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Comfy Flats from Johnston & Murphy!

Posted in Fashion, Health & Wellness, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 16, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Comfy is the name of the game today!!! Actually, super comfy!

As a lover and expert of shoes, I always stress that there is a time and place for every type of shoe. Flip flops for the beach, hiking boots for camping, sparkly heels for NYE celebrations, and flats for long work days or running errands, right?

Well when it comes to flats, the Claire Studded Penny Drivers from Johnston & Murphy are one of the most comfortable ones I’ve tried on, tested, and worn for an 8-hour work day!


I have the red ones as shown above, but they come in other colors such as black, brown, tan, beige, and navy as well. The leather is so soft, and a thin orthotic will fit comfortably in this shoe if you wear one like I do.

For more information on this shoe, click here and use this promo code until June 30th at checkout for a discount especially for my blog readers and followers: CALSHOE

Thanks to the folks at Johnston & Murphy for allowing me to review your shoes! 🙂

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Saturday’s Shoe of the Day: Jessica Simpson ‘Cheetah’ Pumps

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

Jessica Simpson 'Cheetah' pump side view

I can tell you from personal experience in Nordstrom today that this shoe is not only beautiful but also comfortable for a 4″ heel. I usually don’t wear closed toe pumps because my toes feel crowded in the narrow toe box that typically are seen in pumps, but this shoe has a nice rounded roomy toe box which did not crowd my toes at all! Also, the cushioned insole along with the elasticized strap across the midfoot add extra comfort, which we can all appreciate in a pump. I mean, if we’re going to wear a high heel, any extra comfort is much appreciated!

I am giving this pump two thumbs up, one for comfort and one for style! 🙂

And I’m giving the salespeople at Nordstrom two thumbs up too, one for being so attentive and one for having such a great attitude! 🙂

By the way, if you want this shoe, you can find it at Nordstrom for under $100.00!

Here are just a few more views of the ‘Cheetah’ pump:

Jessica Simpson 'Cheetah' pump front view

Jessica Simpson 'Cheetah' pump back view

Jessica Simpson 'Cheetah' pump in various colors at the LA Transit Shoe Show

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

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

Guess ‘Hondo3’ open toe pump on sale at

Jessica Simpson ‘Aricon’ slingback 45% off at Nordstrom

Kelsi Dagger ‘Tiffany’ pump on sale at

Michael Kors ‘Berkley’ sandal 50% off at Nordstrom

Moschino Cheap and Chic Heels 70% off at

Nine West ‘Aleksy2’ 66% off at

Shane and Shawn Winters Sandal on sale at

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

We Are Giving Away a Pair of Designer Shoes in 2011!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

What would you do for a free pair of Jimmy Choos? Or Christian Louboutins? Well, it turns out that you may not have to do much! We are holding a

Designer Shoe Giveaway Contest!!!

Yes, you read it right…we will be giving away one pair of designer shoes later this year to the winner of our contest! Woo hoo! Free Shoes!

So, what do you have to do to get these shoes anyway??? Well, let me tell you…All you have to do is submit your shoe story to us! It’s that simple! We are looking for the best shoe stories from shoe lovers like you. We are not looking for a specific type of shoe story, but we want interesting, true, unique-to-you shoe stories.

Tell us why you love shoes!

Tell us when you realized you were a shoe addict!

Tell us why you became a shoe lover in the first place!

Tell us whatever you want to share about you and your lovely shoes!

You can even tell us a funny story of one day when your shoes turned on you…or one time when you made a fool of yourself in your favorite shoes (hey, at least you looked good doing it! haha!)…or once when you cried yourself to sleep because you accidentally ruined your favorite pair of shoes… 😦

I think you get the point. 🙂

Now, here are the rules:

1. Email your story to with “My Shoe Story” in the subject line

2. Your story should be a true story, unique to you

3. Your story should be a story, not a sentence! There is no word limit, but a paragraph or two would be great.

4. Include your contact info (first name, last name, email address) at the end of the story so that we may contact you if you win

5. Include a statement at the end of the story that reads “The Shoe Expert has my permission to reprint my shoe story, or a version of it, in The Shoe Expert’s blog, website, or other publication.”

6. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2011 at midnight (PST)

The winner will be hand-picked by Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert! May the best, most interesting, most unique shoe-tastic story win Be sure that your shoe story is submitted before our deadline to be eligible to win. The contest ends at midnight (PST) on Dec. 15, 2011. The winner will be announced on Dec. 31, 2011, making one shoe lover’s New Year’s celebration one to remember!

I can’t wait to read your shoe stories! 🙂

Good luck!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes in 2011,

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


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!”


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,, Express, and many more shoe sales listed on Shopping and’s blog (featuring Prada shoes, Jimmy Choo boots, Alexander Wang boots, Ann Demeulemeester boots, and Christian Louboutin platform sandals).

1. From “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, 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. 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. 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! 🙂

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 (plus 15% off now)

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

Cesare Paciotti red suede pumps $275 at Designer Shoes USA

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

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

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

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 (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: 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! featuring Stuart Weitzman ruby red pumps.

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

Stuart Weitzman Stadium boots on sale at (50% off) has great offers on shoes from Steve Madden,, 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,,, 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

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

The shopping is featuring a 50% sale on Reebok shoes!  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!”

Shoe Trends Part 2: Like Them, Love Them or Hate Them? (Featuring @NineWest Shoes)

Posted in Fashion, Shoes, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

Shoe Trends: Part II

(as projected by Nine West)

[Note: Part 1 posted yesterday lists Trends 1-7]

8. Metallics: Whether you’re talking gold, silver, copper, or bronze, the metallics have been a hot trend in women’s shoes lately. I think this one can be tricky because unless you use leather or other quality materials, these shoes can look cheap. So just be careful of that. I have one pair made out of leather that I love, with the right outfit of course.

SYDNEY peep toe bootie in pewter leather on sale for $49.99

9. Menswear: I must admit I’m so glad to see these shoes making a comeback! I have always loved this style, especially the high heeled oxford. I also love (and blogged about) the high heeled wingtip pumps. I think they always look classy. They can be worn in the office all day and are actually pretty comfortable. Again, with the laces, you can wear your orthotics which always helps. 🙂

CASSIE peep toe oxford $130.00

10. Caged Look: These are basically strappy sandals with tons of straps or pumps with tons of cutout details (like the one below) that give the illusion of tons of straps. I like the look. I think it’s very sexy, and can add a lot to an outfit.

NOLETTA round toe caged bootie $99.99

11. Mid-Heel: Expect to see a lot of these in the spring 2011 collections. They are shoes with about a two-inch heel, like a kitten heel but not necessarily the same shape as a kitten heel. Some of them are shaped like kitten heels but some are very squared and chunky too. The shoe makers are listening to women’s complaints regarding the inability to wear the super high heels, and this is the result. I know many women who hate kitten heels and mid-heels (and flats), but hey there’s a little bit of something for everyone, right? I wear both flats and heels, so I say yes to the mid-heel.

BAIL pointed toe pump with low 2″ heel in tan suede on sale for $49.99

12. The Blues: This includes all shade of dark blue (navy, denim, and dark blue). If you wear a lot of navy suits to an office, I think they would be great for you. I don’t wear much navy, so I can’t see myself spending the money on dark blue shoes. But that’s just me. I think this shoe below is beautiful, and I could see myself buying it in a black, gray, or camel color.

VERBINIA navy suede platform pump on sale for $49.99

13. Neutrals: We’re talking camel, tan, tobacco, natural leather. I have always loved these colors although I only own a few. I think it’s great that they’re trending right now just in time for spring. I’ve seen a lot of these in the spring 2011 collections already, so be on the lookout for these soon. 🙂

MARGERITA high heel sandal in tobacco leather on sale for $69.99

14. Animal Prints: Leopard, zebra, and pony prints are hot right now! You can see them in everything from flats to pumps to boots and everything in between! (Purses are included too, although I’m glad that the cow print and zebra print purses are out, because I never liked those. And what women wants to be associated with a cow anyway???) 

SMOOCH round toe leather pump on sale for $69.99

So tell me what you think…do you have your faves?

(I’m always taking polls to see what the women want in shoes!)

Do you love any of them? Do you like all of the m? Do you hate any of them?

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”


Shoe Trends Part 1: Like Them, Love Them or Hate Them? (Featuring @NineWest Shoes)

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

Shoe Trends: Part I

(as projected by Nine West)

1. Ladylike: Be on the lookout for shoes with feminine details like bows, rosettes, rouching, and lace in satins, leathers, and suedes. In the spring, we will also see bright colors such as citrus shades that fall into this category as well. I love the ladylike details on shoes as long as they’re not too big and taking over the shoe. I have a pair of black suede peep toe ankle booties with a rosette on the side that always gets compliments! 🙂

GIRLIE in black satin on sale for $89.99

2. Utility: This military-inspired trend features a lot of buckles, straps, and laces in browns, blacks, and even camouflage. These shoes also tend to have thicker soles (which means they tend to be more comfortable). If you like boots like I do, then you’re bound to have at least one of these in your closet. 🙂

DONLEY military-style boots on sale for $119.99

3. Lacing: Laces are everywhere right now! Picture laces on flat boots, high heel boots, ankle booties, peep toe booties, high heel oxfords, and flat oxfords. I love the lacing trend. For those of us who wear orthotics in our shoes, they will fit in almost any shoe that has laces!

CASILDA suede lace-up flat tall boots $99.99

4. Jewels & Accents: These shoes have been all over the red carpets this year! From crystals to jewels to glitter to other sparkly accents, they are definitely here to stay. And they’re on pumps, strappy sandals, ankle booties, and even on straps on boots. Again, as long as they are not too big and taking over the shoe, I think they look good….but I have seen a few shoes that just look too “be-jeweled” for my taste.

ELNORA peep toe pump with jewel embellishment $69.99

5. Open Toe Booties: I think that out of all of the shoe trends here, this is the one that has had the biggest impact on the market. They are everywhere! And they come in all shades, all materials, all types of cutouts and designs. They have really taken off as a shoe type, and they are not going away any time soon. I have a couple of them, and I have to admit that they are comfortable. For women who need an open toe shoe, here you go! It’s a boot and an open toe heel all in one!

EMPRYSS open toe ankle bootie on sale for $39.99

6. Motorcycle: This trend isn’t new. Motorcycle boots have been around for ages, but it has made a comeback in the women’s shoe market. They’re mostly flat, so of course they’re comfortable (but there are some high heel styles too). The toe box tends to be wider and rounded, again adding comfort. I say yes, as long as they still look feminine.

BARSTOOL suede bootie with chain detail on sale for $149.99

7. Faux Fur: There is so much variation in this trend. The fur can be just the liner or just on the cuff or on the entire upper of the boot. In these cold fall and winter months, just about everywhere you look you’ll see a variation of these. I love mine!

PRISKA faux fur cuff high heel boot on sale for $129.99

[Note: I had to post this in two parts because it was just too long for one, so Part 2 will be posted tomorrow and will list #8-14!]

So tell me what you think…do you have your faves?

(I’m always taking polls to see what the women want in shoes!)

Do you love any of them? Do you like all of the m? Do you hate any of them?

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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