Note: I actually bought these shoes a year ago, but finally got the chance to post this!
As mentioned in Missing the Point, I've been searching for the perfect pair of black, pointed toe flats to go with my business pants. It was surprisingly difficult to find a good pair - either the design was too boring, too trendy, or the material wasn't quality enough. Although not perfect, these flats from Town Shoes were my closest bet, being the only pair I still had my eye on after months of searching.
What really sold me on these flats was the softness of the bowties, and the leather inner and upper. Despite experiencing some doubt over the fabric piping, I realized the chances of me finding a better pair of shoes were slim.
However, the process of obtaining these flats was an absolute headache. I had initially waited too long for these $140 pair of shoes to go on sale, to the point all the stores in my city no longer had them in stock by the end of the summer. I thought all was lost until I went back to university for the start of the school year, and found them nestled in the sales rack of one of the local malls. They had a green pair for $40, but the black pair was discounted only to $120. The green pair was an obvious steal, but in the end, it was the black I needed. Could I wait any longer and risk having them go out of stock again? After much internal struggle, I took the opportunity before me and purchased both colours. I consider that purchase one of the biggest splurges I have ever made, and I would be lying if I said it didn't hurt when I passed over my credit card. But for the sake looking more put together at work and during business occasions, sacrifices must be made. They also look killer with a pair of dark-wash skinny jeans, so...I guess they're worth it.