Archive for April, 2008
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Contests
Hot off the heels of our last giveaway, Shoeblog has yet another contest to announce (we know, you are complaining, right?). This latest product we are giving away is perfect for the warm spring/summer months.
The hot weather brings an unfortunate side effect – sweaty, stinky feet. Summer Soles aims to fix those embarrassing problems for us. Fragrant Footings by Summer Sole is an absorbent air freshener for the foot. They keep your sandals dry and help you avoid the annoying squish sound that you hear after too much moisture has accumulated in your shoes. The insoles come in your choice of three fragrant flavors – lemons, mint, or jasmine. And what’s great is they are available in lots of shapes and fabrics that will smell, feel, and look good with any shoe. By my last count, I saw mini-foot pads for open toe shoes, full sized-soles, animal prints, and even extra soft and color neutral suede insoles (see images below).
For the Fragrant Footings by Summer Soles giveaway, we will randomly draw TWO winners. Each of the winners will receive 2 sets of Fragrant Footings. To enter, simply leave your comment on this blog entry by Thursday, May 8th midnight PST.
posted by: Shomore in Shoe Contests
We just drew the winner of the London Underground Bread N’ Honey winner. However, our first attempt was rather unsuccessful. You see, our winner was a man, which by itself wouldn’t have been a big deal if he was entering for a significant other. However, the deal breaker was that the entry was left by none other than the actual designer of his shoe, Paul. (Incidentally, the comment he left was to feel free to leave any questions/comments. I know firsthand that he is readily available to answer your questions so feel free to ask away if you want.)
Anyways, we had a second drawing since the first one wasn’t valid. This time (whew!) we had a winner. Congratulations to Huda. At entry #62, she is the new owner of these fun mary-janes from London Underground shoes! Today is hump day so we hope that winning these shoes carries you over to Thursday and Friday.
Update: For those that didn’t win the contest but wish to purchase the Bread N’ Honey shoes, they are available at Shoe.com for $109.99.
Update: Please visit our DSW Coupon Thread for the latest DSW Shoes coupons and promos
DSW shoes’ online shopping site is finally here! The DSW site is so new that I haven’t had a chance to thoroughly browse the site yet – I wanted to tell you first!
Shipping is free with a $50 purchase using promotional code FSHP50 at checkout (or if you are a DSW member).
I will now end this very brief blog post in order to explore my new, temporary online home.
Today the April showers have decided to have one last hurrah before May comes. But let that not deter us from excitement about springtime shoes.
On a recent stroll through the high end department stores in New York City, I snapped some pictures of shoe friends old and new that are out in the stores.
First up, of course, how can I pass by the now-infamous Marc Jacobs heel-less shoe? It’s on display at Bergdorf’s in all its oddly-shapen glory.
(those are my MUCH comfier Converse sneakers there reflected on the pavement, and believe me, I won’t be making that trade anytime soon)
At 10022-SHOE, the shoe floor of Saks that’s so big it needs its own zip code, corset styling is the rage. Chanel’s combined it with their classic quilted pattern in a variety of colors.
Though I must say I’m partial to this more literal interpretation of the corset, with ivory waxed canvas peeking through the laces.
Don’t want such crazy high heels (because I sure don’t)? Then how about these classy little loafer-inspired ballet flats.
Or my very favorite shoe spotted on the whole floor, this flat Prada boot.
It’s a flat! It’s an ankle strap! It’s Super Boot!
Tell me this wouldn’t be the perfect footwear for a really well-styled lady superhero. If my wallet had the ability to stretch indefinitely, this boot would be coming home to my closet, that’s for sure.
A good low pump is hard to find–you know what I’m saying? When you’re looking for a subtle lift without the discomfort of 3 inch+ heels in a dressy and interesting shoe, but you want to avoid the triple-whammy of 1) flat-as-pancake-soles, 2) thick low heels, and 3) stodgy black pumps of nondescript origin–your options are limited at best.
Which is why I cherish this Georgina Goodman snake leather pump with yellow leather trim and flirty but non-fussy bow on the vamp:
That’s what I call kicking heels–all the style, none of the discomfort, and supremely versatile (I can imagine wearing them with a pencil skirt for an office look, or with a mini skirt or even jeans out and about town with friends). Plus, my yellow obsession this season has been well documented (can’t help it! It’s a HOT color, people!). The only thing slightly unfriendly about them is the price tag–they’re $405 at Joseph’s, but hey! as we shoe lovers know oh-so-well, beauty and versatility come at a cost.