The best things in life are not meant to be easy. A good slingback heel often fits in that mantra. (Photo credit: Milanoo – shop slingbacks here, through our affiliate link). Slingbacks often get a bad rap. They can be as difficult to walk in as any high heeled sandals. The strap can rub and … Read more Sassy slingbacks are back!
Buyers of both cheap and expensive stilettos are accustomed to seeing the words “vero cuoio” often stamped on the soles of the shoes. But what does this actually mean? Vero cuoio is an Italian phrase which simply means “real leather”. It is often accompanied by a logo that looks like a leather skin, like the … Read more What does “vero cuoio” mean on the bottom of high heeled shoes?
The days when the exhilarating feeling of buying heels was relegated to a trip to the department store or corner shoe store are long gone. Internet sales of shoes are booming, with retailers desperate for a slice of the online action despite return rates of up to 40%. Best sites to purchase high heels online … Read more Some great stores to buy high heels online
There’s nothing like a celebrity shoe controversy to excite fashionistas. And one long-standing celeb footwear controversy that refuses to die is this: who made Kate Moss’s wedding shoes? Was it Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin? It is easy to see how confusion could have happened as Kate Moss’s 1 July 2011 wedding to Jamie Hince, … Read more It’s official: Kate Moss wore Manolo Blahniks as her wedding shoes (not Christian Louboutin)
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 … Read more Could Blake Lively really be Cinderella?
Born inMalaysia in 1957, Jimmy Choo is considered a grand-master of the stiletto heel. Choo made his first pair of shoes at the age of just 12 when working in the family business that was based out of their home. Choo attended Cordwainer’s Technical College to perfect his knowledge of shoemaking while visiting relatives in … Read more Jimmy Choo
Manolo Blahnik is the modern legend for today’s stiletto heel, probably the greatest shoemaker of the 20th and 21st centuries. The maestro of mules did not come from fashion royalty: Manolo Blahnik was born in 1943 on his parents’ banana plantation in the Canary Islands. After an unsuccessful time studying law and politics in Geneva, … Read more Manolo Blahnik
The world of stiletto heels owes its popularity if not its existence to French designer Roger Vivier. Named for the Italian word meaning small metal dagger, stilettos became an international sensation when Vivier first introduced them in 1954 for the House of Dior. While the idea of a stiletto heel was hinted at through fetish … Read more Roger Vivier
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 … Read more What’s the return rate for shoes purchased online?
Converting between international high heel sizes is not as difficult or painful as you might think. Our free shoe size conversion chart will help you swap between USA shoe sizes and European, Australian and British sizes easily. Below the chart you will find lots of helpful information to help you to convert high heel sizes. … Read more High heel size chart