Shoes

The Truth About Heels

Caroline Topperman | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

It seems that every time I write a post about heels, I get numerous comments from women basically dismissing the post and telling me that they just can't wear heels. This makes me a little sad because while you can wear whatever you want if it makes you feel good, I don't think you should have to stay away from a shoe just because you think you can't.

Your Guide To Picking The Perfect Pair Of Comfortable Shoes

Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

There is no reason for your heels to be uncomfortable. Yes, we've all stood outside the nightclubs in sub-zero temperatures in heels and tank tops waiting to get in. That all ended the second we stopped being 20 or 21, so why do we still buy shoes that aren't comfortable?

Hot Shoe Trends to Look Out for This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love fall. It is my favourite season because of the beautiful weather with a slight chill, and the rich colours that are on trend this season. To find out the latest shoes styles for fall, I spoke with Diego Greco, Product Line Developer at Hush Puppies. Diego shared with me some of the top trends for footwear this season.

Hot Fall Style Trends for Men's Shoes

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I think (and most women do too) that it is so attractive when a guy has on a pair of really nice shoes. They don't have to be expensive or flashy, but just footwear that are nicely kept and a good reflection of the guy's personal style. To find out the latest on men's shoe trends for fall, I spoke with Imran Badshah, Men's Footwear Buyer for DSW Canada.

Yeezus Murphy! Kanye's Latest Shoes Are How Much?

The Huffington Post Canada | Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Style

Oh Yeezus murphy. It looks like it's close to impossible to buy Kanye West's latest foray in shoe design — the Yeezy Boost 350. The product w...

Hot Shoe Trends For Summer 2015!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am really starting to see how shoes can be the perfect finishing touch to any outfit. Recently, I spoke with Stéphanie Turcotte, Spokesperson at Hush Puppies and Stéphanie shared with me some of the top shoe trends for summer 2015.

Barbie Can Finally Step Out In Flats

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.05.2015 | Canada Style

After five decades of high-stepping through the world of fashion in heels, Barbie can finally switch it up.

Top Trends For Casual Shoes This Spring

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.14.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am always looking for that special combination for my shoes of being cute and comfortable. Spring and summer are the best times of the year to adorn your feet with footwear that can take you anywhere and look great!

The Best Sandals For Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Style

Time to let those feet free!

Travel Fashion Trends: Channeling Your Inner Stylista

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Style
Parmjit Parmar

With new resorts opening at record pace, finding the perfect warm weather getaway is easier than ever before. If you're hitting the beach this spring, don't leave home without these must-have travel essentials. Comfortable, breathable clothing is no longer limited to the yoga studio. Brands like PrAna combine form and function, resulting in perfect travel gear.

Salt: Your Winter Boots' Natural Enemy

Leah Morrigan | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Style
Leah Morrigan

Salt, a highly corrosive mineral leaves its mark not only on our footwear, but also damages the natural world, metals, and building materials. In Ontario, where I currently live, winter road salt is used so heavily that the streets are white with it and there is fine white salt powder on everything.

Hot Shoe Trends For Spring 2015

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I have expanded my shoe wardrobe and of course, if you have been reading my blog, it has to be comfortable and stylish. Wanting to learn more about how I can expand my footwear and learn more about the latest spring trends, I spoke with Diego Greco, Product Line Developer for Hush Puppies Canada.

Secrets From a Stylist's Handbag

Erin Nadler | Posted 02.03.2015 | Canada Style
Erin Nadler

Have you ever wondered what items professional fashion consultants use? Clients often ask me to share my secrets. I am ready to share my list of favourite things and with the holiday season fast approaching they might even spark some gift ideas.

The Best Boots To Rock This Fall

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Style

While the changing colour of leaves is one of the most attractive aspects of fall, we beg to disagree. Instead, we’d boldly say that fall boots are ...

10 Hot Shoe Trends For Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I was so happy to hear that one of the major trends for summer footwear is comfort! The major trends revolve around comfort-chunky heels, wide straps and thick soles. This goes hand-in-hand with the '90s revival that is currently happening.

Shocking Methods Women Will Take To Fit Into Heels

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Style

It's love at first sight for women and shoes, but unfortunately not all pairs fit just right. Finds that are overly snug or too spacious force women t...

Canadian Style Icons: Sonja Bata, of the Bata Shoe Museum

Daniel Eckler | Posted 11.03.2013 | Canada Style
Daniel Eckler

The story of Sonja Bata, and the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto is inevitably a story about her family as well, and the story of her late husband, and his shoe company.

How a $100 Pair of Shoes Really Costs You $1,376.46

Tim Paziuk | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada Business
Tim Paziuk

When I'm lecturing to students I like to ask them how much a $100 pair of shoes costs. The most common answer is $100 plus tax. Would you believe me if told you it could be as much as $1,376.46? As a 20-year-old, if you convinced yourself not to buy the shoes, and invested it instead -- with an assumed rate of return of 6 per cent -- you'd have $1,376.46 by the time you were 65 years old.

This Valentine's, Ditch the Lingerie

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 04.08.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I'd find a little somethin' somethin' to wear to mark the occasion. You know -- something cute and sexy that only my Valentine would get to see. But lo and behold, once again, I left the lingerie stores empty handed, disappointed and wishing I hadn't eaten that family-size bag of Lays.

Me and My Feet: A Story of Hatred and Blisters

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 11.12.2012 | Canada Style
Bianca Teixeira

For the past decade, I've been on a mission for one thing: super cute shoes that I can wear all the time that don't make me want to gnaw my feet off Saw-style. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong. I could never guess what would make my feet revolt. What was comfy to everyone else was a sick joke to me. Fall is quickly approaching and with the demise of summer so too shall my sandals go off into the dark basement closet. Memories of painful riding boots and ankle booties dance in my head while I prepare for months of agony.

Ode To A Wedge Sneaker

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 10.23.2012 | Canada Style
Hallae Khosravi

Wedge sneakers were due for some poetry since their invasion and take-over of the feet of the young, frivolous, and trendy in mid-2011, but it wasn't until I saw their latest incarnation from the original sneaker maven, Madame Isabel Marant, that I felt compelled to write a ditty myself...

Are You A Thinker? A Rebel? Your Sneakers Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.06.2012 | Canada Style

Shoes make people happy – so happy in fact, that they can be addictive. And casual as they are, sneakers are no different. Fanatics anxiously await ...

Nutella is More Bitter than Sweet

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Every week Minnow picks five things that have caught her attention. This week, moms are really into the Nutella lawsuit, videos that are pulling on parental heart strings, design-your-own-shoes sites, and more.

Christian Louboutin Defends Right To Red Soled Shoes

CP | Sylvia Hui, The Associated Press | Posted 06.30.2012 | Canada Style

LONDON - Would a red-soled stiletto by any other name than Christian Louboutin look as sweet?Certainly not for the French shoe designer, who passionat...

Like Shoes And Handbags? Study Says You May Be Insecure (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 04.18.2012 | Canada Style

If you're the type of woman who loves to splurge on shoes and handbags, it may be time to check in on how you're feeling. Researchers in New Zealan...