Massimo Dogana has designed a shoe that I’m sure Lindsay Lohan would love. His “F-U” shoes give the finger and say how the wearer really feels. But at $1,095, we’ll just stick to making our own freehand gestures. [Stylediggers] Keep reading »
I have quite a shoe fetish, and whenever I see shoes I like, I automatically begin to style them (in my imagination) with my own clothes. That’s what happened when I saw these Prada spring 2011 shoes. I thought I could wear them with black skinny jeans or a pair of white-washed, distressed jeans. And even a floral skirt or dress because I love mixing stripes with florals. My only issue with my shoe fetish is that I’m always drawn to the most expensive shoes, like these Prada ones. I can’t be the only one that has this problem. Do you? And what do you think of Prada’s spring shoes? [Style.com] Keep reading »
Introducing “Footstickers,” which are exactly what they sound like—stickers for your feet so that you can be as close to barefoot as possible without having to actually touch the ground. So do you throw them out when you’re done? Re-wear? Wash? Either way, we can’t really fathom how you’d get away with wearing these to work … or anywhere else for that matter. [Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Walter Steiger has an interesting idea with these rounded sole platforms … but does anyone’s feet actually flex that way, except for ballerinas? [Designer Social] Keep reading »
What’s worse? When sneakers look like high heels, or when high heels look like sneakers? We can’t answer that, but we can say that the sneaker pump is rarely a good thing. Exhibit A: These Nike stilettos. Keep reading »
Thanks, New York Times, for outing one of my top fashion secrets—”comfort” shoe brands like Aerosoles and Naturalizer. (OK, to be fair, if this is a NYT story, then it’s not like they were a secret to begin with.) These companies have, in the past, had the rep for being the shoes your mom and grandmother wore: austere suede and leather things with obvious added comfort soles. Basically, at one point, they were what you might think of as fancied-up orthopedic shoes. But slowly, these brands have been changing their tune, and adding hipper styles to the mix. Now you might walk into one of these stores to find super comfy versions of trends like motorcycle boots, lace-up wedges, and the like.
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