My friend recently purchased TWO pair of Kork-Ease wedge sandals and was raving about how comfortable they are! Now, she tends to wear much higher-heeled shoes than I do, and she stays in jeans (full-length or cropped) during the summer. I usually spend my summers in crops and long shorts and summery dresses and skirts, with Birkenstocks and the like on my feet, but I would like a summer sandal that is a little bit classier, jazzier, and more attractive. So, I went shopping for Kork-Ease at Zappos the other day. (Awesome -- the shoes arrive in one day and if you don't like 'em, the return shipping is FREE, but I digress...) The first pair I selected, http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/23126669/c/19.html, was a slide in a natural, that I thought might coordinate with the vachetta on the Vuitton denim bag I'm carrying, but in person I didn't like the color of the leather so they're going back. They also made my size 9 foot look kinda boat-y. Then I ordered these, http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/25852462/c/200.html. They are pretty comfortable! There's one piece of the leather strap that is touching my left big toe in a weird way, but I think that's either a matter of it softening up just a bit or me adjusting the buckles. And they make my legs look nice. But, here's the question. I'm a hip, young 47-year old who is cute, but overweight. And I am so not used to wearing something so HIGH! Are these stupid shoes for me? They definitely give me height, and the color looks good with my skin tone (on the lighter side)... but are they too silly or young? What do you think? BTW, I'd be wearing them to work on and off for the next few weeks (I teach 2nd grade) and then I'm off for the summer!