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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!

Nike Stores Launch Twitter RSVP

Ever gone in for a pair of fresh new Nikes and come out with a fresh pair of black eyes?

Nike

Nike

Nike

We feel your pain.

Mobs of anxious Nike enthusiasts waiting in line for days to get their feet into the newest release from the athletic shoe gurus aren’t going to play nice when those doors open up and that burst of fresh leather and plastic hits their faces. Oh no, they won’t play nice at all.

In an effort to make the experience of landing your fresh pair of sneaks a more enjoyable one, Nike has made it possible for you to reserve a pair via Twitter. Yes, Twitter.

Nike has set up designated “RSVP Dates” on which they will Tweet a hashtagged term relating to the shoe that is being released. Nike’s followers then have one hour to direct message the store with the hashtag, last four digits of their State/Passport/Military/School ID number, and shoe size. A successful Nike shoe reservation will be confirmed by a direct message from Nike to the follower. All that’s left is to snag your sneaks from the store. Done and done.

Check out more info on Nike’s Twitter RSVP here.

What do you guys think? Good idea, or is Nike just getting sneaky (Ha! Because they sell sneakers…get it?) about building their Twitter following?

Would you use Nike’s Twitter RSVP?

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??

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

Trend Tuesdays: Military Chic

Military Chic style has been seen on the runways since 2008. I would consider this trend even stronger than ever. We have seen military influence in jackets, cargo pants, gloves, hats, and of course boots! Military-inspired boots are a great investment for the season.

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The style in itself is a bit masculine so I would suggest adding a feminine touch to the outfit such as a floral print blouse or skirt. Definitely try pairing your military style boots with a pretty dress. The perfect way to give this trend a modern touch.

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Check out these Restricted boots… as seen in the Deals and Steals section of InStyle’s November issue. Perfect for the military trend and budget conscious as well!

InStyle Magazine

InStyle Magazine

Want an even better deal? Check out the Restricted Paratrooper at Shoe Metro! $64.99

Halloween 2010 at Shoe Metro

We recently celebrated Halloween at Shoe Metro! Come check out pictures of everyone’s crazy costumes over at the Shoe Metro Facebook page. Everyone had a lot of fun dressing up as always. If you have pictures of your Halloween costumes, feel free to post those on our Facebook Wall too! =)

The three big winners of the Costume Contest were Supafly (Brandon), the Kool-Aid Man (Max), and the First Place Winner, the Mad Hatter (Justin)!

And we can’t forget about April O’Neill and the Ninja Turtles!

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Maria Blaisse x Camper ‘Crescent’ boots

This week’s Weird Shoe Wednesdays goes to Maria Blaisse, the avant-garde Dutch artist behind the wonderful boots above. These boots are part of Camper’s Camper Together series of collaborations with various artists, sculptors, and designers. Dazed & Confused magazine notes that Blaisse has been experimenting with spherical forms in design since the early ’80s, which must’ve had a lot to do with how these boots came out. They’re an odd pair of boots but I can imagine some women being able to pull it off really beautifully in an uber-cool slouch boot fashion.

Photo: ShoeBlog

Photo: ShoeBlog

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