Tanya Heath Convertible Shoes Change From Heels To Flats With The Click Of A Button

We’ve all wished at one time or another that our painful high heels could magically be transformed into comfortable flats with the wave of a wand. Or that we could simply swap out the heels on a favorite pair of pumps to give them new life. Thanks to up-and-coming designer Tanya Heath, now we can!   A photo posted by TANYA HEATH Paris (@tanyaheathparisfrance) on Feb 11, 2015 at 7:27am PST   Tanya Heath is revolutionizing women’s footwear by allowing customers to switch between high heels (3.5 inches tall) and low heels (1.5 inches tall) with the push of a button.  Now, you can (read more)

Barbara Briones Spring Summer 2011 Collection

Upcoming Chilean shoe designer Barbara Briones has crept onto my shoe radar, and she is definitely one to watch!  I’ve been smitten ever since I laid eyes on her purple tie-dye pump, just one of the beautifully-handcrafted shoes from her Spring/Summer 2011 collection. Barbara is reviving the shoemaking tradition in her home country, employing local artisans and leather artists in Santiago, Chile to produce her shoes.  The way she mixes various materials and moods with an undercurrent of vintage glamour is extremely charming. After studying in London at the Cordwainers school, Barbara worked for Mulberry in London, and for Ferragamo (read more)

FN Shoe Star Design Competition

I am excited to announce the beginning of “FN Shoe Star”, the only online reality shoe design competition!  What’s even more exciting is that I have been selected to be a part of the official FN Blogger Panel. Twelve young shoe designers will compete to see who is the best in this contest, a collaboration between Footwear News, The Fashion Institute of Technology, and Brown Shoe.  While the official webisodes debut on January 24, there are a couple of things going on at the website NOW that I think you’ll want to check out! As a FN Shoe Star blogger (read more)