Meet The Shoe Maven: An Inspiring Story of a Shoe Lover

Meet The Shoe Maven Tonya Walker

Tonya Walker is a 40-year-old wife, mom, lawyer-turned-fashion-blogger and self-confessed shoe addict who was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease (YOPD) at the young age of 33 which forced her to ditch her stilettos for flats due to the inability to maintain good balance. In August 2013, Tonya went under Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) surgery to relieve her worsening symptoms.  The procedure was so successful that Tonya is now strolling around in high heels! And to celebrate that g … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: June 2014 Edition

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Let's start this month's shoe news off with some shoe stats! 20% of women admit that they are more aroused by new shoes than by their significant other. Read more results on Newser.com. If you're a child of the 70's (like me), it's more than likely that you'll remember these essential women's shoes in the 1970's. Have you seen Gandys Flip Flops?  Read the story of what motivates their founders. Good Morning America reports on how podiatrists are warning about the potential for … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: May 2014 Edition

war-themed shoe ad from 1940

In case you missed it, I've updated the photo of me in my shoe closet.  I do not have special hangers for my flip-flops, nor do I want any.  But if I did, Epbot has a tutorial on how to make them. I wonder what Men's Health can tell about me from my shoes? I was excited to read that ’90s footwear fave the mule makes a springtime comeback! DailyMail.co.uk reported that the average American woman will spend $20,557 on shoes in her lifetime, and that a fifth of those shoes will never be worn. … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: March 2014 Edition

Shoe ad from December 1978

Thanks to the “formerly shoe-obsessed” Wayne for contributing the articles below.  Wayne knows how much I love mules, so it's only it's fitting that I begin this article with a link to this slideshow on Yahoo! Shine: Mules Are Having a Moment: 10 Pairs of Backless Shoes to Buy Now. TMZ.com reported that Johnny Weir has 1,300 pairs of designer shoes, putting Imelda Marcos's shoe collection to shame. Are trainers with stiletto heels the next big thing? Beware, they were spotted at Paris Fashion W … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: December ’13 Edition

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The "formerly shoe-obsessed" Wayne has sent me a plethora of interesting articles about shoes lately.  I have recapped all of these from December 2013 in this "shoe round-up" post.  I hope you enjoy the "shoe news" as much as I did reading and compiling them.  Thanks so much, Wayne! Diva in Deep Thought admits she has a shoe problem.  Say it ain't so. Do you have a shoe problem? Read these 23 signs to see if you're addicted to shoes. Guilty. One man jumped to his death after being fed up … [Read more...]