Posts Tagged: footwear

Reader Request: Working with Orthotics and/or Limited Shoe Options

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An anonymous reader put this question into the suggestion box:

… you talk a lot about shoes here, and it’s hard to get excited about shoes when one’s shoe choices are limited. Any words of encouragement for people whose medically necessary shoes seem to ruin the best constructed outfit?

Since shoes can make or break an outfit, it can be incredibly frustrating when your shoe choices are limited by comfort, health, or even budgetary reasons. There are more options than ever before for those of you who wear orthotics – see Kirsten’s guest post for proof – but you may still feel like your shoes are holding back the rest of your wardrobe. I’ve been a shoe lover for ages, and I can only imagine how aggravating this must feel. I don’t think I’ve got any universal solutions, but here are a few suggestions that might help you feel less discouraged about working with limited shoe options: read more

Originally posted 2013-10-10 06:13:28.

How to Style Printed Shoes

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I’ve been drooling over the various printed shoes and sandals that are flooding the shops this season, and since the amazing folks at ideeli were kind enough to send me a pair of pumps from Desigual’s new line of footwear,* I thought I’d whip up a post about printed shoes. Mostly because – if I’m being honest – they challenge me.

And by “challenge,” I mean “stymie.”

Now, I realize that this is subject to taste and preference, but I find animal prints to be far easier to style: read more

Originally posted 2012-04-03 15:00:42.

Reader Request: Balancing Foot Size

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Keilexandra popped this question into the suggestion box:

I’d love to see a post on how to “balance” foot size, both small and large. Especially small! At 5’2.5″ and 120 lbs, I feel like my size 5 feet are disproportionately small. This is especially apparent when I wear heels or high-vamp shoes (e.g. oxfords, TOMS), and even more so now that I am finally spending money on good-quality shoes in my size rather than a size too large. Wearing shoes that fit is much more comfortable, but it also makes my feet look smaller… and unlike most women, I think my feet are already small enough! read more

Originally posted 2013-03-06 06:06:44.