April 17, 2009

How to buy shoes according to your feet

It is not surprising that women are podiatrists’ most frequent patients since high heels are the worst enemy of feet bones, joints, tendons and nerves.

Bunions, blisters, hammer toes, feet pain, circulatory problems and spinal deformities are all due to using the wrong shoes.

Fashion caprices aside, women do not know how to buy shoes because they do not know what their foot type and what type of shoes is suitable for them. 

Greek foot

Big toe is the longest and the others follow it in decreasing order.

It is the most affected type of feet by high heels. 

Egyptian foot

The second toe is longer than the big toe.

Rounded toe shoes suit them best.  

Polynesian or square foot

Toes are about the same height and size.

High heel are not so bad for this foot type, though it is better to avoid wide width shoes.  

April 16, 2009

Precautions for wearing high heel shoes

Women shoes facts

  • Manolos are the most famous shoes. 
  • Stiletto heels the most expensive.
  • Sandals, pumps, mules, donatellas and platform the most sought-after.
  • Make you look utterly sexy, but make your feet go ugly and unhealthy. 

Let’s talk about the last fact, shall we?

I am not saying get rid of those high heel ASAP. Hello, high heel shoes are hot and hell as all women should own a pair at least, but we have to use them with prudence to prevent some orthopedic conditions.

For everyday walk, the most appropriate heels should be no taller than 0.98 inches or 2.5 cm

Closed toe shoes are better than open toe shoes since they give more support and balance to the feet. 

Throughout the week use different types of shoes to prevent muscular pain or tension. 

If you want to quit wearing heels, do not stop suddenly using them but little by little, since feet’s muscles have gotten used to the anatomic angle given by high heels.

And, simply avoid if you know you will have to be long time standing up or having along walk ahead.  

April 15, 2009

Spicy, new shoe collection by Marc Jacobs

I love Marc Jacobs he is a great innovator and he always amazes me with his clothing collections, but when it comes to his shoes creations… well, I have mixed feelings about them. 

Africa is the inspiration of Marc’s new shoe collection for Louis Vuitton. Masks, leather, snake, leopard, ribbon and beads galore do get to knock us out… and I am not talking about the price only.  

Over the top, unpractical and frivolous but it is the “it” shoe collection of this season in an attempt of the fashion industry to save the accessory market from the decline of overpriced “it bags”.

If you are willing to pay 2 300 Dollars (1800 Euros), then you can have these outrageous shoes in your closet. Ouch, that is really a knock-out!

The aim of shoe designers is standing out among the conservative offer. Killed the outrageous bag, the outrageous shoes takes its place. 

Girls, the high heel shoes are stronger and HIGHER then ever! Marc is not the only one getting higher, along with him John Galliano, Pilati, Shimada and Scherer are betting for surreal heights that I am personally not willing to climb.

And, what about you?  

April 14, 2009

Fundoshi, new women underwear trend in Japan

Ladies, are you tired of conventional undies? 

At least some celebrities are, and who would blame them, right? And now that is getting hotter and hotter who wants to wear tight uncomfortable underwear anyways?

Exactly, and Japanese think the same that is why they have created fundoshi, the loincloth-like lingerie. 

Wacoal, the Japanese lingerie company that sells fundoshi hasn’t reinvented the wheel; they have just got back from the past an old piece of cloth men used to wear and that is an oddity nowadays.

Wacoal has rescued fundoshi from obscurity and turned it into a much freer and loose women’s underwear alternative.

These women loincloths come in different colors but only in plain or squared styles. It costs 13.18 Dollars or 10 Euros. 

Would you go for it?

April 13, 2009

What shoes to wear for a job interview?

Tomorrow you have a job interview and as we all know the first impression is what counts. You have your attire ready, your nails and hair, but what about the shoes?

You might think nobody is going to notice, but you are wrong! Of course people will look at your shoes, so if they do not much with the rest of your clothes, you might kill the perfect best impression you need to get the job.

If you are applying for a position in a bank or financial related position, then you have to go conservative. In case you are applying for a marketing job, you can lighten up and make a “creative” choice.

The worst shoes to wear for a job interview

  • Sneakers: comfortable as they can be, but definitely not formal enough for a work interview.
  • Flip flops, sandals and open toe shoes: although these shoes come in very fancy versions, they still do not look formal enough.
  • Very high heels (stilettos): they make you look elegant and sexy, but they are not practical. You might trip over and not only have an embarrassing moment but also hurt your ankle and foot.
  • Overembellished shoes: shoes with too many beads or any other sparkly embellishments look great for an evening event, but definitely do not go for a job interview.

And of course, dirty and scruffy shoes simply NOT.

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