Flatter Flannel with Fabulous Footwear

Burberry Elford Leather and Flannel Lace-Up Ankle Boots Photo

Flannel used to be part of an old lumberjack stereotype, but in reality flannel can be a stylish piece to pair with otherwise casual and neutral clothing. Flannel may seem hard to pair with footwear, as it is important not to clash with the busy pattern that most flannel jackets boast. There are several sets of foolproof footwear that fit with flannel to look fabulous. One of the best shoes to wear with a flannel jacket is a great pair of black boots. Tall boots, short boots, ankle boots; Any … [Read more...]

Court Shoes Continue to Dominate

DC Women's Court Graffik SE Sneakers

Where would we be without our safe and comfortable court shoes? Although athletic footwear has evolved throughout the past century, comfort remains the primary goal. With the advent of tennis shoes sporting vivid colors to please both genders, athletic footwear is more aesthetically appealing. Sneakers, along with the game of tennis share a colorful history. In the 1830s, the first athletic shoes were developed with a canvas upper and upper sole. By the early part of the 20th Century, rubber … [Read more...]

Custom & DIY Chucks: A New Industry in the Shoe World

In 1908, Marquis Mills Converse decided to start a rubber shoe company. At the time, the idea was considered ludicrous because most companies were bound by a rubber trust, limiting the amount of the material they could use. Instead of bending to warnings, Converse used their unique business strategy as a branding technique. A Converse's 1913 slogan promised, "a rubber shoe company that would be independent enough not to follow every other company in every thing they do." The strategy worked and … [Read more...]

6 Patriotic Pumps, Platforms & More

Jeffrey Campbell El Carmen Shoe in Stars and Stripes

Last Independence Day Red, White & Blue Sandals were a big hit. And there is still time to order some patriotic shoes   in time for this year's 4th of July celebration! 1. Stripes Forever Sandals, $49.95 from Anthropolgie Bands of red leather and red, white and blue cotton tape cross your vamp with patriotic zeal. 2. Converse All Star Specialty Stars & Stripes Hi-Top Sneakers, $80 from Shoes.com (available in Mens and/or Womens Sizes) 3. Jeffrey Campbell Lita … [Read more...]

The Perfect Fit: T-Shirts and Shoes

Tshirts and Shoes

For some, shoes are an afterthought, a quick decision before racing out the door. True shoeaholics, though, start at the bottom and work up. We consider our mood and where we're going as we make the difficult decision between our sparkly flats, racy red pumps, and sophisticated boots.  Only once our feet are covered do we think about covering the rest of us. Here's a handy guide with tips on what t-shirts you can pair with your favorite pair of footwear. … [Read more...]