Thursday, October 08, 2009

Let's Talk ABout Shoes

Oh much do I love shoes. That's not a question. If you know me even a little bit, then you know that a good pair of shoes can pretty much make my day.

Well, except maybe THOSE shoes...YIKES. No thanks.

But seriously, women are so lucky when it comes to shoes. Men get like 3 styles of shoes, we? We get hundreds. Styles, colors, sizes, heels, flats, boots,'s enough to make a woman go crazy.

And this woman? Yours truly? I have a serious shoe addiction. SERIOUS. As in...I own upwards of 80 pairs of shoes. I can't tell you exactly how many I own because it's been a while since I sat and counted them all. Last time I did count I was up around 79 pairs, but I have since bought new shoes, and I have since donated some old pairs. I've lost count once again.

But, really, who's paying attention to such trivial details? A woman? Can.Never.Have.Enough.Shoes.


That being said, imagine my delight when I discovered "Shoedazzle".

What is Shoedazzle you ask? know those "Wine of the Month" clubs? How about a "Shoe of the Month" club? Sounds like the perfect invention to me. (and for the record, not that it matters, but I am NOT being paid to advertise this site, I just LOVE IT and want to share my find).

Shoedazzle is great though in that it it really a very easy "no obligation" club. I'll let you check out the website for better details, but in a nutshell, here's how it works: You sign up, you fill out a "Style profile", you pay $39 a month, you get a pair of shoes per month. However, if you don't want to participate any particular month, you "Skip" the month, and pay nothing. You also are given, based on your answers to the style profile, 5 choices at the beginning of each month, and pick your shoes from those choices. Not happy with those? (as I wasn't with my first 5 choices), tell them why (I didn't want any open toed shoes with winter just around the corner) and the "style experts" will send you 5 more choices.

Easy enough? So, of course, I signed up. And here is the first pair of shoes I chose:

They arrived yestertoday, and I LOVE THEM.

I will definitely be keeping them. By the way, if I was unhappy with them, I could exchange them for free, or return them for a minimal "restocking" fee.

Another note, I did a little research, and these particular shoes retail at other websites for well over $55. I got a deal.

I will not be getting new shoes every month, because...well, because I still plan on shoe shopping in other stores as well, and I have to behave myself...right? Right...yeah, that's it. But I will keep you all posted on my choices as they come in.

Moving on, since we're talking about shoes, can we talk about these:

Mojito Shoe


Yep, that's a prototype for a real shoe. Click on the link above the picture for more information.

Or, what about these?

Nail Heels

Or these?

High Chair Shoes

OH, "weird shoes" abound on the internet...just a quick google search for that phrase will bring you hundreds more...try it...or check out this link.

Whewh...all this talk about shoes is making me dizzy...I need to sit down...I think I'll


Mandy said...

OMG 80 pairs!?!?!?! You are amazing haha. I have maybe 20 of which I wear about 5 consistently. I will wear a pair of shoes until there is no sole haha. Sad, I know. But if I could afford it, I'd have a million pairs of funky sneakers. I love a cute pair of casual pumas or skechers.

I think the shoedazzle deal is amazing. A question...since I know shoe manufacturers are not I wear an 8.5 to a 9.5 depending on who makes does shoedazzle account for that? Do you enter foot measurements and then THEY decide which actual size works for you with each style?

Amber said...

OH. MY. WORD. I think I may buy those spider shoes for my mom's birthday - NOT! She'd kill me. ;) And that last pair, Ayayay!

I love a good pair of shoes, too. And though my mom used to make fun of me in college and call me Imelda, she now has more shoes than me, and I've cut back drastically. I have one pair of sneakers, one sandals, one flip flops, one boots, and about six pairs of dress shoes. Yup. That's it.

Ashley said...

Oh how we LOVE our shoes....I think i have like 80+ pairs too...but I am getting rid of about 4 pairs, 2 of which i have NEVER worn...OPPS :)I'm so glad i turned you onto ShoeDazzle and those boots are soooo cute! And there are worse addictions out its not THAT bad....right?

PBNJM said...

Cute new shoes...I don't know about the crazy weird ones though!! I think you could sport the spider...just saying.