Zappos Blogs: shoes
We are very excited to bring you the Zappos Back-to-School Haul, your online destination for all of your back-to-school needs. We want to inspire you and your family with ideas, the latest fashion trends, and ways your kids can a splash of their own personality to their school clothes.
Those kids that haven’t started classes yet are enjoying the last days of summer vacation. But we know you’ve already flipped your shopping calendar to a back-to-school mindset. It’s time to retire the swimsuit and bring out the soccer cleats.
That’s why we’re here. We know how stressful it is to find the right clothes — and the right sizes — for your kids. With the ease of Zappos, you can do all of your back-to-school shopping while enjoying your morning coffee.
We are your back-to-school headquarters. The Zappos Haul features all your back-to-school essentials. We’ll help your kid put the “You” in Uniform with our array of accessories, from backpacks, to uniforms, to cool sneakers and much more. And of course, we offer fast and free shipping, whether you are ordering your entire Zappos Haul, or if you are ordering just one or two forgotten items. Returns also are free. Have a question? Our customer service team is just a phone call away, and available 24/7.
Best of all, at Zappos, you’re not shopping alone — you can count on our team of fashion experts, as well as a group of moms that will give you tricks and tips on what to buy and when to buy it. Our team works year-round to offer the latest and greatest apparel and footwear trends. We have all the back-to-school must-haves and we never compromise quality.
Stay tuned as we share more back-to-school excitement with Zappos Haul videos. You’ll get essential checklists, tons of fun posts and must-haves that will get you ready for this busy season. Join the Zappos Haul conversation online by posting your own videos and using the hashtag #ZapposHaul!
Founded by the Giannini family over 40 years ago, Doucal’s is a men’s footwear brand rooted in a strong tradition of fine Italian craftsmanship. Now in its second generation, Doucal’s is always embracing a modern perspective while upholding the impeccable standard of quality from which it was born.
Prized by a luxury clientele all over the globe, Doucal’s elevates the standard for men’s loafers and oxfords by crafting each pair with exceptional quality and long-lasting comfort.
I have a distinct memory of my first pair of running shoes, mostly because up until six years ago I am pretty sure running shoes in my size only came in three colors: blue, black and/or white. Having a shoe size of 11 female makes finding any shoes, let alone running shoes, rather challenging. So when I found my very first pair of pink, black and lime green Nike running shoes, I was beside myself.
These were the first pair of running shoes that made me feel like a badass. They were sporty, and super stylish…but unbeknownst to me, they were NOT at all what I needed in a running shoe. During a training run with my old running team in Reno (shout out to NSET!) , one of my teammates spotted my spiffy kicks and told me I really needed new running shoes that supported my overpronation. My heart was broken. I somehow managed to pull myself out of my mild depression and face the cold, hard truth that my adorable running shoes were just not right for me. With that, I had to start from square one and find a new pair of running shoes.
I did, however, find a compromise by wearing my Nikes on weight training days – score!
Finding a good running shoe may seem like a simple task, but with so many options available, it can become quite daunting. Have no fear my dear friends; I have created this simple how-to guide to help you find the best running shoe for you!
Rule #1: Always remember that your feet are like snowflakes – no two are the same. I always welcome recommendations, but just because someone absolutely loves their own shoes, that doesn’t mean it’s a good match for you. This leads me to my next rule…
Rule #2: Before purchasing any shoe, it’s worth your while to have a qualified professional look at your stride. This can easily be conducted at your local running store, OR just watch the video below where one of our running buyers shows you how to determine your stride!:
Rule #3: Do not purchase a shoe based solely on aesthetic features. Sure, the pink and neon yellow, double laced, light-up sneakers with the glitter sole appear to be heaven sent; but beware, just because they look amazing does not mean they are functional or practical for YOUR feet.
Rule #4: Just like cars, go ahead and take your shoes for a test drive. It is important to try on several different shoes and walk around the house with them to see what works best for you. Remember, with Zappos' free and easy returns, you can order as many as you’d like and return the ones that don’t make the cut!
Be sure to stay tuned for my next "The Running List" post, where I will break down the best running shoes for those that need a little support, neutral runners, track athletes and trail blazers.
Until next time, happy trails, roads, and other unchartered terrains!
Pairing together a tasteful blend of design and aesthetic with high-quality hardware and leathers, Saint & Libertine New York introduces footwear enthusiasts to next-level luxury.
Founded in 2012 by husband-and-wife lifestyle specialists, the brand implements New York's utilitarian and masculine edge with feminine sensibilities that evoke European design. These opposing themes result in directional footwear that is modern and organic, yet current and timeless.
From strappy sandals to chic heels and flats, Saint & Libertine New York is the perfect excuse to splurge on something wonderful.
Few occasions in life top the magnitude and grandeur of a wedding. So isn’t it safe to say that one of life’s most important events deserves a pair of shoes that are worthy of the big moment? After all, the bride’s shoes are the finishing touch to what’s more than likely the most photographed outfit of her life!
Whether you go with a pair of elegant satin pumps by Badgley Mischka, Caparros platform sandals or Adrianna Papell ankle-strap heels, look for wedding shoes that complement your dress and your personal style. It also doesn’t hurt to pick heels that you can wear again on a fancy night out with your sweetie or to attend another wedding…since you know, wedding season is really all year round!
So without further ado, below are five gorgeous wedding shoe trends we LOVE for spring.
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There's no need to sacrifice style when seeking stylish comfort. Cobb Hill™ offers the sleek and sophistication of classic European footwear designed with the needs of all-day comfort and support. From boots to flats, Cobb Hill has every season and occasion designed for you in mind.
With its wide range in sizes and widths, Cobb Hill caters to the modern woman's unique shoe needs.
Steve Madden is known for capturing the most of-the-moment trends in footwear and making them accessible and wearable. This summer is certainly no exception with their impressive collection of men’s and women’s shoes. They truly have something for everyone—from the trendy fashion plate to the more classic and simple.
Check out a couple of our current Steve Madden faves below!
1. Steve Madden “Saahti” sandals: We love this subdued version of the gladiator sandal.
2. Steve Madden “Xcess” wedge sandals: These sky-high beauties are perfect for adding a dose of sexy to your summer ensembles!
3. Steve Madden “Klingee” fringe sandals: Studs and fringe in one sandal? This one is definitely a show stopper!
4. Steve Madden “Roudie” cap-toe oxfords: These would look rather striking paired with white denim.
5. Steve Madden “Agate” dress loafer: From the office to a dinner date, this one is a real keeper.
6. Steve Madden “Wells” driving moc: Pair these with khaki shorts for a polished summer look.