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It’s getting towards the end of Fat December, and we’re all feeling a little sluggish both mentally and physically. But while this is a legitimate reason to help yourself to another slice of pie, it is not a reason to blatantly rip off someone else’s shoe designs because you can’t be arsed flexing your creative muscle.
If you live in any big city you’ll know heels have more enemies than Miley Cyrus: Cobblestone streets, subway grates, any kind of grates, your anal BFF’s expensive wooden floors. Actually you’ll be aware of this even if you don’t live in a big city, because grass. But designer Katharina Hermes of Frankfurt has come up with an alternative to skinning your favorite heels to the bone.
It may be Autumn, but the weather here in Manhattan hasn’t gotten the memo. This said, there’s no easier way to make a smooth transition into the colder months than by slipping into a kicky pair of ankle booties.
Saying Birkenstocks are back is like saying Miley Cyrus likes to lick things. But even the exponentially increasing number of Birks (not the bag) we’ve spotted in Dean & DeLuca over the last few months couldn’t have possibly prepared us for the double-strapped sandal’s sportier, velco-loving, more unfortunate-looking cousin — the Teva.
Just when you thought all you had to work on for spring were your abs, along comes another corporeal conundrum: the heel.
Miranda Kerr’s style inspires frenzy in the hearts of fans across the globe, and after learning she
was having a loafer moment has a veritable loafer infatuation, we have decided to initiate ourselves into the cult of macho moccasin footwear. Not only is androgynous dressing one of our favorite pastimes, but it prevents things like this happening. Can we get a ‘hell yeah’ for gliding into our latter years on beautiful lady feet rather than mutilated talons?
You can’t say taxidermy’s not having a moment, but Divya Anantharaman doesn’t just enjoy her stuffed animal heads from the comfort of a well-warmed bar stool. Oh no. Anantharaman you might recognize as the “dead animal addict” from the TLC series My Strange Addiction or the Taxidermy Babe from Vice. She’s a legitimate Pratt Institute-graduating shoe designer with a very legitimate infatuation with cutting up animals, and naturally, she’s marrying her two loves into one fascination shoe collection.
Looking for another excuse to copy Miranda Kerr’s low-key style? Well here’s one in the form of a nightmarish 3D video showing the mutilating effects of high heels. A British study has confirmed that while wearers of sensibly stylish loafers will be gliding into their later years on beautiful lady feet, those of us partial to high heels will be clawing our way on permanently mangled bones and claw-shaped toes.
He doesn’t live in a house, he lives in a “shoe museum.”
When Barbie sang, “Life in plastic, it’s fantastic,” she was totally talking about how great it feels to be the only person walking down Broadway in rainproof boots, right? Not that her freakish arches would know the blissful comfort of a pair of Hunters, but we’re sure she could have found someone to custom make some fancier rainy day footwear.
We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one standout steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: Carven pumps that go against everything we know.
Yes, the clothes make the man, but shoes make a red carpet outing. Just refer to celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Jessica Alba, Gwen Stefani, and Olivia Palermo, who have all worn spotlight-worthy heels at various events in the recent past.
While Hermoine Granger is no clothes horse, sometimes it seems like Emma Watson borrows some of her Harry Potter character’s intellect when it comes to her idiosyncratic approach to fashion. Unlike many of her young Hollywood peers, Watson manages to stand out, and reveal a thoughtful sophistication with nearly every ensemble. So when the 23-year-old star claimed that she only owns eight pairs of shoes in an interview with Radio Times, we didn’t immediately roll our eyes.
We suppose they have Cher Horowitz to thank for that.
Each summer morning it’s the same old debate: give your poor soles a break in flats or throw on heels for vanity’s sake and suffer the consequences. For so long, we didn’t think a happen medium (okay, an attractive one) existed between the two. Then, along came the chunky heel trend and the mid-height sandal in its wake. Bid a tearful goodbye to those raffia wedges of yester-season, these are your new summer staple.
We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one standout steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff lace-ups you need to click “proceed to checkout” for right away.
Shiny (but not too shiny) new details about SJP’s impending shoe line.
For many shoppers, buying something at full price in store just doesn’t feel right knowing you could find the same item discounted, just by scrolling through your phone. Introducing ‘showrooming’, essentially shopping any brick-and-mortar store, trying something on, falling in love, and then tapping into your mobile to find it cheaper. Makes sense, doesn’t it? If you weren’t already doing it, we hope we haven’t given you any ideas because now, just trying something on will cost you — especially if you’re a shoe girl.
15 years ago today, a tutu-clad Sarah Jessica Parker endured her first splash from a city bus, thus beginning her tenure as Carrie Bradshaw, she of the $40,000 worth of shoes and nowhere to live. Today, Parker is finally dipping her (very squashed) toe into the footwear business herself. And, naturally, she’s doing it with the help of Manolo Blahnik‘s longtime CEO.
We may all want to while away the hours prancing from one sample sale to the next, or loading our virtual shopping carts with an entire season’s worth of new duds. Of course, real life (and even realer bank accounts) get in the way. The Goods, our new curated daily feature, delivers one standout steal hand-selected for your quick and easy shopping pleasure. Today’s find: creepy-crawly LaLesso for Soludos espadrilles that somehow remind us of the greatest movie ever made.