Fashion Q&A with Jody Proctor at 12th Street Shoes 

What kind of shoe styles are you seeing for spring? Anything you’re especially excited for?  

It’s an interesting time — the pandemic has definitely had an impact on fashion. Many of our vendors have changed from dressy to very casual styles. One of my vendors used the term “Zoom dressy” as it pertained to a pair of super casual snuggly lined clogs. But that aside, I’m seeing lots of animal prints and metallics. The colors are definitely toned down, and of course the athleisure category is really big. 

Personally, I am dreaming of this pair of four-inch-high wedge floral print sandals that wrap around your ankles from Born. They remind me of getting out, traveling, being with friends, and going out on the town. I must have them! 

What do you recommend for a waterproof boot that’s both stylish and comfortable?   

Dansko has a lot of waterproof boots, and you can’t go wrong with the comfort of a Dansko shoe. Plus, they have come a long way from the original clog. Otherwise, Blundstone boots are pretty much the hottest boot out there, and they are made with water-resistant leathers. They last forever and get better with age! In the Pacific NW, we should be able to wear boots all year round. Blundstone is a great option. 

If you had to pack one pair of shoes for a weekend getaway, what would you bring?  

That depends on what you are doing! I love my Oofos slip-ons for walking miles, shopping, and seeing the sites! I also have this great pair of black-and-brown wedge sandals from Josef Seibel. They are dressy yet comfortable, great for a weekend of wine tasting! I also have the perfect pair of Simple black boots that go with everything.  

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