Sneakers – Retro Fashion Reincarnated?

The sneaker is one of the most iconic shoe fashion designs of all times, with its strength, design attributes and fashion sense, the shoe design in its own right is of great importance and does justice with any combination of apparel wear. It is also the universally accepted footwear worn by people of all ages or groups. Although people may argue that it only attributes function and not in fashion as the sneaker provides stability, traction and support while running or walking, it is the … [Read more...]

The Short Shoe History [Infographic]

Shoes have been around for centuries and some shoes have defined eras with statement styling that has gone down in history. The graphic below "The Short Shoe History" provided by charts some of history's most stand-out styles and looks at the changing style of women's footwear from the 1920s up to the modern day.   … [Read more...]

Vintage Black Oxford Shoes

Today’s Show Us Your Shoes Contest submission is from Candice: My favorite pair of shoes are these vintage (as in circa early 1940s) oxford shoes. I love vintage shoes, these shoes look nice, are comfy and very versatile, and, since they're vintage, they're also unique. I bought these at Remix Vintage Shoes in Los Angeles, CA. Oh my gosh, we love them, too!  Thanks for sharing, Candice!  Have you showed us some shoes to win yet? … [Read more...]

Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing Shoe Polish

My brother recently found an antique Frank Miller’s Crown Dressing Shoe Polish bottle (shown below) that dates back to the late 1800's. Click here to read the story behind it's discovery (and what it's worth today).  The following ad for Frank Miller's Crown Dressing was published in Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine back in 1891. Source. Frank Miller's Crown Dressing for Ladies' and Children's Boots and Shoes - Invaluable for restoring to their original beauty and finish Ladies' … [Read more...]

Shoes in the News: July ’14 Edition

Check out some awesome retro footwear advertisements like the one show above on the Flashbak website: Vintage Footwear Adverts Unlaced. There is a "Sole Obsession" exhibit at a museum in Auburn, Washington that features 100 years of shoes that women love but don't always wear. TribLive interviews women that have are having a love affair with shoes, while shares how shoes are collector's items: Stimulate Your C-Spot with Your Fashion Footwear Fetish. The check out Whoopi … [Read more...]