After decades as something of a self-serious fashion institution, Vogue seems to be loosening up just a bit. Not only did the iconic magazine put Lena Dunham, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian on recent covers, but March has brought us 31 Days of Cats and Shoes at Vogue.com. It’s exactly what it sounds like.

Editor Jordan Bickhem picked 31 of spring’s best kicks and had them photographed alongside cats both professional and amateur (and some adoptable!). Read More…

Despite getting plenty of presents under the tree, there’s one thing I couldn’t help but wish I would have included on my wish list this holiday season, the Connor Shoes Calendar. I’m a sucker for cute, kitschy things, especially when it involves shoes, and it’s a plus if it comes in gold. Thankfully, this has all of the above.

The calendar pack includes all 12 months for 2014 as well as the gold easel, and a neat little box to keep extra months tucked away if you’d like. Read More…

The Fendi V-Neck Fur Ankle Boots were a source of much office debate just now. Bea? Bea is not having these at all. Me? My feelings are a little bit softer, and the more I imagine them on a foot, the softer they get. In fact, they’re so soft that they might be…downright positive. Read More…

First: I’ve never been so confused in my life, y’all.

Second: Let me be clear. I grew up outside of Atlanta and attended the University of Georgia, so this is not my first time at the theme-boot rodeo, so to speak. I’ve seen boots with my school’s logo on them before, and my thought has always been the same. Namely, that anyone buying a pair of those monstrosities isn’t doing much to battle southern stereotypes. Read More…

I’d ask you if you remember the bizarre fur pumps and Birkenstock-like sandals from Celine Spring 2013, but how could you forget? The shoes set the fashion Instagram world ablaze from the moment they debuted on the runway and spawned countless blog posts, Twitter conversations and even a few serious articles about what they mean for fashion. Personally, I’m doubtful that they mean anything more significant than that Phoebe Philo is taking a page out of Margiela’s book, but they’re worth a closer look anyway. Read More…

When you combine a competition for footwear designers with one of Asia’s biggest fashion weeks, the entrants are bound to be cutting-edge and more than a little crazy. But that’s ok – that’s just how I like it. If it’s going to be a real design contest, you can’t just have everyone submitting black pumps, can you?

These photos from Glamour.com showcase some of the best entrants to the 12th annual Footwear Design Competition at Hong Kong Fashion Week, which is a show I’d certainly like to see. Read More…

Images via Hint Mag

The man behind the heelless shoes that Lady Gaga made famous, Noritake Tatehana, has had a pretty good year as far as things go for avant garde shoe designers. To say that Tatehana’s footwear is “taste-specific” is perhaps far too general; he makes shoes for the Lady Gagas and Daphne Guinnesses of the world, and almost no one else. Read More…

This clip from upcoming footwear documentary God Save My Shoes started floating around the Internet yesterday, and we just couldn’t help but post it. How often, outside of an episode of Sex and the City here and there, do you get to see the inside of the Vogue shoe closet? Never, that’s how often. This clip is a quick run-through, but the documentary itself promises interviews with a slew of world-famous shoe designers and tons of eye (foot?) candy. Read More…

Follow Closely