I’ve been obsessed with Clarks shoes for a while now. The first time I spotted these bendable, black, leather, Mary Jane’s were on a flight attendant at 30,000 feet. I asked if they were comfortable. She swore that they were. Two weeks later I found them at a DSW shoe store. They were sitting on top of a box and calling my name. Even though I was shopping for boots, not work shoes, I immediately slid them on and thought, Ohhh- so cushy! I would have bought them right then and there but The Husband was hurrying me along. Men! A week later while sitting airport standby at La Guardia airport I saw them again. This time they were sauntering through flight operations. It had to be a sign – spotting the same style of shoes three times in a month. And so I did what any normal flight attendant would do, I went back to DSW and purchased a pair for $59.99.
I had planned to only wear the Clarks through the airport terminal and then change into more comfortable shoes during flight, but because I accidentally left my “in-flight shoes” behind on an airplane on day one of my five-day reserve rotation, I wound up wearing this shoe for four days straight – for at least eight hours a day – while flying back and forth across the country. Ouch! Somehow, I don’t know how, I managed to hobble my way through it. Oddly enough it wasn’t the 2 1/2 inch heel that bothered me. The problem I had was with the toe – er, my toes. While rounded, the front of the shoe slightly curves in on the outside thereby putting pressure on the baby toe. Needless to say by day two of flying without more than a twelve-hour break between trips, my feet were killing! Does this mean I’m done with this particular style of Clarks? Absolutely not. Clarks “Honorables” are still very cute and oh so comfortable – but only on the ground during a reserve month.