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What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

Did you know that there has actually been scientific research into what shoes say about their wearer? A 2012 study published in the professional magazine, the Journal of Research in Personality, stated that a person’s choice in footwear can be an indicator of up to ninety percent of their personality. This was determined by the […]

Essentials for Every Woman’s Shoe Wardrobe

There are some items every woman simply must have in her shoe arsenal. With a pair of each, every possible occasion and look is covered – whatever the season, or the mood of the day (or night). Do you have a pair of each of these? Black High Heels. From court shoes to peep toe […]

Keeping Your Feet Looking Good in Winter

It’s that time of year again: the weather is beginning to cool down and we begin to rug up. We put away the strappy sandals and pull out the boots and socks. While the change in season (and, hence, change in fashions) can be welcome, it’s really important to not forget to care for your […]

Shoe-perstitions & Trivia

Settle in for the conclusion to our short series on superstitions and strange shoe-related trivia. Did you know…?   Actors are a very superstitious bunch. Amongst the superstitions they subscribe to is that on the first entrance of an actor onto a stage or set, a squeaking shoe is a good omen. Silence is not […]

Shoe-perstitions!

  If you enjoyed last week’s blog post on shoes, settle in with a cup of tea or a glass of wine – here are more “shoe-perstitions” you may not have been aware of!   For those wearing shoes with laces, and who are looking for love, listen up! A superstition states that of your […]

Strange Superstitions about Shoes

Search hard enough and you will find a superstition or old wives tale about almost anything: black cats, broken mirrors, spilling salt, and the number thirteen, the opal gemstone, crossing fingers … the list goes on. There is also a range of superstitions pertaining to shoes. Here are just a few… For anyone who is […]

Part 2: Shoes, Shoes, Shoes – Fun Facts &Trivia

Continuing from last time, here are more snippets of trivia and fun facts about shoes. In ancient Egypt, footwear was symbolic of social class. Slaves went barefoot, or at best wore sandals constructed from palm leaves. Commoners wore papyrus sandals. Higher status citizens wore sandals that were pointed, and those of the aristocracy were allowed […]

Part 1: Shoes, Shoes, Shoes – Fun Facts &Trivia

It’s fair to say that many of us (especially women) are in the throes of a love affair with shoes. While we get particularly excited about peep toe pumps and stiletto heels, any shoe will catch our attention – for either the wrong reasons, or all the right ones. To pay homage to this ongoing […]