Boat shoes, a staple of every self-respecting WASP’s footwear collection, have returned for spring, and this year’s crop features fun colors, patterns, and a more feminine shape. I’ve never even been to Connecticut (although eating lobster at Jessica’s parents house is on my bucket list), but man do I love me a boat shoe. Wear them with cuffed boyfriend jeans or your favorite sundress–they seriously go with anything. Click through to check out some of my favorite pairs of the season!
Spring is upon us, and I don’t know about you, but my sandals from last year have definitely seen better days. I’m on the hunt for a new pair of bright wedges to pair with my cutoffs and summer dresses. Care to join me? Whether you prefer a low wedge or a towering espadrille, click through to check out seven spring-y pairs in a rainbow of colors!
I subscribe to the style theory of “all black everything.” I’m pretty religious about it most of the year, but come summer, my wardrobe tends to lighten up. (Maybe some dark grey?) My shoes, on the other hand, are nothin’ but black. Black boots, black sandals, black heels — why buy anything else? Black is classic, goes with everything, never gets dirty, and black leather shoes last for years. They’re practically an investment, but that doesn’t mean you should have to cash out over $200 for a solid pair of cool-ass black sandals. Check out these 10 pairs, and wonder why you ever thought it would be a good idea to buy something in beige suede.
At $725, Charlotte Olympia’s cat flats aren’t exactly in our budget. But believe you me, we would love to own the same shoes as Beyoncé. So we were delighted —if slightly guilty — to see these kittycat flat knockoffs over on ModCloth. They’re significantly less fancy, but arguably just as cute. Winona’s been noodging me to buy a matching pair all morning and I just might do it! [Left: $725, Charlotte Olympia at Moda Operandi; Right: $32.99, ModCloth]
Fashion can be art, right? And in the case of the shoes featured in Leipzig, Germany’s Grassi Museum, the art is decidedly avant garde. The museum’s new exhibition, Radical Shoe Design. The show includes more than 200 pairs of wildly designed shoes that challenge traditional notions of style, comfort and wearabilty — so of course we love them. If you’re in Leipzig, check out the whole collection. For now, we’ve collected 11 of our favorite weirdbeard pairs for your enjoyment!
So we wanted to show you the latest in spring footwear trends, but we didn’t want to do it in the typical boring way. Enter hot celeb dudes wearing spring footwear (for the ladies, obviously). Enjoy as James Franco, Bradley Cooper and a slew of other celebrity guys model the latest kicks!
If you’ve ever owned a pair of Converse sneakers, you’ve experienced the long and arduous process of breaking them in. It can take six months to a year of daily wear to get them softened up and perfectly molded to your foot, at which point you can enjoy a brief window of sneaker self-actualization before a hole appears in the sole and you have to buy a new pair and start over. Converse addicts will tell you this is all part of the Converse experience, but apparently not everyone has the time or energy to break in their shoes. Enter Converse’s aptly titled “Well Worn Collection,” a new line of sneakers that are scuffed up, dirty, and worn-in, right out of the box. Keep reading »
It’s officially spring, but many parts of the country are still blanketed with snow. Want to cut through the slush in style? Try a toe plow, which is exactly what it sounds like: a tiny snow plow that attaches to the toe of your shoe. Apparently you can make your own toe plow with some PVC pipe and a couple of dog collars. Can you imagine if this caught on, and every morning crowds of people shuffled to work wearing little toe plows? That’s the world I want to live in. [Instructables via Neatorama]
Ha! You thought I was going to make a joke about stepping on a banana peel, didn’t you? But no, instead, I’ll just say that these platform heels are rather appealing. Made by Scarlet Fever Footwear, a bespoke shoe shop in London, these babies definitely look slippery.
Looking for a pair of shoes that you can put on with anything and spice up your entire wardrobe? Look no further than these amazing handpainted Sriracha pumps from Hourglass Footwear. Inspired by the beloved red bottles of hot sauce and painted by a team of Seattle artists, you can also get your Sriracha footwear in the form of flats, stilettos, or mid-height heels. At $200 a pop for the platform heels (flats are $130), they’re not cheap, but for true fans of the red rooster, they’re well worth it. [$200, Hourglass]