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...]

World Class Unique Footwear for Fitness Enthusiasts – Five Fingers Shoes

Vibram Fivefingers Bikila Sports Shoes

All those who think running shoes for jogging as well for gym workout is ideal, then you need to think again. Our feet are naturally made to walk, run and do other physical exercise relating to legs. Shoes that give it an unnatural posture or shape to the feet can lead to injury and discomfort. Keeping this in mind many shoe manufacturing companies have come up with a unique idea of inventing a shoe that has a natural shape like the toes and the sole of human feet. These are popularly called as … [Read more...]

Shoes that work you out

Chaco ZX/2 Vibram Yampa

Just because you're working out doesn't mean you don't still want to wear cute shoes, but the right shoes for the gym or your favorite outdoor activity require more than just a high score on the cute-o-meter. Active shoes need to offer support, keep your body mechanics safe, fit correctly and be comfortable and durable enough to wear for hours at a time. No matter how well made a shoe is, wearing the right shoe for the right activity is the key to comfort and support. Chaco The Chaco … [Read more...]

Five Fashionable Running Shoes

Invisible Running Shoes

Exercise doesn't have to be limited to baggy sweat pants and old, smelly sneakers. There is a range of fashionable gear available for athletes of all kinds, including stylish shoes. If you're a runner, there are some unique options available outside of your typical Nikes and Reeboks. Here's a look at some of the more unique fashion trends we found in running shoes: 1. Invisible Running Shoes Yes, you can see them, and, yes, they look like flip flops. The "invisible" part is how … [Read more...]

Vibram FiveFingers Komodo Sport LS

It's been over a year since I last wrote about Vibram Five Fingers, and although I still wouldn't be caught dead in them, I have been seeing more and more people wear the ugly Vibram Shoes so figured a new post was due. I can't say I've seen anyone here in hickville (aka Northeast Nebraska) wear them, but I always see a couple of guppies (or yuppies maybe) wearing them at conferences that I attend. Either they really, really like how they simulate walking barefoot (and are known to stimulate … [Read more...]