If you’re at all shoe crazy, then you’re probably familiar with ShoeMint, co-founded by Rachel Bilson. I was fortunate enough to work for the parent company upon graduating college, and I can honestly say that my high opinion of the brand is not a biased one, but rather a completely genuine feeling. Being part of ShoeMint’s inception was an incredible experience, and though I’m no longer lucky enough to score free samples just by showing up to work, I’m more than happy to pay full price knowing I can count on the quality. I spent Sunday afternoon playing tourist in my own neighborhood and showed my mom around town by foot, wearing this pair for the first time. Never once was I reminded of the fact that I was wearing 5″ heels. They were remarkably comfortable, and I’m not surprised.