Monday, November 2, 2009

Shoegasm

Forget the classic pumps this season; heels are sky high, shoes are intricate, daring, even downright ravishing. Between cutouts, platforms, buckles, chains and stitching shoe wearers are expressing themselves more than ever. Pull out that LBD and join in this season's "shoe art" craze. Here are some looks I'm majorly obsessed with -

These babies have some serious traction. I love the jagged lug sole on these stellar cut out heels. I would love to wear these with black tights to really make the contrast pop. Too fun.

I have a similar pair of these Pedro Garcia booties in black. I love to untie the top two notches of laces and bend the tongue down for a more undone look.

I have a hard time breaking in high heels. I have the most sensitive feet and they always ache after five minutes. I start to break them in around the house for about an hour a day with socks on. It helps stretch them out a little and soften up the leather. My mother- in-law introduced me to the awesome blister blocker this summer. It actually really works.

I first spotted these in a Paris Vogue this summer. There is something so candy apple American pie meets Sid and Nancy about these Louboutins. These are the kind of shoes that even though they have a lot going on, you would have in your closet forever. You could
wear these with distressed skinny jeans, mini skirts, shift dresses, a bathing suit~! I strongly recommend you invest in these shoes; preferably a 7.5 so I can borrow them.

A young British guy was sick of his girlfriend complaining about her feet hurting after dancing all night in the clubs. We have all been there before when you simply want to ditch your shoes and walk barefoot because the pain is unbearable. Matt Horan came up with Rollasole . Brilliantly placing vending machines in popular clubs in London and other European cities they dispense compact ballet flats for 5 euro. They even come with a bag to put your shoes in that you take off. The product isn't available in the U.S yet, but you can order off their website and easily tuck a pair in your clutch.

Manolio Blahnik really hit a home run with these tough girl evening shoes.

I am usually not a huge fan of animal print, but these beaded sandals by
Manolio Blahnik have me minutes away from booking a vaca to Bali. I would rock these with high-waisted cuffed shorts in a heart beat.

I haven't reached a point in my life where I could justify a pair of $1,155 pair of shoes. Maybe if I would wear them for the rest of my life, but let's be honest, unless you're making bucks these to die for Lanvin pumps will have to be viewed as just a fantasy.

The budding designing sister trio the Gelber girls; Megan, Mattison and Katelyn recently debuted their first collection Km2. These customizable shoes are extremely affordable for the amount of embellishment and work that goes into each pair. Check out their sites for all sorts of unique looks and grab a pair to help support these designers from my hometown!


The title of this blog comes from the cleverly named shoe store (shoegasm) located throughout NYC. Check it out!!

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