It started off as an act of desperation. I was three weeks into my new job as an event coordinator at a multi venue complex more than three times larger than my previous venue, and I realized that the heels that I had been wearing to work just weren’t cutting it. I had blisters and calluses and it felt like the balls of my feet had been burned with matches. With the increase in walking I was doing on a daily basis, I realized that I needed to find a pair of shoes that would allow me to go the full eight hours of a non event day without going home at lunch to switch into my trusty old flats.
So that weekend I went shopping. My goal was to find a pair of heels that I could walk in without crying. I usually don’t like heels, so I stick with the kitten heels or anything under one inch, but a one of my new co-workers mentioned that she found wedges to be really great in the comfort department, so I decided I’d be willing to branch out of my comfort zone, so long as the branching left my feet comfortable. At this point, I wasn’t desperate enough to be willing to shell out the big bucks, so I headed to famous footwear, one of my shoe stores of choice for their cheap yet cute selection.
While there, I found tried on a pair of Carlos Santana wedges, the Mojito style. At first glance, I really liked how stylish they were, and I loved the round buckle detail on the front. Walking around in them for a few minutes, I noticed how incredibly soft the leather straps were, which mean that I wouldn’t get blisters on the side of my feet. My last thought before I took them to the cash register was that I liked the thicker base because it absorbed some of the shock while walking. They impressed me enough to buy them, and I was excited to try them the next day at work.
I picked out an outfit especially to compliment my shoes, then slipped on my new Mojitos and headed to work. A perfect test for them, we had a trade show moving in, and I went with one of the other coordinators to walk the show floor. Considering it was only the first day of wearing them, I was pleasantly surprised how comfortable they were. I didn’t even need to break them in! By the time I went home, I was so happy that I had found a pair of shoes that were as comfortable and charming as these.
Now that I’ve had them for a few months, I can definitely say that the Carlos Santana Mojitos are one of my favorite pairs of shoes for the day to day in my office. I’m not sure I would wear them during one of the more labor intensive events that require me to walk around for 6-8 hours straight, but they are definitely comfortable enough to wear most days. I’ve even worn them for smaller events that don’t require as much walking, and they can get me through a 10-12 hour day, as long as I’m not walking the whole time.
I bought my Mojitos in brown, though they come in a variety of colors. I purchased mine at a famous footwear store, but you can also get them at famousfootwear.com as well as the following websites:
I strongly recommend these. In fact, I like them so much, I’m thinking about getting them in another color!