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...]

Fashion Connects Shoes & Diamonds

Shoes have become so much more than items used for protecting our feet.  Not only are they now fashion pieces, but jewelry as well.  What was that!? Yes, jewelry! Have a look at this list of ten of the most expensive and "blingy" diamond shoes ever made. 1. Diamond-Encrusted Custom Air Force 1 Nikes - $50,000 Featuring 11 carats of champagne diamonds, these diamond sneakers have forgotten all about practicality; it's the bling that matters. The brown diamonds surround Nike's trademark … [Read more...]

Spring Fashion Style: Swedish Clogs

At last, clogs are receiving some long overdue attention. Top-name fashion designers are incorporating Swedish clogs into their fashion footwear lines with new variations like kitten heels, platforms, sling backs, and great textures. The new styles allow women and teens to share their appreciation for the wooden footwear. In their simplest form, authentic clogs are still embraced. Cape Clogs are made in Sweden by a family of six-generation cobblers using eco friendly material, Alder (birch) wood … [Read more...]