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Do Not Want: Terrifying Simpson’s Feet

Haven’t you always wanted to look like a Matt Groening character? We thought so. And so does Prada’s shoe designer, apparently, who has whipped up these terrifying, cartoonish, Marge Simpson-esque shoe boots for your shoe-obsessed pleasure. [Shoelust] Keep reading »

An Open Letter To Wedge Heels

Dear Wedge Heels,

My whole life, I’ve wanted to be three things: “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” a writer, and the kind of person who wears high heels everyday. I’ve failed mightily on the first count, done pretty well on the second, and the third, well, that’s a bit more complicated… Keep reading »

The Average Woman Owns 17 Pairs Of Heels: True Or False?

Imelda Marcos would be so disappointed: the average American woman owns 17 pairs of high heels, according to survey of 1,000 women about shoes in ShopSmart magazine. Women bought an average of three pairs each year and while the likes of Imelda and Carrie Bradshaw spend $600 or more on designer heels, the average woman spends $49 on new kicks. Only 31 percent said they spent over $100 on a single pairs of shoes. Keep reading »

What’s Your Seasonal Wardrobe Change Routine?

As it begins to slowly inch from winter to spring, we’ve begun to reexamine our wardrobes, pulling out some of the light coats and spring dresses that have been shoved in the back for so long. The savviest fashionistas among us have a dedicated plan for switching from winter to spring. One thing I like to do — I do an end-of-season boot/shoe examination. Any shoes with busted soles or worn-down heels get taken to the cobbler ASAP. That’s because there’s nothing worse than waiting until the first cold day of fall to realize all of your boots have busted heels.

So tell us: how do you make the transition? What are your seasonal switch tips? Keep reading »

A Shoe Habit To Put Ours To Shame

Women often get a bad rap for being shoe obsessed, but most women I know have nothing on the men of the Mexican town of Matehuala. The men and boys in Matehuala have been busy trying to outdo themselves with more elaborate and outlandish shoes–like the oversized elfish cowboy boots shown above. Styles and trends change rapidly, and the guys struggle to keep up with one another’s shoe habits. They wear the boots to guachero dance contests, but they also hold contests for the longest and most elaborate boots. [Vice] Keep reading »

Awesome Affordable Etsy Find: I’d Never Spit On Your Spats

Spats! Shoe accessories of a bygone era. Or so you thought. These gorgeous art deco-inspired spats will amp up your boring shoe game with style. And because they’re so versatile, they can work with practically any shoe you’ve got in your closet. Why did these things go out of fashion again? [$58, Etsy] Keep reading »

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