All spring, I had been searching high and low (mostly low, because I like an under 3″ heel) for the perfect clog sandal to pair with my sundresses, shorts, and skinny jeans. But alas, finding the perfect low-heel clog sandal in a size 12 is so much harder than it seems…the options either seem geriatric or too Herman Munster. My desperation hit an echoing low when I heard that Swedish Hasbeens was releasing a diffusion line for H&M…and only going up to a size 10. So are all those tall Europeans teetering around on size 10 peds? It can’t be!
When I just about gave up, I got my daily email candy from Barefoot Tess. Oh, BFT. You must have heard me cursing the shoe gods all the way up in Boston. The email featured the gorgeous, brand-new-and-up-to-size-14 ‘Renee’ clog by the inimitable Miz Mooz (one of the mid-range brands I frequently salivate over, in addition to Farylrobin and Delman). Until BFT got them in stock, the whimsical, colorful, vintage-inspired Miz Mooz designs were inaccessible, only running up to a (small) 11, thwarting me (and other stylish, tall, large-footed lasses) every time. But all that changed with Renee.
My sweet boyfriend knew how much I wanted—needed—these sandals, so was sweet enough to snap me up a pair in red—the quality of the leather and wood bottom is impeccable, and they even have a bit of cushioning to make them even easier to walk in. At $120, they’re a bit over what I’d usually spend on a pair of shoes, but they are too too cute, and will be well worth it! Be forewarned, though—they run (like most Miz Mooz shoes) about 1/2-1 size small. Another win for BFT!