Really flat interview flats? Or less dressy alternatives (for women) in black? [more inside]
Help me find edgy, yet simple, high-quality boots for this upcoming Boston winter! [more inside]
Where can I buy a repairable shoe in New York City? I just discovered that the reason shoes are so cheap in America is, they're apparently constructed in some way that makes them impossible to fix. I'm willing to pay extra up front if it means that I can just get new soles sewn on instead of going shoe shopping every year. In terms of style, all I want are plain black leather oxfords or derbies, no pinking or toe caps or anything else that would make it harder to polish. In terms of budget, I'm currently paying $50 a pair every six to twelve months, and I'd like not to exceed that by too much (so, e.g., I'd be happy to pay $200 for shoes that reliably last two to four years). Bonus if anyone can explain why my cheap shoes are impossible to repair. If two piece of leather can be sewn together once, why not twice? It's not like thread holes wear out...
Brilliant shoe-finders of MeFi: can you help me track down a specific pair of shoes that probably aren't made anymore? [more inside]
Currently pregnant, and wondering when I can buy shoes again. [more inside]
Comfortable, stylish, informal, professional, durable, RE-SOLABLE men's shoes recommendations needed! [more inside]
Looking for every-day, unisex walking/office shoes that will last for years - also a brick-and-mortar store where I can try them on (in Toronto, Canada). [more inside]
Can these shoes be resoled by a cobbler? [more inside]
I'm looking for an excellent shoe repair place in Dallas. [more inside]
Share with me your go-to brands and/or stores to find good quality, cute but relatively inexpensive flats (ideally less than $50). [more inside]
Help me replace my Danskos with shoes that won't make me fall over. [more inside]
I'm looking for shoes I can wear with my sexy/gothy/fetishy clothes that aren't boots or heels. [more inside]
Meow! How do you walk quietly in kitten heels? Something like this or this? Is it a trick of sizing? Of walking a little differently? This would be my go-to style of heel for many occasions... if I can hide the slap-clack slap-clack sound which is a bit too much like $2 Walmart flip-flops.
I'm looking for my perfect, versatile slip-on walking shoe that is comfortable without socks and not too clunky to wear with a casual skirt/dress. [more inside]
I want a women's slip-on walking shoe with enough support to walk several miles in without making my feet hurt. Suggestions for brands or styles needed. [more inside]
Lots of leather, lots of products. Are leather care products interchangeable? [more inside]
Female urban walkers: please recommend to me some stylish shoes that i can pound the pavement in, without the shoes falling apart after five or six months of wear. I'm ready to spend the money to buy some shoes that i can love for at least a couple of years! [more inside]
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]