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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
[Sydney Filter] Where in Sydney can I get my leather shoes repaired/resoled at a reasonable price? [more inside]
Running shoes that look COOL? Like if Jay-Z had to go run a 5k. [more inside]
Anyone know what kind of shoes these are?
Love these new shoes, but wonder if I will ever be able to have their soles refinished once they wear out. [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]
How can I clean vomit off leather shoes? [more inside]
It's good to walk a mile in another person's shoes, because then you'll be a mile away and have their shoes.
What can I do to repair the heel padding inside my shoe? [more inside]
Spira running shoes: horseshit? [more inside]
Shoe repair recommendations in Portland, OR? The girlfriend's beloved 14-eye Docs need insole repair. Anyone know of a good shop?
Why are shoes made out of hard, ouchy leather? [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a shoe insert for men that adds an inch or so to one's height, maybe by lifting the ball of the foot up a little bit? Or are there specially designed tennis/casual/etc shoes? [more inside]
There is a squeak in my shoe and it won't go away. Help! [more inside]
I have (a) a bad back (herniated L4-L5) and (b) very flat feet, so with every step I take when walking I feel a huge jolt go up my spine. Without resorting to the ridiculous looking Z-coil shoes, what's the next best thing? [more inside]
I have a pair of docksiders (boat shoes) with broken raw hide laces. I bought replacement laces but cannot manage to get them laced. How do you lace boat shoes?
Toddler shoes -- what are the best brands? [more inside]
Is there any way to stop a shoe from squeaking on linoleum? [more inside]
Where can you get shoes for unfortunately-footed women in London? I'm looking for shoe stores that stock large sizes but also narrow widths. The person in question has a 11.5 or 12 US/CAN shoe size, which is about a 10 or 10.5 UK size, with an AA width, which often complicates matters. Bonus points if the store sells styles that actually look good.
Shoes and boots for the extra wide foot... [more insole] [more inside]