Archive for December, 2007
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Contests
Christmas came one day early for Susanne. As entry #125, she was the lucky winner in our random drawing for a Barefoot Tess $100 Gift Certificate. Congratulations Susanne!
Our generous sponsors at Barefoot Tess didn’t want to leave any shoe lovers behind though. From now until January 2, 2008, use exclusive code “shoeblog20” during checkout to save 20% off all your purchases.
posted by: jitterbugbaby in This week in shoes
Love her style or hate it (and I almost always fall into the hate it category), Chloe Sevigny gets lots of attention for her style. Which is probably why she’s been given the chance to design a line of shoes for the UK store, Poste Mistress.
Want a different way to get rid of some of your old shoes? Try selling them. Shoes are one of the most collectible types of accessories out there.
Coming in March, an exhibition at the Museum at FIT in New York all about Christian Louboutin. You know I’ll be there!
Shoeblog fave Repetto is teaming up with Earnest Sewn to produce some eco-friendly shoes, which are available at Barney’s. This women’s ballet flat goes for $275 and the men’s jazz shoe for $375.
Wondering whether you should toe off those shoes at your holiday party? Check out this etiquette discussion.
About.com’s shoe maven Desiree talks about tips for finding comfortable shoes.
Two pairs of Bond. James Bond. 007. shoes worn by Pierce Brosnan in Goldeneye were sold at auction for a total of over 2000 pounds UK.
You’ve got today and tomorrow, and then the lucky winner will be announced on December 23.
Not like you need further temptation here, but just in case, take a look at what $100 could help bring home to your closet.
These sassy Chie Mihara Lumi t-strap flats are on offer
as are these Corso Como Candy asymmetrical maryjanes.
There’s this delicate Estella peep toe from Loeffler Randall
and (to keep this from being an all-black shoe post) this super cute Delman Mona ballet flat, which comes in, yes, black, but also in silver, gold, and this pretty pinkish copper color.
So comment away while you still can, and maybe one of these pretty pairs will be coming home with you. Self-gifting is a great tradition of the holiday season, after all.
I’ve wanted to try a pair of Natural Comfort shoes ever since seeing this clever poster up around New York City.
Cute ad, cute shoes, and you know we’re all about comfort with our style here at Shoeblog.
Mine are the black ones, and I’m a pleased puppy. The patent leather and the overall silhouette is dressy enough to go to work, the metal studs are funky enough for cuffing up some jeans and heading out for a night on the town. And the sole is a padded foam material that’s in all the Natural Comfort shoes. Hence the comfort, right?
I’ve put my orthotics in these with no problems (just order them a little bigger), and I’m hitting the pavement pain-free. One word to the potential buyer. The circumference of the top of the boot is 11.5 inches, which is fairly wide, given that the boot shaft is only 9 inches high. I’ve got smallish calves, and there’s a decent gap, which doesn’t bother me on this boot, but if you want this to be fitted around your calf, it’s probably better for those with larger calves.
Natural Comfort has some styles that don’t do it for me. Some are still a bit too clunky or hippy-esque. But there are also some that I think are gorgeous, chiefly among them the Bazaar wedge, which comes in a couple toned-down colors, but also two fun and flirty combinations involving teal and raspberry.
Oh, and see those fun linings peeking out in the Bazaar? They’re in the Ko boots, too (and yes, those are little flecks of metallic gold in there).
I’m a sucker for a great lining (in clothes, too). It’s like knowing you’ve got sexy matching underwear on even if no one but you is going to see it. Instant mood lifter. I had a pair of black boots once with a red leather lining. I was pretty much the only one who knew it was there, but damn if it didn’t make me feel like a vixen every time I wore them.
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Brands
Can you guess the designer of this shoe and boot? Here are some hints. This singer turned designer hails from the OC. Her music and more recently her colorful fashion collection pays homage to ska, jamaica, and rasta.
Answer after the jump….