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Small Size Womens Shoes

Does anyone have recommendations for small-size (around size 4, depending on shoe) women's shoes, especially in the Los Angeles area? My wife moved here recently from Japan, where her shoe size is much less uncommon and so it wasn't much of an issue. But in LA, it seems very difficult to find any stores that stock this size. For something like sneakers, children's sizes are probably an option, but for dress shoes / heels I don't think that will work. [more inside]
posted by thefoxgod on Feb 24, 2015 - 14 answers

seeking a pair of casual men's shoes. must be all black.

Can someone recommend a pair of shoes similar to the last 2 pairs I've worn: 1) Ecco Summer Sneaker and 2) Born Dusty. [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Feb 2, 2015 - 5 answers

Work shoe hell

After months of buying and wearing through relatively cheap ballet flats and loafers, I think it's time for me to think about upgrading my work/dressy casual footwear. I think that I would really like a pair of oxfords or similar, but can you help me find the best pair out there? Details/restrictions/requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit on Jan 27, 2015 - 10 answers

I did but prompt the age to fix my clogs

I did something stupid. I found the perfect pair of shoes and only got one pair. And now they're falling apart and the style is discontinued. [more inside]
posted by ernielundquist on Jan 21, 2015 - 7 answers

Fashion help! Should I buy these red shoes?

After coming across these pictures yesterday http://tinyurl.com/lwbfvae and http://tinyurl.com/kndgqs8 I decided I needed a pair like them. Right now, the best option, without buying made to order, would be these: http://tinyurl.com/p8zg9o2 [more inside]
posted by rbf1138 on Jan 12, 2015 - 11 answers

Big wide feet seeking big wide shoes

I just got a stand up desk at work and I'm really liking it, but if I don't get some proper fitting shoes its going to be a lot less comfortable than it could be....shoe shoppers of mefi, please help! [more inside]
posted by ajax287 on Jan 11, 2015 - 12 answers

I'd like to find boring shoes that aren't so cheap

What's a step up in quality from Vans sneakers? I like that they make plain, neutral-looking canvas sneakers, but I don't like that my shoes wear out in six months. I like real-life stores so that I can try on shoes and ask staff for help. What store should I go to in San Francisco? [more inside]
posted by dreamyshade on Jan 9, 2015 - 22 answers

FEET. OMG. (sweaty cold feet in the winter)

How do I keep my feet dry and warm throughout the day in the winter? I am typically traveling by subways and city buses in suburban Toronto and I go in and out of heated spaces for work. Thin socks won't cut; thick socks are sweated through by lunch. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jan 8, 2015 - 21 answers

Help me dress like a grown up lady - 30s edition

I would like to figure out what the hell well dressed women of my age wear to look stylish, classy, and even if possible sexy! Please help me find what to wear, from inside out, like I am your own personal midthirties professional, casual, and formal doll. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jan 7, 2015 - 23 answers

Any way to make shoes that vibrate?

I've developed some serious neuropathy in my feet and have found remarkable relief through introducing vibration to my feet - whether through a tuning fork or by placing them against softly vibrating surface. I'm wondering if there's some way to make my shoes vibrate? [more inside]
posted by lotusfeet on Jan 6, 2015 - 9 answers

Where are all the mid-rise heels?

I am trying to get a work wardrobe together for my return to work after maternity leave. I want to buy a couple of pairs of decent wearing, mid-rise heels in beige and black. Should be easy, right? Not so. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Jan 1, 2015 - 16 answers

Boots similar to Tretorn Oken leather, but better quality?

I bought these Oken Leather boots less than a month ago, but the sole is separating at the heel. A bit of googling reveals quite a few complaints of that type,so I'm getting a refund rather than replacement. Are there any shoes with similar styling, but great build quality?
posted by Jon Mitchell on Dec 29, 2014 - 6 answers

ShoeFilter: Help me find slip-on sneakers with fixed laces

I love these casual men's Diesel sneakers, which are slip-on but also have fixed shoelaces for appearance sake without the need to tie/untie. Unfortunately, Diesel doesn't make them anymore. Can you help me find similarly styled slip-on sneakers that have fixed laces and are available for purchase?
posted by iamisaid on Dec 20, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me find an awesome sweater for a Chicago NYE wedding outfit

I (38, hipsterish, female) am attending a wedding on New Year's Eve and I'm looking for the right sweater or coverup for the dress I'm planning on wearing. Help me look fabulous in front of all my boyfriend's friends! Bonus points for other accessory advice as well. [more inside]
posted by misskaz on Dec 17, 2014 - 25 answers

Black Lace Fashion Ensemble

I have this dress. What do I wear with it? [more inside]
posted by RoadScholar on Dec 17, 2014 - 23 answers

Identify these shoes for me

Does anyone know what brand/designer/name might be attached to these shoes? Seen very near The Metro Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
posted by agregoli on Dec 16, 2014 - 3 answers

A few years on and still clueless-which shoes the sequel!

Which shoes with this dress? [more inside]
posted by Mnky197 on Dec 15, 2014 - 12 answers

The Physics of Water Pushed Upwards into a Shoe

My waterproof shoes are now letting water in slightly, but the store, after sitting them in water for a bit, says they do not leak. Seems to me there's a big difference between shoes sitting in a pail vs. shoes pounding the pavement. [more inside]
posted by tenderly on Dec 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Top quality men's boots

After reading this AskMe, my future men's shoe purchases will all be top quality. With that in mind, I really like these Chelsea-style Allen Edmonds boots (bigger pic, slightly different style), but unfortunately, they no longer make them. Can you recommend a similar boot from a similarly high-quality company? [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Dec 11, 2014 - 17 answers

Can these shoes be saved?

My lovely open-toed Camper shoe had an encounter with an unpaved parking lot resulting in a big gouge through the leather exposing the blue foam underneath. I took it took my local cobbler and all he could do was glue the sticking-out bit of foam down so it sticks out less. The blue gouge is still prominent. What can be done to repair/refashion these shoes? Considering DIY options but suspect I'd get better results leaving it to a professional. Pics inside. [more inside]
posted by doift on Nov 18, 2014 - 3 answers

Shoefilter: Pointy-toed low-heeled half-leopard half-black pumps

Today at work, I saw a girl with the cutest shoes. I am absolutely kicking myself for not asking her where she got them! Can you help me find them somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
posted by derogatorysphinx on Nov 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Looking for a nice pair of women's oxfords and/or brogues.

Help me find a pair of women's brogues or oxfords in a size 11. [more inside]
posted by joeyjoejoejr on Nov 13, 2014 - 15 answers

Super comfortable work shoes

I just bought these Ellen Tracy wedges at Marshalls. I wore them at a conference and they are the most comfortable shoes ever! [more inside]
posted by amapolaroja on Nov 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Recommend some good wedding heels?

AskMetafilter has some shoe experts. I'd love your help finding comfortable, stylish heels to wear for my wedding and wedding reception. Hit me with your best bridal shoe suggestions! The wedding is a bit rustic and vintage, so if you can think of heels that are a bit different but might work for a formal ceremony, I'd love to hear! [more inside]
posted by slidell on Nov 11, 2014 - 19 answers

All I want for christmas is my two sparkle shoes

We are looking for the best shoes ever to give to a 2 year old boy for christmas. the idea is that it's practical for the parents (no shoes to buy for this round!) but that they can be fun enough for a child (lights? other weird somethings?) Shoes must NOT be lace up, bonus points for craziness otherwise. Money is no object, but we will probably spent around $60. Online ordering a plus. Thanks!
posted by andreapandrea on Nov 9, 2014 - 19 answers

Best standing shoes for elderly mom?

My mom (she's 71) continues to work a couple of part time jobs, both out of financial need and a determination to keep working. One of them has her standing on a concrete floor for fairly long periods a few times a week. I'm looking for advice on the best shoes that will keep her as comfortable as possible, ones I can buy online (preferably in Canada) and send to her. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Nov 9, 2014 - 30 answers

Do shoe trees work?

Is there any real evidence that shoe trees do what they are supposed to do? [more inside]
posted by ianK on Nov 2, 2014 - 11 answers

The boringest boots with the chunkiest heel?

I love these boots. I don't love the $395 price tag. Can you help me find something extremely similar? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on Oct 29, 2014 - 10 answers

Shoe me!

Help me decide on warmer footwear with a suit, but flat or with a low heel. [more inside]
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Shoes on or off in the house?

What's the more common practice in the U.S. and elsewhere? What particular locales, religions, ethnic backgrounds, etc. are associated with a preference for shoes off or shoes on inside the house? Are there any good maps showing where one or the other practice is more common across the world or in particular countries? [more inside]
posted by Area Man on Oct 13, 2014 - 95 answers

Why would he think it's OK to walk through my house with his boots on?

A handyman my husband knows came by today to talk to me about what needs done at our new house. We both came in the back door where I proceeded to take my boots off. He stood there watching me but did not take his boots off nor ask me if I thought he should. He followed me into the house with his boots on, walked through the living room and upstairs the bathroom. [more inside]
posted by waving on Oct 13, 2014 - 68 answers

The eternal shoe search

Comfortable, walking but sexy shoes [more inside]
posted by jellyjam on Sep 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Doc Martens - quality gone downhill? Also, sizing question.

I'm thinking about getting a pair of Doc Martens: questions about sizing and quality issues. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 20, 2014 - 29 answers

Help me mix & match my new clothes!

I just purchased a bunch of new clothing at Theory, which is definitely a much hipper store than I'm used to shopping at. (My old standby was Banana Republic.) The sales staff was very helpful, and I'm very pleased with what I came home with, but I'd love some help in mixing and matching everything. Photos of (almost) all of the items I bought can be found here. [more inside]
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Sep 15, 2014 - 8 answers

Professional shoes for rainy weather?

It's that time of year again, when I need to put the sandals away and figure out what the heck to put on my feet for the next 9 months. Help. [more inside]
posted by rabbitrabbit on Sep 9, 2014 - 22 answers

please hope me find a pair of shoes

I have super high arches, a wide toe box, constant pain in my foot, and a weak ankle. Do you have any recommendations for a somewhat stylish but not-quite-formal dress shoe I can wear to work with slacks or khakis and a button-down shirt? I'm pretty butch and usually wear a leather loafer in a men's size 7.5 / women's size 9. [more inside]
posted by wearyaswater on Sep 8, 2014 - 16 answers

Stores similiar to these

I love ModCloth and Boden and am looking for stores similar to those. [more inside]
posted by jellyjam on Sep 4, 2014 - 7 answers

Looking for the bootie equivalent of Worishofer sandals

I have issues with my feet/legs, namely weak, constantly twisting ankles and a heavy step that destroys shoes. The first problem was solved when I discovered these insanely comfortable Worishofer sandals earlier this summer. Now I need to find a pair of booties that are just as comfortable for the fall/winter. Please help! [more inside]
posted by dysh on Aug 24, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me replace my bum-around, easy on/off, handyman shoes!

I have some great shoes I love that are ... falling apart. [pic] Unfortunately, they've been discontinued! I can get something sort of similar but there are still some drawbacks. Diligent searching hasn't turned up my perfect work shoe, though. In short, I want something tough like a work boot, easy to put on and take off (i.e. velcro straps), but with walking-shoe type soles and as light as possible. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on Aug 11, 2014 - 14 answers

Recommend shoes for working in radioactive lab

I work in medical imaging research. We just got a new imaging system and I am about to start working with radioactive materials. I need help identifying a good pair of lab shoes. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Aug 5, 2014 - 11 answers

Dear internet, please find me some shoes

I'm off on a hot-climate-followed-by-cool-climate holiday, and am looking for the perfect pair of women's shoes to sightsee in. I'm also taking hiking boots and sandals, but I'd like an in-between pair for all the rest. Requirements: COMFORTABLE, vegan, rain-resistant (or at least, won't totally dissolve at the sight of a puddle), breathable (for the hot days), plain (to visit mid-range restaurants with a dress). For bonus points: will ship to the Antipodes without costing more than my airfare.
posted by superfish on Aug 4, 2014 - 2 answers

Flats for a wardrobe upgrade

I have a new, grown-up job and would like to upgrade my shoes accordingly. It's turning out to be more difficult than I expected. I'm looking for recommendations of brands, brick-and-mortar stores (east coast US city), and online places to shop. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by ootandaboot on Aug 3, 2014 - 22 answers

Recommendations for low-hassle, low(er)-cost bespoke men's shoes.

Does anyone have recommendations for a bespoke shoemaker who charges a fair price and will work mail-order to the US? I'm looking for boring, business-casual men's shoes, e.g. split- and moc-toe derbies and undecorated penny loafers made from durable low-maintenance leathers in black and burgundy. [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Jul 31, 2014 - 6 answers

Am grown woman, need to look the part

So I am about to embark on a new phase in life, one outside of academia (most likely) and am done having kids, and thus, need to finally get some clothes and other stuff (shoes, bras) to help my look transition as well. The problems? I like the clothes I get to wear now and I HATE shopping. So I need suggestions as to where to go and what to buy! Help please! [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Jul 30, 2014 - 24 answers

Cheap-ass running shoes plz.

I am looking for decent, yet cheap, running shoes for the short term. Suggestions? More inside of course. [more inside]
posted by WinterSolstice on Jul 29, 2014 - 12 answers

What is a good kind of cowboy boots to get?

I'd like a pair of cowboy boots. I have no idea why. None of my friends wear cowboy boots. I guess I just like them. I've never owned a pair. I'm looking for a little guidance. In particular, what's a good brand that makes a quality boot that's comfortable and will last? Or even what's a specific boot that's good? [more inside]
posted by trevor_case on Jul 26, 2014 - 13 answers

Fill the shoe void in my life

Criteria: comfortable, versatile, water resistant women's shoes for the summer. [more inside]
posted by fox problems on Jul 14, 2014 - 11 answers

Protective Treatment for Decorated Shoes

My daughter has decorated some white leather clogs with designs done with colored Sharpie pens. What sort of clear treatment can she put on the shoes that will protect the designs?
posted by Jackson on Jul 14, 2014 - 6 answers

Help a young male create his capsule wardrobe!

What are the basic essentials for a young man's wardrobe? What's the best approach to building a versatile, comfortable, and stream-lined wardrobe from scratch? [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jul 14, 2014 - 11 answers

What's the deal with flat feet / fallen arches?

My son, who turns twelve in a couple of months, seems to have flat feet. I can't quite figure out what to do next - if it is a serious problem, if it can be corrected with foot exercises, if we need orthotics, or what. Does anyone have any experience with flat feet? [more inside]
posted by KokuRyu on Jul 14, 2014 - 28 answers

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