Found some original 1960s Chuck Taylors for $4.00 at the thrift store in excellent condition. I've seen them listed on ebay for $100-$250. Should I wear them or allow them to appreciate in value? They are awesome shoes but if these could potentially be worth some dough, I guess I could forgo wearing them. [more inside]
posted by lowdirt
on Jan 11, 2011 -
If I asked you to take your shoes off when you came into our (North American) home, would you be put off? What kind of foot covering can I offer you to make it less annoying? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow
on Jan 4, 2011 -
Is there a pair of sleek high heels out there for problem feet? If not, is there a way to make them fit anyway?
I want to buy a pair of pretty shoes that I can wear out in the evening and to job interviews. One pair of classic black heels should do it. (I'm talking "nice restaurant" out or "work happy hour" out, not "Studio 54" out. Even two inches would be fine as long as they are flattering.) I own lots of pairs of heels, and every single one of them hurts terribly. Help me find a pair that doesn't? [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes
on Jan 1, 2011 -
Where should my bridesmaids and I go for dressy shoe shopping in Seattle, besides Nordstrom? The girls want to find some silver shoes, pumps or peeptoes, heels not super high, and under $200. Local/indie/boutique stores are especially good.
posted by matildaben
on Dec 26, 2010 -
Shoes for a man. From a woman who knows only the barest bit more about fashion than he does. Difficulty: for an engineer who wears mostly khaki slacks and jeans, wants to look a little
sharper at work, and wants to be more comfortable working out and dancing (resoling for dancing is perfectly fine). Bonus points: men's 11 AAA (yes, that's 3 A). [more inside]
posted by bilabial
on Dec 8, 2010 -
Men have Allen Edmonds, Aldens, etc. But where should I turn for classy women's dress shoes that I can walk miles & miles that will last 5 years or more? [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Dec 7, 2010 -
Stripper shoes / stripper clothes stores in or between Akron, OH - Columbus, OH - Indianapolis, IN? Bonus, along or near I-70 or I-71. [more inside]
posted by sandra_s
on Dec 5, 2010 -
Looking for some men's shoes (preferably black) that are somewhere in between athletic and dress shoes, not dorky-looking but also less pricey than Prada sneakers, relatively fashionable but good for walking around airports/cities/etc. Anyone have any favorites?
posted by dearleader
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Shoe recommendations for active seven year old boys? Any parents out there have luck getting shoes to last long enough for your active boys to actually grow out of them? [more inside]
posted by cogpsychprof
on Nov 14, 2010 -
Help me find the right pair of minimalist shoes! I've been a member of a Crossfit gym for six months, which means I've been exposed to the peer pressure regarding Vibram FiveFingers
. Plus, I'm starting to travel a lot (and lightly
) and want a pair of running shoes that have a small footprint (heh)
when packed in a suitcase. Recommendations for this recreational runner? Are Vibrams a good option? Which model? How do I size them? I'm training for next October's Portland Marathon, if that makes a difference. Bonus points for shoes available at REI (though that's not a requirement).
posted by jdroth
on Nov 10, 2010 -
Question regarding boots and knowing what to wear to work. Can a woman wear a pair of black mid-calf or taller boots to work and look appropriate? Or do most people change shoes at work? And how can I find a pair of boots that will please my demanding feet? [more inside]
posted by amethysts
on Oct 29, 2010 -
My favorite pair of shoes - Merrell World Passport slides - got swiped at the gym. Merrell doesn't make them any longer, and I'm having trouble finding some online. Any suggestions? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by hootenatty
on Oct 28, 2010 -
Ok, seriously: Is there any reliable information on running shoes out there? Who the hell can I trust? Every source of information seems either fraught with bias or complete fluff. What's a critical thinker to do? And more importantly, what goddamn shoes should I buy? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit
on Oct 19, 2010 -
With high arches and knees that, all of a sudden, are constantly hurting on the medial side of the joint, I've got to find a walking shoe to help extend the life of these parts. I walk on sidewalks mostly, in the neighborhood. I think a weekly MoTown Dance Party at the local joint is the reason for new knee problems, because I've never had them before all this dancing.
I've had great difficulty finding a shoe made with high arches. Slipping in the "Dr. Scholls" type inserts doesn't do it (they slide around too much) and right now, I can't afford orthotics.
My mom has feet that have all but fallen apart. She's had foot and knee surgery and hobbles around. I don't want to end up that disabled!
Can anyone recommend a good shoe?
posted by sleeping beauty
on Oct 19, 2010 -
My 2-year-old will not wear socks or shoes. What can we do/buy to work with him on this? [more inside]
posted by k8t
on Oct 17, 2010 -
Looking for very warm, comfortable, inexpensive, stylish, low-heeled knee high boots or shoes for fall/winter. Also, good arch support needed. Help me wade through what's currently available. [more inside]
posted by cmgonzalez
on Oct 16, 2010 -
I'm trying to identify a picture book I read as a kid. Basically all I remember about it is the main character (a girl, I think) wore or wanted to wear one red shoe and one blue shoe. [more inside]
posted by Captain Cardanthian!
on Oct 8, 2010 -
I have a favorite pair of pink flats that would be awesome to have in yellow, red, green, eggplant, you name it. They aren't being made anymore. Can I easily DIY-replicate them in other fabrics/colors? [more inside]
posted by stellaluna
on Oct 6, 2010 -
I have a pair of shoes I really like that I bought a while ago. I have the identification number but google isn't helping. Can you? [more inside]
posted by 47triple2
on Sep 30, 2010 -
How can I buy a pair of shoes only sold in the UK?
There is a pair of Clarks that I want but the model is only available in the UK. The website will only ship with in the UK and the US retail stores can't order them. I have an email into Clarks UK and I'm awaiting an answer.
I don't know anyone in the UK so I cant ask them to buy them and ship them.
Is there a way I can buy them and get them to New Jersey? Some sort of shipping relay?
posted by nivekraz
on Sep 15, 2010 -
How and when do you shine your shoes? Google turns up so many conflicting answers that I'm not sure what to go with. [more inside]
posted by Arbac
on Sep 13, 2010 -
I am trying to get rid of some shoes that I have. They are barely used and in great shape. Examples, vintage nikes (all white), under armous cleats used only a few times etc. All were >$75. So, I'm wondering is there a better way to get rid of them than simply donating to goodwill? I don't want to sell on ebay because of the hassle..and there are thousands of listings...would prefer to get rid of them soon. Just feels weird giving such nice shoes to goodwill.
I am new to my community so I don't have a church or organization to easily give them to.
posted by Yunani
on Sep 12, 2010 -
Minimalist footwear for Chicago winter and running in said winter? [more inside]
posted by cmoj
on Sep 6, 2010 -
I need new travelin' shoes. My beloved Keen Newports have started causing heel pain. I have a trip with alot of walking coming up and I'm looking for sport sandal recommendations. [more inside]
posted by cabingirl
on Sep 4, 2010 -
are my perfectly ordinary shoes. I'm terribly bored with them. How can I hack them to make them more interesting? [more inside]
posted by tavegyl
on Sep 2, 2010 -
Spare me the shoe shopping madness! Where can I find black Rockport Northfield shoes (UK size 9, US size 9.5) within or for shipping to the UK? [more inside]
posted by biffa
on Sep 1, 2010 -
Can I wash my suede gym shoes
? I ruined an old pair of the same model previously in the washing machine in a last effort to salvage them so this time around I am looking at hand washing. [more inside]
posted by dino terror
on Aug 28, 2010 -
What brands or specific models of men's dress shoes offer a solid sole, quality materials and support that work well for active on-the-go folks? (I'm looking for kind of a running shoe in dressy disguise) [more inside]
posted by jkl345
on Aug 23, 2010 -
I bought myself a pair of Real Cowboy Boots the other day, and I can't quite figure out if they fit me right. Should I return them and find another pair? [more inside]
posted by aaronbeekay
on Aug 17, 2010 -
I need a less expensive alternative to Ecco's Women's Yucatan sandals. Recommendations please. Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by ticketmaster10
on Aug 9, 2010 -