How To Buy Women’s Shoes That Fit

Posted in Shoes on April 25, 2013 by The Shoe Expert

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Have you ever purchased shoes that you thought fit right in the store, but then when you got home, they felt too tight or hurt your feet?

It’s happened to most of us at one time or another…and the reason is that we didn’t know how to purchase women’s shoes that fit properly. We were never taught what to look for in a shoe. We probably found cute shoes that we liked, tried them on one foot quickly, and decided that they fit OK enough. But that doesn’t work too well when it comes to shoes! 

We need to put them on both feet. We need to walk around in them. We need to look at some other factors too to ensure a proper fit.

We know that shoes that are too high will hurt if we wear them long enough. While heel height and the amount of time…

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Posted in Shoes on March 28, 2013 by The Shoe Expert

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“Those Shoes are SO expensive!” Thursdays is a feature that I am thinking of bringing back!

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As a foot doctor and shoe expert, I’ve been asked by many people if more expensive shoes are better than cheaper versions. Well, sometimes, but not always.

It depends on several factors, including the materials used, talented designers, manufacturing costs, research efforts, etc. The main idea is quality. A good quality shoe is usually more expensive and usually more comfortable and therefore “better.” But sometimes you are paying extra just for the name brand. The only way for YOU to tell for sure is for YOU to go try them on, walk around in them, and see for yourself which ones feel better on your foot. Not every shoe is made for every foot type. With shoes, as with patients, it depends on a lot of things.

But just for fun, let’s take a look at some really expensive shoes that we wouldn’t mind owning!

Lanvin Jacquard bow pump $850.00 at Bergdorf Goodman

Lanvin Jacquard bow pump $850.00 at Bergdorf Goodman

Christian Louboutin Bibi suede platform pumps $795.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Christian Louboutin Bibi suede platform pumps $795.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Manolo Blahnik Raba bootie $1195.00 at Barneys New York

Manolo Blahnik Raba bootie $1195.00 at Barneys New York

Jimmy Choo Quinze bootie $1795.00 at Nordstrom

Jimmy Choo Quinze bootie $1795.00 at Nordstrom

One little shopping tip: as a podiatrist, I…

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Posted in Shoes on March 27, 2013 by The Shoe Expert

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Dr. Oz is always a favorite topic for my blog!

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Have any of you seen Dr. Oz’s segment titled “How to Find the Best Shoe for You” ? He does a great job of explaining differences in foot types: high arch, normal foot, flat foot. He also goes on to explain how each of these foot types require different features in shoes, how these differing foot types can cause foot problems later in life, and when these foot types with their associated problems may require a podiatrist (like me) to evaluate and treat one of these problems, possibly with orthotics. He does a pretty good job of explaining the basics regarding what orthotics are and why some of these foot types would require orthotics. He then goes on to evaluate some running shoes to see if they are right for your foot type.

Dr. Oz and a member of the audience give a little…

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Dr. Michele and 34 Minutes Featured in Footwear News for the 2nd Time!

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes on March 5, 2013 by The Shoe Expert

Featured in the February 18, 2013 shoe show issue of Footwear News, written by Barbara Schneider-Levy

Footwear News Article Featuring Dr. Michele and 34 Minutes!

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Featured in the November 26, 2012 shoe show issue of Footwear News. Written by Barbara Schneider-Levy

Back to blogging about shoes!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2013 by The Shoe Expert

To my readers, fans, and friends, I am writing this post to let you know that I am back to blogging and keeping you updated about 34 Minutes shoes. I have been busy behind the scenes working with factories, technicians, designers, web masters, photographers, advertising execs, writers, editors, consultants, PR representatives, stylists, and all of the other people who help to get a new brand up and running.

Now that we are up and running with our new styles coming to a store near you very shortly (and even some online stores too!), I will be posting updates of new styles, new collections, tradeshows, exhibits, sales, speaking engangements, trunk shows, etc.

The Venus

For example, here is a sneak peek of one of our new styles, The Venus

http://www.34minutesshoes.com

Dr. Michele, Co-Founder and Chief Designer

Orange: a hot color for 2013!

Posted in Shoes on September 22, 2012 by The Shoe Expert

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What do you think of this new style? 3″ peep toe sling back with 1/2″ platform in orange patent leather. Available in our Spring Summer 2013 collection

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