Archive for October, 2009

Message from Princess: Shoes of the strange for Halloween

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

Happy Halloween to everyone!  In celebration of Halloween, I have been on the hunt for some highly unusual shoes.  Some are just very unique, some are a little bit creepy and some might just give you the heebie-jeebies.  Many of these I found at Virtual Shoe Museum, which is an amazing site full of all kinds of fantastic shoes, especially in their Extreme shoes section.  So, let’s take a look:

These Merryl Tielman shoes definitely take the prize for Ultimate Halloween Shoes.  Can you imagine wearing these?  They would take your costume to a whole different level.




Here’s a bat-like Bertrand LandrO pair.






Another one by Bertrand LandrO







Yikes!  This Bart Hess creation is kind of spooky.






Another one by Bart Hess, which is reminiscent of a large tumor growing off the foot.  A freaky science experiment gone wrong, perhaps?




Besides the zipper, these Iris Schieferstein horse boots are very realistic…maybe too realistic.





Wow, a super-high, wool-covered sweater platform.  You don’t see that everyday.  This one is by Simone Memel.





On a similar note, the world’s highest heels are 16 inches with an 11 inch platform.  Anyone want to take a stab at walking in these?










I saw these on and they definitely gave me the creepie-crawlies.







The most expensive shoes in the world are these size 4 ruby slippers made by Harry Winston for the 50th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz.  The shoes took 2 months to make and have as many as 4,600 rubies.  They are valued at 3 million.


Trick or treat?  If you prefer a treat, check out these chocolate shoes I saw at ThisNext.  It looks like they are no longer available, but they do look sooo good.




The world’s largest shoes are from Marikina City in the Philippines, which is known as the shoe capital of the country.  It’s also the home of the world’s largest shoe collection from former first lady Imelda Marcos, who is said to have owned as many as 3,000 pairs (she says it was 1,060).  Over 800 of her shoes are housed at the Marikina Shoe Museum.  This was the area hit hard by tropical storm Ketsana recently and the museum was immersed in knee-deep water, but museum employees saved the 100 pairs that got wet, moving them to higher shelves.


The world’s smallest shoe is from China and is the size of a grain of rice.




Ever seen a Nike coffin?  Yeah, I haven’t either.  This highly unusual item is from Ghana, where coffins are “often hand carved in the shapes of various objects representing the life of the person who will be buried in them. A fisherman man be buried inside a fish, or a shoemaker inside a shoe.”



A few pain-inducing shoes found on, especially the nail heel in the center.



That’s all for now.  Have a very spooky day!

25-30% off shoes at Bloomingdales + extra 20% off 2 or more pairs

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Double dip your discount on designer shoes this weekend at Bloomingdales.  They have a selection of shoes that are an additional 25-30% off (discount taken at checkout from lowest price shown) and you also get an extra 20% off if you buy two or more pairs via coupon code SHOESALE20.  Here are a couple deals up for grabs:







Get the L.A.M.B. Raina for $248.50 (normally $355) and the L.A.M.B. Randi for $241.50 (normally $345) after the 30% off discount at checkout.  Get another $98 off if you buy both pairs and apply the coupon code, making the total $392 (taxes are extra).  Shipping is also free on $300, which saves another $24.95.  Total savings: $332.95







After 30% off, the Boutique 9 Darcy studded pump is $111 (originally $160) and the Boutique 9 Ramiro is $111.30 (originally $159).  Get both pairs for $178.64 after coupon.  Shipping and taxes are extra.

The coupon can also be applied to any order of two or more shoes sold at Bloomingdales.  The coupon expires 11/2/09 and the 25-30% off shoe sale expires 11/16/09.

Extra 20% off shoes at Newport News, including sale

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Newport News is offering 20% off coupon code 558 for two days only, which can be applied to regularly-priced and clearance shoes.  This results in some super-low prices, especially since the clearance pairs are virtually all shoes under $20 before the discount.  The Newport News glossy red patent pump (pictured) is $17.99 before coupon and just $14.39 after.  Sizes are limited for many clearance styles, but you can choose your size at the top to see what’s available.


Another pair that caught my eye is this pretty champagne satin pump with rosette detail.  It’s on sale for $49, but you can get it for $39.20 after coupon.





Coupon expires 10/31/09

Shoe Buzz: Posh Spice to launch shoe line

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Apparently, style star Victoria Beckham (aka Posh Spice) is so over promoting and selling other designer brands by wearing them in public.  So, what’s a girl to do?  If you’re Victoria, you expand your existing line of dresses, jeans and eyewear to include shoes and handbags and you showcase your own goods instead.  That’s the plan for Victoria, who a friend tells The Sun, “is tired of promoting other brands. If she wears Christian Louboutin or Hermès people go and buy it.”  She hopes to duplicate the success of her VB clothing line, which has been seen on Madonna, Brooke Shields, Jennifer Lopez and other celebs. 

Since Victoria isn’t exactly known for wearing sensible, comfortable footwear, I’m sure we’ll be seeing plenty of sky-high, super-sexy platforms and stilettos in the line, but will there be any heel-less shoes involved?  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.  No word yet on when the line will launch.

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Nine West shoes under $20 & more sales at 6pm

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Nine West styles are going fast at 6pm.  That’s because they have them all marked down to just $19.95 this weekend during their latest super-sale.  There are currently over 1,700 pairs to choose from, like this Nine West Rocha pump in pink or teal.  You can also score a cute flat on the cheap by choosing from one of these CL by Chinese Laundry shoes, which are all marked down to $10.95, or pick any NaNa pair for the same price.  In addition, RSVP shoes are $9.95 and Type Z shoes are $15.95.  All sales end 11/1/09.

Shoe Buzz: Oprah Winfrey 50% off Payless coupon

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Project Runway winner Christian Siriano was on Oprah recently and they offered viewers a special, limited-time Payless coupon good for 50% off any purchase.  The coupon is for in-store purchases only and you can get it for yourself by going to and downloading the coupon or texting OPRAHSHOW to the number 242424 to receive a coupon code and more details digitally that you can show in-store.  You can apply it to the Christian Siriano for Payless collection or any other shoes Payless offers at your local store.  Hurry and get the coupon for yourself before it expires 10/30/09.

Extra 30% off Adidas shoes at

Friday, October 30th, 2009

Need some shoes for working out on discount?  Adidas has a coupon right now that takes 30% off any order and it even includes shoes in their outlet section.  Apply coupon code BATON at checkout to get the discount.  This colorful Adidas ZX 8000 women’s pair is on sale for $75 (normally $100), but the coupon knocks them down to just $52.50.  Other good deals include the Adidas Response Cushion 17 for $44.80 and the Adidas Uraha for $34.30.  Coupon expires 11/1/09.

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