Archive | February, 2012

Women’s Boots: Top 5 Best to Look Good and Stay Warm

16 Feb

What’s the problem with winter? You have to find boots that match your outfit and keep your toes warm. How do you find the perfect match? The key to finding the perfect pair of boots is to find out your favorite style and where you’re going.

Minnetonka: Boho Back to Nature Look 

Wearing Minnetonka boots will make you feel like a Native American princess. Minnetonka shoes imitate the classic Native American moccasin with a few touches of its own that makes this company original. All boots include the classic fringe style which is increasingly popular as celebs such as, Kourtney Kardashian, Hilary Duff, and Lily Allen. These shoes are easy to pair up with a t-shirt and jeans while still looking fashionable.

UGGS make you shine even on the coldest days:

The worst feeling is waking up and seeing that it’s gray out. It dampens your mood and makes you want to stay in bed all day. UGGS came out with their new sequin boot. This boot allows the glamorous feel of glitter and sparkle while keeping the warm sheepskin of an UGGS classic. Although UGGS can be costly – charging more than $170-$350, there are other manufacturers that also imitate this style like I-Comfort who charge around $38 for the same look.

Stand Tall in Ankle Boots:

Ankle boots with a little heel help you stand a little taller while showing off your great legs. They come in a variety of styles like a wedged heel or a combat-styled boot. Because of the variety, there is a range of prices for each style. My favorite shoe is the Zigi Soho Brinx Boot. This shoe combines the style of a combat boot, mixed with a heel, and the fleece lining to help keep those toes warm. Pair this shoe up with black skinny jeans and a leather jacket and you’ll be able to pull off the “tough-girl” look with some chic added.

NorthFace: Look glamorous in the worst weather

NorthFace is known for its incredible snow gear, so it’s no surprise that this company has one of the best shoes for the snow. But there’s a twist to this shoe. It looks like an everyday riding boot. The knee-high length protects your feet from getting wet, but also looks fashionable. The buckles at the top of the shoe make it look like a riding boot, but the bottom of the shoe clearly shows that it can be worn through the snow.

Look clean with Chinese Laundry

The truth of the matter is, when you’re going out you’ll probably slip on some solid colored pumps to match your outfits. But what if you caught everyone’s attention with your bedazzled boots? Chinese Laundry creates a 5-inch heel boot covered in sequins. With this shoe you’ll definitely be the center of attention. Its glamour can be paired with that “little black dress” of yours.

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Skechers GOrun

13 Feb

In the new Super Bowl Skechers GOrun commercial, Mr. Quiggley replaces Kim Kardashian. He shows his super-fast speed in the dog race but how effective are the new running shoes?

Skechers Company says that it helps perform better because of “Goimpulse sensors.” The sensors help send impulses to the body which enhances sensory feedback. It’ll get you going a lot faster because of lightweight material. This minimalistic shoe helps

  • Does GOrun actually help?

The idea of a minimalist shoe is not new because Reebok and Nike have come out with similar models but Skechers has a new approach to this type of market. Christian Burke says “This thing takes a completely new approach and this is the only shoe that I know of that gives me a surface on my mid-foot to run on.” He recently ran in these shoes in the Born to Run 100k and placed 2nd. The flexibility of GOrun enables runners to have a different stride as well as the sensors in the mid-foot. The design of the shoe contributes to the shoe’s effectiveness because it doesn’t imitate the “barefoot design” like most sneakers. Whether or not you’re a runner, you’ll definitely enjoy running in this shoe.

  • Does GOrun help with foot problems?

In a review of the shoe, a lady says that, “I have very high arches and plantar fasciitis (PF) in both feet, and the GOrun provides ample support for me. The mid-foot rise gently pushes into my arch and feels like a gentle, rolling massage” Essentially, the shoe will help you if you have problems with your arch. The shoe only reaches 66% of the ground, which gives you a better stride and natural feel when running.

  • Did you forget your socks?

No problem with this shoe! There is no rubbing or irritation with GOrun. Due to the sockliner, it reduces odor and slippage. Inside the shoe, there is more space to move your toes comfortably for a better grip.

  • Provides a great excuse to go for a run

Skechers is not new to having innovating shoes. The “Shape-Ups” guaranteed a more toned body at the expense of an awkward looking design. However the GOrun is somewhat the same design, it is less bulky at the bottom and the more you run, the flatter the shoe gets.

The shoe comes in a variety of colors that you can easily match with your favorite running shorts. Find your favorite pair here.

Toms Shoes: the Best Way to Look Great and Feel Comfty

6 Feb

Toms are the perfect shoes for a date night or just for a walk in the park. You’ll always look your best and feel comfy at the same time. Need tips on how to wear them? Keep reading to form your perfect outfit in toms.

Toms come in a variety of stylish colors and prints. They can spice up an outfit instantly.

Date Night:

If you’re going out you should pair them up with:

  • Skinny jeans or cuffed fitted pants
  • A plain tee
  • A fitted jacket

And the best way to add a little something is ACCESSORIZE! ACCESSORIZE! ACCESSORIZE! Make sure that the toms and accessories are the main points of the outfit. Choose a simple color from your tee or match the toms up with your accessory.

Casual Wear:

  • Jeans
  • A graphic tee

Toms are great shoes to take a walk in. They’re comfy and easy to pair up with an outfit. You can either wear printed toms but make sure that it coordinates with your shirt. You wouldn’t want to wear a cheetah shirt and sparkly toms, would you? Be sure that the outfit is simple – don’t over glamorize. Make one item of your outfit the focus point, either the shoes or shirt. But no matter what, when you’re rocking toms, you’ll always look your best. Start looking for your toms now!