Shoe Snob
Tue 04.15
The Summer Set

The Summer Set: PVC Done Right

While a hint of PVC evokes thoughts of bright summer days, too much of it can send you down a slippery slope – literally. I don’t need to explain the sticky situation you find yourself in the latter case (shoes made entirely from PVC are gross in more ways than one).

Fri 04.11
Frugal Friday

Frugal Friday: Paolo Bentini

An Italian shoe line just launched at Nordstrom, and believe me, this is a name you’re going to want to remember – Paolo Bentini. He’s a fifth generation shoemaker who ensures that every last sandal is handmade by skilled craftsman using the finest soft leathers. Sounds like they must be pretty expensive, right? Surprisingly, no! All of the sandals are under $100.

Fri 04.11
Givenchy Python Sandals

Givenchy Python Sandals: Identity Crisis

I’m sorry, but this must be a case of mistaken identity. Is this really you, Givenchy? People ask me all the time, “What is the current ‘it’ bag?” Though seeing that every editor has Givenchy in their hands makes it an easy question to answer, this python sandal has me taking back my words.

Mon 04.07
Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals

Stuart Weitzman Gladiator Sandals: The Cage Fight

I have never, ever liked this trend, and am always surprised to see it live through yet another spring season. Unless your name is Gisele Bündchen, I would stay far away. Sausages have a better chance of looking sexy! The sandals can also be too big or sit at an awkward place on your calves. Even if you like the gladiator look, this is definitely not a click-and-buy purchase.

Fri 04.04
Top 5 Rain Boots

Top 5 Rain Boots: April Showers

We’ve maybe finally left the snow behind, but that just means that it’s time for April showers. No worries! With these boots, you’ll be singing in the rain. I woke up to a downpour in NYC this morning, and honestly, I’m kind of excited about it. See? Shopping really does make things better. Here are the best boots at every price point…

Thu 04.03
Trend Alert

Trend Alert: Block Heel Sandals

Whether you’re the kind of girl who wears 2″ heels or never anything under 5″, you’re going to want to jump on the block heel trend stat. The nod to the ‘70s is an absolute godsend for your feet – a step up from flats and a comfy alternative to razor-thin stilettos. Here are the picks you need to have a block party at any height…

Thu 04.03
Nicholas Kirkwood Laser-Cut Leather Pumps

Nicholas Kirkwood Laser-Cut Leather Pumps: The Art of Floral Arrangement

It looks like Alaïa might have some competition in the laser-cutting department! From a distance these Kirkwoods seem as if they might be constructed from sweetly scalloped lace or cork, but closer inspection reveals luxe, nude leather. The spiky metal heel and pointed toe make for a shoe that’s somewhat different from your usual, light spring fair, and I mean that in the best way.

Mon 03.31
Michael Kors Platform Sandals

Michael Kors Platform Sandals: Such Great Heights

The Michael Kors era at Céline ended over a decade ago, and today it seems his namesake brand couldn’t be more different than the French house. But once upon a time, Michael Kors was the king of Céline, and he made the most amazing platform shoes you’d ever seen. I still have two pairs of stacked heels from his tenure, and they’re not unlike these here.

Mon 03.31
Summer Sandals

Summer Sandals: Flat Out

Now that spring has officially begun, it’s time to stock up on the next season’s must-haves – summer sandals!