Posts tagged "shoes"

Your Complete Guide To Caring For Your Feet

Before I started marathon training, I almost never thought about my feet. Why would I, right? They’re all the way down there, on the ground. Never mind the fact that most of the jobs I’ve had in my life have required my feet to bear the weight of my body for eight-to-ten hours at a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / February 20, 2015

Must Haves: 10 Bad Weather Boots That Aren’t Hideous

It only took 13 years, but I finally feel like I understand how to dress cute and comfortably for the face-numbingly cold East Coast winter. I have a couple truly warm coats, a pile of snuggly sweaters that don't make my neck break out in hives and finally understand why the person who invented ear…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 14, 2015

Breaking News: Study Finds Dudes Like High Heels

Brace yourselves, universe: scientific research has found that wearing high heels makes women more attractive to men. Who would've thought!? Study author Nicolas Guéguen summarizes his findings by noting, "Women's shoe heel size exerts a powerful effect on men's behavior."…
By: Claire Hannum / November 20, 2014

How Shoes Made Me More Aware Of My Mortality

Two weeks before the Chicago Marathon, I bought a new model of the shoes I’d been training in and started running in them to try to break them in for the race. I bought them without trying them on because I figured Saucony probably wouldn’t change much about the shoe between models. I was mistaken,…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 10, 2014

You’re Welcome: “Your Dick Looks Great In Those Heels” Is Exactly What It Sounds Like (NSFW)

Click here for extremely NSFW version. If you’ve ever wondered what happens in the tiny corners of the internet where people expose their most vulnerable selves, I have an answer: They put their hardened penises into women’s shoes.
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 20, 2014

Shock-Absorbent Pneumatic High Heels: I Have So Many Questions

Designer Silvia Fado has constructed a new line of high heels that use shock-absorbent pneumatics, hydraulics, and rubber, and design normally reserved for sports footwear to create an ergonomic high-heeled experience. I won’t even ask if you can afford buying them because the answer is “probably not”: On Fado’s page for the Kinetic…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 26, 2014

One Pair Of Heeled Clogs, Three Ways To Wear Them

The vibe I'm going for with my fashion choices for fall is best described as '70s high school arts and crafts teacher. You know the cool female teacher at the beginning of "Dazed and Confused" who tells her students that the 4th of July is basically a celebration of "a bunch of slave-owning aristocratic white…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2014

13 Real-Life Struggles Of A High-Heel Strutter

They say "The higher the heel, the closer to God." But I say, "The higher the heel, the farther you fall when you trip in those heels and bust ass." Stilettos are sexy as hell; they'll give you the illusion of legs for days and can even boost your self-confidence, but the price of beauty…
By: Katie Oldenburg / September 20, 2014

Found: The Only Flat Sandal You Will Ever Need

I have a pretty serious (and embarrassing) mommy blog-reading habit, so for years now I've watched internet moms traipse around in Salt Water sandals, raving about them every chance they got. I put off ordering them online for years because I didn't want to buy shoes I'd never tried on,…
By: Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

These Literal Kitten Heels Are A Dream Come True

Cat lady PSA: these Paw Print shoes by Irregular Choice allow you to walk on kitties all day long. The shoes are designed by Dan Sullivan, and in the place of a typical 4-inch heel is a 4-inch smiling cat figurine. Last year, the company sold similar shoes with…
By: Claire Hannum / August 18, 2014

Hi/Lo: Metallic Oxfords, Loafers & Brogues

Sensible shoes don't have to be boring! The latest menswear-inspired oxfords, loafers and brogues walked the high fashion runways in an array of gleaming metallics, but as much as I love a pair of gold or silver shoes, I don't want them to cost me my weight in gold and silver either. Luckily, the metallic…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 18, 2014

Must Haves: 8 Pairs Of Gorgeous Fall Booties

There is something beautifully balanced about the cognac-colored Steve Madden booties spotted by commenter Maeve. It must be the cowboy boot toe with the solidly stacked heel that makes her heart go pitter-pat. I could forgo a few more days of summer if someone delivered these to my door. Maeve, the retailer you shared wa…
By: Sophie Leon / August 17, 2014

Fashion Math: Graphic Sweatshirts + Printed Skater Skirts + Bright Stilettos

Y'all know me. I can't resist a graphic sweatshirt, I love a blindingly bright shoe, and, as one lame ex-BF once noted, I never met a print I didn't like. Obviously, I needed to play a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 15, 2014

Fashion Porn: 13 Sultry Suede Shoes For Fall

Trust me, I am in no rush for fall. I love warm summer days wearing little more than a sundress and a pair of sandals, but it;s impossible to ignore the sultry suede shoes popping up in magazines touting fall trend. So many of our favorite must haves from spring,like…
By: Sophie Leon / August 12, 2014

12 DIY Ways To Upgrade Your Summer Sandals

Guys, I live for sandal season. -- they're the next best thing to going completely barefoot. While I typically rock flip-flops the minute the temperatures hit 65 degrees, I'm excited about all the DIY possibilities sandals offer. Now, you're not going to want to take a hot glue gun to your Lanvin flat sandals of…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 8, 2014

Must Haves: 20 “Comfort Sandals” That Don’t Look Like Comfort Sandals

After breaking my foot, I've had to rethink my summer shoe wardrobe. My closet consists of strappy heels I can't walk in, T-strap flat sandals I wear every day, flip-flops, and gym sneakers. After breaking my foot, I need to avoid my heels, flip flops, and flimsy…
By: Sophie Leon / June 29, 2014

Must Haves: 15 Pairs Of Metallic Shoes For Every Occasion

Metallic shoes match everything, so why limit yourself to just one pair? From sneakers and flip flops to heels and flats, we have a shoe for every outfit.
By: Sophie Leon / June 25, 2014

Hi/Lo: Flat Sandals For Summer

I'm sad. After years of depending on J. Crew's Capri flip-flop as my go-to summer sandal, the company went and broke what was already perfect by pushing out a new version with slightly thicker straps and this weird supportive thingy on the heel. The difference between the old and new versions is marginal but noticeable and just…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 16, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Colorful Canvas Sneakers

I love summer sandals, but some warm-weather adventures are better taken with sneakers on. Canvas sneakers are a lightweight alternative and pair well with skimmer pants, shorts, skirts and dresses. Here are 10 pairs to kick it in!
By: Sophie Leon / June 14, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: 10 Eco-Friendly Summer Shoes From Timberland

I've found that it's surprisingly easy to find clothing and accessories that are up to ethical and sustainable standards, but when it comes to shoes, the pickings are few and far between. There's certainly stylish, handcrafted, responsibly sourced footwear out there -- if you're willing to spend a minimum of $300 on a pair of…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 12, 2014
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