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Just Wrong: Distressed Denim Open-Toe Sneakers

Some people are going to hate on these babies, but allow me to play devil’s advocate. These kicks would be awesome for those times in your life where you need a totally hideous pair of worn, holey denim sneakers to wear after getting an acrylic pedicure. [$140, ShopBop via Outblush] Keep reading »

Fake Uggs Are Super Dangerous!?

While we recently learned just how bad platform shoes are for our feet and backs, we never expected to hear the same about plush sheepskin boots. It’s a little unclear what the difference between regular Uggs and the plethora of knockoffs out there is, if any, but according to Dr. Ian Drysdale, the Head of the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, wearers of the trendy boots are doing the “‘Ugg shuffle’–a lopsided, pigeon-toed walk caused by the unsupportive nature of the shoe, and just six months of wear could cause serious damage that can be difficult to repair.” The lack of structure forces feet to splay, flattening the arch and causing potential foot, ankle and hip problems. (This is perhaps of greatest concern for growing kids, whose parents deck them out in these when it’s too cold for Crocs.) Sheesh. Now wearing those comfy shoes isn’t just a sartorial felony, it’s a back problem waiting to happen. What the hell are we supposed to wear now? Orthopedic shoes? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »

Crocs We Can Actually See Ourselves Wearing

I may be the most anti-Crocs person you’ll ever meet. So many people wear them — swear by them, even — but I just can’t get behind something functional yet, well, ugly. However, I just took a look at the rubber shoe brand’s new designs, and the appropriately named Lady slingback isn’t bad. They remind me of the jelly shoes I lived in as a kid, and I can actually see myself wearing them during the summer, especially on rainy days when it’s too hot for wellies. Thoughts? [$29.99, Crocs] Keep reading »

Stop Hating On Reebok’s Ass-Vertising


Can we please stop calling everything shallow and marketed towards women sexist and anti-feminist? The Frisky included one of the print incarnations of Reebok’s ass-vertising for their new EasyTone shoes in our round up of 2009′s most sexist commercials, implying that it was anti-feminist by writing that commercials like these basically say, “Who cares about health care reform when you can be out toning your a**?” The thing is, toning your ass and being smart, politically-motivated, etc. are not mutually exclusive. When you watch the commercial above do you really think “Hey, I can continue caring about political decisions that will affect my life OR I can try to get in shape and have an ass worth watching on TV? If so, the problem isn’t so much the advertising as it is the ongoing misconception that hot girls can’t be smart. Keep reading »

Wear ‘Til They’re Dead Sandals

Everyone needs a perfect spring sandal. We’re talking about the type of shoe that’s basic and comfy enough to go with your usual outfits, but also has a little something extra for your fancier ones. That’s why we’re loving these Frances-Stud flats by Topshop. Pink leather, gold trim, and a braided design down the front make these cute kicks the type of noticeable item your friends will want the deets on. Our recommendation: “Ohhh … I got these in a little indie boutique somewhere, I forget where.” Otherwise, you’re going to have a case of copycats on your hands. (Or feet.)

[$70.00 Topshop]

Stepping In Crap Never Looked So Good

We wonder if these 10-inch platform heels made of elephant dung smell as horrible as they look. [HighSnobette] Keep reading »

Could You Spend A Whole Day Barefoot?

Already known for his charitable moves, Tom’s Shoes founder Blake Mycoskie created a business plan which allowed him to give back to children in need while selling shoes to the masses. To continue his mission, Blake is hosting the third annual One Day Without Shoes campaign on April 8 with a barefoot walk on the Venice Beach Boardwalk in California to show just how important a simple pair of shoes can be for an individual. “We ask people to go the day, part of the day or even just a few minutes barefoot to experience a life without shoes firsthand and to help spread awareness.” It goes without saying that we take for granted the amount of shoes which are readily available for us to purchase, stocking our closest with varieties and pairs based on our mood while others go without a single set of shoes. Could you do it? [Heck yes! -- Editor Amelia] Register for events here and buy Toms shoes to spread awareness. [WWD] Keep reading »

Shoe-O-Lanterns: The Fashionista’s Jack-O-Lantern Replacement

We aren’t sure why they’re there (did Halloween change dates this year?), but the hanging shoe-o’-lanterns popping up in trees around Richmond, Virginia, are an awesome jack-o’-lantern alternative. Tiny attached solar panels collect energy during the day and activate the flickering, fire-like glowing you see at left when the sun goes down, creating an eerily cool effect that puts our sad little carved pumpkins to shame. The shoes are all men’s dress shoes with a gold anchor emblem on the heel, but save your old pumps over the next few months and maybe we can get a stiletto fire garden going. [Wooster Collective] Keep reading »

Roll-Up Shoes For Relieving Feet From Uncomfortable Heels

Last spring, we told you about vending machines in UK clubs that sell ballet flats to slip onto tired feet after a night of dancing. Well, Rollasole shoes have crossed the pond, and while we haven’t seen dispensers at any bars in the states, you can plan for high heel pain by ordering a pair of these roll-up flats for $9.99 at Target.com. They’re probably not durable enough to wear every day, but it would be handy to pop them into your purse (they get super small!) before heading out on the town — they even come with a bag for carrying your uncomfortable heels home. [Rollasole] Keep reading »

Shoe Lovers, Get To Facebooking

If there were ever a reason to become a fan of a brand on Facebook, it’s this. Nine West has decided to give its social media supporters a bit of an incentive to shop (we are in a recession, after all) and has created specific shoe styles available for the brand’s loyal Facebook fans first. Nine West creative director Fred Allard has designed six styles for sale exclusively on Facebook, along with the handbags and sunnies featured in their spring lookbook. And if owning the newest looks before everyone else isn’t enough, they’re offering 15 percent off and free shipping for the remainder of February. We’ll fan any brand on Facebook with an offer like this. [Lucky] Keep reading »

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