What We’re Wearing: Chinese Laundry Magic Garden Sandals

Summer’s winding down but we here at Shoe Metro are very fortunate to be living in San Diego where the sun takes ITS vacation. Our Lead Buyer, Danielle, wanted to share these Chinese Laundry sandals with you. According to Danielle: “I like them because they’re a combination of two really cute sandals. They take the flower from the Chanel Camellia Jelly and put it on the printed footbed of the Valentino Bow Jelly. Plus they’re not $300 or $275 like the Chanels and Valentinos.”

Danielle in Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals

Danielle in Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals

They’re called the Magic Garden 2 sandals and we have them in Blush and in Black. Click the links there or click on the photos below to check them out!

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Blush

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Blush

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Black

Chinese Laundry Magic Garden sandals in Black

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Nike High Heel Dunks

Sometimes, the universe collapses on itself and churns out all sorts of chaos. Here it is: Nike High Heel Dunks. They are not officially sanctioned by Nike. But they are real, or at least, real enough to be sold on Addoway by some brave shoe designers.

What do you think? Would you wear high-heeled Nikes?

Nike High Heel Jordan Fusion Shoes

Nike High Heel Dunks

Nike High Heel Dunks

Nike High Heel Dunks 2

Nike High Heel Dunks 3

Nike High Heel Dunks 3

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Coffee Heels from Kobi Levi

Wednesdays are hump days. And after having maybe a little bit too much fun on Taco Tuesday, there’s no doubt you’re needing coffee throughout the day today. Kobi Levi strikes again with high-heeled mules fashioned after coffee in coffee pots. You can see the majority of the shoe mimics the coffee pot while the heel is the coffee pouring out of the pot. Pretty neat stuff. The black “Diner” version offers your more run-of-the-mill, everyday coffee pot. Of course, if you want to keep it real classy, there’s the white “Porcelain” version too.

Kobi Levi Coffee - Diner Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Diner Version. Photo: Kobi Levi


Kobi Levi Coffee - Porcelain Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

Kobi Levi Coffee - Porcelain Version. Photo: Kobi Levi

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Coming Soon: Caterpillar Aubrey Wedges

Coming soon to a Shoe Metro near you, we have the Aubrey wedges from Caterpillar. Yes, those are fashionable women’s shoes from Caterpillar, the world-famous work boot giant. Caterpillar has been experimenting with shoes outside of the realm of work footwear. This is the first time we’ve had them and we like them. The upper is leather with suede trim. There’s this fun, kinda exotic floral print inside the lining. You can see the outsole still retains this lugged look to remind you of its rugged Caterpillar roots. And it’s comfortable with the cork wedge heel. These are very casual shoes so they work best with jeans (which Jessica clearly wasn’t ready for below, hah).

Jessica in Caterpillar Aubrey wedges

Jessica in Caterpillar Aubrey wedges

They’ll be available soon enough at our store. We’ll keep you posted when you can purchase them.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Swirly Shoes from Sergio Rossi

If you at some point happen to stumble upon a multi-million dollar lottery ticket, you might be able to afford these shoes. The pumps and booties from Sergio Rossi definitely run a pretty penny: the blue pumps are $1029, the pink pumps are $900, and the booties are $1600. But they’re also very stylish with this whole Shakespearean, Midsummer Night’s Dream thing going on as if made for fashionista elves. Very cool.

Photo: Func-Shoe-Nality

Photo: Func-Shoe-Nality

Photo: Func-Shoe-Nality

Photo: Func-Shoe-Nality

Photo: Func-Shoe-Nality

Photo: Func-Shoe-Nality

Via Func-Shoe-Nality.

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What We’re Wearing: K-Swiss Tubes Running Shoes

We thought it’d be a fun idea to give you all a peek into what Shoe Metro employees are wearing themselves. You find out what shoes we’re wearing and why we chose those particular shoes. You can take these are our own personal recommendations in footwear.

First up, we have Marcus, one of the top employees in our Listing Dept., who just got a pair of K-Swiss Tubes running shoes. Marcus says: “I like the Tubes technology. They make the shoes real flexible and they’re lightweight too. They feel real good.”

K-Swiss Tubes Running Shoes in White/Silver

K-Swiss Tubes Running Shoes in White/Silver

If you’d like to follow the lead of Marcus, Kenny Powers, Matt Cassel, and Jon “Bones” Jones, we carry plenty of K-Swiss Tubes running shoes available at www.shoemetro.com. We have men’s K-Swiss Tubes shoes in many colors including Blue, Silver, and Black. We also carry women’s K-Swiss Tubes shoes in Pink, White, and Black. Check out all of our K-Swiss Tubes shoes here.

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Ze O Ze Adjustable Heel Shoes

These shoes, named Ze O Ze which is Hebrew for “This or This,” were created by Israeli designer Daniela Bekerman. These shoes feature removable heels and heel cups to offer completely versatile style. As you can see from the photos below, they can be instantly morphed from flats to ankle-strap pumps, high-heeled oxfords, and more.

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

These shoes are creative to be sure. They actually remind me of at least a few shoes that have come through our offices, though our shoes of course don’t transform as drastically. The Nine West Ontoo boots has a fully removable shaft. You can unzip the shaft, turning these boots from knee-high boots to ankle boots (sorry, we only have one pair left!).

Nine West Ontoo boots

Nine West Ontoo boots

Similarly, you can unzip the cuff of the Creative Recreation Solano shoes to convert from a high-top to a low-top style. We have the Solano shoes in many colors, the most popular colors being: Gunmetal/Burgundy, Forest, and Black.

Creative Recreation Solano shoes in Gunmetal/Burgundy

Creative Recreation Solano shoes in Gunmetal/Burgundy

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: 8-Bit Pixel Heels

Hey everyone! Sorry I’ve been gone for so long. Once again, very exciting things are going on at Shoe Metro and some even more exciting things are just on the horizon as well. If only I could divulge more ……

But we’re back with Weird Shoe Wednesdays. And this week, we have some delightfully retro, 8-bit Nintendo-inspired pumps. Designer Kunihiko Morinaga created the entire Fall 2011 clothing collection for Anrealage. Morinaga takes inspiration from the digital pixel. The heels came out just stunningly beautiful.

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

Photo: Design Milk

You can see the rest of Anrealage’s 2011 collection at Design Milk. What do you think of these pixel shoes? So hot? Or just too geeky?

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Weird Shoe Wednesdays: Force Shoes

So, the ForceShoes below aren’t really made for use for your average person at all. The sandals feature four sensors on the sole that measure the precise force and movements of its wearer. They were developed for medical use for patients in rehab for like paralysis or a stroke or something who basically have to re-learn how to walk.

Photo: Geekologie

Photo: Geekologie

Clearly, this wasn’t made to look good at all. I know I’m being mean but I can’t get over the Forrest Gump-esque nature of it. The Velcro bands and the fannypack-like waist attachment? Just crazy!

Photo: Geekologie

Photo: Geekologie

Seen at gizmag via Geekologie.

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Father’s Day Sale At Our Retail Store This Week!

Our online sale for Father’s Day just ended earlier this morning. But if you’re in San Diego, our retail store has been featuring the same promotion and the sale will continue until this coming Saturday, June 18. You can get $10 OFF any purchase of $50 or more. It’s actually open to our entire inventory so while you’re shopping for Dad, you can get something for yourself too (or maybe skip the whole “shopping for Dad” part entirely, hah).

You can find more info on the Shoe Metro retail store here or just check the flyer below for all the details:

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