Archive for July, 2011
posted by: Shomore in Tod's Shoes
I’ve thought about purchasing Tod’s driving shoe for quite some time. They are quite comfortable and the quality of their material means that they will last so the price/wear will, over time. make up for the price. But I’ve held back on purchasing Tod’s mocs for one main reason. Those trademark nubby rubber pebbles/bumps on the sole, cannot to my knowledge, be resoled with the the bumps after they are worn down. Now, to be fair, I’d be using these as walking shoes which isn’t exactly what they are made for, but knowing that brands such as Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Hermes allow you to bring in their products for spa/servicing makes me wonder why Tod’s doesn’t follow suite. Even Christian Louboutin has a list of cobblers who can resole with Louboutin’s signature red sole.
So what are your thoughts? Would you purchase a pair of Tod’s driving shoes knowing that the shoes will wear down and eventually you’ll need to resole with regular bottoms?
Incidentally, the reason why I am debating Tod’s again is because they are on sale for half price ($214) on Amazon’s flash sale website, MyHabit.com. The pricing makes me that much more eager to pull the trigger but I think I will resist for the reason I mentioned above.
Annoying in the sense that it will never stay open. The wedge of wood our landlords provided is a futile substitute for a proper doorstop when we are loading groceries or furniture in, which lately is all the time.
What I’d really like is a pair of shoe doorstops.
It’s pretty clear that these were made as doorstops, since they were much smaller than regular shoes. It’s a good thing too, or someone might have run away with them on their feet, as they were pretty cute.
You can find an assortment of shoe doorstops, from the Wicked Witch of the East’s famous striped legs and ruby shoes, to a cast-iron Victorian-looking buttoned boot. The one pictured looks to be made by Fred, and comes in both red and black. (Be forewarned that one reviewer online said that the Fred one does not work on hardwood floors).
posted by: freePOrnaoa in Diane von Furstenberg
There’s a lot to like about the new hues of green for this fall. Not only does a deep emerald green work as an autumnal color, but it’ll stay true to you when next spring rolls around again, pairing with spring’s dresses.
The green I’m seeing at DVF is particularly lovely. Whether in rich suede or soft calfskin, the greens of DVF are saturated colors that make you want to keep your shoes on at all times.
Check out the deep emerald green calfskin boot you’ll want to wear on rainy days after the jump.
I’ve long admired Ports 1961′s elegant, romantic style, but never knew they had shoes. Apparently some of their shoes remind people of udon noodles!
These white perforated foldover sandle booties are where it’s at right now. They’ve got so many trends going for them, it’s hard to count them all! Open toe, white hot, folded, perforated, sandal boots, contrast heel.
I don’t usually love espradrilles, but this one takes the flowered cake.
The recipe for this shoe might go something like this.
1. Start with a beautiful light turquoise vintage-inspired floral fabric top and an espadrille crust with a 4.5-inch heel and 1.5-inch platform.
2. Cut out a cute peep toe design.
3. Punch holes and add matching turquoise laces.
4. Weave in some metallic thread detailing.
5. Wear your delicious shoes out to a party, school, the dancefloor or your friend’s house.
I can’t wait to get this shoe. Maybe it’ll go on sale soon after the summer ends?
Ego and Greed Bowler Espadrille, $112 at Karmaloop.com, or $129.95 at Shoegasm (in-store)