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Must Haves: 15 Pairs Of Boots With A Wedge

Want to add a little lift to your gait but not lose your footing traversing through the rainy and snowy weather to come this winter? Wedge boots are the answer! You’ll get a few extra inches of height, but your feet will feel like they’re still walking on (mostly) flat, solid ground. From ankle to knee-high, fancy to rugged, here are a ton of wedgy, heh, options.

One Pair Of Lace-Up Booties, Three Ways

I figured out! I know what’s missing from my life! I understand the reason for the dull ache in my chest! It’s because I don’t have a pair of flat lace-up booties in my closet. Yes, yes, that is it. I am seeking to remedy this situation promptly, after coming across these amazingly cool lace-up booties from American Eagle Outfitters. (Similar styles are everywhere too.) And I already have some outfit ideas in mind. Here are three ways I’d wear these babies… Keep reading »

Christian Louboutin Debuts “Nude” Heels For 5 Different Skin Tones

Christian Louboutin Nude Heels

Crayola changed the name of its “flesh” crayon to “peach” way back in 1962. The fashion world, on the other hand, has continued to manufacture and name “nude” garments and accessories in exactly one shade: beige. Recent efforts such as the “What’s Your Nude?” campaign, which called for bra makers to create more bras in shades of brown, have drawn attention to this ridiculously narrow definition of the word “nude,” and now a high-end shoe designer has taken a pretty big step (heh, heh) toward a more inclusive “nude” color palette. Christian Louboutin just announced a new collection of pumps called “The Nudes,” which are available in five colors to accommodate a wider range of realistic skin tones. Louboutin also released a free app to let prospective buyers photograph their feet and find the best shoe shade for them. While it’s great to see more color options, unfortunately Louboutin’s shoes are still only available at one very high price point: $625 a pop. Here’s hoping that this collection sparks similar action by more affordable brands. Nude shoes for everyone! [Huffington Post]

Style 911: “I Need Dressy Flats For Fall & Winter!”

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“With winter approaching I’m getting into my usual fall dilemma (which I have obviously failed to solve). To be totally honest, I am relatively particular about shoes.  In the summer I wear flip flops, strappy flat sandals, toms and for work and nice dinners out, ballet flats.  I basically refuse to wear heels unless I absolutely must.  I can’t wear boots because of high arches (if I can get them on, they usually pinch my feet so much that they go numb) and this applies to almost every pair of boots I’ve ever tried on or tried to try on. My question is, what shoes can I wear to be semi-dressed up in the winter, for birthday parties, nice dinners out, or on a more casual day to work (I’m a lawyer)? You know, just for day to day, cute shoe wearing. To give you an idea of style, I shop a lot at J. Crew and Anthropologie, but don’t really get into trends too much. Please help!!!” – Emily

Girl, I’m with you. As I’ve gotten older, my foot pain has increased and my willingness to suffer through it in order to wear heels has waned. Luckily, there are a wealth of flats that are just as chic as sky-high heels. Based on the way you described your style, I’m inclined to recommend pointy-toed flats and preppy oxfords and loafers. After the jump, check out the 12 pairs of flats I found, with my suggestions for what to wear them with. Keep reading »

Compassionate Fashion: Stylish, American-Made Sneakers From New Balance

When it comes to major athletic brands, most companies’ abhorrent manufacturing practices leave a lot to be desired. And then there’s New Balance. Take a spin through one of their stores or pick up one of their colorful athletic shoes and you’ll probably find a little surprise printed on the tag: “Proudly Made In The USA.”

While other brands have moved more and more of their production overseas, New Balance has increased their domestic manufacturing jobs by 45% since 1995, and have never — I repeat, NEVER — laid off a domestic factory worker. Currently, 25% of New Balance shoes (that’s 7 million pairs a year) are made in the USA. If you want to support American workers, pamper your feet, and look fabulous at the gym, New Balance is absolutely the way to go. I’ve picked out a few of my favorite sneakers (and one magical pair of socks) from their USA collection. Click through to check ‘em out!

Must Haves: 9 Kickin’ Pairs Of Buckle Booties For Fall

Buckle accents on booties are one of the hottest trends for fall. Here, we’ve pulled together our eight favorite pairs for under $250. Now get to steppin’…

Totally Coveted: New Wave Vinyl, ’70s Platforms & A Brooklyn Apartment

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This is Totally Coveted, our new whenever series documenting all the super ridiculous crap we want but (probably, most certainly) are too sensible to buy. Hey, a girl can dream — about $1,200 shoes — can’t she? Take a peek at what we’re coveting, and then tell us what you’re lusting after in the comments! Keep reading »

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Bon Iver’s Imagined Director’s Commentary For His Vegan Shoe Commercial

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Bon Iver, Now With More Kittens!

Y’all know I’m not a huge Bon Iver fan, and though he has wide acclaim as some sort of indie rock heartthrob, I find the idea of sexing Bon Iver to be as repugnant as, say, Frenching a trout. Last year, he unleashed his shoe collaboration with the shoe company Keep. What qualified Bon Iver as a shoe designer, I don’t know, but anyway, he made some sneakers with an (of course) feather on them. Just now, we’ve uncovered the commercial Bon Iver made to promote the shoes. It was apparently made on a farm with free-range kittens and pups (all of whom were rescued). It is also deeply earnest and Bon Iver-y, which of course means I had to blow up its spot. After the jump, Bon Iver’s imagined director’s commentary for the video. Keep reading »

Sarah Jessica Parker Launching Spendy Shoe, Purse & Trenchcoat Collection At Nordstrom

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  • Sarah Jessica Parker is adding yet another line to her design resume: the actress is creating a shoe, bag and trenchcoat collection called SJP for Nordstrom. You’ll have to wait until 2014 for the expensive duds, which will be priced $200 to $300 for shoes and below $700 for the purses.  Um … no comment. [Huffington Post]
  • Carey Mulligan is the unlikely frontrunner to play former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the upcoming biopic, “Rodham.” Honestly, I don’t see the resemblance at all. Wonder who’ll play Bill, though! [Page Six]
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Nope, I Do Not Accept Adidas Slides As High Fashion Accessories

High fashion Adidas Slides

Adidas slides have been the purview of college bros for decades now, the choice footwear for pairing with over-sized basketball shorts and visor caps. But of late, they’ve been making insidious inroads in the fashion world. Witness the style shoot above, for the brand Aitken Jolly: the knee-high athletics socks were bad enough, but the slides? You are taking it to a Next Level Awful place.

And Aitken Jolly aren’t the only ones: Fashionista spoke to Nonoo designer Misha Nonoo, who said, “I just thought the Adidas shower sandals really spoke to something that’s kind of l’air du temps.” Uh, what?

Fashion “experts” say that the renewed interest in Adidas slides goes back to high-end designer Phoebe Philo and her collections for Celine. “The clean lines and shape of the Adidas sandal are very much on point with where fashion accessories are going right now–the first example that comes to mind on a designer level is the Celine sandals in regards to shape and style,” said stylist Danielle Nachmani.

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