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]
I'm really, really hard on shoes and boots. [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of a brand of boots, possibly named something similar to "Duffie". [more inside]
I have some crazy shoes from Irregular Choice that have an adorable pattern on the sole. I haven't worn them anywhere yet, but I have a feeling that pattern will be completely destroyed the first time I do. Is there anything I can do to preserve them? [more inside]
How much should new leather show use? [more inside]
Which pair of Etnies (or similar) do I want? [more inside]
Where can I get a pair of thin-soled, comfortable leather moccasins that are the next-best thing to walking around in bare feet? [more inside]
High Heeled Shoes: I got two pair at TJMaxx recently, same brand - Tahari. On both, my heels kinda slipped out of the back when walking, but I normally put these Dr Scholl's heel liner things on the inside of all my heeled shoes and that fixes that problem. However, this only worked on one pair this time. Please hope me be able to wear these awesome shoes. [more inside]
I’ve had trouble getting shoes to fit for a long time, but it seems to be getting worse as I get older. Today, I outgrew my shoes in the middle of a two-hour hike. [more inside]
I love the Tsubo Millay shoes I just got, and would like to get more of this type of sporty shoes that still look smart. What are some other brands I should consider? [more inside]
Someone who very rarely wears high heels just got a pair of snazzy high heeled boots that I'm now wearing to work every day. (About an inch and a half tall, thick heels not stiletto) It's a learning experience. I'm trying to figure out how to walk gracefully but I still seem to be clomping awkwardly. Is there a trick to this or just practice? Also, I've observed that some women move their hips when they walk (which I've never done naturally) so I tried that but it makes this weird sensation in my hip joints like "popping" kind of. Is that normal? Is it just because it's a different kind of movement? Or does it mean I'm terribly deformed?
Where can I find Vivobarefoot Ra shoes in Austin, TX? [more inside]
It's cold outside! Help me find some wintertime shoes [or inserts], that aren't crocs. All sorts of feet problems and style nitpickiness inside. [more inside]
Where can I find "Party Rock" shoes found on the "Sexy and I know it" video clip?
Looking for reviews and opinions on Solovair boots or similar Dr. Marten-esque styles. [more inside]
Please give this Southern girl recently relocated to Boston a crash course in picking out boots. [more inside]
What should I wear to a destination wedding in St. Barths? It's going to be full of super-swanky people (fashion industry & banker types), and I'm but a 21 year old on a student's budget who has never gone to a wedding before. Dress and shoe recommendations highly appreciated, preferably from stores in NYC. [more inside]
name that shoe! [more inside]
What is an acceptable level of gape for a pair of flats? [more inside]
I'm in need of a new pair of shoes. I'm looking for basic sneaker recommendations but with the caveat that I am really hard on my footwear and I'm looking for something that will last. [more inside]
Shopping filter: I need a belt to match my shoes. [more inside]
Name That Boot: A dapper friend has fallen in love with these boots. Can you help bring him and the boots together? [more inside]