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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009

Rollasoles: Dance Club Rx for your Tootsies

Every once in a while, a new idea changes the way you think.  Today, I’d like to feature one such idea:  Rollasoles.  As the video here shows, Rollasoles are shoes that can be bought from vending machines, mostly in dance clubs.  Matt Horan, the 27-year-old inventor of Rollasoles, came up with the idea after noticing the intense pain his lady friend suffered from dancing in stilettos.  Like a true knight-in-entrepreneurial-armor, he designed a pair of flats that can fit into your purse. Okay, by his own admission, he was mostly spurred by his girlfriend’s complaints, but still, I imagine that quite a few damsels-in-footwear-distress have been saved by Mr. Horan’s invention.

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Friday, June 19th, 2009

Shoes for the Office and Beyond

On these long summer days, it’s imperative to have versatile footwear.  After all, you never know when a Tweet or Facebook status update will clue you into a super-hip after-hours event.  Rather than carry around your clubbing shoes, why not marry work and play in a single pair of kicks?  I have a few tips for finding the perfect pair of shoes to transverse your roles as laborer and party animal: (more…)

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

Heels: love ‘em. Sore feet: not so much…

Felt Spot by F TroupeWe’ve all been there, haven’t we, ladies? Up on your feet, dancing the night away, enjoying the moment and looking good while doing it. After it’s all said and done, however, there’s only one thing you’re thinking about…getting out of those extremely trendy but extremely uncomfortable designer heels. The only problem? You didn’t bring another pair of shoes. Even if you’d thought about it, there’s no place to keep them. And let’s face it: your comfy slippers or tennis shoes aren’t exactly fashion forward. Shoefly’s solution?

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Monday, May 18th, 2009

Prom Shoes: Go Big or [Stay] Home

KarrieI read an article today about a man who took his daughter prom shoe shopping. Actually, he took his whole family. Needless to say, his candid observations of his wife and two daughters shopping were humorous, to say the least. At first, he wasn’t exactly keen on the experience and likened his wife and daughters to lionesses on the hunt. In the midst of his attempt to reconcile the whole process, however, he had an epiphany:  (more…)

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Carrie: Can I have your shoes and maintain my budget?

Her writing gig and seemingly unlimited credit allowed Carrie Bradshaw to spend $40,000 on shoes, but I must limit my shoe habit to my bank account.  As much as I adore seeing my own feet outfitted in strappy Monolos, I also hate seeing my savings dwindle while my credit card bills rise.  Is there a happy compromise?  Is it possible to satisfy such intense shoe cravings while controlling spending?

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Monday, April 13th, 2009

Thank You, Seychelle, for this Flirty Spring Slingback

Easter has come and gone, but I’m longing for the continuation of spring shoes.  This time of year, Mary Janes seem to pop up with the tulips. But just as early spring can’t last forever, Mary Janes are soon too cloying and cutesy for the breezy days of May and June.  Luckily, Shoefly has just the shoe for the days leading to Cinco de Mayo and beyond:  Thank You Note from Seychelle.

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Thursday, March 5th, 2009

Thirteen Thursday: 13 Blue and/or Suede Shoes

Historically speaking, March 5th is a great day to wear army boots or blue suede shoes, since on this date in 1960, Elvis Presley was discharged from the army after finishing his two-year stint in Germany.  The King wasn’t exactly roughing it in the army– he lived off-base, surrounded by family and friends.  Still, he completed his duty at a pivotal point in his career, spending two years away from a nation of swooning teenage girls that couldn’t get enough of the 20-something heart-throb from Mississippi.  So on this day when Elvis traded in his army-issue Big Boots for his old Blue Suede Shoes, Shoeflyer is featuring blue suede shoes. And since it’s Thursday, why not make it a baker’s dozen?

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Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Shoes for your Personal Metamorphis

During NY Fashion Week, the New York Times offered a mesmerizing series of blogs showing models transitioning from one ensemble to the next. The Gray Lady’s photographers captured each model before she strutted onto the catwalk.  This method drives home how each model could sport a dozen different designs over the course of Fashion Week. Before reading these posts, I didn’t fully appreciate just how harried and fast-paced such events can be.  I’m addicted to watching each model transition from casual to evening to adventurous, all with a smile.

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Shoe Fairy Tales: The Twelve Dancing Princesses

Deception is not invisible. It invariably leaves traces of evidence that will eventually be found out. On the other end of the spectrum, controlling situations can make treachery seem like the only path to freedom. Both of these morals can be gleaned from today’s Shoe Fairy Tale, “The Twelve Dancing Princesses,” originally recorded by the Brothers Grimm.

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