Before we say anything else about shoes, have you been to the new Halo yet? Have you seen these??


My word. In other shoe news, the downtown Nordstrom is gearing up for a visit from Anyi Lu, a shoe designer from San Francisco who seems to have successfully unified the fashion/comfort divide in footwear:


If one of your 2011 resolutions is to plan ahead, you'll be pleased to know how much of a heads up this is: Lu will be at the store on March 17 (!), sharing tips on how to purchase a shoe that will be comfortable for longer than it takes you to trot over for your credit card in the store, as well as current trends, value per wear (every shoe lover's favorite justification), and more. To the calendar!