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Where to find those Chinese Mary Janes?

Where in NoVA/Metro DC can I buy those cheap Asian-style Mary Jane shoes that used to be so easy to find? [more inside]
posted by sa3z on Jun 22, 2007 - 4 answers

What sneakers will protect my feet without alienating them from the rest of my body?

I need a new pair of sneakers, mainly to be used for going to the gym. Most sneakers appropriate for running are gaudy, strangely bulbous and look like some sort of terrifying cyborg technology. I just want a humble and functional pair of shoes that will protect my feet while exercising and possibly promote good posture. Any suggestions?
posted by davidriley on Jun 19, 2007 - 25 answers

letting my fingers do the walking.

I need sandals--but I'm picky. And poor. [more inside]
posted by rhoticity on Jun 11, 2007 - 35 answers

How to stop my blue jeans from blue-ing my white shoes?

I just bought a pair of sneakers that are made with white leather that has an unfinished feel to it (not glossy, but not suede either). My jeans are leaving blue marks all over them! How to remove the blue stuff, and how to prevent it in the future? Must I absolutely avoid wearing these shoes with jeans, or is there something I could treat them with, perhaps?
posted by freudenschade on May 29, 2007 - 8 answers

What's a good Canadian on-line shoe-care source?

I'm looking for an online store to buy a shoeshine kit in Canada- any ideas? I'm living in Wells, BC, and the only nearby town is Quesnel. Wal-Mart has the stuff, but I flatly refuse to buy anything from Wal-Mart. What is a on-line Canadian shoe company that I could buy polish, brushes, etc. from? I'd like to keep it in Canada, so I don't have to pay international shipping.
posted by rawredmeat on May 20, 2007 - 6 answers

Importance of arch support

How important is arch support for walking? [more inside]
posted by kraigory on May 18, 2007 - 9 answers

Please god help my blistered feet

How do I stop getting these huge blisters on my feet whenever I do certain sports? [more inside]
posted by sergeant sandwich on May 8, 2007 - 14 answers

I don't like it when it hurts to walk.

What can I do to make these shoes less hurty? [more inside]
posted by crinklebat on May 3, 2007 - 14 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

Please help me help my daughter!

Help me find the right soccer shoes for my 7 year old daughter with ultra sensitive feet. [more inside]
posted by visual mechanic on Apr 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Help me find a better running shoe.

Is there a running shoe for people who overpronate that isn't huge, boxy, and heavy? [more inside]
posted by tumbleweedjack on Apr 6, 2007 - 16 answers

Trying to find another pair of these beach sandals (sort of like Crocs, but not Crocs)...

I'd like to find another pair of these super-comfortable cheap beach sandals. Seems like that shouldn't be too hard, but I haven't had any luck so far! Have you seen shoes like these anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Melinika on Apr 2, 2007 - 12 answers

Perfectly plain leather slippers

Where can I buy the perfect unlined leather slippers of yester-yore? [more inside]
posted by kaytrem on Mar 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Bigfoot seeks big shoe

Have you bought women's shoes online? [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Mar 24, 2007 - 18 answers

Shrink my shoes?

How can I make a pair of slightly larger shoes fit? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on Mar 24, 2007 - 6 answers

Shoes for a month?

30 days in Europe. One pair of shoes. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Mar 21, 2007 - 38 answers

I walk on the edges of my feet - to dire results!

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 - 16 answers

I need wide soccer shoes.

I need wide soccer shoes. Have suggestions? [more inside]
posted by tumble on Mar 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Best place for a woman to buy rock climbing shoes in Vancouver, BC?

Best place to buy rock climbing shoes in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
posted by docgonzo on Mar 11, 2007 - 5 answers

International shoe shopping online?

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 - 6 answers

Can you help me pick out vegetarian boots and food for my trip to Alaska this May?

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 - 13 answers

My shoes need help!

Help me find good shoelaces. [more inside]
posted by pdb on Feb 13, 2007 - 4 answers

Is a "jazz pump" a good shoe for me?

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 - 7 answers

Is there a kind of tightening/unstretching solution for leather shoes?

Is there a kind of tightening/unstretching solution for leather shoes without causing damage to them? [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Feb 9, 2007 - 8 answers

What are some good standing/walking all-day shoes?

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 - 42 answers

Click! Click! Boom!

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 - 16 answers

Shoe stores in Bay Arrea

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 - 4 answers

Help me find new shoes

ShoeFilter: I am looking for a new casual work shoe. I currently have Simple Barney and love them to death but want something new. [more inside]
posted by ShawnString on Jan 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Ow, my shins, my shins!

What are some good running shoes for someone with shin splints? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Jan 6, 2007 - 14 answers

Are Blackmans still trading?

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 - 3 answers

Advice on lessening the agony from wearing heels all night.

I need advice on lessening the agony from wearing heels all night. [more inside]
posted by angryjellybean on Dec 4, 2006 - 14 answers

Everybody do the Dinosaur

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 - 17 answers

Why do strippers/hookers/slutty women love the see-through shoes?

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 - 22 answers

Furthermore, what the heck do bunny ears have to do with it?

Do flat shoelaces stay tied better than round ones? [more inside]
posted by ilsa on Nov 17, 2006 - 14 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

Where to get running shoe advice in NY metropolitan area?

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 - 7 answers

What's up with the drummer's dirty shoes? (Some songwriters get laaaazzyyyy...)

Joe Jackson's The Band Wore Blue Shirts - The drummer's shoes are dirty... [more inside]
posted by hutta on Nov 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Good shoes to bike in wet weather?

Looking for a good wet weather biking shoes. [more inside]
posted by Asbestos McPinto on Nov 5, 2006 - 10 answers

How to get a gasoline smell out of my sneakers?

How do I get the smell of gasoline out of my shoes? [more inside]
posted by Ryvar on Oct 29, 2006 - 13 answers

Sneakers with support

Footfilter: Stylish sneakers with good support? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Oct 24, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me find shoes for my big, wide, male feet in London.

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 - 4 answers

Don't let shoe angst get in the way of tango!

Help me find large women's shoes for Argentine Tango in DC or NYC [more inside]
posted by lorrer on Oct 10, 2006 - 7 answers

I need to tie my shoes

I need to find these shoelaces-- [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Oct 6, 2006 - 3 answers

Stopping shoes from acting like sponges.

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 - 2 answers

Online Shoe Purchase, Help

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 - 3 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

Which (if any) cycling shoes are made in the USA?

Which (if any) cycling shoes are made in the USA? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Sep 3, 2006 - 8 answers

What shoes will help my feet?

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 - 13 answers

Where do I go for custom shoes or repairs?

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 - 4 answers

What is the best all purpose shoe for a 3 month backpacking trip?

What is the best all purpose shoe for a 3 month backpacking trip? [more inside]
posted by Merik on Aug 18, 2006 - 24 answers

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