|Nelly in clover.|
I contacted TonnerDoll, and bless 'em, they tried to find workable shoes for Martie, but other than the little slippers that come with her (I bought her nude from Jim Dandy, so didn't have those), they didn't have anything. Really, she *was* designed for bare feet, after all. I can grok that.
So I pulled out my doll shoes and started trying them on her to see what I had that might fit. BJD MSD shoes=much much too large, as were Kish 14", and oddly enough, 10" Ann Estelle shoes (length was good, but too wide). Finally I got a pair on her that fit--Yo-SD bjd boots, *if* they're narrow. I also had a couple pairs of Ellowyne sneakers with foam heel wedges that work well once I got the wedges out.
This leaves Martie with boots and sneakers, and that's it. Despite my own dress sense (what dress sense? Sweatpants and a tshirt, puhleeze ((I'm home all day, shut up))), I am going to put Martie in some spiffy dresses as I make them, and they don't always look right with sneakers and boots.
|Two Bleuettes in my collection.|
But hey! A little while ago, I was packing up a few dolls headed for the new place, and looked at a Bleuette's shoes....(google Bleuette, if you don't know her--addictive as crack, I warn you)...then I looked at Martie.
THE DRESS SHOES FIT!!!
Now, mind, Bleuette is 10" and looks like a pleasingly chubby toddler, and Martie is 16" and looks like a slender young teenage girl, but they have the same size feet. The proportions just work themselves out. I'm really pleased, because there are many many many Bleuette shoes available, and Martie can now add a few pairs of decent MJs and flats to her wardrobe.
My own shoes? Honey, I haven't worn shoes in over a week, but I have sneakers, boots, and Birkenstocks, which I often wear *with socks*. So now you know. ;D