Shoe Snob
Tue 03.24
Breezy Black Pumps You Must Have for Spring

Breezy Black Pumps You Must Have for Spring

Ahh springtime is officially here! Pastels are in full bloom in our closets, but no matter how enthusiastic we are to show our appreciation for the warmer-weather months, there are just some outfits that demand less candy coating and more neutrality.

Fri 03.20
Top 5 Sophisticated Slides

Top 5 Sophisticated Slides: A Slide of the Times

Slip from spring into summer with the most laidback sandal of the season: the slide. Once worn by lazy college students with dingy tube socks (Adidas shower sandals, anyone?), slides are now Snob-tested and Snob-approved.

Mon 03.16
Victoria Beckham Point-Toe Flats and Velvet and Suede Platform Sandals

Victoria Beckham Point-Toe Flats and Velvet and Suede Platform Sandals: Walk in Her Shoes

When Victoria Beckham released her style guide, That Extra Half an Inch, in 2007, in which she stresses the importance of, yes, an extra half-inch when it comes to shoes, she was one year shy of becoming a designer.

Fri 02.06
Top Chunky Heels, Part Two

Top Chunky Heels, Part Two: Which is the Clunkiest of Them All?

I’ve long been an avid proponent of the platform. As chic as single sole pointed toes are, nothing is more comfortable than platforms, and when you wear heels as often as I do (all the time), a little element of comfort goes a long way.

Wed 02.04
Top Chunky Heels

Top Chunky Heels: A Weighty Issue

Those with weak ankles, rejoice! And pretty much all of us can enjoy a break from sky-high stilettos. Because it’s all about the chunky heel right now. When working a heel with some heft, it’s important the shoe have some feminine details. Otherwise, the look gets trashy way too quickly.

Fri 01.30
Isabel Marant Étoile Gilly Cotton-Canvas Trainers

Isabel Marant Étoile Gilly Cotton-Canvas Trainers: Kicks on Fire

Isabel Marant is a woman who knows how to design a trend-setting shoe. Honestly, was there any brand out there that didn’t copy her wedge sneaker? This year, she’s ready to take things down a notch, though, or at least down a heel.

Wed 01.14
Aquazzura Queen Mixed Media Sandals

Aquazzura Queen Mixed Media Sandals: A Piece of Italy

One of my favorite things to do in Florence is shop at uniquely Florentine boutiques like the new Aquazzura store at the Palazzo Corsini. Besides the concept space serving as the brand’s headquarters and flagship, it’s located in a gorgeous, historical building built by the Medicis in the 15th century that was later bought by Maria Machiavelli.

Fri 01.09
Wedges to Cruise In

Wedges to Cruise In: All Feet on Deck

Now is as much the time to stock up on cute wedges as it is the time to collect winter coats. Why? Because you should be leaving those bulky jackets behind and hopping on a cruise! When I know I have a seafaring adventure on the horizon, the first thing I shop for is the perfect wedge.

Tue 12.30
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Top 5 Polychromatic Shoes: Chasing Rainbows

Feeling like things look a little dull now that holiday festivities are on their last leg? There’s nothing like the perky colors of the rainbow to enliven your wardrobe, and there’s nothing like a great new pair of shoes to make you see things from a whole new angle.