What does “vero cuoio” mean on the bottom of high heeled shoes?

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?

It’s official: Kate Moss wore Manolo Blahniks as her wedding shoes (not Christian Louboutin)

Godichefac sandals by Manolo Blahnik

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)

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 … Read more Could Blake Lively really be Cinderella?

Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo the man

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

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 … Read more What’s the return rate for shoes purchased online?