Footwear etc. was very fortunate to have Yeardley Smith, the voice of Lisa Simpson of “The Simpsons,” visit our Palo Alto store as she promoted her shoe line, Marchez Vous. These shoes are really special for a variety of reasons, and I really love how they look and feel.
Yeardley is apparently a real shoe maven, and loves fashionable shoes. Yet she insists that they be comfortable as well as fashion forward. She started this line to satisfy her need for five standards of quality: comfort, sexy, witty, timeless, and unexpected. If a shoe doesn’t meet any of those standards, it doesn’t get made. The Marchez Vous line definitely adheres to these principles, and has great appeal for today’s professional women who want to have beautiful shoes that don’t hurt their feet!
I am particularly impressed at the fact that Marchez Vous shoes are handcrafted in small factories in Italy. Yeardley believes in giving back to local communities, so she selected small companies where she knew that she could have a positive impact on the local economy.
Another great feature of these shoes is that they are made from the highest quality materials. These shoes are not only great for dress wear, they are perfect for dancing since the sole is made from leather. Your feet will feel pampered due to the luxury kidskin lining and Poron® cushioning. What is Poron®? Think memory foam for your feet. This material was developed by NASA, and when used in shoes provides phenomenal cushioning and comfort.
Many of the shoes in this line come in phenomenally-rich colors. I absolutely love the purples, and the blues, and the taupes. The suedes feel lovely, but the full leathers really pamper your feet. Even the insides of the shoes are beautifully lined in leather – and in the case of the boots are very supple and soft. These shoes really pamper your feet!
I particularly love the Ines. It’s a classic pump, but it has a flared heel that adds stability. You won’t teeter around on this heel! This versatile pump comes in Black, Blue, Light Blue, Loden, and Taupe suede, and is suitable for work as well as a night out. Gorgeous styling!
The Martine is a comfy flat that you can wear with literally anything in your wardrobe. Available in Purple, Chocolate, Black, and Blue suede, it’s an easy-to-wear shoe that can become your go-to pair of slip-ons. The elegant styling is perfect for a classic look.
Like boots? Check out the Delphine. This bootie is available in Black Leather, Red Suede, and Ice Ostrich Suede, and feels amazing. With its zip-up front and 3 ¼” heel, this elegant boot is soft and luxurious inside and out. You’ll LOVE how this looks and feels.
Note that most of the Marchez Vous line runs about a half a size small (with the exception of the Martine, which runs a full size small). Be sure to order accordingly!
Yeardley Smith’s new shoe venture, Marchez Vous shoes, is a huge hit for career wear and dress wear. Pamper your feet in some gorgeous, handcrafted shoes!