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 -
I really want these shoes, but they don't ship outside of the U.K..... [more inside]
posted by Ugh
on May 18, 2006 -
Help me make my hard working wife's feet happy. My wife is a surgery nurse and is due for a new great pair of nursing shoes. We'll be in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area in a few weeks. Anyone have any recommendations on a great place to buy such a pair of shoes in that area?
posted by killThisKid
on May 16, 2006 -
Should I walk on good shoes that support my feet, or does that weaken them and should I learn to walk on canvas shoes instead? [more inside]
posted by davar
on Apr 25, 2006 -
So a few years ago I bought this really awesome pair of shoes at a thrift store. It was serendipity - they were the perfect style , size and price! Now, alas, I have worn them out. It has been impossible to find another pair! Dear Mefites, can you help a girl find another perfect pair of kicks? [more inside]
posted by denimflavored
on Mar 15, 2006 -
What are the best places in San Francisco to find good sneakers? Rare and vintage is nice, hard to find colorways, basically anything that would make people ask, "where'd you get those?"
posted by cramer
on Mar 8, 2006 -
Returning to running after a long stay in the comfy chair. Fat old fart needs shoe advice. [more inside]
posted by y6y6y6
on Mar 7, 2006 -
It's getting warmer in georgia, and I love wearing my shoes around with no socks. My old chucks and my asics Onitsuka tigers are pretty great for that, any other suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny
on Mar 5, 2006 -
Second-hand shoes: What are the odds of contracting some sort of fungus or some other nasty thing from second-hand shoes? What, if anything, can I do to disinfect them? And will it work?
posted by Krrrlson
on Mar 1, 2006 -