Know those convertible pants that become shorts just by unzipping the bottoms? In theory: good idea. In reality: ugly as hell. So it’s pretty amazing that Michael Kors has managed to take the same principle, stick it on a boot, and make it moderately stylish. Behold his new “Franny” style, which can be zipped up or unzipped to create four different length boots. You can rock the currently trendy thigh-high, and once it goes out of style (which it will), take off a level to get a classic calf-height. For everyday wear, unlatch all and skip around in a simple bootie.
While we’ve seen convertible shoes before, they haven’t offered quite as many options as Mr. Kors’ model. What do you think—would you get a lot of use out of these zipper boots? Or are they not your style? [HighSnobette] Keep reading »
Where did your feet go? Andreia Chaves’ mirrored heel is dubbed the “invisible shoe.” What’s the point of cute kicks if you can’t even see ‘em? [PSFK] Keep reading »
Shoe man Stuart Weitzman is not content to only dress your feet. The designer’s decided he wants to create handbags as well, so he just entered the purse market. And from the first look, it’s pretty safe to say his brilliance for shoe design clearly translated to handbags. Most people wouldn’t consider our economic situation the ideal time to launch a new collection — especially one that ranges in price from $395 to $595 (ouch!) — but Mr. Weitzman is of a different mindset. “Recessions have always opened up opportunities for people who like to be a little aggressive in their business,” he said. Ahh, capitalism. Unfortunately, if you can actually afford one, you’ll have to wait until next summer when the handbags land in Stuart Weitzman stores to add these to your collection. [WWD] Keep reading »
Glitter high heels are the kind of accessory every girl oohs and aahs over, but probably hasn’t worn since the days of princess dress-up sessions. Well, these flashy kicks are making a comeback. And a very expensive one at that, thanks to some new models by Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, and other high-end footwear designers. Two of these pairs are extremely pricey (one is worth over $1,300!) and the other two will cost you less than a chicken dinner. Can you guess which? The answers, after the jump. Keep reading »
Behold, an immaculate conception that threatens to overshadow that other one commonly celebrated around this time of year: Take perhaps the most famous sexy movie costume ever, combine it with a pair of iconic sneakers and you have, ta-da, the Adidas Originals Star Wars Collection “Princess Leia.” So far, the preview only shows a sliver of the shoe, but we’re gonna go out on a limb here and guess they’ll look pretty awesome? Start lining up behind the serious collectors in January. [Nitrolicious] Keep reading »
Vivienne Westwood, the queen of rubber shoes, has done it again with these fleet-footed platforms which feature removable wings. (But why would you want to take them off?) [My Wardrobe] Keep reading »
I. Love. These. Shoes. I’ve got a thing for sparkly red shoes — I think I watched “The Wizard of Oz” one too many times when I was a kid — and I’m still sort of obsessed with the whole heel-less shoe phenomenon, so these amazing numbers by Natacha Marro are drool-inducing. Stars who’ve worn Marro’s out-there designs include Gwen Stefani, Daphne Guinness, and Grace Jones; plus, she designed Luke Skywalker’s shoes in the latest “Star Wars” movies. These glittery “liquid red” Mary Janes are hand-made to order, and a limited edition, so only 10 pairs will ever be crafted. Also, they are around $800. So, you know, I will probably never own a pair. Sigh. [Style Bubble] Keep reading »
We’ve been noticing an awful lot of flat ankle boots lately and can’t get enough of them. Style blogger Rumi Neely of Fashion Toast is particularly badass in her use of our new favorite footwear, pairing them with cropped pants and mini skirts alike. We’re big fans of her Jimmy Choo for H&M faux, snake-skin booties, but also like the idea of something a bit more, well, toned down. Either way, they’re going on the shopping list. Keep reading »
Let’s get one thing straight: not everybody is dreaming of a white Christmas. For those on your shopping list who are anything like us and dread the dropping temperatures this holiday season, there’s the Gap’s soft-looking knit slipper booties. These calf-covering slippers have a no-slip bottom, while the chunky sweater style and dangling pom-poms make them cuter than any cold-weather alternative. Keep your feet toasty and your slummin’-it-around-the-pad-wear cute! [$29.50, Gap]
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Shoe god Christian Louboutin has a major erm, bone to pick with ankles. More specifically, he hates cankles. Like as in he really can’t shut up about how much he detests them. The designer notoriously spoke out about Barbie’s “fat ankles” recently, and now the iconic designer can’t keep quiet, as he’s back on the issue. “The thing that really restricts me is not fabrication; it’s the ankle,” he said. “You can do a design, and it looks good on paper — then when you put it on it makes your legs look fat.” Interestingly enough, Mr. Louboutin himself wears Adidas tennis shoes. [Times UK] Keep reading »