>> Satin shoes -- they always scare me. They're really pretty to look at, and I love the texture, but if you accidentally get them wet, or dirty, or snag them on something, I feel like they're done for. At least leather looks good beat up and worn in and maybe a little dirty (for some shoes, anyway, I guess not for nice shoes, but at least you can wipe them off). Like these Chloe ballerina slippers (left, below) -- they are beautiful, and I love the big floppy ties, but I would automatically get them in black, because if the sand color sees any kind of dust, its new color will be mud. Why couldn't Chloe just have made the slippers in leather -- for those of us who want to wear them more often than once?