When my parents moved me from NYC to a small Massachusetts town in third grade, I instantly became the weird kid, owed largely to these floral-printed Docs. They were loud and flashy, especially because I wore them with a poodle skirt and ruffled blouse. This scared the living daylights out of Sleepytown, USA. (I also listened to Madonna. The horror!) If only being “unique” was that simple these days by just wearing a pair of crazy boots.
Still, you can now try your best at being a style standout by getting your hands on a pair through Urban Outfitters. The iconic Doc Martens 8-eye boot comes in two patterns: choose from a white background with pink and blue flowers, or black with purple and peach buds. Don’t think you can fade into the crowd with these babies. They’re made for stomping out the competition. [$128, Dr. Martens, Urban Outfitters]
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Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard looked prim and proper in her ladylike suit at the “Bike in Style” event earlier this week. However, if you looked closely at her Dior shoes, you’d notice the heels are in the shape of a naked female who is supposedly a fertility goddess. The French have always been masters of the subtly provocative, no? Click through for another look at the shoes with the amble-bosomed (and -butted) woman. Keep reading »
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 »