Friday, November 26, 2010

Giant Blow-up Shoes: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Can you imagine shoes a couple of stories high and filled with air? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day balloons wear just these shoes.

On Wednesday, I went to the blowing up of the balloons near Central Park. This event happens every year before the parade and includes thousands of people. It’s an amazing way to see the balloons up close, but be prepared for massive crowds.

I braved the crowds to bring you pictures, especially of shoes and feet.

Here is a peg-legged pirate.

I know this isn’t technically a shoe, but see a close-up of his pegleg.

Monday, November 22, 2010

To Repair or Not to Repair: The Growing Trend to Repair Shoes

After finally finding the perfect black flats, stylish, classic, and comfy, I looked down one day to find one of the military-inspired straps had come loose. I was faced with a dilemma—should I repair it or search for a replacement?

I recently discussed how Mayor Bloomberg only owns two pairs of shoes. He is able to keep those two pairs of dress shoes for so long is through regular repairs.

However, his shoes were expensive to begin with, so the repairs seem worthy. For me, my shoes were Steve Madden flats bought at Century 21 (New York City’s amazing discounter) for $25. The estimate for the repair was up to $12.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

In Defense of Fashion: The Stock Price Raising Influence of Michelle Obama

Fashion is often criticized for being frivolous, but a recent study from New York University found that fashion can play an important role in the economy.

The study used the example of Michelle Obama, who has recently become a fashion icon, with blogs like Mrs. O  following her ever choice.

The study found that not only does the first lady’s clothing choices increase sales of items she wore, but also increases their stock prices. David Yermack, professor of finance and business at New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, performed a year-long analysis of the economic impact of Obama's apparel selections (Oliver & Yeo, 2010).

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Shoes on the Brain: Fun and Interesting Shoe Quotes

I recent wrote about a politician’s shoe quote, but he is not the only one to discuss shoes. So, I decided to gather up some of my favorite shoes quotes.

“You want to fall in love with a shoe, go ahead. A shoe can't love you back, but, on the other hand, a shoe can't hurt you too deeply either. And there are so many nice-looking shoes.” Allan Sherman

“I did not have three thousand pairs of shoes, I had one thousand and sixty.” Imelda Marcos

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

What shoes do you wear to vote on Election Day? Any type you want!

Its Election Day 2010, the time for the midterm elections, and the chance to decide who will control the House and Senate. You should be making many decisions today on who to vote for, if you have not already done so.

However, there is one decision today that doesn’t matter, what shoes you wear. You can wear sexy high-heels, sneakers, flats, or even slippers. Just make sure you got out and vote! Let you’re voice be heard.