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Valentine’s Day Shoes!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

So, what does a girl REALLY want for Valentine’s Day anyway???

Well, if you’re reading this blog, it’s shoes, shoes, shoes!!!

So…in honor of THAT and of Valentine’s Day…here are a few Valentine’s Day Shoes for you…

(or for your man to get for you!)

Alexander McQueen satin heart shaped pump $690.00 at Neiman Marcus

Christian Louboutin spiked platform slingbacks $1195.00 at Neiman Marcus

Charlotte Olympia pineapple cage platform $1195.00 at Neiman Marcus

OK, those were some expensive designer shoes that we would all love to have and now here are some Valentine’s Day shoes that are on sale! And who doesn’t love a shoe sale???

 

Carlos by Carlos Santana ‘Fairytale’ 62% off at 6pm.com

Dolce&Gabbana lace overlay satin mary jane 60% off at Nordstrom

Guess ‘Hondo3’ open toe pump on sale at endless.com

Jessica Simpson ‘Aricon’ slingback 45% off at Nordstrom

Kelsi Dagger ‘Tiffany’ pump on sale at endless.com

Michael Kors ‘Berkley’ sandal 50% off at Nordstrom

Moschino Cheap and Chic Heels 70% off at 6pm.com

Nine West ‘Aleksy2’ 66% off at 6pm.com

Shane and Shawn Winters Sandal on sale at endless.com

What do I want for Valentine’s Day this year? I want to spend time with the love of my life, just the two of us, on a romantic weekend…and hey, if he feels like getting me a few pairs of shoes like he did last year, I won’t complain one bit! 😉

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

my Coach cage sandals that I got for Valentine's Day in 2010

LA Transit Shoe Show: Ruffles and Bows and Flowers, Oh My!

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

Another trend at the 2011 Spring-Summer L.A. Transit Shoe Show was the detailing on the shoes such as ruffles, knots, bows, flowers, and rosettes.  

This row of vertical ruffles on these platform ankle booties were popular in 2010 too, but in 2011 we’re going to see more of them on heels, booties, and flats, and they will be found in every color, material, and even print! 

These satin open toe pumps with the horizontal ruffles by Carlos Santana were divine in almost every color of the rainbow! I personally like the more neutral shades as pictured above, but there were very bright ones as well which can tend to look like bridesmaid shoes (and that could be a good thing if you’re looking for pretty bridesmaid shoes!).

The knotted detail on these platform sandals pictured here felt so soft in a very light cloth material. I suspect these shoes are pretty comfortable as well with the soft material, cushioned platform, and big chunky heel.

Here is another satin open toe platform pump but this time with bows and pleated satin details. I love both colors pictured here. 

These Rick Bella platform wedge slingbacks are also in satin and feature a sparkly flower. The neutral shades make these wedges more of an evening shoe, and the cork wedge makes this shoe comfortable! 🙂

I know, I know, what are these flats doing in the mix with all of these heels…but with the flower (and leaf) details on these shoes by Caressa, I had to include them! 

The pink platform wedge sandals (center) by Lisa for Donald J. Pliner feature two flowers on the straps, and I think these must be one of the most comfortable shoes in this post with the cork wedge and the rubber traction sole.

Rosettes on ankle booties were popular in 2010 also, but I included these suede cuffed platform ankle boots as well because I like the way the cuff and the rosette are combined in one boot. 🙂 

 Well, I hope you liked the ruffles, bows, and flowers…usually people love them or hate them…so which side are you on? Feel free to comment on any of these shoes!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

 

LA Transit Shoe Show: Sparkle and Glitter in 2011

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

I have a couple of more posts coming soon regarding the LA Transit Shoe Show I attended last week, more on trends for shoes in 2011, more on the upcoming Spring-Summer 2011 shoes, and more of my favorite photos! I hope you are enjoying the pics of the new shoes as much as I am! 🙂

To kick off the weekend, tonight I’m showcasing some of sparkly, glittery, and flashy heels that will be available soon for the spring and summer. Enjoy!

I like the multiple ankle straps and the detailing…what do you think? Yay or nay? I wish I could have tried them on though. I would like to see how comfortable they are in the ball of the foot. There is not much padding or cushioning…

These sparkly strappy sandals by Carlos Santana were very pretty, but I questioned the sales rep on their comfort because the straps are round, like a rope, not flat against your skin like most straps on sandals. I felt the straps with my fingers to see for myself, and I still question the comfort while walking. It seems to me like the straps may rub the skin and irritate, possibly causing a blister or abrasion. Of course, I wanted to try them on for myself to be sure, but darn! of course they only have size 6 or 7 on display at the shoe shows…so I will have to wait until I see them in the store to try them on! Once I do, I will definitely report back on this blog about how the straps feel. (If any of you know first hand, please feel free to comment on this!)

OMG, as I reported in a recent post, Naughty Monkey had two of my favorite shows in the entire show but they are too new to be photographed…so again, I will have to get back to you on those! But these platform wedge sandals with the sparkles on the wedges themselves also stood out from the rest. The sparkles here are beaded detailing, so I gave them a thumbs up for originality, and they do look comfortable with the cusioning and the platform wedge. 🙂

These platform sandals by Chinese Laundry were also stand-outs in the sea of shoes at the show! Although they are very high, they do seem comfortable with the cushioning, the platform, and the cork heel. Hmm…gold or black? Decisions, decisions…  🙂

These peep toe pumps by Paris Hilton with the sparkly bows were very pretty and looked comfortable with the padding in the insole. Notice the pink padding in the ball area of the foot in each of their shoes.

Yes, you have seen this photo before (in the Animal Print post), but now I want to showcase the glitter platform pumps by Rick Bella Shoes/Wah Lei Footwear. They are already taking orders and selling out of these as fast as they can get them! Each of the silver, gold, and pewter glitter pumps are beautiful…and once again, I wish I could have tried them on!!! Soon enough I will!  

And last but not least, gold and black glitter platform pumps by Carlos Santana. The combination of black and gold (kinda reminds me of the Steelers song, Black & Yellow, Black & Yellow…) works in this shoe! 🙂

Well, I hope you got a little taste for what is going to be hot this year in the spring & summer. Enjoy!

Please comment on your faves or your least faves!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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