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...]

Shoes in the News: March 2014 Edition

Shoe ad from December 1978

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 W … [Read more...]

Wayne’s Shoe Collection: Part 5 (More Clogs)

Easentials Box Top

This is a fifth post in a series that showcases the formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne’s shoe collection. Commentary by Wayne himself: Since I know Kim love brown clogs... Going back to my high-school days, there were two types of footwear I always fetishized and hoped would be available in men's sizes: a pair of Dr. Scholl's sandals and signature burgundy Etienne Aigner clogs. Well, in 1999-2000, Aigner had a shoe line designed for women (and us shoe trannies) with large feet called E … [Read more...]

Wayne’s Shoe Collection: Part 4 (Sandals)

Versace Wooden Sandals

This is the fourth post in a series that showcases the formerly shoe-obsessed Wayne’s shoe collection. Commentary by Wayne himself: How many men do you know have Dr. Scholl sandals? I bought them from an online store out of Munich, Germany way back in the Spring of 2001. I also bought these from Atelier Fusaro: A pair of Berkemann sandals. These were recommended to me by the U.S. division of Dr. Scholl's, Brown Shoe, who has refused to sell the traditional Dr. Scholl's to men over here. I … [Read more...]