Mexican Tourist Shoes!

For their Spring/Summer Collection, one of my favorite shoe brands, Miss L Fire, came out with a pair of shoes inspired by one of my favorite vintage garments, the Mexican tourist jacket (which some of you know I collect these, with a current tally of 18, with no two alike), and for the first time ever, I actually pre-ordered a pair of shoes. I had been waiting for a somewhat cool day to take them for a spin, as I wanted to wear them with a Mexican tourist jacket, of course! Well, shockingly enough it’s been in the 60s lately here in sunny southern California, as well as windy! So I donned them for the first time to do a bit of shopping in a frantic hunt for a short slip for an upcoming event this weekend.

This is my fifth pair of Miss L Fire shoes, but sadly, the least comfortable of the group. I found the back portion of the strap cutting into my ankle after walking for a period of time. Unlike my other pairs of Miss L Fires, which are leather, these are not, and I fear they may not stretch and become the comfy treasures I want them to be. But I’ll just have to wait and see. I also ordered the cactus shoes from them at the same time, those, which I hope to showcase soon, are a gem, and very comfortable!

Do you own any pairs of Miss L Fires? (I know a few of you do! I’m looking at you, Francis, of Polka Polish!) Or perhaps pining after a pair? Share your thoughts!

Mexican Tourist Jacket: Community Thrift & Vintage, Vancouver, British Columbia
Top: Buffalo Exchange
Skirt: Pin-Up Girl Clothing
Shoes: Miss L Fire
Purse & Necklace: Gifts
Rings & Scarf: I don’t remember…

3 thoughts on “Mexican Tourist Shoes!

  1. I’m pining for a pair of Lanai’s, but I’m a weird in-between shoe size sometimes, so I physically need to go to the store and try them on.

    But yours are SO CUTE!! Shame they’re not as comfortable as you’d like.

  2. Love this outfit so much! So vibrant. I adore Miss L Fire shoes but they don’t quite do down to my size, so the few pair I have (that aren’t boots that I’d be wearing with socks anyway) are a smidge too big… but I don’t care, I love them anyway. 😛 I pre-ordered some Virginia sandals and they’re sooo comfy! I’ve always liked the flatter sandal style like the ones you have, but worried about the comfort.

  3. I too had sandals that cut into my ankle ( not Miss L Fire). What I did was I bought some mole skin fro Walgreens and cut it and stuck it to the ruff spots. It worked for a couple of months before I had to add a new strip of mole skin. Now I just don’t bother with applying the mole skin any more when I learned women back then would sport colored ankle socks with their sandals. Its super comfortable, I am such a sock nerd, I’m able to wear my captain America and other super hero socks or I’ll throw on a pair of flesh colored socks too. This also helps me a ton in summer since I burn super fast.

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