posted by: Shomore in This week in shoes on February 25th, 2008
I’m a little late on our weekly Sunday posting of ‘This Week in Shoes’ as I was attending the World Show Association (WSA) convention. (Thanks to Shoesense and Jitterbugbaby for holding down the fort in my absence with great Oscar shoe coverage). So this post is really a ‘Last Week in Shoes’ post.
Payless launches Iloveshoes.com, where you can enter for a chance to win shoes for a year. That’s 52 pairs, one per week, apparently (who knew that’s the formula for calculating how many shoes you need!).
I’ll have that in purple croc, please, but hold the rhinestones. And make the buckle brass, please. What is this? Apparently, an order you can give for custom-made shoes that will be ready IN AN HOUR, people. Sometimes it gets longer than that to get served dinner at a busy place. If you’re interested, head out to the Morgan Miller store at the Aventura Mall in Southern Florida.
Shoes used as the political statement? The British Columbia Finance Minister thinks so, especially if they’re green.
The skinny on pairing tights with open-toe shoes. You might want to read that.
It’s just insulting to suggest that a woman with the great common sense to wear those powerful clothes would don a shoe designed counter to the laws of grace, gravity and balance by placing the heel out beyond the back of the foot. That’s Wall Street Journal doing fashion reviews for you–who knew!
When you see that a shoe is “Made in Italy,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Let me give you a few hints: style, quality, value, craftsmanship. And now Italy’s shoe exports are on the rise. Let’s hope that means fewer “Made in China” footwear labels for me in the future.
A brief and convenient history of shoes, if you’re that curious.