It’s no secret that here at TalkShoes, we are partial to the black pump. What shoe lover isn’t, really? For Fall 2014, our basic black pump is about to be tweaked. In the upcoming months, expect to see on some of your favorite shoe silhouettes adorned with a hint of embellishments.

Whether it’s a hint or an overload, crystals, studs and gems are the solid black pump’s counterpoint. These ornamental details will be on the rise, and your decorated black pumps will offer the same versatility as your solid ones!

There’s something about the combination of neutral shoes and summer that just feels right. A neutral shoe is the summer’s perfect counterpart, and whether you have a pair or two or three, it’s hard not to live in your nude shoes! Summer’s neutrals come in all forms, and you know it’s truly summer when you get to break out all of your neutral shoes. Check out some of our favorites this season in the gallery below! (more…)

Who said you need to know how to skateboard to know how to wear these great skate-inspired slip-on sneakers? We may not skate, but we definitely know how to rock a great pair slip-ons. We already explained how slip-on sneakers and comfortable footwear are a growing trend, and it looks like this trend is at its peak. More and more designers are creating their own versions of the slip-on, and we’ve found even more fabrics and prints that will work for the warm weather, as well as the fall. You can bet we are shopping around for some great pairs of slip-on sneakers, and you can find some of our favorites in the gallery below.

When listing the biggest names in the footwear industry, Giuseppe Zanotti is one of the first to come to mind. Zanotti isn’t just loved greatly by celebrities like Chrissy Teigen andKhloe Kardashian – his luxurious, ornate designs are beloved by fashion fans of all stripes.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Zanotti’s eponymous line, and his Fall 2014 collection reflects the designer’s long history and enormous experience in luxury footwear.

The Zanotti Fall 2014 collection includes the brand’s staple sneakers and sneaker wedges, along with new patent leather slingbacks and snakeskin mules. The true beauty of the collection lies in the details, with splashes of color and crystal appliqués, luxe materials like snakeskin and velvety suede, and sculpted gold ornamentation. Together, these details make this line classically Giuseppe.

Ah, summer solstice, how I’ve been waiting for you! Now that we’ve had a week of true summer-like weather, there’s one place you’ll find me lounging all summer long: the beach. With a gorgeous, sunny forecast this weekend, let’s not talk about some great beach sandals that will take you from the sand to the boardwalk.

When I go to the beach, I have flip flops specifically for the sand, and while I’ve worn all kinds in the past, my favorite beach sandal is the good ol’ jelly flip-flop. Yes, these sandals may remind you of the sandals you wore playing dress-up as a kid, but I promise they make for great beachwear. In fact, the jelly sandal has become increasingly popular these last few seasons, and it no longer looks childish to wear a pair of jellies.

My advice, however, if you do choose to wear jelly flip flops or slides to the beach, is not keep them in direct sunlight. Either place them under your towel or throw them in your bag; otherwise, they’ll absorb the heat of the sun and make for an unpleasurable experience at the end of the day. Check out some jelly flip flops and other kinds of great beach sandals in the gallery below!

With the official start of summer happening tomorrow, we thought we would celebrate the sunny days ahead in the only way we see appropriate: a roundup of colorful shoes! Summer is the perfect time to step out of your shoe comfort zone and the let the prints and color son your feet take center stage. Swap your neutral sandals this weeks for a colorful pair of sandals or pumps to celebrate the start of summer! (more…)

Everyone loves going on a great vacation, but the days leading up to your big getaway can be stressful. Packing often has a lot to do with that, along with how you plan on fitting all your essentials into one suitcase and one carry on. Needless to say, as soon as you get to the airport, you are counting down the minutes until you arrive at your destination.

Before the relaxation can truly begin, you should be comfortable because airports require a lot of walking, and if the airport gods aren’t on your side, you may be doing a whole lot of waiting, which throws relaxation out the window. We like to offer our help in all areas of footwear, and with summer officially starting this weekend (and unofficially, several weeks ago), our suggestion on what to wear to the airport include: low-heeled sandals, espadrilles, flats, slides and slip-on sneakers. If you click through the gallery, you’ll get some great ideas on what you can wear onboard your next getaway!

Packing for a vacation can be a challenge, especially if your potential activities require several shoe changes throughout the day. Every destination calls for a specific kind of attire, and that’s why we’ve roundup up all kinds of vacation shoes suitable for all your getaway needs.

As much as we would all love to bring sixteen pairs of shoes with us on vacation, most of the time this is not feasible unless you don’t mind paying for an extra suitcase. Whether you need a great pair of flip-flops for the beach or sneakers and espadrilles for sightseeing, be sure to find all kinds of footwear that you might need in the gallery below!

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