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Do you like internet shoe hunts?

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]
posted by atomicstone on Mar 25, 2014 - 21 answers

Noisy men’s shoes as a status symbol?

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?
posted by racingjs on Oct 29, 2013 - 18 answers

How can I make my shoes smaller?

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.
posted by OrangeDisk on Oct 28, 2013 - 7 answers

Comfortable shoes for NYC businessman edition.

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 My pinky toes have been replaced by blisters.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.
posted by BigVACub on Jun 25, 2013 - 12 answers

yeah, yeah, sho shoe me

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]
posted by threeants on Jun 10, 2013 - 29 answers

What type of shoe inserts do I need?

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]
posted by reenum on Apr 8, 2013 - 6 answers

I'm looking for a cobbler in Dallas, Texas

I'm looking for an excellent shoe repair place in Dallas. [more inside]
posted by hugandpint on Sep 15, 2012 - 1 answer

How to walk quietly in kitten heels

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.
posted by whatzit on Sep 6, 2012 - 15 answers

Need cute boots for my narrow feet and narrow calves

Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jun 3, 2012 - 6 answers

There's an awful lot you could tell about a person by their shoes

[Sydney Filter] Where in Sydney can I get my leather shoes repaired/resoled at a reasonable price? [more inside]
posted by vidur on Aug 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Running shoes that look cool too (cool like a rapper)?

Running shoes that look COOL? Like if Jay-Z had to go run a 5k. [more inside]
posted by defmute on Feb 6, 2011 - 16 answers

What shoes are these?

Anyone know what kind of shoes these are?
posted by stopgap on Jul 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me preserve my shoes!

Love these new shoes, but wonder if I will ever be able to have their soles refinished once they wear out. [more inside]
posted by tdalton on Jun 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Difference between $100 men's dress shoes and $500 men's dress shoes?

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]
posted by jayder on Jan 20, 2010 - 29 answers

How do I clean these shoes?

How can I clean vomit off leather shoes? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Feb 5, 2009 - 3 answers

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]
posted by spamguy on Sep 7, 2008 - 5 answers

Spira shoes: fact or crap?

Spira running shoes: horseshit? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Jul 23, 2008 - 3 answers

Shoe repair recommendations in Portland, OR?

Shoe repair recommendations in Portland, OR? The girlfriend's beloved 14-eye Docs need insole repair. Anyone know of a good shop?
posted by thinman on May 6, 2008 - 2 answers

Hard Leather Shoes: Why?

Why are shoes made out of hard, ouchy leather? [more inside]
posted by amber_dale on Jul 6, 2007 - 15 answers

Shoes for making men taller

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]
posted by hodyoaten on Apr 29, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me get rid of the squeak in my shoe

There is a squeak in my shoe and it won't go away. Help! [more inside]
posted by c:\awesome on Nov 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Put a spring in my step!

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]
posted by dmd on Sep 9, 2006 - 6 answers

How do you lace boat shoes?

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?
posted by I Foody on Jun 6, 2006 - 10 answers

A really big shoe for you

Toddler shoes -- what are the best brands? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on May 16, 2006 - 10 answers

Quiet a squeaky shoe

Is there any way to stop a shoe from squeaking on linoleum? [more inside]
posted by deadfather on Feb 8, 2006 - 3 answers

Shoes for a big-footed woman in London

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.
posted by adrianhon on Apr 12, 2005 - 7 answers

Where can you find shoes for an extra wide foot?

Shoes and boots for the extra wide foot... [more insole] [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Oct 26, 2004 - 7 answers

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