Thursday, 3 April 2008

My Shoe Collection #24





Prada Open Toe Sneakers

Finally, after weeks of waiting, my size 7 Prada Open Toe Sneakers arrived in the Paragon store yesterday(all the way from Italy!) and I immediately went to the store the same evening to buy it. This was the pair of shoe I have been coveting for a long time. And it was thru this pair of shoe, met Jay online whom was the 'original' person who got the first pair of size 7 for this pair of sneakers. hahaha. Fortunately, the SA, Romona was very helpful and persistent in getting the buyer to source for another pair of size 7 for me. And her efforts paid off! Used my Prada discount and got it less than full price. Now I am a happy man.

This pair of shoe looks more gladiator style than sporty when you wear them. The cris-crossing of laces adds a roman flair and looked very unique with the open toe area, resembling a pair of sandals. The shoe is also surprisingly comfortable. My sneaker is in a deep chocolate colour with beige and blue leather pattern. The signature Prada sport red logo strip sits in the rear of shoe sole.

I will now 'retire' my 'shoe buying mission' for spring summer 2008. I cannot imagine I actually bought 7 pairs of shoes (including this new pair) in one season. Oh my...I can never finish wearing all of them!

Retail price: SGD $810. Where to buy: Prada Boutique at Paragon

11 comments:

shoe-holic said...

Oh congratulations. Finally got your size 7. ha ha

Maybe i'll spot you at orchard rd tmr. Anyway bag shopping for me tmr. haha

Kevin said...

Hi jay, I will probably be around town in the afternoon. Maybe 2pm..as I have haircut appointment at 1130am at wheelock place. So gimme a text or something if you want to catch up for coffee.:-P happy shopping time. what bag are you looking for this time?:-P

shoe-holic said...

No idea just gonna look around. Saw some Jack Spades at Raffles City earlier, might return for a second look. See how, cos i have a packed day meeting up with friends as well.

Anonymous said...

hi, I bought the two mango sandals that you featured on your blog. I'm the guy that asked you a question about the mango sandals a few days ago. I now see this prada open toe sneakers and I am also intrested in buying it. You mentioned that you got a discount on the sneakers. how much was the discount if you don't mind me asking. I wanted to know if you can extend that discount to me. I live in the USA and the pair of open toe sneakers cost $530UDS not including tax. please help me out with my shared addiction as you. thank you

Kevin said...

Hello, good for you! How do you find the sandals? Cool eh? Love the strappy style. very chic and resembles gladiator styles which a lot of designers are doing, except, you get it for a fraction of the price. hehe.

The prada open toe shoe is very nice. My store discount is becos I was an avid miu miu shopper many years back, so they gave me that privilege. Unfortunately, I have to be present at point of payment to get the discount. And also it works only in Southeast asia. My discount was 10%. I have to say Prada is pretty 'stingy' about the discount. Hope you get the shoe:-) Good luck. any other friends you can approached?

shoe-holic said...

Eh Kevin, looks like I can ride on your discount card eh? hahahha

Kevin said...

Hi jay,

no worries. meet another time lah:-) I got to entertain my german friend in the evening, who is visiting SG for the next few days. Good luck with your bag hunting! hehe

Anonymous said...

thank you very much. yes I like the mango sandals for everyday use. thank you very much your blog is #1 to me because I sometimes am lazy of the trends so I look at your blog for inspiration. btw I am also feeling the gladiator style sandals, especially the balenciaga one you featured on your blog. checked but it wasn't on their website. I'll have to do some more research. thanks again

Kevin said...

Hi jay, yes you can. hahahah.

and anonymous, thanks for making my blog site your #1. hehe. I try my best to channel my interest into something useful, that is to find the things I love and put it up online to share with everyone. Yeah, I love the mango sandal(mine's the black one). It is good for weekends and day to day wear. Very chic. Did you get a size bigger, since the cut is small?

The balenciaga open toe boots is fabulous. Have yet to see it for myself. The price is kinda expensive so that is a little off putting.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am a sucker for Prada so wonder how you apply for the discount??

Kevin @ myMANybags said...

Hi Anony,

I am not sure if you can apply for the discount. they should offer it to you if you spend above a certain amount with them...

not sure what is the amount..but you can find out from the store:-)

I was buying lots of mui miu many years back, that is how I got it. and my SA help me to request for it.