What We’re Wearing: Mia Ximena Boots

With the Fall season fast approaching, it looks like it’s time to get into every fashionista’s favorite type of shoes: boots. Lead Buyer, Danielle, recently purchased a pair of military-inspired Mia Ximena boots for her own wardrobe to prep for the season. According to Danielle: “They have this old, vintage-y feel. The leather is burnished which gives it depth too instead of just a plain, solid color. And they go with pants and cute skirts so they’re versatile.”

Danielle in Mia Ximena Boots

Danielle in Mia Ximena Boots

We carry Mia Ximena boots in Natural, Brown, and Black. You can check them out by clicking the links to each color there OR by clicking on the photos below.

Mia Ximena Boots in Natural

Mia Ximena Boots in Natural

Mia Ximena Boots in Brown

Mia Ximena Boots in Brown

Mia Ximena Boots in Black

Mia Ximena Boots in Black

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: How To Make Back To The Future Shoes

I may or may not have already shared something about Back To The Future shoes. Really, there have been plenty of people who have tried their hand at creating the self-lacing sneakers envisioned in Back To The Future II. But now, a designer/engineer/fan named Blake Bevin has not only created a working model–he’s also provided detailed step-by-step instructions on how to make your own. See his Power Lacing Nikes in action below. If you’d like a pair of your own, you can check out Instructables for full directions. Excuse me as I cry in all my geek glory.

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LIKE Us On Facebook For Something Very Cool

Just as a heads up, if you haven’t already, it’s probably a good time to LIKE Shoe Metro on Facebook. We’re finally winding down the days to the launch of our spiffy, super-cool new website. And if you follow us on Facebook, you’ll get a Sneak Peek on all the new perks including Rewards Points, Gift Cards, easier shopping, and a sitewide upgrade in stylishness.

We’ll be rolling out the invites soon. For now, you can click the link above or click on the photo below to go to our Facebook page. OR you can just click LIKE on the Facebook Fanbox over in the sidebar. Rest assured: it will be a big deal.

Shoe Metro's Facebook page

Something's a-brewin' very soon for our Facebook fans

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New Shoes In-Stock: BOBS by Skechers

We previewed the new BOBS by Skechers shoes earlier this week and now they’re available on www.shoemetro.com (I know–super-quick, right?). Like we said before, these BOBS by Skechers are inspired by the TOMS shoes 1-to-1 charity model: for every pair of BOBS that’s sold, Skechers will donate a second pair to a child in need. Have a heart and try a pair of BOBS.

We have the traditional BOBS shoes–called Earth Day–with classic canvas in Navy, Gray, and Black. But we also have a sequined spin on those BOBS, Earth Mama, in Black and Silver. Click the links for your fave color or you can also click on the images below to check them out.

BOBS by Skechers Earth Day shoes

BOBS by Skechers Earth Day shoes in Navy

BOBS by Skechers Earth Day shoes

BOBS by Skechers Earth Day shoes in Gray

BOBS by Skechers Earth Mama shoes

BOBS by Skechers Earth Mama shoes in Black

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Burberry Platform-Wedge-Sneaker Shoes

I’m not sure what’s with the whole obsession with turning sneakers into heels or anything that’s higher class than sneakers. I guess there might be something democratic in mixing low brow with high brow. Or maybe it’s just really avant-garde like that. Of course, sometimes taking risks doesn’t work out.

Case in point: Burberry Prorsum platform “pumps.” They’re sneakers with ginormous demi-wedge heels, a sort of monstrous, Frankenstein-ish hybrid of platforms, wedges, and casual sneakers (they’re even green like Frankenstein). They take “chunky” to a whole new, wholly dangerous level. These shoes look like walking around with giant anvils in your shoes. The designer gods weep before them.

Burberry Prorsum Platform Sneakers

Photo: Net-A-Porter

Insult to injury: you’ll have to shell out $850 for these. Check them at Net-A-Porter.

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Bargain Steals on Jambu, BCBGirls, Bass

I’ve decided to be better at filling you all in on the most current promotions we’ve got going on at Shoe Metro. This week, we’ve got some pretty amazing deals on these three shoes. We’re selling the Jambu Sonya sandals for $14.99, which is 87% Off MSRP. We also have the BCBGirls Visola at $9.99, which is 89% Off MSRP. And for men, there’s the Bass Brockton shoes at $14.99 for 77% Off MSRP. Clearly, we’ve all just gone mad. You should probably hurry and take advantage before we come back to our senses. Click the links above to go to those shoes or hit the image below to go to our homepage.

Bargains on Jambu, BCBGirls, Bass

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Coming Soon: BOBS by Skechers

Following the lead of the famous TOMS shoes, Skechers has released their charity line of shoes called BOBS. And we just received them in our warehouse. The BOBS collection by Skechers are flat espadrille shoes inspired by the South American alpargata shoe. They are really comfy and relaxed. The bigger picture is that for every pair of BOBS that you buy, Skechers will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. Check them out below.

BOBS by Skechers

Jenny with BOBS by Skechers

They’ll be available at www.shoemetro.com soon enough. Until then, don’t bother Jenny–she’s on a very important phone call, as you can see. :)

BOBS by Skechers

Don't bother Jenny - she's on a very important call.

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Last Days of Labor Day Sale

Don’t miss out on Shoe Metro’s Labor Day Sale, which is wrapping up at the end of this long weekend. If you order $100 or more worth of shoes, you can get 20% Off your order with this promo code: 20LABORDAY. If you don’t quite make it there but still order more than $75 worth of shoes, you can still get 15% Off with promo code: 15LABORDAY. Be sure to shop at ” title=”Shoe Metro Labor Day Sale”>www.shoemetro.com. And don’t be shy about your shopping. Our sale’s been going on a few days now and shoes have been flying out of our warehouse with a quickness.

Shoe Metro Labor Day Sale

The deal ends on Tuesday morning. One last tip: when you’re at checkout, you can only use one promo code so be sure to use the right one, lest you order $100+ and only get 15% Off. Happy shopping!

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Chainmail Booties from United Nude

Ugly Shoes seemed to hate these booties but I think they actually look good. These shoes are a collaboration between United Nude and designer Iris van Herpen. Not sure if they were inspired by chainmail in the least. But they certainly look strong enough to stop a broadsword hit.

United Nude x Iris van Herpen booties

Photo: United Nude

What do you think about these shoes?

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Last Days Of Shoe Metro’s Back To School Sale

School has been back in-session or it will be soon for all your kids. If you’re in the area, you should visit our San Diego shoe store within the next few days so they can get ready for school (and you can get ready for daytimes free of children). It’s the tail-end of our in-store only Back To School sale. You can get Buy 1, get 1 50% Off on all shoes (kids AND adults). You can also take advantage of 30% Off all accessories including watches, sunglasses, wallets, and backpacks.

Shoe Metro San Diego Shoe Store

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