For Christmas my wife is interested in a pair of the upcoming Puma by Rihanna velvet creepers. I know that the previous releases in this line have sold out in hours. Now that it has been named Shoe of the Year and this release is dropping in primo holiday shopping season (December 8th) I assume this new set will be even harder to get. My questions are (1) How can I increase my chances of snagging a pair of these shoes online as part of the official sale? and (2) If strategy (1) fails, are there sneakerhead resellers where I can buy a pair after the fact for not too much of a premium on the purchase price? [more inside]
Good people of MetaFilter, I want to find a gladiator - type women's pump that doesn't squeak. Currently, I own these shoes. I love them, but they squeak so much it sounds like I am walking on dolphins. I have bad knees so I can't do much more thsn about a 2.5 inch heel. I don't mind a platform pump as long as the toe is not too much lower than the heel. I want them in black, and I would prefer leather to man made material. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you!
My feet and ankles are annoying. I cannot find shoes that are comfortable. Plenty of excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
A person - who will remained unidentified - pissed on my shoe rack. Most of the urine was directed INTO suede, lace-up shoes with a squishy, fabric bottom. A second pair of suede shoes (below) was affected by overflow. Otherwise, the urine sprinkled. [more inside]
I had a pair of Rockport Day to Night Cap Toes that I really liked and eventually wore completely out. Ideally I'd get another pair, but they're no longer available. What can I get that looks like them, or do I need to go bespoke? [more inside]
There is a shoe store in my neighborhood that has these tools on display alongside their wares. We can't for the life of us figure out what these elongated cylinders with holes in them are. [more inside]
I'm looking for a warm shoe that I can wear to the office and handles the gross curb slush in NYC. so far I'm considering Merrell's jungle moc. I am a dude. Thanks for your help!
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]
Help! Where can I buy women's size 5 hiking boots in Los Angeles today? For some reason it's really hard to find shoes in my size, let alone shoes that are reasonably priced and for a specific purpose without ordering them online. Unfortunately, the window for ordering online has passed. Walking shoes will do as long as my size is in stock. Where can I go shopping tonight or tomorrow night and know they'll have something in my size? Small size shoe wearers, WHERE DO YOU SHOP? (As always, cheaper is better)
These Indigo by Clark's Plush Sateen in Black [size 8 Medium!] are the black shoes I keep at work at all times. I have a few pairs of black and brown under my desk, but these shoes are perfect. So so comfortable. Go with skirts, skirt suits, pants, anything. Nondescript, but classy. And I've killed them. I need new ones. I have boring normal feet-this shouldn't be so hard. [more inside]
Are there minimalist shoes that would allow me to wear my corrective orthotics during normally barefoot activities? [more inside]
In my workplace, it seems that for males, the higher up you are in the hierarchy, the noisier are the shoes, almost as if it’s in the job description. Middle managers shoes tend to make a bearable noise level, but when a male VP walks by, I could swear he’s wearing high heels. Are quality men’s shoes noisier? Or is this just that executives tend to prefer noisy loafers by design?
I have two pairs of leather ballet flats that I purchased off the internet. I've worn each of them a couple times, but unfortunately, I've realized that they are both about 1/2-size too large. Is there a way I can make them smaller? Can I put an insole or something in them? Is this something a shoe repair place can fix? I paid about $110 for each pair, so If I can fix them for something under $40 a pair, I'd consider that worth paying (less would be better of course). Otherwise, I'll consider this a lesson learned.
I just trudged 3/4 of a mile down 42nd street. My fancy black dress shoes (Allen Edmonds) are NOT cut out for this. My pinky toes have been replaced by blisters. What are the most comfortable shoes I can wear to work? I work in the financial industry but the dress code is business casual: slacks, button down shirt, maybe jacket or tie, rarely a full suit. Both black and brown shoes are needed, men's size 12. Must withstand walking in NYC.
Mid-to-late twenties male looking to buy a pair of shoes that's more attractive than a sports sneaker and less formal than a business/dress shoe. [more inside]
What are your favorite water-friendly hiking sandals? [more inside]
The soles on my dress shoes are not cushioning my feet properly and causing me back pain. What type of shoe inserts do I need? [more inside]
I'm looking for an excellent shoe repair place in Dallas. [more inside]
Meow! How do you walk quietly in kitten heels? Something like this or this? Is it a trick of sizing? Of walking a little differently? This would be my go-to style of heel for many occasions... if I can hide the slap-clack slap-clack sound which is a bit too much like $2 Walmart flip-flops.
Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
My feet get really hot when I exercise. It's incredibly uncomfortable. What are the best shoes and socks for me? [more inside]
What adhesive should I use for a leather insole and a Sorbothane heel pad? [more inside]
Cobbler ruined my favorite boots. What can I do? [more inside]
Anyone know what brand of sneakers these are that Martha Stewart is wearing? Picture 1 and Picture 2. They look really comfortable but I can't seem to find them anywhere. Thanks in advance. :)
[Sydney Filter] Where in Sydney can I get my leather shoes repaired/resoled at a reasonable price? [more inside]
I accidentally kicked a branch on the sidewalk, which punched a small hole into the surface of my shoe. Here's what it looks like. Is there an easy fix for this? [more inside]
ShoeFilter: Climbing shoe suggestions for a guy with Morton's Toe. Any thing beyond the Evolv Demorto? [more inside]
I have a pair of Bates EO2268 boots. There's a lot I like about them, but what I don't like is that after running around in them for a day, my feet are killing me. Please recommend alternatives. [more inside]
Why do we have men's shoe sizes and women's shoe sizes? [more inside]
UK Filter: I want to buy a nice pair of leather shoes, budget about £250 - recommendations? [more inside]
How do I shine "waterproof" leather shoes? [more inside]
Running shoes that look COOL? Like if Jay-Z had to go run a 5k. [more inside]
Shoe lacing method which will use up most of these over-long laces. [more inside]
Office bet... Who is singing the song on shoecarnival.com? Warning. Autoplay pop music plays blaringly loud on site load. Google-fu is failing us all.
Shoe question - I like brands such as Clarks, Born, Dansko, etc. for work and was wondering if anyone has suggestions of where to buy them. I'm looking for a bargain on these brands but with a good variety of styles to choose from. Also if you have a favorite brand you'd like to share, that would be great. As much as I love the way heels and strappy shoes look, they aren't practical for all day wear and I'm a sissy about foot pain. I need shoes that look professional but are hopefully not too masculine and are going to be comfortable all day.
Where can I buy a really good pair of gent's shoes in the UK that will fit me perfectly and last me at least a decade? Budget is I guess up to £500 GBP. [more inside]
Can you identify this brand of shoe from the logo? Photo here.
My dad has spent the last 40 summers of his life wearing flip flops. I would like to find the classic kind he prefers. [more inside]
Anyone know what kind of shoes these are?
Has anyone who wears women's shoe size 7 1/2 or smaller found a low rise/hidden shoe liner that doesn't show with flat pumps? (you know, ballet-style shoes, heelless pumps, whatever you want to call them). I just tried No Nonsense liners (for sizes 4-10) and they show. A lot. And my pumps are not even the kind that's extra low on the sides or toes. [more inside]
Love these new shoes, but wonder if I will ever be able to have their soles refinished once they wear out. [more inside]
I have a couple pairs of shoes that I wear to work, but are not real fancy. The shoes are still in good shape but they need new laces. Where to buy? [more inside]
What is the noticeable difference between a $100 pair of men's dress shoes and a $500 pair of men's dress shoes? I wear standard, department store $100 dress shoes to work every day (I used to wear Cole Haan; now I wear Johnston & Murphy). When the $100 shoe soles wear out, I have them re-soled. They do end up looking beat-up fairly quickly, even with polishing. I have been told that, if I spend more money on the shoes, they will last longer and the investment will be worth it. [more inside]
My shoes make a farting noise when I walk. What can I do about it? [more inside]
Where can I get a cabinet or armoire to store 100 pairs of shoes? [more inside]
Metafilter Personal Shopper: Men's Dress Boots [more inside]
I've read this, and this but I'm looking for something more casual and maybe a low top shoe that I can wear to/from and at work or school. [more inside]
I am looking for a shoe stretcher that will stretch so i can make shoes fit wider without having to wear them in. Not looking for the whole shoe stretcher, as that seems quite the overkill. Im not sure if there is a special name for a smaller tool just for width? What is the product that i need and where can i buy one online? I live in Canada. Thanks metafilter!
After working in the rain for 3 days straight and never having enough time to dry all the way out during those 3 days, one of my work boots smells punguntly of mildew. There's no footy smell, only mildew. Is there any way to get rid of it and save the boot? I imagine the mildew isn't doing any favours for the binding or the fabrics either.
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