A Satyr of a difference gender?

March 20, 2011 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Humor, Seriously Odd

Sometimes my son amuses me so. An interesting pair of shoes were brought to my attention — they are being sold for charity — and when my son saw the blog post I was reading he asked me “planning to be a Satyr of the wrong gender, hmmm?” I don’t know which amuses me more… the shoes or that comment coming from a 9 year old. 🙂

Hoof Shoes

People can walk in high heels… Really!

November 06, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Humor, Opinion

I get amused when I’m standing still and people around me see my shoes and exclaim “How on earth do you walk in those?” Then, when some folks see me walking they note “Wow, you walk so normally in those heels.”

The pair causing consternation the other day actually don’t seem that high to me…

Nine West Blue Suede Sandals

It’s a pair of Nine West suede sandals, which compared to some Steve Madden or BCBG, aren’t bad at all. These are actually quite easy to get into and not bad at all for walking. It didn’t hurt that they were on the 75% off rack either. Sometimes you can get lucky and find something fun in your size.

You too might find what you need… online

November 01, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Humor

I’m happy to report that some good can come of your coworkers picking on you about your shoes.

A good friend at work has found that she can finally get more variety and good fitting narrow shoes by doing a bit of searching on Amazon for styles she knows fit her well but are hard to find in local stores.

VANELi Women’s Valborg Pump

Of course, this only came about after some good natured ribbing about shoes matching outfits. My friend wondered out loud “Where do you get them anyway?”

Being the bargain hunter I am, I mentioned the local Macy’s sale rack when shoes are 75% off. That’s when it came up that, 75% off is all well-and-good but not useful if they don’t have any narrow ones to choose from.

Enter the online world of “it may be in a warehouse somewhere”. We have a happy ending and she has a very stylish pair of narrow shoes. The price wasn’t awful either. As she showed me her newly acquired gems she was rather amused to find me in a beat up pair of Crocs Mammoths rather than a pair of the colorful or rather high heels she’s been commenting on lately. 😉

You too may find something like these VANELis to your liking!

People can stop picking on my Crocs now

October 09, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Seriously Odd

Okay, a wonderful friend pointed out a pair of “shoes” that I have actually seen in the wild. It didn’t quite register just how odd they were at the time. Odd, but weirdly compelling to try as well.

For as many shoes as I’ve recently accumulated I do still seriously enjoy going barefoot. This is probably as close as you can get to protecting your tootsies and not feeling like it’s an actual shoe…

Women’s Vibram Fivefingers

Anyone else wonder why they aren’t called… FiveToes?

A Great Concept… and Hard to Find Colors!

September 27, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Opinion

I just might have to save up some pennies for this… Nina Shoes has a great Design Your Own concept on their site. They already have a dizzying array of shoe styles and colors available but this takes it one step further.

Having a hard time matching that outfit you adore? Don’t quite like the style of shoe in the color that works? This just might be the answer to your wardrobe needs! It’s not exactly a cheap answer, but what could be more fun than picking your own color combinations?

Design your own at NinaShoes.com
Go wild

Be really sure you are going to like your color choices and know your fit (try on some Nina shoes somewhere close to you, perhaps Macy’s?) because these custom orders aren’t returnable!

When you are looking at $125 or better for a pair of custom shoes it wouldn’t hurt to be sure they really are going to go with what you hope they will match. You might consider their swatch book for $9.95. You get that back as a credit on your next order.

Nina Shoes Design Your Own

Perhaps you’ll be able to find just the right color combination you haven’t been able to get elsewhere.

Sales like this are so hard to resist!

September 24, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Deals

Now through October 4, save an extra 25% on sale pumps for savings up to 60% or more: Amazon 25% off Sale Pumps

Amazon 25% off sale pumps

It’s on specific sale pumps though, so be careful! Not all shoes that are marked down in price qualify for the additional 25% off. So be sure to stick with the shoes that fall under the “EXTRA25PUMPS” category you get when you click that link I have up there.

Otherwise you’ll be looking at your cart wondering why the discount didn’t show up (it’s taken when you are just shy of processing the order after you choose your shipping location and payment method).

Sadly, it doesn’t apply to the Carlos Santana styles I’d like to get. 🙁

Fun finds from friends

September 22, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Opinion

I love that once people find out you are “into” shoes… they come out of the woodwork with their favorites and refer you to some really cool shoes out there (and wow, some of them are even for men, imagine that!).

A good friend put me onto these really cool shoes… and I’m saving my pennies now. Not exactly in my daily budget, but not so expensive that I can’t plan for a pair at some point.

Camper Womens Shoeswpid-Camper-Womens-2010-09-22-20-10.jpg

Comfort counts too

September 22, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Opinion

I don’t want to mislead people into thinking that my interest lies solely with high heels. There are plenty of colorful selections in other types of shoes to choose from.

One of my continued favorites are Crocs. Yup, even the “funny” looking originals. I fact, I need to take a shopping trip. Three members of my family have the ability to mix and match pairs. I’m woefully lacking in that area. I only have the blue I need for a blue and yellow mix! For shame.

Here is my standard fair for attending my son’s swim meets… really need the yellow to do the team colors though.


Besides, heels aren’t the most practical thing to be wearing when I get into and out of a car in my driveway, which is gravel.

And yes… the tan and white ones are Crocs!


Nifty, huh?

It’s “Match the Little Yellow Car” day

September 22, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Humor

Another pair of the lovely Santana Tropicana in yellow…

Just so happens they match my car. 😀

Santana Yellow Tropicana Shoe

Dearly wish they had made this shoe in blue! May have to track down another white & gray pair and dye them myself!

And here’s a delightful shoe discussion. How many pairs of shoes is too many?

FOOTnote: Just took a walk to do some errands and heard “Man those are bright” and “Wow… look at those shoes”. LOL

What would YOU wear with this one?

September 16, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Not My Cup of Tea, Opinion, Seriously Odd, Wickedly Expensive

I thought the buff looked a bit odd, but the pink… Oh My. And yikes on the price tag – $869.05!

The Georgina Goodman Women’s Dale Pump

Georgina Goodman Women's Dale Pump

It does match the current theme of the blog nicely though. Haha.