I've been obsessed with these Sam Edelmann, Lorissa shoes for several months. I first saw them last spring in a series of look books. Suddenly they appeared to be everywhere!
After a while I put them in my Amazon queue and waited for their price to drop. (A tactic I sometimes employ when I can't justify spending full freight). But drop they did not. Finally I decided it might make sense to actually try them on, but every time I went to Bloomingdales or Nordstrom's they seemed to be sold out in my size. (That's a sale rack for you).
But today luck was on my side. I made a morning pilgrimage to my favorite re-sale store and lo and behold, there were the shoes, in my very size! I tried them on, (and completely impaled myself doing so) and realized I had two enormous credits still left in my wallet.
This is what it's all about. You don't just have to trade used for used. You can trade used for new! Now, as soon as I can figure out how not to stab myself when getting dressed, I'll be all set!