Archive for April, 2007
When I shop for shoes, I’m usually looking for something that’s a little off the beaten path. I like my shoes to be a little funky… conversation starters… the kind of shoes that get noticed on the street or spice up a neutral outfit. That’s why I have a tendency to love Campers. I’ve got a great pair of patchwork boots from the Twins line that always get comments from strangers. And boy, do they fit my calves perfectly, too!
So, it doesn’t surprise me in the slightest that I’m drooling over these Twins ($139 at Zappos):
They’re still basic enough that you could wear them with a polished outfit. Individually, they look like they’re just an interesting design on a d’Orsay flat, b when you look at them together? What could be more perfect for spring/summer fun but a little pair of sunglasses on your shoes?!
Here’s a gold cage I wouldn’t mind being trapped in:
The gold! The studs! The peep-toe! The ingenious vamp strappiness! The peep-toe! The low wedge! The gold! Be still my beating heart. They’re $210 at Shoes.com.
posted by: shoesense in General
How didn’t I think of this first? Here’s the proven method to rid yourself of addictions of any kind, from the smart Canadian woman who used shoes as the proverbial dangling carrot that helped her quit smoking. And shedding some pounds. Reward yourself with something you love (in our case, we all know what that is!) and hey, you can accomplish anything! Really!
‘I knew smoking was a nasty, horrible habit, but I couldn’t quit,’ Isabelle Shaw says . . . until she decided to dangle a carrot as an incentive. A furry, high heeled, strappy carrot in a size 8 1/2. She stopped smoking on Dec. 22, 2002 at 11:30 a.m..
The Shoe Diet is available on Amazon for $12.98. Not sure I need to buy it, for the message is loud and clear!
posted by: shoesense in Flats
I keep finding Obeline shoes online (mostly at Anthropologie, Bulo, and Yoox) and every time I’m impressed by their creativity and overall cuteness. To wit, here’s a spectator-moccasin combo in shiny patent. This milk chocolate flat even comes topped with a golden bow – yum! The price ($134) is also agreeable.
Here’s one eloquent argument against high heels that a thousand, nay, ten thousand words couldn’t make. Verily I say unto you: a world where men also had to teeter dangerously (and blister-fully) on spike heels day after day is a world that has truly achieved the equality of sexes. By the looks of these men, they seem to have discovered for the first time that the world of spike heels never collides with the world of the comfortable.
This is part of the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Men’s March in Sherman Oaks, California. Men walked for one mile in high heels to protest domestic violence and rape and raise money for the Valley Trauma Center, a program of the College of Education at California State University dedicated to the elimination of sexual and interpersonal violence. More pictures of high heeled men goodness here.