Topic: Shoes

Questionable Choices: Chuck Taylor Flip-Flop?

Questionable Choices: Chuck Taylor Flip-Flop?

Okay, I’m sorry, but it’s time for a Monday afternoon rant. I know I’m wildly in the minority here, but I absolutely hate, loathe, and despise flip-flops. I ABHOR THEM. Maybe party of the reason for this is that I went to college in Southern California (go Trojans… or something), where the daytime uniform of choice — winter, spring, summer, and rush season — was:
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Sneaker Roundup: Festive Christmas Shoes!

Sneaker Roundup: Festive Christmas Shoes!

If you’re anything like us, you love dressing up for the holidays but can’t quite commit to a wardrobe of Santa sweaters and red-n-green plaid. The solution? Christmas sneaks! We were surprised to discover just how many 25th of December-inspired shoes are out there, but we’re certainly not complaining. Maybe a pair or two will magically appear under the tree for next year? More »

Are These Even Legal? The World’s Most Dangerous Shoes

Are These Even Legal? The World's Most Dangerous Shoes

If regular cops get guns and night sticks shouldn’t the fashion police be armed with weapons as well? We nominate this gallery of studded shoes, all of which could easily be classified as lethal instruments. As sneaker-wearing individuals we’d never step into the spiky heels ourselves — lest we risk tripping on a banana peel (or, you know, on air) and impaling ourselves a hundred times over, but they sure are fun to look at. Proceed with caution, fashionistas.
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The Daily WTF: Backwards, In 9-Inch Heels

The Daily WTF: Backwards, In 9-Inch Heels

Okay, this trend of really high heels has officially gone far enough. Stop the madness everyone, you are not Lady Gaga! Lady Gaga couldn’t even pull off these Sky Heels, which are 9 inches and canary yellow (we guess if you’re going to wear heels that big, no sense trying to get them in beige). The British retailer Parmars plans on releasing the shoe next year, and their sales will hopefully by buoyed by super-coordinated drag queens.

And no, that picture isn’t stretched…that’s really what these people think human feet look like. Ugh, fashion. More »

Walk A Mile In Her Heels: Can a Sneaker Gal Make the Leap?

Walk A Mile In Her Heels: Can a Sneaker Gal Make the Leap?

There are girls that can pull off the heels look: you know, the chicks who you’ve seen so little times that you start to imagine that maybe they sleep with Jimmy Choos on. Then there are chicks like us, who stand in proud defense of their sneaks, and whose every attempt at tottering in high heels ends up disastrously.
But there has to be a middle ground: That’s why Crushable’s started “Walk A Mile In Her Shoes,” a program designed to test out pumps from all different brands (who have all graciously provided tester heels for the experiment) to determine which are the most user-friendly to novices like us. More »

Style Report: These aren’t your pet sheep’s UGGS

Style Report: These aren't your pet sheep's UGGS

Disclosure: UGGs were like the bane of my existence during college. Although I went to school in sunny Southern California, clunky beige UGGs were the shoe of choice for 95% of my classmates. The gals wore their boots coupled with really expensive sweatpants and hoodies with our school’s logo — as if any of us could possibly forget where we were. It was like, figure out a style of your own, people! But alas, the hefty fur-lined boot is undergoing a rebrand. The photo at left shows the results of a collab with Jimmy Choo — and shelves are also being stocked with pumps, sneaks, and sleek equestrian boots. More »

How to Rock Your Discontinued Walkman

How to Rock Your Discontinued Walkman

Bad news today for people who trade in obsolete, clunky nostalgia (aka hipsters): Sony has discontinued its line of Walkmans, meaning we’re all going to have to go back to using portable CD players if we want to look cool and ironic. To pour one out for the 8-track today, we’ve compiled a gallery of Walkman-themed fashion to keep the dream alive. Hey, did someone just say new Halloween costume? Back off, I’m going as the sexy Walkman this year! More »

In Defense Of Sneakers

In Defense Of Sneakers

Earlier this week, Crushable’s Drew and I attended an event for the cigar brand Cohiba on the roof of fancypants NY hotel/club Soho House. It was a quite the to-do — the hors d’oeuvres circulated, elaborate Hennessey drinks flowed, and a cute old Cuban man hand-rolled cigars. Drew and I were both wearing sneakers. We were the only women wearing sneakers.

Confession: I own only one pair of heels and I’ve worn them a grand total of three times. Occasionally I’ll put on a pair of boots, but more often than not I’m wearing oxfords, flats or one of my many pairs of sneakers. That night at Soho House I was sporting saddle shoe-inspired plimsolls over a pair of tights. Drew had on a pair of high top Reeboks in bright, almost neon colors. The rooftop was heated, so we grabbed our cognac cocktails and lounged on a comfy chaise by the pool, trying to figure out which end of our freshly rolled cigar to light. (The rounded one!) Almost immediately a cute dude in a baseball cap leaned over and exclaimed: “Look at you guys in your cool sneakers.”
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