On the third anniversary of Barking Dog Shoes, I thought it appropriate to post not only these beautiful Riekers, but the note that accompanied the photo. It's so encouraging to hear from readers that have found the perfect shoe for their "barking dogs" through this blog. I've appreciated your kind emails, comments and submitted reviews over the years. Although health issues and the demands of raising two active boys have kept me from blogging as much as I'd like lately, I hope to get back to it more consistently after young son heads to preschool . Here's the note and review from reader Rose.
I want to thank you for your blog. I have started having pretty severe foot pain in one foot - cause as yet unknown- so I wrote to Sally McGraw of Already Pretty asking for her recommendations on stylish yet supportive shoes. (The word supportive instantly conjures up old-lady white athletic shoes to me. I was horrified when my podiatrist uttered the word!)
Sally directed me to your site. I am still browsing, but yesterday happened upon the Rieker Federica 05 in one of your posts and I thought, OK, I could do that. I went to the famous Walk Shop in Berkeley and walked out the door with a pair in size 41, and my tootsies are thanking me today! I would not have found them without your blog so my tootsies are thanking you too.
Do you have a favorite shoe that you've found through Barking Dog Shoes? I always welcome reader reviews and photos, so don't be shy!
The Rieker Federica 05 slingback is getting more great reviews at:
- Zappos, $119, free shipping both ways.
- Shoebuy, $114.95, free shipping and returns.
- OnlineShoes.com: $114.95, free shipping and exchanges.