Can you identify this flat leather boot?

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About five months ago I was looking online for a Fall/Winter lace up leather boot.  I came across a website with a great boot. I thought I saved the site but I didn't and have been trying to find it ever since and I can't remember the brand name.  Here is what I do remember... flat lace up leather boot (ankle or mid) bright red lining (inside of boot, I think this may have been a signature of the brand) reading about the company they began many years ago and part of their collection is … [Read more...]

Rosie Huntington-Whitele wearing Brian Atwood Temptation Sandals

TEMPTATION Brian Atwood

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley wore Brian Atwood Temptation Sandals (available from MadisonStyle.com) to the BlackBerry Z10 Smartphone Launch Party on March 20th, 2013. Photo Source: Star Style. brian atwood sandal … [Read more...]

How to Choose Shoes That Fit

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How your shoes fit is ultimately down to your feet and how well you've looked after them over the years. Small children will often have no problem with any shoes - they often walk around with them on back to front - because their feet and bones are soft and can be manipulated easily. As you go through life you'll find you have all sorts of problems with your feet so it's essential for you to look after them when you're young and always buy shoes that fit properly. In order to maintain the … [Read more...]

The Twentieth Century Sandal

Birkenstock Women's Mayari Sandal

Aphrodite, the Goddess of Love, was often pictured completely naked apart from her sandals. Every ancient civilization had its version of this simple flat structure and, arguably, very little changed until the twentieth century with the invention of the heel and, more crucially, the metal arch support in the 1920. The exposure of the foot and its potential as an erogenous zone was already well known, and was even frowned upon in the 1930s. This was further enhanced by the arch created in the … [Read more...]

Get the Most out of Your Shoes: 5 Tips for Repurposing Old Shoes

Repurposed Shoe

It's easy to accumulate a bunch of old shoes over the years. So what do you do with them? Throwing out an old shoe or boot is actually a waste of a useful resource. Your attic, closet, or storage unit may very well be a treasure trove of worn-out shoes waiting to be repurposed for a number of functions. Here are five of the best ways to reuse and repurpose your old footwear. Hold Your Plants Shoes and boots can be made into effective alternatives to flower pots and planters. … [Read more...]