My all-leather combat boots stink. Probably colonized by fungus. Looking to disinfect and wash without murdering the old, already mildly damaged leather. [more inside]
posted by wires
on Mar 27, 2011 -
I have a burning ache in the outer edge of both feet most nights. It centers on a point about halfway down where there is a little bump.
From what I can figure out online I think it may be peroneal insertional tendonitis. I was wondering if anyone has had experience with this problem and what shoes I might buy to alleviate the problem.
posted by haikuku
on Mar 10, 2011 -
Cute, flat wedding shoes for a size 7E (extra-wide)? I am having trouble finding something that is 1) flat, 2) wide enough, and 3) young-looking for my wedding next summer. [more inside]
posted by ohio
on Mar 1, 2011 -
I've gotten super into Zumba, but wearing my clunky running shoes to class isn't working too well for me. What's a good shoe alternative? [more inside]
posted by anderjen
on Feb 25, 2011 -
Cheap tennis shoes with good traction for playing broomball? (In broomball you are on ice in tennis shoes. We aren't allowed real broomball shoes.) [more inside]
posted by tweedle
on Feb 21, 2011 -
Foot-filter: My feet are... tall? High-boned? Help me find a term for this, and maybe even some boots. [more inside]
posted by nicodine
on Feb 2, 2011 -
Native Angeleno new to DC, and even with my snail-pace shuffle, I am still slipping left and right during my walk to the subway. If you spend a lot of time walking on icy roads, what do you use to gain a stable footing and traction? Online, I've found LL Bean Stabilicers, YakTrax,
and select shoes by The North Face
that are supposed to have better traction because of "Ice Pick™ temperature-sensitive outsole lugs." Before I spend a bunch of money on any of these, I'd like to know - what do you use that works?
Is there some secret snow walk I should know? HELP. [more inside]
posted by invisible ink
on Jan 29, 2011 -
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 -