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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

The Puli of the shoe world?

September 15, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Not My Cup of Tea, Opinion, Wickedly Expensive

I can actually think of people in this world who might wear these things… but I keep thinking we’ll see them trip. And, okay, some of the shoes I’ll stick in this category aren’t exactly wickedly expensive but they are mostly out of my price range (and fashion desires). 😉

The Puli of the shoe world? It’s only $661 and change.

Camilla Skovgaard on Amazon.com
Camilla Skovgaard London Designer

Utterly Creative!

September 15, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Humor, Opinion

Wow, would I love to see a few of these designs actually hit store shelves so I could wear them. It’s pure pleasure when two passions collide and my background in fine art and design gives me such an appreciation for the out-of-the-box thinking of this shoe designer!

Kobi Levi has some wild ideas, to be sure. But… there are some that might just make it if they went into production for mass market. Cool stuff!

Kobi Levi- Footwear Design

Seriously, someone else HAS to be buying these, no?

September 12, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Uncategorized

I’d managed to get to Macy’s for a few very successful shoe shopping trips, lucking out each time with a couple pair in my size from the sale racks. But one pair eluded me. The bright blue suede Steve Madden Trinitie.


Steve Madden Trinitie in blue

I’d been looking for blue in a rather high heel for a while. I saw one pair of the Trinitie and knew that’s what I wanted. I could not find the darned things in my size ANYWHERE. I finally found them on the Steve Madden web site and on sale no less! YAY!

I was heading to a committee meeting at a local Panera and snagged the first parking spot, right across from the door. I was just stepping out of my little yellow car, wearing my hard won prize, the blue Trinities, when I hear “Oh my god! Those are GREAT shoes!”

A couple had just walked out the front door of the restaurant and the wife had noticed the shoes. Her husband looked at her like she was nuts. What fun. 🙂

What amuses me most are the number of comments I get from women when I wear the bright or really high heels. They are in the stores I shop at casually or regularly. Someone else has to be buying and wearing these, don’t they?

Hey Lady, You with the Pretty Shoes…

September 12, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Deals, Humor

Part of the reason this blog made sense to me was to have someplace to keep things like this:

Traveling back from the Pacific Northwest I was making my way through the Atlanta airport from gate to gate. Some of the airlines have kiosks out to sell you on things tied to them, like a branded American Express card. I generally bypass these as swiftly as I can.

This trip, however, I actually looked back to see who yelled at me. There weren’t that many people in my immediate vicinity and I was sure she meant me. Why was I pretty certain? Because the same shoes had elicited a “those are DAMNED sexy shoes” from a TSA agent on my way to the west coast. She even pointed them out to another agent nearby.

“Hey Lady, you with the pretty shoes… you need one of these!”

I had to look. She’d made me laugh. I still didn’t stop for a card but it left me amused for a bit during wearying travel.

… And the shoes? My Carlos Santana Tropicana in white.
Carlos Santana Tropicana

Oh, and as I post this, Carlos Santana Shoes has a special going. Get $10 off any $50 order by logging in and Liking them on Facebook. The offer expires September 14, 2010 so act fast if you have a Facebook account.

There are few shoes you will see me promote as much as the Carlos Santana. They have lots of styles I like, they wear well, fit well and even the high ones are fine for a fair amount of walking. And… a portion of every sale supports their children’s program The Milagro Foundation. Like a fellow Pittsburgh blogger, I’m all for supporting children! (I keep telling myself that’s why I got all three colors of the Tropicana) 😉