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It's Official: THIS is the Perfect Spring Shoe (Win a Pair!)

By michellehorton |

When it comes to shoes, comfort and style are often mutually exclusive. You have one pair to wear to the ceremony, another to the reception. One pair to walk to work, another for the office. One pair for dinner, another for dancing. (You get the idea.)

So Anyi Lu used her experience as a former dancer, a chemical engineer and a mom to design shoes that are both functional and stylish — which, as you can imagine, was not an easy task. Yet you’ll see Anyi Lu designer shoes featured in fashion magazines like Lucky and Elle and stacked on the shelves of Nordstrom, despite the fact that they’re wearable for longer than a few hours.

And while Anyi Lu’s Spring 2011 collection is full of beautifully designed flats, heels and sandals (all handmade in Italy), the Anyi Lu Piper ($365) is the epitome of the perfect spring shoe. See why we love the Piper and enter to win your own:

This exclusive Anyi Lu shoe is two classic spring shoes in one: the ballet flat meets the oxford. With its open lacing and laser-cut pattern, the Piper shoe is light and breezy while still having the support and classic style of an oxford shoe (but more comfortable than either). Plus you can pair it with almost any kind of outfit — from jeans to trousers to skirts.


To win a pair of Anyi Lu Pipers, leave a comment below on why you’d love to win, and then “like” the Anyi Lu Facebook page. (Extra entry for those who leave a comment on Anyi Lu’s Facebook wall, saying we sent you!) We’ll pick a winner next Thursday, April 6, and announce her right here on Family Style.

If the Piper isn’t your style, see Anyi Lu’s entire Spring 2011 collection. (The “Lina” is my favorite for summer!) Shop the Piper ($325) at The Martin Store.

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Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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39 thoughts on “It's Official: THIS is the Perfect Spring Shoe (Win a Pair!)

  1. cynthia says:

    I’d love to win coz the style fits my personality, it is so adorable!!

  2. Alyssa says:

    I would love to win, you could wear these super cute shoes with anything! I love oxford style shoes, i’ve been looking for the perfect pair and these are definitely it!!

  3. HappyMomC says:

    I’d love to win because they are so stylish and elegant! Thanks for the chance!

  4. Marisa says:

    I’m on my feet with my kids all day and I still want to look relevant :) I need some stylin’ comfy shoes!

  5. Amy says:

    These would be perfect for the hot Florida summer when I’m so sick of wearing flip flops!

  6. mitch says:

    i’d love to win because they will match so many things and i’ll get so much use out of them!

  7. taylor says:

    i reeallllly would love to win. i have searched and searched for the perfect oxfords-THESE are them!!!! i love!!!

  8. taylor says:

    i follow them on facebook and commented saying Family Style sent me!

  9. ginger says:

    I would love to win these. I am a teacher and on my feet all day! These are the perfect spring shoes. Our dress code doesn’t allow sandals…..I seriously need these! They are beautiful!

  10. audrey says:

    I need something stylish in my wardrobe- new baby is cute but doesn’t really help my look!

  11. Carrie says:

    My spring/summer wardrobe will need a MAJOR re-vamp after I have my daughter in a couple months, and these’d be the the perfect place to start!

  12. Carrie says:

    Left a comment on Anyi Lu’s fb page!

  13. abby says:

    My pregnant feet say, please can I win?

  14. Tiffany says:

    I’d love to win because they are the perfect summer shoe! they are just fabulous.

  15. Ann C says:

    It’s just a great style. One of my favorite types of shoes. Thanks!

  16. Jen says:

    I’d love to win because I can’t remember the last time I got a pair of shoes for myself “just because”….

  17. designhermomma says:

    I want to win a pair of Pipers, naturally. The would go with the wide bootleg jean, capries, and of course skirts too!

    (and also, my first born is named Piper, which makes it even sweeter)

  18. designhermomma says:

    I facebooked befriended them. And told them you sent me. :)

  19. Randi Jo Smith says:

    I’ve been dreaming of some spring oxfords since two springs ago! These are the PERFECT shoe.

  20. Kirstin Hansch says:

    I’m starting work after having a beautiful baby girl and would love to start it in style:) It would take my mind off leaving my little girl for a while too:)

  21. Rena says:

    I’d love to win coz since I’ve got my own shoeblog I’m always excluded from mail & win contests :-/

  22. Margie Gray says:

    I’ve never met a pair of Anyi Lu shoes that I haven’t loved. These are no exception. These would become my “Go to” shoe for spring and summer. I’d be stylin’!

  23. Grace says:

    I’d love a pair of comfy, sylish shoes and they don’t get more stylish than this! The comfort factor is like the cherry on top!

  24. Grace says:

    Liked (love) on fb and told them family style sent me!

  25. Emily says:

    I can see wearing these with a lot of outfits!

  26. Erin says:

    They are beautiful and look comfortable. I’d love to win because it would be awesome to try a pair of shoes at this price range (never before…)!

  27. chrisy says:

    They are adorable.Would love to wear them around town.I’m sure I’d get lots of compliments!

  28. blake says:

    so cute!!!! i’d share :) i really love them and would be honored to wear Anyi Lu.

  29. Taylor says:

    I REALLY love these!! They are SO perfect for spring!!!!

  30. Dej says:

    I’d love to win because it’s rare to find shoes that are both beautiful and comfortable. Fingers crossed!

  31. mitch says:

    oh boy i’d love these shoes!!!

  32. blake says:

    i seriously adore this shoe. PLEASE LET ME WIN! It would be a dream!!!

  33. Holly says:

    They are gorgeous, and like a lot of moms, I don’t indulge myself but still want to feel cute. They would sure do the trick! : ) Plus I couldn’t say “I never win anything” ever again. : p

  34. Kristyn says:

    I would love to win because I am looking for a stylish everyday shoes that I can wear anywhere!

  35. ginger kay says:

    i LOVE these shoes! CROSSING MY FINGERS! they are amazing!!!! please let me win :) !!!

  36. beth dean says:

    These are out of my box!! I think they are cool, and I need comfort bad!

  37. mitch says:

    these shoes are so unique and great for almost any season- especially moderate Ga! I would love to win!

  38. Taylor says:

    Who won these amazing shoes?

  39. michellehorton says:

    The winner has been contacted via email! Thanks everyone — look for more amazing giveaways soon!

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