We’ve been running TalkShoes Asks polls for a while, but today marks the first time we’ve ever had an actual poll where you can cast your vote, and it seems appropriate to vote on two of the most iconic shoe brands on the luxury market: Christian Louboutin and Manolo Blahnik. Both of these brands have a lot to offer. Louboutins will give a girl some staggering height with its killer heels and platforms, where Manolos have a classic-yet-sexy allure in all of their single-sole glory. Read More…

As aesthetics go, punk rock is among the easiest to identify. Punks love things that are extreme, industrial, dark and a little bit dirty – studs, safety pins, black leather, excess hardware, heavy boots, aggressive heel heights. Saint Laurent has been heavily mining that look since Hedi Slimane joined the brand several seasons ago, and now the Saint Laurent Studded Pumps are trying to make punk work on a conservative shoe, with somewhat mixed results. Read More…

This isn’t the first time we have seen Knee-High sandals, butRené Caovilla brings a wholly new, more glamourous perspective to the bold structure. The René Caovilla Knee-High Crystal Sandals are definitely a show-stopping sandal, but are they a bit too much?

With these shoes, René Caovilla posits that gladiator sandals don’t have to be edgy; maybe they can be traditionally beautiful. Read More…

If you haven’t been able to tell from my Want It Wednesday picks, I’m always one for a great white pump. They’re on-trend, classy, and most of all, sexy, all wrapped into one pump. However, when I look at the Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spikes Red Sole Pumps, “classy” and “sexy” are not the first words that come to mind. Read More…

It’s been a while since we’ve done a TalkShoes Asks post, and with spring footwear arriving in all major retailers, it seems like now is a great time to hear some of your thoughts! For spring, the lace-up sandal-bootie is getting all the spotlight, and all in good reason.

The lace-up bootie is such versatile shoe that it will warrant the hefty price tag that comes along with some of these options. Read More…

When it comes to fashion, it’s often total anarchy, and in this edition of TalkShoes Asks, I’ve been conflicted over the idea of sweatpants and heels for a while. Recently, I’ve started to come around to the idea, and while this trend always looks cute in street style pictures, can it really translate into our closets? Over the weekend, I took my question to social media; between Twitter and Instagram, many of my friends expressed their fondness for the trend, and the more I thought about it, the more I realized it’s pretty easy to own this look. Read More…

Now that the New York weather has finally decided to really start acting like it’s fall, a part of me is beginning to panic. For the past five months I’ve been focused on expanding my summer shoe collection and now that cold weather is setting in, I’ve found myself in a bit of a predicament. With the majority of my closet now consisting of strappy shoes and sandals, I begin to wonder “Do I have to put my relationship with my open-toed shoes on hold until the winter dies down?”

As much as I love my boots, something about an open-toed sandal just instantly makes me feel sexier. Read More…

The weather here in NYC has been a bit hectic. Just last Friday I went out in shorts, and today I am wearing a fur-collared sweater to the office; talk about extremes! Now that it’s starting to feel like fall, it’s about that time to start thinking about which pair of rain boots to invest in. With a little bit of searching, I found some great designer boots from brands likeValentino, Bottega Veneta, Burberry and others that are perfect for the occasional rain, but maybe not so much for the snowstorm of the the year. Read More…

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