Cheap clothing worldwide: OK I see ads for very low dollar cost clothing which leads to short lifespans for those clothes and a never ending repeat cycle. Is this something other countries outside the US do for their garments? Do say German middle class parents buy cheap items for school or do they buy better grade products and buy them less often? Is the Wal-Mart/Ross/K-Mart junk clothing limited to the US? Same with cheap shoes, are the quality shoes found in German or Swiss or French stores better and therefore longer lived?
Wife is getting shin splits. Walks a lot for her job. You chics out there--what is the most comfortable athletic or casual shoe you've ever worn?
Can you help me find fabulous, head-turning fall shoes or boots for $300-$500? [more inside]
Search interface for Zappos.com that includes more granular price information? [more inside]
You know those cool wingtip 1920s shoes the guy wears in Boardwalk Empire? I need 'em. [more inside]
I finally saved enough cash to buy a pair of Docs...but the style I want is all gone! Can Metafilter track me down a pair? [more inside]
I work eight hour days where I'm doing a lot of walking and heavy lifting. I need some comfortable but affordable ($70) shoes that provide good support. Any suggestions? More inside. [more inside]
Order up for some serious, stylish, comfortable shoes that are New York fashion AND all-day-walking compatible. [more inside]
Frequent holes in my shoes - does anyone know what's going on? [more inside]
I'm going to start running without socks! What do I need to do to keep both my shoes and feet in tip-top shape? [more inside]
What's that shoe? Please help identify a men's sandal. [more inside]
What shoes should I wear with this dress? I don't want to be too match-matchy, but I'm stumped on good color choices and styles. [more inside]
What are some women's shoes that are really comfortable to walking around in all day without socks? (no sandals or flip-flips) [more inside]
Why do my feet hurt after I mow the lawn and what can I do to fix it? [more inside]
Shoe Filter: Can these Birkenstocks be saved? [more inside]
What's the difference between minimalist running shoes and slim sneakers? [more inside]
I am going to Ireland for 8 days in August with my mom, aunt and cousins. I'm looking at the average weather and panicking a little about what to pack/bring/carry. I specifically need a good backpack for a camera, and some decent looking shoes. Can you help? [more inside]
So I found these awesome little Japanese sandals (called geta, I now know) and I am wondering if it's ok to use them for dress up or if they are worth something and I shouldn't damage them. [more inside]
Unfortunately the beautiful ivory and crystal 3 inch pumps I bought for my wedding make my dress too short! I was kind of distressed, but now I'm seeing this as an opportunity to get a little wilder. Wedding colors are red-red and any shade of purple. Please link me any (well, no Chucks please and no flip flops) kind of pretty/sexy low heeled shoes (in ivory, muted gold, red, or purple). Interested in a kitten heel in ivory, but I'm also way more open minded now than I was before. Purple suede laceup Oxford with side cutouts? Sexy red patent kitten pump? Ankle booties? My dress is ivory lace, strapless, floor length. Thank you thank you thank you!
How can I best keep my walk-in closet from smelling like my shoes? And how can I best keep my shoes from smelling up my walk-in closet? [more inside]
Dowdy-shoe wearer needs advice about buying decent quality ballet flats in Australia [more inside]
Searching for the perfect summer shoe/sandal. Stringent requirements after the jump. [more inside]
I am looking for flip-flops that have nice arch support. The arch on my left foot collapses quite a bit when I walk. I want the shoes to be flip-flops, not Birkenstock-style sandals. I am male, and I live in the U.S.
I wear my Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars shoes everywhere, and they go with pretty much any outfit. I LOVE THEM! However, they get soggy at the slightest hint of rain. What's the next best all-purpose, all-weather, awesome shoe for a girl?
Birkenstock Sandals: I got two pair of the Gizeh sandal, 40 and 41. I wear a 9.5 US. I'm having trouble figuring which of these is going to fit and googling isn't helping. [more inside]
Best all-around athletic shoes? snowflakes after the break. [more inside]
Does anyone have any running shoe recommendations for a Underpronation / supronation runner? [more inside]
WANTED: shoe recommendations for a wedding photographer. [more inside]
My sister badly needs new shoes, but wants a comfortable pair of sneakers or flats that "would not be out of place in the French court." [more inside]
Choose my shoes, episode 9. I am going to a daytime wedding next month and have the dress... now what shoes do I get? Read on... [more inside]
I was in Chicago this morning and saw an awesome pair of shoes in the window of Akira Men's on North Ave, that I would love to buy, but I don't live in Chicago and it doesn't look like they sell their men's clothing/shoes online. Where could I find these shoes? [more inside]
I have carpet in my apartment and I like to dance I would like to be barefooted but the carpet makes it difficult to spin. What can I wear on my feet for anti traction? [more inside]
Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
Is there such a thing as a "sneaker heel"? [more inside]
Cobbler/shoe repair recommendation in Vancouver, BC? [more inside]
I adore the bold, crazy men's shoes and fashion of Jeremy Scott. Who else designs such deliriously delightful men's stuff at vaguely affordable prices?
I bought a pair of men's leather dress shoes with an elongated, narrow toe box last week, and now they're killing me. Something about the funky shape is causing the leather to "bite" down right beneath my big toes on both feet, leading to painful sores. I probably should've gone for one size smaller for a more natural fit, but I've already worn them for a week so I can't take them back. Any suggestions for how to fix this, or am I stuck just getting rid of them?
Help me find a good, clear, waterproof sealant for some shoes I have made glittery. [more inside]
Waterproof shoes...sweaty feet. [more inside]
Minimalist running filter: I normally size up a full size when buying running shoes (8.5 in "street shoes" to 9.5 in running shoes). Should I be doing the same for minimalist running shoes, and do socks matter? [more inside]
Help me find some wide, stylish shoes that won't have my feet in agony after long days of retail! [more inside]
My pregnant feet hurt! Looking for a possibly impossible set of shoe qualities: wide width, arch support, decent looking enough to wear to a work meeting, no heel or very minimal heel (so no clogs), and not more than $100. Links to Zappos much appreciated.
Can you help me buy comfortable but stylish shoes? [more inside]
I'm a woman. I'm getting ready to fork out $150+ in a pair of shoes, what brands are actually worth it? What about clothes? [more inside]
Need help finding the perfect running shoe. [more inside]
Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
OK to use brown cream shoe polish on black shoes? [more inside]
Where (UK) can I buy mens' boots / shoes that look like this but don't cost £400? Pictured shoes are in Ede & Ravenscroft, Cambridge.
Low profile, lots of arch support? [more inside]