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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 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!”

Lady Gaga in 24-inch Heels!!!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Lady Gaga in 24 inch heels…Yes, that’s right! 24 inch heels!

Earlier this week Lady Gaga attended a fashion award show, the CFDA Awards, where she accepted the Fashion Icon Award wearing these shoes! Wow!  

Here is a close-up of the shoes

Well, love her or hate her, she does push the limits in music and in fashion!

(Tell me what you think of these shoes in the comments section below. Would you ever wear these under any circumstances? Did she pull it off? Do you think she’s a fashion icon or just plain crazy?)

You know what I think of these by now, especially if you’ve read my previous blog on the Sky Heels…Dr. Michele 🙂

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Steve Madden Tribute

Posted in Shoes with tags , , , , , on May 27, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Steve Madden Tribute

Steve Madden Tribute by dr.michele featuring platform pump shoes

Steven by Steve Madden leather shoes
$84 – bloomingdales.com

Steve Madden court shoes
$130 – piperlime.gap.com

Steve Madden checkered shoes
$99 – macys.com

Top 10 Shoe Searches (part I)

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

This is a list of the Top 10 most searched for shoes and shoe-related terms that have led readers to this blog over the past few months:

  1. Flatforms: These shoes and sandals were hot, hot, hot on the runway this year but according to many of my readers and other women polled by other fashion magazines, they are not that popular. Hmm…seems like a little bit of a disconnect to me. If women are searching for these shoes, it seems to me that they must like them. Well, one thing that I know for sure is that the more popular they become, the more they are being produced. Originally, there were only a few runway photos of them out there, but now I see them in more and more magazines and stores…so ladies, I think the flatforms are here to stay for a while. 
  2. Hot shoes for spring 2011: Hello!…This is pretty much what most women who wear fashion shoes wants to know! What is hot right now? What is trending right now? What can I get hot off the press before anyone else, like my girlfriends and co-workers? 🙂 Yes, we want the hottest shoes every season, don’t we? I have definitely included many blog posts on this topic in the past couple of months. (See below for related articles)
  3. Wedges: Not only are they hot, in season, and available just about everywhere right now, but they are also pretty comfortable (in comparison to other types of high heels, of course!). And according to top stylists in LA, the hottest color for the wedge this spring season is a natural wood look, not a dark brown and not a nude. Here is an example:
  4. Steve Madden boots with the red zipper: What can I say? I have these boots. My sister has these boots. I posted them on my facebook fan page as the “Shoe of the Day” once and nobody else seemed to like them…but this boot continually is one of the most searched for shoes EVERY month on my blog! I even mentioned it to the sales team at Steve Madden when I saw them at the Transit Shoe Show in LA in March because I didn’t see the boot in their display. They told me it wasn’t being produced currently, but the black one with the red zipper was…ok…um…people want the tan ones with the red zipper!!! Make them again, Steve  Madden, please! For our readers… 🙂 
  5. Cankles: Well, let’s just hope that readers are searching for this term to try to find out how to avoid getting cankles! Basically, do not wear shoes that are too tight over the top of the foot or at the ankle. Shoes like that will cut off the part of your circulation that circulates blood and fluid back up to the heart (i.e. venous circulation), causing fluid to stay down in the feet and ankles, causing the bulging look of cankles. It’s not a good look. 😦 And it’s not good for your feet or for your circulation. 😦

Stay tuned for Part II with #6-#10. It’s just too long to put in one post!!!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

Can Wedges Be Sexy Too?

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

A friend was at my house the other day, and we were discussing shoes (of course! LOL!) when she asked me about wedges…

Her: “I just don’t get wedges.”

Me: “Why? What don’t you get?”

Her: “I think they’re ugly. Why do so many people wear them?”

Me: “They’re not all ugly! Besides, they’re pretty comfortable.”

Her: “Really?”

Me: “Uh-huh. Wait here. I want you to try mine.”

Me: I run down the hall and fetch a pair of mine from my closet.

Her: She tries them on. “Wow! They ARE comfortable! Hmmf. I never knew!”

Me: Big smile. 🙂

So that little conversation got me thinking…can wedges really be pretty and feminine and sexy? And can they be as sexy as other high heeled shoes like stilettos or peep toe pumps???

When women are asked why they love their heels, most women reply with something referring to sexiness:

“I feel sexy when I wear them.” or “I love the way they make my legs look.” (i.e. long and sexy)

So…back to the wedges…are they as sexy as other heels??? Here  are a few examples of wedges to get you thinking…

Jimmy Choo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

What? More Wedges? Yep, Look For Them This Spring!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 20, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Wedges, wedges, wedges were all the rage at the shoe shows I attended this past month! And they come in all types…open toe, closed toe, sandal, boot, ankle bootie, platform, etc. Check these out and let me know if you LOVE them, LIKE them, or HATE them!

Zodiac

L.A.M.B.

L.A.M.B.

Wanted Shoes

Jessica Simson

Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson

Bernie Mev

Love them or hate them, wedges are here to stay!!!

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

FN Platform: Fall 2011 Sweater Boots

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

I know it’s not even spring or summer yet, but the shoe shows are always at least one season ahead of us so that the buyers for the retail stores can see what’s coming out, place orders, and have the shoes in the stores in time for all of us shoppers to buy them!

So what are some of the trends for this fall? Boots of course! You name it…ankle booties, wedge boots, stiletto heel boots, open toe boots, sweater boots…

Here are just a few of the popular sweater boots:

Lisa for Donald J Pliner

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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!”

Thank You, Shoe Lovers!

Posted in Fashion, Shoes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2011 by The Shoe Expert

Photo courtesy of craftwithdippydoodles.blogspot.com

I just want to say a big THANK YOU to the shoe lovers out there that have been supporting and reading this blog of mine! On Sunday, this blog hit 10,000 hits and is growing day by day, thanks to all of you!

To show my appreciation, I will continue to blog and post photos, articles, quotes, and other shoe-worthy news! February will be a great month for shoes with Valentine’s Day, the FFANY show in NYC, the WSA & FN Platform/Magic shows in Las Vegas, and the KSA (Kids Shoe Association) next week here in LA. Wow, that’s a lot of shoes!!! 🙂

And I might add that most of these shoe shows will be featuring their 2011 Fall & Winter Collections (and it’s not even spring or summer yet!) Well, that’s how it goes in the fashion & apparel industry…they’re always a season or two ahead of time to get the stores ready for you.

Here is a little collage of  just a few of my own personal shoes on my own personal feet that I’ve captured in photos over time, in celebration of our 10,000 views:

 

Dedicated to your foot health and to your shoes,

Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

“All Shoes, All the Time!”

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