Just for KiiX: Invisible, Invincible High Heel Protectors

How many times have you ruined a pair of shoes with a nick, scrape or scuff? Well I just found out about a revolutionary new way to protect your high heels from the hazards of everyday wear. They’re called KiiX, and they’re affordable and easy to apply.

Invisible Protection That Lasts

KiiX are simple to apply and remove, and leave no marks or sticky residue. Constructed from advanced polymers and consumer tested on city streets, KiiX heel protectors are engineered to protect your heels from the perils of everyday wear. Even better, they are crystal-clear so your style doesn’t suffer.

KiiX high heel protector application

Easy To Apply

Make sure your heels are clean and dry. Then, peel off the plastic backing and line it up with the center of the back of the heel, directly above the heel cap. Smooth it on the heel, and remove the excess product to fit the heel protector snugly around your heel.

Note: KiiX are not recommended for use on suede, satin, natural snake skin or glitter heels.

How To Buy KiiX

KiiX come in packages of 2 pairs, 4 pairs, and 6 pairs. They are carried in some Nordstrom stores, and online at kiixheelprotectors.com.

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Great Scott! ‘Back to the Future’ Self-Lacing Shoes Will Soon Be a Reality

IMAGE: /Matt Halfhill/Nice Kicks

In 1989, Back to the Future Part II offered bold predictions for technology in 2015. And while we’re still waiting on hoverboards and  automated Texaco gas stations, one footwear forecast is about to come true. Nike has confirmed that it will release  a new line of Nike MAGs, the self-lacing time-traveling sneakers worn by Marty McFly.

These kicks will light up and feature self-tightening technologyThe shoes are still in development and there is no official release date. Nike may be struggling with the large battery required for self-lacing shoes (which poses challenges both in terms of design and cost). But Nike’s innovation chief Tinker Hatfield asserted that the shoe will hit in 2015, stressing that there are still “11 and two-thirds months left in 2015,” , according to Nice Kicks.

Will you be lining up to get your own pair of ‘Back to the Future’ self-lacing shoes?

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Fearless Friday: Fur Boot Covers

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by ML Furs

ML Furs fur boot covers

It is no longer enough to simply slip on a chic pair of leather boots. The fashion set is making a statement this season by pairing boots with knitted accessories. Thick wool socks scrunched down around the ankles with booties, knee-high socks peeking out above riding boots… it’s an easy and practical way to add personality to any cold weather outfit.

Looking to take this warming trend a step further? Slip on a luxurious pair of fur boot covers. After all, fur (or faux fur) is a must-have item this time of year. Fur boot covers will instantly elevate your look and can add life to an old pair you’ve grown tired of.

We can debate all day about whether to go real or faux. But if ethics and money weren’t an issue, I’d be all about these silver fox boot covers. So exotic and so decadent! So fearless! They would look fabulous with a pair of skinnies and boots.

Feeling adventurous? Pick up your own pair of fur boot covers at ML Furs.

 

*Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. 

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The Search for the Comfortable Heel

*This is a sponsored post brought to you by Sargossa

creative commons licensed (BY-NC-ND) flickr photo by Frédéric Poirot: http://flickr.com/photos/fredarmitage/455914506
IMAGE: flickr / Frédéric Poirot

High heels are the boon and bane of any shoe lover. On the one hand, they look absolutely stunning, and on the other, they can be horrible for our feet. Every shoe lover knows the struggle of finding the perfect heel but not being able to wear it too often because of foot discomfort. But let’s face it: high heels are beautiful, and if you’re anything like me, impossible to live without.

Last year, a few cocktail waitresses in Connecticut shed some light on the high heel dilemma when they fought back against their employers’ stringent shoe policies. Reports by the Associated Press said that because Foxwoods Resort Casino had implemented a dress code that required them to wear angled black heels, many of the servers had been experiencing a number of foot complications. Cheryl Haase, a server who has worked for Foxwoods for over 20 years, said that she’s been to chiropractors and podiatrists countless times in order to treat the negative effects of walking long miles in heels.

Back in the 1990s, in the heyday of casinos, Borgata found itself in a similar situation when waitresses were forced to follow a dress code requiring them to wear high heels and cleavage-bearing bustiers. Since the online casino industry began with Cryptologic’s launching of Intercasino in 1996, brick-and-mortar casinos have felt the pressure to attract more customers. Casinos everywhere are now seeking to bring back their image and exclusivity, and a large part of it begins with imposing dress codes. While some casinos allow their servers to skip the high heels if they have a doctor’s note, many servers still wear them because, according to them, “The higher the heel, the larger the tip.”

So what’s a girl to do when you just need to wear a high heel and don’t want to be in pain? Luckily, some breakthroughs in shoe design have made way for something we never thought would be possible: the comfortable high heel. I’ve already told you about UKIES, the beautiful leather shoes that pack quite a mean punch with their nanogels, shock absorption layers, COOLMAX lining, and breathable, anti-microbial, moisture-wicking material. I just learned about Sargossa, a brand that has created footwear in several different silhouettes that work with physics rather than fancy technology.

Sargossa has a variety of boots, but their range of stilettos is what really impressed me. Check out The Christmas Collection for a number of holiday-ready heels that will keep you feeling as great as you look!

Sargossa comfortable heels

Sargossa came to life after founder Nanna Liv found herself fed up with spending long days at trade fairs on her feet in heels. With the help of engineers and orthopedic surgeons, she set out to design the perfect, comfortable heel.

We can expect even more designers to begin looking into crafting comfortable heels, and we’re truly in a wonderful age for the shoe lover.

Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.

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Exclusive 6pm.com Discount This Cyber Monday!

Make 6pm.com one of your top priorities this Cyber Monday, as this Zappos sister site’s deals on shoes, clothing and accessories are simply unbeatable! Top brands are available starting at midnight December 1 through 11:59 p.m. PST, so you can save on your favorites all day long including:

  • Coach: Up to 60% off
  • Ugg: On Sale
  • Oakley: On Sale
  • Dansko: On Sale
  • Via Spiga and DKNY: Select styles $79.99 or less
  • Boots of all sorts: $29.99, $49.99, $69.99, $99.99 or less
  • The North Face:On Sale
  • Reebok: Select Styles $34.99 or less
  • Skechers: Select Styles $29.99 or less
  • DC Head to toe: Select Styles $29.99 or less

And, as always, shipping is free!

Exclusive Discount to Shoe Smitten Readers

Cyber Monday blogger discount

In addition to these great Cyber Monday deals, all Shoe Smitten readers get an extra 15% off their entire Cyber Monday purchase using the code 6PMPR12120141574. The code is valid from midnight until 11:59 pm PST Dec. 1 but you’ll want to hurry–the code is only valid to the first 5,000 people that use it!

24-24-24 Deals

You’ll also score great deals with 6pm’s 24-24-24 promotion. They’ll be offering up 24 products, for 24 hours, for $24! One product will be served up each hour, so check out 6pm.com hourly to find out which amazing brand is featured for $24!

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