Topic: footwear

Shopping Guide: Now’s The Time To Buy Chelsea Boots

Shopping Guide: Now's The Time To Buy Chelsea Boots

So we were outside TheGloss‘ Manhattan office last week and spotted a girl in Dr Martens (which we actively look for, apparently, because we’re still a friendless goth teenager). Upon looking a little closer, we realized they were actually a Dr Martens’ version of chelsea boots, which we had never seen and found kind of surprising. The short, suctioned ankle boot was a staple of the mod scene and enjoys a resurgence about every ten years–also! when spray-painted glossy white, they’re the unofficial shoe of the Stormtroopers in Star Wars–so we decided now would be a good time to go looking for a pair. While window shopping over the weekend, we then noticed approximately 60,000* other girls wearing Chelsea boots. …Which means we have an exploding trend on our hands. Moreover, an “It” shoe that’s walkable and practical is about the only kind we can get behind. So, without further ado… More »

Keds Remembers Its Roots, With Friendship Pins

Keds Remembers Its Roots, With Friendship Pins

Look! Friendship pins! I had literally forgotten about these until I saw this picture. Not like, “oh, I forgot about them, but I still thought about them every so often, like with snap bracelets.” No. I had completely and totally wiped these from my memory until the picture jogged them right back onto my life.

All I can hope at this point is that I hadn’t repressed these staples of 1980′s footwear because of some trauma that I associate with them, that will now come flooding back to me in all its horror. I’ll keep you posted.

Keds, $55 More »

Gallery: Most Awesome Rainy Day Footwear

Gallery: Most Awesome Rainy Day Footwear

It’s raining in Los Angeles, and that means that all anyone is talking about, anywhere, is the weather. It’s the lead-in for news stories. It’s the only appropriate topic of conversation at cocktail parties, none of which are happening because of the rain. It’s the cause of car accidents, power outages and rampant fear. Basically, all hell is breaking loose here in the City of Angels, and so, I would like to take what may be my last day on earth to talk about footwear.

Footwear, specifically, that is good for rainy weather. Here are some of my best finds: More »