Incorporating International Fashion into Your Wardrobe: Italian Flat Boots

We first saw flat boots in the European streets, mostly in Italy, and the trend slowly transcended from the Italian runways to the States during New York Fall Fashion week in 2009. Incorporate a little bit of European style by wearing some of the hottest fall boot styles, whether it be over the knee boots, slouchy boots, or ankle boots in a flat heel.

Try a pair of authentic European boots with a pair made in Italy, like Burberry’s Flat Suede Boots . These boots are the ultimate in luxury with a rich chocolate suede slouched upper, an engraved plate at the heel, and not to mention a leather lining and sole.

Stuart Weitzman’s Droop boot resembles a classic riding boot, however, its unique tiered design gives it a modern look. Made of Vecchio Napa leather, it’s available in two great colors. The droop boot’s best feature though, could be its hidden wedge; the perfect flat boot, if you want to sport the flat look but, are insecure about your height.

Fringe is another great trend for fall, take advantage of two great styles in one with Minnetonka’s 5-Layer Fringe Boot. This fun and fashionable boot is made of soft suede and an attractive fringe detail as well as a convenient side zipper. Available in three neutral colors, these boots are guaranteed to match any winter outfit in your closet. For a similar style in an ankle version, Juicy Couture’s Tara boot features suede and fringe along with extra stylish details like stud accents on the ends of each tie. The Tara boot is also available in three fun colors, including purple.

You don’t have to travel to Rome, Venice or Barcelona to bring a little Euro-style to your fall wardrobe, In fact you don’t have to go far at all for the latest in fall flat footwear.

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Grab the glory of the Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boot

Hold eyes hostage while grabbing the glory of this treasured Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boot !

The swashbuckling style of this iconic boot made a strong statement in 1981 when it was shown in Vivienne Westwood ’s first fashion show called ‘Pirates’. The collection was inspired by adventure, treasure, and exciting exploration. These bold boots became a classic and a stylish staple of that has been repeated in the Vivienne Westwood collection.

In the 80’s Adam Ant and Bow Wow Wow popularized the Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boot . The Vivienne Westwood Pirate boots stole the show and even today the craze over this timeless Vivienne Westwood classic are seen on celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Kate Moss, Agyness Deyn, and Daisy Lowe.

Needless to say, these boots can be worn up, scrunched, or folded down to create a variety of villainous looks to pillage a provocative presence! Capture thrills and excitement in the rich treasure of this Vivienne Westwood Pirate Boot !

Talk'n Trends

Falling into this season with the top boot trends for 2009. Featuring top brands such as KORS Michael Kors, Jessica Simpson and Stuart Weitzman. So get your boot-ie on, take that paycheck, and fill up your shopping cart at www.Zappos.com.
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Alana and Jenn (aka BABS)

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Two Lips Kitty Kat

Two LipsKitty Kat boots are super fun and sexy. They are a perfect addition to any wardrobe and go with just about anything. From your favorite pair of skinny jeans or with a skirt and tights, they are perfect-o!

Our little Heaven was rocking these sky-high boots today at the Zappos.com Headquarters. One of the biggest trends to hit the industry this season has been over-the-knee boots. And not to be outdone, Two Lips™ has been a major player in that trend.

The Kitty Kat boots are comfortable, and Miss Heaven can testify to that. “I have been wearing them for about five hours or so and my feet don’t hurt at all,” she said.

As women, we know that comfort is key when it comes to buying shoes or boots. As we head into the winter months, we realize that warmth is important. Heaven also told us that she was warm and comfy in her Two Lipsboots. These Kitty Kats will appeal to fashionistas everywhere! We no longer have to exchange fashion for comfort! One can stay warm and look hot in boots like these. The lace-up feature on the back of the calf allows you to get a perfect fit and flexible suede provides versatility in how you choose to wear them. They can be worn up or slouched a little to suit your personal look.

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Office Style: Stay Comfortable in Heels at the Office

If you work in an office that adheres to a business casual or professional dress code, selecting the right types of shoes for every ensemble can be a bit of a challenge. How do you find the perfect balance between heel height, comfort and style? While some office mavens can get away with platform pumps and stiletto heels, your feet and legs may not be in prime shape to tackle the stairs and long trek across the building in a pair of skinny heels. However, there are some ways to stay comfortable in high heels, like with Mary Janes and kitten heels for those long days that you’re on your feet.

If you choose to wear stiletto pumps or another style of skinny heel, consider adding a few gel pads for extra support on the ball of your foot. The balls of your feet absorb most of the pressure from wearing those extra-high heels, and if you plan on trotting around on them for over an hour, the extra support will prevent foot pain and soreness.

When you’re wearing kitten heels , consider wearing a thin no-show sock so that your feet aren’t slipping out of the shoe easily. Kitten heels are a great, classy alternative to the standard pump for the office, but they can feel like a pair of sandals if they’re not cut very high. Wearing a thin pair of socks with these shoes can make the shoe much more comfortable and will prevent your foot from slipping out.

If you decide to wear a pair of booties with a high heel for the day, make sure you’ve practiced walking up stairs and on elevated floors with them. Booties and boots will constrict your ankles, which means you can’t climb very easily. If you know you’re going to be tackling escalators or flights of stairs during the day, make sure you’re comfortable making the climb in these constrictive shoes.

Mary Jane pumps are great for the office, but even a platform shoe or a thick heel can put some pressure on the balls of your feet and calves. Wear some padded insoles or gel support cushions if you plan on wearing tight leather shoes for several hours so you can get the support you need.

Finding the shoe that fits for your office ensembles can take time. Make sure the heels you choose can provide the comfort and support you need to get through those long days that you’ll be on your feet.

(Another) Very Special Product Description

Our very own Fred M., while in Kentucky, decided to do a video description at the same time as our CEO, Tony Hsieh . Fred was our first buyer here at Zappos, and his title is currently…No Title. His “No Title” position enables him to oversee a variety of departments at Zappos. Fred is a big fan of boots, and here he gives us the skinny on a nice little pair I’d like to own.
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