I loved everything about them the very first time I saw them.... from the soft leather to the exquisite detailing in the leather around the top but most of all, the tassels. Seriously, where in your wardrobe can you get away with tassels these days!
They are also incredibly comfortable - especially now after having been worn in for years - but comfort aside, I adore them and simply cannot part with them. The the insole has long since worn out and very (VERY) pointy toe has seen much better days... and is not quite in style anymore.
Over the last year or so I've been toying with the idea of taking them to a cobbler to see if maybe a bit of cosmetic surgery can be performed - tuck in the pointy toe a bit, new insoles, fix the heel. Even though I'm no longer a fan of the super pointy toe, I've been hesitant to have anything done to them. But, since they've sat in my closet for close to 3 years now, I took them to my trusted cobbler to see what he could do.
So, fingers crossed!