Kim, you look great in this cape and Lestat blouse! It’s awesome! You might even be wearing less makeup these days! Probably not though. I have one serious, serious conundrum, though, and that is pant-boots. Are these pant-boots, like you had on the other day? Is it pants, tucked into open-toed boots? Why do open-toed boots exist? Where are you getting all of these pant-boots? Is there a store for that? Is it DW Kanye West? Is Kanye enabling this? Worse still, is he encouraging it? Is a line of pant-boots your next business venture? … Hey, don’t get any ideas. Pant-boots are not, and never will be, a thing. I hope. But then again, I also said the same thing about you. You see how that turned out.
I’ve had my eye on these Rachel Comey wooden wedge sandals for a hot minute. I love the subtle curve of the wooden wedge and the unexpected grey suede and leather color combo. But they’re like, prohibitively expensive. Even on sale, the shoes cost a pretty penny, which is why I’ll have to continue to love them from afar. Someday, my sweets, someday. Not all Craves are meant to be satiated. [$298, Rachel Comey]
Jeremy Scott’s latest collaboration with Adidas Originals yielded these craaaazy super-high-top wedge sneakers with butterfly wings, due to hit stores in August. I’m actually kind of obsessed with them, but when I asked Amelia if she would wear them she replied, “Yes. To a rave I went to in 1998.” Damn, too true. So, what do you think of these silly sneakers? Would you ever wear them? [Facebook]
Sorry guys, but Bon Iver just gives me the douchechills, especially after I read a bunch of Bon Iver Erotica. That’s why these shoes that Justin Vernon, aka Bon Iver, designed are really making me feel uncomfortable. Yes, they’re for a good cause — sales of the shoes benefit the Best Friends Animal Society — but Bon Iver makes me want to die inside a little bit. The shoes are currently on pre-order, and will ship in October, just in time for Bon Iver to release another album about fireflies, hidden love notes and ugh, artisanal goat cheese. Of course, they’re sold in sizes for both men and women, because Bon Iver is for gender parity and believes all beings are created equal. [$75, The Keep]
It’s my belief that every woman should have at least one pair of totally superfluous-just-for-fun-ridiculously-over-the-top shoes. And if they’ve got a crazy platform heel on them, even better. Crazy big shoes make you feel taller, and more able to conquer the world. And if you’re feeling kind of whatever about your outfit, putting on a pair of wild platforms can totally elevate your look from just okay to supermodel status. After the jump, 15 pairs of fun platform sandals to make you feel 10 feet tall.
The other morning, as I was walking to work, I passed a long line of guys passed out in camping chairs on the sidewalk. They’d been there all night, presumably, waiting for the much-anticipated new Air Yeezy 2 shoe — the second collaboration between Kanye West (that’s Yeezy) and Nike. The crowd began dispersing as I walked by, after the 34th St. Foot Locker put up a sign saying that they wouldn’t be getting any of the shoes in, and the sneakerheads would have to look elsewhere to cop a pair.
And they did. According to The New York Daily News, pairs of the shoes, which retail for $245, are going for as much as $80,000 on eBay (thoug most pre-orders are around $3,000 to $5,000). The shoes will officially be released on Saturday.
The culture of shoe collectors and sneakerheads dictates that the waiting in line and camping out is part of the process. You get to say that you were the first in line, or the first at the counter. But is there anything comparable in women’s fashion? Have you ever waited in line, or camped out for a special bag, or limited edition piece of jewelry? Tell us in the comments!
I don’t know about you, but my summer sandals often get totally destroyed. So I’ve resolved to not spend too much on them this year. After all, they’re going to be headed to the beach, to the park, tubing and all manner of other not-very-hospitable places with me, so they should be ready to get wrecked. But hey, they should still look cute, too. I don’t want no stinkin’ four-inch platform nightmares, either. So that’s why I’ve found 12 pairs of perfectly cute, perfectly affordable sandals — all under $25. Check ‘em out!
Flip-flops and fancy sandals are obviously summer footwear necessities, but I’ve found that a cute pair of light sneakers will also get a lot of wear in the warmer months. Throw ‘em on for spontaneous trips to the river, evening walks with your BFF, or braving the dirt and dust at outdoor concerts. Here are seven pairs in a variety of styles and colors that will be totally trashed by summer’s end–but don’t worry, that’s the way it should be!
Just when I start to think that disgusting displays of excess have reached capacity, someone comes up with the idea of genetically engineering stingrays in order to produce unique colorful designs on the shagreen (the hide of the stingray) to then be made into shoes. Sneakers, to be exact. This is apparently a real thing, but it seems a little, um, fishy to me. Shoe manufacturer Rayfish Footwear claims its scientists will be able to “record and recombine DNA of existing animals” to alter their skin into one of 29 patterns. Then they will make shoes out of them. The shoes will cost $1,800. I really hope that this is a hoax, and my soft, slimy friends (that time one of them killed Steve Irwin notwithstanding, god bless) who I used to stroke lovingly in a tank at the aquarium of my childhood are safe. I love/am vaguely traumatized by their little faces. [Fashionista]
I’m going to a wedding in a few weeks and am recycling a dress I love that I’ve worn before (see photo). I want to buy a new pair of nude-colored shoes to wear with it, but would ideally like to find something that I could wear with other, more casual outfits throughout the summer. I want to be able to dance in without killing my feet, so a wedge would be best I think. I’m having a difficult time finding something that isn’t either too formal or too casual, that is streamlined enough for this dress. Help! — Shoeless In NYC
Wedding season is the worst, isn’t it? You buy so many items you can never wear again. But we’re going to stop that right now. Yes we are. Instead, we’re going to make sure you get a few new pieces in your repertoire you can wear all summer long. After the jump, we’ve found some wedges that are wedding-appropriate, but that can also be worn to the office, or up in da clurb, if you’re into that kind of thing (which you totally are).
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