Well, "hate" is a pretty strong word but she definitely thinks they're weird.
The story behind these Sam Edelman Adena Loafers: I actually purchased these shoes from Endless during their F&F sale. I've been seeing smoking slipper/loafers everywhere online and even though they're really unusual-looking, they've really intrigued me because they seem to be a great alternative to the ballet flat. Months ago I purchased the Matt Bernson Gitanes loafers and they were insanely hurty. After that, I kind of convinced myself that all loafers would feel like the same way. But I can't resist an F&F sale, and despite these weird looking spikes and sparkles, I went ahead and ordered them even though I fully expected to return them once I received them. But when I actually put them on, they were so comfortable! Lots of padding under the feet, no rubbing, feet for the most part didn't slip out, and they didn't dig into my ankle bone which is generally what happens with 95% of shoes. They are really funky, and I'm usually not one to fall for trends, but they look so darn cute with a pair of denim. I bought so many pairs of boots and shoes in the last few weeks and I still have my eye on another. I need to return a few pairs, but I'm having a hard time putting these back in the box. What do you ladies think? Do you agree with my mom?