Shoe Hacks

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We all have bad shoe days. Whether it is our feet cramping in heels, that sole that gets run down or that spot that builds on your new suede shoes! It’s a shoe lover’s nightmare but here are some quick fixes for the next time you’re in a bind.

We have searched the internet for 10 of the best shoe hacks we can find and here they are in a nice, neat package for you:

  1. Have a new pair of shoes that feel like a pair of ice skates on thin ice, rub the soles of your shoes on sandpaper for improved grip.
  1. Blister’s your problem? Using a gel deodorant inside a shoe can reduce friction & blisters.
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  1. Heels feel a little too tight? Tape your 3rd and 4th toes together for add some comfort while wearing your favorite stilettos.
  1. You can remove those scratches and strains from suede using a nail file. Who would have thought?!
  1. You can bring that shine back to your patent shoes using petroleum jelly or glass cleaner.
  1. Stop your shoes from squeaking by putting some baby powder under the inner sole.
  1. Stretch a pair of tight shoes with the help of a blow dryer and some thick fluffy socks!
  1. Use nail polish remover to take stains off of your white tennis shoes.Post Banner2
  1. After a rainy day of walking through puddles, throw some newspaper into your boots to absorb moisture.

 

 

 

And our favorite shoe hacks:

10. Plan on going for a little job, tie your shoe or house keys to your shoe laces! Keeps them right by your side without having to hold on to that clunky key chain.

If we missed any cool shoe hacks, feel free to comment on this post with your ideas! We would love to hear from you!

 

Photos courtesy of: http://www.mentalfloss.com/article/76136/infographic-shoe-hacks-happy-feet

2016 VMA’s Shoes

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The Video Music Awards were this weekend and all we have to say is wow. The VMA’s are obviously a fan favorite, not only because of the performances or seeing our fav singers perform but THE FASHION!

Any award show is a call to all celebrities who attend to be ready to show out. However, the VMA’s always take the cake when it comes to crazy fashion risks and stunning fashion statements. This year did not disappoint and most importantly the shoes were on point. To name a few:

  • Hailee Steinfeld wearing Giuseppe Zanotti

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (5848760at) Hailee Steinfeld 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - 28 Aug 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (5848760at)
Hailee Steinfeld
2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA – 28 Aug 2016

  • Rihanna in Pink Fur Shoes by Comme des Garçons
Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Rihanna performs at the MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Rita Ora inMarc Jacobs platforms.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (5848766dr) Rita Ora 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - 28 Aug 2016 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock (5848766dr)
Rita Ora
2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA – 28 Aug 2016
2016 MTV Video Music Awards

  • Kim Kardashian West in black wrap sandals.
Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (5848760bx) Kim Kardashian 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA - 28 Aug 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by REX/Shutterstock (5848760bx)
Kim Kardashian
2016 MTV Video Music Awards, Arrivals, Madison Square Garden, New York, USA – 28 Aug 2016

Seeing the outfits put together for these amazing shoes inspires us to try out our own style experiments. So bring on the fur and lace up those thigh high boots!

 

Our Fall Shoe Closet

Fall Closet

Everyone knows that there are certain types of shoes that every girl has to own. A classic red heel, a simple black flat, those casual shoes you can slip on that seem to work perfectly with every outfit. Those are what we call staple items for every women’s closet. For the Fall, there are going to be a few staple shoes you might want to pick up ASAP because they are going to be everywhere!

  • Mule:  The mule is basically a blend between a bootie and a slipper. It glides on without much effort but looks fabulous.
  • The Velvet Platform:  Remember the 70’s? Yeah, well all that is coming back just in time for the Fall. Be on the lookout for platform shoes and a ton of velvet/suede. We would highly recommend thinking about grabbing a pair of velvet platforms just in case the disco reopens or you want to add a little something extra to your evening outfit.
  • The Loafer:  A trend we saw a lot of during fashion week was masculine shoes turned feminine. Loafers are one of those styles. With comfort being a added bonus to these shoes, they also come in so many different styles that you can find a pair for any occasion.
  • The Patterned Ankle Boot:  In the spring time it’s safe to say that our outfits speak for themselves. Colorful skirts and dresses, but in the Fall we are going to let our shoes to the talking. With colorful and vibrant patterned ankle boots you just can’t go wrong.
  • Platform Sneaker:  Add the comfort of a sneaker with the height of a heel!
  • The Over The Knee Boot:  This trend has been hot for a while now, but adding it to some jeans with an overcoat will lead to the ultimate Winter/Fall outfit.
  • Suede Sneaker: Suede is in for every style shoe but the suede sneaker is shaping up to be a fan favorite. The suede sneaker says, I’m feeling casual but I’m still just as stylish with these as I am in my heels.

Whatever your go to shoe style will be for the upcoming fall, make sure to check out Shoetopia.com for the best deals on the best styles!

Fall Shoe Trends

 

Fall Trends

It’s like we blinked and summer was over! The beach will soon be empty and the weather is about to take a turn (mayyybe not so much in California.) One of the only way’s we know of to relieve the bye, bye summer blues is: new shoes!

Fashion week may have been back in April but we are excited to finally put all of those Fall trends in action! Here is your quick recap of the basic trends.

Suede, velvet fabric and footwear with prints are all going to be in! Multiple buckles, studs, thigh high boots, wooden heels, chunky heels (psstt: remember our chunky heel blog post) and platform shoes all dominated the runway leaving us feeling like the sky was the limit this fall. Burberry played with reptile skin textures while Dolce & Gabbana used sequin like glitter. But we must say that leather stole the show. With shoes ranging from all styles like a simple pair of heels to boots with embellished pieces using leather as the fabric of choice. Leather is definitely going to be a staple for the fall, we know, who would have guessed.

All of the trends for the fall made our hearts flutter but a few of them made us want to commit to the relationship including:

  • Pointy Shoes: They may not end up being your everyday running errands shoes (unless you have toes of steel)Pointed Toes but they will definitely be dominating the style in everyone’s dress to impress list. Designers such as Alexander Wang all the way to Emilio Pucci were having their models strut their stuff in heels that could poke an eye out……and we loved it.
  • Open Toes: It’s going to be getting cold but that doesn’t mean you have to be covered from head to toe. Give those toes some wiggle room in a cute boot with an open toe. The runway was loving this look and frankly we understand why.Open Toes
  • Dual-Tone Shoes: Why pick one when you can have a little of both! Dual tone shoes have never looked soooo good as on the Fendi and bamboo-asiana-76x-brown-blk-1Mulberry models that wore them but we think we can definitely be a close second.

 


There were a lot of trends that popped up for the fall.  These are just a few of the looks we loved, but be on the lookout for our next blog post, we will be sure to cover more!

Till then check out all of these styles and more on our website! http://www.shoetopia.com/

Trendtopia

Trendtopia-Shake Your Pom Pom

No these aren’t just lyrics to your fave Missy Elliot song!! It’s a new fun summer trend that we hope is here to stay! Yes, you heard right, pompom sandals are officially a trend. Can you even contain your excitement?! This art supply is getting an all-new fashionable spin, from lace-up flats to designer stilettos. Now get crafty with these super-fun shoes that are going to be everywhere this summer. With summer officially upon us, now is the time to shop for trendy new casual sandals that you can wear time and time again this season, especially if you live in California where it’s been over 100 degrees all week. Coachella might be over, but festival fashion fever lives on! Especially when it comes to pom poms.

If you’re searching for the perfect pair of pom pom sandals for summer, you’re in luck! Here are a few must have sandals you’ll love only at Shoetopia.com! Happy Shopping!!

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Trendtopia- Fringe Shoes

Fringe was the biggest trend at this years NYFW spring/summer 2016. The ’70s are in full swing—literally—as fringe swished down the spring runways, embellishing both hemlines and handbags alike. From boho glam to way out West, the fringe trend keeps popping up on our fashion radar. Fringe is back in a big way, and we couldn’t be more pleased. It can completely add interest to a modern outfit, or make you look delightfully ‘70s throwback. Grab your favorite printed romper and hits the streets in style.

Stylist Tip: Try pairing your fringe piece with something modern or minimalist to offset any potential rodeo vibes.

Which of these trends would you wear? Check out all our our hot new fringe styles on Shoetopia.com now!

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Blogtopia- Blogger Spotlight- Cuppajyo

shsfhCheck out our favorite San Francisco blogger Cuppajyo! Also know as Jyotsna Shankar this blogging beauty sure knows how to work it! Jyo’s blog is her own personal outlet in which she gets to share her “cup of  fashion, beauty, lifestyle and travel,” and she does it quite well! With her talented photographer husband Anush paired with the serene San Francisco scenery this is a blog to not miss out on! Check out Jyo strutting her stuff in our white caged open toe high heels the ‘Leggy-S’ by Delicious! Take notes from the fashion queen herself on how to style these fab caged heels, Get Jyo’s look as she paired her heels with a floral crop top and all white skort! This girl shows now how to work it! LEGGY-Sgjghjdghcj

Pantone S/S 2016

Colortopia- Pantone’s 2016 Spring Summer Colors

The experts at Pantone just announced the annual Color of the Year and SURPRISE it is not one color but two! Indeed, the color authority chose the combo of soft blue Serenity and the blush pink Rose Quartz. By selecting two relaxing, soft & airy pastels, Pantone has a message for us all: Chill out.

“With our hectic lives and the frenzy around us, there is an increasing demand for tranquility,” says Leatrice Eiseman, Pantone Color Institute’s executive director. That’s just what these hues deliver: Rose Quartz evokes a sunset, budding flower, or flushed cheek, while Serenity conjures an expanse of bleached blue sky. Worn separately, they don’t have the same power of calmness as they do when worn together. “Wearing both of these hues at once is like returning to the weightlessness of your youth,” says Eiseman. “The combination of a cool and a warm color brings a sense of balance.”

Pantone not only released the relaxing color duo but they also released the Fashion Color Report for this year as well. Giving this years new trendy colorway “A transporting and Transformative Canvas.” Pantone introduced, Buttercup, Fiesta, Green Flash, Iced Coffee, Lilac Gray, Limpet Shell, Peach Echo, Rose Quartz, Serenity, and Snorkel Blue. The colors this season transcend cultural and gender norms. Vivid brights give way to excitement and optimism, though quiet stability prevails in this season’s palette. “Colors this season transport us to a happier, sunnier place where we feel free to express a wittier version of our real selves,” says Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute.

Wondering which color will be your fave? Take a look at ours instead!  Scroll down to find inspiration from Shoetopia.com and shop ‘til you drop!

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Beyonce’s Win’s The Icon Award

The Council of Fashion Designers of America kept it quite hush on who would be the recipient of this year’s icon award. That is until Jay-z and Blu Ivy slipped into the ballroom to take their seats. The global superstar, on a quick break from her Formation World Tour, showed up unexpectedly to accept the award in front of an A-list fashion crowd of designers and actors gathered to celebrate the industry’s top talent. Knowles wore a sparkly, striped Givenchy suit, a wide-brimmed black hat and an Icon-appropriate amount of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry: an over 100-carat diamond necklace (a value of $7 million), two 25-carat diamond stud earrings and a collection of diamond rings. She was introduced by CFDA Chairman Diane von Furstenberg, and gave a speech that would drive anyone in her presence to tears.

Beyonce’s sparkly ensemble quickly flooded social media and with that she couldn’t help but to be acknowledged for both recreating and paying tribute to both the late Michael Jackson and David Bowie. Check out the inspired looks for Beyonce’s award winning red carpet fashion!

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Shoetopia-U Lesson On Stacked Heels

A Stacked Heel. n.

A chunky shoe heel made of several layers of material. Usually wooden but can be leather too. It is usually subtle and can only be noticed from up close.


School is still in session & this summer we’ve made it a goal to educate our shoe lovers on the top trends this season. So grab a seat and get some much need knowledge on this summer’s rising contemporary style the stacked heel!

So what is a stacked heel?

A stacked heel, also known as built heels and stack heels, gives the illusion of thin layers of wood or other materials that have been stacked up to create the heel. Stacked heels are most recognizable in women’s heels, but they can also appear in wedges, boots, and ankle booties.,vh

Are they comfortable?

The heels have the feminine lines and sophistication of stilettos, but they’re much more comfortable and a lot easier to walk in, making them an appropriate choice for everyday wear. A chunky heel is a great alternative to a stiletto. If you have a hard time walking in heels, you might find a stacked heel to be a lot less wobbly. Stacked high heels are the perfect option for a night out when you want height, but don’t want to sacrifice comfort, or if you spend most of your day on your feet.

What’s the difference between a chunky heel and a stacked heel?

The main difference between a chunky heel and a stiletto is the size of the heel: a stacked heel is wider and covers more surface area, while a stiletto is thin and covers very little surface area.

How do I wear them?

Stacked heel boots are perfect for all types of weather. A pair of stacked heel sandals made out of a natural material like wood denotes a casual look and is appropriate for warm weather outfits. These kinds of shoes evoke a summery, resort style, and look great paired with maxi dresses shorts and skirts.  Wear them with a midi skirt, shift dress, or jeans in the daytime and dress them up with a simple cocktail dress for night. Stacked heels can also work in any season, from a fall/winter ankle booties to the dress sandals we’re seeing this spring. The bonus is that they’re comfortable, stable, and easy to trot in.

Show off your school smarts and click and check out our favorite styles below!zuba-dark-sand-2rambles-cognac-2_1brie07-cogna-01

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