Who knew that my favorite shoes would be 5″ long and come out of a tiny little polka dot pouch?
I was introduced to the Yosi Samra line by my friend Dallas Shaw after I met her for an early breakfast one day in-between two of her meetings. She came in to the breakfast wearing heels, but whipped out the tinniest little pouch from her purse and retrieved the perfect neon green shoes to slip on for breakfast and for walking to her next appointment in. “Dallas, what are those?” I said, while basically verbally attacking her. “Oh these? You don’t have any? They’re Yosi Samra, you have to get a pair.” And not 10 seconds after leaving her did I google Yosi Samra and decide that I needed a pair in every color.
What are Yosi Samra shoes, you ask? Well let me educate you. They are created by second-generation shoe designer, Yosi Samra, who grew up in his father’s factory in New York City. Samra was a pioneer designer of what would become the popular fold-up ballet flat movement, elevating the style into one that was just as superior in structure and design as it was comfortable and convenient. They place huge importance on high-quality genuine leathers, unique details, and cutting-edge fashion, and one quick google image search will show you just how quickly they picked up steam with the celebrity community. Everyone is wearing Yosi.
So why do I love them? Because they’re so cute, comfortable, exceptional quality and they travel so well. As fun as it is to run around town in heels, it ends up destroying the bottom of my heels, so I throw my Yosi’s into my bag and change into them when running to and from the subway. They are also great for traveling, for throwing on before security and if you want to be comfortable your flight. But the best part is that you aren’t sacrificing looking great for the sake of ease and comfort, you get it all. I love them the most because they aren’t like other fold-able cheap flats. These are solid quality and they come in the greatest selection of colors and styles. And while I’ve never been a ballet flat girl, I love my Yosi Samra’s and want a pair in every color. I wear mine all the time- with my boyfriend jeans, with tights, rolled up skinny jeans– they look good with everything.
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