Archive for January, 2007
Another be-bowed flat, you will say? Surely, you must be joking, and there must be a limit to the number of bow-embellished flats the world’s designers can produce.
Well, not so sure about that one. The combinations of colors, textures, materials, designs based on these two simple concepts (flat+bow) are seemingly endless. And so, I offer you these Miu Miu suede flats with bow, whose verdant splendor is simply melting my heart. Available at Saks for just under $300.
Here’s a summa cum trendum, or a glorious incarnation of several trends-rolled-into-one. Metallic? Check. Peep-toe? Check. Flat? Check. Bow-embellishment (be-bowed???)? Check. A beautiful, if hardly peerless, confection from Via Spiga, for the only-slightly-above-average amount of $159 on Zappos . Also available in black suede.
I know, I know, it’s a tad too early to get excited about summer, but indulge me! I just found out that Nanette Lepore is doing a line for Keds, arriving in February (perfect time to start thinking about your spring wardrobe, methinks)–and well, yes, I’m excited.
Too bad we can’t really see the models yet (not until February!) They look fun, flirty, youthful, whimsical, and comfortable, purrrfect for a romp in the grass in a breezy, flattering, no-fuss sundress or shorts. Can’t wait!
posted by: shoesense in General
I’m sure you have wished, at some point or other in your life, that you could be permanently rid of soreness, cramps, blisters, bunions, and other evils that sometimes plague our feet, usually because ill-fitting shoes or high-heels. Believe me, so do I! I’ve been fantasizing about a service that will custom-make your shoes specifically to envelop and support your soles and basically make you feel like you’re floating on air. Behold–somebody else stole my idea! Samuel Bar, founder and CEO of Comodo Technologies Ltd., devised a machine that can create, through a series of photographic measurements, an accurate imprint of your sole. This is, it seems, particularly useful for people whose feet vary slightly in size or may need non-standard widths. I like the sentiment and I applaud the ingenuity behind this experiment:
Bar feels that fitting shoes to feet size should be no less precise and scientific than making up a prescription for spectacles. Comodo aims to make people stop talking in terms of ‘measuring’ shoes, and talk instead about ‘fitting’ shoes to feet. As the company envisages it, the process of buying shoes would be as follows: customers entering a store will receive a pair of disposable socks, and once they have put these on, they will then stand on the transparent glass platform of a device which looks like an electronic scale. Located inside the glass platform are cameras which then photograph each sole, forming a form of virtual mold around both soles, accurate to a few millimeters.
It’s not 100% clear how this works in the end, but what’s even more dismaying is that this is limited to a select number of ‘comfort’ and athletic brands. I find this quite discriminatory. Don’t all of us fashionistas deserve foot comfort, even in our dainty, stylish, fantabulous shoes? Don’t we?
Hi there! Hope you had a great weekend and didn’t let the cold weather (at least here in the Northeast) get you down. So, let’s play our Monday game, Spot the Shoe on Sale. Today’s candidate: Sigerson Morrison ’4111′ flat–an adorable mustachioed ballet flat coming in a wide variety of textures and colors, and originally priced between $265-285.
If you like this brown suede version, you’re in luck! They’re on sale at PlazaToo for only $100 , down from the original $260–and also available in a good variety of sizes.
If, however, you’re more into other colors, you still have to pay full price.
This ‘blush’ with a hint of metallic version will set you back $285 at Nordstrom (or $289 at Zappos, shipping included). And the black version below is $270 at BlueBee (they also have a gold version for $265).