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Slippers that wear like shoes.

Recommendations for men's slippers that have foot support like sneakers? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine on Apr 28, 2016 - 26 answers

need shoe recommendation for greenhouse/horticulturist

Mr. BellaStella works in a greenhouse. He stands in water a good portion of the day. For years he's been getting cheap Walmart shoes, which last about a month, if he's lucky. About once a year, he'll get an incredibly inflamed big toe, sometimes necessitating a trip to urgent care. He wears cotton crew socks with his shoes, so his poor feet are just fermenting all day. [more inside]
posted by LaBellaStella on Apr 27, 2016 - 21 answers

What is the sandal equivalent of an ankle boot?

I pretty much live in these Madewell ankle boots all fall, winter, and as far into spring as sweaty feet allow. What is the sandal version of these? Excessive detail inside. [more inside]
posted by superquail on Apr 27, 2016 - 24 answers

What's the best place to buy general-purpose sneakers?

I've been coasting for a while on a pair of shoes bought about two years ago, but they're starting to show their wear. I have very little experience shopping for shoes and don't have the slightest idea what my options are. Durability is important, since I spend most of my time in one pair of shoes. Online is fine; Chicago-based is also good. I'm fine with national brands and local.
posted by LSK on Apr 21, 2016 - 15 answers

I love Converse Hi Tops, but what's up with the long laces on them?

I want to know how I can reduce the length of the laces on my Hi Tops. A few ideas have popped into my head, but most aren't ideal. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Apr 6, 2016 - 17 answers

Footwear for the Chic American ... in Paris

Going to Paris next month and plan on walking and standing a lot. Not planning on wearing tennis shoes and giving away immediately that I'm an American tourist. Help! [more inside]
posted by tafetta, darling! on Mar 29, 2016 - 28 answers

I used to be stylish. 1 injured toe and 2 years later, I'm a slob. Help!

I used to love shoes and dressing nice even on off-days with a slick pair of Stacey Adams Concordes... Well, long story short, partially through my own clumsiness & through my work, I injured my toe and had to go through physical therapy for a long time. Funny how a really minor injury can mess your life up. [more inside]
posted by parkbench on Mar 28, 2016 - 6 answers

Business footwear for a growing boy

My feet are growing because I'm on testosterone, and I need new (men's) shoes for work. I don't want to spend a lot because they will probably grow more. My usual officewear is the standard business casual male uniform: dark khakis, button-up shirt and sweater/vest/cardigan. I won't be wearing these shoes with a suit. Size information inside. [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Mar 21, 2016 - 10 answers

Help me recapture the magic of my favorite pair of shoes.

Almost exactly 10 years ago I bought an amazing pair of shoes by Privo. This is the only pic I can find of this style. I wore them everywhere for three or four years and finally reluctantly got rid of them. Clarks bought Privo a while ago and the quality doesn't seem to be as good. Can you suggest other options? [more inside]
posted by rogerrogerwhatsyourrvectorvicto on Mar 21, 2016 - 11 answers

Women's boots for plantar fasciitis

I have plantar fasciitis that has been greatly relieved by wearing Orthoheels/Vionics sandals and shoes. Now I need some ankle boots. Not winter boots, rain boots for sloshing through Seattle's interminable rain. Recommendations? No heels please.
posted by bq on Mar 15, 2016 - 11 answers

Best heels for petite feet?

I'm a short lady with teeny feet. I'd love to gain some height and/or style from time to time with the right footwear, but it's so hard to find heels that fit and aren't just the worst. [more inside]
posted by helloimjennsco on Mar 15, 2016 - 9 answers

looking for the perfect pair of women's loafers!

this is proving impossible — the ones i'm finding are either sporty (like merrells, etc), look like granny shoes, or completely masculine, or have either a boxy or pointy toe. then there are ones with weird square chunky heels, or flat with no heel at all which looks tacky and cheap to me. [more inside]
posted by a knot unknown on Mar 13, 2016 - 16 answers

Which men's dress shoes/styles would you recommend for my work style?

Which men's dress shoes/styles would you recommend for my work style? [more inside]
posted by scrittore on Mar 9, 2016 - 7 answers

Where should I shop for women's clothing in Vancouver BC

I'm going up to Vancouver for the weekend soon and find myself with a bit of a clothing budget and a favorable exchange rate. I don't shop at the same stores as my woman friend up there due to differences in taste and size range, and my other woman friend there is off at a meditation retreat so I can't ask her. Given the preferences below the fold, where should I shop for clothes and shoes? [more inside]
posted by matildaben on Mar 2, 2016 - 14 answers

Hell is Wet Socks

I need footwear for the out-of-doors across that's appropriate for at least three seasons, if not four. While my feet are snowflakes, I don't think I have to worry about stepping in snow … do I? What about rainy puddles or streams? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Feb 5, 2016 - 11 answers

Mutant basketball / "tactical" / "military" style boot finding help!

Hello. I would like to replace a pair of well loved boots / shoes with some new ones. The ones I have at the moment look like this. I have found these but they are less casual more military! Does anyone have any knowledge of some more like the ones I already have (or like that but different - if that makes any sense) please?
posted by debord on Jan 20, 2016 - 9 answers

Patent Nude Heels Wishes To Be Silver For One Day

Is there a way to temporarily turn my nude patent heels into silver? [more inside]
posted by driedmango on Jan 16, 2016 - 14 answers

Plain white sneakers for wide feet

I have wide feet (mens 12EEEE or 12WW). I wear sneakers most of the time when I'm not in motorcycle boots. I will not buy New Balance since my last two pairs both came un-stitched within three months of purchase and NB wouldn't do anything for me. I prefer old-school mostly white court shoes. Can you suggest a shoe for me? [more inside]
posted by DaveP on Jan 8, 2016 - 8 answers

Help me replace my shoes?

About two years ago I bought these shoes (Gentle Souls Iso Jane) in pewter, and pretty much wore them into the ground. I assumed (wrongly) that it was a neutral enough style that they'd still be in production, but not only is that not the case, I can't find anything similar. I've had an eBay search going for months, and nothing is turning up in my size (7.5 / 8). I would love to somehow replace them. [more inside]
posted by Mchelly on Jan 7, 2016 - 3 answers

Do I need a Superfund to clean up my kids’ shoes?

Do those flash shoes and flash toys represent an environmental hazard? How should they be disposed of safely? [more inside]
posted by littlewater on Jan 7, 2016 - 6 answers

Minimal running shoes 2016 edition

What are some current minimal running shoes that don't have silly toes? [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jan 6, 2016 - 16 answers

"Squeek," I say," SQUEEK!!!"

Why are all my shoes so squeeky? Do you have squeeky shoes? What causes this? How do I get it to stop?! [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge on Jan 6, 2016 - 7 answers

Help me figure out how to Do Shoes!

My feet and ankles are annoying. I cannot find shoes that are comfortable. Plenty of excruciating detail inside. [more inside]
posted by mysterious_stranger on Jan 3, 2016 - 6 answers

My new shoes smell

I just received some new mail-order shoes. They are for a cheap costume party gag. However, they stink so unbelievably badly of newness, chemicals and shitty-grade plastic that I literally can't unbox them. How can I un-stink them before Friday?! [more inside]
posted by citands on Dec 8, 2015 - 15 answers

Finish my holiday party outfit!

What shoes/leggings could I wear with my new dress? Destination: evening holiday party. [more inside]
posted by handful of rain on Dec 4, 2015 - 13 answers

Holiday Fancy Shoes To Heel My Sole

Stylish ladies of MetaFilter, I am in need of advice. I'll be attending a fancy holiday party in two weeks and I don't know what shoes to pair with this dress. [more inside]
posted by little mouth on Dec 4, 2015 - 9 answers

Help me find work appropriate flats that I can walk 5 miles in every day

I need to wear nice shoes to work, and I also walk commute. I prefer ballet flats for style but need something with more of a sole that won't wear out. Link me? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Dec 1, 2015 - 39 answers

Durable walking shoes? (male)

I walk on asphalt most days for about a mile. I'm usually wearing sneakers/athletic shoes on these walks. The soles wear out in less than a year. Can I get a better walking shoe for less than $100? [more inside]
posted by mattu on Nov 30, 2015 - 9 answers

How do I best colorize a synthetic shoe?

I have some all-white shoes (unworn) that I'd like to turn into a different color (preferable a shade of black). Is there a way to easily do this? [more inside]
posted by 1001 questions on Nov 18, 2015 - 9 answers

How to protect my velvet-flocked leather boots?

I finally got my hands on a pair of boots from the Dr. Martens Flocked Collection. They are maybe my favorite thing in the whole world. But how can I protect them? [more inside]
posted by getawaysticks on Oct 29, 2015 - 4 answers

How best to drill holes in running shoes to let sweat out?

I run in extremely hot and humid weather and my shoes are squishy. I need to drill holes in them to let the sweat out. Help. [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Oct 6, 2015 - 10 answers

Is there a narrow, all-leather, supportive, hiking/trail shoe?

I've got gobs of biomechanical issues and want to find a highly supportive, narrow trail shoe that could work as a daily brown leather shoe. (Scarpa used to make these, but globalization has "disney-fied" their products.) I'm hoping Euro-based friends here on MeFi might know of another brand (I've tried and rejected all the US options) that offers narrow sizing (or a "woman's" version that works for a guy) and has classic leather styling (i.e., something that looks cool but not flashy, so can wear with business casual attire). [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on Oct 2, 2015 - 11 answers

Shoes for fall?

I need a new pair of shoes for fall, but I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 27, 2015 - 15 answers

Street shoes for contra dance

I'm going to a contra dance this weekend. The hall has wooden floors. I'd prefer to not buy specialized shoes until I decide if I like it. What is a passable kind of women's street shoe that will work well for this?
posted by 1066 on Sep 22, 2015 - 9 answers

Waterproof shoes for a preschooler

My rapidly-growing preschooler needs new shoes for fall and winter. [more inside]
posted by stowaway on Sep 22, 2015 - 22 answers

Ladies work shoes that can pass as business casual

I work in events for a restaurant. Mostly, this involves office work or sit-down client consultations. Our business casual dress code gives me flexibility for what kind of shoes I can wear. I typically wear black leather low-heeled pumps. (Clark's is a brand I favor.) Semi-regularly, though, my work necessitates me being on my feet all day to manage events personally. On these days, I am in and out of the kitchen and I go back and forth from indoors to outdoors. The main thing is that on these days, I may not sit down for ten hours straight. I'm looking to find a pair of shoes I can wear on that will line up with my typical look but will also be both non-slip and kind to my feet when I spend the entire day hustling around. What are some sellers (online or real world) and styles you would recommend?
posted by Comrade Doll on Sep 20, 2015 - 8 answers

Choosing high-grade professional mens dress shoes

What style and color of professional high-grade dress shoes should I invest in? [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping on Sep 15, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me find ultra-comfortable, padded sole, but stylish footwear

I need various styles of footwear that work for me, which seems to mean extremely padded, soft, pressure absorbing soles, which are very gentle on my feet even when I walk and stand a lot, with my relatively high body weight. [more inside]
posted by Joakim Ziegler on Sep 14, 2015 - 12 answers

Shoefilter: flat feet, city walkin' shoes?

I am looking for a pair of durable, nice-looking, women's flats that won't kill my ankle. Basically, if Birkenstock made a ballet flat, I would buy a hundred pairs. Specific wishes inside... [more inside]
posted by cpatterson on Sep 14, 2015 - 18 answers

Help me find the perfect (woman's) boot

I need to start wearing more supportive shoes, but hate having many pairs and want something durable and versatile. I'm also pretty clueless about shoe style. Help me MeFashionistas! Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by annekate on Sep 14, 2015 - 7 answers

These shoes were once for walkin'

Why are my once insanely comfortable Dankso shoes now anything but? They are several years old, but I see no signs of excessive wear. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Sep 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Peed on shoe rack.

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]
posted by kiki_s on Sep 9, 2015 - 14 answers

I need per-sueding one way or the other here...

Can I wear these? (If ONLY this was simply a white-after-Labor-Day question!) [more inside]
posted by argonauta on Sep 8, 2015 - 8 answers

An arm and a leg for a foot?

I am looking for a pair of affordable minimalist shoes that are suitable for a business casual environment that won't cost me an arm and a leg. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Sep 8, 2015 - 15 answers

My favorite shoes are dying. Help me find replacements.

I'm looking for a pair of sleek, fashionable women's shoes that I can have reshod when necessary so that I don't have to mourn the loss of another pair of favorites. I generally wear ballet flats, and am searching for a pair in red or black that are >$300. [more inside]
posted by batbat on Sep 1, 2015 - 11 answers

How to disinfect leather dress shoes

Found a small amount of mouse (chipmunk?) droppings in some otherwise very nice men's leather dress shoes I mistakenly stored in the garage. Can anyone recommend a best course of action for disinfection without damaging the shoes? [more inside]
posted by novelgazer on Aug 30, 2015 - 9 answers

Boots like these, but better!

I'm looking for a better quality pair of boots to replace these Steve Madden ones I bought a few years ago. I really like the style of these boots, with the little crochet detailing, and they're quite "light," but they're wearing out and it's time for me to find something new. [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Aug 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Chocotaco V2.0: Fall Footwear Update

Can you recommend some clean-lined, fashionable women's shoes or shoe brands for a business casual environment? [more inside]
posted by chocotaco on Aug 20, 2015 - 6 answers

These shoes, but better

My friend came over the other day wearing these 90s-trend shoes, and I love them, but she says they are not comfortable. Help me find something similar, but in a better-quality shoe. [more inside]
posted by nanook on Aug 14, 2015 - 7 answers

Ok ladies, shoe time.

Looking for simple black heels to go with simple black dress. [more inside]
posted by monologish on Aug 10, 2015 - 7 answers

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