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Could Blake Lively really be Cinderella?

Blake Lively Cinderella

Pictured recently on Instagram with her size 9 feet surrounded by footwear, Blake Lively could be mistaken for Cinderella. It’s not that far-fetched: after all, the actress was only 23 when Christian Louboutin named a high heel shoe after her. Blake has previously compared the feeling she gets from her “magical” Louboutins with the emotions…

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Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo the man

Born in 1957, the Malaysian born shoemaker Jimmy Choo is also considered a master of the stiletto heel.  At the age of twelve he made his first pair of shoes and worked in the family business that was based out of their home. While visiting relatives in London in the late 1970’s, early 80’s Choo…

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Salvatore Ferragamo

Ferragamo

Taking his cue from Roger Vivier, Salvatore Ferragamo took the stiletto to the next level. This Italian shoemaker immigrated to Boston with his family in 1914 where he worked in a boot factory. Not long after that he moved to California with his brothers, where he opened a shoe repair shop near Hollywood that eventually…

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What’s the return rate for shoes purchased online?

return rates for high heels

A rough statistic for the return rate of shoes purchased over the internet is often quoted as between 20% and 35%. That is, one pair of shoes is returned for roughly every three to five sales. That may seem high. However some sources cite return rates as high as 50%! Estimating the “return rate” for shoes purchased online is quite a…

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High heel size chart

Converting between international high heel sizes is not as difficult or painful as you might think. Using our free shoe conversion chart will help you easily swap between USA shoe sizes and European, Australian and British ones easily. Please read the accompanying notes when you use the chart below to convert high heel sizes. Free international…

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6 inch heels with no platforms are strappy and sensational

walking in 6 inch heels

Are these 6 inch wonder-heels impossibly sexy or just impossible? Made for wearing but not necessarily walking, these strappy 6 inch heels have no platform. Instead there’s a vertical metal heel leading to a delicate ankle strap. The shoes are available from Bitter Moon Heels via AliExpress for $82, although are frequently discounted beyond that.…

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