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I love them.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:17 (11 years ago) Permalink

Only mine have burgundy laces.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:18 (11 years ago) Permalink

Mark C to thread, btw.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:48 (11 years ago) Permalink

Did your old ones wear out or something?

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:50 (11 years ago) Permalink

(Not that that matters; mine did but I still wear them. Out of loyalty or something.)

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:51 (11 years ago) Permalink

Nice one, I was gonna start a new one of these threads!
Behold my new boots!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:53 (11 years ago) Permalink

No, I just like shoes. I'm like the Imelda Marcos of men who work in the AV dept. of Exeter Uni. Library. Which means that I have about 14 pairs and Billy has about 2.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:54 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yesterday I was wearing three-year-old Nike ACG trainers which have no sole anymore, and I nearly died slipping down a greasy road.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 11:55 (11 years ago) Permalink

Nice, Nick. I am going to Top Man this lunchtime and may well come back with a new pair myself. Top man totally rocks at the moment.

Mark C (Mark C), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 12:03 (11 years ago) Permalink

I need a pair of shoes that actually *fit*. Shoeworld of the Brunswick Centre may be cheap, but it's hell on us half sizes. Both my pairs of shoes are either too big or too small to be comfortable.

But Suzy has agreed to take me shoeshopping at the weekend, so hopefully this will change.

kate (kate), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 12:05 (11 years ago) Permalink

My sister's just bought us our bridesmaid shoes for her wedding on new years eve, and she spent £115!!! They'll hardly be seen, as the dresses are floor length, and I really can't imagine me wearing them again. They're nice, but not very me - lots of beading and stuff, and dainty. Definitely evening shoes.

Vicky (Vicky), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 12:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm watching the buckets of rain right now and the huge puddles and thinking about the mile walk I'll need to make in it later and really wishing I'd gotten around to buying new shoes that didn't have holes in the soles.

(Ironically those holey shoes were bought because the last pair were ruined in hurricane flooding.)

Tep (ktepi), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 12:14 (11 years ago) Permalink

Appearances can be deceptive. This is the most uncomfortable shoe I've bought in a long time (I do mean that in the singular - the left foot is pain-free).


Madchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 13:27 (11 years ago) Permalink

Agh! I do not have club feet.


Madchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 13:29 (11 years ago) Permalink

I was beginning to wonder! ;-)

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 13:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

My grandmother's got club feet. Yikes!

Cozy boots, Pink!

I went to DSW the other day and strutted around in some brown boots, but they just weren't nice enough. I'm so greedy. I haven't even worn my Nordstrom's tall boots yet!

Sarah MCLUsky (coco), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 13:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

Pics pls!!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 13:50 (11 years ago) Permalink

What about some new wellies...




I like the pink ones obv!!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 13:53 (11 years ago) Permalink

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teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:01 (11 years ago) Permalink

I like the ones with stars!

Maria (Maria), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:04 (11 years ago) Permalink

All shoes given up ghost. Gaping holes in Rocket Dogs AND trainers. In desperation tried on old black knee boots this morning. Horror. Can no longer do up zip over podgy calves. Clearly crisis point but no damn shoe fund! < /Bridget Jones>

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:10 (11 years ago) Permalink

Aww Archel, I can sympathise, go for the slouch boots, you don't have this problem!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:14 (11 years ago) Permalink

I didn't buy any shoes today in Top Man (I got a parka instead), but they DO have the Green and white Fly shoes I've been craving for the last 3 months, so I might have to go back tomorrow. They have loads of great shoes, actually - I must not go mad, I must not go mad, I must not go mad...

Mark C (Mark C), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:20 (11 years ago) Permalink

I went in a Steve Madden store in Toronto once (or was it New York?) and saw the cutest tennis shoes ever, but it turned out they didn't carry my size in ANYTHING so it didn't matter. *sigh*

Sarah McLUsky (coco), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:22 (11 years ago) Permalink

Bastards!

Mark C - I cannot wait to put my parka back on! yay!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:26 (11 years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry teeny but that is the most horrible selection of shoes I think I have seen. ignore me though i own more boots and shoes for various mountain based activities than i do for everyday life.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:31 (11 years ago) Permalink

*faints*

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:43 (11 years ago) Permalink

I like the red fuckme shoes in teeny's pic but haven't worn heels since about 1997 and quite possibly never will again. They are evil.

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Steve Madden is actually not my style either, but it's a good price, so I thought I'd pass it along to the New Yorkers. Tell me more about these "mountains" though; can you order them in?

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 14:57 (11 years ago) Permalink

Archel, if you lose the desire to wear fuck me heels then you lose the will to live. And Matt will be very disappointed. You could wear them to Glasgow!

I have to say that I find hiking/walking etc. boots to be the least stylish things ever invented. They go with fleeces and mutlicoloured rucksacks, for god's sake. Sorry Ed.

Mark C (Mark C), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:01 (11 years ago) Permalink

I own, two pairs of walking boots, two pairs of mountaineering boots, a pair of ski-mountaineering boots and a pair of climbing shoes, I wear none of them in an urban situation. They are not meant to be stylish they are meant to be functional. Incidentally I own a fleece but I hardly wear it, even in extra-urban situations, its covered in dried on expanding foam for when I rat proofed a converted pig sty. It was ugly before that I much prefer my woolly jumper.

Ed (dali), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:06 (11 years ago) Permalink

leo to thread

half jack, Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:07 (11 years ago) Permalink

I bought a nice pair of black leather/blue suede Campers in Sevilla. Don't have a picture to show 'em off, though.

hstencil, Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:10 (11 years ago) Permalink

Shoes are great. Gloria Hunniford once said: "You should always spend good money on shoes and your bed, because if you not in one then you'll be in the other." I like those silver Prada slipper things. I'd buy a pair but they'd look ridiculous on me. And I don't think they probably do them in 12.

Alfie (Alfie), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

Stop patriarchally oppressing me Mark.

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:22 (11 years ago) Permalink

That's a great quote Alfie!

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 15:24 (11 years ago) Permalink


half jack, Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:01 (11 years ago) Permalink

Pinkpanther- where did you get those boots?

liz., Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

Can anyone recommend a heel style for a girl who doesn't like to wear heels? Can (preferably) be a small heel. Must go with pink legwarmers.

Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:20 (11 years ago) Permalink

Kitten heel, small, LOW CUT AT THE FRONT - I know what I mean by this. Either totally round toe or totally pointy!

With a cat face!!!!

Sarah (starry), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:38 (11 years ago) Permalink

Baby, I can't wait!

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 18:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

half jack, Tuesday, 14 October 2003 19:16 (11 years ago) Permalink

http://www.berkshoes.com/goberks.html

i wear the kenneth cole tone locs

half jack, Tuesday, 14 October 2003 19:17 (11 years ago) Permalink

Sarah, are you suggesting toe cleavage? Eek!

Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 14 October 2003 21:35 (11 years ago) Permalink

Kitten heel is definitely the way to go!
I got (will get when they are delivered) those boots from office. As per most of my cool boots/shoes!
toe cleavage, c or d?

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 07:15 (11 years ago) Permalink

What is a kitten heel?

I need help in this regard, because I don't like heels either. I used to be able to get away with a Cuban Heel, which I could actually balance in, but these days it just makes my feet hurt.

I've GOT to find something to wear on my feet that isn't trainers or hiking boots! (I forgot about my hiking boots until Ed reminded me, but I only ever wear them in Wiltshire.)

kate (kate), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 07:59 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yesterday we bought some new boots for me. In the shop was a man buying some totally SM kinky leathah high heeled boots for himself.

nathalie (nathalie), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:01 (11 years ago) Permalink

kitten heels

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:04 (11 years ago) Permalink

Those look bloody awkward. How do walk? That seems a very strange place to put the centre of gravity for a shoe. The foot is such a well-designed machine! Why f*ck with it in that way?

kate (kate), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:09 (11 years ago) Permalink

What I need is what I used to call "Ballet shoes" which were like posh shoes on top, but with no heel at all. WHat are they called?

kate (kate), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:09 (11 years ago) Permalink




Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:17 (11 years ago) Permalink


Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:18 (11 years ago) Permalink

I will not wear cowboy boots. I no longer live on a farm, thank you.

The top two are close, but why oh why do they have the heel of the foot balanced on a little tiny spike like that? The heel of the foot is a precision machine, don't make it balance on a pin. I want something similar to that, but with the heel bit flat horizontally, rather than flat vertically, if you see what I mean?

kate (kate), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:23 (11 years ago) Permalink




I've got these ones...


Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:33 (11 years ago) Permalink

Yes! much better! Bravo! I actually looked at the first of your "got these ones" at the Brunswick Centre, but HSA rejected them. :-( I really like the one with the buckle, but then again, I just like buckles.

kate (kate), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:40 (11 years ago) Permalink

Hooray!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 08:42 (11 years ago) Permalink

I bought some more shoes!! NOT the green ones I was after, but another pair by Fly - they're beige, with a kind of patch and strap motif and a discreet sole. If their webiste wasn't so appallingly designed I'd find a picture.

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 12:08 (11 years ago) Permalink

What about a link mark?

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 12:13 (11 years ago) Permalink

I've been trying to find one!

Try here - be warned that the site seems dodgy and takes an age to load.

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 12:18 (11 years ago) Permalink

Nice. (it didnt seem to take any time at all to load up!)

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 15 October 2003 12:21 (11 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
I feel sick that I hadn't noticed this thread before. All shoe threads should send an automatic alert to me - can this be arranged?

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 18:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

Mark C - your shoes look like they have been made my handicapped people.

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 18:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

mark p (Mark P), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

Am I right in saying those shoes are green and yellow?

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

And have soles made of marzipan?

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

your handicapped people?

RJG (RJG), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

She has several.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

That would make them slightly more attractive.

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

We should just get an AIM chat going. NickJSouthall if you want me.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

cross-cross-cross post.

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

We should just get an AIM chat going. NickJSouthall if you want me.

I have already said that I don't want you!

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

Rub it in, whydontcha.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have already told you that I don't want you!

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

Cheers then.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

At first I was wary, but now that I've lived in London for almost two months those clan-of-the-cavebear-esque boots that every girl in sight wears are starting to look comfortable and appealing. (See PinkPanther's boots upthread for visual representation).

Mandee (Jerrynipper), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

I fear those boots. They look comfy like fleeces look comfy but it's not going to happen is it?

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

They would do my calves no favours.

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know you had a livestock.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

Didn't you?

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

I already said.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

So you think I'm a liar, eh?

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Sunday, 2 November 2003 19:22 (10 years ago) Permalink

pretty much like these. bought in Venice 3 weeks ago. But they give me blisters :-(

Skottie, Sunday, 2 November 2003 22:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

my new, much longed-for white clark wallabies give me blisters something awful. isn't the comfort factor a major reason to wear clarks? does this get better? anyone with clark experience want to comment?

lauren (laurenp), Sunday, 2 November 2003 23:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

no experience I'm afraid, but my boots are really comfy if that helps?! ;-)

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 09:13 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bought these in NYC, from Nine West. It was practically two US pairs for the price of one UK!

Vicky (Vicky), Monday, 3 November 2003 09:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

bollocks

Vicky (Vicky), Monday, 3 November 2003 09:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

Aww Vicky, hope you had a great time in ny, hope you can post a pic of your shoes!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 09:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

SHOES!!

I haven't bought any new ones, but I still like to wank over them in shops.

Mark C (Mark C), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

thanks, pink! that is super-helpful as i sit here in pain!

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

Mark C, how many shoe stores have you been banned from?

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

sorry, i am just informing those who doubted the slouch boots. (sorry you're in pain!)

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

I saw some old runway shows yesterday where they showed the Chanel fall 2003 leather leggings; I really want them!

teeny (teeny), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

kate, i just got some ballet flats that are real flats with rubber soles by rocket dog. i got them at a store in camden, but i assume they're available everywhere.

also, i'm with you on the comfort thing. my best purchase last winter was a pair of birkenstock boots. sounds sketchy, but i think they look nice. they're black dressy boots, flat, with birkenstock insoles. much more comfortable than other boots i've tried, and they look much more dressy than trainers or other boots. they were pretty expensive, but it was worth it, and they're holding up very well.

colette (a2lette), Monday, 3 November 2003 14:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

If anyone knows a location for pale pink shoes pls inform. I saw some in topshop which were pale pink with glittery bits!!! but they were only left in size 3. this is a chiz.

Sarah (starry), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:19 (10 years ago) Permalink

try either

http://www.faith.co.uk
http://www.office.co.uk

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:21 (10 years ago) Permalink

Is there anything on there? I tried their real actual shops and nothing - lots of blinding neon pinks though!

Sarah (starry), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

i dont know for definite, i just thgt it might be a start!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sarah, try schuh. they have these:
http://www.schuhstore.co.uk/item.asp?s_ref=130472
http://www.schuhstore.co.uk/item.asp?s_ref=130173

and probably others.

liz (lizg), Monday, 3 November 2003 15:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

ooh nice. What about trainers sarah?

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

no leo no!!

amateur!st (amateurist), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ballet slippers, Sarah?

Sarah McLUsky (coco), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

I can confirm that Vicky's shoes are very nice. As is my nummy soft Nike fleece that zips into my coat, and the rum, oooooh god the Rum

chris (chris), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

Arrrgh I am dying of unrequited love for rocket dog shoes. Unrequited in that they FALL APART on me in nanoseconds and they're not so cheap that I can keep feeding my desire for them.
These are my current favourites:

Archel (Archel), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

Nice ballet slippers, then. I am sure they are very practical with our lovely warm winter weather (alliteration there).

Sarah (starry), Monday, 3 November 2003 16:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

I love those ninewest shoes Vicky. Don't think I have ever had matching bag/shoe combos in my life to date, sadly. Lucky I'm getting married I suppose.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 3 November 2003 17:12 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm breaking in my new boots today! Hurrah! (It's finally below 60 degrees outside)

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 7 November 2003 15:33 (10 years ago) Permalink

It's hard to tell by that pic, but the heel is actually pretty high for me.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 7 November 2003 15:34 (10 years ago) Permalink

Great choices Vicky. Nice boots Sarah.

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Friday, 7 November 2003 15:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

The button detail on those boots makes them even more totally yummy Sarah. ENVY!

Archel (Archel), Friday, 7 November 2003 15:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

I know! I felt for sure I would end up with a zip-up boot, but I saw the buttons on these and started salivating.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 7 November 2003 15:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

I just got some new shoes last weekend:

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 7 November 2003 16:44 (10 years ago) Permalink

Those are hot, Dan!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 7 November 2003 16:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

ten minutes ago.

a sleepyshy speck o' sillysnow, Friday, 7 November 2003 16:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

Nice shoes!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Friday, 7 November 2003 17:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

seconded!

Nathan W (Nathan Webb), Friday, 7 November 2003 17:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

yaaaaaaay.
thank you, pinkpanther.

i'm all proud 'cause i got a marvelous deal on 'em.
the socks were almost as expensive as the shoes, actually.

a sleepyshy speck o' sillysnow, Friday, 7 November 2003 17:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

very cute! those look like the socks I got at Target recently!

teeny (teeny), Friday, 7 November 2003 17:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

and thank you to you too.
and you.
aw.
gee!

a sleepyshy speck o' sillysnow, Friday, 7 November 2003 17:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

I just done brought me some lovely Pro-Ked Court Kings

Nathan W (Nathan Webb), Friday, 7 November 2003 17:08 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sillysnow, What a cute, Christmasy looking pic! I'm jealous.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Friday, 7 November 2003 17:10 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't have any new shoes. But I no longer have to wear these to work every day, so I should probably grab some new footwear this week while I am in NYC.

TOMBOT, Friday, 7 November 2003 17:15 (10 years ago) Permalink

but these make me wish I was a girl. A crazy one.

TOMBOT, Friday, 7 November 2003 17:18 (10 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 10:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

swank! did you get those or are you just courting them?

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 12:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

I ordered them today. I tried them on on Sat, but they didn't have my size, so not sure if they'll fit. They're not exactly what i wanted, but I did want black & white stripey shoes so I guess these are they!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 12:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

They are a bargain at only £20!! Bloody shipping is £6.50 though! :-(

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 12:40 (10 years ago) Permalink

and pink lining! I think they're perfect!

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 12:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

Well what can I say??!! :-)

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 12:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

They are adorable shoes.

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 12:45 (10 years ago) Permalink

Sorry I had to put this on for completions sake.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 13:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

I can't see it!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 13:17 (10 years ago) Permalink

(Running again)

Except they be grey.

When did New Balance become so damn expensive? I paid almost $95 for these...but they are going for $120+ online.

Spinktor au de toilette (El Spinktor), Wednesday, 10 March 2004 14:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

rainy (rainy), Saturday, 20 March 2004 00:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

I met Prince Edward in these shoes!

rainy (rainy), Saturday, 20 March 2004 00:42 (10 years ago) Permalink


Just bought these on Ebay. I have a thing for plain and/or ugly shoes lately.

Aaron A., Saturday, 20 March 2004 00:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

there was a tag under these shoes with my name on it, nathalie - that's what they called this model. so i bought it.

broke and happy, Tuesday, 23 March 2004 23:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Challenge for y'all - recommend me more grown-up shoes that are still individual and cool but could be worn to a wedding, say. Please!

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 14:35 (10 years ago) Permalink

oooh nice shoes rainy!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 14:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

What is your price range, Mark?

El Diablo Robotico (Nicole), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 14:37 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am now the proud owner of the above black & white stripey shoes, although I haven't worn them yet. I just know they will kill my feet, but hot damn they look good with a pair of jeans!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 14:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

I guess if I find a really good pair of shoes that I love and will wear a lot and are high quality, I could go for £80-£90 ($150-$165). I will not never ever wear loafers, though.

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 15:47 (10 years ago) Permalink

loafers are compulsory for the gentlemen at the wedding, unless you want to eat outside

chris (chris), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 15:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

Stout boots are the shoe of the moment till sandal season comes.

Ed (dali), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 15:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

anyone wearing sandals at the wedding will be shot

chris (chris), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 15:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bought lk bennet shoes for the wedding, spending a fortune, and when I wore them the other night to break them in the slingback strap broke!!! I'm making sure they totally match the dress before I take them back, and if I decide to get them replaced, rather than demand my money back, I'm going to tug so hard on both straps to make sure it won't happen again....

Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 16:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

actually ladies wearing sandals will not be shot, but gentlemen (and I use that term loosely for any man wearing sandals with a suit) will be killed and eaten

chris (chris), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 16:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

Mmm, longpig.

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 17:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

Not too original perhaps, but extremely comfy.

webcrack (music=crack), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 19:48 (10 years ago) Permalink

THANKS PINKPANTHER!

rainy (rainy), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

Any more shoes to post Rainy?

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:24 (10 years ago) Permalink

I will tomorrow when I'm near my camera, but those pink ones are my best shoes by far. I really did meet royalty in them you know!

rainy (rainy), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

If any Londoners fancy doing it "Rainy Style", those shoes are currently in the Shoe Express sale in Oxford Street for a sum less than Fifteen Engleesh Pounds, but hurry! Stocks won't last (ect ect). Also available in neon yellows and oranges.

Actually there are LOADS of grebt shoes in there recently. But the best f#cking ones have ridiculously high heels which I could barely walk in, aaaaah maaaan.

Sarah (starry), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

Really? Good news!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

I'm in a quandry over my wedding shoes - obviously they have to be smart, byut they also need to be comfy - my toes are ridiculously wide and so I get really bad rubbing from loads of smart shoes - you know, stiff leather, hard bits round the entrance (Mrs)(what do you call the bit where you put your foot in????) So obviously my choices are limited - I've seen some nice Lambretta (kind of) Loafers, which look nice and wide and have plush padded entrances (mrs again), but they are pretty dull and won't get hardly any wear, which would be a shame. Anyone have any ideas?

chris (chris), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:51 (10 years ago) Permalink

A quandary indeed. Bit round yr ankle is the cuff, btw.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

These are pretty classy, and look sort of wideish. Office make lovely shoes.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Cuff! I should have known that, but alcohol may have killed that knowledge

chris (chris), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, I like these ones, but I'm not sure they're you, Chris.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

they are nice Liz - good shout

Obviously I've been looking at Paul Smith shoes, but the smart ones all look so bleedin' painful

chris (chris), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

x-post - no, they ain't me at all ;o)

chris (chris), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

Office rule in the 'smart shoe' department!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 25 March 2004 10:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

blimey, those first ones are very nice indeed! Well done Liz!

Vicky (Vicky), Thursday, 25 March 2004 11:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

Which ones shall I get?

or

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:27 (10 years ago) Permalink

Come on ppl, I neeeed your help!!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

or

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am trying to decide between these

and these

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

I like the gingham ones Pink.

Anna (Anna), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

The pink ones, PinkPanther!

The first ones, Madchen, unless you have a real yen for the silver shoe this summer.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:53 (10 years ago) Permalink

Silver shoes! Get the ilver shoes Madchen. I love metalic shoes. (Colette's Shoes of Beauty to thread)

Anna (Anna), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:54 (10 years ago) Permalink

Liz and I - xpost and xopinions

Anna (Anna), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ooooooh I'm looking at the Faith site now. More online shoe Pr0n than you can shake a stick at.

Haha yes Anna. If there was pink gingham...

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

I've gotta side with the silver too. I was...8 (!) the last time I wore a pair of silver flats...sigh.

sgs (sgs), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

I got some new campers yesterday, they're lovely.

I also got some PF shoes on Monday (no, not Pinefox) - they're summery, and a bit gay, but after all, we are going to Key West

chris (chris), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:56 (10 years ago) Permalink

Ooooh they have those in red gingham though... Faith may be receiving my pennies soon.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

these are the PFs

chris (chris), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 10:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

They are only £15 Liz!!!!!!
I would go with the Green ones at the top Madchen.

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

They also have the gingham ones in red & green. See...

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

The ones at the top are out only £17.50 but the green ones are out of stock - they only have boring and unsummery black or brown. The silver ones are £29. Heck, at these prices I could get both.

Pink, I say red gingham for Lolita-chic.

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

These are named after Cabbage!

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

For £15 I could get two pairs too! Get them both Madchen!! Only problem with ordering the shoes online is that it doesn't tell you the shipping until you have put your credit card details on. I know Office charge £6.50, but who knows what faith will charge! Damn there not being a faith in cambridge!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 11:09 (10 years ago) Permalink

that's a great toe on that pink shoe above!

teeny (teeny), Wednesday, 31 March 2004 12:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
i got some great shoes while in america. the ones i'm wearing now? retro-tastic kangaroos in pink and lime green.

colette (a2lette), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 14:16 (10 years ago) Permalink

Wow, those are cool *puts on sunglasses though*

I bought the silver ones! I'm taking them to Noo Yoik.

Madchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 14:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

they are so bright that the evil people scanning my bags at the airport wanted to look at them NOT because they were afraid i was a terrorist, but because they liked them so much!

silver shoes rock! i missed anna's call of my silver shoes above, i'll look around to see if i have a pic of them.

colette (a2lette), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 14:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

I want those red star wellies! but they no longer exist.

Nellie (nellskies), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 15:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

I wish I could afford to get my woman some of these.

Michael White (Hereward), Tuesday, 20 April 2004 16:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

Colette, they're great! More shoes pls ppl!

Pinkpanther (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 21 April 2004 18:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...
Revive. London sales were good to me. Sadly, no photos.

*'Burnt' orange Paul Smith loafers. Mum likes 'em, they took a while to grow on me.

*Pointy off white/cream Paul Smith brogues in a dandyish long-toe style. Loved 'em on sight, silly but fun.

*Brown Paul Smith 'aqua brogue' (my personal fave, complete with purple laces. A sucessor of sorts to a pair of PS low-top boots I got 3 years back).

*Adidas white and purple basketball trainers. Like 'em. Won't survive well in GH, so they're resting in London. Not my usual style of trainers (too big/solid), but I likes the purple.

*Black Kurt Geiger slip-on loafers. Very nice, versatile and stylish. Crushed my toes to death first couple of times but I'm getting used to them.

Who's sporting new kicks these days?

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Friday, 30 July 2004 21:04 (10 years ago) Permalink

Anyone?

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 12:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

sorry no. :(

teeny (teeny), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:11 (10 years ago) Permalink

me neither, I need new shoes. But, I don't really like shoe shops, they intimidate me a little.

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

ihttp://www.shipton-usa.com/images/BROMLEY(TobaccoBrownSuede)F.jpg

I think I'm going to buy these.

Michael White (Hereward), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:20 (10 years ago) Permalink

I kind of know the person who founded this:

http://store.mediumfootwear.com/default.aspx

and I want a bunch of their shoes. But I don't know him well enough to get them for free, I don't think. DAMNIT.

kyle (akmonday), Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:36 (10 years ago) Permalink

These are my latest addition. I love them!

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 07:55 (10 years ago) Permalink

Then why do you keep them imprisoned like that? Dude, if you love something set it free: if it comes back to you then it's really love.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 07:57 (10 years ago) Permalink

Heh!!

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 07:59 (10 years ago) Permalink

I have another pair of the ones what started this thread, but in black.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 08:00 (10 years ago) Permalink

What about these Liz, they are only £8!!

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 08:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

or these...

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 08:02 (10 years ago) Permalink

Blimey. Those pink ones hurt my eyes (it's a bit early in the morning) but are v cool both literally and metaphorically. Aerated feet!

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 08:03 (10 years ago) Permalink

The office sale is too much. Loads of cute shoes for less than £20!!!

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 08:06 (10 years ago) Permalink

oh god, i went into the new schuh store on oxford street last week, and it was amazing! they had a whole kisok of ballet flats in different colors and patterns! i'd just bought my sequin (or 'rainbow trout', to quote alix) shoes, so i couldn't buy another pair of sparkly shoes. but i loved that place.

colette (a2lette), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 09:38 (10 years ago) Permalink

luna (luna.c), Wednesday, 4 August 2004 21:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...
Well, should i?

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 10:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

where is gygax when I need him?

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 10:46 (10 years ago) Permalink

or perhaps...

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 10:50 (10 years ago) Permalink

Cripes. You truly are a chunky trainer fetishist. The purple ones are a bit scary.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

I am, I am! They do the purple ones in a nicer colour, but not sure if they have my size!
see...

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:07 (10 years ago) Permalink

Those are mine from upthread! Only white/purple and no suede. Aren't they called Adidas Decade?

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:25 (10 years ago) Permalink

I reckon they look nicer in a smaller size, so I'd say go for it.

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:26 (10 years ago) Permalink

Yeah they are. I couldn't see your ones upthread. I have just got them!! yay me. now where can i steal some food from this month?

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:28 (10 years ago) Permalink

I will send you a cake care package.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:29 (10 years ago) Permalink

Finally! ;-)

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:30 (10 years ago) Permalink

P, I sadly didn't have photos when I revived this in July.

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:49 (10 years ago) Permalink

ah i see, where d'ya get 'em from?

PinXor (Pinkpanther), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:52 (10 years ago) Permalink

Grr. I went to the Puma shop on Carnaby St this lunchtime to try and find a pair of trainers that I saw in some expensive boutique - and they didn't have them! Not even in any other colours! What a swizz. So I bought a bar of soap instead.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 3 September 2004 11:58 (10 years ago) Permalink

I bought these at the weekend:

Vicky (Vicky), Friday, 3 September 2004 21:39 (10 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
Lovely shoes Vicky!
I just bought these from ebay. The straps are pretty faded & yellowy so I'm not too happy with them, but they were only £17.99.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 11:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

Grr. I went to the Puma shop on Carnaby St this lunchtime to try and find a pair of trainers that I saw in some expensive boutique - and they didn't have them! Not even in any other colours! What a swizz. So I bought a bar of soap instead.
That always happens Mark, the best Nikes arent sold in the likes of Nike Town!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 6 October 2004 11:14 (10 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/njsouthall/october25th037.jpg

Best Nike Air Max EVER. I am in love with these trainers.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 25 October 2004 12:42 (10 years ago) Permalink

All black, gum soles, wrap-around bubble with yellow bit inside the bubble. CLASSIC.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 25 October 2004 12:43 (10 years ago) Permalink

A comatose Leo Johnson to thread?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Monday, 25 October 2004 13:01 (10 years ago) Permalink

I don't understand?

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 25 October 2004 13:05 (10 years ago) Permalink

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/njsouthall/october25th049.jpg

A selection of my best and most loved shoes.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 06:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

I like the sandals best.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 07:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Bugger, that's not right.

This, only black:

Liz :x (Liz :x), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 07:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm taking recommendations for awesome looking shoes I can dance in as of now.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 12:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 12:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

"Dance in", not "'throw an Austin Powers-theme party with Boy George hosting' in".

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 12:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

largest cake in the world, i can understand (you can still eat it), but the SHOES?!?!!

WHO IS GOING TO WEAR THAT!?!??

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 14:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

They're for dancing in, obv.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 14:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

DDR would be very tricky.

ken c (ken c), Tuesday, 26 October 2004 14:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

This is (belatedly) for PinX:

ihttp://www.oki-ni.com/isroot/okini/productimage/alt/au017a_105_6.

I've only worn them once because Ghana wouldn't be kind to them.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 08:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh well.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 08:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Aww dude I can't see them!! :-( Thanks for trying though. I'd love to see which ones they are though. I tend to like Oki Ni stuff anyway!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 09:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

not new at all (would have been a lot cheaper if they were - grrr) but i'm wearing these:

http://store1.yimg.com/I/sneakerhead_1817_8073363

stelfox, Wednesday, 27 October 2004 09:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

ooh dave, nice work my friend!! Did you get them from ebay?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 09:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

no i got them from glorias a while ago. they're cheaper now coz they've done another run - v annoying

stelfox, Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

Pinx, go to their men's sale page. They're the light purple/white trainers on the first page.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh no dave!
x-post
The decades Barms?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

I like these, but I'm really skint at the moment. I want some new shoes!! *cries*

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yep. Have you seen the Adi boots in 'women's footwear'? Unbelievable!

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 10:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

Lovely shoes for sure! I've gotta get me some decades! aargghhh!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 11:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

They make me want to have gender reassignment surgery.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 11:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

Haha! You go girl!! ;-)

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 11:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

Me, tomorrow:

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 11:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

haha! That is both wonderful & scary! We should soooo go shopping! ;-)

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

FEAR MY SHOES:

Hmm wonder if this ihttp thing works...

Starry (hello chickens), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

Please tell me they are your feet with those fantastic red tights!!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

We should soooo go shopping! ;-)

Oh yeah. Come to London in January, we should rope Lauren along also. ILX shopping-trip!

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

I wanna go too! I need a pair of trainers.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yeah for sure Barms!
Roxy my girl, you've come to the right place! Oh yes!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh god yes, let's go shopping!!

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hooray! ILX shopping in the January sales. Although I should imagine it will be quite busy, so i think we might need to intersperse said shopping trip with wine breaks, don't you think?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mmmm yes precious.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, I almost never shop with anyone besides my mother (or sister or father), time for a change. I took my mate D0m to Office for a pair of black suede Puma F1-type kicks recently and thought of you lot.

Wine breaks are cool, but I don't drink it, so don't nobody mind me and my hip flask.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wine/hip flask whatver your tipple! Aslong as we get some serious shoe/kicks shopping in I'm a happy chappy!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

Cabbage said

I also got some PF shoes on Monday (no, not Pinefox) - they're summery, and a bit gay, but after all, we are going to Key West

which was fun.

Otherwise, this thread makes me a bit sad.

the bellefox, Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:06 (9 years ago) Permalink

Then don't read it!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

I would have thought that was the obvious solution!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's just that he's broke (and grumpy).

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

And doesn't like shoes I should imagine!!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

hates fun is all

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

why are shoes making you sad?

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:38 (9 years ago) Permalink

It's hard to say.

the bluefox, Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

shoes tend to make me sad for several reasons:

1) it's depressing when i realize how much money i've spent on them over the years.

2) i realize that i've bought the wrong kind.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

The hate started with his feet.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't hate my feet. I don't even hate my shoes.

the bluefox, Wednesday, 27 October 2004 14:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

Time for you to open up and share, girlfriend.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 15:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

You can do it lady!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 28 October 2004 07:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

My new shoes:

Hanna (Hanna), Friday, 29 October 2004 10:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

Bellissima. Brava. Details please.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

ooh they look comfy Hannah!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:10 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, bootylicious.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

I SAW SOME INTERESTING BOOTS IN THE SHOP AT LUNCHTIME - i MIGHT SNEAK OUT LATER AND TRY THEM ON.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

They are indeed comfy! Am wearing them today, even if they're a bit too warm... They look great with skirts and I think they work with tucked-in jeans as well but I haven't tried yet! They are Vagabond shoes (www.vagabond.net).

Hanna (Hanna), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wow, they're kind of modern moon boots, Hanna. I like.

Madchen (Madchen), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Madchen, you on MSN?

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

i still really want a pair of pucci moonboots.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, how cool would that be!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

i've wanted them for over a year, and i'm thinking that i should just give in. they're not superexpensive, considering that they're pucci.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Your search - pucci moonboots - did not match any documents.

:(

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

You totally should Lauren!! Think how much you'll regret it if not! Do you have a pic?
x-post

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

hm. i'll try to find a picture.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

As impractical as the ski boot craze is for me personally, I still want these.

Dale Panopticalis (cprek), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

actually, i think i want the pucci wellingtons. the snow boots this season have brown/yellow as dominant colors as opposed to pink.

lauren (laurenp), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

Now surely that would just be showing off! ;-)

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 12:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

I want some colorful yet non-ridiculous Pumas or Adidas; you lot have any suggestions?

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

i can't help you with Pumas Roxy, but I can with adidas! what exactly are you looking for?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

Dale otm, that would allow me to go back to my former gender.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

Just something cute and brightly colored that's good for walking long distances (they don't have to be running-friendsly or anything, just comfy). I'm totally open. Adidas is preferable to Puma, anyway. I've been out of the Adidas loop for so long now that I don't even know what's going on anymore.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:04 (9 years ago) Permalink

Any particular colours?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

I took my chucks off in protest at how bad a band were last night. I'm a stupid dick sometimes.

cºzen (Cozen), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

haha, dude!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

how about these?

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't really like those myself.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

I pick:




(though I've noticed it's no longer available - LAME)

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

Boo!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

They used to have 'em in pink, which I liked too.

The red/white/purple Adidas you posted upthread would be nice on Rox, maybe.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

I reeeeally like the first two you posted, Pinx.

Markelby, those are cool but too plain for my needs.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 13:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

Decades are totally the way to go Roxy. I am desperate for a pair at the moment. You could be my shoe idol!! Those are on the Footlocker.com website so you'd be ok with shipping & what not. I can't order from the US cos I have to pay a fortune in import costs. You have to get some kindly sole to mark them as a 'gift'!!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ken to thread with the quickness.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

BARMS THAT FIRST ONE IS THE COOLEST SHOE I HAVE EVER SEEN IN MY LIFE

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

haha "kindly sole"

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

ooh hahaha, no pun intended!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

(hahaha I came onto this thread to make exaclt the same joke that I made a year and two weeks ago)

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:22 (9 years ago) Permalink


Rox, I'd honestly wear these (and the first pair), but they ain't made in my size or aimed at guys.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

If they aren't in your size Barms then fair enough, but fupp all of that aimed at girls lark. Pink is the colour of choice for sneaker conscious guys at the moment I'll have you know!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't really like white + a color, BARMS. I usually like only COLORCOLORCOLOR or white + another neutral. Those are cool, though.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

have a look at http://www.oki-ni.com/ Roxy, they have some cool shoes in there.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

try here too http://slamminkicks.com/ (it's my friend's shop)

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

If they aren't in your size Barms then fair enough, but fupp all of that aimed at girls lark. Pink is the colour of choice for sneaker conscious guys at the moment I'll have you know!

Hey, I'm the purple laces fetishist here! That 'gurls' bit should've been bracketed as they're intentionally aimed at people below a size 9 and also not found in the men's footwear section. What I'm trying to say is that that sucks.

(I'm also the dork who recently adopted "We're all metrosexuals here" as a catchphrase)

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 14:46 (9 years ago) Permalink

I like the first one of Barima's too.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

Just tried these on:

What do you think? I'm undecided.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

They're slightly too quirky if anything, though they look pretty close to the sort of boot I want to find when I come home. The sticking point is the colour of the suede, which should have been tying the look together, instead of breaking it up and making it look kinda pasted together.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Basically, I'd go for them if the suede was the same colour as the leather, or better yet, not there at all.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hmm, thanks. I'm after a Chelsea boot with something a bit interesting about it, and this does come close. I don't think I love it though, and for £75 I'd really rather I did.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

they're cute, but with trousers covering the top bit all you'd see is that weird toe.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:30 (9 years ago) Permalink

Cowboy boots! 'Tooled'.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Right, so with my semi-sensible sneakers sorted, we can move on to totally unsensible heels and things. How are these:

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

Oh sheesh there's also these, and they are on sale!

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Friday, 29 October 2004 15:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Are these worth £50? I do need some Wellingtons, but it's hard to find some that aren't either too farmer-y or too fancy.

Cathy (Cathy), Friday, 29 October 2004 16:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

New Pauls. No longer in my size, but someone else might like 'em? Or, in case I do find them, what d'you think?

Cathy, they're cute but overpirced by at least a tenner. Roxy, the second pair is excellent.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 15:11 (9 years ago) Permalink

I love the shape of those, Barms old thing, but they're what you'd wear to a track athlete's funeral.

Cathy, they have cheap-ass versions of those at New Look - go to a big one and have a rummage.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 15:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

hey Pink, you say that's your friends place? I'm so there for a pair of Nike URLs - absolutely gorgeous but never really took off in the states, I found a load of size nines but no others in an outlet store and never thought I'd see any!

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 15:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Thx, Liz, shape is good, but that colour is pretty unflattering. I gotta say, the current Paul S collections are disappointing overall.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 16:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

hi. I'm new here. My name's Imo (short for Imogen) and I lurve shoes! Has anyone seen any nice wellingtons, preferably pink! I've seen a really cute pair...white/see through with pink flowers. £16. I'll try and find a pic. can you help me please!
Imo

imo, Wednesday, 3 November 2004 17:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

ive seen a nice pair of wellies. I'd put the pic on but I don't know how!
http://www.umbrellart.co.uk/index.php?page=shopping&shop_cat_id=57
Thats the URL, and the wellies are the bubble ones. Ho do I put pics in?
Imo

imo (imo), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 17:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

You just put the letter i before the address, so it begins ihttp.

There were a lot of fancy wellies at Reading Festival and environs.

PJ Miller (PJ Miller), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 18:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

i saw that there were a lot at glastonbury. Also I want a pair of Camper boots but i cant afford them! They've got some camper style in New look, but after looking at the real camper boots the new look ones dont seem so nice. i'm going to Shellys, Dolcis and Faith at the weekend hopefully!
Imo

imo (imo), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 18:22 (9 years ago) Permalink

hi, what do you think of these?
ihttp://www.faith.co.uk/catalogue/style.asp?range=40&subrange=148&curPage=1&style=821677
imo

imo (imo), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 18:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

imo, you need to use the image address, not the page address:

koogs (koogs), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 18:32 (9 years ago) Permalink

what?
For example:ihttp://www.csis.hku.hk/~hlchan/ useless/imo/imo.html

thanks
imo

imo (imo), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 20:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

it didnt work. im sorry that im posting so often!

imo (imo), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 20:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

I think I did it!

imo (imo), Wednesday, 3 November 2004 20:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

Went shopping at the weekend, for reasonably sensible trainers. Bought these:

caitlin (caitlin), Thursday, 4 November 2004 08:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

hey Pink, you say that's your friends place? I'm so there for a pair of Nike URLs - absolutely gorgeous but never really took off in the states, I found a load of size nines but no others in an outlet store and never thought I'd see any!
Yeah, it's a great shop! he loves his sneakers, so he'll sort you out with anything you need. Give him a call or an email if you have specific questions!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Thursday, 4 November 2004 09:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

Those trainers are SEXX, Caitlin.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 4 November 2004 09:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wow, i love those trainers, how much? kickers do such good shoes!

imo (imo), Thursday, 4 November 2004 16:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

These Campers are sooo nice, but £99.99!
http://www.schuhstore.co.uk/images/product/1407761450_lg.jpg
don't you just love them?

imo (imo), Thursday, 4 November 2004 16:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh so sorry.

imo (imo), Thursday, 4 November 2004 16:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Wow, i love those trainers, how much?

Mine? I think they were £45.

(well, £44.99, natch)

caitlin (caitlin), Thursday, 4 November 2004 16:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

i might get these:


phil-two (phil-two), Friday, 5 November 2004 00:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

phil, try and find the harris tweed ones with the big nike around the back, I've been looking for ages, and they're great

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

The harris tweed terminators are in size in the UK at the moment, although I am sure that's no help to Phil as it's in the UK & they are only women's sizes!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

what? this is sexism.... or is it political correctness gone mad? I can't tell anymore

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Heh, I think it's trying to be equal, as alot of the releases are in mens sizes only. I'll ask the size blokey if they stock the tweed terms in men's sizes if you like. Last time I spoke to him it was only womens though!
New size releases to get you dribbling!!
ihttp://img9.exs.cx/img9/4739/041025Crookedselection.jpg

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

ah well! mmm lubberly decades!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

You know people, your relentless trainer pr0n has made me want new ones. Feel free to suggest things that I can ask my mummy to get me for Christmas. Not a big fan of C!O!L!O!U!R!S! but a restrained combination that goes nicely with jeans would be good.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

some interesting Huaraches there, and are those some dodgy old Moabs on the bottom row? Top right = rowr

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 09:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

I don't like huraches or mowabbs tbh just not my thing at all. I like the delta force definitely. Not for me though.
What were tyou thinking Liz? girly trainers? black? white?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

No no not black or white. I'm thinking brownish - see Caitlin's nice trainers above for the kind of shape I like - broadly Puma-ish. Not sure about velcro fastenings though - I'm a bit of a laces rockist.

Mmmmmm.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

Not big into puma myself, but i like those.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

Nice pic, Pink, but the ones with headbands for straps will never be that cool.

Liz:x, come on down!:

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

that shape of shoe is getting old really quickly though isn't it?

x-post obv, but those white and blue pumas are exactly what I'm talking about. The Lacoste's are pretty cool though

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Massive x-posts! Liz, lemme rectify: the Adidas Arosa boot comes in brown.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:51 (9 years ago) Permalink

Nice pic, Pink, but the ones with headbands for straps will never be that cool.
You don't like vandals????? Each to their own I guess.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of Lacoste:

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

They might be a bit chunky about the toe for a lady, though.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've seen a few local lassies wearing those pink and white Lacostes in Glasgow's "Merchant City East".

Welly lovers should note that the Big W has really nice floral ones for a mere £12. I'm not sure if you can get them in a normal Woolworth's though. Does anyone have a Big W near them? Nobody I know has ever heard of it, except through my marvelling at its wondrousness.

Madchen (Madchen), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm not even sure why I like these but I do:

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I know what you mean, not sure about the sole, but the colours are lovely.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

samba skates????

those blue ones are a 1980 re-issue, hence the dodgy sole

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 10:58 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mmmm. My navy/white Diadora's are about on their last legs at the mo, so moving away from blue is a new thing for me.

xpost innit - those are nice but somewhat too Sk8r for me.

Madchen, there's a Big W on an exciting retail estate in Newport near my Mum's - near a Lidl where I buy cheap amaretto.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

interesting

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

simple and understated those original pumas.

I can't wait to get over to that amerriky again

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

Woah, hold the weddin'!

Those are nice, Chris. You don't need platforms though ;)

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

arethey from Alien?

tyhese ones from stussy should be named "remedials" but they're still nice, and only 50 bucks!

http://store1.yimg.com/I/stussydirect_1814_2050969

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

Or "clubfoot".

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

i like those brown leather lacostes up there. are they pricey?

sgs (sgs), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

that shape of shoe is getting old really quickly though isn't it?

I thought this said "the shape of shoe", and I was going to OTM you. Alas. Anyway, I'm bored of shoes, and their shape. I might swear off them altogether and become a dirty (and probably bloody) footed hippy.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

RE: Liz's Lacoste Futro's - I'm buying those in black for meself one day.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

Yes they flipping well are, SGS. *sigh* Microwave or trainers, daddy or chips?

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

these are a little bit different:

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

That's easy Liz, trainers & chips!! ;-)
x-post
euw!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

I didn't say they were nice!

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

Are these wrong? If so, why do I feel so...drawn...to them?

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:17 (9 years ago) Permalink

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x-post Liz, they are just nasty

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

sgs, Lacoste Futro's are 69.99 quid.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

The shiny bit is bad, isn't it?

Are these any better?

They're plastic, but they're also cheap.

xpost

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

ewwwwww

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:23 (9 years ago) Permalink

Liz, please, let the pros handle this.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Reminds me of a beetle, or a cockroach.

Kevin Gilchrist (Mr Fusion), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

Haha I suck.

Liz :x (Liz :x), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:28 (9 years ago) Permalink

hmmm, 70 quid... *brain goes into JUSTIFY mode*

sgs (sgs), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

hey Barms, checkout the weird boots at basecamp 2, can't find a close-up tho

http://www.adidas.com/jp/heritage/home.asp

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

!!!!!

we must go to Japan

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

We must go to Japan!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

I just bought these on eBay.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

looks good mark!

sgs (sgs), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

Thanks hon. Those shoes I found for you are up to £22.33 - still interested? Here they are if anyone wants to give an opinion.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 5 November 2004 11:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

ha ha, I've got a pair of those red ears. They rub across the top of the toes if you've got wide feet, but they look nice

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:05 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm not big on Red Ear. But I have to say, the Adidas boots posted are frigging great (the ones on the website are cool, but not essential - the hiking influence with the high tops is a li'l too strong). How may we plan our en masse trip to Japan? That's one of my life ambitions right there!

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:08 (9 years ago) Permalink

I have narrow feet--my hesitation was that they look a little wide for me from the photo. Mark suggested these because my old red shoes are knackered. (I'll see if I can find a picture of those--they're about the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.)

Would Japanese shoes be made big enough for my feet, I wonder.

sgs (sgs), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

those red ears are mega wide, but they kind of crease right across the top of my toes. I have them in brown though, natch

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

hm, yeah, they'd probably be too wide for me. (Best pass, Mark, unless you think you'd wear them!) Can't find a photo of my old ones, but they're made by this company: http://www.trippen-shoes.com
They were expensive but have been well worth it.

sgs (sgs), Friday, 5 November 2004 12:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm getting these tomorrow...
(the ones smack bang in the middle. For the uninitiated the Harris Tweed Terminators will be mine, oh yes!)
ihttp://img9.exs.cx/img9/4739/041025Crookedselection.jpg
or

Chris - apparently Sole trader have them too, in bigger sizes, well 8 for sure.

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

Apparently (according to my man at Size) "all the fashionistas are wearing them" so they've pretty much sold out. He's kept me a pair which is handy!!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

oh crikey, if that's the case I don't want them (the fashionistas that is)

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hahah, well you don't really have to worry about that aspect in Cambridge!!! you could get them & then sit on them for a bit?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

there is that, but hmmmmm.

I might wait til next week as we're going over to Lille which is outlet store central, may have to pick up something different there instead (also - Lacoste factory shop!!)

Porkpie (porkpie), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Toby, are you around? I'd like to talk to you about what we were discussing last night.

Markelby (Mark C), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

Sounds like you need them in your life!!
x-post

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Friday, 12 November 2004 12:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
Air Rifts time! I need to clean the insoles of mine, but am afraid I won't be able to completely remove them from the shoes without doing some damage.

Additionally, I need to find a (n affordable) pair for a female friend - do Rifts have a good history in the January sales?

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

mine are silver.

RJG (RJG), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:21 (9 years ago) Permalink

Are you a pixie?

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

I suppose so!

RJG (RJG), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

RJG = Richard John Grayson = Nightwing = The original Robin.

HOLY SHIT, IT ALL MAKES SENSE!

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

rifts don't tend to srop so much, although I've noticed TK Maxx getting some very different trainers in (Y3s for example)

Footlocker have some lovely new reissues in (and of course I've just foprgotten the name - they look like a cross between a dunk low and a terminator) Brown and grey with a blue swoosh = lovely

Porkpie (porkpie), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

Big Baby Bingo (Chris V), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:52 (9 years ago) Permalink

I got these from the Adidas at the outlet mall in Calais. They go very well with my jeans

Vicky (Vicky), Monday, 29 November 2004 14:53 (9 years ago) Permalink

My Mum is bringing me these back from her overseas vacation, hopefully I can wedge my meaty hooves into them:

Just Kate (papa november), Monday, 29 November 2004 15:03 (9 years ago) Permalink


"New shoes, new shoes!"

Sanjay McDougal (jaymc), Monday, 29 November 2004 16:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

them's pretty shoes kate!

Vicky (Vicky), Monday, 29 November 2004 16:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

I agree wholeheartedly with Vicky.

I just bought these in brown. They match my new winter coat.

jocelyn (Jocelyn), Monday, 29 November 2004 18:09 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 12:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've enthused about these in two other places now, but:

sgs (sgs), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:14 (9 years ago) Permalink

and a couple weeks ago I got these, in brown: http://www.officeholdings.co.uk/perl/go.pl/womens-style.html?webcode=33&style_uid=1555&color_uid=3522

sgs (sgs), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:15 (9 years ago) Permalink

Do you mean:

(but with green detail?)

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:18 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hang on, those ones are green. Oops.

Those brown shoes are soooo sexy omg. Lucky you're my girlfriend.

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

i snagged a pair of mocassin-esque white leather boots in the sale at ravel. i love them. i think a huge percentage of ilx would hate them.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

I've just purchased these, for £25 I just had to!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

there were light and dark pink suede ralph lauren trainers in the sale. i immediately thought of you.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

heh! Do you have a pic of your boots Lauren, you always seem to buy such gorgeous sounding shoes!!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

i couldn't find a photo. ravel doesn't have a website, unfortunately (perhaps one reason they can keep costs down). they're pretty sharp, although the leather is a bit cheap (another reason for low prices). dressed up a certain way, they look sort of hippie-mod. or, if i'm feeling daring, they could easily be skanky nu-britney.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

See, always sound so nice!! Maybe you need to post a pic of your feet when you're wearing them!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 22 December 2004 13:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
I've got a pair of these...

I need to custom, any ideas?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Monday, 7 February 2005 13:48 (9 years ago) Permalink

my pair are getting grubby, I might buy a new one cos they are so cool. or else I will throw them in the washing machine in a pillowcase!

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 7 February 2005 13:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

ihttp://www.m443.co.jp/adidas/photo/nizza-h.jpg


FL4MING B4RIM4, Monday, 7 February 2005 14:29 (9 years ago) Permalink

I need to custom, any ideas?

According to the men's style mag I just read at Gatwick, everyone and their babymama has customised those in time for the spring.

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 22:25 (9 years ago) Permalink

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 22:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

UGLAY4ME (PS: HI PINX!!!):




gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 22:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/p/104576.html

and

solid red chuck taylors...the soles, the shoe strings, everything red!

sorry i don't know how to post pictures here.

ai lien (kold_krush), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:27 (9 years ago) Permalink

As soon as I got to New York I got these from Triangle Sports on Flatbush:

They're for running. I'm now back to two pairs of shoes.

ai lien: welcome! you have to put "i" in front of the URL, without any brackets or tags or anything.. the messageboard software will convert it for you, and the picture ought to appear if it's not too big. you can find more description in the FAQ link, which is at the bottom of each page, unless it's at the top.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

gygax, those are truly beautiful.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:37 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hey Spencer I used to have a pair of those! Jack Purcell badminton shoes, right? I bought them in 1992 and the guy I bought them from was all "dude you're lucky you're getting these because Converse is going to stop making them forever. You should probably get more than one pair." And I was like "REALLY??!!?! But I don't have any more money!" And he looked at me sadly.

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

new new loves:

they are the cutest thing in the world.

cis (cis), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

Tracer: I didn't know they were for badminton!! I love them and in fact also have a pair of all-whites. They're easy to track down and Converse still makes them. My favorite thing about them is the little "KITT" eye slit in front! They're like slightly fancier All-Stars!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 8 February 2005 23:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

According to the men's style mag I just read at Gatwick, everyone and their babymama has customised those in time for the spring.
I'm not sure how "everyone" can have customised them as there are only 4000 pairs available worldwide. They are not regular superstars, they are the anniversary edition, coming with stencils, pens & different laces. Not sure what your point was anyway.

Cis, I have these ones..

Hi gygax, how goes it? Any nice pickups lately?

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 09:34 (9 years ago) Permalink

spencer's transformation into larry david is hitting full steam! :P

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 10:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hello Pink, it was a casual remark. Are you really that desperate to DIY, incidentally?

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 14:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

xpost back to my own thread: the saddle oxfords are black and white, not that ickle brown.

tracer: thnx!

does anyone else check out people's shoes before anything else on others? i think i'm kinda shoe-ist.

ai lien (kold_krush), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 15:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

Hello Pink, it was a casual remark. Are you really that desperate to DIY, incidentally?
I got the adicolors for nothing, so that I could customise them. Besides, if not, it's just another pair of superstars.

does anyone else check out people's shoes before anything else on others? i think i'm kinda shoe-ist.
I always do this, but I am checking their trainers!

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 16:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

have we made the twin peaks reference yet?

Amateur(ist) (Amateur(ist)), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 16:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

Dear Pink, please customise your shoes with condoms. Then wear them while sporting an eye patch, pirate hat and dungarees. TEH BOMB

Deerninja B4rim4, Plus-Tech Whizz Kid (Barima), Wednesday, 9 February 2005 20:40 (9 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
Slightly reversing the formula here, anyone interested in these?

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

For Amateurist:

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

from Texas, I couldn't resist!

No-one had told me how comfortable they were!

Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:49 (9 years ago) Permalink

ooh, mark, they're nice!

Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 14:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

Probably a bit big for you, though :/ I love your cowboy boots! I've always kinda secretly wanted a pair...

Here's a pic, for those who couldn't be arsed to click the link (I'm selling them as they're just too small):

Markelby (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

PF flyers

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:03 (9 years ago) Permalink

i bought a pair of these in low-cut:

mark p (Mark P), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 15:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

I have those terminators, in greener green and no yellow.

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

PF flyers are the othopaedic shoe?

cozen (Cozen), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 17:24 (9 years ago) Permalink

PF flyers are very very comfy indeed, in the USA I got these:

but with a burgundy trim, as well as a pair of old school nike airs in grey and blue with reflective recessed dots in the heel for a mere thirty dollars, couldn't really refuse them!

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 19:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

my cowboy boots are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own.

Miss Misery (thatgirl), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 19:47 (9 years ago) Permalink

I'm too much of an Adidas fanboy.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 19:55 (9 years ago) Permalink

nice, I was going to get some nastases too while over as classic adidas are so ridiculously cheap over there right now what with the exchange rate, but my size was out.

Go on sites like footlocker or champs (or my favourite - dicks sporting goods) and there's loads of good adidas, most ship to the UK too and it seems to be dollars for pounds

Porkpie (porkpie), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 19:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

a drunk homeless dude followed me around for about two minutes tonight pointing at my feet and screaming "YELLOWBOOTSYELLOWBOOTSMYNIGGAYELLOWBOOTSYELLOWBOOOOOOOOOOOTS"

mark p (Mark P), Thursday, 21 April 2005 02:26 (9 years ago) Permalink

I just bought these

and these

Allyzay do not obtain to make download of yours MP3 (allyzay), Thursday, 21 April 2005 02:31 (9 years ago) Permalink

Mm shiny.

Here's a job for the bored: find me pics of either pale blue-green or cream shoes, since I still haven't found any for my wedding. I prefer round toes and a small heel. Ta!

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:16 (9 years ago) Permalink

They do them in a fresh green as well. No heel but very very comfortable...

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:33 (9 years ago) Permalink

More balllerinas, but is it the right shade of blue-green?

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:35 (9 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Liz! I have seen both of those in the flesh I think. Normally I love that style, but I've decided that my skirt's length makes my calves look fat unless I have at least a BIT of heel. But I don't want to be taller than Matt. Sigh.

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:36 (9 years ago) Permalink

Have you thought about sexy but low foot-exposing sandals? The calf issue would be lessened, I'd have thought.

Example:

Liz :x (Liz :x), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

Could work! (I do have some surprisingly nice back-up flat shoes I got for £8 in Primark, if all else fails...)

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:42 (9 years ago) Permalink

If you don't mind foot exposure, how about these?

Madchen (Madchen), Thursday, 21 April 2005 07:56 (9 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

This pair of Clarks is my first step away from old-man/comfort shoes in a long time. Mine look different than above -- the band down the side is a darker brown than the rest of the shoe.

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 04:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

Those are very nice shoes indeed.

I still do not have wedding shoes. Matt has TWO pairs of wedding shoes. Grr.

Oh, and I saw this book on Saturday and thought of james and Pinkpanther:

:)

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 07:39 (9 years ago) Permalink

nathalie's baby (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 07:44 (9 years ago) Permalink

Haha Archel, we went to the launch party for that book. Some friends of ours are responsible for it! :-)

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 08:12 (9 years ago) Permalink

Haha, but of course :)

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 08:20 (9 years ago) Permalink

;-)

PinXorchiXoR (Pinkpanther), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 08:57 (9 years ago) Permalink

I bought the one on the right (and only $39!):

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 10:07 (9 years ago) Permalink

$39 for one shoe?

Hurting (Hurting), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 12:50 (9 years ago) Permalink

I ONLY HAVE ONE LEG YOU INSENSITIVE BASTARD

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 17 May 2005 13:13 (9 years ago) Permalink

5 months pass...
I bought these in black leather yesterday. I love them!

Mädchen (Madchen), Monday, 17 October 2005 11:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

whoah, they're great. i really like the brown suede actually. still guess that's a bit impractical for winter. my new sneakers are still hurting me, incidentally.

sfxxxx, Monday, 17 October 2005 11:19 (9 years ago) Permalink

got these from a new and shockingly good trainer store which has opened in Dublin.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 17 October 2005 11:41 (9 years ago) Permalink

my annual pair.

bingo (Chris V), Monday, 17 October 2005 11:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

Ronan, if it's so shockingly good why did you get the only ugly ones? hahaahahaha Sorry, I had to make a bad joke. They look great.

nathalie, a bum like you (stevie nixed), Monday, 17 October 2005 11:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

I wanted to escape the hegemony of white, uncomfortable adidas

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 17 October 2005 11:45 (9 years ago) Permalink

has anyone seen a pair of those black adidas micropacer reissues? they are so so so hot, however they're also about four times what I'd pay for sneakers.

haitch (haitch), Monday, 17 October 2005 11:54 (9 years ago) Permalink

They are nice and soft and felt-y feeling.

n/a (Nick A.), Monday, 17 October 2005 14:01 (9 years ago) Permalink

I got a pair of these recently and dig 'em. But they're made of mesh which is sort of a problem in my extremely cold climate.

joygoat (joygoat), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 01:02 (9 years ago) Permalink

no one ever got my Leo Johnson joke

Roxymuzak, Mrs. Carbohydrate (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 03:43 (9 years ago) Permalink

"New shoes" in the voice of LJ is a common phrase in my household.

And I'm getting these (already have red and blue ones just like them). The person who designed them has my eternal love.

Andy_K (Andy_K), Tuesday, 18 October 2005 13:00 (9 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
not enough

kingfish hobo juckie (kingfish 2.0), Friday, 18 November 2005 05:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

won't the sparkles come off? i had red sparkly sunglasses and every time i took them off i had sparkles on my face!

oh ilx my lionheart (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 18 November 2005 05:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

ask dorothy.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 18 November 2005 05:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

SURRENDER DOROTHY

oh ilx my lionheart (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 18 November 2005 05:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

dorothy, i'm sure, would've been a lot more confident wearing those instead.

hstencil (hstencil), Friday, 18 November 2005 05:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

stupid picture. here they are sans link. they come in black patent leather too but that seems kinda boring in comparison.

sunny successor (he hates my guts, we had a fight) (katharine), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i dont know how the sparkles would stay on. i guess theyre not the running down dirty alleys type shoes. very festive though, no?

sunny successor (he hates my guts, we had a fight) (katharine), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

i have shiny black vinyl shoes that look exactly like those, but sans glitter.

oh ilx my lionheart (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

say, what's the difference between vinyl and patent leather?

oh ilx my lionheart (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

the leather?

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

i'm not even entirely sure what "patent" leather is!

oh ilx my lionheart (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think it's just leather with some kind of high gloss lacquer on it isn't it? reminds me of going to mass when i was a little tacker and wearing frilly socks.

gem (trisk), Friday, 18 November 2005 06:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

Vinyl is a synthetic material.

Patent just means glossy finish. But of course patent leather could mean it's real/fake leather, you'd have to ask.

I think the shoes are VERY kah-ute.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Friday, 18 November 2005 09:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i thought it just meant glossy. its mostly used in kids shoes. those lucky little bastards get all the good stuff. anyway, here's the pl version:

sunny successor (he hates my guts, we had a fight) (katharine), Friday, 18 November 2005 17:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
OMG shoe dilemma! I want some New Balances, but they're all so nice!!

Please vote for any of the ones below. The solid colour ones are all suede.

Markelby (Mark C), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

wish there were more good shoes I could find

RJG (RJG), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

I need new shoes, but isn't it a drag to buy new shoes during winter? There will be no honeymoon period, they'll get all slushy and salty as soon as I walk out there door.

Jordan (Jordan), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

definitely the blue. runners up: green then purple/tan

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 vote for the penultimate pair.

the others are too purple/pink and the blue is too boring.

ah. xpost

StanM (StanM), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

Personally, I like the greeny/brown ones that are second from the right. (though it's hard to tell the colour on this laptop screen.) or the blue ones, but I would say that because I love blue suede shoes. (I'm wearing a pair myself right now!)

Kate Classic (kate), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

i like the purple ones or the 2nd ones in from the left.

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

are the second pair from the left brown and purple? its hard to tell

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

most recent acquisition:

i love them so much i even put up with snow coming in the peep toes when i go out to my car. i think i have an addiction.

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

durrr....

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

oooh! wedge heels. I hope to own these soon:

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

oooh very cute!
i got some cheap wedge boots, too, to tide me over til i find something better...

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

i like those and i especially like how dramatically arched the wedge is on the first pair. very foxy.

are wedges the same shoes they used to call 'clogs' in the 70s, or are clogs (no, not dutchy clogs) something else altogether?

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

i think clogs generally have the chunky heel but it's usually at much less of an angle

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 12 December 2005 19:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh wait.

sunny successor (katharine), Monday, 12 December 2005 19:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

i'm speechless.

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 12 December 2005 19:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

i got some dark grey (not suede) new balances today. they are awesome.

hstencil (hstencil), Monday, 12 December 2005 23:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

think the first new balance are the best, I nearly got them once.

Ronan (Ronan), Monday, 12 December 2005 23:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

should I get these??

turboalbino (haitch), Monday, 12 December 2005 23:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like the box!

StanM (StanM), Monday, 12 December 2005 23:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

Is that a digital clock? I'd like them with laces but then, no clock :(

I think I have narrowed it down to the blue or the brown/ochre. The green (my favourite colour) are a bit muddy, the brown, just don't fancy them, and the orange/white/black I do love but think I'd tire of quickly.

Markelby (Mark C), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 14:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

my friend has those adidas, but in a sort of matte gold without the clock. they're so hot. i go into an insane covetous rage everytime i see them.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 14:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

wouldnt that be a pedometer? you know, for people who use athletic shoes for athletic activities?

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 15:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

i don't know if there's a pedometer function, but when the model was first introduced they were special edition 'originals', not 'performance' - ie not for serious sport use.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 15:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

should I get these??

No, I really dislike the top of that trainer.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 13 December 2005 15:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

guy says those are guy's...don't think we'll have your size...good thing I pressured him because sure enough he had a 6.5

Thea (Thea), Wednesday, 14 December 2005 00:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

Just got these, some of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned.

Jena (JenaP), Thursday, 22 December 2005 18:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, people, I just bought 6 pairs of shoes. None of them are really useful when there's a solid coating of snow & ice all the way down Franklin Street but fuck that. Who needs practical when you can have four-inch stacked heels? In gold lame. Not shown below cos I can't find a photo.


Laurel (Laurel), Friday, 23 December 2005 03:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

Whoops! Forgot these:

Laurel (Laurel), Friday, 23 December 2005 03:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

Just strap these babies on and your good to go.

http://stefanostadal.homedns.org/images/hw/equip/crampons.jpg

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 23 December 2005 04:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

oops.

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 23 December 2005 04:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

I took my niece shoe shopping for her Christmas present, and she picked out some very nice magenta suede maryjanes with navy daisies sewn onto them. For a two year old, she has great fashion sense. ;-) Her mom told us that we are two peas in a pod, because both my niece and I are addicted to cheese, stickers, and new shoes. Heh.

lyra (lyra), Friday, 23 December 2005 04:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

that is so cute! i love little kid shoes and clothing!

i am jonesing for these reeeaaalllly badly right now but alas i can not afford them for $115 :-(

tres letraj (tehresa), Friday, 23 December 2005 06:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

http://www.shoes.com/productimages/shoes_ia62931.jpg

The link missed a g.

Those shoes are so cute!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Friday, 23 December 2005 08:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

weird... the image in my post shows up for me...

tres letraj (tehresa), Friday, 23 December 2005 08:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Really? Mine gave me an error page. Well, whatever, I really like'em!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Friday, 23 December 2005 08:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

me too!!! i wish i could have them!!!

tres letraj (tehresa), Friday, 23 December 2005 08:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

and, hilariously, they are from the j lo line of shoes!

tres letraj (tehresa), Friday, 23 December 2005 08:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

i just got these in black suede:

http://www.ninewest.com/s?namespace=catalog&origin=viewall_category.jsp&event=p.shoe&pid=11836&cid=1044#

i'm going to fall on my ass.

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 26 December 2005 18:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

fun!

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 26 December 2005 18:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

Rowr! I love those!

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Monday, 26 December 2005 18:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

i had stripey socks on when i was trying them. i stretched out my legs in front of me, and i looked like the wicked witch crushed under the house.

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 26 December 2005 18:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

hmmm those j lo wedges are down to $89 on macy's.... i am thinking possible early bday present to myself?!

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 26 December 2005 18:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hahahaha, perfect.

I bought these today - £3!!

I'm going to wear them in the summer with my red wannabe 50s bathing suit.

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Monday, 26 December 2005 18:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

marianna, those are so cute!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Monday, 26 December 2005 19:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

lovely. i found a similar pair in red a while back that i unfortunately had to return due to heel-chafing.

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 26 December 2005 19:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

marianna, those are so hot! what a great color! and i imagine you will look quite amazing in a red bathing suit and those because you look hot in everything (at least that's what your wdyll pics tell me).

tres letraj (tehresa), Monday, 26 December 2005 19:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
I splurged at the weekend and bought these in maroon. The sole and heels are rubbery, and it feels like I’m bouncing along the road


Vicky (Vicky), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Gorgeous!

Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

those hot chiffon bow shoes lauren got up thread are now $29.99-$39.99.

i know it says theyre suede but looking at the pictures only the brown looks suede. i want to get the red. im sure that patent leather though. anyone?

link again: http://www.ninewest.com/s?namespace=catalog&origin=viewall_category.jsp&event=p.shoe&pid=11836&cid=1044#

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

those are leather. for some reason the only color available in suede on the nine west site is brown. they have more suede options instore. i still love them but those heels are HIGH, y'all. strictly for cab nights.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

They certainly look like patent to me!

Panther Pink (Pinkpanther), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 15:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

Plain and simple.

Df'nM (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like those Df'n'M

adamrl (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well thank you!

Df'nM (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

I second that! Very nice!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 16:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

i got these from urban outfitters for 10 bucks. i love ugly shoes.

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 11 January 2006 21:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

I never got those silver adidas. but today I got these:

chocolate orgone accumulator (haitch), Saturday, 14 January 2006 09:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

converse?

sunny successor (katharine), Saturday, 14 January 2006 14:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

yes! all-star "premiere".

chocolate orgone accumulator (haitch), Saturday, 14 January 2006 15:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

I forgot to update the thread back in September. I bought these to replace my almost 20-year-old Raichles that no longer fit with 2 pairs of socks and had started to come apart and aren't made anymore.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Saturday, 14 January 2006 17:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

I thought about getting Onitsuka Tigers, but those things have paper-thin soles, and I'd probably walk through them in 6 months. Instead, I got these for walking/vacation-running purposes.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Saturday, 14 January 2006 17:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Have had a good shoe-haul lately. One pair of Etniesplus suede/cut-pattern leather slouch boots from a limited edition and another pair of their sneakers as booty on press trip, vintage dead-stock Mary Jane heels from charity shop over the road, and black pair and red pair of Bob Marley brand (chortle) mary-jane flats that look like en pointe shoes for some ballet urbain.

suzy (suzy), Saturday, 14 January 2006 18:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

I ordered these boots the other day for my trip to Orlando later this month to see the Black Crowes play their first gig of the New Year, which is, coincidentally, also the last one before they head off to play some dates in the UK & Europe. They were absolutely amazing at The Fillmore this past August, so I've decided to seize upon my last chance to see them live again (for a while, anyway). This will be my first time in Florida and my first time flying solo. All very exciting! :) Hopefully it won't rain and I'll be able to wear my new suede boots to the show. Forecasts have been looking good so far. Fingers crossed...

Mama Roux, Saturday, 14 January 2006 18:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Markelby (Mark C), Monday, 6 February 2006 12:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

I bought the same a couple of weeks in blue and orange! I love them but they're a fucker to keep clean.

Kv_nol (Kv_nol), Monday, 6 February 2006 12:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

I am very tempted to get some white pumas. I recently those a McQueen Puma in a mag. Really nice but I'm not sure if it'll be this pair of the other white pumas. What to do! :-)

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Monday, 6 February 2006 13:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

markleby, those shoes look like something jeff goldblum would wear!

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Monday, 6 February 2006 16:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
man, i still want those j-lo wedges. sigh.

anyway, i got these for $12 the other day!

the sides are this teal velvety fabric and the toes and heels and straps are embossed leather. pretty!

tehresa (tehresa), Sunday, 26 February 2006 06:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
2 new pairs!

and


although I think mine are a little darker than these, so comfy though - like slippers!

Porkpie (porkpie), Monday, 20 March 2006 19:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

mmm, new shoes.

ohmyGOD I want to go shoe shopping so badly. I've never owned wedges (!) but find myself loving Marianna's and Tehresa's upthread. The right wedges are remarkably solid and practical! I want something like this for summer:

Though I also kind of want something like this:

because I am clearly mental and Mtl fashion has gotten into my brain but not erroded twee-part + I would be 6 feet tall.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Monday, 20 March 2006 20:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

Any alternatives to chucks? My umpteenth pair are on the verge of collapsing and I fancy a change. I'm looking for something that'll work with skinny Levi's, preferably with a hi/mid top. Any ideas?

Ben Dot (1977), Thursday, 30 March 2006 11:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

I suggest adidas superstars, aka shell-toes. Still rocking the old school hoops flavor, but with some Run DMC cred thrown in.

Big Loud Mountain Ape (Big Loud Mountain Ape), Thursday, 30 March 2006 15:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

no

ai lien (kold_krush), Thursday, 30 March 2006 15:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

shelltoes with skinny jeans... dear god.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 30 March 2006 15:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

classic vans high top, maybe.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 30 March 2006 15:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

Man, I shouldn't read this thread. As soon as I get a new job I'm going to go out and buy three pairs of shoes to celebrate. These are the hungry years...

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 30 March 2006 15:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

hey who's been designing his own air max 90s?

oh it's me!

http://nikeid.com

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Thursday, 30 March 2006 15:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

i got these the other day

not as exciting as they are practical, but still pretty i think.

tehresa (tehresa), Thursday, 30 March 2006 16:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
I bought these yesterday. They have a hint of the roman, without looking stupid and they're comfy for walking to work, which is what I really care about now I'm over 30 /irony

Mädchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 14:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

i am ordering these in one week

andrew m. (andrewmorgan), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

oops! i made some vans too!

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

the box that had my hot pink & checkerboard stripe vans in it came yesterday! almost like getting new shoes (and cheaper).

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

and then there is the joy of hypothetical vans

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

I bought two pairs of shoes. One is lacey with some plastic flowers on'em and they are PERFUMED!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

sadly the palm tree print has been discontinued.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

These have made me happy for several weeks now.

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh Robyn, those red wedges you posted above? I have that shoe but with the skinny heel and they are SUPER COMFY. Nice big toebox cos they're so rounded and the ankle strap means no strain to keep them on yr feet. GO FOR IT.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

andrew m's shoes look very andrew m. which is a good thing.

ive been searching for the perfect pair of red maryjanes for years now and I finally found them on ebay. italian leather, tie up strap. very 70s.

here's the catch - since that 70s show is done, fox has been selling off the shows wardrobe and props. these shoes i bought were worn by 'donna' in the school prom/tornado episode where donna and eric hang out with aerosmith. seems i have the same size 'giants feet' as laura prepon. theyre in good condition and have no marks expect for 'DONNA' written on the soles. can I still wear them or should they be encased in bulletproof glass and adored from afar?

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

there's a question you don't come across every day.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

Got a couple of weeks ago. Breaking in nicely, but the laces are too long (which is weird when wearing 16s).

Chairman Doinel (Charles McCain), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wear them. You'll get more enjoymen that way, and when people compliment you, you can tell them an awesome story.

(xpost)

Safety First (pullapartgirl), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

I was going to ask.. Who makes those red wedges? Supercute!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 15:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

i want these, but in black instead of dark brown (strap color remains the same). if anyone wants to loan me $800, i'd be very grateful.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

x-post
ive seen those brown/turquoise ones before. very hot. charles david, maybe.

xx-post
pagirl, yeah thats what i figure. i mean this isnt mila kunis we're talking about!

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ohmigod, Lauren, I want those, too. But I would want the straps to be black, as well. Otherwise it looks a bit like bandaids holding your feet together.

Vernon Jackson (kate), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

rtcotm (mwah), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

have you seen them in person? the straps actually look really good in that pale color, and moreover i don't think vw does the flat kind in solid black (though you can get high-heeled versions).

xpost

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

LAUREN STOP LOOKING AT WINTER SHOES. I don't care what WWD sez. Plus I haven't even thought about sandals for the upcoming two-month heatwave.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't know what the red wedges are! I can't find them on zappos again :( (and apparently zappos doesn't even ship to canada (wha?) so I shall remain in my shoe-fantasy world as per.) Laurel will let us know though, I hope.
xpost

totally wear the donna shoes! but not a lot. (this is also a good excuse for having lots of other shoes.)
xpost

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, I'm starting to worry about going all fetishy because I'm starting to lust after boots like this:

Vernon Jackson (kate), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

laurel, black boots are year-round. i am SO NOT a "summer shoe" person.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

xpost - I like that second pair - equestrian, with a touch of motorcycle/pirate!

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm not really a "flat shoe" person but I can do strappy summer things okay, I just need arch support FULL-TIME so at least a 1.5 or 2" heel (or more!). Obv I could drool over Sigerson Morrison all day but no joy due to budget.

The maker of those red wedges and assorted similar designs is "Bronx." They're a sort of average shoe-ghetto level of brand but they do good work here and there and I really love my bronzey leather version of those heels.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yes, they are motorcycle cop boots.

I have a pair of motorcycle/engineers boots, but they don't have nearly enough buckles on them. Or go high enough.

Vernon Jackson (kate), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

These are Bronx, too, but I think I could go for them!

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

My last shoe:

Man Man (kenan), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh Via Spiga, how you tempt me:

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Try, try again:

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

whoa! oh ye smaller people with the luxury of wearing the chunky crazy shoes and still looking cute/great. (though i guess i could pull if off with a just-below-the-knee skirt. prob not.)

i don't normally like steve m@adden but i'm into these:

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

also, gabrie11a rocha in cute colours! (and realllly high heel)

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Robyn, I think you are hardly a giant among women -- embrace yr statuesque-iosity!

Caution re the rope platforms above: the heel might jam your poor toe junction mercilessly into that thong. Also, the back strap doesn't buckle, it only has elastic, and that elastic WILL wear out. Granted it's only like $5 to have replaced but y'know, it's just one more thing.

Blue fishtail-y wedges are purdy!

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, you are smart about the architecture of shoes.
And yeah, hells, I'm just shy of 5'8, you are right. Living in QC really skews one's perspective though. Small-people land.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 16:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have the Bronx wedges, but in aqua blue. They're great!

Eva van Rein (Gaia1981), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 17:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

my latest:

I'm hgoing to pick up some brown slip-on Vans for summer soon, I did see some nice perforated leather ones in NYC but none in my size and colour preference :(

Porkpie (porkpie), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 17:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

I bought:
, , , , , and recently. Problem with finding all these photos is I just found about 3 more pairs I want on the website and am having a hard time unjustifying the purchase since it's freaking Payless.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

i thought laurel's reddish brown ones above were going to be an ally post. purty hot.

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

I only WISH the reddish-brown ones were available at Payless prices. Le sigh of unpaid-electric-bill-having.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

Guys there is a very limited but still intriguing CREATE YOUR OWN SHOE option at SteveMadden.com all of a sudden. It's only a couple of styles but this can keep me occupied for days.

xpost seriously dudes check out the Payless website, they have a lot of pretty cute things there lately??? I'm kind of loving these ones right this exactly moment:

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

no wait that's not right, these ones:

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

OH! Yeah I hate the baby-blue flowery ones but I dig the straps & rivets on that striped-heel version!! ;)

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 18:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

They had ones in the window that looked similar to the Via Spigas up thread, about 2 months ago. Oh you know what so did...maybe...Target? Or something like that. I don't really like straps like that though so I didn't pay enough attention, I've had shoes like that and whenever I got drunk I always kind of thought they made me feet look disconnected from my legs so I ended up throwing them out!! The things I did when I had money.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hah. I tried on a pair at DSW a year ago that were amazingly well-balanced and with the heel centered right where my weight goes and with a perfect angle of arch, but the materials were crappy and i could see the edges were going to fray and I wasn't interested in shoes that were going to show their lack of quality. But I do like that cross-in-front strap.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

"no one ever got my Leo Johnson joke"

haha - I did I did! first thing I thought of when I saw the thread title.

Shakey Mo Collier (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

What is with mid-price (meaning between $50-$150) designers recently and the utterly shit construction of the shoes? I think that's why I finally just gave up and started doing the Payless/Target thing more regularly. When the freaking heel breaks or it scuffs or frays (which actually hasn't happened too much to me with any of 'em yet, though I am notorious for grinding down the heel of any shoe) I don't feel bad TOSSING them, plus I don't feel bad in 3 months when I'm like "Why did I purchase orange plaid shoes again?" getting rid of 'em.

The cross in front strap seems better to me on more delicate shoes, I guess, something about the really thick straps doesn't work on me very well. Maybe I have fat ankles!!!!

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ally yr taste in shoes is like a collision between my sister's and my own -- in fact, that's true in many ways. It's like they made one prototype and then decided it was naturally unstable and separated it into two models from then on. Except I might be older than you so that doesn't work. But you know what I mean.

Fat? Ankles? FAT?? Shut up, Legs Malone.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

I wear the tar out of heels but luckily you can have the lifts replaced for like $8 a pair. SMILEY COBBLER FACE.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

irritating. i bought a pair of black suede boots for $190 last fall which lasted for five months before developing an unfixable hole in the heel seam. the $30 replacement pair seems sturdier. what gives?

xpost

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

I tried the Steve Madden make your own shoe thing online, but ended up kind of underwhelmed with the result. Upthread, I really like the reddish-brown ankle strap wedges Lauren posted and the orange ones Ally posted.

what do y'all think of this one? they're on sale...http://images.ninewest.com/images/products/FEWDOZENR.BERDMPAPD.jpg

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

I would totally buy those in like 5 seconds if I could.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

god, I know, right? they're 39.99 on the Nine West website. stupid car insurance bill.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

i've never bought shoes at payless! but in the past week i've asked more than one person about their shoes and they've whispered "payless" back to me. i'm kind of excited about this development and will be visiting a payless soon, possibly under cover of darkness.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh shit $39.99????????

I am really coming to the point where I find it harder and harder to justify paying large amounts of money on shoes. I wear them down tremendously, make no effort to take care of them, and then really just don't have the attention span to remember to get them fixed before the heel etc gets tooooo manky.

Doesn't stop me from going through Bluefly hoping for some mispriced Jimmy Choos to show up eventually but hell if I'm paying even $200 for them.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

The lovely Emma B bought some lovely buttery brown leather boots recently that went up almost to the knee. Unfortunately, the luscious leather they were made with was "permanently" fused to some kind of custom rubber heel that decided to CRACK and SPLIT after like three months of London walking and no cobbler would fix them. Perfectly good boots, otherwise!!

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh man I should not have looked at the nine west website


The dark red ones!!

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

I know what you mean, Ally. I guess there are people who spend, like $400 on a pair of shoes, and when I'm looking on Zappos or whatever, I'll sometimes get seduced and be like, hey, it's 50% off, that means it's only...$200...okay, I still can't do that.

but 39.99 is reasonable! you should get them, since I can't.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

these ones too

shit.

xpost I know. I often get influenced by the percentage-off number, and not the actual price actually. More so with clothes than with shoes but I tend to hang onto clothes a lot longer than shoes so I justify it to myself, yet still I'm sitting here like "Why DID I buy those thigh high stiletto boots again?"

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm in lust with the red patent leather series Tara Subkoff did for Easy Spirit. EASY SPIRIT. Mein gott.
http://www.easyspirit.com/s?namespace=catalog&origin=viewall_category.jsp&event=p.shoe&pid=12780&cid=45001#

XP: yeah but you have to take care of shoes! I mean, you don't HAVE to in which case yeah, keep buying ones you won't miss and everyone's happy. But I like finding that $200 pair of Italian boots for $20 (TRUE STORY) at DSW and even over the LIFE of the pair of shoes I probably won't pay the orig price for re-heeling/re-soleing/polishes. And the construction is gorgeous. It's just a terrible idea for "event" shoes cos you never know what you'll find or when.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

ha, oh god. i remember looking for boots a few years ago and i saw a really sick pair under the easy spirit sign and went over to investigate. they were tara s. designed, and i nearly had a heart attack when i flipped them over to check the price - like $600. for easy spirits!

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

god, patent leather is so gorgeous. why don't I have more patent leather shoes? those are beautiful, and they must feel like a SNEAKER, which is amazing.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

YUMMY. Okay, $240 worth of yummy.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

Those are super cute, Laurel. Tho when the hell did Easy Spirit become so expensive????????????? err xpost...

In terms of the rest of your post, if you find things like that then yeah totally do it and totally take care of them! What I'm talking about, basically, is shoes that the LIFE of them, for me, is going to be a year, max (and even then yeah, I often have the same thing Lauren mentions, the expensive pair gets jacked and then the cheapy replacement I buy out of necessity for rest-of-season holds up), I just...dunno. I'm nowhere near (meaning metro-able as I don't have a car) a DSW, btw, that I know of, so my only current outlet (ha ha ha etc) is the internet which is surprisingly kind of crap for this kind of thing. :(

Anyway my credit card was saved for another day as the two shoes I wanted on Nine West did not come in my size.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

YUMMY =

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

those dark red nine wests are CUTE. i have this 70s leather coat that would look awesome with them.

and that is a very sad story about boots :(

those easy spirits are crazy!

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh, i meant the crazy patent ones.
those ones are totally GREAT.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

LAUREN THE BOOTS MIGHT BE ON SALE NOW LOOKY HERE:

http://www.easyspirit.com/s?namespace=catalog&origin=viewall_category.jsp&event=p.shoe&pid=11771&cid=45001

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

THOSE ARE AWESOME

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

you know what trend of the season needs to die? all those elaborate Roman-inspired sandals:

ugh.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

thanks, laurel, but those aren't the ones.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of boots: hey people who aren't Ally, can you actually zip normal boots over yr calves? Lauren, I'm looking at you, doll. I've had boots stretched before but you can only do so much and the options in plus-sized shaft territory are often dire. I can't TELL YOU how many pairs of beautiful boots I've put back because they didn't couldn't be zipped further than my ankles.

Maybe not, but there are two or three other boot styles? Perhaps none of them are right but worth a try? http://www.easyspirit.com/s?namespace=catalog&origin=viewall_category.jsp&event=pg.shoe&cid=45001&viewall=yes

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

WHY ARE THOSE EASY SPIRITS SO EXPENSIVE? i WANT :( :(

i have a fucking hell of a time finding shoes i like. seriously, i have three pairs of shoes right now and they are all cheap crap that are wearing out. i have this crazy theory that every pair of shoes makes me look fat. which seems a little weird. BUT I SWEAR.. ITS TRUE.

i've dreamt of rubies! (Mandee), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, that's my biggest shoe tragedy. knee-length boots never zip over my calves, which are apparently monstrous. I've had a Lumiani pair on Zappo's recommended to me, but I can't find it right now. once I bought a wide-calf pair from J.Crew online, though, and they still didn't zip over my calves. the shame!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

I KNOW! Why so expensive, cute shoes??

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

i don't have problems getting boots on, unless they're exceptionally narrow. if stretching doesn't work, i'm not sure what else to suggest.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

laurel hit the lace ups or those material boots, you know with the stretchy black material. i like the zip and lace numbers myself. nice snug fit.

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

I MEAN, hell, TARA SUBKOFF ISNT A REALLY BIG CELEB name, is she!? we saw her cameltoe in "FREEWAY" - big DEAL.

i've dreamt of rubies! (Mandee), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh, I found the Lumiani boot:

they're $210...

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 19:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

it's weird because the Subkoff-designed clothes I've seen are heinous, but those shoes are beautiful.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

I have problems with having to put back boots because they are too big on top :(

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

would that we could all get our boots custom-made. it seems like they exist to make everyone feel like their legs are just wrong.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

major xpost, but re: roman sandals:
They have to be done right and be in the right colour b/c they can so easily look really cheap. But I'm kind of into them. I've been watching Rome though, so I also want to dress in gauzy drapery and wear really big jewelery these days.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I really really don't like stretchy boots. And I do love ridiculous paratrooper boots for actual snow and shit-kicking but lace-ups are not for dress-up in my world. I know, I know...none of the options are good.

(Ally darling, I know -- or I could have guessed because I know other people with the slender little gams. I'm sorry for your boot suffering as well as my own.)

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

There are some YSL semi-wedge heels and they are my overwhelming iirrational shoe need, for £400. No way.

suzy (suzy), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

custom-made everything = one of my DREAMS.

i mean, that plus world peace.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've seen really nice Roman sandals, but the pair I posted seem to go overboard in a characteristic way, which is just ugly.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

nein danke.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

i'm just anti-sandal, i think.

lauren (laurenp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

:(

I've kind of gotten used to it, having to occasionally wear boots that look too big, like a little kid in their parents clothes. The other way is worse, I think. What I don't understand is why they don't make boots with shafts in various sizes. They can make the foot part itself various sizes so why don't they offer narrow, medium, and wide for the top? Does anyone do this? It seems weird to assume that because someone has a size 7 foot, they have smaller calves than someone with a size 11 foot.

I am very much not a roman sandal type.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

heh. or the pair Chloe Sevigny is wearing here, which, I mean, what?

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

there are wide-shaft (dirty!) boots, but they are often in a different, uglier style than regular ones, for some reason. I believe there are special narrow ones, too; have you checked Zappos, Ally?

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

What the hell is that girl ever wearing on her body.

I have actually not checked Zappos but I am loading it right now!

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh noes, cuet!!!

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, Ally, I know -- I wear like a 7 in the foot but I apparently I have the calves that ate Tokyo or something. I mean, what?? They don't SEEM that big! It's muscle, because I DO STUFF, okay! Jesus. The most annoying part is that, with certain exceptions, the more rarified and chi-chi the designer/house, the narrower or skinnier things will be. For instance, Charles David and Anne Klein make shoes on a WAY NARROWER last than, say, Aerosoles, as if not being long and narrow is "common" and eating is for peasants.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

that Sevigny photo needs to be sent to GoFugYourself on the double.

milo z (mlp), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah actually when I think "enormous legs" you aren't exactly the first person I think of, wtf? now I have this image in my mind of magic boots that shrink and expand on cue, to fuck with the tryer-oner.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

Also, the anthrolopogie site has tons of sandals so cute I want to eat them. Some are even sort of Roman in concept and I DON'T CARE I WANT THEM.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wide calf boot site. I got a great pair of Blondo's last winter. She gives the calf circumference measurements for the different shoe sizes.

Jaq (Jaq), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

heh. milo, I bit it from GoFugYourself.

that's totally true about the big-name designers designing shoes on the narrow. it sucks.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh, I've had to stop looking at Anthropologie shoes. so beautiful, so, like a million dollars a pair. I covet.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

ohmygod i want these

(i am enjoying this group shoeshopping thread)

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

God, I just love this thread!

I treated myself to some Marc Jacobs ballet flats this evening on the way home from work BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT, OK?

Oh, they're divine but I don't know how to post pictures (probably a good thing).

Lara (Lara), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I totally missed those red peep-toe wedges Ally posted upthread. that's the shoe I want. I mean, there are, like, fifty shoes I want, but those wedges are at the top of the list.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

They are stunning. I'm too lazy to read this thread (just gasping at the pictures) - where are the red ones from?

Lara (Lara), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

yes, those are totally great.

things i have learned today:
i really want blue wedge sandals.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

ok let's have a vote, I need a pair of red shoes to go with two dresses I purchased recently:

or or or

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

whoa life size shoes

I think the red peep toes are BCBG, unless you mean the 9 West ones.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

sigh. the Anthropologie shoes I currently long for:


the color!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

top pair

xpost

laurence kansas (lawrence kansas), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

I like the ankle strap ones, Ally, but you really can't go wrong with any of them. red shoes!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

ok those were the ones I was leaning towards :)

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well. It's impossible to tell without knowing what the dress looks like, stylistically, but I say buy the top pair, hands down. I hate the obviously plastic-y sole on the woven pair, I like the white top-stitching on pair #3 but overall they're too "Easter Sunday in East Grand Rapids"for me, and pair #4 seem awfully Euro, somehow. Maybe it's the really high vamp? I am partial to toe-cleavage and low-cut shoes. And I can't help feeling like that burnt red color is a few years old and you need something fresher for spring/summer. So rule out #4.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

Definitely the red ankle-strap with the peep-toe and cream piping. They look comfortable too.

Lara (Lara), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

the woven ones would be so great with a wooden wedge. it's sad really :(
and with red stitching, the low heeled ones would be so great too.
i agree with L about the last pair too.
oh, shoes...

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

I really liked the woven ones but the wedge is wrong, you guys are right, that was my misgiving about it too. The third pair I probably would've never purchased cos I never wear heels that low. I kind of like the shape of the 4th pair but see what you mean about the color (plus it'd kind of be the wrong shade of red anyway).

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

can anyone help me identify the style names for these adidas?
adidas

I WANT!

bell labs (bell_labs), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 20:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

This is the heel in question, there are many combinations but for longevity's sake something in black. DROOL.

suzy (suzy), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

that heel looks like it should be shouting "exterminate! exterminate!"
i like it.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

that's beautiful in the gold, suzy. are you sure you couldn't get a lot of use out of it in that color?

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've seen those! I like that it's so seamless looking, there's no visible stitching or fastening or complication -- it's sort a proto-shoe.

Also, those green patent slingbacks up above are ROWR.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

*sort OF, obv

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've seen about 10 different versions of the shoe with the heel, and I want a black one where my toes don't show. Yeah it may be £400 - I cannot believe that I am considering this but what the hey, there are upcoming HS reunion issues to be dealing with - I do believe that I can get one discount from work. Or a lend. The new fash ed is a BIG shoe girl.

suzy (suzy), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

okay, now that someone's called us out for being assholes in this thread, I need to post at least fifty more times.

much more affordable than my coveted green slingbacks:

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

I love love those, too! Am thinking of getting them for sister's wedding cos reception & dancing are outdoors and skinny heels won't do.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

get them, Laurel! they'd be perfect for an outdoor wedding and are some of the most reasonably-priced shoes Anthropologie has ever carried, I think. what color is your dress?

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

i was going to post those earlier! they're awesome!
xpost

i suppose this is what i mean about roman-inspired shoes that i like. just imagine them ON.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

(who called us assholes?)

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

well, I guess it's more like they called us frivolous. in the RUMPIE WORKS IN MY OFFICE thread. because, clearly, we claimed to be saving the world. that's why it's called the New Shoes thread.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

OH GAWD, Suzy, I tried to find the red patent ankle-strap pumps I linked to earlier for Ally's wedding, but the Easy Spirit stores in midtown had hardly any of the Subkoff line in stock and nothing in red. Then NO SOONER do I get back (after wearing something else entirely for the wedding) then I see one of the magazine girls in our caf wearing the very similar wedge pumps in red suede. I POUNCED on her and asked about 'em -- she said a friend at the mag got an early pair and passed them on. Damn you people! :)

The dresses are going to be hydrangea-blue linen, maybe with a slightly steely cast. I think the beigy-mustard will be a nice complement with the right pieces but I should go see the shoes in person.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

hahaha, New Shoes bring happiness ergo bring a kind of peace.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 21:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

my resolve is next time I buy shoes they will be rather expensive & I will look after them. I kinda dig some of Miss Sixty's shoes, the basic ones without lots of stupid trim and stuff. hot or not?


dar1a g (daria g), Tuesday, 9 May 2006 22:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've never, ever liked Miss Sixty stuff, as it's too expensive to be a good deal and too cheap/cheaply made to be a proper Expensive Shoe.

I saw a pair of YSLs at the shop where klepto stylists sell on things, for £250. I might go out to Bond Street etc and try a pair later, just for the hell of it.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 07:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

Miss Sixty is too expensive? WTF.

What the hell is that girl ever wearing on her body.

Chloe's style has gone totally bonkers. She's wearing oversized baby clothes.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 07:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

Their shoes are £70 here and are not as nice as the shoes in Office, for example, which are cheaper but of similar quality and are employing better designers. So not a great deal for the price, to me. I'd rather go to a sample sale and spend £100 on something from a higher-end designer because the £70 trendy, one or two-season shoe is a false economy.
Most of my shoes cost £30 BTW. Which reminds me, must go retrieve shoes from re-heeler.

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 08:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ugh, I know but somewhere along the line I got out of the habit of going to sample sales. I should start again!

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 11:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

According to this mornings Times, women spend on average £80,000 on footwear in their lifetime, which I found a bit difficult to believe. No figures for men though (~10-15 K I'd guess).

Billy Dods (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 12:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

ally the first red pair are gorgeous. those would be my choice.

fun fact: in australia shoes like that, with the strap around the ankle, are called "yank catchers". it dates back the the second world war when US soldiers would arrive here by ship. young ladies, hoping to catch an american man, would rush down to the docks to greet them wearing that same style shoe.

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

Since when were shoes called 'vans'?

the pinefox (the pinefox), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

the first official day of business was March 15, 1966, when the first Vans shoe store opened at 704 East Broadway in Anaheim, California.

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ally, I'd go with the first pair too.

If I had the money,

Mädchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

Or maybe

Mädchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:16 (8 years ago) Permalink

OK I purchased shoe #1, which was my preference too honestly, but it was also the most expensive pair so I was being all wishy washy. Then I remembered I actually spent $350 recently on two sets of underwear so really why am I fussing over $100 on shoes. oh, creditcards.

xpost oh I like those red ones!!!!

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh btw I'm just gonna say this, I clicked on that weird RUMPIE WORKS IN MY OFFICE thread to see what ppl were talking about, and it's just Mickey who is like pretty much one of the 5 worst people on ILX so don't worry about being called assholes by him. Just nod yr head, it's his last days before imprisonment.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

Like one of these?

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh cute!

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

For the benefit of PF: Vans are a brand of trainer.

I think I am going to get these as pretty work shoes, if I can a) fit them on my feet and b) scare up £40 out of nowhere:

Archel (Archel), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 13:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

Holy makkara, Toivo! (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 14:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oddly enough have just had my friend S4tind3r on the interweb mail asking me to compare the price of agnes b. sandals in London with the $250 they cost in NYC. She is to hang on to her cash and get them here. Crisis averted!

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 14:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

my friend j0hn got some new shoes last week

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 14:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

0 RLY?

suzy (suzy), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 14:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

it'5 true

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 14:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

D!ck, you're a good friend.

the pinefox (the pinefox), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 15:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

there is pretty much nowhere to buy shoes in DC that's not either very, very expensive (but very, very limited selection & mostly conservative) or nine west. I like those Tara Subkoff easy spirits though. some of the miss sixty at the zappos site are on major sale and only about $70, so.. hmm

dar1a g (daria g), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 17:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

DC people, there's a DSW in Pentagon Row! I know, Pentagon Row is kind of gross, but you can walk there from the Pentagon City Metro stop, right? if you're in an affordable-shoe-coveting pinch.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 17:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

also, yay, Ally bought the pretty shoes!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 17:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

I used to live at 9 West 46th St.

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 17:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

okay so

or

or

or none of the above?

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

do you have to buy shoes that look like that once every two months or something? The middle ones are utterly disgusting btw.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

the middle ones are my personal fave actually.

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

you are talking to a person who has basically decided that the only non-trainers he needs to buy from now on, with the possible exception of fancy dressemup footwear, are black doc martens, because they fall apart less often than other shoes, and I refuse to wear a brown belt.

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

The middle ones look like something a Republican 20-something would wear to work. After work he puts on his casual loafers and his striped shirt, collar flipped, and goes to the Front Page. V. not sexy.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'd get the middle ones! They're great!

paulhw (paulhw), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't really like shoes with laces to be totally honest.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

if any of them, the 3rd. first one is gawdawful.

otto midnight (otto midnight), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

The 3rd pair.

Holy makkara, Toivo! (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah 3rd is best out of those choices.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

wait I thought you hated slip-ons. now it's lace-ups?

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

I hate velcro.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah, 3rd pair

xpost - unfortunately I have no luck at DSW, I went and they didn't have my size (10) in anything cool

dar1a g (daria g), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 18:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

I guess this is as good a thread as any to ask what Ugg boots are and why they are so bad and hated.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

dude whats the matter with brown belts/shoes, tom?

john, come to georgetown - ill show you.

SQUARECOATS (plsmith), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well, I've been told I can also find out in Lincoln Park -- but being fairly blind to fashion in general puts me at a distinct disadvantage here.

jaymc (jaymc), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

RYUICHI SAKAMOTO - NEW BALANCE

JW (ex machina), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

I think European tastes are different - the middle pair is the only one that I would choose. It's hard to tell when you can't see how thinck the sole might be, though.

Lara (Lara), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

ally is right -- the 2d pair are FUGLY as fuck.

Eisbär (llamasfur), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

dude whats the matter with brown belts/shoes, tom?

I don't think anything is wrong with it, but I don't wear brown leather products, either. Black is slightly better, and easier to coordinate with other colors, and sometimes having limited fashion options is a blessing. Get yourself a couple pair of black shoes, a couple sturdy black belts, and go to work worry-free for years to come.

ally is right -- the 2d pair are FUGLY as fuck.

It's all the little holes. Too... I dunno... fancy pants or something. Like it's trying to be a doily.

sinful caesar sipped his snifter (kenan), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Not a doily - a *brogue*!

Lara (Lara), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

Whatever. Classic? Maybe. Silly? Yeah, kind of. It goes back to the days when being able to punch a bunch of holes in leather was really impressive.

sinful caesar sipped his snifter (kenan), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't remember those days! Prada have some exceptional men's shoes this seaon.

Lara (Lara), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:36 (8 years ago) Permalink

i'm a big fan of wingtips/brogues, actually.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

Tom, the first pair are shit-kickers masquerading as a men's dress shoe. Buy it if you MUST (if you visit, say, construction sites as a consultant and you need something heavier than a fine-soled dress shoe -- but I don't think you do this), or if Docs are your personal calling card, or if you're still in high school. Otherwise, buy a GROWN-UP DRESS SHOE.

Which brings us to #2 and #3, where it's really a matter of taste. I think you could do either, but maybe #3 is more consistent with your overall style and existing wardrobe? You might like a certain pair of shoes but it's much less helpful if they don't GO with anything.

Brogues might be more of a UK thing than a US one? I back 'em.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

They definitely would like cold ass stupid with Tom's current wardrobe. Unless you plan to upgrade yr fashion, Tom, you need to stick with #3 if you get any of those shoes at all.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

LOOK LIKE cold ass stupid, I mean. Gah end of day come quickly

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

docs can get away with it b/c they are docs. any other kinda shoe that tried that kind of thing would look dumb (HELLO SKETCHERS!!)

Eisbär (llamasfur), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

Look Tom just because I bought wingtips at a Baltimore thrift store the day of your wedding doesn't mean they're suddenly IN now, GAWD.

I used to have a pair of Sketchers' engineer boots. They fell apart after a year.

I say #3, too.

Tracey Hand (tracerhand), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 19:58 (8 years ago) Permalink

Leather soles -- C/D?

sinful caesar sipped his snifter (kenan), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 20:02 (8 years ago) Permalink

I guess this is as good a thread as any to ask what Ugg boots are and why they are so bad and hated.

oh jaymcpaws

it doesn't matter anyway b/c uggs are OVER. be happy in yr ignorance.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 21:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

if any of them, the 3rd. first one is gawdawful.

otm

gabbneb (gabbneb), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 21:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh and btw, i went to payless today and found NOTHING good. ohwell. and found nothing good in all the other shoestores i went into. i'm going to have to stop looking and then good shoes will come. but anyway, i spent money on a usb/sata drive enclosure today instead, which is totally, like, the opposite of blue wedge sandals (but still cool!).

one other thing: do nice sandals for men even exist?? (I am looking for a friend, who will probably end up in something godawful anyway. I have seen nothing nice.)

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 21:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Look Tom just because I bought wingtips at a Baltimore thrift store the day of your wedding doesn't mean they're suddenly IN now, GAWD.

Tracer are you trying to take credit for PAUL EATER'S procurement? I believe it is he who deserves the credit for what were, in fact, great shoes.

Inspired by this shoe thread, I stopped by Daisy Too or whatever the hell it is called (the shoe part in back has a different name! But it is the same shop so WTF?). A pair of kelly green pumps I had admired quite a while back--but at whose price I blanched--was on sale for 75% off! 75%!!! So I bought them, despite the fact they are too big. I plan to fix that with some inserts and heel-sticker thingies.

quincie (quincie), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 21:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

OKAY OKAY PEOPLE
I GOT THE BOTTOM ONES
I AM SORRY I EVER EVEN BROUGHT UP THE WINGTIPS
THEY SEEMED ENTERTAININGLY DEVIANT IN LIGHT OF THE FACT THAT NO OTHER IT PEOPLE WEAR SUCH SILLINESS ON THEIR FEET
ALSO WTF IS WITH KENNETH COLE AND DOC MARTENS CONVERGING ON A SIMILAR STYLE AND PRICE POINT
ARE THESE THE END TIMES

TOMBOT (TOMBOT), Wednesday, 10 May 2006 22:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

I haven't seen the pics but as a rule I love the wingtips.

Thank you for the Ryuichi S. video! It made me smile:)

While we are on the subject, should I go for the new-fangled no-laces slip-on Converse, or stick with the old stand-bys?

Mary (Mary), Thursday, 11 May 2006 00:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

do nice sandals for men even exist??

no. no. a thousand times over, no. nice sandals for women don't even exist.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 11 May 2006 02:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 11 May 2006 03:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

is that a cross between an alligator, a bike tire, and my backpack??

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 04:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

i want some shoes that combine the best qualities of a jet engine, a merino wool sweater, and a giant fern.

just because obviously shoe designers are randomly splicing away, so why not. it's like fish-tomatoes, for your feet.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 04:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

Actually the brogue and/or wingtip thing is a coming trend for A/W 06.

I agree with Lauren about the whole sandals issue, ugh ugh ugh other people's gnarly toes.

Mary, those slip-on Converse look even better in a grey high-top. Nick's girlfriend H has a lovely pair.

suzy (suzy), Thursday, 11 May 2006 05:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm on the fence about sandals for men (like, other than the cheapest plastic ones for beach-wear) -- I'd LIKE to say "no, there are no such things as un-awful men's sandals" but in fact I think in the right setting and with a little style, they can be fine. Obv EVERYONE has to keep up his/her feet so we're not exposed to cracked calluses and hangnails on the morning commute, but I like simple leather flip-flips on men sometimes with summer-wear, and I'm sure there are decent fisherman's-style sandals out there someplace. I realize this opin will meet much resistance.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

style isn't the point of sandals, which is why the leather Romanesque shit is awful. but rubber/fabric beach or adventure wear is classic. it's summer. take your clothes off and fuck one fashion.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I'm fine with basic plastic flip-flops etc, I just don't think that's the kind of shoe at issue, here. No one's saying "don't wear sandals to the beach", are they? I'm preparing a defense of MANDALS as day-wear.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm sorry, I know this is a techy issue for you gabbneb and you've defended it many times in the past, but sandals are not acceptable "going out and about" wear for men. Bars and workplaces are not for men's feet, really. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMaybe if you kept up your feet REALLY well you could get away with it without looking really manky at a dive bar but why would you want your feet out and about on the floor of a dirty bar?

Going to the beach or running errands is obviously a bit of a different story, I don't think anyone expects pure unadulterated fashion at the Fairway.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, a light-colored suit with a good drape. worn with, say, a very minimal brown leather flip-flop/thong? It's a bit "male model", yes, but this IS New York. I could dig it.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

Haha, this convo makes me think of the day I went to visit a very rock'n'roll friend at his day job in a comic book store, and he was wearing his skinny-boy jeans & T and a pair of plastic flip-flops in place of the usual boots. It was like NU-BRIAN.

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 11 May 2006 12:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm starting to see jelly shoes/sandals in stores again. Are they coming back? Discus.

The Mercury Krueger (Ex Leon), Thursday, 11 May 2006 13:07 (8 years ago) Permalink

marc jacobs makes them. i like them, but it's an approach-with-caution issue.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 11 May 2006 13:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

I agree with Laurel about MANDALS! If I get to wear sandals all summer long, then guys should too, of course, but the sandals available for men aren't all that nice. But then, women's feet vs men's feet in "cute" department, etc - this is about more than FEET, it's about gender dynamics, form and function, etc etc. Hence, I suppose?, the sport/sturdier-looking/"manly" sandal for men. But I have sturdy sandals that don't look like shoe tanks, so the same should be for men. Like, that sport sandal above, in brown leather with a sturdy, perhaps birkenstock-like sole (but not birks!) would be alright! but apparently does not exist.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

Kenneth Cole shoes suck, in my experience.

I was hanging out with a group of friends and we split off into male and female groups for walking around a shopping area. Being the gender stereotype killers we are, we ended up looking at shoes. My two accomplices ended up picking up very similar shoes. When the sales guy asked what size they needed, they both said at the same time, "ten and a half." I'm fairly sure he thought they were some sort of couple with a shoe fetish. In any case, I envy the shoes and wish I'd bought them since they ended up being really comfortable:

mike h. (mike h.), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

Those Marc Jacobs jelly shoes are, like, 65 quid!

Mädchen (Madchen), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I don't like quite so much visible stitching on a shoe, but those do look comfortable.

I think I am quite happy for men to wear sandals (not flip flops) in most situations as long as their feet are nice. It seems unfair that women should have access to a whole world of acceptable sandals whereas for men it is something of a minefield.

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Opinions: are these cute and practical or just frumpy?

Archel (Archel), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Cute in a frumpy kind of way (which is to say I like them).

Mädchen (Madchen), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

I find these discussions about shoes strange - very alien.

To put that another way, I envy you people, for your knowledge and enthusiasm. Your world of footwear seems very glamorous.

the pinefox (the pinefox), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

Thank you, pinefox.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Thursday, 11 May 2006 14:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

archel, yes, cute in a very practical way! i like the criss-cross bits. and the sole looks solid. good for walking.
i have been shoe shopping online uk-style and would also suggest these:

or ones like them - i bought a pair of clarks originals (brown, side lace-up) in oxford back when i first visited (2002!) and they're still kicking and i LOVE THEM. i finally wore through the sole last summer though, so need to fix that, if possible.

also, look what i found, cute, i want:

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 15:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

Archie, sorry to disagree but I really don't like the chunky heel on those black shoes, above. If you don't want spiky heels, how about a kind of hourglass shaped heel?

Markelby (Mark C), Thursday, 11 May 2006 16:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

OK have decided that if I am to get these YSL shoes the colour I want them in is SEPIA. Yes, sepia. Shock horror I have some clothes that require non-black footwear to look good. And worn with sepia not black fishnets/crochet pattern tights this might look divine all year.

suzy (suzy), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

what is a "bar"?

gabbneb (gabbneb), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:08 (8 years ago) Permalink

oh those yellow ones are cutey.

Allyzay Rofflesbot (allyzay), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

a "bar"?

okay, last pair i'll post, but ones i really want b/c even if they're not ultra stylish (like those yellow ones, aw), i KNOW they're really comfortable (clarks originals) and will last. alas, only available in UK and would cost me a stupid amt of money (that i do not have right now, esp for wedge sandals of all things) to get. OH WELLL.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:12 (8 years ago) Permalink

clarks should stick to wallabees.

lauren (laurenp), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

i would agree with that except that these are like wallabees wedges! i like the originals series, but then, i have twee britishers feet, i think.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:32 (8 years ago) Permalink

The wallaby sole/heel material that reminds me of snot in a resin mould makes the wedge look more appropriate to the needs of the senior shopper.

suzy (suzy), Thursday, 11 May 2006 17:54 (8 years ago) Permalink

i see what you mean about the senior-needs aesthetic. but i'm rather drawn to that kind of thing (yeah...), if styled up a bit. i still think i could pull it off - the wedge appears less gummy in close-up.

i feel like i should post something totally impractical yet gorgeous to make up for this. but i won't. today.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 11 May 2006 18:09 (8 years ago) Permalink

I also sort of covet those YSL heels, but I fear that on me they would make me look like I was wearing buckets on my feet. (If I could even afford a pair.) (Any pair of shoes! I am so broke, and wish to buy so many pairs.)

sgs (sgs), Thursday, 11 May 2006 18:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...
that impending football tournament may have influenced me into buying these rather retro sneakers, somewhat enigmatically named 'the nike':

they even have sorta fake but sorta real studs!!

lil' merzbow wow (haitch), Sunday, 4 June 2006 13:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

remy (x Jeremy), Sunday, 4 June 2006 19:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

remy (x Jeremy), Sunday, 4 June 2006 19:04 (8 years ago) Permalink

those fake soccer runners are pretty awesome.
i got new sandals a couple weeks ago! they are a) wedges and b) blue! which is exactly what i was looking for. crazy.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:31 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hot cha cha!!

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

cuuuueeet

Courtney Gidts (ex machina), Monday, 5 June 2006 15:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh my god those shoes are awesome--where did you get them???

quincie (quincie), Monday, 5 June 2006 18:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

yaay, i love my new shoes!
i got them at Aldo - i haven't bought shoes there in years and years, but sometimes they have really nice stuff! (most of it's all super trendy and/or not for me.)

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Monday, 5 June 2006 20:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
If i wear a UK size 8 and a Euro 42, what size of shoes should i wear in the US?

leigh (leigh), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 11:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

men's 8.5 / women's 10

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 11:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ooh, there are some nice shoes on this thread :)

I like shoes, and whilst I do have a pair or two of quite expensive/overpriced ones, I have also recently discovered the joy of Primark shoes. Cheap-and-cheerful catwalk copies for a mere £8 a pair! Who cares if they fall apart after only a few months!

C J (C J), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 11:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

I recently purchashed these whilst in San Francisco:

And I love them. Quite possibly my favourite pair of shoes, ever.

steal compass, drive north, disappear (tissp), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 11:53 (8 years ago) Permalink

i bought these ho shoes for $9.99.

im not sure ill ever wear them but patent pink sure is pretty to look at.

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 11:57 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hmm,I tried a pair of Canadian size 10s and couldn't get my feet into them. I had my eye on a pair of shoes that are the same price in dollars as they are in pounds over here so i was going to get my mum to pick up a pair for me while she's over but i dunno if it's worth the risk.

leigh (leigh), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 14:14 (8 years ago) Permalink

got some new shoes

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 14:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Craving these for fall (with colored tights) but can't afford yet:

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 14:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm just craving fall.

Ms. Misery TX (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 14:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

I love these (which are MINE - in dark brown tho):

I also own these in blue which actually have an Eiffel Tower snow dome in the heel...

Oh, and when I got married I wanted these (but didn't get em):

I love shoes.

shoes in hand (disco clone), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 17:30 (8 years ago) Permalink

those patrick cox ones are beautiful. i want!

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 17:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

i too love shoes, but these last three, in ascendant degree, cross some kind of the line, not fetishization but nearing it. which is fine, but i feel like i'd have to be wearing equally elaborate clothes to go with them. like a wedding dress made out of flowers. which would be rad.

rrrobyn sharkattack battleforcenet (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 17:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

where are those eiffel tower shoes from??

sunny successor (katharine), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 17:47 (8 years ago) Permalink

and, haha, pink ho shoes are great.
they would look awesome with a mod-ish white dress.
xpost!

rrrobyn sharkattack battleforcenet (rrrobyn), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 17:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, i prefer those shoes in tan!

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 18:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

I got these

Mary (Mary), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 19:03 (8 years ago) Permalink

tissp, I have a pair of those and you're right: best shoes ever.

daniel striped tiger (OutDatWay), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 19:05 (8 years ago) Permalink

nice. i'm envisioning them going well with a lot of 70s colors - burnt orange, umber, dark forest green, etc.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 19:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

I want these. I am trying to think of a universe in which it is OK to spend £95 on shoes I don't need.

I'm On The Radio So I Don't Care!!!1! (kate), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 19:10 (8 years ago) Permalink

those pink ho shoes are amazing!

why do you people have to be reviving my favorite thread when I have one million things to do?

horseshoe (horseshoe), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 19:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

I got the Patrick Coxes from this vintage shop place for £15, I guess they were second hand but didn't look it. The water's all cloudy now, I've had them for about 8 years :(

Rrobyn, the weird heel ones don't actually look weird on, no-one ever notices the heel when you're walking around in them - they just look like cute pumps. But otm about the flower ones, they're hardly work-wear...

shoes in hand (disco clone), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 19:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

you can get the weird heel ones on zappos.com, I forget the brand though! they're like $75 I think..?

I am thinking of buying a pair of Chie Mihara shoes for fall..

dar1a g (daria g), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 20:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

I bought these the other day, enticed by the £109 -> £30 reduction. I've little idea when I'll actually wear them.

Alba (Alba), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 20:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Possibly when I go and see Miami Vice.

Alba (Alba), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 20:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

Very snazzy.

I also got these.

Mary (Mary), Wednesday, 2 August 2006 22:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

Patrick Cox reminds me of nothing but "Spaced", I'm afraid!

Laurel (Laurel), Thursday, 3 August 2006 00:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I was in London yesterday and accidentally bought both of these.

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 25 September 2006 07:35 (8 years ago) Permalink

Whoops! I particularly like the NB ones.

Mädchen (Madchen), Monday, 25 September 2006 10:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Accidently? You crashed into the shop and landed in these shoes? Whatever the case, the above ones are very nice!

I'm so picky when it comes to shoes, I now just ended up buying shoes I only vaguely like. With a heel. Blue. Fuck, I don't know how to walk in a high heel. Ah well. They seemed comfy for the 25 seconds I tried'em on.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Monday, 25 September 2006 10:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Something like this but with a heavier heel.

Harumph, why the hell did I buy'em? Desperation, I guess.

I also saw some suede looking wedges. Me likey very much. Though I'd prefer to go all overboard and get these Prada shoes;

If I didn't have a baby to carry, they would be MINE all miiiiiine. Heh.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Monday, 25 September 2006 10:49 (8 years ago) Permalink

Allyzay lives aprox. 200 feet away from a stadium (allyzay), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

I love the peep-toe. I just bought some cute shoes; I'll try to find a picture.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

My newest shoes on Saturday:

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

These aren't exactly the ones I bought--mine have simple, Mary Jane-type strap rather than a T-strap. But mine are the same color and heel. Because a 6000th pair of Mary Janes was essential.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

Damn it! I was so good yesterday and walked out of Office empty handed. I think I'm going to have to go back today and buy the pair of boots and red heels I've been lusting after.

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

Mm, loving that kinky red underside Ally.

It's crazy, I never normally wear heels but now I'm definitely off the market for them (centre of gravity changing/increased bulk/swollen ankles) I covet them as never before. Sigh. I just need an attractive flat shoe for winter I guess.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:44 (8 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only bloke who bumps this?

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:48 (8 years ago) Permalink

I believe Mark C has been known to get shoey gooey on occasion too.

Archel (Archel), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:50 (8 years ago) Permalink

I apparently waited for someone else to bump it to do my faux-naif-yet-earnest thing a while back

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

Hah. I was at a fancy-dress cocktail party on Sat at which one of the men actually commented that every woman present had amazingly stylish shoes on. It was true, and I'm convinced that the host and hostess cultivate friendships based on choice of footwear. Surely there are worse ways.

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

can I join the fun?

Ed (dali), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:52 (8 years ago) Permalink

I used to form friendships based on footwear. Unfortunately I was a) very uncool and b) a shoe fascist, which basically meant that only people in Doc Martens made the grade.

Oh where art thou nice flatties? :(

Archel (Archel), Monday, 25 September 2006 14:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

I wish I could be of more help on the flats issue but I never wear them due to A) really, really high arches making many, many flats excruciating to wear (I guess I could get ortho inserts but UGH) B) really, really huge feet looking like clown's feet when in flats:(

Allyzay lives aprox. 200 feet away from a stadium (allyzay), Monday, 25 September 2006 15:46 (8 years ago) Permalink

i wear these a lot

i bought these and i never really feel like wearing them. oops.

sleep (sleep), Monday, 25 September 2006 16:21 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i don't wear true flats either - shoes of pain for the high-arched, ttly. there are flats that aren't truely flat, but they're harder to find, it seems. regardless, you mostly just need Comfortable Shoes, archels! cute and comfortable.

i really love those black shoes you posted, nath. though, yeah, i'd wobble on that heel.

ohgod, i am going to walk downtown this afternoon and this thread just had to pop up... this is why i shouldn't have a credit card.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Monday, 25 September 2006 16:40 (8 years ago) Permalink

did not buy shoes, phew. mostly because all the ones i felt want for were $300+ camper boots. oh, but there was a flimsy pair of weird looking canvas slips that were cheap but not cheap enough for what they were. cute though...

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Monday, 25 September 2006 23:17 (8 years ago) Permalink

I really like these but can't afford ($300, chie mihara), also I saw them @ anthropologie website and am rather opposed to buying anything they like

dar1a g (daria g), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 01:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

those are great! (i would like them better if the cream part was blue or green or red though.)

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 01:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

Surprised at lack of sneakerheads here. Contemplating Alden shell cordovans, but I've already spent more than I should on clothing lately. Not that this is likely to stop me..

ALLAH FROG (Mingus Dew), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 01:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ally's shoes seem like a fake Louboutin with the red.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 11:41 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm anxious for cool weather so I can buy new tall boots.

Sam: Screwed and Chopped (Molly Jones), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 12:29 (8 years ago) Permalink

where's my custom nikes today?

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jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 12:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

Archel, I have these - extremely comfy and not too pricey (for 100% leather shoes). Also available in Fuchsia suede, electric blue suede, grey suede and black leather.

Mädchen (Madchen), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 14:26 (8 years ago) Permalink

Darla, those are very, very awesome. I think the wide straps might be bad for me proportionally but I covet.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 14:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ah boots, they are omnipresent in the shops. EVERYfuckingWHERE. I wouldn't be surprised that butchers will be selling'em: straight from the cow.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 14:43 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've yet to see any in the sales papers or out in the wild. soon though, soon.

Sam: Screwed and Chopped (Molly Jones), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 14:45 (8 years ago) Permalink

I'm such a tenderfoot. I have some black shoes that I really like, but they have labels sewn in right under my heel, and the heavy-duty thread hurts after a lot of walking.

The Bearnaise-Stain Bears (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 14:59 (8 years ago) Permalink

Tack a bit of moleskin overtop of the labels, silly. It's sticky on the back, just trim with scissors ET VIOLA.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 15:06 (8 years ago) Permalink

ooh, that Dune shoes site has fantastic dark grey patent flats. I guess they don't ship to USA though! damn

dar1a g (daria g), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 15:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

I've yet to see any in the sales papers or out in the wild. soon though, soon.

this is because we are not in europe/uk :( so. many. good. shoes. and the turnover! and different kinds of stuff. i sometimes feel like i've seen the same general styles here for years, blah.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 15:15 (8 years ago) Permalink

Yes I like those Dune shoes Madchen, thanks!

Archel (Archel), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 15:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

the bright blue ones are awesome!

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 15:25 (8 years ago) Permalink

Am I the only bloke who bumps this?

-- Sick Mouthy (sickmouth...), September 25th, 2006 4:48 PM. (Nick Southall)

I believe Mark C has been known to get shoey gooey on occasion too.

-- Archel (slightlyfoxe...), September 25th, 2006 4:50 PM. (Archel)

Hi!

I do read this thread, not quite with my tongue hanging out (though Daria's shoes are pretty special). I wish there were more suggestions from chaps, though, because the shoe-buying cravings are back with a vengeance but I want something different - walkable-in, stylish, grown-up but casual. Any suggestions?

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

One of my brain cells accidentally bumped into the other one and it occurred to me to snip the hurty labels out of my shoes, DOYYYYYY.

The Bearnaise-Stain Bears (Rock Hardy), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:27 (8 years ago) Permalink

"shoey gooey"

sunny successor (katharine), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:38 (8 years ago) Permalink

haha, smrt!
xpost

omg, that barefoottess site (daria's upthread) is pretty awesome. here are some other chie mihara shoes that are beautiful - the blue stuff at the toe is embroidered! pretty. want. but in dif colour b/c i r not a beige/tan person really. well, maybe.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 16:42 (8 years ago) Permalink

although the current rounded toe thing is worlds better than it's evil predecessor, the pointy make yr foot look freakishly long, it has a kinda contrived nostalgia that doesn't quite do it for me.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i understand that for sure. but i think it really depends on the outfit. what you pair with those shoes will increase/decrease nostalgia levels.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:18 (8 years ago) Permalink

I was just about to post the exact same joke I made almost 3 years ago.

Young Fresh Danny D (Dan Perry), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

Wait -- if pointy is out, and rounded is out, that only leaves oblique and square! Which are BOTH more contrived than rounded (although maybe not more than stiletto-pointed). :D

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:20 (8 years ago) Permalink

haha, oblique shoes - yeah, you could wear me, maybe, if you feel like it, and you might not, but that reminds me of this story about my friend, well, not my friend but a friend of friend, anyway, it's a pretty good story, i mean, it made me laugh at the time, where was i when he told it? i think it was in that cafe, you know the one, the one with the thing on the sign, it's orange, what is it a chicken? no, i think it's a duck, yeah, it's not in my neighbourhood, that's why i don't really remember, i don't go there often, i prefer the cafe down the block, have i taken you there yet? we should go.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:28 (8 years ago) Permalink

Dear Arbin,

Please come and live on my dresser.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:39 (8 years ago) Permalink

haha :)

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 17:51 (8 years ago) Permalink

I want something different - walkable-in, stylish, grown-up but casual. Any suggestions?

Gucci loafers!

Mary (Mary), Tuesday, 26 September 2006 22:55 (8 years ago) Permalink

I wish there were more suggestions from chaps, though, because the shoe-buying cravings are back with a vengeance but I want something different - walkable-in, stylish, grown-up but casual. Any suggestions?

I'd chime in, but I haven't bought any casual footwear since January. However, if anyone's in the West End over the next few, I'm trying to decide on a pair to blow my mismanaged budget on right now.

I see a lot of foppish dudes are into Swear and Buddhahood and all that other jazz Office shoppers go for - think that might help?

Badrock Example (Barima), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 07:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

As I mentioned 2 years ago (!), I have these:



in purple and white leather. And I've NEVER worn them. Where could I easily offload them, preferably in exchange for money (eBay aside, which doesn't usually salivate over them, last I looked)?

Badrock Example (Barima), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 07:23 (8 years ago) Permalink

Ronan (Ronan), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 09:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
Oh-oh! Oh-oh! Oh - oh!

Euai Kapaui (tracerhand), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 09:33 (8 years ago) Permalink

badrock - those are fire, wear em.

jhoshea (scoopsnoodle), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 12:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Nah, man, they are cool but not really my thing after all.

Badrock Example (Barima), Wednesday, 27 September 2006 15:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
current impractical unnecessary shoes that I covet:

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 18:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

they don't look that impractical.

Sam rides the beat like a bicycle (Molly Jones), Friday, 10 November 2006 18:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

I guess, just impractical because winter's approaching and I should be thinking about boots.

but you're totally right! a sensible heel=I should get them.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 18:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

MY NEW SHOES:

Laurel (Laurel), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

cute!

I am looking at boots right now, and want some kind of buckle detail like that.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:07 (7 years ago) Permalink

Better than cute, they are supa tough.

Laurel (Laurel), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

I was about to make a Twin Peaks joke, but then I discovered I'd already made it on this thread. TWICE.

jaymc (jaymc), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

I really want the boots Madchen posted upthread:

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

i bought these three months ago on a whim...

and they're already fucked. vegan schmegan.

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Friday, 10 November 2006 19:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

those are tough boots, laurels! brown suede boots above not so tough, but cute for sure. i like the buttons up the side a lot. i want tall lace-up boots even though they are a pain.

i am all into heels lately - i like the ones you posted, horseshoe! i've been coveting the ysl big weird heeled ones and knock-offs of (though not in gold). but yeah, winter in this city as a pedestrian/public-transit user = no heels. ah well.

xpost
nice!

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

cons are also vegan though

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

and a lot of other shoes like that. regardless, they tend not to last long with constant wear anyway.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

Why doesn't anyone want to buy those YSL heels in gold? Gold is more everyday-wearable than you think! I am a gold-clothing evangelist.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i know - i need to unlearn some things maybe. i should give gold more of a chance. i'm more of a silver/platinum girl really. but you're right, gold is really nice and can be classic if the right tone. i do have this shiny gold shawl i found somewhere and i like it.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

to be totally presumptuous for a moment, many white women I have known think that they can't "pull off" gold, but I usually think they're wrong. not that it's any of my business, but for what it's worth.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hm, I never thought of that. I usually avoid gold (tho not in shoes, I have 3 pair) because it was so country club "classic" jewelry in the '80s.

Laurel (Laurel), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:25 (7 years ago) Permalink

okay, that might be another source of people's hesitation. I didn't realize that. but there's lots of pretty, non-country-club-y gold jewelry! (jewelry is the arena in which I am most fervently pro-gold)

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

but anyway. gold shoes are fantastic.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

i am pretty white, it's true

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

which i guess is part of what i mean by gold having to be the right "tone" to me. gold to me is often too close to beige and that just washes me out. i would wear gold shoes with something pink though.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

well, none of this beige-y gold! that defeats the point of gold!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Friday, 10 November 2006 20:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

I have just bought a pair of shoes from www.cydwoq.com people. They are the nicest shoes I have ever bought. Also the most expensive.

accentmonkey (accentmonkey), Friday, 10 November 2006 22:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

Laurel, man, I want your address so I can STEAL'em.

Nathalie (stevie nixed), Friday, 10 November 2006 22:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

sleep (sleep), Saturday, 11 November 2006 02:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

SOON, MAYBE:

sleep (sleep), Saturday, 11 November 2006 02:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

hey boy shoes

a friend of mine was wearing a wide gold pleated belt - more like a thin cumberbund really - tonight with a black t-shirt and dark blue pants. it worked and looked good. she's got innate style though; she can pull off a lot of stuff. i would wear such gold accessories, i decided. esp with matching shoes and handbag.

rrrobyn, the situation (rrrobyn), Saturday, 11 November 2006 04:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

yay! (yeah, I think accessories and shoes are probably wear it's at with gold. not that, like, a gold dress couldn't be cute, but it would be a lot to pull off.)

horseshoe (horseshoe), Saturday, 11 November 2006 04:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

uh, "where" it's at, obviously.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Saturday, 11 November 2006 04:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

oooh, farylrobin shoes. waaant:

rrrobyn, breeze blown meadow of cheeriness (rrrobyn), Friday, 17 November 2006 01:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

sleep don't go for the infared am 90s, everyone has those. get another color scheme, maybe design yr own on the nikeid.

jhoshea megafauna (scoopsnoodle), Friday, 17 November 2006 02:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

and these with blue instead of brown:

t0dd swiss (immobilisme), Friday, 17 November 2006 02:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

am90s are my favoritest sneakers ever tho - i made these ones on the internet:

fun!

jhoshea megafauna (scoopsnoodle), Friday, 17 November 2006 02:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to buy some new DMs. I want to put flourescent (sp I know for sure! As firefox underlines my spelling now!) laces in them. It's something I regret not doing back in the day.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 17 November 2006 17:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

ooh ooh, tell me where i can get some,

i really like them

not-goodwin (not-goodwin), Sunday, 19 November 2006 00:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
apparently I have pumps in every shade except black. so, any recommendations for serviceable but still cute black pumps? I think I should avoid straps, Mary Jane, T-, or otherwise.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 17:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

argh. whenever I start looking for a pair, I get distracted by the things I'm trying to avoid:

so cute! but peep-toe isn't particularly "serviceable" in winter.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 17:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

would one look like an Easter egg in these?

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 17:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

those are really really not black shoes at all

rrrobyn, breeze blown meadow of cheeriness (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

they're kinda great though

rrrobyn, breeze blown meadow of cheeriness (rrrobyn), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

I know; I have a problem!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Depends on what you consider "serviceable"! I like this one, at macys.com:

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

Fuck, not only is that huge, but it's also invisible. Anyway, the link is here.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

that's really pretty, Laurel. thanks!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

Or this one: Calvin Klein, nice mid-heel, quite pointy, here

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

pointy would be good with jeans. trying to be as practical as possible.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm actually really into these for their stodginess, but I think the white plays that up better than the black...still, you know never, you might love them!

I have a gift card for Macy's, can you tell?

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

oh, the Arturo Chiang ones are beautiful! those are my favorites so far. but of course, I want the brown ones most. you'd think 3080 chocolate-brown pairs of shoes would be enough.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 18:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

Really? I never know what to do with brown, instead of brown shoes I try to wear red or gold or some color that coordinates. I feel like my experiments in brown are all either the wrong shade for certain clothing items or they're too matchy matchy when they're the right shade, so I have officially given up.

Laurel (Laurel), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 19:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

gold is also a recent weakness of mine, but yeah. love the brown. I do think it sometimes makes me look a little matchy matchy.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Tuesday, 9 January 2007 19:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

I vote for the Calvin Kleins but only because I have a pair identical to them (that I haven't worn yet because I am a wuss and have been entrenched in knee-high boots as soon as the temperature hit below 55)

AllyzayEisenschefterBDawkinsFlyingSquirrelRomoCrying.jpg (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

I still haven't gotten any knee-high boots this season. soon it will be pointless. :(

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

No, I returned my tall boots and haven't replaced them yet, either. Of course, today might be the first day I would have worn them.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

tall boots are all-weather for me.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

They wouldn't be during a texas summer!

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm really bad at making concessions to extreme heat when it comes to fashion.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

I never wear little sundresses or spaghetti straps no matter HOW hot, but footwear I am happy to compromise on. Ex: wearing patent black pumps today!

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

People were looking at me a bit askew when we were having the 70-80F weather a few days ago here because I was wearing my knee-high boots, but quite frankly I look askew at people who are out in tank tops and shorts and flip flops in 70-and-breezy.

AllyzayEisenschefterBDawkinsFlyingSquirrelRomoCrying.jpg (allyzay), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

I guess I could just forgo the pumps and wear my tall boots instead.

horseshoe (horseshoe), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

for some reason, those are the people i see when i look out the window to gauge temperature. i end up underdressed and freezing.

xpost

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:51 (7 years ago) Permalink

walking as much as I do everyday, uncomfortable shoes (which means tall, dark or closed ones in 80+ weather) is simply not an option.

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

but that means you can wear peep-toes all the time!

horseshoe (horseshoe), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

leather against bare feet in summer = sweaty and gross.

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 16:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Uh...does that mean you only wear cloth shoes in the summer? Because leather actually does absorb moisture and it breathes, unlike plastic or rubber. And good leather sandals are always an option! Plus they break in so nicely when you're good and sweaty.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

I do sometimes wear leather sandals, I thought of that after I posted. But I'd say mostly it's sneakers (with cotton socks when leather). I should just give up and accept my mid-thirties non-fashionable self. I used to actually give a shit about appearance but now I'm just vans and jeans.

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Vans are fashionable, I think -- I mean, lots of people around here prob consider them "standard" sneakers but let's face it: in most of the country, "standard" sneakers are not a nice sleek pair of canvas slip-ons that can be ordered in a Jolly Roger/cherry blossom print.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

Completely changing the tone for a moment, are these nice? I think they are but when I try and think rationally I'm not sure I can justify them:

(They also come with some microchip thingy in the sole that syncs with your ipod and acts as some kind of running computer wtf)

=== temporary username === (Mark C), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

that ipod bit is just weird.

xpost - yeah I wouldn't wear reeboks with tube socks anywhere. I like funky kicks. But if there were vans with hello kittys on them, I'd totally wear them. This proves to my boyfriend, for example, that I have no taste.

Ms Misery (MissMiseryTX), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

I would be shocked, SHOCKED, if there weren't Hello Kitty Vans available somewhere. And if my sister didn't have them. Her tastes are a lot more "cute" than mine, though.

Laurel (Laurel), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 17:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

rejoice! the $225 boots i've been wanting for a while now are on sale!
despair! they're only marked down to $168.
sigh.

lauren (laurenp), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 21:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

xps - You have to buy the iPod thing separate.

milo z (mlp), Wednesday, 10 January 2007 21:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

update from the mascara thread:

i gave in and bought a pair of black pumps yesterday. they are cute i think and will look good with jeans but i may still need something a bit fancier...

more grease in the pianissimo. (tehresa), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

What are the boots, Lauren?

I had a dream that I bought standard black converse, exactly like the one's I have now, because I was trapped in a castle without shoes, and there was a nearby shop with signs in French that sold shoes.

Mary (Mary), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

a pair of frye ankle boots that don't look anything like frye boots. i'm sure i'd get really good wear out of them, but i just can't spend that much on one pair (plus i'm greedy and want them in several colors).

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 15 January 2007 19:45 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I lust after Frye's.

Mary (Mary), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

it's worth the money though, if you really like them - they're so sturdy you'll wear them for 20 years - $200 for that vs. buying 10 pairs of cheap boots that wear out at $50/pair

dar1a g (daria g), Monday, 15 January 2007 20:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

i have the nike shoes with the pedometer chip thing. its great if you like running!

t0dd swiss (immobilisme), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

Frye has really branched out! They have lots to like in the "fashion" line, never mind the perfectly awesome harness & cycle boots per their usual.

Laurel (Laurel), Monday, 15 January 2007 21:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

Those black heels are really, really adorable, pp! I love everything about them!

Do people still use the term "pumps"? I don't know why that just popped into my head.

molly mummenschanz (mollyd), Monday, 15 January 2007 23:27 (7 years ago) Permalink

looking at the frye site is like torture, srsly. i want half the boots/shoes on it!

(and your new shoes are cute, trza!)

rrrobyn, breeze blown meadow of cheeriness (rrrobyn), Monday, 15 January 2007 23:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
Ladies, sorry to be checking out your thread here, but I want to check something.

This IS massively dud and nobody in their right mind would be really wearing boots like these, right? Right?

StanM (StanM), Sunday, 4 February 2007 18:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

those are awesome

milo z (mlp), Sunday, 4 February 2007 18:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

Those are damn silly. But sometimes silliness is what's called for.

Candy: tastes like chicken, if chicken was a candy. (Austin, Still), Sunday, 4 February 2007 18:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

ihttps://shop.runnersedgeny.com/item-picture/20985/picture

Jeff. (Jeff), Sunday, 4 February 2007 18:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

hippie Simples, yea or nay?

milo z (mlp), Sunday, 4 February 2007 18:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

Can you remove the toe part? That's in right now, apparently.

StanM (StanM), Sunday, 4 February 2007 18:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

despite my piss-taking friends delighting in telling me i look like i should be wearing calipers, and "they're school shoes", i'm pleased with my recent purchase:

CharlieNo4 (Charlie), Sunday, 4 February 2007 19:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

I could really do with some casual shoes right now, any suggestions?

Ed (dali), Sunday, 4 February 2007 19:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

Charlie, those are awesome. As for the denim cut-outs, I'm sure I've seen some of The Pussycat Dolls wear something very similar. Uck.

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Sunday, 4 February 2007 20:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

would it be strange to say the boot model has attractive knees?

milo z (mlp), Sunday, 4 February 2007 22:28 (7 years ago) Permalink

stan: those are an abomination.

milo: nay, unless you're ready to move into an assisted living community and wear your slacks belted midway up your torso.

lauren (laurenp), Monday, 5 February 2007 00:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

those simples look like they're made of yoghurt and muesli knitted together....

I am buying these quite soon:


Porkpie (porkpie), Monday, 5 February 2007 00:13 (7 years ago) Permalink

i really want these:

La Monte (La Monte), Monday, 5 February 2007 01:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...
I haven't bought these yet, but I have designed them on Nike ID, and I want your opinion. What do you reckon of the design? What would you tweak?

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 14:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

ARgh, mine eyes, no. those colours just don't go together. Then again, I am slightly colourblind so pay no attention.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

Bought some new Campers recently (on credit card) simply because I was sick of having to check the weather forecast before I could decide which of my battered shoes to wear (old Campers = let in water, old Camperesque Clarks = don't, but were getting disgusting). Also bought some black Dunlop pumps from Office - they were cheap.

Now, why is it that new shoes hurt the second time you were them, but not the first?

Michael Jones, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

I love green and I love deep red (which it is, not pink as Sgs rather cheekily described it) - I am not 100% sure thy go together but I think this looks pretty nice.

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mike, that happened with the pointy woody ones I posted on the pointy shoes thread. I hope they don't hurt the 3rd time too.

If anyone else wants to play with Nike ID, it's fun! Just go here.

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

I love how boys have taken over this thread.

Mark, I'm sure the colors aren't 100% true do to being online and stuff, but maybe that would look better with a deeper, more brick red? It looks almost magenta on my monitor. (again, not true colors.)

Ms Misery, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I agree it doesn't look quite as I'd want it to, but if I remember rightly it's the darkest red they have.

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

bah, I couldn't find the customize part? Do you have to register? Vans.com has one too which has entertained me many times during lunch.

My little brother has a new business customizing shoes. He paints them and puts any kind of design on them that customers want. pretty awesome. Most of what he's done is pretty, well, loud, but they're made to order and he's gotten a huge response from the hip-hop scene and extreme-sports type dudes. He's been invited down to a fashion show in Houston next month. I'm proud of him.

here they are (unfortunately on a garish myspace page but I'm working on a real site):
http://myspace.com/soleglowcustoms

Ms Misery, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

It's the only red they have for that part of the shoe :(

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

You don't have to register - hover over "footwear" (to the right of where it says "Nike ID"), then choose a type, then that takes you to the customisation process.

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'll have to check out your brother's thing, sam. customized stuff makes the best gifts.

lauren, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:37 (7 years ago) Permalink

Okay, had another go, dumped the red. Thoughts?

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm very into Keens these days.

I have these

and these, which are waterproof for when dog walking.

accentmonkey, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

those look nice Mark, kind of camoflauge colors. I think the point of custominzing though is that you should get what *you* want, even if it makes others shreik in terror. ;)

yeah check them out lauren. he said he could do some vans for me but I still thinking of the most perfect design.

Ms Misery, Friday, 23 February 2007 15:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

i do NOT need the temptation of customized vans!

lauren, Friday, 23 February 2007 16:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

mark c has GREBT taste in sneakers! i LOVE those green and red ones!

nathalie, Friday, 23 February 2007 16:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

I have had a rethink - I kind of prefer them with the top-of-toe area coloured and the band in front of the toes white (i.e. the opposite of above), so I'll work on a redesign. The ones above look a lot like the New Balance I have which are quite nice but have always slightly disappointed me.

Thanks Nath :)

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 16:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

All this talk of custom trainers makes me miss Pink Panther.

Masonic Boom, Friday, 23 February 2007 16:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

Maybe someone should tell her about Nu-ILE, then she can come and see if she fancies it?

Mark C, Friday, 23 February 2007 17:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

Booooo!

pink, Friday, 23 February 2007 23:23 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mark C, Friday, 9 March 2007 18:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

Anyone know who is making a nice basic flat these days? I tried nine west earlier but found nothing. I'm five ten and being tall = big feet and an inability to walk in heels so it's important that I find cute flats or very low heeled shoes. Any recommendations?

ENBB, Friday, 9 March 2007 21:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

Dude, I have the same problem, but I have oversome it with some interpid searching and general patience. Cute flats are totally hard to find, esp. in a size 10 for some reason. What is your shoe size?

What kind of shoes are you looking for? More casual? Pretty dressy? Open or closed toe? A weird sneaker-dress shoe hybrid (a fondness of mine) or leathery? Boots.

I have to admit this is one of my favorite threads.

Abbott, Friday, 9 March 2007 21:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

I wear a size 10 too and it sucks! I love being tall but it makes shoe shopping so tough. There are so many cute shoes out there that I could just never wear.

To be honest I'm in the market for a couple of pairs at the moment. I definitely need a basic black flats as well as something fun and a little dressy. I'm kind of liking peep toe styles right now. Do tell more about the sneaker-dress shoe hybrid please, I'm intrigued.

ENBB, Friday, 9 March 2007 21:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sigerson-Morrison makes GREAT flats, but I suspect that's not quite what you're looking for for daily wear. :/

Laurel, Friday, 9 March 2007 22:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

Altho their Belle line is a little younger and less expensive, that might work out.

Laurel, Friday, 9 March 2007 22:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

These in chocolate brown are my latest purchase

Madchen, Monday, 12 March 2007 16:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

so pretty!

horseshoe, Monday, 12 March 2007 17:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...
When I was 'shoes in hand' upthread someone accused me of fetishing shoes. I deny it no longer. I've found this:
http://www.virtualshoemuseum.com

which has such crazy wonders as

and

Not the real Village People, Wednesday, 9 May 2007 21:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

Just got these. They make me an Amazon.

Andi Mags, Thursday, 10 May 2007 05:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

I am desperate to find a pair of these in a size 8. Online I can only find them in a max 7; Debenhams only have them in Navy (which are lovely, but not right for the outfit). If I can't find them in Frasers at lunchtime, I'm going to start phoning every Bertie in the country :(

Madchen, Thursday, 10 May 2007 10:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

Got them! BUT I had to get a 7 because, according to the lady in Frasers, Bertie have stopped doing most shoes in an 8 in favour of more size 2s (wtf). They do fit perfectly well, though - yay slingbacks - and a size 8 would definitely have been too big so I'm all smiley. NEW SHOES!

Madchen, Thursday, 10 May 2007 12:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

I need some flat sandals, kind of a strappy gladiator style, pref in black. where do I find? I was looking at some frye ones but my size is nearly always sold out.. plus I don't know if they run small, I really wear 10.5 and maybe a 10 wouldn't fit anyway?

daria-g, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

my most recent pair (little disclaimer, because I do have kind of a habit):

kenan, Thursday, 10 May 2007 14:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

note the tongue

jhøshea, Thursday, 24 May 2007 15:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

Mark C, Thursday, 24 May 2007 15:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

yeah space golf is pretty fun

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 May 2007 15:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

deej, Thursday, 24 May 2007 15:55 (7 years ago) Permalink

so is space you're-gonna-get-beat-up-bro

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 May 2007 15:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

Andi and Madchen's shoes ROCK.

nathalie, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

are you clowning my shoes, or the people i'm going to beat up while wearing my shoes

deej, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

i just think the sole is hueg! but what do i know abt hip runners these days srsly

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

these are gross!!! gabbneb what were you thinking

deej, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

A lot like my last pair. I love these things.

mh, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wait did we have brunch w/ gabbneb on Sunday? GROSS, DUDE

Laurel, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

I am considering getting a pair of birks for summer, this style -

they also come in all black, but the all black is twice as expensive ($150)

daria-g, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

also thinking of buying a pair of neon yellow-green adidas, since my favorite grey pumas are about wrecked

daria-g, Thursday, 24 May 2007 16:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

D., I have the above in olive. They are super comfortable, and not too embarassingly Birk-y.

These just arrived in the mail:

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 24 May 2007 18:04 (7 years ago) Permalink

exactly, i figure i need some sandals for walking around the city and it's very hard to find anything that's walkable, not hideous, and won't fall apart. fashiony people have def. been wearing those kind of birks

daria-g, Thursday, 24 May 2007 19:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

yes
there is also a company called naot that has some nice styles, if you can find them - they also have a lot of hideous styles - i have naots from about 3 yrs ago that are light green with pink flowers embroidered in the leather straps - pretty - they are still holding up

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 May 2007 19:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

whatchoo talkin bout deej, those are the height of fashion!

gabbneb, Thursday, 24 May 2007 20:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

I am considering getting a pair of these kind-of shoes for summer:

kenan, Thursday, 24 May 2007 22:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think I am going to get some Teva-styles sandals ala deej and sacrifice all of my self-respect because it's too hot for shoes and ALL other sandals either kill the tendons in my flat feet or fall right off because I walk like a shlub.

Abbott, Thursday, 24 May 2007 23:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

I can't wear the flats they make for girls bcz the soles are too thin and ZERO arch supprt, and walking on gravel or anything but linoleum/carpet in the is torture.

Abbott, Thursday, 24 May 2007 23:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

kenan, don't write off the birkenstock-like sandal for guys - there are dif styles, like with backstrap etc - and you won't nec look like a hippie, and they are good for your feet. they are pretty much the only sandals i like on guys really.

both my flats are clarks, i realized! and they have decent support (i have really high arches too)

rrrobyn, Thursday, 24 May 2007 23:38 (7 years ago) Permalink

Being an aussie (m8) i pretty much only wear thongs (or flip flops what do you guys call them?) during summer.
They fuck my feet up pretty badly. I may invest in some birkenstocks. I don't like the style of ones daria-g posted upthread though.

Drooone, Thursday, 24 May 2007 23:44 (7 years ago) Permalink

they are pretty much the only sandals i like on guys really.

Oh, well as long as YOU like them...

:)

kenan, Thursday, 24 May 2007 23:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

love virginia plain's

wanko ergo sum, Friday, 25 May 2007 00:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

haha yeah well
xpost

rrrobyn, Friday, 25 May 2007 00:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

the thing i like most about the kind-of shoe (the pic i posted are Sketchers, the only good thing they're doing anymore) is that they're sandal-ish, but still have a real sole and a real toe. So still a good gum shoe, not too pricey, breathes v well, etc.

kenan, Friday, 25 May 2007 00:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

whoa... GYM shoe not gumshoe

kenan, Friday, 25 May 2007 00:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

i will never learn to type.

kenan, Friday, 25 May 2007 00:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

guys, i saw a pair of GOLD onitsuka tiger sneakers in the shop yesterday and laughed so hard that i took it as a sign. should i buy them??

haitch, Monday, 30 July 2007 12:57 (7 years ago) Permalink

well, if you'll wear'em as much as i did my gold gucci loafers: no.

nathalie, Monday, 30 July 2007 13:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Mark C, Thursday, 6 September 2007 16:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

got some old agassi's for looking sexy at the basketball court

jhøshea, Thursday, 6 September 2007 16:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

here is a pic of me rocking them

jhøshea, Thursday, 6 September 2007 17:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

aw yeahhhh...

CharlieNo4, Monday, 8 October 2007 09:52 (7 years ago) Permalink

anyone got a pair of eccos? they are light, comfortable and last ages.

max r, Monday, 8 October 2007 12:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

worn these every day to work for the last year, and they're only just beginning to get a bit shabby.

max r, Monday, 8 October 2007 12:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

when i was a kid eccos were for nerds and swots and spazzes. but i suspect they're ok now.

CharlieNo4, Monday, 8 October 2007 12:53 (7 years ago) Permalink

really? they were kind of cool at my school...

max r, Monday, 8 October 2007 12:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

I just got a pair of these, except they have dark soles and dark details. I also replaced the dud tan laces with brown ones. They're comfy as fuck. I think I like the way they look, but my perception is a bit clouded by sticker shock.

Hurting 2, Monday, 15 October 2007 00:10 (7 years ago) Permalink

they look like campers.

stevienixed, Monday, 15 October 2007 02:02 (7 years ago) Permalink

they are campers

Hurting 2, Monday, 15 October 2007 02:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

Very nice btw. :-)

stevienixed, Monday, 15 October 2007 02:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

ty ;)

Hurting 2, Monday, 15 October 2007 02:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

The soft leather really is kind of amazing, and the soles are great, and they're obviously well made. I've just never spent so much on a pair of shoes. But I tend to only own one pair of casual shoes and wear them all the time, and I've been trying to make that adult leap to spending more money for things that are genuinely better quality and will last longer (and be a better value in the long run).

Hurting 2, Monday, 15 October 2007 02:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think Campers are definitely worth the price (and I'm super-cheap). I bought a pair of red pelotas five years ago and I still wear them. (Granted, they've got a few holes in the heels, but the soles are so thick, it doesn't even matter.) Take care of them, give them a polish every once in a while and they'll look and feel great for years. Best shoes I've ever owned.

lindseykai, Monday, 15 October 2007 02:58 (7 years ago) Permalink

Wots with men's shoes not coming in widths anymore, btw?

Hurting 2, Monday, 15 October 2007 15:47 (7 years ago) Permalink

The only person I know who wears eccos is my 89-year-old granmother. There was some discussion of their comfort and style on the High Heels thread so I had a closer look in a department store but ... meh, they still look a bit comfort over style to me. And I'm not old enough to care about that yet.

Madchen, Monday, 15 October 2007 16:08 (7 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I really really really love these boots. So comfortable, so attractive.

kenan, Monday, 14 January 2008 22:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

they look completely dud on their own, but i realize that most men would wear trousers over'em and that will massively improve these boots. :-)

i never ended up getting this cutesy miu mius i ogled some time ago. they didn't even have'em on sale in my size. i ended up buying some boots which are very narrow (for my cow feet). more sensible (financially speaking). also, i didn't want to get something "posh" when i'm still a fat blimp. :-(

stevienixed, Monday, 14 January 2008 22:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

kinda into these for spring but maybe they are too dark or maybe they are just right

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

puma roma 'brogue' hm

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe like these more tho

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

maybe they are too dark

use brighter laces?

StanM, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Totally. Throw some laces that match the light gray and not the dark gray, and you've got a much brighter pair of shoes.

B.L.A.M., Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha i was thinking more like 'they aren't fuschia' but point taken

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:53 (6 years ago) Permalink

Rrrobs I was thinking the same: kelly green laces on those brown(?) sneaks.

Laurel, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i just don't know if i'm that kinda girl tho, with the bright laces - i'd rather have the whole shoe be bright or not be bright
anyway, the big thing is that i need a comfortable pair of shoes for walking around in early spring b/c all my shoes of that kind are old/broken

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

and that aren't runners or hiking boots (though i do kinda need hiking boots/shoes too)

so unmotivated at work today! sunshine is leeeching motivation! if i were a cat i wld be doing that crazy thing cats do where they run from one end of the apartment to the other and then jump in the bathtub and meow really loudly

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 20:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

just purchased:

lace-up cap-toe stacy adams ankle boot + leather soles. classy.

elmo argonaut, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 20:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'd actually like a pair like that! was for the first time regretting trashing my doc marten boots 6 yrs ago but then they just aren't my style anymore anyway. but maybe something like this wld suit better. hm.

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 20:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

robyn are you lumidee?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 26 March 2008 21:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

i think docs are okay for a look, especially once they get nice & weathered & worn, but I don't really need the chunky rubber sole myself, i'm already a tall dude and don't need boots that add another full inch to my height

elmo argonaut, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 21:04 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i want a cleaner look, i guess
e.g., i have white-soled sneakers but wld like darker soled sneakers for work purposes, uh, more 'sophisticated'? look
i am probably not lumidee

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 21:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

those are beautiful boots, elmo.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 26 March 2008 21:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

I just got these. Soooo fly.

kate78, Thursday, 27 March 2008 00:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

haitch, Monday, 7 April 2008 04:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

these i am thinking could be my summer in the office shoes. they are naturalizer, believe it, and i'm all into their style reboot.

rrrobyn, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 19:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can totally see you in them.

(I went into Schuh tonight and the only pair that appealed were a navy blue and red pair of Adidas Superstars. I've got two pairs of Superstars already)

Mark C, Wednesday, 23 April 2008 19:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 months pass...

Oh gosh, I bought some new Nikes. I googled'em but cldn't find'en and found these instead:

OMG DA YUM.

stevienixed, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 15:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

Sales! I bought new shoes. But the price was very "unsalesy"

Also boughht a pair of grey shoes. Less expensive: about 80 euros.

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 9 January 2009 13:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

(I bought the ones for women, cldn't find it on the Church's site.)

Nathalie (stevienixed), Friday, 9 January 2009 13:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Those are quality Northampton shoes and worth every penny. While my Dad was working, he used to get a pair a year.

Madchen, Friday, 9 January 2009 13:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

Just got these

pithfork (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 March 2010 20:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nice!
I recently got these in grey:

even though they're guys' and I'm a girl. I love them.

Not the real Village People, Saturday, 6 March 2010 21:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I also want these, also in grey:
http://www.aldoshoes.com/us/men/shoes/sneakers/77409867-stephens/12

Not the real Village People, Saturday, 6 March 2010 21:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

Are those Tretorns?

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Saturday, 6 March 2010 22:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

yup, mine are

Not the real Village People, Saturday, 6 March 2010 22:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

Got a pair of b/w plaid Chucks this week I'm really liking. They match my scarf, which makes me feel like kind of a tool but I think it looks ok and so do not care. Too much, anyway.

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Sunday, 7 March 2010 00:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

like them tretorns. it's almost spring, means i almost can afford new sneakers

sonderangerbot, Sunday, 7 March 2010 00:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Want Jack Purcells for summer, but apparently they're not made in a size 14. Bastards.

FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT! FIST FIGHT IN THE PARKING LOT! (milo z), Sunday, 7 March 2010 00:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, I was eyeing similar tretorns when I bought the Generic Surpluses. Tretorn seems like kind of a great shoe company.

pithfork (Hurting 2), Sunday, 7 March 2010 02:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

6 months pass...

I got some dsquared sneakers. Hurt like fuck but they are super great to look at. lol

Nathalie (stevienixed), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 15:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

Bought a pair of Moma shoes a few weeks ago. Best. Shoes. Ever.

willem, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 17:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

Shoes I have bought recently (actually I think these are the only non-running shoes I've bought this year):


seandalai, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 19:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

I <3 my Onitsuka Tigers. I like your color scheme but I can't dissociate it w/my time at Boise State.

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

My thought process was basically "Yay Onitsuka Tiger! Yay not chavvy! Yay ORANGE!"

seandalai, Wednesday, 6 October 2010 23:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Just bought these in a nice brown:

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 November 2010 20:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I was always hesitant to do a dressier Camper, but these have a more proper-looking sole on them. I may still remove the little camper tag though - kind of corny.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 November 2010 20:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

Also caved and bought a pair of toms, which are absurdly comfy.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 November 2010 20:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

Was a little disappointed with the quality of the Generic Surpluses btw -- not well-constructed

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Saturday, 6 November 2010 20:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

i bought a pair of toms classics last spring & they wore out so damn fast. not impressed

m.m.m.m.m.m.m.m. can (Lamp), Sunday, 7 November 2010 01:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

I like the look of those toms. maybe I'll pick up a pair. these shoes are $$$ tho

whiney trollins vs. hipsters (dayo), Sunday, 7 November 2010 02:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like how toms look/fit but theyre kinda just [....] verz of vans

Lamp, Sunday, 7 November 2010 03:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mine were like $75 I think? Definitely not cheap for that kind of casual shoe but they feel much better than typical converse/vans type shoes - they're lightweight, insulated, have some arch support, are very soft, and apparently are also water-resistant.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Sunday, 7 November 2010 14:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

Plus I mean they supposedly bought a pair for a kid in Africa with some of that money.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Sunday, 7 November 2010 21:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like the look of them. usually not into casual shoes.

rappa ternt sagna (jim in glasgow), Sunday, 7 November 2010 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

bought

did not bought

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 8 November 2010 17:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

I still can't buy Nikes somehow -- I think the whole sweatshop thing in my college days just stuck with me, even if other brands I buy are using sweatshop labor too (not Toms, I don't think, but probably others). For that matter Nike may have improved its labor conditions -- don't know. But the association doesn't wear off. Also they don't tend to run as wide as I need.

Nonetheless, those are nice and I like them better than the Stussies.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

also bought

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 8 November 2010 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

those blue shoes are dr. martens, actually, made for stussy. pretty cool but i couldn't imagine ever picking it over more comfy / neutral options.

moonship journey to baja, Monday, 8 November 2010 17:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

got these in brown, for half price:

http://www.sarenza.co.uk/jean-baptiste-rautureau-kentucky-richelieu-s354226-p0000019672

the first leather shoes i've bought since 1998.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

the soles are leather too - i took them to a cobbler and he fixed a thin protective rubber sole on them. he said it would last two years.

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, they look like they'd be nicer in Brown actually.

The Campers I bought were like this, although I want to say the brown is darker:

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

They have a leather sole with some camperish stuff on it

I was assured that they could be resoled later with a standard sole if I want, once they wear out, because I had been burned on a pair of pelotas I loved but could not get resoled due to the weird ass camper bubble sole.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

(yeah brown is definitely darker, btw)

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

That was why I stopped buying campers, I hate shoes you can't resole. might try those though.

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

pro-tip for people buying shoes with smooth leather soles - wear them for a day before getting the rubber fixed to the bottom - the rubber will stick better if you've got a rough surface

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

^excellent pro-tip

American Fear of Pranksterism (Ed), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

couldn't you also just score it up with a razor or sand paper or something?

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, it rather upset me - I had this beautiful, thick leather shell with bubbles so lopsided I could barely walk in them. The bubble sole was actually less durable than a regular sole, too, because when it wore out unevenly it was much more detrimental to the shoe. I had justified the price with the "quality" and that they would "last longer."

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

gbx sure but then you wouldn't get to wear your Amazing New Shoes

progressive cuts (Tracer Hand), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

true, true.

new sneaker day (or new shoe day, i guess) is always exciting. esp since you have to balance the joy of new shoes with the anxiety of scuffing them for the first time. i imagine this is what parents go through as they wait for their child's first injury.

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

I love the Amazing New Shoes feeling. I still get a little rush from taking them out the first few days, like I was in middle school. Doesn't happen with jackets or shirts or jeans.

Kinect: The Body Is Good Business™ (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 November 2010 17:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

Love those grey suede shelltoes, would totally wear them myself.

Madchen, Monday, 8 November 2010 18:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Pinktits, Monday, 8 November 2010 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

White's Semi-Dress boots came today. I feel like my feet are encased in an Iron Man suit.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 pounds, 3 ounces PER BOOT

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

hurting can i ask where you found yr new campers?

call all destroyer, Monday, 8 November 2010 21:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

wow, i like those boots. where can i score a pair of those?

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

$387! well fuck that.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

I thought those boots were awesome until you pointed out they weigh over six pounds...I don't think I could wear shoes that heavy.

17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

I had a pair of knee-high lace up boots that I had to get rid of because they were just too heavy. I felt like a Jacob Marley's ghost thing going on from the knees down.

17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

lol that is almost as much weight as my ski boots

BIG MUFFIN (gbx), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

i thought spending $150 on shoes was crazy. thats about my limit.

Str8 Drapin It (chrisv2010), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

They were ridiculously expensive ($450, parents picked up half for my birthday present) - but I wear 13EE, and there's fuck-all in terms of boots I like at that size without going semi-custom. They'll last me 10+ years with resoling and care, so I figure it's worth it - before my feet got wider, I was killing a pair of DM 1460s every year.

I bought via bakershoe.com.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you wear a normal size, keep an eye on Ebay. I hear White's sells straight from the factory on the cheap sometimes.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Monday, 8 November 2010 21:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

bought these last night. killing my feet today.

Let me explore your musky garden. (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

This is the thread where I say that it irritates me on a low but constantly disgusted level to see guys wearing great boots but not bothering to lace the top half and letting everything flop around under their skinny girl jeans. I don't even care if they were MADE that way and they in fact have NO eyelets or speed hooks on the upper 5 inches, IT'S STILL STUPID.

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yes, for those people, may I suggest some convenient not-boots? They are called shoes. ^^

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

those are some shoes i bought but yes, they also illustrate your point :)

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

letting everything flop around under their skinny girl jeans

ILX out of context

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 14:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

i lace all the way and do not wear skinny jeans.

Let me explore your musky garden. (chrisv2010), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

Nothing flops anywhere under skinny girl jeans, as I understand it. But I should have said "beneath."

Jesus Christ, the apple tree! (Laurel), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

girbaud jeans n tims or nothing

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

also weird stance so ankles look broken, that is key

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

i bought cherry red docs last week...am really enjoying walking in snow free from worry.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

got a pair of these in bark the other week

max, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

nice

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i look like an effing boss

max, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

are those uggs

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

dont embarrass yourself on this thread amon

max, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

These were a wise purchase: http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10089&subCatId=cat10060&skuId=042733080&productId=52995&lotId=042733&category=&catdisplayName=Mens

They're waterproof. They're lined. They're black. They're comfortable. They're boots. Thumbs way up.

I am Woolen Man. The scarf and I are one. (kenan), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

hurting can i ask where you found yr new campers?

― call all destroyer, Monday, November 8, 2010 4:21 PM Bookmark

Did not see this.

Got them here: http://www.soulashoes.com/

They often seem to carry individual shoe models I can't find online.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

u mad max

old man yells at cloud computing (am0n), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp thx dude!

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

i dont get mad amon

i get even

max, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Campers have worked out great although they turned out to not look quite as sharp as I would like with a suit and are better with a nice jeans and a jacket type outfit. Something about the particular brown and the laces.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah i love all campers but their dress shoe designs are just short of formal enough a lot of the time.

which sucks because then i have no cool yet formal shoes to wear w/a suit.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 22 December 2010 16:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Q: Could I get away with wearing the black ones with a standard-looking suit? The side of the sole is sort of a tan/light brown as opposed to a typical all-black dress shoe.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

whatever those are, i like them

ullr saves (gbx), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

(kelpolaris) (kelpolaris) (kelpolaris) (kelpolaris) (kelpolaris), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

puff pastry hangman (admrl), Friday, 31 December 2010 01:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

xpost they are florsheim by duckie brown

I have a gift card for florsheim and I think most of their shoes are ugly, but the duckie browns are really nice

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 03:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

So yeah, tell me whether the lighter-colored sole will make them look too informal for a suit

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 04:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hurting - I think so.

Just bought these for work - http://www.schuh.co.uk/red-or-dead/mens-grey-red-or-dead-mr-briggs-geography-lace/3102627520

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 December 2010 06:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

ty ty ty

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 06:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

like those, but your workplace is clearly a bit easier with dress than mine.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 06:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

Most of the other guys are smart / dull in my regular office, but I'm the creative maverick in the corner, so I can get away with them.

Captain Ostensible (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 December 2010 06:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I am awaiting the arrival of some of these (a pair of posh shoes is my annual Christmas present to myself).

Madchen, Friday, 31 December 2010 11:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

i would love some new shoes

cherry blossom, Friday, 31 December 2010 12:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

i like it when girls wear oxfords. white oxfords

cherry blossom, Friday, 31 December 2010 12:07 (3 years ago) Permalink


saw a brown/orange pair (like a combo of the leftmost and rightmost here^; kinda like max's rachel comeys but not suede) of these in the cos sale. can't decide if they're nice or horrible and what I'd wear them with

hey DARSH (cozen), Friday, 31 December 2010 12:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

those are nice, madchen

gf just treated herself to some 200+ (reduced from 400) shoes o_O

hey DARSH (cozen), Friday, 31 December 2010 12:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ayyyyyy!

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 16:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

god bless tax rebates

went back to peep the cos shoes earlier but the only pair in my size were fairly badly scuffed and was only offered another 10pc off so just left them

hey DARSH (cozen), Friday, 31 December 2010 16:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Really torn about the duckie browns. Basically the situation was this: got $150 in gift cards (would really not have preferred florsheim but I said I needed dress shoes and that's what I got); went in, bought some $200 dress shoes that I NEVER would have spent $200 for in my life, but since I was only adding $50, whatever. But even the $200 shoes I just didn't really like. Also the guy handed me a 20% off discount card on the way out, so now I'm thinking, fuckit, maybe I should just trade up to the duckie browns at an extra $40. But they have to be proper as dress shoes with a suit, because I work in a law office.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Friday, 31 December 2010 16:31 (3 years ago) Permalink

they look similar to the cos pair I posted in the other new shoes thread (w/the brownish tan sole) and I wouldn't wear those with a suit I don't think, or at least not to work (also a law bod)

hey DARSH (cozen), Friday, 31 December 2010 16:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

that being said they /are/ nice and I'm sure you'd get wear out of them so

hey DARSH (cozen), Friday, 31 December 2010 16:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not sure about the suit thing (which I get is U+K), but they are beautiful shoes.

Tarzan Bot (seandalai), Friday, 31 December 2010 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

hurting, the light brown leather sole on the black shoe would give a nice lift to the suit look, imo. gives it a bit more elegance and interest.

jed_, Friday, 31 December 2010 16:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

also i think it makes them look expensive, a black sole would make them look pretty bog standard.

jed_, Friday, 31 December 2010 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Despite weighing an assload, my White's quickly became the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. Trying to come up with cash for a pair in Chromexcel brown, single midleather sole, Vibram 705 halfsole.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Friday, 31 December 2010 17:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

got some rachel comey boots a few weeks ago.. my size was on sale

daria-g, Friday, 31 December 2010 20:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

my gf got those same boots in black!

max, Friday, 31 December 2010 20:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

the mars? they rule. super comfy. i might buy another pair next year. the penpal ones are nice too. a+ to rachel comey. i really want isabel marant short boots in taupe but she doesn't make my size, i have huge feet.

daria-g, Friday, 31 December 2010 21:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

FWIW, a better pic of the shoes I am torn about:

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

they are a fantastic pair of shoes imo. price is a bit high for me but if you've got the cash, splash it! that's my motto, word for word.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

that motto again was "if you've got the cash, splash it!"

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, as I said above, definitely like them, just wondering if they will go well with a suit. Would be the most expensive shoes I ever bought but combination of gift card + discount makes them affordable.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Actually I think they might look sharp as hell with a charcoal suit. Fuck it I'm going back to try them on.

I can take a youtube that's seldom seen, flip it, now it's a meme (Hurting 2), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

These are the Rachel Comey's I've been lusting over, but I do not have this kind of cash to splash

the bear in the bumper car (rip van wanko), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

you'll find a way to wear them, even if it means buying new stuff.

I see what this is (Local Garda), Saturday, 1 January 2011 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

Bought 'em. Fuck yeah.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thing is after all the fuss I made they really didn't look that unusual with a suit when I tried them on. Just a nice-looking well-made dress shoe with subtly different detailing.

pomp la familia (Hurting 2), Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

those comey's are similar to the edward green oxfords that i got for xmas

╰㊂-㊂╯ (Lamp), Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

i got a pair of wool oxfords from generic man before new years on gilt groupe, i look like a fuckin movie star, watch out world

max, Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

what kinda sunglasses are you wearin?

╰㊂-㊂╯ (Lamp), Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

max, Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Lookie what I scored at the Vans Outlet today...

VegemiteGrrl, Friday, 25 February 2011 02:45 (3 years ago) Permalink

ayo, my new hippie sandals ("kiwi" by earth origins):

hauntological-hysteric theater (get bent), Saturday, 5 March 2011 17:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

Just got a pair of these and my inner 14-year-old is in '90s <3.

Hopefully my outer 27-yr-old does not look like a sillypants in them (tbh I am not actually worried abt that)

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Thursday, 10 March 2011 00:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

I think the time frame for continuing to wear these in AZ is two weeks, max.

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Thursday, 10 March 2011 00:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Space // Funk (Pillbox), Thursday, 10 March 2011 02:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Would love a pair of boots that were gray like that.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not the most exciting thing in the world (gym shoes), but just ordered these and looking forward to getting them in the mail

for real molars who ain't got no fillings (Hurting 2), Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

The ~air technology~ was a genuine surprise when I bought a pair of Air Max 1's some years back in high-school. I looked upon them - and the little "peak window" into the sole - as gimmicky and pretentious... til of course I wore them. Really have been the most comfortable shoes I've owned yet.

I still refuse to wear Nike nowaday tho.

yeah (kelpolaris), Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

This will be my first pair of Nikes in many many years. In college I was very adamant about the sweatshop labor thing. Now it feels like you don't really have a choice, plus I think chinese working conditions have probably improved slightly due to the overall economic boom they've experienced.

for real molars who ain't got no fillings (Hurting 2), Thursday, 10 March 2011 03:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

what do you recommend as proper summer shoes for men, you know with shorts and all. i've always gone with either vans or chucks. i dont do flip flops.

The Scenario (chrisv2010), Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

In my opinion, you've got it covered. I'm sure max will be here any moment, though, to tell you that top hats for your feet are the new way forward.

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

and the day i wear topsiders again. wtf is that shit.

The Scenario (chrisv2010), Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

i blame vampire weekend.

The Scenario (chrisv2010), Thursday, 10 March 2011 14:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

Vans are officially the stinkiest shoes I have ever owned. Why I kept wearing them (several pairs over several summers) I have no idea.

Madchen, Thursday, 10 March 2011 15:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

chris 1) i want to congratulate you on never wearing flip flops, which are the absolute worst, 2) laurel is right, i highly recommend top hats

max, Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

10 of them, one for each toe

max, Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

toe hats

millions now eating will never diet (Lamp), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:07 (3 years ago) Permalink

er - birkenstocks are great, great summer shoes. i've had 3 pairs and have absolutely loved them, but i def get shit from friends for being so fond of them in the first place.

yeah (kelpolaris), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

no

no open toed shoes

ever

max, Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

preach it

call all destroyer, Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, should note that i've never gotten the clog types. those are fukkin revolting.

yeah (kelpolaris), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

^ NEVER. Unless you are an mid 60's artist with a ponytail and tiedye shirt, berkenstock should not be worn.

The Scenario (chrisv2010), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

You don't need me for this Birks take-down, do you? No? Good. I'm old and easily tired, and public floggings just don't promise the excitement that they used to.

go peddle your bullshit somewhere else sister (Laurel), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

they just look like plain-jane leather sandles to me. could never figure out reason for the uproar behind them.

not like i'm wearing crocs.

yeah (kelpolaris), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

crocenstocks

The Scenario (chrisv2010), Thursday, 10 March 2011 17:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

onitsuka tigers are a pretty good lightweight shoe for the summer - really thin, let your feet breathe

Slow lorax loves getting tickled (dayo), Thursday, 10 March 2011 23:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^otm!

Buff Orpington (Abbbottt), Thursday, 10 March 2011 23:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Never got that whole concept of "letting your feet breathe". I had a pair of Vans - literally consisting of nothing but cloth - that turned out to be the soppiest, sweatiest shoes I've ever owned.

yeah (kelpolaris), Thursday, 10 March 2011 23:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

canvas? canvas doesn't really breathe i dont think

Slow lorax loves getting tickled (dayo), Friday, 11 March 2011 00:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

idk man, some days I'm like "fuck sandals" and some days I'm like "fuck people who take themselves too seriously" because sandals feel amazingly good on a warm day.

for real molars who ain't got no fillings (Hurting 2), Friday, 11 March 2011 00:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I feel like if you get a good classy pair of say leather flipflops it looks okay and not too bad, fuck those polyester foam 50 diff colored ones thogh

Slow lorax loves getting tickled (dayo), Friday, 11 March 2011 00:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I have leather bible sandals -- slightly birkenstockish but teva/naot brand. I occasionally get shit for them. I would like to find some kind of soft, breathable alternative (I also hate getting the sandal tan).

for real molars who ain't got no fillings (Hurting 2), Friday, 11 March 2011 00:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

i love my birkenstock clogs so harrumph

VegemiteGrrl, Friday, 11 March 2011 00:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://moccsocks.myshopify.com/ - these are bitching for summer sneakers. No more having to go sockless to not look ridiculous.

boots get knocked from here to czechoslovakier (milo z), Friday, 11 March 2011 00:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

incoming

gtfopocalypse (dan m), Friday, 11 March 2011 03:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

the chuck taylor slip-ons are pretty great. i bought mine a half size too big and can put them on without bending over. i haven't worn them without socks, so not sure how stinky they get. all of the anti-open-toe ppl so, so, otm

rockapads, Friday, 11 March 2011 06:09 (3 years ago) Permalink

xp I think women have been wearing those forever - except they call them shoeliners

dayo, Friday, 11 March 2011 06:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Adidas are sweet, but holy god are their tongues obnoxious. I mean they've bothered me so much that I've emailed the company... and browse thru any Zappos review, a lot of ppl think the same. They're v long and stiff (bite into you w/ every step), iono why they're so fond of the design.

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 09:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

canvas? canvas doesn't really breathe i dont think

― Slow lorax loves getting tickled (dayo), Thursday, March 10, 2011 5:11 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

Yeah mine were canvas. Converse are made of canvas, right? Lotta friends tell me their feet feel great in them, that they really get to breathe and are great barefoot...and I'm just always going wtf. Sometimes I really think think people are misinterpreting the quality as some sort of metaphorical thing... like their feet get to "breathe" via nut being "crushed by cushions or thick materials. imo I don't think I've ever owned a shoe where I felt my feet... um, tickled by the wind.

yeah (kelpolaris), Friday, 11 March 2011 09:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

just got these yesterday.

The Scenario (chrisv2010), Thursday, 17 March 2011 18:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Cannot scoff hard enough at

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

your new dancing clogs, I take it

I, rrational (mh), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't think the word "scoff" means what u think it means.

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

your shoes have contracted a terrible octopus disorder, rip

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

I really like your new shoes where did you get them

beach situations (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

From under a sofa cushion...IN HELL.

lets just remember to blame the patriarchy for (in orbit), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

the new Reebok OMGWTFROFLMAO

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2013 15:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Someone needs to post that first picture on the trypo thread.

my father will guide me up the stairs to bed (anagram), Monday, 8 April 2013 16:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

it goes without saying that those are ugly, but what are they even for -- is there some new sport where you sort of sidle around instead of running?

--808 542137 (Hurting 2), Monday, 8 April 2013 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

they're suction cups so you can walk up walls like spider man

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 8 April 2013 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

they're for being awesome

beach situations (Austerity Ponies), Monday, 8 April 2013 16:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 year passes...

I am having a miserable time finding decent-looking (like, somewhat officey professional style) shoes that I can walk ~3 miles a day in. Question for in orbit and anyone else who knows anything about character shoes: these are intended for serious wear, yah? But are they somehow OK for dancing on stage but not walking around a lot in places that, er, aren't theaters? Because I'm getting desperate here and a nice T-strap with a 2-2.5 inch heel that is kind to feet and can take a beating would be sooooooooooo great.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Friday, 8 August 2014 00:15 (2 months ago) Permalink


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