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Shoes That Hit The Slopes

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 »

Do Not Want: Nike High Heels

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 »

The Secret Is Out: “Comfort” Shoe Brands Actually Make Cute Kicks

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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Do Not Want: Sequined Ugg Boots

Is it just us, or are Uggs experiencing some form of horrible mutation? After the original came the colors—pink, purple, and the like. Then there was Jimmy Choo‘s studded and fringed monstrosity. And now this: sparkly, sequined Ugg boots. People, stop the Uggsanity! [High Snobette] Keep reading »

Beatlemania For Your Feet

We can’t tell you where these Beatles shoes come from, or where to get them, but they are–in a word–awesome. [Nicoolest] Keep reading »

Shoes Definitely Not Made For Walking

Behold some of Noritaka Tatehana’s crazy shoe designs (are those high-heeled cleats on the left?) that even Lady Gaga would find challenging to walk in. [Trendland] Keep reading »

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