Isabel Marant Barbie.
The search is finally over. I found Barbie. If you remember the post I wrote about the sneakers a few months ago, you would probably know how much I wanted to take these sneakers travelling.
When I arrived in London I searched but to no avail, seemingly sold out everywhere. Moving on to Paris, I thought to myself that if I don’t find them here, I probably wouldn’t find them anywhere else. I rang the Isabel Marant boutique on Victor Hugo and voila! They had one last pair, and amazingly it was in my size!
The shop assistant spoke fluent English and was very friendly and helpful. The Isabel Marant shop itself was also beautiful, set back in an old Parisian building surrounded by greenery, which was unusual for a major street in Paris. The shoes were beautifully displayed and if you can’t find a particular style or color that’s on display, the shop assistant will show you a catalogue that has all the available styles and colors.
For those of you that have followed this blog for a while, you probably haven’t seen me in sneakers, like ever. That would be because I don’t own a pair! I used to have a pair of orange striped Adidas back in my uni days but those days are behind me, along with the shoes! Having said that though, I have always missed how comfortable the sneakers felt but it just didn’t feel dressy enough or give me the height that I desperately need (since I’m a shortie).
Initial impressions – I find these wedged sneakers to be the perfect combination of style and comfort. I haven’t worn them in yet so will update you on how they feel soon. Oh, and for those of you who are interested in the specifics, I bought size 36 which is true to my size. They are fully suede but if you want half leather and half suede check out the model called Betty. Net a porter has nearly all the wedged sneakers and also the Dicker boots back in stock if you are wanting a pair.
Au revoir for now!