This natty pair of black and white oxfords
are a recent example of the shoe trend that has swept through this office and the rest of Portland like a fashionable footwear tsunami. Too soon to joke about tsunamis? Noted. This pair of lace-ups is called the Uselton, $80, by Aldo Shoes, Pioneer Place, 700 SW 5th Ave., (503) 274-0029
And there are many variations on this theme in local shoe stores
. Retail Therapist
likes this pair in blue patent-leather by Jeffrey Campbell
, $110, available at Solestruck, 718 NW 11th, 800-494-1260.