There's nothing like a bold shoe to celebrate the beginning of a new season. Since the sun and temperature are finally at a place we're all loving, we thought we'd celebrate the warms days of spring with heels that celebrate the season. What better detail than leaves to welcome warm spring days. The J. Reneé Anhelina Mules feature eye-catching leaf-shaped straps that wrap around the vamp, a leather upper, open toe, and a 3 1/2" stiletto heel. what's even more amazing, this darling heel is only $109.95. get yourself a pair on www.nordstrom.com.
Here's a little detour from actual footwear for a wild night of dancing about getting lost in great music from one of our favorite women's shoe brands. Last August, Melissa Shoes brought the best of Brazil to New York City - the music. Brazilian Funk is like no other. This is not your typical James Brown or Parliament-Funkadelic music, the wild and freeing Baile Funk features tamborzão rhythm Miami bass and freestyle.


The coveted plastic shoes and accessories brand, Melissa delivered an immersive party experience like no other. Since debuting last August, Baile Funk is back and packed with more NYC grit and Brazilian passion than ever. The party featured music from MC Fioti (known for his hit, Bum Bum Tam Tam), DJs Venus X, Asmara and more.


Continuing with Melissa’s tradition of supporting female artists, the brand has collaborated with Art Director, Erin Knutson to custom create posters and panels that featured bold airbrushed designs by NYC’s well-known collective, Art of Your Mind. In keeping with the mission of Galeria Melissa NYC, this party will be a canvas for tastemakers to showcase their work.


The Soho venue at 100 6th Avenue was a feast for all the senses – the airbrushed theme continued using t-shirts as a customized canvas, strung along clotheslines above as a visual reference to the urban collage of a virtual favela in Rio de Janeiro. Melissa Baile Funk #2 was directly inspired by underground Brazilian funk music and culture, stamped with a refined-yet-edgy New York flare. The event illustrates Melissa’s unyielding support of the youth culture – merging the Melissa universe.


Created in 1979, Melissa Shoes is recognized worldwide as one of the most innovative footwear and accessories brands, for its design but most importantly for its key raw material, a recyclable PVC (100% cruelty-free!), with an irresistible blueberry scent. To see (ad smell) these outstanding shoes first hand, head to the Galeria Melissa NY store, located at 500 Broadway, NYC.







All Photos by Eli Schmidt



Adidas F/22 Primeknit Sneakers

Adidas seems to still be unstoppable.  Their latest efforts are not only sporty and functional, but also modern and edgy with a nice sense of vibrancy.  These F/22 Primeknit Sneakers are a nice walk into the brand's Primeknit technology.  The upper is merino wool that's been engineered for the Summer months in two knit weaves for lightweight outcome, finished off with w rib-knit collar and is anchored onto a cushy rubber Continental sole.  This is a great Summer lifestyle shoe or can even work as a fitness shoe for lightweight workouts.  Available now in both color ways at BowsAndArrowsBerkeley.com.

It's day 4 of what seems like an eternity of rain. While we appreciate the gift that mother nature is giving, after such a long winter, our toes are screaming for some vitamin D. We've become quite impatient for some open-toed sandals but alas, all we can do at this point is virtually wear them. We're off to a fantastic start with these super cute Ancient Greek Sandals Fun Ikaria Sandals. These chic sandals feature a transparent rubber and platinum cow leather upper, winged details at the back, thin straps with buckled closures, and less than a 1" heel. These flats are spot on trend for the flat sandal trend you will be seeing this spring and summer.

All styles of Ancient Greek Sandals are still made by skilled artisans in their native country using centuries old techniques. Their leather sandals are made by using chemical-free natural tan leather, comfortably wear in quickly, and age to perfection. Get these darlings in the above platinum/transparent (our favorite) or white/transparent for $275.00 on www.ancient-greek-sandals.com.

Clarks Weaver Shoe

How many things do you trim for the season?  Sometimes, your footwear is one of them.  Clarks offers up a nicely executed remix of their famed Wallabee with the Weaver.  A relatively newer model for the brand, the Weaver features the cushy crepe sole of the Wallabee with the suede upper.  Only the Weaver is more of an oxford height with longwing brogue panelling since it boasts very sweet whipstitching across the toe-box, vamp and heel.  These have a classic yet organic and bohemian vibe to them.  With cuffed or abbreviated trousers or nice highbrow trackies, these are sure to make your seasonal ensemble that much cooler.  Available in both color ways at Feature Las Vegas.


Loewe Black Paula's Ibiza Edition Flag Logo Espadrilles

It certainly is quickly becoming the season for espadrilles.  Here's a cool gem of one from Loewe.  The Black Paula's Ibiza Edition Flag Logo Espadrilles features a printed canvas and leather upper that have been blanket welt stitched to that patented jute midsole that espadrilles are infamous for.  They are also are made in Spain, have an embossed leather insole and have the nice detail of a contrast leather heel tab at the rear.  This is a great piece to travel to the tropics or the shore with as the nicely balanced color way speak to dressing them up or down.  Available now at Ssense.com.   


Gucci Geometric G-Print Loafer

It's not all sneakers and slides in the Summer.  You may want to highbrow it up a bit.  Well this Geometric G-Print Loafer from Gucci makes it so you can do both.  Rock this with ratty denim and a premium tee, with crisp trousers and a button down or trim seasonal suiting.  The upper is a 70s-esque G-print on satin with a leather sole and features a collapsible leather heel so it can be worn up or down as a mule and a gold horse bit detail on the front.  Think clean Summer suiting with a focus on a modern cut and similarly-themed print pairings and even texture pairings with these.  Available now at Gucci.com.
We are in the height of Prom season which means millions of junior and high school students are getting their looks together for their junior and senior proms. While they say it's all downhill after young women get their dress, we can overlook the importance of the footwear. After all, you teens will be dancing all night and after a while that has to hurt. Over the years we've seen an increase in junior and senior prom attendees being comfortable and showcasing their individuality and non-conformity by rocking Crocs to prom. This year, we thought we'd help celebrate Crocs' "Come As You Are" movement for those who embrace and celebrate their one-of-a-kind-ness, by giving away to classic pairs of Crocs with the PROM 18 Jibbitz. So if you're set to attend a junior or senior prom soon, keep reading on.


The Classic Crocs Clog boasts a fully molded Crocs Croslite™ material for signature Crocs comfort, ventilation ports add breathability and help water and debris drain away, is odor-resistant, easy to clean, and quick to dry. Not to mention these lightweight shoes come in a wide variety of colros - perfect to corrdinate with your prom dress or tuxedo. We're giving two junior and high school students the chance to win a pair complete with the PROM 18 Jibbits. To enter, see the rafflecopter entry form below:


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Off-White Low 2.0 Trainers

White is the absence of color but in the hands of Vigril Abloh its certainly not the absence of cool.  Here is a Pre-Fall offering from the newly appointed Head of Menswear for Louis Vuitton's Off-White line.  The Low 2.0 Trainers feature a perforated vamp mimicking stripes, leather and suede detailing with a cracked leather finish on the tongue, toggle closures for the laces and a lug-style rubber sole.  Details that have characterized the brand like the elementary labeling of shoe parts, fonts and zip-ties made fashionable made this white shoe a definite case for being 'off-white'.  Available now at MatchesFashion.com.


Aimé Leon Dore Wallabee

A classic shoe gets some new life.  In the hands of the downtown sophisticatedly cool Aimé Leon Dore, Teddy Santis gives the wallabee some funky treatment for the season.  The upper of  the Dore Wallabee is a crisp suede with a clean flush seaming reminiscent of a sneaker, a chunky platform stacked crepe sole, perforations on the toe box and gold foil logo stamping on the heel.  This is a sweet shoe in fresh color ways like dusty pink, royal and bottle green that mashes the world of hip-hop, streetwear and downtown suaveness.  Available now at EndClothing.com.
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