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What happens in Vegas, will hopefully stay in Vegas this week. Yesterday, during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, thankfully survived an airborne black and orange athletic shoe unscathed. The shoe was thrown by an unidentified woman in the audience, who was later detained and curiously did not explain why she felt so inclined to throw footwear at the lovely Hilary during her speech ... Read More
I have always had a very vocal hatred of Crocs.  I mean, I get it. They are practical shoes for my mom to garden in and my little brothers to use in water… Just to be clear - I just was never sold on them. In any way whatsoever.   So why am I bringing this traumatizing memory out of its grave?! Because I swear I just saw the Crocs of heels.   Okay. So they don’t look exactly like crocs - but they are rubberized. And they are ... Read More
Ever notice how all “nude” heels are really just the same ambiguous tone that somehow complements only Christina Aguilera's spray-tan? Fortunately, for we lesser beings, legendary designer Christian Louboutin is about to change that. The shoe-guru is launching the “Nudes” collection, featuring five of his most famous designs in five shades that range from a dainty petal to a rich coffee. “They disappear like magic and become a fluid ... Read More
  Since a study came out about the long term effects of high heels on women's health, I’ve noticed a slew of essays, blog posts, and editorials on the cultural implications of what we choose to put on our feet. After scouring the web for insights, it’s hard to determine exactly how women feel about high heels.  Buzzfeed reports that shoes were used to “immobilize women” starting in Imperial China and the Middle Ages. From ... Read More
When shopping for shoes, we're typically attracted by appearance and, of course, price point. Human rights and sustainability don't enter the equation as much as they should. But that can change thanks to Nicora Johns, a spankin' new footwear company with both environmental and labor considerations driving its business. As a longtime cobbling connoisseur, 32-year-old founder Stephanie Fryslie decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally. Fryslie works ... Read More
Start with a pump-style shoe with a 4" heel or higher (ours is the Mixx Rosemary Green Patent Pump, from lulus.com); any lower, and you won’t be able to see the design underneath very well. To add spikes, first use a wipeable marker to mark dots on the back of the shoe where you want each spike to be. (Note that the spikes should be placed only in the shoe’s upper; you don’t want to drill into the actual heel.) You can use a variety ... Read More
November is my favorite time of the year, from pumpkin-spice everything to the gluttony of Thanksgiving and, of course, my birthday! When it comes to the holiday season, I love buying presents for others (and for myself!), so I thought I'd put together a collection of some of my favorite items of the moment, many from adorable Etsy shops I recommend exploring. Hopefully they can give you ideas for Christmas shopping to come! My first items are these fanciful, ... Read More
The Wall Street Journal had a video segment yesterday called “The Rise of the Power Flat.” In other words, they brought in an expert to say that, yes, it is possible for a woman to be fashionable and look professional without forcing herself to wear heels. Some of us may have already known this, but the world at large is just now catching up, apparently.  Maybe the flats craze is just another fashion trend, or maybe the move toward shoes that ... Read More
British singer Paloma Faith showed that even if you're not an athlete, you can win a gold medal for style on Saturday when she carried the Olympic torch through East London. She donned six-inch fire truck red stilettos, so that she would be comfortable for the run, and a pompadour hairstyle colored similarly to the flame itself. Faith also customized the official Olympic torchbearer tracksuit into a crop top and pedal pushers. Talk about going ... Read More

Six(teen) Sandals

BY Lan Truong in Style File |

Every year, my toes eagerly await the first week in which temperatures hover around 70°. According to weather.com, that won't happen in New York City until May 11th [insert loud groan here]. It's a ways off (don't get me started on the shitty weather the Northeast had to endure earlier this week), but just think-- now you have more time to find the perfect pair of open-toed shoes for the summer. Below are six of our favorites, which you can ... Read More
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