Heels, flats, and sneakers, oh my! Meet the latest and greatest footwear walking the streets of the fashion world.
Footwear For All
Growing up, I was a tomboy. I played basketball and had an older brother that collected sneakers. Playing sports and seeing my brother purchase Jordan’s started a passion for sneakers at a young age. Growing up in Indianapolis, we did not have any sneaker boutiques to purchase shoes. If we wanted sneakers, we would travel to the closest mall and stop in Finishline or Footlocker. I loved going to these stores, however when shopping for women’s sneakers, we had very little options to choose from. Women never had as many options for sneakers as men did at sneakers stores. This resorted to me wearing mostly men’s sneakers from childhood into adulthood.
They Say Power Corrupts. Might as Well Enjoy it In Every Colorway.
Hey. My name is Gigi & I paint sneakers. But I'm a different kind of sneaker artist, because I don't particularly care to paint those crisp-y, white sneakers and make them - well, not so white anymore.
I never expected it. I was floored. When I gifted my bestie with a pair of my handmade boots, she scooped me up in an enormous bear hug repeating “Oh My God, I love them!”
Go-Gos make the world go round
In my opinion to be a true diva one must possess three key elements: Hair as huge as your ego, an ungodly amount of sparkles on 90% of your clothing, and a signature boot, which brings us to the star of this piece.
Imagine, if you will, blue jeans that are fitted low on the hips, tight in the thighs, and balloon out at the bottom into giant “bells”. Yeah, elephant bells. The reason I ask you to imagine them is because I can find no free pictures of them to upload. The ones pictured above are modern and are way “over the top” with the flare, but they’re close. Now that you’ve imagined them with the help of the picture and the written description, you know what I’m talking about. Some of you remember them, some of you have seen the pictures in old family albums when we all looked like the “The Mod Squad”. But that’s a different story.
Are Doc Martens Worth it?
I've seen many people talking about and praising Doc Martens. Various reasons have made people talk about these boots. People say that the quality, class, shape, and comfort of these boots are matchless. That's why you will see many people talking about and giving examples of these boots. No doubt, Doc martens are in the good books of people. Whoever wears these boots feel proud wearing them. Doc martens has created a very strong image in people's minds that everyone dreams of wearing these boots. Even these boots are highly expensive, still many people are willing to buy them.
Skating Into The Past
When I was a little girl, there was a big fashion trend among children that gave you an unspoken bond between your peers. You would be rolling around the streets with jealous eyes of onlooking children burning into the back of your head. You had the wind in your hair and would be high fiving the other kids strolling past. These shoes were every kid’s dream in the 2000’s. I’m, of course, talking about Heelys. The craze took over children and eventually every single one of my friends had a pair. We would be wearing them as our school shoes and skating to our lessons. I remember a time we had a race in the school playground to see who was the Heely champion. I didn’t win. Most of my happy childhood memories involved a pair of Heelys.
Random Shoes On The Subway
Have you ever just taken photos of shoes that are being worn by people on the subway? I find it very interesting what type of shoes someone wears. It tells a story that no one knows but the owner. It shows where they have been, how much they work, how far they go, how much money they have, how much they value brands and much more. If you really think about it, it is amazing to know all the stories a shoe can tell.
Buying Hyped Sneakers:
Most people who produce content to ‘help’ with your sneaker game are either trying to sell you on a bot or cook group subscription, or discuss ‘jigs’ to help experienced buyers secure multiple pairs per release. Alternatively, they’re full of shit and use enticing-all-caps titles like “HOW TO COP EVERY SNEAKER YOU EVER WANTED EVERY TIME EXCLUSIVELY” as clickbait so they can get more views on an 11 minute video of them talking about their own sneaker collection without dropping a single nugget of good information. I don’t like that. I’m not a hypebeast or a sneakerhead and I’m far from masterful with technology. But I like sneakers. And I like money. And I like being able to secure them both without wasting too much of my time or too many of my funds. To experienced buyers this article may be a little redundant. But if you’re trying to get lucky on a pair of hyped sneakers, I will do my best to quickly and clearly pass along some lessons I’ve had to learn the hard way.
How to take Care of your High Heels?
There will certainly be many shoes in your Shoe Closet but how many of them are close to your heart? The ones you wear and feel confident in. And how many are worn out, discolored, or broken and cracked, so you ignore them? These are really important things to you. Just imagine that without shoes can you take one step further? There can be no more opinions to the problem that sandals with long heels are usually very dear to us.
These Boots Were Made For Walking
What can I say, I'm a chaotic bi with a penchant for sword fights. Needless to say, a nice pair of boots are necessary to fulfil the truly confident bisexual I wish to be. Alas, I did I fell into my bi reckoning during my no-buy year (read about it here). Determined to stick to my rules, I decided to do the next best thing: thrift them.
- Third Place in Thrift Finds Challenge
Bunny’s Bargain Basement
In the summer, I’d see her getting into her lipstick-red convertible, all her shiny gold bracelets clanging as she opened the door. Chandelier earrings glimmered out from her jet-black, puffed-up 1960s hairdo. Her big curvaceous body, always clothed in dark baby-doll dresses of pleather and lace, would swing itself into the car, and off she’d go.