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Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Brian Atwood has a new pump on the block for his Summer 2011 collection that goes by the name 'Darcel'. It's a 6" inch, natural cork open toe slingback heel. Hmmm... interesting. Now you guys know how much I love Brian Atwood but the jury is still out on this one. For the most part, I believe that corks belongs in a wine bottle.. not necessarily on my feet. Andddd.. if it must reside on my feet, I'm thinking that it should probably be on the wedge heel of my cute summer sandal and that's about it.

Although I must admit, I love the play of color. Very refreshing! Very fun and it feels a lot like summer! What are your thoughts? Sole hot or sole not?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Netherlands designer extraordinaire, Alexander Fielden, has been commissioned some of the weirdest shoes one could ever imagine. Even so, he has handmade them all with topnotch craftsmanship since the beginning of his career when he studied at the University of Arts in Utrecht. As a designer who mainly works on assignment, Fielden is consistently forced to hammer in on some tough concepts — this particular “Nailed Up” shoe is no different! The bootie gives the illusion of a nail going through your foot, keeping you grounded for the hard times ahead. The angled heel creates interesting lines, while detailed stitching shows off the shoe’s tailor-made appeal.

-via Running with Heels

Monday, April 11, 2011


In a new lawsuit, Christian Louboutin accuses fellow Parisian fashion powerhouse Yves Saint Laurent of counterfeiting and infringing on his brand's trademark look: the red sole. The lawsuit pointedly cites to four specific YSL models as copycat culprits: the Tribute, Tribtoo, Palais and Woodstock. All four shoes have scarlet soles, prompting Louboutin to see red all over. And the price of being able to claim the inalienable right to color a sole red? According to Louboutin, more than a whopping $1 million. Oh my... this could get a little ugly!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


Happy Humpday! Happy Wednesday! And now we can add.. Happy Winning! 

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Ok, shoe lovers.. prepare yourself for this one! Sao Paulo designer Andreia Chaves created a pair of wedge heels with a completely mirrored surface that reflects the surrounding environment which acts as a camouflage. Well, I'll be darn.. In all of my xx (insert any number that you wish, preferably nothing over 30) years of living.. I've never seen anything quite like this.
Brazilian footwear designer, Andreia Chaves, combines her design studies in Florence with the many textures, materials, and visual stimulations from her native Sao Paul to create stunning pieces of artwork for your feet. The first commercial studio series by Andreia Chaves was launched at this years’ Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (February 10-17).
The series entitled ‘Invisible Shoe’ was shown in New York in a exhibition organized by Mercedes-Benz in collaboration with designer Herve Leger and this was followed in March 2011 by a launch in Asia in association with I.T Hong Kong as well as the opening of the new store I.T Beijing Market Comme Des Garcons.
Described as a study of optical effect applied to shoe design, the ‘Invisible Shoe’ series explores the concept of invisibility though the ‘chameleon effect’ while the shoe’s reflective finished surface creates an obscured optical effect with each step taken. This innovative design greatly exceeds the primary function of the shoe, where “protecting” the foot also means “deleting” or “immersing” it into the environment.
The series, which will be available in limited edition, in three different models, is handmade in Italy using a combination of leather making techniques together with advanced 3D printing technology. For the development and manufacture of the external structure, Chaves has collaborated with the renowned Dutch Company FOC (Freedom Of Creation).

Monday, April 4, 2011


This multi-color platform pump with its brushed gold heel is from the Fall 2011 collection of Jerome Rousseau. OMG.. I'm really loving this shoe. True indeed... it may not be have a breathe-taking heel or any special architectural features but I love the play on color. It also carries on the cut-out trend from Spring. I think it would be safe to say this trend is moving steadfast into the seasons to come.

What are your thoughts? Sole Hot or Sole Not?