Entries Tagged as 'Shoes'

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

A week in my shoes

  On sunny days, my most comfortable sandals ever, by J. Shoes from Revolver. Kilim rug from Ebay.   My desert boots by Paloma Barcelo. On my Kite Wool Kilim rug by West Elm.    My Swedish Hasbeens High Heeled Jodhpur, which are incredibly comfortable. On a Persian rug in my living room from a local antique shop.    At [...]

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Rain booties review: Jeffrey Campbell vs. Loeffler Randall

Last November, after plenty of mulling over it, I bought the grey Loeffler Randalls on the right. Then I wore them a time or two and realized they were TOO SMALL. (Rubber doesn’t stretch-to-fit like leather does! They were just too tight around the ball of my foot.) Next, I bought the green Jeffrey Campbells [...]

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Boot repair at The Pioneer Renewer

The Pioneer Renewer in the Castro has quickly become my favorite shoe repair place in SF. In the past year, I think I’ve already been in three or four times. So many heels worn down from so much walking! The repairs I’ve gotten there have all been above and beyond what I expected. So that [...]

Friday, February 4th, 2011

Timberland’s Lucille Series

During Alt last month I met a fantastic girl named Katie Richardson, who runs a small, smart industrial design company for baby products called Puj. (If you have, or buy gifts for, kids, check out this tub and these ambidextrous shoes!) She was wearing a fantastic pair of boots that I’ve been stalking online ever [...]

Friday, January 14th, 2011

25% off fair-trade Osborn shoes

Through the end of January, you can get 25% off all fair-trade Osborn shoes with code SNOWFLAKE. They’re clearing room for their next order from Guatemala, so get your size while you can! The styles shown are regularly $165 and $175 respectively, or $124 and $131 with the winter discount.

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Epaulet in action with Ugglebo clog factory in Sweden

Look – the inner-workings of a traditional clog factory in Sweden! I love seeing the craftspeople in action. (Especially the rivets guy.) I’ve always thought the price point of Swedish clogs were a bit high (No 6, Swedish Hasbeens), but now I get it — plus, Epaulet’s exclusive designs start significantly lower, at $185. Very nice! Via [...]

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Spice Rack Vintage: Killer boots for under $50

This is an official scoop — so grab these boots before someone else does! My friend Jessie, founder of The Concrete Catwalk style blog and Style & Pepper personal styling, will be launching her new vintage store tomorrow: The Spice Rack. These pairs are each $46, in impeccable condition and, sadly, too big for me. Happy shopping! :)

Friday, October 8th, 2010

When it’s gone, it’s gone

It’s a sad day that these puppies are already sold: Although Evil Eye Vintage still has some other nice stuff for sale online. I’ve had some amazing vintage finds recently, and I’ll be going out for more this Saturday. Happy weekend! :)

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

Manimal Fall 2010: Alaskan Winter

At Pivot Boutique in 2008, during the world’s most incredible eco fashion sale you’ve ever seen, I bought a pair of Manimal ribcage earrings marked down to $10. They came in a kraft paper box, spray painted with a stencil in gold paint, with a little feather inside for awesomeness. Aren’t sweet little touches like [...]

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

EXTRASEED flats handmade in Ethiopia

More shoes made in Africa! EXTRASEED‘s classic flats are handmade in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The uppers are made from factory waste, either leather or vegan scrap fabric. And the soles are made of recycled rubber from car tires! The pairs range from $38-$55, depending on materials. Take that, Payless. Shop EXTRASEED on Etsy!

Friday, June 11th, 2010

With Benefits: SAWA Shoes

This post is the first in a series I’m writing on for-benefit companies — for-profit models that inherently benefit social causes — for the men’s ethical fashion site Commerce with a Conscience, where my awesome Internet-friend Brad creates daily features as well as the most well-curated product guide for conscientious men’s style out there. Launched [...]

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

TOMS Wedges are here!

First things first: It is remarkable and amazing that TOMS Classics have become trendy not for their style, but for their cause. (I’m a happy owner myself, but we can all agree they’re a bit funny looking, right?) But to add a heel and a peep-toe to that basic style? Not too shabby! I love the [...]

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

My favorite shoes

I’d like to introduce you to my favorite pair of shoes: I’m in Omaha right now, where the temperatures are in the 60s (rather than the 90s in Austin), so I got to pull out my favorite boots again. Their only draw-back is that they’re not good summer shoes! I got these in the fall [...]

Monday, May 10th, 2010

Manimal on sale

Kristen at Manimal just launched a special online store for sale items! Meaning that you can now get this Scrap necklace for $50 (originally $80), this Fringe Bootie for $150 (originally $200; size 7 only) or the Math necklace for $20 (originally $40). You can sign up to an RSS feed for the store’s sale stuff [...]

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

Penelope & Coco handmade boots

If I had a few hundred extra dollars lying around, I would love to spend them on these Riina boots from Penelope & Coco, designed by Marisa Spinella. Each pair is handmade in Marisa’s studio in LA, and each of the collection’s five inaugural styles are a variation on the same boot shape. “We value the [...]

Monday, April 5th, 2010

Sseko Designs: Transformative sandals benefitting Ugandan women

I recently wrote an article for KCFreePress.com about eco fashion in Kansas City, spotlighting three fabulous Kansas City brands. Today, meet Sseko Designs. In the past year, Sseko Designs founder Liz Bohannon has sold more than a thousand pairs of sandals to customers around the world. The sandals are transformative, meaning that they can be [...]

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Osborn Design Studios: Fair-trade oxfords & booties

Ecouterre just published a fabulous post on adding print to your wardrobe with a handful of stand-out eco-fashion brands. These Southwest Booties by Osborn Design Studios are to die for, and the brand behind them is just as good! Osborn’s fair-trade oxfords, booties, slip-ons and “jazzies” are handmade by a team of 21 artisans in Guatemala City, [...]

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Closet care tips to help your wardrobe last a lifetime, courtesy of Hudson & Jane

As we well know, the best way be a conscientious consumer is to shop less overall and take care of the clothes we already have. I recently got to write a few articles about how to take better care of your wardrobe on behalf of one of my favorite clients, Hudson & Jane, the lovely high-end men’s [...]

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Patterns + Looms

I think I’ve answered my own question as to why so many cultures around the world have their own different-yet-similar geometric patterns. Looms! The similarity among patterns would come from all cultures having the same design challenge: There’s only so much you can do with line patterns, as in weaving or with a knitting pattern. Right? [...]

Friday, January 8th, 2010

What a happy holiday: Terra Plana, pleather and recycled bangle bracelets

I had such a nice Christmas this year. It was a whirlwind of Midwest roadtripping (to Colorado, then to Oklahoma), but we were fortunate to avoid any snow-sasters, such as is covering Kansas City right now. There’s a foot of snow on the ground, and today’s high is FOUR! And the city can’t handle all [...]