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Who Knew: Cole Haan Got Cool?

In the past year, we’ve seen a bunch of fashion chains stuck in the mom demographic—Eileen Fisher, Land’s End—undergo some clever re-branding to target a hipper and younger consumer. Apparently, Cole Haan has evolved its look as well, and we like what we see.

While the collection maintains a portion of that all-business, corporate-woman aesthetic, many of the styles have become more trend-forward, and dare we say it—sexy? We’re lusting after these gladiator-inspired kicks, designed by Maria Sharapova, and constructed with Nike Air technology for comfort. The company has also recruited Todd Selby to put together a stylish interactive lookbook of pretty young things in their too-cool homes (wearing, of course, Cole Haan goods). Ya dig? [Cole Haan] Keep reading »

F-Troupe Ruffle Sandals Make Us Rally For Plaid

Can you tell that we’re on a spring shoe kick? We put a lot of thought into this particular purchase—you want to find something you can wear with just about anything, is comfortable to take long summer strolls in, and has a little something extra to set you apart from the pack. So check it: These F-Troupe sandals take a traditional cold-weather plaid and make it breezy with an open toe and some ruffles. Perhaps a bit difficult to pull off with other patterns, but we bet these could lead to some creative fashion combos!

[$135.00 Gargyle]

Worth The (Small) Splurge: Ann Taylor Flats

Half the reason I ordered Ann Taylor‘s “Perfect Flats” was a spiteful attempt to find a way in which they are not, in fact, “Perfect.” But I needed new black flats and didn’t want to spend $500 to replace my Lanvin regulars as they became increasingly less wearable, though I assumed the $98 Ann Taylor substitutes would be nothing but a short-lived band-aid on the problem. As it turns out, I was wrong. Not only do they look good — far better, in fact, than their picture — the leather is soft, the sole padded and the toe cleavage perfectly balanced. If this is what Ann Taylor’s new designer and sleeker approach is going to look like all the time, consider us interested. [$98, Ann Taylor] Keep reading »

Stella McCartney’s Birkenstiletto—Ghastly Or Great?

When we heard of Jimmy Choo’s collab with Uggs, we jokingly took a stab at what we thought “Chuggs,” high-heeled fuzzy booties, would look like. Behold Stella McCartney‘s latest footwear creation which, although it looks like the product of a kooky partnership with Birkenstock, is in fact her own doing. The pumps take after the hippie shoes by borrowing signature elements like the leather buckle, molded interior, and cork sole. We’re not sure what Stella was smoking when she designed these, and moreover, why she’d slap a $600 price tag on them. If you’re that into them, why not just stick some twigs in the heels of your earthy sandals? (It’d be more environmentally friendly anyhow.) [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Want Croslite To Lick Your Feet?

Of all the creepy, weird, FAIL ads that we have seen here at The Frisky, this latest from Crocs, featuring a Croc monster called Croslite about to LICK SOMEONE’S FOOT or do something completely freaky and weird like that, is the worst. If I ever wake up in the middle of the night and find this guy cleaning my toes with his tongue, he will die. ‘Nuff said. [Racked] Keep reading »

How Many Shoes Is Too Many?

How much do 6,000 pairs of Louboutins cost? Well, you can ask Danielle Steel, because given her red-soled addiction, she would certainly know how much each pair retails for. In a recent interview, Christian Louboutin let it slip that the novelist really, really loves his shoes.

“She comes to Paris, and she literally buys everything. Then she flies back to New York, says, ‘I’m a little disappointed — there’s nothing in the store,’ and walks out with 80 pairs.”

Countless trips later, Ms. Steel has accumulated over 6,000 pairs of Loubs! Most people would be happy owning just one set in their lifetime, but she’s a little bit more picky. With 365 days in the year, it’ll take Danielle Steel over 16 years to wear every pair if she struts around in one pair per day. Ready for the cost? You’ll want to sit down for this. At minimum, her shoe collection sets her back at least $2,970,000. And that’s using the price tag of a “lower cost” Louboutin shoe. As you know they can run upwards of $1,000, which means that Danielle’s shoe closet holds way more than an estimated 3 million dollars worth of shoes. Sure makes our shoe addiction look tame. [WWD] Keep reading »

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Worth The Splurge: Candela Wingtips

Man shoes for ladies have become almost unavoidable fixtures in stores and on the feet of cool girls. So while they were a bit of a challenge to find just a couple years ago, there’s now a plethora of options, some much, much better than others. Amongst the chosen brogues are those by New York brand Candela. They run about $200 to $250, so they’re not freebies. But they are glorious. Keep reading »

A Pair Of Sneaker Pumps We Wouldn’t Mind Running Into

There are certain things you just know are true. Like: For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, tights are not pants, and Johnny Weir is as gay as the night is black. Up until now, we never questioned the horrendous connotations that come when you put the words “sneaker” and “pump” together, which can only conjure images of Spice Girls videos and trips to Payless circa 1996. Never again, we said. And so we adopted the firm belief that sneaker pumps are just plain bad. And not even bad in an ironic way. Yet, if we never questioned our conventional wisdom, would the Earth still be flat?

So now we reflect and reconsider with the discovery of these mesh wedge trainers from the Adidas SLVR line. The netted body and wedge shape somehow give these shoes an edgy, wearable quality that we could totally imagine on the runways of many a high-fashion designer. Crap, now we gotta go find something else to believe is wrong. [Adidas/SLVR Store] Keep reading »

Flip-Flops That Will Make You SOL (Squeal Out Loud)

Stop trying to make jellies happen. It seems like each spring, someone tries to bring back that childhood trend, and it just never gets off the ground, or makes you look like you’re 6 years old again, which is great for attracting pedophiles. Here’s a playful alternative that brings a bit of the jelly feeling—these bow sandals by Melissa are plastic-ly perfect and undeniably adorable. Is it just us … or do you kind of want to put these flip-flops in your mouth?

[$42.00 80s Purple]
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