April shower shoes for New Orleans festival-goers
Just as any good festival, they offer a little something more than the expected. First, the rubber is lightweight. "I wear them every time it rains," says Christine Javier, co-owner of NOLA Shoes and Accessories. "They're comfortable and light; not stiff like most rain boots." And inside, a thinner version of the knit trim lines them top to bottom like a soft sock. The sole is cushioned for comfort. And because the rubber is flexible, the boots tuck easily into a backpack or tote. Just fold them over, and use the band that comes with them to hold them that way. A stow bag is also included.
Two notes on sizing: "Lots of girls have problems with boots going over the calves -- they can be tight," Javier says. "But these will pretty much fit any calf size." Also, she says that they run about a size large.
$80 at NOLA Shoes and Accessories, 3252 Severn Ave., Metairie, 504.454.6652. Ask for details about monogramming, which is a separate charge.