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.

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.

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?

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