Sneakers are supposed to be less expensive than your fancy-schmancy heels, right? Well, it would depend on just how much you want your comfy kicks to make a statement. We already knew that Jimmy Choo was making sneakers, but did you know they were $600 a pop? We have no doubt that the wealthy and celebs will willingly drop that much (we know that Michelle Obama already does this). Yet the trendy sneaker market seems to be getting more pricey in general, in part due to the resurgence of the ’80s basketball trainer as a fashion item (thanks, Kanye). Remember the days when you could spend $40 for a cute and colorful pair? Now, even we admit that we’ve on occasion spent over $100 for some very chic sneakers that we felt we just had to have.
What about you—if you fall in love with a pair of sneaks, how much will you spend on them? How much is just too much? [Times Online] Keep reading »
We are in love with Kim Kardashian’s Free People boots that fold over completely and have a zipper down the side. But our love ends with the $358 price tag, which has just a tad too many figures. That’s where these suede shoes come in — with a number that’s affordable! For just $45, you’ll be able to take part in the trend, without forcing yourself to wear the boots everyday while forgoing lunch just to make up for the cost. [$45, Charlotte Russe] Keep reading »
Who needs to spend $795 on this pair of Alexander McQueen (RIP!) lace-ups when you can easily DIY ‘em for a teeny amount of money (not to mention a decent amount of fun!)? So, here’s how to do it: Dig up your old pair of bucks or lace-ups from back in the day (or for those who didn’t go through a massive tomboy phase, like myself, buy a cheapie pair here or here!)—any color will do, extra points for the ones with the red soles! When scouring for the perfect shoe, keep in mind that suede, in this case, is a very good thing (the paint will really stick to it!). Then get yourself some paints: I like fabric paints the best, like these. Pick four colors you’re into; reserve one to use as an accent color (meaning you won’t use too much of it). Check out the way the dark blue was used (sparingly), above. Either outside or in a space you don’t care about, get splattering! [Trend Hunter] Keep reading »
Nice ass! Do you think this butt is automatically disqualified from American Apparel’s “Best Bottom In The World” contest because it’s in a German ad for Reebok’s EasyTone sneakers? Probably.
But of course, there’s more ass-toning ass-hattery, after the jump … Keep reading »
The Gap and Keds are as American as capitalism and the Electoral College, so it’s about time the two fashion entities get together to create a line of all-American footwear. The shoes will be designed by Gap’s Patrick Robinson and will be right in-step with the faded denim and pastels that will be big this summer. (Don’t worry if you’re more of a glam girl, because Keds has also teamed up with Alice + Olivia for a limited-edition sparkle line.) There’s no word regarding prices of the Gap-inspired line, but the shoes will debut in the summer most likely at a pop-up shop in NYC, which means they’re sure to hit eBay shortly after for those of you in other parts of the country. [Racked] Keep reading »
Already a regular designer for Payless, Alice & Olivia is upping their collaboration game, with a line of limited-edition sneakers for Keds. As a wearer of Keds during my elementary school years, I really appreciate a designer bringing a bit of color and style to the simple white tennis shoes. Stacy Bendet knows just how I feel, explaining, “I don’t think I removed Keds from my feet as a kid. I can’t even count how many pairs I had. We decided to do a collaboration that would bring a little Alice + Olivia fun to the 2010 Keds Champion.” Her fun comes in four colors — black, silver, pale pink and safari green. Come spring, you can dress up your feet in sparkly sneakers, which will be sold at select Neiman Marcus stores nationwide, at Alice & Olivia boutiques, or online, for $88. And it seems that Keds want to stay in the fashion game, as this is one more of many future collaborations. [WWD] Keep reading »
Whether you stock up on winter essentials that are now on sale or get ready for spring and summer with the new arrivals, Bakers has the right price for trendy shoes. We’ve weeded through the stripper shoes that still (unfortunately) plague this retailer, and have come up with a great selection of pumps, boots, sandals, and flats. Check them out after the jump. Keep reading »
Behold the new shoe line, Native. The holed-up plastic kicks seem to be the hip, sleek, younger sister of the Croc family. We’re not sure if these will take off, but we’ll be watching.
What do you think, geek chic? Or is this the beginning of Crocapalooza 2.0? [High Snobette] Keep reading »
If, that is, they’re caught wearing these crazy heels. Wow. [Yanko Design] Keep reading »