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Spring/Summer Shoes 2012: Clarks Show at GDS

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Clarks is launching their Spring Summer 2012 shoes campaign with “British by Design” and some awesome Beatles music blaring in the background at the fashion show.

What do you think of her low purple suede pumps?

Flat ankle booties with a little bling bling to add some sparkle

I like the look of this one!

Color blocking in sandals is still hot for next year!

Wedges, wedges, wedges…they’re not going away anytime soon!

More fahion show coverage from GDS by yours truly 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!”

Crocs: Love Them or Hate Them

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 25, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

When most people hear the word “Crocs” they either rave about how much they love them or can’t stop saying how much they hate them…it’s a subject that comes up in my office almost daily since we do stock and sell them in our office.

According to Footwear News on WWD.com, “Now that Crocs Inc. has returned to full-year profitability, the firm is looking forward to hit $1 billion in annual sales by 2012.” And when I hear the words “one billion dollars” to me that means people love them! Crocs will be adding new styles and more stores in 2011 to help reach this goal.

Back to the shoes…Have you checked out some of the new Crocs shoes coming out this spring? I had the opportunity to see some of them at recent shoe shows I attended, so here are a few to spark your interest: 

Women’s with fuzzy liner

Women’s with sock liner

Men’s with sock liner

Sandals and flip flop styles

Athletic styles (seriously light weight!!!)

Kids’ Crocs

So…are you a (Crocs) lover or hater??? I would love to hear your comments to add to the ongoing discussions…

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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

Shoe Lovers Want To Know About Flatforms & More!

Posted in Athletic Shoes, Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 7, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

As you know by now, I am a shoe expert as well as a shoe lover…so I started this shoe blog a few months ago to share with you some of the new shoes coming out soon, shoe trends, shoe tips, and other general shoe knowledge of mine. 🙂

So now I  am going to ask you, the reader, what other shoe info are you looking for?

Here is a list of some of the most commonly searched for terms in my blog’s history: flatformsChristian Louboutin, wedges, summer shoes 2011, Uggs, platform shoes, cankles, hot shoes spring 2011, sexy feet, 7  inch heels, Steve Madden boots with red zipper, Coach rainboots, sheepskin orthotics, 8 inch heels, Derek Lam, sparkly shoes, Prada shoes, wedge flip flops, sandals, mohawk shoes, Jimmy Choo shoes, toning shoes, Soles4Souls, Paris Hilton‘s bunion, wingtip pumps, high heels, fashion shoes 2011, stiletto boots, cheetah boots, pregnant Mariah Carey, Jessica Simpson sandals, Lanvin shoes, high heel boots, red carpet shoes, furry boots, ballet flats, Chanel eskimo boots, Louis Vuitton shoes, Rick Bella shoes, kitten heel boots, Kim Kardashian‘s high heels.

I hope you have enjoyed reading these posts! And I hope you find what you’re searching for! 🙂

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!”

LA Transit Shoe Show: Animal Prints Trending in 2011

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 26, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Another trend for this summer in heels of all kinds, from sandals to wedges to pumps to boots, is animal print! I had the pleasure to take photos of some beautiful shoes coming out soon, so take a look and tell me if you like them, love them, or hate them! (I already know a few of you did not appreciate some of them that I posted as my “shoe of the day” last week.)

Cheetah print pumps with black bow from Paris Hilton collection

Cheetah print platform stiletto booties by L.A.M.B.

Cheetah print peep toe platform wedges (on the right) by Steve Madden

Cheetah print platform pumps (on the left) by Rick Bella/Wah Lei Footwear

Cheetah print platform sandals by Enigma (on the left)

Cheetah print platform pumps (on the left) and cheetah print peep toe platform pumps with ankle cuff (on poster on the right) by Enigma

Cheetah print/black leather platform pumps by Paris Hilton

Leopard print wedges with ankle cuff by Donald J. Pliner (on the far right)

Cheetah print platform wedge sandals by Yellowbox (in various colors)

And last but not least, zebra print platform wedges by Paris Hilton

Well, I hope it was as fun for you as it was for me! I really loved viewing these shoes, trying some of them on, taking photos of them, writing about them, and sharing them with you!

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!”

LA Transit Shoe Show: Trends in Sandals in 2011

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 23, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Inspiring is an understatement! At the LA Transit Shoe Show this week, I had the wonderful opportunity to see the shoes coming out this summer, so I am writing a series of blog posts on the shoe trends that I personally experienced at the show. I was even allowed to photograph the shoes! It was like shoe heaven! 🙂

(Of course, there were a few exceptions to the photographing of the shoes…nobody was allowed to take photos of a few styles by a few designers, but that’s ok because they will be public very soon and I will definitely let you see them at that time!)

My last post focused on flats, and today’s post is all about sandals. In the next few days I will focus on pumps, wedges, boots, and more! So here are the Summer 2011 trends in sandals:

These sandals by Dollhouse with the ruffle details looked exactly like the ruffled heels that have been so popular this year! They were super cute and come in all sorts of colors and a few prints too. I have to admit I loved them!

These jewel embellished flip flop sandals by Yellowbox are hot, super comfortable, and trending this summer! As you will see in some of the other photos, the jewels and metallic straps will be all over the place this summer.

Again, here we see jewel embellishments and metallic detailing on the straps on these Jessica Simpson sandals.

And again on these Jessica Simpson sandals.

These sandals by Onex are also showing metallic toned straps (as well as some colorful straps) along with crystal and jewel embelllishments.

And again on these sandals by Onex. 🙂

Believe it or not, these cuffed ankle flat sandals by Wanted, which have been all the craze this past year and will continue to be hot this summer, pictured above are kids’ shoes! Of course, they were shown in women’s sizes too, but I thought that they were so cute in these tiny sizes!

These are also kids’ sandals by Wanted, as you can see how small they are next to the slinky, but again the ankle cuffs on flat sandals (and on other flat shoes as well) are trending this year.

This was just a small sampling of the summer sandals that are coming to stores soon. I hope you enjoyed the photos, and I will be showing you some great heels tomorrow! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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