Not only am I a noted Prada fangirl, but I’m a lover of purposefully ugly shoes. (Those two things are related, probably.) In addition, I adore Prada’s weird face-painted runway bags, which requires both a really open mind and a willingness to wear things that other people think are really stupid. I should be the perfect consumer for the Prada Asymmetric Suede Sandals, which just arrived for pre-order at Neiman Marcus, but I am not. Read More...

You all know that the TalkShoes team loves kitschy, fun shoes, but for this edition of Want It Wednesday, things have taken a decidedly minimal direction. We don’t collaborate or compare our picks before submitting them to be compiled into a post, and sometimes we find out after everything is said and done that we’re all on the same wavelength. Read More...

Cold-weather footwear is undoubtedly more luxurious than what’s generally on offer for the summer months. Snow boots aside, fall and winter bring out textures like suede, fur and calf hair in a variety of pumps and boots, while things in summer tend to skew toward the utilitarian. Beyond raffia and cork, though, it’s wise for most people to invest in at least one pair of rubber sandals. Read More...

If Alexander Wang’s Fall 2014 Shoes are any indication, Wang’s ideal women is headed into some sort of urban battle. The collection, which was shown amid the stark industrialism of the Brooklyn Navy Yards, featured women shod in what amounted to glossy leather shields, both of the thigh-high boot variety and the more challenging boot-front mules, which were both tall and completely open in back. Read More...

As we’ve said about a thousand times between here and PurseBlog, New York Fashion Week is upon us. It’s mostly great fun, but the endless whir of the week’s festivities can make it a bit hard to accomplish normal things like sit-down meals and changing our polish when it chips. That’s why, for this very special Pedicure of the Week, we’re going with the naked-nail shade of RGB x HIPP S3 Nail Sheer. Read More...

New York Fashion Week, as it exists in people’s minds, is not exactly how it exists in reality, especially in February. New York is currently a minefield of slush puddles and standing water, and even in less extreme February weather, it’s still pretty damn cold. That stands in stark contrast to the newly available spring collections that everyone wants to wear, except on the rare occasion that you’re someone with a private driver. Read More...

As spring inches nearer and nearer, the TalkShoes team’s Want It Wednesday picks are getting lighter and far more open. Check out the shoes we’re wanting this week below. Read More...

The Manolo Blahnik aesthetic is both very specific and very popular right now. Making delicate, ladylike shoes that don’t feel dated can be hard, and although Blahnik doesn’t always get it right, he’s the best that there is. If you didn’t let me look at the label, though, I’d guess that this Ivanka Trump Delmar3 Slingback Pump were definitely one of his creations. Read More...

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