Without fail, the soles on the heels of my boots wear down unevenly. The outside part (the edge) of the heel on each shoe wears down more quickly than the inside part, so each shoe become lopsided. How can I prevent this? [more inside]
posted by eswusp86
on Mar 18, 2007 -
Is there a Net-based shoe reseller that carries many brands ( like zappos.com ) that will ship internationally? [more inside]
posted by Joseph Gurl
on Mar 2, 2007 -
I'm visiting South-East Alaska in mid-May and am in need of vegetarian recommendations for the best non-leather shoes to buy/bring for the conditions, and best veg restaurants to eat at, too! Recommendations for either, please. [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty
on Mar 1, 2007 -
Dance shoe experts & semi-experts: is a "jazz pump" a reasonable substitute for a character shoe? Jazz pumps seem like they might be exquisitely comfortable, maybe with the addition of cushy insoles. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Feb 12, 2007 -
What are some good standing/walking all-day shoes (8 hours worth of standing and/or walking around the office?
I work in a sign production office, so there's a lot of basically standing working on projects on the table or walking around getting various supplies and operating printers, etc. all day. Really no sitting down at all.
They need to be no more than $100 and go great with jeans. I like the bowling shoe or puma look. Not a big fan of Nike running shoes with jeans look. Maybe some Crocs?
posted by stlboi
on Feb 1, 2007 -
I walk to work, so I'm good for the environment these days. However, the wear and tear that used be directed to my car tires now falls on my high heels! [more inside]
posted by mireille
on Jan 30, 2007 -
ShoeStoreFilter: In search of good shoe store in the Bay Area (San Francisco or Berkeley preferred) for ecco shoes, Birkenstocks (the walking shoes, not the sandals), and White Mountain. I prefer not to buy shoes on line.
posted by ClaudiaCenter
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Are Blackmans Boots & Shoes of 22 Cheshire St.London E2 still trading?Can't raise them on the phone and it will be a long journey only to find out that they have closed.
posted by Dr.Pill
on Dec 5, 2006 -
Where can I find dinosaur slippers? Specifically, they must make a "roaring" noise each step you take. Do these even exist or am I imagining them?
posted by kidsleepy
on Nov 29, 2006 -
okay, clearly not the most important questioning that needs answering but why do hookers/strippers/women who want to convey they are 'slutty' love those clunky see through shoes? [more inside]
posted by jbelkin
on Nov 27, 2006 -
Needed- best running shops in the New York metropolitan area for getting feet (flat) and gait (upright) analyzed and shoes recommended. A place that knows its stuff and isn't going to shove whatever they have the most of in back down my leg. (Or am I being hopelessly naive?) Thanks in advance.
posted by IndigoJones
on Nov 8, 2006 -
Joe Jackson's The Band Wore Blue Shirts - The drummer's shoes are dirty... [more inside]
posted by hutta
on Nov 6, 2006 -
How does a male with boat-sized (46WW) feet get them decently shod in London without going broke or the custom-made route? [more inside]
posted by derMax
on Oct 23, 2006 -
I bought some nice leather shoes a few months ago. I recently had to walk around the rainy streets of London for half an hour or so, and during this time the water soaked right up through the leather soles and into the uppers. Is this a) normal? b) preventable?
posted by Kiwi
on Oct 2, 2006 -
I am considering the online purchase of some Le Coq Sportif shoes. Undortunately there is no where in Santa Fe where i can try some on first, so I can find my size. For instance, I wear an 11 in new balances but a 10 in mephistos. Are there any websites that compare shoe fit by brand? Or does anyone have info on the fit of Le Coq Sportif? thanks
posted by MNDZ
on Sep 25, 2006 -
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 -
What can I do for numbness in the balls of my feet? Over the past year, as I approach 60, I have developed what I have self-diagnosed as a form of metatarsalgia - the balls of my feet get increasingly numb during the day - possibly due to thinning of the tissues in the feet. The more flexible and cushioned the shoe, the less the problem, and cushion inserts also help. Are there shoes and/or inserts that have helped others with this specific problem?
posted by Jackson
on Sep 2, 2006 -
Shoefilter: I have 2 pairs of sandals that I adore and have pretty much worn right out. I cannot find them anywhere and would like to have them re-made (or a replica made from scratch). Is there anywhere in this hemisphere that will do that for less than the national debt? [more inside]
posted by blackkar
on Aug 24, 2006 -
I've heard that both shoes with open toes and shoes with open heels are considered too casual for some professional environments. But what about shoes with open sides, like this
? [more inside]
posted by transona5
on Jul 27, 2006 -
I just got a new pair of Bostonian shoes, which fit quite well and which *would* be comfortable, except...they rub my feet under the ankle. What can I do?
posted by whitebird
on Jul 26, 2006 -
Alas, the 3 1/2-inch stiletto heel on one of my glorious Calvin Klein brown suede pumps has broken, after a year of intensive catwalking on NYC pavement. The steel rod inside the heel bent in half. I tried to straighten it out with a vise, but the heel bent again as soon as I tried to walk on it. The shoe repair guy I went to claimed it's impossible to fix. But I know I can fix it by replacing the steel rod. Any ideas on where to find one?
posted by zembla3
on Jul 17, 2006 -
Anyone know how the foot pod works and how reliable it's going to be? I have not come across any technical details about that at all, only the ipod interface.
posted by joshgray
on Jun 14, 2006 -
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 -
I'm really interested in the soon coming iPod+Nike
technology: Basically a really high tech way of tracking your running, syncing it with your computer, tracking your progress, interacting with others, etc. However, I'd really kind of like to avoid Nike for it's high prices and other reasons, so does anyone know any other similar high tech products that could help me track my run? Extra points for Mac compatibility.
posted by patr1ck
on May 30, 2006 -