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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!”

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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!”

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!”

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My Favorite Stuart Weitzman Booties for Fabulous Friday

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

Shoe lovers, I’d love to see your favorite boots & booties too!

I’m feeling a fabulous Friday approaching, so I need to post some of My Favorite ____ for Fabulous Friday!” And I am still feeling the sexy style of Stuart Weitzman…so here are some of My Favorite Stuart Weitzman ankle boots:

Stuart Weitzman Camden zip booties $535.00 at Zappos

Of course, it’s almost winter so we’re still talking boots, booties, and more boots. Tall, over the knee, ankle, whatever, but all of them are still hot! As you can probably tell from my previous posts, I love grey. The detail on this shoe is a nice surprise in that chunky heel (a trend we’ll be seeing more of this spring and fall)…and another trend we’re going to see more of in the spring 2011 shoes is acrylic in the heel. Just watch! 😉

Stuart Weitzman camel suede DC Frosty platform cuff booties $285.00 at Bluefly

Of course, another bootie. But this one looks so warm and comfy (and sexy!). The furry cuff is a nice touch, and I love this color! It just looks luxurious, and I think I’m in love with these shoes. 🙂

Stuart Weitzman Ontherail zip booties $475.00 at Zappos

I know this color is bold and makes a strong statement, but whether or not you love this blue, you have to admit this is one beautiful shoe! I happen to love this shade of blue although I don’t own any shoes in this color (the closest ones would be my Kuru’s, my Crocs, and my running shoes). The zipper detail in the back and the silver heel add some more sparkle and nice touches too. By the way, these shoes are on sale this week for $360.00! 😉

Stuart Weitzman BuckKeen zip booties $525.00 at Zappos

Talk about a festive holiday shoe! I love this color during this time of year; it’s so much better than plain old red. And the buckle is a nice little additon. Yes, please! 🙂

Stuart Weitzman Fringes zip booties $535.00 at Zappos

Fringes were another big trend this season, so here you go! Fringes on a Stuart Weitzman bootie…you can’t go wrong here!

 Stuart Weitzman Safetybelt zip booties $475.00 at Zappos

And last but not least, the Safetybelt zip booties. Grey again! But this time it’s two shades of grey, some black, and a buckle…I’m asking myself right now “why don’t I own these yet?!”

Dedicated to your foot health and your shoes,

 Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert 

“All shoes, all the time!”

My favorite…Stuart Weitzman boots

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 29, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

This is the first in the series of “My Favorite…”

Since it’s the fall season (hot or not, fall is here!) and since I’m in a love affair with boots, I have decided to post some of my favorite boots from some of my favorite designers…so here we go! Starting it off is…Stuart Weitzman for showing a birthday girl some love! 🙂 Thank you again, Stuart Weitzman!!!

Stuart Weitzman Dunkirk pull-on boots $625.00 at Zappos.com

Stuart Weitzman Dunkirk pull-on boots $625.00 at Zappos.comLove this color! Love the flats! Love the tall, over the knee style! Stuart Weitzman laced crepe-sole boots $575.00 at Saks Fifth Avenue

 Love the heel! Love the lacing! Love the details!

Stuart Weitzman OTK black leather flat boots $665 at Neiman Marcus

Stuart Weitzman OTK black leather flat boots $665 at Neiman Marcus

 Um…love everything about this boot!!!

Stuart Weitzman taupe cutout suede Scrinchable boots $357.00 at Bluefly.com

Stuart Weitzman taupe cutout suede Scrinchable boots $357.00 at Bluefly.com

 Love the color! Love the cutouts! Love the suede!

Stuart Weitzman wooden clog-bottom boots $625.00 at Neiman Marcus

Stuart Weitzman wooden clog-bottom boots $625.00 at Neiman Marcus

 Love the clog! Love the color! Love the detail!

Stuart Weitzman Backup pull-on boots $895.00 at Zappos.com

Stuart Weitzman Backup pull-on boots $895.00 at Zappos.com

 Love the animal print! Love the flats! Love the color (not all animal print is created equal)!

So, do you have a favorite Stuart Weitzman boot? I have to admit that my FAVORITE from this list is the OTK black leather flat boots!!! 🙂

–Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

Can you tell if it’s a real deal or real expensive?

Posted in Fashion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 12, 2010 by The Shoe Expert

What matters more to you, brand names or great deals? Do you pay more for your shoes just to have the brand you know or do you pay more for brands that you trust to be comfortable and long-lasting?

Have you ever heard the phrase “you get what you pay for?” Well, when it comes to shoes, nothing is further from the truth! Let’s see if you can tell the difference between a brand name (expensive) shoe vs. a less expensive version by a not-so-swanky brand?

1. Black lace peep toe ankle booties:

OR

2. Glitter ballet flats:

OR

3. Tan leather flat boots with zipper detail in back:

OR  

4. Faux python/python stiletto boots:

OR

Answers:

1. The first one is by Amiclubwear and costs $26.99; the second one is by Valentino and costs $1045.00. Pretty huge difference in price!!!

2. The first one is by Jimmy Choo and costs $365.00; the second one is by Gap and costs $49.50. For the Jimmy Choo brand, you’re looking at spending over $300 more…do you think it’s worth it???

3. The first ones are by Adi (found at Target) and cost $49.99; the second ones are by Steve Madden and cost $199.95. The Steve Maddens are 4x more expensive! I have tried on the Adi boots and have to admit that these boots are quite comfortable…now I have to try on the Steve Maddens to compare!

4. The first one is python, made by Christian Louboutin and costs $2595.00; the second ones are faux python, made by Colin Stuart (found at Victoria’s Secret) and cost $49.99. This difference is so huge, but it is python vs. faux python…

Just to reiterate my main point, ladies…you get what you pay for when it comes to shoes!

–Dr. Michele, The Shoe Expert

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