Archive for December, 2010

The Top Ten Runway Shoes of 2010

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

There are sure to be tons of Top Ten lists of the year 2010 out there this week, and since we’re talking shoes…here is the list (and photos) of 

The Top Ten Runway Shoes of 2010

as compiled by Footwear News and Women’s Wear Daily. Just a little warning: some, if not all, of these shoes are a little over the top for most of us! But as you may know, runway looks are just that…they are over the top, they are for the runway, and they are meant to be that way to get the attention of the audience, the buyers, the retailers, and the public. And often the versions sold in the stores are a watered down version of what we see on the runways. So tell me what you think of these shoes, in concept such as the platforms, the detailing, the colors, the heel height, etc.

Alexander McQueen’s RTW Fall 2010 Collection

 

 

Barbara Bui’s fur lined buckled platform boots

 

Chanel’s RTW Spring 2010 Collection

 

John Paul Gaultier’s sequin pumps over platform wedges

 

Jimmy Choo’s strappy sandals with Lucite heel and platform

 

Louis Vuitton’s RTW Fall 2010 Collection

 

Nicholas Kirkwood’s platform booties

 

Pierre Hardy’s velvet and peacock feather booties

 

Prada’s RTW Spring 2010 Collection

 

Proenza Schouler’s carved platform wedge sandals with embroidery

 

To see Footwear News’ slide show of these shoes on the runway, click here.

Just my two cents on these runway shoes: my favorites are the Chanel clogs and the Louis Vuitton pumps, but I have to give a special shout out to the Proenza wedges too! 🙂

Happy New Year, shoe lovers!!!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

 🙂

Attention Shoe Lovers: Got Your Sparkly Shoes For NYE Yet?

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 30, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

New Years Eve is quickly approaching, plans are being made, dresses are being picked out, and sparkly shoes are in! Do you have YOUR sparkly, glittery, head-turning shoes yet? You still have some time if you hurry!!! And  I have found some of the hottest, gorgeous, sparkly shoes for you!!!

Check these out, ladies, and tell me if you love them or if YOU LOVE THEM!

🙂

Christian Louboutin Lady Glitter Slingback $895 at Bergdorf Goodman

 

Steve Madden Caryssa glitter pumps $129.95 at Zappos

 

Chinese Laundry black glitter heels on sale for $71.10 at Shoes.com

 

Enzo Angiolini Sully $88.95 at Nordstrom

 

Christian Louboutin glitter peep toe pumps $795 at Saks Fifth Avenue

 

Jimmy Choo ‘Private’ cuff glitter sandal $950 at Nordstrom

 

Diane Von Furstenberg ‘Irina’ slingback $197 at Neiman Marcus

 

Rene Caovilla Suede Strass Sandal $800 at Neiman Marcus

 

Nina Venita strappy heels $54.98 at 6pm

 

Steve Madden Haylow Sandals $89 at Piperlime

Like them or love them, one thing is for sure…they will be out and about on New Years Eve!

 

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

🙂

Keep Warm This Winter With Furry Boots!

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 28, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

2011 Fall/Winter UGGs Boots

We’re only a few days into winter, but it seems as if everyone is freezing, snowed in, or somehow affected by this cold weather. (Even in Southern California, it’s been cold and rainy! And, well, we’re just not used to that! Haha!) So how do we keep warm, keep our feet healthy, and still look good at the same time? Well…let me show you! I’ve been on the lookout for the warmest, coziest, furriest boots currently for sale, and here are some great finds!

Asos ‘White Wooly’ shearling black leather boots on sale for $117.23 at Asos.com

2011 Christian Louboutin High Heel Furry Boots

2011 Christian Louboutin High Heel Furry Boots

The Jimmy Choo studded UGG Boots! ($795 at Bergdorf Goodman)

Guess Obelize faux fur boots $157.50 at Macy’s

Seychelles Cryptic Ankle Boots $150.95 at Zappos

MICHAEL by Michael Kors ‘Parker Bootie’ in black suede $198 at Zappos

BCBGMAXAZRIA Boots $159.30 at Bluefly

Daniblack Ian OTK boots on sale for $234 at Zappos

The Cool People Varghese $179 at Zappos

Gucci white wool knit and leather ‘Lockhart’ wedge boots $716 at Bluefly

Dolce & Gabbana brown leopard white patent trim tall rain boots $420 at Bluefly

Burberry Mid House Check Weather Boots $395 at Zappos

Jambu Cruise boots $173 at Zappos

I know that some of these may be a little over the top for some of us, but there is definitely something for everyone here…and in every price range too!

And remember in this harsh winter weather to keep your feet warm and dry to prevent foot problems such as Athlete’s foot, bad foot odor, and other bacterial and fungal infections. Just because your feet are hidden away from the world for a few months does not mean that they should be neglected. Show your feet some winter love and put them in some cozy, comfy boots! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

🙂

After Christmas Shoe Sales (Part 2)

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 26, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

So now that Christmas is over, the After Christmas Shoe Sales are being advertised all over the web, but to put you a step ahead of the other shoppers, here is a little list of the Top 10 Shoe Sales going on now (plus last minute updates just posted today)!

Updates today: After Christmas Sales listed today from Saks Fifth Avenue, Aldo Shoes, Abercrombie & Fitch, Calvin Klein, American Apparel, Selfridges, Sears, The Childrens Place, Juicy Couture, PUMA, Neiman Marcus, Shoes.com, Express, and many more shoe sales listed on Shopping and Info.com’s blog (featuring Prada shoes, Jimmy Choo boots, Alexander Wang boots, Ann Demeulemeester boots, and Christian Louboutin platform sandals).

1. From ArticleSnatch.com: “Everyone loves a good bargain and the day after Christmas sales promise to offer the best bargains on various products for you or for your friends and family. This is also the best time to start your Christmas shopping for 2011 as you will be able to find some of the best Christmas gifts for 2011 at great prices. This article discusses finding bargains during the day after Christmas sales shopping for 2010.” (featuring Target, Neiman Marcus, MyTheresa.com sales) Here is a great deal from Neiman Marcus Last Call Store: 7 For All Mankind boot originally priced at $330.oo, now on sale for $165.00, plus an extra 30% off now!

7 For All Mankind 'Gemma' slit suede on sale for $115.50 at Neiman Marcus Last Call

2. Donald J. Pliner: Huge sale going on now! Some shoes over 50% off! Here is just one example of an exquisite platform sandal that was originally priced at $400.00 which is on sale for $160.00:

Donald J. Pliner Chelsi cut out platform sandal with embroidery and ankle strap

  3. Macy’s: After Christmas Sale going on until Dec. 29th only! Save up to 25% off with free shipping on orders over $99! Here is a great shoe deal for you: 

Coach 'Randy' haircalf flat on sale for $126 (original price $168)

4. JCPenney is having “Our Biggest Ever After Christmas Sale” with shoes up to 60% off! For example:

Bisou Bisou 'Trista' boots on sale for $34.99 (original price $110)

5. Zappos always has great deals on shoes! Check out some of their sales going on now!

Roberto Cavalli fringe ankle bootie on sale for $910 (originally $1,300)

6. Juicy Couture’s shoe sale features all styles of boots for 20% off as well as clogs for over 40% off!

Gigi OTK Boot on sale for $279 (original price $350)

7. Nordstrom is also having its All Women’s Winter Sale and its Half-Yearly Sale for Men now, with shoes and boots on sale for 20-50% off!

8. Nine West is having a shoe sale with up to 70% off!!!

'Stone' Tall Boots on sale for over 70% off of original price of $209

9. Shoebuy.com is having a one day only sale (today only!) in which an additional 20%  is taken off of the sale price, plus free shipping!  

BCBGeneration 'Asterix' red suede strappy platform sandals on sale for 24% off

10. Endless.com is having its Year End Deals where you can save an additional 25% off on thousands of sale items such as Guess, Pour la Victoire, and Badgley Mischka shoes and boots!

Badgley Mischka 'Raven' sandal on sale for $110 (original price $200)

Of course there are many, many more sales out there, but I hope this helps you get a little bit of a head start!

Happy shoe shopping! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Shoe Lovers: Are You Wearing Your Red Christmas Shoes Today?

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 25, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

Coming Soon: John Galliano Spring 2011 Collection

In honor of Christmas, I am sporting my brand new Shane and Shawn KK red python peep toe pumps from Endless.com! 🙂

Here are some examples of really red shoes to show some Christmas spirit today!

So whether you’re just going to mom and dad’s house for dinner or going to a glitzy holiday party, you can still arrive in style! This is one of those occasions where you can wear your super high to the sky stilettos if you want to because you won’t be standing in long lines or walking for blocks! Most likely, you’ll walk from your front door to your car, then your car into someone’s home, then do a lot of sitting while eating, drinking, and socializing…unless you’re the one cooking the big meal…in that case, wear your flats while cooking and save your heels until the cooking is done and you’re ready to sit and mingle with your family and other guests!

Happy Holidays, shoe lovers!!!

Via Spiga 'Elyria' platform sandals in patent leather $250.00 at Shoes.com (plus 15% off now)

Dolce & Gabbana red patent quilted leather wedge sandals on sale for $334 at Bluefly.com

Cesare Paciotti red suede pumps $275 at Designer Shoes USA

Stuart Weitzman 'Damsel' red suede peep toe slides $171 at Bluefly.com

Jimmy Choo 'Kindlepa' red patent leather mary jane pumps $492 at Bluefly.com

Brian Atwood 'Lana' patent leather peep toe pumps $525 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Nina pumps $59.99 at eBid

Ed Hardy 'Singapore' Zipper Detail peep toe pumps $54.67 at ShopNBC

Stuart Weitzman 'Gleamfla' suede flats $192 at Bluefly.com

Last but not least, what red shoe discussion would be complete without a pair of red shoes with red soles: Christian Louboutin pumps!

Christian Louboutin 'Rolando' hidden platform red leather pump $695 at Neiman Marcus

 

Are you wearing red shoes today? If you are, I would love to see them! Please feel free to comment and post your own photos of your red shoes!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Shoe Lovers, Don’t Miss The After Christmas Shoe Sales!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , on December 24, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

Stuart Weitzman 'Larosa' open toe slingback on sale at endless.com (45% off)

I know, it’s only Christmas Eve and we’re already talking about the “After Christmas Sales” that are all over the web this week! But we all know how crazy the malls are going to be on Sunday when everyone is exchanging gifts and hitting all of the sales, so here are some links to some great sales to make your after Christmas shoe shopping go a little easier:

WhatAmericaIsSearching.com: As we get closer and closer to Christmas, many people have already made their Christmas gift purchases and are thinking about the many after Christmas sales that could save them money.  It should come as very little surprise that many are searching for after Christmas shoe sales in 2010. This website has deals on shoes from Aldo, DSW, Zappos on heels and other types of women’s shoes. Worth checking out!

YourFeetMakeYouUnique.com featuring Stuart Weitzman ruby red pumps.

By the way, Stuart Weitzman is having a 50% off sale!!!

Stuart Weitzman Stadium boots on sale at StuartWeitzman.com (50% off)

Offers.com has great offers on shoes from Steve Madden, ShoeBuy.com, Finish Line, Guess, Shoebaca, and department stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s, Sears, Lord & Taylor, Kmart, Target, and Kohl’s.

Steve Madden 'Chelseey' platform ankle bootie on sale now!

Dealio also has some great shoe store shoe deals from Famous Footwear, Shoes.com, ShoeSteal.com, Journeys Kidz Shoes and department store shoe deals from Nordstrom, Macy’s, Target, Walmart, Sears, Kohl’s, and Kmart. This is what Dealio has to say about getting the best shoe deals during the after Christmas sales:  

“After the holidays all clothing and shoes go on sale and it is possible to find some really great deals if you know where to look. That has always been a major problem – knowing where to find the best sales on the hottest trends in fashion. Actually, for us it isn’t so much of a problem because we have a staff that scouts out the deals for you; this is what they do every day of the week. Because of that, you can be assured that if there are After Christmas shoes sales anywhere out there Dealio will find them for you. The only thing left for you to do is browse through the links we provide to find the shoes you want at a price that finally makes sense.”

Dockers – Guild -$32.49(Reg.$64.99 ) 

Shane & Shawn 'Carmen' 30% off at ShoeSteal.com

Route 66 Women’s Zarlow Micro Suede Moc Slipper – Tan -$7.49(Reg.$14.99)

New Attitude – Jocelyn 2 -$9.99(Reg.$39.99)

ShoeSteal Sale: Save Up To 75% Off Dress Shoes 

Snowy Creek Men’s Easy – On 55-Brown -$29.99(Reg.$45.00)

Rampage – Allie -$19.99(Reg.$59.99 ) 

Yoelia boots by Bandolino

Canyon River Blues Women’s Cheyenne – Sand -$19.99(Reg.$69.99)

Bandolino – Yoelia -$39.99(Reg.$89.99 ) 

Journeys Kidz Sale: Save Up To 50% Off Boys Apparel, Shoes, & Accessories!

Gabe -$19.99(Reg:$29.99) at Crocs.com

The shopping guru.com is featuring a 50% sale on Reebok shoes!

TheNarrowShoe.com  is giving us the heads up on some great shoe sales too! 

New! Tuesday,12/29 Offer! Stuart Weitzman Footwear- All Styles 80% off Today Only!

New! Wednesday,12/30 offer! Donald J Pliner Footwear and Handbags- All Styles 70% Off Today Only!

New! Thursday,12/31 Offer! Asics Footwear and Apparel- 60% Off All Styles Today Only!

New! <1/1-1/3: Rockport- All Styles 24.95 or less This weekend!

Of course there are many, many more sales out there and some have not been advertised yet, but I hope this helps you get a little bit of a head start! Happy shopping to you all! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Keep Your Feet Warm & Dry In This Rain (while still looking cute!)

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , on December 23, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

As I was making house calls yesterday in the pouring rain (by choice! I am not asking you to play your violin for me!), it was essential for me to keep dry! I had to decide ahead of time, what am I going to wear to keep my feet warm and dry all day, while stepping in all those puddles??? This is what I came up with, and it worked!

'Snowbunny' Boots by Skechers

The best 3 things about these boots were (1) they’re comfortable enough to wear all day trekking back and forth up steep driveways and up and down stairs, (2) I could fit my orthotics in them, adding to the comfort, and (3) most importantly, they kept my feet warm and dry even in a 3 inch puddle! 

 Of course, an easy choice would be a rain boot. And lately, rain boots have come a long way, baby! Check out these stylish rain boots!

Burberry Check Rainboots

Hunter Original Rain Boots in silver

 

Rockport Lorraine Pink Rain Boots

 

Sperry Top Sider Hingham quilted tall leather boots

Jimmy Choo 'Hunter' Rain Boot

 And then there are the combination rain boots that are more like a cross between a rubber rain boot and a stylish boot, but your feet will definitely stay warm, dry, and happy in them! 🙂

‘Wallingford Signatlure’ Rain Boots by UGG Australia

L.L. Bean Snowbell Boots

Sperry Top Sider Sadie wedge rubber rain boot

'Belcloud' Rain Boots by UGG Australia

 I just want to show you one more style: ankle rain boots! I must admit I kinda like them! 🙂

Sperry Top Sider 'Sienna' Ankle Rain Boot in leopard print

Burberry Ankle Rain Boots

It’s so important for the health of your feet to keep them dry in this harsh winter weather to avoid foot odor, foot fungus, and bacterial infections. Who needs to deal with that when we have shopping to do for the holidays??? 🙂

So…would I try them out? Of course!!! I love trying new shoes!!! (and boots and booties and …)

But do YOU like these rain shoes and boots? Do you think they’re cute? Do you think you can still look cute or sexy while keeping warm and dry in the rain?

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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