Joss Stone is good at a lot of things, like singing and getting tattoos. Wanna know what she’s not so good at? Designing shoes. As evidence to support this claim, we present early images of Stone’s shoe collaboration with Nine West. Part of the brand’s American Vintage Collection, the kicks are allegedly inspired by the American countryside with, according to Joss, a little help from her own tattoos (look closely and you can sort of make out the “tattoos” on the shoes themselves). Perhaps these shoes really are American Vintage-looking and we just don’t get it, but we can’t help but feel they’re less suited for use by humans and more appropriate for a rather skanky yeti. Because, really, in what other world do thigh-high, faux-shearling boots with braided rope and tattoo detailing make sense? [The Cut] Keep reading »
Nice try: Colette teamed up with Timberland to make some fashion-y version of the outdoorsy boots in a boat shoe variety. We say: not so much. [Highsnobiety] Keep reading »
U.K. shoe retailer Office wants to sell you these shin-tastic sandals. Guaranteed to give you a really weird reverse tan. [eBay]
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It’s kind of surprising that the gladiator sandal has remained trendy for going on three summers now. But, honestly, the look isn’t for everyone. Avon‘s Mod Fever Patent Sandal bridges the divide between strap-happy gladiators and simple thong sandals, a staple in most women’s closets. The circles add subtle flair and the tiny heel gives the right amount of height for elongating the leg while still being stroll-worthy. Plus, the patent leather-like material means a sudden downpour won’t ruin the shoes. Now that’s definitely a happy holiday!
When I lived at home, my mom made us — and our confused friends — wash our feet in the sink before entering the house proper during the summer. In sandal weather, she could often be heard admonishing us not to “drag our street feet into the house!” As a result, I’m flexible and balanced enough to stand on one leg while the other is in the sink and consider myself an expert at warding off what I like to call “hobo feet.” Click through for tips for keeping your feet smooth and pretty, even as summer sandal dirt threatens to make them filthy and dry.
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