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Barbie has been wearing heels for 56 years straight. Her feet have got to hurt. Good news for her: Those tiny feet are finally getting a break thanks to a new design that will allow her to wear ballet flats for the first time ever. As Adrienne Appell, toy trend specialist for the Toy Industry Association, explained to ABC News, "The regular feet on the Barbie—she could wear flats, but they wouldn’t lie flat. Now, she has an adjustable ankle that allows her to wear flats. Read More
Warm weather is finally here — which means that it's time to break out those sandals! From Birkenstock to Arche, we found eight wonderful pairs that are guaranteed to make you feel comfy and happy about what you have on your feet. More good news? Most of our picks are too pricey, either, so feel free to stock up (there are a couple of splurges in there — when it comes to your feet, sometimes you just have to go for it, right?). 1. Go Jane I'm With The Band Colorblock Sandals, $15.12 Buy them here.  2. Teva Women's Original Universal, $40.00 Buy them here.  3. Read More
When it comes to fashion, my top priority is comfort. Sure, I’ll occasionally whip out those vintage stacked heel boots for a night out, but for day to day, I’m strictly a flats type of gal. That’s not to say I don’t care about footwear- oh I do. Sanuk's Secret Santa from California may have figured this out about my fashion sensibilities and sent me a sweet pair of their Spring 2015 Katlash, the most stylish little canvas flat I’ve ever tried. Read More
What happens in Vegas, will hopefully stay in Vegas this week. Yesterday, during a speech at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries in Las Vegas, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, thankfully survived an airborne black and orange athletic shoe unscathed. The shoe was thrown by an unidentified woman in the audience, who was later detained and curiously did not explain why she felt so inclined to throw footwear at the lovely Hilary during her speech about... well, trash. Read More
Ever notice how all “nude” heels are really just the same ambiguous tone that somehow complements only Christina Aguilera's spray-tan? Fortunately, for we lesser beings, legendary designer Christian Louboutin is about to change that. The shoe-guru is launching the “Nudes” collection, featuring five of his most famous designs in five shades that range from a dainty petal to a rich coffee. “They disappear like magic and become a fluid extension of her legs, as in a sketch, elongating the silhouette,” said the designer. Read More
  Since a study came out about the long term effects of high heels on women's health, I’ve noticed a slew of essays, blog posts, and editorials on the cultural implications of what we choose to put on our feet. After scouring the web for insights, it’s hard to determine exactly how women feel about high heels.  Buzzfeed reports that shoes were used to “immobilize women” starting in Imperial China and the Middle Ages. Read More
When shopping for shoes, we're typically attracted by appearance and, of course, price point. Human rights and sustainability don't enter the equation as much as they should. But that can change thanks to Nicora Johns, a spankin' new footwear company with both environmental and labor considerations driving its business. As a longtime cobbling connoisseur, 32-year-old founder Stephanie Fryslie decided to take matters into her own hands. Literally. Fryslie works alongside fellow shoemakers to create handcrafted footwear for her L.A.-based brand. Read More
Start with a pump-style shoe with a 4" heel or higher (ours is the Mixx Rosemary Green Patent Pump, from lulus.com); any lower, and you won’t be able to see the design underneath very well. To add spikes, first use a wipeable marker to mark dots on the back of the shoe where you want each spike to be. (Note that the spikes should be placed only in the shoe’s upper; you don’t want to drill into the actual heel.) You can use a variety of different screw-back spikes—ours ranged from 3/8" to 1"—which you can find at bead or trimming shops. Read More
November is my favorite time of the year, from pumpkin-spice everything to the gluttony of Thanksgiving and, of course, my birthday! When it comes to the holiday season, I love buying presents for others (and for myself!), so I thought I'd put together a collection of some of my favorite items of the moment, many from adorable Etsy shops I recommend exploring. Hopefully they can give you ideas for Christmas shopping to come! My first items are these fanciful, handmade pastel oxfords. All the pastels are completely covetable, but I'm really digging the pink ones. Read More
The Wall Street Journal had a video segment yesterday called “The Rise of the Power Flat.” In other words, they brought in an expert to say that, yes, it is possible for a woman to be fashionable and look professional without forcing herself to wear heels. Some of us may have already known this, but the world at large is just now catching up, apparently.  Maybe the flats craze is just another fashion trend, or maybe the move toward shoes that don’t torture women for the sake of sex appeal and render them easy to topple is one more step toward equality. Read More