How Does Your Shoe Arrive in Stores, and Why Should You Care?

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The beginning of your single first step in those ballet flats is a journey of a thousand miles, as the saying (doesn't) go. But, why should you care whether your glittered flats came from inland China or the coastal region? And does it really matter if the truck your pumps arrived on had a GPS system or not? Read on for all the answers you'll need about your footwear's supply chain, from raw material to your front door. The problem with shoes First of all, you have to acknowledge the … [Read more...]

6 Ways to Keep Moccasins Looking their Best

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My love of moccasins first began on a trip I took to Dallas. On the way, I stopped  to visit the  Chickasaw Cultural Center. The trip was  like going back in time. Along with many interactive displays, the Center has a replica of an old-fashioned village where it's possible to see how members of the tribe lived way back when. Fashion is a part of this old-time life, and I got to see all sorts of deerskin and elk skin apparel and footwear. To remind me of my trip, I decided to buy some mo … [Read more...]

How Ancient is that New Shoe Design?

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Many women love shoes, and finding the latest styles is a popular hobby. Shockingly, some of the "latest styles," aren't really that new at all. They're modern twists on very old concepts. Here is some of the history behind a few popular shoe types. High heels - In the fashion industry, a shoe is only a  true high heel  if the heel is over 3.5 inches tall. Even though they're considered women's footwear today, that isn't how they started out. Another interesting thing about heels is that t … [Read more...]

Best Foot Forward: Shoe Shopping in Chicago

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You're on a typical business trip to  Chicago; you've spent the day shuffling papers and crunching numbers. Mercifully, your trip takes a sudden turn for the better when your evening budget meeting is canceled. You immediately know  what you want to do with your free night in Chicago--you'll spend it shopping the city's renowned stores in search of the perfect pair of shoes. So, change into some comfortable shoes in the hotel and hit the street for some shopping. After all, what souvenir could p … [Read more...]

DO This DON’T: Wear Your Fashion Boots in Winter

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Just because it's winter, there's no excuse for living in your Uggs. The puffy sheepskin boots are fine for wearing on snow days and lazy Sundays, but dress to impress when you leave the house, girl! Those slouch boots, tall boots and low heeled booties that were staples of your fall wardrobe can see you through winter, with some tips for improving insulation. Consider this your primer on taking  fashion boots  through the winter safely. Boots to Try Tall boots  are the clear season winner … [Read more...]