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Footwear News Article Featuring Dr. Michele and 34 Minutes!

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 4, 2013 by The Shoe Expert

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

Collage of Shoes

Posted in Shoes with tags , , on May 1, 2012 by The Shoe Expert

Have you tried the Pic Collage app on your smartphone? I was trying it out today, and this is what I created. It’s a collage of some of our styles from our Fall 2012 Collection.

You can see the rest of the collection at http://www.34minutesshoes.com

Kate Middleton Judging High Heel Design Contest

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by The Shoe Expert

“Her Highness on Heels”  is the story that ABC News reported earlier today about Kate Middleton who will be judging a high heel design competition at De Montfort University. The six lucky design students have submitted their sexy shoe designs, and we will find out next week who wins.  The six students are Tabita Duffield, Sam Sawkill, Kay Yeng Chang, Summer Spencer, Mei Chun Lei, and Becka Hunt from the university in Lester, England. The winning design will go in to production, and Kate will be presented with a pair to wear for all the world to see.

And just watch, the winning design will become one of the hottest trends in shoes in the next season…because whatever Kate Middleton wears and endorses gets noticed! She has become not only a ducess but also a serious fashionista!

Good luck to all of them!

Here is one of the contestants with her design:

Watch the whole story here:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/kate-middleton-judges-shoe-design-contest-15815999?tab=9482931&section=1206836&playlist=2898870

‘The Bella’ Peep Toe Pump

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 6, 2012 by The Shoe Expert

Fall Winter 2012 Collection coming soon!

Check out one of our models Ashley modeling The Bella peep toe pump in python embossed leather upper and a black patent leather platform and 4-inch heel.

(Photography: L’image Photography, Stylist: Jen Summers, Model: Ashley Harris)

You Too Can Own Bella Swan’s Wedding Shoes!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 28, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

So did you see the latest Twilight movie, Breaking Dawn Part I, yet? If you haven’t seen it…spoiler alert…these are the gorgeous wedding shoes that Bella Swan wore in the movie. And you can buy them and wear them for your own wedding or other special occasion if you want…for $1,295.00 from Bergdorf Goodman or Neiman Marcus.

Manolo Blahnik Swan Embellished Satin Pump

Just keeping you informed. :)

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoes: Trends Show at GDS

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Upcoming Shoe Trends for Spring/Summer 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring/Summer 2012 Shoes: Upper Style Show at GDS

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 30, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Upper Style Shoe Show, featuring Elite Model winner 2002 Ana Mihajlovic at GDS in Dusseldorf, Germany in Sept. 2011

Upcoming Trends 2012 Fashion Show at GDS

 

Ana Mihajlovic

More fahion show coverage from GDS coming soon and more upcoming trends for Spring/Summer 2012!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

The Shoe Expert in USA Today!

Posted in Athletic Shoes, Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Once again I have to say a big THANK YOU to all of my fans, friends, and readers who have consistently logged in to see what I have to say about shoes, especially women’s shoes! So thank you, thank you , thank you! Because of all of this activity, my blog was picked up by USA Today who interviewed me a few weeks ago to discuss shoes of course. The online version of the article was published yesterday, but the printed version will be available next week.

Some of the shoe types that we discuss in the article are Flip Flops, UGGs (or boots like the classic UGGs),Foldable Ballet Flats, Platform Pumps, Stilettos, Minimalist Shoes (such as the Vibram Five Fingers and the yoga toe shoes), and the dreaded Rocker Bottom Athletic Shoes (yes, we all know about these fashion-don’ts, don’t we, ladies?).

I’m sure if you’ve been one of my readers during this past year, you know that I’ve discussed each one of these shoes at least once. Sometimes on this blog we talk fashion, function, or both, but one thing that we always do is talk shoes!

So thanks again!

One last thank you for helping this blog reach its goal of 60,000 views in one year, which by the way was last week! :)

For more foot info, you can always view my website or my podiatry blog. But for shoe info, don’t go anywhere! More is to be revealed…

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Christian Louboutin Back in Court Today!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

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The case is not over yet!

Christian Louboutin’s lawyers urged U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in New York not to convert his earlier refusal to bar Yves Saint Laurent from selling its own red-soled shoes into an outright cancellation of the U.S. trademark. The judge said today he will delay a ruling while Louboutin appeals his decision.

“The better course is to simply allow the appeal to proceed and halt any further proceedings till we get guidance” from the New York-based federal circuit court, Marrero said.

The judge on Aug. 10 rejected Christian Louboutin’s request for a preliminary injunction to protect the trademark while the case proceeds, saying it’s not likely to win its fight for a trademark for a color.

“Color serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition,” Judge Marrero said, and “Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection.”

Louboutin, a Paris-based fashion company, said in the lawsuit, filed in April, that Yves Saint Laurent’s red-soled shoes “threaten to mislead the public.”

Lee C. Bromberg, a lawyer for Louboutin, argued today that the company needed more time to show why the trademark shouldn’t be canceled. “We need an additional opportunity to marshal evidence,” Bromberg told the judge. He said he seeks evidence on how the fashion industry operates, how designers select colors and whether Louboutin’s trademark would be a “hindrance to competition,” as the judge indicated in his ruling.

Jyotin Hamid, a lawyer for Yves Saint Laurent, argued that a search for evidence would be time-consuming and costly.

Yves Saint Laurent began selling shoes with red outsoles “long before Mr. Louboutin began using them,” David Bernstein, a lawyer for the company, said at a hearing last month.

Christian Louboutin, the designer for whom the company is named, got the idea for the red soles when he painted red nail polish on the black soles of a pair of women’s shoes. All of Louboutin’s luxury shoes have had red soles since their introduction in 1992, according to court papers. “Louboutin is only in the shoe business,” Bromberg said.

Louboutin’s high-heeled shoes are priced from $535 to $4,645 a pair on the website of department store Barneys. They have been popularized by actresses such as Sarah Jessica Parker in the television show “Sex and the City.”

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Louboutin a trademark for the red sole in 2008, according to the company’s complaint.

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

YSL “Winning” vs. Christian Louboutin in the Case of the Red Soled Shoes!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

christian louboutin black patent clichy photo

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This just in: Christian Louboutin‘s request for an injunction to stop sales of red-soled shoes made by Yves Saint Laurent has been denied by U.S. Federal judge, Judge Victor Marrero, who said that Louboutin wasn’t able to prove that its red soles deserve trademark protection.

The Wall Street Journal reports that the judge stated “Because in the fashion industry colour serves ornamental and aesthetic functions vital to robust competition, the court finds that Louboutin is unlikely to be able to prove that its red outsole brand is entitled to trademark protection.” 

With the injunction denied, it looks unlikely that Louboutin will win its case against YSL, since it too relies on the association of the red sole only with Louboutin.

Note: YSL claims that the YSL red- soled shoes in question have been selling since 2004.

So what do you think? Do you think you can trademark a color and prevent other designers from using it? Do you think Christian Louboutin should win? Or do you agree with the judge??? Inquiring minds want to know…

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

 

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