Do you like water, shoes, and looking good? If so, hot damn, have we got the shoes for you. Well, actually, TOMS has the shoes for you. Their new design collaboration with charity: water, a non-profit that builds clean wells in communities that need them, has turned up a couple pairs of rather adorable kicks. The blue pair is modeled to resemble waves, while the gray — our favorite! — is called The Map Shoe for obvious reasons. Both are made of sustainable materials and the proceeds go towards building a well. They’re $58 each and will be available exclusively at TOMS.com for a limited time. [Nitrolicious] Keep reading »
In case you’re planning on dressing up as everyone’s favorite excessively tanned “Jersey Shore” diva for Halloween, you might want to buy your shoes before October comes around, because Steve Madden just released a brand-new pair of heels named the Snookie (yeah, Steve added an E, although apparently there always was supposed to be one?). Appropriately, the 5.5″ heels are full of sparkle, provide a peep-toe for displaying perfectly manicured feet, and even show off a bit of toe cleavage. SteveMadden.com promises that by wearing the shoe, “you’ll never be a wallflower at the club,” though if you’re anything like the real-life Snooki, we’re sure you don’t need to rely on shoes to stand out. The Snookie heels come in black glitter, multi-colored glitter, and gold glitter, and retail for $109.95, but the most important detail to note is the platform, ’cause you know the teeny tiny reality star can always use a few extra inches of height. [Steve Madden via Refinery 29] Keep reading »
Wear these Bruno Frisoni fringe-covered heels, and your feet will look like members of the Addams Family. Keep reading to check out the black version, which features even longer “hair.” [Bruno Frisoni] Keep reading »
High-heeled sneakers are the hideous trend that just won’t end. These Prada shoes with 3 3/4″ rubber wedge heels are made in Italy, cost $420, and won’t ever be worn by the likes of us. [Bergdorf Goodman] Keep reading »
Everyone knows that buying fake products contributes to terrible working conditions and child labor, but for some reason, New York City’s Canal Street is still full of tourists, desperate for a bad Louis Vuitton or Coach knockoff. But that’s not the only way to score a fake. Clueless shoppers buy knockoffs online every day, and Christian Louboutin has had enough! In hopes of drawing further attention to the problem, Mr. Louboutin created a website devoted entirely to the end of imitation shoes, especially ones that look like his designs. Stop Fake Louboutin provides not only a list of all the sites selling fakes of his shoes, but also this highly amusing video of a bulldozer destroying hundreds of cheap red-soled shoes. Take that fake Loubs! [Styleite] Keep reading »
Thanks, Ben Hedblom, for wearing the same shoes for four years as a bet and ruining any progress we’d made with men forgoing their too-tatty threads. In all fairness, the teen, who has been wearing a pair of Nike Shox throughout high school, could actually teach guys (and girls) a thing or two about how people are treated based on outward appearances. What began as a silly challenge between Hedblom and his Spanish teacher turned into a psychological test, causing the student to turn the experience into his senior project. Apparently, people felt so bad for him, strangers in McDonald’s would offer to buy him new kicks. Said Hedblom: “It made me think less of what other people think of me. And it made me approach them and talk to them. And they got to know me as a person. That goes way past the physical experience … I’ve learned a lot about self image. You are what you believe you are.” Aww.
Well, we’re assuming Mr. Hedblom remained a virgin throughout his high school career. Way to practice abstinence, kid. [TampaBay.com] Keep reading »