Shoelosophy's Blog – November 2011 Archive (7)

World's First Certified-Biodegradable Leather Sneakers

Imagine disposing of your moldy old gym shoes, not by chucking them into a donation bin and hoping nobody sees you, but by watching them sprout into a patch of wildflowers in your backyard. OAT’s fully biodegradable sneaker collection, the first of its kind, has all the “good stuff Mother Earth has to offer,” according to the Dutch footwear company. Founded by designer…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 30, 2011 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Cesare Paciotti

Shoelosophy notes: It is no secret that I am a huge fan of Cesare Paciotti. Whilst window shopping in Sandton I came across these gorgeous diamond studded sandals at Preview. Elegant, sophisticated and a must for a special evening. Do I…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 29, 2011 at 8:13 — 1 Comment

Tabitha Simmons A/W 2011

Shoelosophy notes: British shoe designer Tabitha Simmons has wowed me with her presentation of this season's (Europe) lookbook. The exclusive video is brilliant, filmed in B&W and features tap dancing in high heels. The video has been directed by her husband Craig…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 21, 2011 at 8:24 — 1 Comment

'Shoes for Show'-Exhibition

                  Katie Eary for Nike, 2010

Shoelosophy notes: As you all know by now, I love shoe art! So when I came across this exhibition held last weekend at East London’s Old Truman Brewery-UK. “Shoes for Show” offered a rare chance to see a breathtaking range of show-stopping shoes designed by the likes of Gareth Pugh, Nina…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 11, 2011 at 14:00 — 1 Comment

Manolo Blahnik's-New Meaning to the Term 'Fashion Addict'

A drug gang which smuggled cocaine into Europe disguised as Manolo Blahnik shoes has been busted in northern Spain. The traffickers moulded the class A drug into the shape of designer shoes and gave them to airline passengers to bring into Spain from Colombia.

The designer brand usually commands a price tag of several thousand pounds for stiletto marvels made famous by Sex in…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 8, 2011 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

American Apparel Footwear Campaign

Some of the most daring campaigns are those of American Apparel. Tony Kelly shoots the American Apparel FW 11/12 Footwear Campaign. I love the colours of this campaign. ...............................…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 8, 2011 at 7:30 — 2 Comments

Sexiest Shoe in the World

With about 35,000 voters weighing in online. Valentino took first place in this year’s “Sexy Shoes” contest, created by Footwear News and Saks Fifth Avenue. The lace-embroidered leather peep-toe pump marks a turn toward sophisticated femininity. (pictured above)

But apparently crystals still remain close to the American heart: Jimmy Choo’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted…


Added by Shoelosophy on November 7, 2011 at 11:00 — 3 Comments

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