Whether you’re dancing the night away in Paris, London or New York City, at the end of the night one thing is inevitable besides the dudes clamoring to walk you home: sore feet. Luckily, for us high heel-loving girls there are Rollasoles.
Recently I was lucky enough to be in one such nightclub in London, throbbing feet and all when I realized that the vending machines weren’t selling bottled water, but disposable flat shoes—Brilliant, love! They come in little balls that roll out into ballerina-type slippers, cost ₤5 (about $7) and includes another bag to toss your high heels into for the drunken stumble home. Creator Matt Horan says he’s got orders from Ibiza all the way to New York coming in and hopes his idea will take off. So there you go Cinderella, don’t forget your slippers. [Rollasole]
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While we think some celebs, like Michelle Williams, deserve more privacy in their lives, we’re secretly a little happy the paparazzi snap them as they go about their business so we can see what they wear when they’re not walking a red carpet. Michelle Williams always looks so cute and casually put-together when she runs out for coffee, and we love how her shoes look as though she’s walked 1,000 miles in them. Want similar sneaks? Pick a pair from the 10 after the jump, then wear them every single day this summer, making sure not to avoid puddles or mud. Keep reading »
Last summer, we told you about the male wedge, a.k.a. the “medge.” We’re happy we didn’t see any average men wearing these shoes, but then we came across this year’s version from Acne. We’ve decided these are ten times worse than the original medge we spotted at the Fendi fashion show nearly a year ago. Seriously, a crepe bottom and leftover shearling pieces? Thank god we’re not men! [The Fashionisto via Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
Most of the time, fashion magazines show clothing and accessories on models. Sometimes, things get more exciting and they take the photos in an exotic place. And every once in a while the editors get really creative and come up with a clever way to picture this season’s styles. This photo (there’ more after the jump) are from French Marie Claire. I can’t decide what I want more — the shoes or the dogs. [via Juliette Merck] Keep reading »
We’ve spent years eschewing jelly sandals, turning our backs on the sheer plastic beauties we grew up with. We’re too old for those, we thought, gazing wistfully, but moving on to more grown up footwear. Well, screw it, jellies are back with a vengeance, and I’m leaving leather and other perhaps more legitimate footwear material behind for the molded, vaguely smelly plastic of yore. They give you blisters at first, and the whole time you’re wearing them you’ll intermittently wonder if maybe wearing shoes made entirely of rubber in 100-degree heat isn’t the best idea. But as you and your jellies get to know one another again, you’ll remember why you loved them so much when you were a kid and wonder why you let anyone tell you they’re terrible. Sandals this old school-cute don’t deserve to be vilified like that! ($15, New York & Company) Keep reading »
That stabbing sensation in a woman’s toes may not always be from her do-me heels. In rarefied circles, it’s a little jab of Botox. Dr. Suzanne Levine is a New York City aesthetic podiatrist for the “Gossip Girl” set, and she perks up the wrinkly feet of ladies who lunch—so their Louboutins won’t reveal their ages.
Dr. Levine charges $500 for Pillows for Your Feet, her biannual Juvaderm and Sculptra injections. “[Some women] are so embarrassed, they go to a separate section of Bergdorf to try on shoes, and they leave their socks on during intimate moments, or even at their gynecologists office, which I just find so hilarious,” she says.”
To all you ladies out their wearing socks in the stirrups because you’re afraid your gyno is going to be appalled by your wrinkly feetyou are way obsessed, my dears. Sounds like you need some foot fetishist love. [NY Observer] Keep reading »
Christian Louboutin is known for his uber-sexy, red-soled heels, but now he’s venturing into the world of sneakers — at least he’s staying true to his leopard print fixation. No word on where to buy these or how much they cost, but the pumps sell for an average of $800 at fine department stores and boutiques, so we’re guessing these would be comparably priced. Would you fork over that kind of money for these kicks? [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
I love ‘em. Would I rock ‘em? I’m not so sure. UK retailer Iron Fist offers these Zombie Stomper Platform Peep-Toes for £44.99 or around $90. The day-glo green and hot pink whomper-stompers come with a 4-1/2-inch heel plus a 1-inch platform, so they’re not for the shy, dainty, or wobbly. Over the peep-toe, there’s a zombie’s row of exposed teeth and the side of the shoe features a crazed zombie eyeball — all of which is countered by the neat black bow near the heel, if you like to look flirty while you eat human flesh. Or, as the website puts it, “Perfect for stompin’ on zombies … and men’s hearts.” These blue babylon heels are pretty freak, too. So, would you rock ‘em? [Boing Boing] Keep reading »
Who’d have thought the woman who moaned all about her “lovely lady lumps” would actually design really sleek and sexy shoes? Fergie from the Black-Eyed Peas designed a line of high heels for Nordstrom and we’d actually wear them, like, to work or in front of my mother. Fave pairs: the golden Maxim sandal (left), because every woman needs a pair of metallic shoes, or the Teema gladiator sandal (right). Well done, Fergie-Ferg. [$99.95, Nordstrom.com] Keep reading »
There’s something weird going on in the fashion world right now, and as much as we like to experiment with clothes and accessories, we can’t agree with it. Strange bootie-like shoes are popping up all over the place, but they’re not boots in the traditional sense because they’re a part of or can be added to summery shoes.
I was perusing one of my favorite online shops, Creatures of Comfort, when I came upon these espadrille booties by Zucca. While I am looking for a new pair of espadrilles, you won’t see these on my feet. Don’t designers remember how hot it gets in the spring and summer? My legs would overheat if they were ensconced in thick canvas.
Similarly, we spotted something called “Bootilegs” on Trend de la Creme. These spat-like calf coverings can be added to any shoe or sandal, so they can be worn in any season! Please, for the sake of your beautiful calves, Just Say No to summer booties. Keep reading »