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 »
“What the #%@ is a shoe clip?” That was my reaction when a friend suggested I buy shoe clips to achieve my dream shoe vision of purple pumps with a red puffy heart on the toe (please don’t judge me). I had never heard of shoe clips before, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone, so here’s the 411 on this accessory for your shoes. Keep reading »
Wellington boots are such popular footwear for summer music festivals, like Bonnaroo in Tennessee and Glastonbury in England where mud and dirt abound, that Hunter decided to create a special “Festival” take on the basic rubber boot. These badass wellies, which feature crocodile-stamped panels and silver-tone rivets, resemble tough-looking motorcycle boots. In our opinion, these $200+ rubber rain boots would make wearers look like they’re trying too hard, but maybe super fashion-conscious concert-goers will go for them. [Net-A-Porter.com via The Vie Society] Keep reading »
Cate Blanchett and Roger Vivier give Maid Marion a fashionable update for the new “Robin Hood” movie, in the form of brown boots that are to die for. Bruno Frisoni, the artistic director for Roger Vivier, worked with the actress and the movie’s costume director, Janty Yates, to create one-of-a-kind boots specifically designed to show off Maid Marion’s girlish take on a masculine style. The end result is a pair of flat brown suede boots with buckles and lacing that forms the perfect marriage of riding boots and fashion-forward daily wear for more modern times. Be prepare to swoon over Cate’s shoes when the movie comes to theaters this Friday — and start searching for a similar style for your fall wardrobe. [Vogue UK] Keep reading »