Word of the Week: Chukka (Boot)

A Chukka boot is a style of ankle boot with laces, usually with a plain toe and out of suede or leather uppers. Now popularly known as a ‘desert boot’, the Chukka style first became popular with men in the late 1940s through the 1960s as casual wear, but nowadays Chukkas are also popular among women looking for comfort and style. Take, for example, the Aerosoles Landlock ankle boot, which provided an updated silhouette for the modern woman. A subtle rubber wedge sole and tapered toe lend this masculine shoe feminine appeal. Aerosoles Landlock – Women’s, ON SALE for $49.99 Can’t get enough (read more)

5 Halloween Costume Shoes You Probably Already Own

Halloween has arrived, and whether you’ve got your entire outfit planned or are just piecing it together, you’ll need shoes to complete your look. Chances are these shoes are already sitting in your closet,  but if not, no worries! Shoes.com is currently having a spooktacular sale and I’ve tracked down some of the hottest styles that will serve you well all season long. The following shoe styles will complement a number of women’s Halloween costumes. Let me know what you’re dressing as this Halloween in the comments below! Black Knee High Boots When your outfit is skintight and a little S&M, you can count on your (read more)

Word of the Week: Antiquing

Time for another weekly shoe vocabulary lesson! Today’s word: “antiquing” [an-tee-king] What is Shoe Antiquing? Antiquing is the process by which certain areas of older shoes darken as they absorb oils and shoe care products. In normal wear, antiquing occurs around the toe box and the sides of the vamp. But antiquing doesn’t only happen with normal wear; some shoe designers manufacture the contrasting, rubbed-off appearance to give new shoes more character. Antiqued boots are a staple for fall, so go ahead and bring out your favorite, time-tested pairs. Have a newer pair in your closet that could use a little more “character”? You can antique your shoes (read more)

Squatchi: A Bigfoot Sizer for Little Feet

We just ushered in the first day of Autumn and school is now well underway, but if you have little ones you know that the shoe shopping never ends! Now you can shop for shoes for your kids from the comfort of your home, and know that the shoes will fit, thanks to Squatchi! Squatchi is a home shoe-sizing tool that works just as well as professional shoe-sizers found in retail shoe stores. Simply place your child’s foot at the curved end at the back of the Squatchi to find their perfect size. Mark their foot measurements year after year for a (read more)

10 Horrifying Heels Perfect for Halloween

My blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. Crazy Halloween costumes call for equally freaky footwear. In fact, all eyes will be on your feet when you wear a pair of frightening, sky-high platforms or petrifying printed flats. Complement a sexy outfit or add a quirky touch to your Halloween look with these spooky shoes. Read my ebay guide to view some seriously Haunting Halloween Heels! Want more? Check out all of my guides on eBay:

Pretty Small Shoes: Stylish Shoes for Petite Feet

Do you have a hard time finding shoes in smaller sizes? While many studies show that our feet are getting bigger, several of you have come to me for help finding stylish shoes in small sizes. Stores often only carry sizes 6-9, leaving those of you with smaller feet out in the cold. I feel for you. Everyone should be able to find stylish footwear that makes them feel amazing. Happily, all is not lost as I recently learned when Pretty Small Shoes approached me. They offered to send me a pair of their hand-made shoes (in my size) to review and share with you. Who (read more)

25 Must-Follow Shoe Influencers on Twitter

Twitter can feel a lot like shopping at TJ Maxx. There’s so much coming at you — the good, the bad, and the ugly — that it’s hard to spot the quality stuff. Looking for shoe lovers and trendsetters to follow? Let me make it easy for you. I’ve been lucky to connect with thousands of amazing shoe lovers and brands over the past seven years. But a few really stand out for being consistently interesting and interested on Twitter. Follow them now, you’ll thank me later! <3 The Top Shoe Influencers on Twitter: @ShoeTease – Because I’m a sucker for double (read more)

French Sole Shoes ‘Jigsaw’ Ballet Flat Review and GIVEAWAY!

UPDATE Aug. 10, 2015: We have our giveaway winner! Congrats Suzanne Devaux, you’ve won the French Sole Mercy flats! And, our five winners of the exclusive discount code are: Denise Konkel, Katie Filicky, janetfaye, Aaron and cezovski. Winners, keep your eyes peeled for an email from me with details on your prize inside. Thanks to all for participating! A classic ballerina is always in style, especially when rendered in red. Red ballet flats provide a pop of color, add polish to any look, and they work for every season. With all that said I’m a little embarrassed to admit that (read more)

Make Waves in Orcatex Design’s Breezy Summer Shoes

Catch me out and about on any given summer day and I’m probably wearing barely-there flat sandals. But sometimes your feet need a bit more coverage and protection than the average flip flops can provide. Mitchell Fein and his brother Michael set out to develop just that – a stylish “go anywhere” summer shoe. Their solution: Orcatex Design. The upper of these shoes is made of a unique material that resembles the non-slip liner inside a kitchen drawer or beneath a rug. The unisex footwear is made with a patent-pending breathable, flexible and washable material with a minimal non-slip outsole. Rendered in preppy silhouettes and timeless colors, these shoes can (read more)

25 Trendy Summer Sandals Under $25

Summer’s in high gear and the easiest way to update your look is to grab a pair of trendy summer sandals. Coming in at under $25 a pair, you can afford to add a few of these sandals to your wardrobe without worrying if they’ll be “in” next year. Have some fun in the sun in sky-high cork wedges, funky flatforms, and everything in-between.