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]
posted by hafehd
on Jun 13, 2012 -
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]
posted by ibakecake
on Jun 4, 2012 -
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?
posted by yellowbinder
on May 31, 2012 -
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?
posted by decoherence
on May 29, 2012 -
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]
posted by ariela
on May 22, 2012 -
Help me find some wide, stylish shoes that won't have my feet in agony after long days of retail! [more inside]
posted by araisingirl
on May 18, 2012 -
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.
posted by yarly
on May 14, 2012 -
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]
posted by ADent
on May 7, 2012 -
Runners and people who know feet, please help: the outside arch edge of my right foot starts burning during exercise and walking. [more inside]
posted by c'mon sea legs
on Apr 26, 2012 -
Where (UK) can I buy mens' boots / shoes that look like this
but don't cost £400? Pictured shoes are in Ede & Ravenscroft, Cambridge.
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Apr 24, 2012 -
My friend is a shoe freak who just had a baby. Can you recommend a cute pair of comfortable slip-ons that are suitable for the spring/summer in upstate New York with a newborn around the house? Bonus points for luxury, and for things more on the girly side style-wise.
posted by juliplease
on Apr 15, 2012 -
"Nun" shoes revisited: I would like to find a pair of black women's shoes which I am not sure exist. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Classy, not-too-ugly shoes. Level of difficulty: for a lady, chem and clean room lab appropriate (no heels, foot completely covered). [more inside]
posted by tchemgrrl
on Apr 13, 2012 -
Footwear vs fashion vs kink: organic/edible shoe polishes and treatments, or home-made alternatives? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Apr 11, 2012 -
Over the last 4 months, I swapped out the driving part of my commute for walking. I walk about 4 miles round trip. This is great, but my beloved heels are all gathering dust in my closet. I would like to do the shoe swap out at work, but I really dislike the look of running shoes and dresses clearly designed for heels. Where can I get cute shoes for this purpose or am I resigned to running shoes?
posted by Nimmie Amee
on Mar 27, 2012 -
Doing my first (sprint) triathalon in about 6 weeks and need to start looking into gear. I don't have real bike/spin shoes yet, only good sneakers, and I'm ready to bite the bullet and get some. Anything specific I should know before I go into the store and ask someone knowledgeable for advice? Are there different types or are all bike shoes pretty much equal? (For instance, I'd love if I could get one pair and it would work for spin class + both the bike and run portion of the tri.)
posted by lovingkindness
on Mar 23, 2012 -
Where can I find a pair of leather gladiator sandals? Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by sucre
on Mar 22, 2012 -
I bought a new pair of shoes I'm super happy with, but they gave me a wicked blister and now I have a blood stain on the back of the heel. Is there any hope to get it clean? [more inside]
posted by unlapsing
on Mar 15, 2012 -
I have some really nice boots that I'd like to keep for at least a year, and I'm already ruining the heels. Help me figure out how to keep them from wearing down. [more inside]
posted by a_girl_irl
on Mar 8, 2012 -
Do you have recommendations for stylish and comfortable women's shoes that my wife can wear while we travel in London and Paris? She's tall, thin, and pretty fashionable, but she's stumped about what she can wear while on her feet all day.
posted by starkraven
on Mar 5, 2012 -
I have one foot that is 1/2 inch longer than the other. Are there any good ways to make the shorter foot fit my shoes better? [more inside]
posted by lizarrd
on Feb 22, 2012 -
My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]
posted by sillymama
on Feb 18, 2012 -
I wish I was a athletic/jogging/tennis shoe enthusiast: I need help in identifying the type/brand/shoe of this particular pair seen in a particular photo. [more inside]
posted by muymuy
on Feb 18, 2012 -
I'd like to buy this Jessica pump by Via Spiga. However, I'm balking at the $198 price tag because that's more than I've ever spent on footwear. Is it a good value to buy expensive shoes? [more inside]
posted by lirael2008
on Jan 31, 2012 -
I recently read an Ebay description for a pair of shoes in which the soles were described as "in new condition with the black refinished paint on the bottom soles." Does anyone know what this means and/or the consequences of having refinished paint on the soles?
posted by zhang.chuck
on Jan 27, 2012 -
I'm thinking about buying a pair of Ben Sherman Manchester boots
on super sale from JackThreads, but I'm concerned they'll just be another pair of cheap Chinese-made shoes and a waste of a hundred bucks. Anybody have experience with recently made Ben Sherman shoes in general or this model specifically? Alternatively, if you have good experiences with black, mid-calf (10-12 eyelet) boots, I'd like to hear those, too.
posted by maniactown
on Jan 22, 2012 -