Star Wars fans are going crazy for these screen-accurate recreations of Daisy Ridley's footwear from 'The Last Jedi' and 'The Force Awakens'.
For more than five decades, Queen Elizabeth II has been wearing custom-made, low-heeled loafers. Now, they're suddenly in style.
Of that $204,000, nearly 59 percent, or $120K, is spent on pricy designer shoes. In comparison, a 2014 study found that the typical American gal shills out approximately $20,557 on shoes in her lifetime — nearly $124,000 less than her Singaporean counterparts. Then again, women in Singapore do live, on average, four years longer than Americans.
Embellished leather sandals by Mabu by Maria Bk. If you’re a footwear fiend who hasn’t heard of Mabu by Maria Bk, you will soon. “Maria Bk” is Maria Bakakou — an ambitious 28-year-old from Athens with a passion for unique design and Greek culture.
For many women, heels are a guilty pleasure. Sure, they make your legs look longer and thinner, but man, they really can make your feet kill after a few hours – OK, minutes. So when aspiring sneaker designer, Christopher Dixon , found himself poking around tennis star, Serena Williams’ shoe closet – he’s a good friend of her cousin – he was surprised to find so many pairs of these pointy torture devices. ALSO SEE: How to tell if a pair of shoes will give you a blister In an interview with Fast Company he says how he asked her, “Why do you wear shoes that hurt, especially as an athlete?“ Her response was the same as most of us: because they look good. With this in mind, he decided to shift his focus from sneakers to designing a pair of stilettos that would not only look good but also be comfortable. His discovery: the double heel. ALSO SEE: The best and quickest way to get rid of a blister “When you have one heel, when you walk, the heel shakes. We wanted to add more stability,” he explains . In addition, he packed the midsole of the shoe with memory foam and a material to absorb the shock, in the same sneakers are made. Handing off the shoes to 60 women to try out, all admitted that they were the most comfortable heels in their closet. Unsurprisingly, Dixon’s wife is the biggest fan. ALSO SEE: Five pairs of celebrity shoes that probably cost more than your house “She wore them all year,” he says . She wore them so much, in fact, she had the heel caps changed three times. While some may find the heels a bit odd looking, Dixon claims that’s what makes them unique, both aesthetically and ergonomically. Click through the gallery above to see what comfortable stilettos look like and let us know what you think by tweeting @YahooStyleCA .
Praise Yeezus: Kanye West has won an award for his accomplishments in fashion. The 38-year-old rapper-turned-designer was presented on Wednesday night in New York City with Footwear News’s "Shoe of the Year" award, for the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350—the marled gray and black sneaker that sold out its entire initial stock in under an hour when it was released in August. West, who was absolutely beaming ear to ear, began his lengthy, four-letter-word-laden acceptance speech with an explanation for his casual looking outfit, and an easy out for anyone who didn’t feel like listening.