Just like little black dresses, every woman needs great black heels. Of course that doesn't mean they have to be basic black shoes. Today's Shoeography Shoe of the Day is the Schutz Lucina Ankle Strap Pumps, the perfect black heels to top off either the perfect little black dress or virtually anything in your wardrobe. The seductive Lucina features a cowhide leather upper, pointed-toe, delicate ankle strap with buckle closure, cutouts at the vamp and at the back, and a 3 3/4" sculpted covered heel. Grab these cool heels for $180.00 on www.shopbop.com.

Y-3 Bashyo Sneaker

What's a little winter without Y-3?  Especially since this sneaker is an early Spring arrival and Winter technically hasn't even started yet, but I'll move on.  The Bashyo Sneaker is nice canvas high-top with a thick wedge-like sole that forms an almond-esque toe shape and comes complete with Y-3 and Yohji Yamomoto branding in white on the side vamp.  This all black gem is offers up a clean silhouette to go along with the luxury active aesthetic of this time-honored brand.  Available now at Farfetch.com.

Oh how we hope these will miraculously appear under our Christmas tree this year. We're drooling over these cool ass stunners like you won't believe. Preppy meets edgy with these red hot.....well, orange FENTY PUMA by Rihanna Cat Wedge Boots. Featuring a patent leather upper, striking pointy toe, side zipper closure with signature FENTY horseshoe pullers, and a 4" transparent blade wedge heel bearing the PUMA logo. Get these wicked boots in Flame-Puma Black for $750.00 on www.puma.com.


AMI Alexandre Mattiussi Neoprene Running Sneakers

If Netflix's addictively awkward "Stranger Things"or the beefed-up revamp of early 90s athletic hip-hop/skate culture fashion has been any indication, the new champion of cool in streetwear and casual menswear has been nodded to making fresh oversized sport shapes and geeky endearing silhouettes.  AMI offers up a version of the chunky running sneaker that has been trending as kind of the cool kid wearing ortho-chic dad wear.  The Neoprene Running Sneaker is a crisp one with an upper featuring panels of white leather, mesh and neoprene intricately pieced and seamed together to form a lightweight sneaker complete with branded embroidery on the heel.  The treaded rubber outsole and and sculpted rubber midsoles make this an on trend fresh stomp into embracing the clunky sexiness of playing with proportions in menswear.  Available now at Ssense.com.


Pantone just announced their color selection for the 2018 Color of the Year as Ultra Violet, why not get a head start with the stunning IRO Cidravolti Booties. These chic darlings feature a vibrant goatskin upper, a ruffle that traces the side of the slouchy shaft, pointed toe, a round, 3 3/4" stacked heel with rubber cap and leather sole. Be ahead of the style game for $675.00 on www.shopbop.com.


Brother X Frére Alpine Hiking Boot

A sweet Winter boot of distinction can be the cherry-topper on a great seasonal ensemble.  This winner is From Brother X Frére, a nice line of footwear for gents who prefer distinction and style.  Made In Italy, their Alpine Hiking Boot is a great option for the season as it boasts a molded rubber upper, neoprene sock-liner with a handsome rib knit detail at the ankle and a durable EVA lug sole.  The execution of this boot is pristine and the minimal yet characteristic design is one that can work well with a topcoat or a puffer.  Available now at BrotherFrere.com.






Oliver Sweeney X Talisker Skye Boot

This is what you get when you link a tenured menswear company with a pristine Scottish whiskey company.  The Oliver Sweeney X Talisker Skye Boot is a pretty perfect holiday collabo.  First the Skye Boot features hand-burnished Italian leather, Sweeney's durable St. Moritz sole with branded wood detailing, compass detail sewn into the inner collar, a 2 ounce engraved hip flask pocket sewn onto the shaft, and polished silver eyelet hardware.  Into that hip flask pocket fits a silver flask to hold your premium Talisker Scottish Whiskey which is also included with the boot (70cl size) and packaged in an engraved  hinged wooden keep-sake holiday box.  This is a very nice holiday gift for that gent who like great polished detail with his equally polished drink.  Available now at OliverSweeney.com.

Please note: For orders outside the EU we will not be able to ship the gift set with the Talisker Whiskey. Please telephone +(0)800 622 6030 so that they may arrange an alternative delivery option for you.


We love creatively designed footwear. Whether they be heels, flats, boots, or anything in between. Take for example today's Shoeography Shoe of the Day, the Baldinini Trend Ankle Boots. These androgynous women's boots are wonderfully crafted to get and keep the attention on you. They will elicit conversation and looks of approval and envy.

The edgy boot perfectly celebrates the very hot, ankle-hugging "sock boot" trend, thanks to it's black brushed calfskin and black scuba fabric upper. Other cool design details of this edgy boot include a wide elastic band across the foot that brings to mind the discretion and sophistication of all black; a mirrored metal tip plays up a light and shadow effect; and a 1 1/2" platform with a serrated rubber sole that celebrates the rocker and futuristic vibe of this women's boot.

Loving what you're seeing? Get the Baldinini Trend Ankle Boots for $350.00 on www.baldininitrend.it/us.

Vince Kruger 2 Shearling-Lined Sneakers

Just because you need some cool comfort for your Wednesday, here's a gem from Vince.  The laid-back outdoor Kruger 2 Shearling-Lined Sneaker is that errand-running, day on the town sneaker that takes someone possessing a casual outlook with hi-brow sensibilities to pull off.  The outside is crisp premium black leather while the inside is fully lined in soft black lamb shearling with a slip-on slipper style.  The whole deal is set onto a sturdy white rubber sole for a great contrast.  I love the whimsy of something tailored for cold weather but also approached like it warm out.  You may too.  The Kruger 2 is available now at Vince.com.

We are thoroughly enjoying this non-freezing weather and the additional footwear options we are still enjoying. While we know there will come a time when every inch of our feet will be covered, we're taking the time to enjoy a mule or two, for as long as we can. Today's we're highlighting the LifeStride Cayla Mules, the perfect combination of comfort and style. The Cayla boasts a tailored sophistication, thanks to its faux leather upper, round toe, slip-on silhouette, and decorative metallic buckle detail.

Part of LifeStride's Simply Comfort® collection with availability in both medium and wide widths, this chic mule also features a 3" heel and a traction sole which provides you with extra stability. Get the Cayla in dark red or black for only $49.99 on www.lifestride.com.

Armando Cabral Warren Boot

Don't let boot season catch you slippin'!  There are a bevy of boot varieties to keep you both seasonally and handsomely equipped this Winter.  This Warren Boot from Armando Cabral is one of them.  The upper is a premium leather with a tonal topstitching detail around the throat.  The sole is a flexible crepe sole with contrast detailing that rounds this boot out as a nice balance of casual and polished.  Pair this with a camel topper, toggle coat or oversized puffer coat and cuffed trousers.  Available now at ArmandoCabral.com.

Kith X Moncler Peak Mountain Boot

Ronnie Fieg continues to belt out the cool collabos, this time with the French luxury ski brand Moncler.  The Peak Mountain Boot is a nice balance of Moncler and Kith which features a tumbled leather one-piece construction upper, padded collar, bellows tongue and gold double d-ring eyelets that house trip-colored lacing.  The Goodyear-welted outsole features rubberized co-branding with a Vibram™ gum sole and the EVA™ midsole has trip-color heel blocking.  To sweeten the deal, this boot is sherpa-lined and comes in three styles of navy, brown and leopard faux pony.  Available now at KithNYC.com.
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