The fashion calendar is, without a doubt, terminally screwed up. By the time weather cools down, all of the fall and winter stuff is ready to go on sale. By the time it’s genuinely cold outside, there are a fraction of the apparel options you would have had for that weather in the swelter of August. If you, like us, have just about walked through last year’s everyday booties and need a new pair, we’ve rounded up the best of January’s options. Read More...

With regular, hundred-dollar Birkenstocks showing up all over the feet of fashion people and celebrities alike last summer, we all knew that we could count on a lot of German orthopedic shoe “inspiration” in Spring 2014′s footwear. We know that some terrible Isabel Marant wannabe-Birks are coming, but for now, we’ll have to sate ourselves with the Givenchy Floral Print Leather Sandals. Read More...

The next time you talk about a pair of baby blues, you likely won’t be referring to a handsome man’s eye color. (Although if you are, kudos.) Spring’s pre-orders have only just now started to pop up here and there around the Internet, but based on the early evidence, you’re probably going to end up on the hunt for the perfect pair of baby blue pumps. Read More...

Forgive me for being a little bit predictable, but I can’t think of a more appropriate time of year for a bright, true red pedicure than Christmastime. Since the day itself falls on Wednesday, we think that this weekend would be the perfect opportunity to slather our nails in Jin Soon Coquette Nail Polish; there was no other choice for today’s pedicure of the week. Read More...

Feelings about Charlotte Olympia vary wildly in the TalkShoes office. Katherine loves Charlotte Dellal’s line of quirky, highly literal shoes and clutches, Bea absolutely hates it and I fall somewhere in the murky middle. I appreciate the sense of humor and whimsy that characterizes the Charlotte Olympia look, but often, Dellal’s endeavors don’t look as expensive as they are. With the Charlotte Olympia Ava Slingbacks, a little restraint goes a long way. Read More...

As we discovered while trying to put together this week’s Want It Wednesday, this is a particularly difficult time of year for shoe lovers. Especially those of us who live in places where there are four very distinct seasons; we’ve been dealing with closed toes and inclement weather for a while now, but unless we’re planning a tropical vacation soon, it’ll be months before we can wear the resort sandals that are currently showing up in high-end stores. Read More...

GAP probably isn’t a place you go looking for shoes. You might occasionally order footwear from sister shop Piperlime, but GAP itself has never been known for its kicks. That’s always seemed to be purposeful; although the store has always regularly stocked things like reasonably priced ballet flats and simple sandals, shoes have never seemed like a big emphasis until recently. Read More...

Fashion has a powerful ability to evoke nostalgia, but whether the industry is wielding that power for good or ill at any particular time probably depends on the opinion of the individual observer. Some people will likely look at the Sophia Webster Violeta Sandals and get starry-eyed thinking about the jellies of their past, others will have a mild rage blackout. Read More...

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