Guys, I live for sandal season. — they’re the next best thing to going completely barefoot. While I typically rock flip-flops the minute the temperatures hit 65 degrees, I’m excited about all the DIY possibilities sandals offer. Now, you’re not going to want to take a hot glue gun to your Lanvin flat sandals of course, but if you’ve got a cheap pair of rubber flip-flops or ankle strap flats, or a desire to update last year’s gladiator sandals, here are some easy DIYs to try!
After breaking my foot, I’ve had to rethink my summer shoe wardrobe. My closet consists of strappy heels I can’t walk in, T-strap flat sandals I wear every day, flip-flops, and gym sneakers. After breaking my foot, I need to avoid my heels, flip flops, and flimsy sandals for something with more support. At the moment, I am living in canvas sneakers, but I hope to trade them in for sandals. The problem? My doctor recommended I purchase “comfort sandals.”
Take a minute to Google “comfort sandals.” Are you seeing what I’m seeing, i.e. the ugliest selection of shoes for 90-year-old women? No disrespect to Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia, but I cringe at the idea of being a Golden Girl before 30. Where are the cute comfort sandals? After a week of searching, here is a comprehensive shopping guide to the cutest comfort sandals available. You’re welcome.
Metallic shoes match everything, so why limit yourself to just one pair? From sneakers and flip flops to heels and flats, we have a shoe for every outfit.
I’m sad. After years of depending on J. Crew’s Capri flip-flop as my go-to summer sandal, the company went and broke what was already perfect by pushing out a new version with slightly thicker straps and this weird supportive thingy on the heel. The difference between the old and new versions is marginal but noticeable and just decidedly not the same. As a creature of habit, this is upsetting. Don’t fuck with my summer shoe game, J. Crew! I guess this means I’m in the market for a new summer sandal, but where to start? I know! With absurdly expensive designer pairs and their affordable alternatives!
I love summer sandals, but some warm-weather adventures are better taken with sneakers on. Canvas sneakers are a lightweight alternative and pair well with skimmer pants, shorts, skirts and dresses. Here are 10 pairs to kick it in!
I’ve found that it’s surprisingly easy to find clothing and accessories that are up to ethical and sustainable standards, but when it comes to shoes, the pickings are few and far between. There’s certainly stylish, handcrafted, responsibly sourced footwear out there — if you’re willing to spend a minimum of $300 on a pair of shoes — but if your budget is closer to $100 or less, your options dwindle to recycled yoga mat flip flops or … well, that’s pretty much it. Timberland is working to change that with their Earthkeepers line. Made using recycled materials and sourced from factories and tanneries that have shown a commitment to the environment, Earthkeepers are stylish, high quality shoes that you can feel good about buying and wear for years to come. I’m particularly enamored by their summer collection of sandals and espadrilles. Click through to check out 10 of my faves!
Some shoes are made for walking – these shoes were made for adoring. I don’t know about you, but some of my prettiest pumps never leave my closet. I never want to walk in theme for fear of blisters and scuffs. There is no room in my life for a pair of $1,000 shoes, but aren’t they beautiful? If I owned a pair, I would lounge around my own apartment basking in their glory, only sharing them with my most intimate friends. Hey, there’s no harm in a little foot fetish.
How far are women willing to go for fashion? According to The New York Times, pretty far. The newspaper walks a mile in the shoes of a handful of LA- and NYC-based podiatrists who perform procedures specifically designed to help women fit comfortably into designer heels. What types of surgery are women undergoing for the sake of their Manolo Blahniks? Read more on Newser…
Contrary to popular belief, “vibrotactile ticklers” is not the latest trend in sex toys, it’s the name of the high-tech motors embedded in a crazy new navigation system called SuperShoes. SuperShoes are flexible insoles that you can add to a pair of normal shoes. You plug in your destination with your smartphone, and the shoes then direct you there using subtle vibrations on the right or left side of your feet. This lets you meander to wherever you’re going without having to keep your eyes glued to a cell phone screen. Effective navigation with minimal distraction. Pretty cool, huh? Keep reading »
Are you acquainted with the dangerously high, strappy stiletto yet? You must have seen her around. She’s uber skinny and about four-inches tall. Full disclosure: we’re frenemies. She’s the classic intimidatingly beautiful friend who accompanies you to parties and makes you feel sexier by association, but then steals the show. A few minutes in, she starts nagging you, demanding attention, and insisting that it’s time to leave. You think, We got all dressed up for this shit and NOW YOU CALL IT QUITS? You are only on your second drink and realize alcohol and stilettos don’t mix. She has prematurely reached the wobbly stage of the night and may faceplant at any moment. You think you’ve learned your lesson and vow to only hang out with your reliable BFF the low block heel, but always find yourself taking stiletto back again. Sigh…