Category: Features

Kanye West & Nike Release The Yeezy 2

Aaaaaaaand Kanye’s at it again. Word on the steets is that his new Yeezy 2 Nike kicks are creating quite the stir, boasting $90,000 eBay bids and causing fans of the rapper’s Yeezy line of shoes to flip their lids.

Nike stores apparently got smart after the release of the first Yeezy shoe created mass chaos in 1990. They’ve implemented their Twitter RSVP Raffle in an effort to avoid bodily injury, the need to camp out for a week to get a pair, and to remind us that even as adults who apparently have a few hundred extra buckaroos to blow on sneakers we will never wear, we still present the need for extra special control measures via the Twitterverse.

Other stores that will carry the Yeezy 2 have followed suit, and implemented raffles of their own, as only a mere dozen or so pairs of shoes will be alotted to each store. Only about 5,000 pairs total are set to be released.

While pre-sale auctions are under way offering the shoe for anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000, the Yeezy 2 will go on sale this Saturday for a retail price of $245.

Kanye West Nike Air Yeezy 2

Kanye West Nike Air Yeezy 2

What do you think? Father’s Day gift of the century?

Hey now – don’t be jealous, ladies. Kanye’s got something for us too. Pearlicious pumps from he and famed shoe designer Giuseppe Zanotti are displayed for your viewing pleasure here.

Give us a shout in the comments below, or on Facebook or Twitter. You can also check out tips, tricks and videos on our Pinterest page!

Hey Dude Shoes Are Here!

With the promise of both style and comfort, Shoe Metro welcomes Hey Dude Shoes to its collection! We’ve started out with just a few styles for you to try out. See how you like them and let us know what you think! This could be the beginning of a very beautiful foot friendship.

Hey Dude Shoes At Shoe Metro

Hey Dude Shoes | Wally

Weighing in at only 150 grams…wait…150 grams? That’s only 155 oyster crackers, 2 cups of microwave popcorn, or 2/3 cup of applesauce. How did Hey Dude manage that? Stop trying to guess – I’ll just tell you. They start with the perfect amount of light weight padding to keep your tootsies comfortable, throw in an anatomically correct leather insole and envelope them in a canvas exterior finished off with an ultra light, yet durable rubber sole.

The real icing on this cake is the Flex & Fold Technology. You can fold them, wash them, roll them and they won’t lose their shape! More flexibility means increased weight distribution. Increased weight distribution means increased nerve activation. Increased nerve activation means better posture. Better posture means bigger muscles, a better tan, a few more zeros on the end of your paycheck, and all the hot hunnies you could ask for. No, not really. We can’t promise that.

Hey Dude Shoes | Riva

What we can promise is that your feet will love these Hey Dude Shoes. Now you CAN have it all – the comfort of a slipper disguised by the dapper of a dress shoe.

Let’s hear it! We’d love to know what you think about the new Hey Dude Shoes, or about shoes in general. Post comments and // or questions below, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

And don’t forget to check us out on Pinterest for sweet deals, videos, how-tos and DIYs. Get Pinebriated with us!

Runners Rejoice! Re-Introducing The New Balance 990 Series

Employing ABZORB and ENCAP technology, the New Balance 990 has proven itself as the most popular New Balance series nationwide. While it doesn’t score major points in the fashion category, the New Balance 990 has won over the hearts and feet of runners everywhere. Boasting comfort, durability and a new attitude, the 2012 New Balance 990 is said to be an excellent choice for the larger runner, or runners who have a heavy heel strike. Runners rejoice over the minimal-to-non-existent break-in time, and the fact that the design and ammenities of the shoe change very little with each new version released.

What’s that you say? Still not convinced? Here’s another tick mark for the plus category. New Balance athletic shoes are American made! Take a peek into one of the New Balance factories located in Norridgewock, Maine.

 

An ideal choice for both the marathon-a-month runner and the casually active body alike, the 2012 New Balance 990 may very well be the ugly duckling of running shoes. Not the best looking of the bunch, but definitely has the most heart. Give it a chance and you’ll see how beautiful it is on the inside. Advanced runners, beginners and the like won’t find a better option. Outfitted to make your run (and the hours after) more comfortable than any other running shoe you’ve worn before, the 2012 New Balance 990 series is your key to comfort, quality and dependability.

New Balance 990 Series

2012 New Balance 990

2012 New Balance 990

New Balance 990 Series

2012 New Balance 990

New Balance 990 Series

Let’s hear it! We’d love to know what you think about the New Balance 990 series, or about shoes in general. Post comments and // or questions below, follow us on Twitter or like us on Facebook.

And don’t forget to check us out on Pinterest for sweet deals, videos, how-tos and DIYs. Get Pinebriated with us!

Coming Soon | Hey Dude Shoes

Created for one purpose only, Hey Dude Shoes says they are attempting to bridge the gap between comfort and style by, “combining the weightlessness of a slipper with the dapper of a dress shoe.”

Well, building a bridge is what they set out to do, and build a bridge they did. Check out this video of a few peoples’ reactions to the shoes.

Shoe Metro should get it’s first shipment of Hey Dude Shoes early in May, so check back with us in a couple weeks to grab a pair for your guy! Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the styles we’ll carry:

Hey Dude Shoes | Vinci

Hey Dude Shoes | Vinci

Hey Dude Shoes | Riva

Hey Dude Shoes | Riva

Hey Dude Shoes | Wally

Hey Dude Shoes | Wally

What do you guys think of these shoes? Stylish?

Don’t be shy, post a comment on Facebook, pin a pic on Pinterest, Tweet us up on Twitter, or comment below – we’d love to hear from you!

Fall In Love | Pantone Fashion Color Report Fall 2012

Don’t hold back – fall in love this Fall! I know you’ll probably still be hung up on Spring and Summer, but I’ll keep you one step ahead of the trends so you can start fresh with Fall long before it’s here. Spring and Summer might be a little jealous, but it’ll totally be worth it.

Rachel Roy, a Pantone designer, says this Fall’s color palette is inspired by Nature’s landscape. “The color palette contrasts between dark tones of Granite, Slate and Soil with pops of Bright Pinks and Purples; prominent colors of warm and cool shades of Green and Berry with brushed Coppers are combined in beautiful silhouettes.”

Click on the Pantone color bubble below that tickles your fancy to see our similarly hued shoe suggestion.

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Naya Lark Chinese Laundry Cupcakes Rocket Dog Cutie Chinese Laundry Moving On Nine West Rocha Nine West Colourcode Jessica Simpson Waleo Joan & David Honoria Paris Hilton Corine Pour La Victoire Portia

Check out the full Pantone Fashion Color Report for more details and hue cues!

Don’t be shy! Post your questions and suggestions here. PLUS post a pic of the craziest color shoes you have and it just might end up on our Pinterest page.

Globe Bantam Boards + Bantam Babes = One Vivacious Vid

Here’s one for all you skate junkies out there (OK – all you non-skate junkies are invited too)! Not only does Globe produce quality skate shoes, they also create quality boards. Go figure. Globe debuted their stiffer, wider, longer lasting Bantam Cruiser Board, and produced this awesome vid to go with.

San Diegans – you can get your hands on a Bantam Board to go with your pair of equally awesome Globe shoes in our retail store.

Anyone already have one of these boards and want to tell us what you think of it? Share your experience with Globe’s board and / or shoes – we’re all ears!

Post a pic of your board or shoes and it could end up on our Pinterest page!

Video | Creative Recreation Spring 2012 Inspiration

Creative Recreation debuted this decadent vid of the inspiration behind their Spring 2012 collection. Check out the seductive, sultry imagery that gives us a peek into the creative minds behind the newest styles Creative Recreation has to offer.

Peruse these Spring 2012 styles exclusively from Creative Recreation:

$64.99 | Creative Recreation Lacava

$64.99 | Creative Recreation Lacava

Also check ‘em out in black.

Like this style, but want to see more colors? Check out the entire collection of Creative Recreation Solano.

$85.99 | Creative Recreation Solano

$85.99 | Creative Recreation Solano

$40.99 | Creative Recreation Cesario Lo

$40.99 | Creative Recreation Cesario Lo

Like these? Love on more colors of the Cesario Lo!

Or, browse Creative Recreation kicks from previous seasons that are always in style.

Post a pic of your Creative Recreation shoes and it could end up on our Pinterest page!

So fresh.

After The Oscars | Fashion Feats And Fashion Flops

The stars hit the red carpet on Sunday with uber class, and a little sass. Or maybe, uber sass and a little class. Either way, with bling shining, hair flowing and faces glowing, the stars flaunted their best (and worst) ensembles for the commoners (aka you and me) to oogle over. And yes, we’re judging them. So while you’re crammed in coach, cruisin’ in your sub-compact import, or chillin’ in your postage stamp-sized apartment, take comfort knowing that we can openly turn our noses up at celeb fashion flops.

We’re head over heels for this glittery number! We all know glitter is where it’s at right now, so jump on the bandwagon and shine it up! We’d pair this enviable ensemble with these hot heels.

2012 Oscars | Ellie Kemper

2012 Oscars | Ellie Kemper

Oscar Worthy | Jessica Simpson Waleo | $64.99

Oscar Worthy | Jessica Simpson Waleo | $64.99

Golly, we love Emma Stone – what’s not to adore? We just can’t help but wonder which mirror told her this would be it – this would be the dress she takes to the Academy Awards. She’s yelling at us through her wardrobe. Whispers, Emma. It’s whispers that get the most attention. Anyway, if the dress doesn’t do it for you, these shoes certainly will! We’d pair this fuchsia number with these classy pumps.

2012 Oscars | Emma Stone

2012 Oscars | Emma Stone

Oscar Worthy | Dereon Sasho | $44.99

Oscar Worthy | Dereon Sasho | $44.99

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one has a lot to say. But we have questions for you, photograph. 1) Is Anna Faris drunk, or does she have a peg leg and we just didn’t know it? 2) Why did she dip herself in latex before she went to the Oscars? Rhetorical questions, of course, we love this funny front woman when she’s at her best. This just isn’t one of those times.

2012 Oscars | Anna Faris

2012 Oscars | Anna Faris

Oscar Worthy | Paris Hilton Nandi | $61.99

Oscar Worthy | Paris Hilton Nandi | $61.99

Saving the best for last – by far our fave fashion feat of the night! When you’re wearing such a superb gown, who cares what shoes you’re wearing? Just kidding…we care. Try these on for size.

2012 Oscars | Jessica Chastain

2012 Oscars | Jessica Chastain

Oscar Worthy | Kelsi Dagger Linzy In Bronze | $66.99

Oscar Worthy | Kelsi Dagger Linzy In Bronze | $66.99

Who do you think claimed a fashion feat, and who flopped??

Oscar-Worthy Styles | Flashy, Or Less Is More?

Hello again, Oscar! The Academy Awards are this Sunday, February 26,  and we know we’ll see a lot of new styles, new twists on old styles, and everything in between.  We can’t wait to see what some of our fave stars and starlets stir up!

While Hollywood is busy prepping, primping, and perming (well, maybe not that), we took some time to pick out a few Oscar-worthy styles that are prime head-turning, envy inspiring footwear fashions.

Madden Girl Sookiee Slingbacks | Bronze

Madden Girl Sookiee Slingbacks | Bronze

Steve Madden Showstop | Black | Beige | Blue

Steve Madden Showstop | Black | Beige | Blue

Turns out all that glitters is not gold (sorry to disappoint), but with all the attention sparkle-laden fashions are getting these days, these shoes may as well be as good as gold!
Animal print or bust!  Let’s Face it – animal print never gets old.  Unless, of course, you’re Nicki Minaj.  Toned down and paired with an equally awesome ensemble you can’t go wrong.
Steve Madden Wicked

Steve Madden Wicked

Paris Hilton Tyra

Paris Hilton Tyra

Paris Hilton Shelly | Gold | Black

Paris Hilton Shelly | Gold | Black

Jessica Simpson Waleo | Silver | Pink

Jessica Simpson Waleo | Silver | Pink

For those of us who are intimidated by making a statement with our feet, there are the classic Oscar-inspired looks.  Sometimes…less is more.

Tell us which stars you think will rock the best Oscar style!

As Seen In Footwear News Retail Guide | February 2012

Check her out!  Our very own Danielle Petri, buyer for Shoe Metro, was interviewed by industry standard setting publication Footwear News.  See the article below for a sneak peak at what you can expect to find in our line-up in the upcoming months, and tell us what you’re hoping to see in our footwear arsenal!

Footwear News Retail Guide | February 2012
Footwear News Retail Guide | February 2012
Danielle Petri | Booting Up

Danielle Petri | Booting Up

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