Shoes in the News: September 2014 Edition

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Special thanks to the “formerly shoe-obsessed” Wayne for contributing these "shoe news" articles for me to share this month (and for catching the fact that I forgot to do a roundup last month). Now on the news... The Shoe Genius of Early 1970s Earth Shoes The Earth Shoe ripped up the world in 1971 and by the end of the decade? Collapsed under the weight of its own success. And now born again? All this drama for a shoe? Oh yes.   A new exhibit reveals the … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: July ’14 Edition

Bare Traps Vintage Clogs Advertisement

Check out some awesome retro footwear advertisements like the one show above on the Flashbak website: Vintage Footwear Adverts Unlaced. There is a "Sole Obsession" exhibit at a museum in Auburn, Washington that features 100 years of shoes that women love but don't always wear. TribLive interviews women that have are having a love affair with shoes, while FashionTribes.com shares how shoes are collector's items: Stimulate Your C-Spot with Your Fashion Footwear Fetish. The check out Whoopi … [Read more...]

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 … [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...]