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
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) 😉

Fun T-Shirt found in the wild…

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

At Kennywood amusement park this weekend I saw a gal in line for a rollercoaster wearing a shirt reading “Will trade brother for shoes”. Now that’s a serious shoe gal!

It’s the shoes…

September 11, 2010 :: Posted by - ShoeGeek :: Category - Uncategorized

As I noted on my other blog, it started innocently enough. I’d lost some weight, started clearing out the wardrobe and decided to give skirts a try again but I had exactly one pair of shoes that might work, a black velvet, low heel Mary Jane style.

I should note that on the Myers-Briggs personality test we did for a work retreat I was classified as a “creative introvert” and creative definitely plays into the array of shoes I’ve gathered. The introvert part confuses people who’ve known me a long time, at least regarding my current choices in footwear. This includes some rather bright Anne Klein silk patterns, Carlos Santana, Steve Madden, Nina & BCBG among others.

The latest additions to the collection, since I needed colors to go with added wardrobe I’ve acquired, garner quite the attention. I’ve gone from 1.5-2” heels to 3.5-4.5” heels. Those that get the most comments, frequently from women, are some Carlos Santana brand and Steve Madden in rather bright colors and patterns.

A former boyfriend and college classmate remarked at a recent alumni reunion that my pretty yellow convertible roadster might just be a mid-life crisis purchase. Teehee. Guessing if he saw the shoe rack I’ve filled he might change that assessment. 😉