Bensimons for the Brooklyn summer

I first read about Besimons in a post on Cup of Jo at the exact time I was on the look out for some new summer slip on shoes to replace my beloved Tom’s which sadly developed a hole by the toe after almost a year of constant wearing. Instantly I placed an order on Shopbop for a gray and tan pair in my size and a half size up since most reviews said they ran small. Although the shoes were cute to my surprise even the half size up was too small and I had to send both back. And as much as I liked the idea of wearing the “French girl’s Converse” all over Brooklyn all sumer, at almost $60 they seemed a little pricey for the quality.

Of course once I sent the shoes back I started seeing Bensimons on the feet of every cute girl around town, and I really needed some new summer slip ons. I did think of purchasing a second pair of Tom’s but really decided I wanted something new.

Then a few weeks ago I got lucky on Ebay! A pair of slightly used slate grey slip on Bensimons popped up and I scored them for a cool $27.  This time I went for a size 10 (41) which is a full size up from my normal 9. The shoes were gently worn, but there was a slightly loose piece of rubbery lining that had ripped open, but I just snipped off with some small scissors. Once quick run through the washer in a mesh bag and my Bensimons were good as new!

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