posted by: fred in This week in shoes on October 22nd, 2007
Footwear News interviews the unstoppable Pierre Hardy. Hint: he created the mind-blowing Balenciaga shoes at his show in Paris. 50 hours of manual labor went into the creation of each shoe, apparently.
Shoe exhibits keep a-coming: this week, Most Influential Shoe Designers of the 20th Century, in Milwaukee.
Jessica Seinfeld thanks Oprah with 21 pairs of Louboutins (with video). And we all want Jessica Seinfeld to suddenly become our BFF.
Chicago Tribune writes about the rise of comfortable/fashionable footwear.
Oh, how I love me some Men in Heels!
- Dads go to extreme heights to score Hannah Montana tickets for their kids. In related news, Payless recalls ‘Hannah Montana’ boots.
The Baltimore Sun rides the wave of Croc-hate. I have to say, the anti-Croc movement has reached some momentum–I hope the result will be visible on the feet of our fellow-pedestrians! (PS: Crocs are also prone to escalator incidents.)
Intermittent cries for more comfortable and stylish footwear heard all over the world–in this edition, Suffering fashionista, heel thyself!
Finally, in The New York Times, Kathleen Egan waxes poetic over women’s unexplainable attraction to shoes such as these (from Dior):