Let's peel back these layers!

juliannlaw Here is a closeup of the endpapers in my debut picture book, THE WORKD’S LONGEST SOCK. I work digitally in Adobe Photoshop but the program doesn’t do it all for me! I knit all the pixels by hand! Haha! I do have things I do to help me work quickly and efficiently, though, like using layers. Here you get to see me take off those layers one by one till we are back at nothing but a background. The World's Longest Sock is now available on  Amazon ,  Barnes and Noble ,  Target , or wherever you  buy books !

In search of the perfect travelling shoe. . .

So, hubby and I are going to Japan soon to meet up and travel with my brother, Jon, who lives in Guam. I'm so excited, I can hardly wait. But I'm not ready. . . I still haven't found the perfect shoe, the one that I can walk and walk and walk in and not even notice I'm wearing. The one that I slip off at the door of a Buddhist temple and not ruin my experience (and everyone else's) with the horrible smell of my own feet (let's be honest, this happens with cheap shoes, which I happen to gravitate towards because they are cheap.) The one that will look cute in pictures and not like I'm coming from an 80's aerobics class. . . The one that slips on and off easily at airport security checkpoints and can withstand inclement weather. Am I asking too much?

Here is the short list. Any good or bad experiences with these brands? Other suggestions? What is your favorite pair of travelling shoes?


Unknown said…
I have some tsubo shoes I got from zappos and I love them. I wore them in New York last fall. They are kind of Mary Jane style with a velcro strap.
Kristine said…
i love privos but they make my feet STINK. (gross, i know.)

they are super comfortable through.

i'm jealous you are going to Japan!
Sauconys are comfy, and I don't remember an unpleasant smell.

By the way, i am totally jealous of your trip.
katherine said…
i love a good shoe my dear. my i also love to buy cheap shoes too - and i would recommend with such a venture to go big, but if they do still get a bit of a stench, then try a little baking soda, it can work some magic. happy feet, happy shopping, happier japan!
Audrey said…
Ok how fantastic is it that you guys are going to Japan! I have a specail place in my heart for that little country! You guys oughta look up Lane's parents... they are on a mission there. (coming home soon though)
Ok, so doing hair and being on my feet 8 to 10 hours a day 4 days a week, I have had a pair of Dansko's and even though they aren't always the "most stylish" shoe they are fantastic! I use to tell people (when i wore them in a salon) that they were like pillows... cozy!
When you guys going and for how long? Is little Lucy Juicy going with you?
I was eating at Pei Wei in Sugar House 2 days ago and was sure hoping I would run into you guys!
Keep us posted on Japan!

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