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]
Can you identify the shoes Michelle Obama wore on Colbert? [more inside]
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.
"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]
Classy, not-too-ugly shoes. Level of difficulty: for a lady, chem and clean room lab appropriate (no heels, foot completely covered). [more inside]
What's wrong with square-toed shoes? [more inside]
Footwear vs fashion vs kink: organic/edible shoe polishes and treatments, or home-made alternatives? [more inside]
What shoes should I wear with this dress? [more inside]
What type of peds don't slip off your feet? [more inside]
Need men's leather dress boots that can stand up to actual work. [more inside]
Walking is making my back hurt. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
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?
Can I starch my slouchy suede boots? If so, how? [more inside]
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.)
Where can I find a pair of leather gladiator sandals? Requirements inside. [more inside]
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]
What's the difference between crosstraining shoes and running shoes? Can I run in Nike Free TR Fit shoes, which are apparently crosstrainers, or should I get running shoes? [more inside]
[How to be a girl filter] I can't do high heels. Sadface. [more inside]
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]
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.
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]
My familiarity with exercise footwear is limited to my running shoes. What should I be looking for in a gym shoe? [more inside]
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]
Are quality ballet flats worth it? Do you resole them? [more inside]
Ethical everyman shoes? [more inside]
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]
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?
Should I keep these shoes? [more inside]
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.
Everyone says don't wear brown shoes with black pants, but could it ever work? [more inside]
Ewww, my summer sandals (technically a water shoe) have visible mildew or mold in them! Help me fix this. Plus, now I'm paranoid about all my shoes and I physically can't smell. Special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
I am a lady on a quest to never shop for clothes or shoes again. Help me! [more inside]
I'm shopping for shoes and have a wide foot. Last I looked, Zappos had the best search option for filtering out shoes that would not fit me. Alas, I live in Canada and apparently Zappos Canada recently stopped business. What are my options in Canada for a good online store that has advanced search options like Zappos? Perhaps my only route is going onto company websites - but the only companies that I know for sure have some sort of width measurement system are: Rockport, Sketchers, New Balance....
What shoe style is best for walking and for pairing with skirts/dresses? Specific recommendations? [more inside]
I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
I know what shoe trees are supposed to do, but what shoes should I be putting them in. All my shoes? Just the ones made out of leather? Any shoes I invest >$50 in? Is putting shoe trees in sneakers fussy, or good practice? In short, tell me what sorts of shoes benefit from trees, and which didn't. [more inside]
Can I have some shoe suggestions for a particular dress please? [more inside]