Shoe Metro Summer Sandals Clearance Sale

We’re having our monthly clearance sale again this Saturday, July 3 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. On top of the discounted shoes–which can be as cheap as 95% off the original price–we’re doing a promotion on Groove summer flip-flops.

If you purchase $50 or more, you get a free pair of Groove flip-flops. If your purchase is less than $50, you can buy Groove flip-flops for $2 per pair. And if you just need Groove flip-flops without any other shoes, you can buy them for $5 per pair. If you’re in San Diego, you should definitely come on out.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Red High Heel Speakers

No, I have no idea why you would need your speakers to be in the shape of classic, red, high-heeled pumps. But do you need any other reason besides the fact that it would make you awesome? Though I do wonder how the heel cup part of the shoes would affect the acoustics of the music and sounds coming out of the speakers. Anyway, enjoy!

More photos after the jump. Continue Reading…

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The History of the Cocktail Ring

I’ve been really into the history of shoes and accessories this week. I came across this short, awesome article on the history of the cocktail ring. Here’s the gist of it:

“Back in the days of Prohibition where alcohol was illegal and flapper dresses were the newest fashion statement, the speakeasy was the place to go. Only the elite and wealthy had access to these secret parties. They would doll up in their finest and venture to underground rooms where the fashion was fabulous and the alcohol, aplenty.

Status seekers, the women would parade around showing off massive rings as they held up their illegal and oh so desirable ‘cocktail’ of brandy. Hence, the cocktail ring! It was all about prestige.”

For more on the history of fashion, check out this other excellent blog, The Fashion Historian.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Ice Cream Heels

Summer is officially here, which means lots of things: sun, beaches, waves, lemonade stands, picnics, flowers, city fairs, vacations …… and of course, delicious, cold, dripping ice cream!!! Check out these delectable ice cream heels below. While I’m not sure what flavor ice cream the blue scoop is, I know I would still eat it if it came off that shoe and into my mouth. Yum!

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The Amazing Life of These Travelling Pants

“Traveling Denim” is a short, documentary film that follows a girl and her denim jeans over the span of two years. Both the girl and the jeans travel across 50 different countries accumulating rips, tears, fades, and most of all, LIFE. It’s a powerful statement of how certain pieces of clothing can become such a part of your life and history.

” Traveling Denim ” Recording color fade for two years from Takayuki Akachi on Vimeo.

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Weird Shoe Wednesday: Skeleton Heels

Do you have really bony feet? If not, do you want bony feet? Alicia Keys certainly does. She was rocking these platform pumps with tall skeletal heels last week at the FIFA World Cup 2010 Kick-Off concert. These heels come from Dsquared2′s Fall/Winter 2010 collection.

You can check out footage of Alicia Keys’ on-stage performance at the World Cup concert below. There are some pretty clean shots of Alicia in these shoes. Continue Reading…

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The Man-Heel Is In

The man-purse was only the start. Recently, there’s been a trend of high heels for men. The Times reports:

“The man-heel — or “meel” as some have termed it — is simultaneously a coming trend in several wildly different milieus. The most eye-catching examples are to be found in the semi-Goth, semi-glam society of high-fashion menswear obsessives. The natural territories for these platform-heeled pioneers include Hoxton, TopMan at Oxford Circus and various international fashion weeks. In Paris this spring, both Gareth Pugh’s and Rick Owen’s shows were attended by high-heeled male audience members. It was the same at Rodarte in New York and Pam Hogg in London. Notable man-platforms are being produced by Jean-Michel Cazabat and Owens himself. Both offer man-heels of about four inches and upwards.”


What do you think? Is this a good look for men?

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Babies’ High Heels

Babies are cute. High heels are cute. Why not put them together? And now with the help of online store, Heelarious, you can.

Heelarious specializes in crib shoes for babies. These shoes are “fully functional” but also “not intended for walking.” I’m not exactly sure how the shoes can fit both those descriptions but I gather that these are soft faux-shoes, strictly for decoration, and so none of the foot ache that comes with actually wearing high heels will transfer to the children.

Some critics have bemoaned these shoes for feeding children into beauty pageantry at an even younger age and in general, forcing shallow beauty onto them even earlier. But from Heelarious’ name and their company description, these seem to be intended more as a harmless, tongue-in-cheek joke than anything.

What do you think: is this harmful for children or just plain funny? More pictures after the jump. Continue Reading…

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Shoe Metro Clearance Summer Sale

Hey, just wanted to let everyone know that our retail store will be open again this Saturday, June 5 from 9:30am to 5:30pm for our monthly weekend clearance sale. Just like last month, we’ll be showcasing our lowest priced inventory, with shoes as low as 95% off of MSRP. All San Diegans and guests who just happen to be in the area, come on through and we’ll outfit you in something pretty great. If you need address and directions to our retail store, click here.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Shoe Ice Cubes

This Memorial Day Weekend has unofficially rung in the summer season. So while you’re under the canopy, swinging on the hammock, or laying on the beach sands, enjoy a cold, refreshing drink with the help of these high heel-shaped reusable ice cubes. These shoe ice cubes are full of distilled water and are obviously food-safe. They’re available in packs of 6 from Golda’s Kitchen, which specializes in “Kitchenware for Canadians,” whatever that means.

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