Archive for February, 2007
Bad punning aside, I was just checking out Taryn Rose’s spring collection, and (as per usual) am now drooling all over myself and fantasizing about the day I might have a closet full of her shoes.
A couple particular shoes of note:
the Reba ($500 at Zappos)
the Bellini ($480 at Zappos)
the DéCor (on sale for $280 at Zappos)
Come to mama, pretty shoes!
For those of you who don’t know Taryn Rose, she used to be an orthopedic surgeon, and then started a whole line of comfortable, chic shoes for women that include Poron (a shock-absorbing material that doesn’t compress over time like many other foams), arch support, and toe boxes that don’t squeeze toes in like many heels.
Tip for Taryn Rose shoppers: her shoes are made on a handful of footbeds, and you can tell which footbed it is based on the first letter of the name of the shoe. So, all the "B" shoes will be on the same footbed. Just find the footbed(s) that work best for you, and you can be pretty much assured that any shoe on that footbed will work for your feet. Example: the "B" footbed is the ballet flat style one, and consequently doesn’t have quite as much support as some of the others. As much as I love the "B" shoes, I know that footbed doesn’t work for me, because I need more arch support than it provides.
posted by: jitterbugbaby in Comfort Shoes
… because this is a clever idea. The shoe with built-in foot massager.
For more information on these clunkers, check out GoodVibrations.
posted by: shoesense in General
The Sunday Mirror brings us this delicious news story:
British women are hoarding 7.5 million pairs of shoes that they never wear, says a new survey. But shoes are just the tip of the iceberg, says online auction site eBay. It calculates 5.2 million frocks, 5.1 million wedding dresses and 2.2 million handbags are languishing in wardrobes. An eBay spokesman insisted: ‘It’s an untapped goldmine – a good clearout could net British women millions’.
Me, parting with my precious closet treasures? Well, I never!!!!
The New York Times is going gaga over patent leather in all shapes, uses, and forms (from coats to bags to shoes), and I couldn’t agree more. I’m already salivating over these bright orange Prada flats with grosgrain trim just for the sake of contrast ($390 at Barneys):
How about you? Do you patent or not? And how? Join me in the forums to discuss!
We’re still pretty much snowed in here in the great Northeast, but all I can do is dream of spring and the days when I can wear breezy, beautiful, sparkly footwear. Such as these delicious pewter Carmen Ho ‘Virna’ flats ($560 at Neiman’s):
Aren’t they just a gold-spun swirl of happiness?
Or this bright turqouise delight (sorry for the bad pun, couldn’t resist) from Tapeet ($325 at Neiman’s):
..or if the budget doesn’t allow, how about these flowery, heartbreakingly cute espadrille low wedges from Poetic Licence ($73 on Zappos):
I’m going to go now and dream of spring a little more…