Salpy brand makes the prettiest shoes; however, it’s VERY expensive at regular price. I waited too long and missed the Salpy sale at Simply Soles =(. The Larita style reminds me of higher fashion clogs and mules, but are described as slides or slip-on heels. At one point Simply Soles stocked, navy, black, and pewter snakeskin. Though I’m unsure about the overall comfort factor since I don’t own a pair, they are nonetheless aesthetically gorgeous!
A cute and comfy shoe which also supports a great and worthy cause =). Please check out TOMS. It’s been quite popular so I had to buy a pair and see for myself. I love sporting my black crochet classics with a pair of jeans and solid tee. For extra foot support, add a Dr. Scholl’s or cut-to-fit shoe insert.
I’ve never been a big fan of Converse sneakers because I have the image of people wearing Chucks with tapered jeans in my mind (which only works well if you aren’t too scrawny and don’t mind that it might accentuate your petiteness). This Sunday I received a sales alert on Juicy Couture… Featured were a pair of really cute red plaid Converse-like shoes, which inspired me to visit the Converse website. There is an option to “Start An Original” with 13 customizations so, being a Gemini, I naturally think that’s pretty cool. My husband is a fan of the original Chucks so he might cringe at the site of my custom design decked out in company colors but I really like it. Grungy couture at its best…
Yet another amazing and distinctive brand of women’s footwear! Seychelles has been popularized by Anthropologie, Solestruck, and other stockists alike. I have a pair of pretty bronze open-toed pumps (unfortunately have to wait until Spring though to wear them). Love the vintagey flair and characteristic thick heels. They are also reasonably priced for their quality. Right now I’m lusting over a pair of metallic gold Lola wedges.
I was introduced to the FR brand via BlueFly. I instantly fell in love with the Zeppelins. My first Zeppelin was the blood orange, next came cherry, and after that the metallic greens. I’d get one in each color if my shoe fund was unlimited. Well, I guess you get the point that I totally love them. They are also very responsive to their customers and ship fairly quickly. There’s something so hip and different about their designs. The craftsmanship is very good. Hoping to see them continue to create great shoes like they have done, for many more years to come.
A company known for its ballet shoes has also produced awesome everyday flats. I first saw them featured on Ideeli. They are really cute without looking “granny.” Can’t wait to see their future designs. I’ve only discovered them this year so I don’t know very much about them. So many great shoe brands, so little time to get to know everything about any one. I recommend these to anyone who love flats in general.
I remember receiving a flyer when Endless Shoes was launched. I took a quick glimpse at their site and initially wasn’t very impressed since they had just started and the brands were limited. Eventually their popularity grew and now their stock is really awesome. Sometimes I’m desperately looking for a particular style in my size and it seems that none-other-than Endless are the only ones carrying them. Their service is impeccable. I’ve bought several shoes from them over the past couple of years and have been pleased with all of them. I know I already featured the Pour La Victoire Peep Toe Oxfords in blue (previous post http://www.nycupcake.com/index.php?s=pour+la+victoire) but now I can finally say they are mine. Endless put them on sale and I had to get a pair! I also love Gentle Souls. They are normally pricey but their shoes are really very comfortable. The only pair I owned so far were black ballet flats but now their Unique Thong Sandal in pewter is on it’s way too! I have to admit I was never crazy about thong sandals before Havianas came along to change my mind. The GS thong sandals are so pretty. Can’t wait to wear them with a pair of jeans on Snack Nights. So a quick recap of fave companies who are comfy shoe conscious…
I plan to post more about the latter two soon because they deserve a separate mention. It’s true that happy feet = happy heart.
I bought my first pair of clogs several years ago and totally disliked them after a short while, even though they were comfy. I also made the mistake of not wearing socks with them on which made everything worse. It’s like wearing Uggs without a thin pair of socks…ewww. I love these FP clogs; they look so cute with stockings (I don’t know why I used to dislike that look?). I think I will give clogs another try and bring them out from storage.
I haven’t thought about Cinnamon Girl Boutique in years. The first time I shopped at Cinnamon Girl was in 2001, Oahu, Hawaii. I instantly fell in love with their floral island dresses with velvet trims and spaghetti straps. Unfortunately, I ended up giving them away to family because I couldn’t fit size 0 any longer. I wish I had the foresight to buy in medium. Oh well, that’s life. But I did keep their satin floral flip flops which I usually take on vacation with me. I’m so glad that adult shoe size doesn’t change. The pic below is of sandals similar to mine except for the color of the satin flowers (mine are in shades of mulberry/berries). I’ve included a link above to their site though it’s currently under construction.
Another thing I was nuts about was Crazy Shirts and their Sharka logo. Crazy Shirts shops are spread throughout the Hawaiian Islands and I believe they are also a popular West Coast brand (California).