Thursday, September 30, 2010

Could you break a Guinness record for speed in high heels?

Running in high-heels is not usually a desired activity; yet, four Australian women just broke the Guinness World Record for fastest sprint in high-heels.

For over a hundred women, running in heels was not just a the only option when they were late, it was a chance to raise money for charity, National Breast Cancer Foundation, and for themselves. The winning team won $1,000 (DailyMotion, 2010 & Adams, 2010).

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Celebrities and Shoes: Thrifty Mayor Bloomberg only owns two pairs of shoes!

"it’s fair to say he’s not the shoe industry’s best customer" (WCBS 880, 2010)

The 2010 midterm elections are almost here, and things are heating up. Although he’s not running for re-election this November, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is discussing his footwear.

According to CBS New York, Bloomberg only owns two pairs of work shoes. He has owned these two pairs for the past 10 years. The pairs are both black and one is a penny loafer, while the other has tassels. To keep shoes so long, he has had them re-heeled and the soles replaced (WCBS 880).

As the world’s 23 richest person (Daily Mail, 2010), his shoe possessions, or seeming lack thereof, is quite surprising.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Update: Blister free, comfy feet: Part 2: How to make high-heels more comfortable

Psst! My secret, I own two pairs of the same shoes.

In my post on how to make high-heel more comfortable, I forgot one of my best tips, buy heels about a half a size larger than you normally wear. This makes them a lot more comfortable to be in once your foot starts to swell as the day wears on. A good example is these Talbots low heeled sandals I own, see picture above. The black shoe on the right is a size 6. I wore them today, but couldn’t wait to take them off at lunch and the end of the day because the straps push into my feet. The silver shoe on the left is a 6.5. I will wear them to commute about a mile to and from work. The straps don’t dig in at all.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Celebrities and Shoes: The Wacky and Inspiring Shoe Choices of Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is making headlines right now for her strong support of the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. She is also known for her different and unique clothing choices, such as her dress made of meat at the Video Music Awards (VMAs). Although less known for her shoe choices, she has recently been getting media coverage for them. They include shoes made of meat to match her dress, sky-high stilettos, and heel-less platforms.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Like! Through the Sole joins Facebook

Social media is the way people connect now. So, Through the Sole is now on Facebook. If you enjoy this blog, please become a fan on Facebook. To do so, search for Through the Sole: A shoe blog, use the like box on the left side, or click here. Fans will get updates on the blog. Thanks so much!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Blister free, comfy feet: Part 2: How to make the high-heels you already own more comfortable

Classic black pumps that I got for under $20 at the Talbot's Clearance outlet. Unfortunately after a couple hours in them, my feet hurt.

The other day I went out and wore what seemed like comfortable classic black pumps. Unfortunately, at the end of the night my feet were aching and I could not wait to kick my shoes off. Although I recently decided to shop for comfortable shoes, I can’t throw out the shoes I already own, so I decide to try to find out how to make the heel I already own more comfortable.

One way to make high-heels you own more comfortable is to rotate what shoes you wear. Try to wear a different styles different days and to alternate between high-heels and more comfortable flatter shoes (Kovalovich, n.d.).

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Patriotic shoes in honor of September 11

9/11 is a day I will never forget. Nothing will bring back those who were lost or erase the horrific memories.

 The one thing 9/11 did was to bring together Americans and instill a new sense of patriotism. In the spirit of that patriotism I decide to search the web for shoes with American symbols. When showing one’s pride, most people use t-shirt and pins. However, shoes can also reflect one’s feelings of American loyalty.

Zazzle  has a large selection of Keds shoes in different American flag, red white, and blue, and firework patterns.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Update: Would you get married in the shoe aisle of T.J. Maxx?

I found video footage of the T.J. Maxx shoe aisle wedding, so I wanted to share it. See the video above or click here to view. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Let’s get tweeting: Through the Sole on Twitter

I joined Twitter today and I am going to be posting updates on Through the Sole, so please follow me @jennyanne211. Also, I have added a Twitter button to the bottom of my posts to make it easy for you to spread the word.

Blister free, comfy feet: Part 1: How to shop for comfortable shoes

The cute flats that unfortunately hurt. 

Although it’s still nice and warm, I decided to start getting ready for the upcoming cooler months by wearing flats yesterday. Unfortunately, after a few months of sandals, my feet still hurt today. I decided I am going to try and shop for comfortable shoes, so I am sharing some of the tips I found.

The first is to make sure you have enough time to thoroughly shop. This way you can get the right size, walk in the shoes a bit, and inspect them.