby move without wincing. I still took the shoes off for the walk back to the car.
And yet I can’t bear to throw them away.