Shoes in the News: May 2014 Edition

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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

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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 … [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 … [Read more...]

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...]

Shoe Obsession at MIT Now On!

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I like shoes as much as the next man, but nowhere near as much as the next woman (if the next woman really likes shoes). If you are one of those next women or one of those next men who really loves shoes, then read on. Shoe Obsession is currently on the run at the FIT Museum (Fashion Institute of Technology) and for all shoe enthusiasts it's a worthwhile visit. A word of warning, however, if you are susceptible to the "jealousy makes you nasty" adage. The growth of shoe ownership over the … [Read more...]