Gird your wallets, it's Black Friday. We're seeing wonderful deals all around but the best we've seen so far is the 50% off deal from Coco Blue Shoes. That's right, the on-trend website is offering 50% OFF EVERYTHING on their website. The best part, you don't need a code, they're also offering free domestic shipping, and the 50% off sale also includes their sale items AND pre-orders. There are no restrictions.

Shoeography: BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Enjoy 50% OFF ALL Shoes at Coco Blue Shoes

Pay half for everything from boots and booties, sandals, heels, wedges, and even their hats, sunglasses, and handbags (yeah, they have those too). We have our eye on several styles of their amazing footwear, including the Pisnu Bling Heels (available in fuchsia, and black); the Saxon Wedge Booties (available in bone, and black) and the Musical Nights Boots (available in cowhide and bone).

Shoeography: BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Enjoy 50% OFF ALL Shoes at Coco Blue Shoes
Shoeography: BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Enjoy 50% OFF ALL Shoes at Coco Blue Shoes
Shoeography: BLACK FRIDAY DEALS: Enjoy 50% OFF ALL Shoes at Coco Blue Shoes

You must hurry because once the clock strikes midnight, this sale is over. If you want to get your feet into these gorgeous shoes at these amazing prices, you better do it NOW!. Head over to www.cocoblueshoes.com to take advantage. Happy shoe shopping!

Allyson Felix has long been one of the most impressive American Olympic athletes, becoming the most decorated track athlete in the event's history. However, her 2019 experience was dramatically different, as it saw her ending her contract with Nike (one of her long-time sponsors for shoes) and starting up her new shoe brand. Felix took these steps in the face of rather difficult circumstances in her personal and financial life.

Shoeography: Olympian Allyson Felix Breaks Ties with Nike and Launches New Shoe Company

First, she was coming off a difficult pregnancy that threatened the life of her and her child. These types of challenging pregnancies are not uncommon, even now. Even something as simple as a cold (a disease that affects about one billion Americans every year) can be a problematic health situation during pregnancy. It was during this time that Nike decided to cut her compensation by 70%.

Shoeography: Olympian Allyson Felix Breaks Ties with Nike and Launches New Shoe Company

Nike tried to argue that her compensation decreased due to her performance in 2019, which was naturally distracted due to her struggles with her pregnancy. Felix states that she was told to "stay in her lane" and not worry about the business side of her career. Instead of following this advice (which many athletes have had to do in the past), she decided to launch a new shoe company called Saysh.

Shoeography: Olympian Allyson Felix Breaks Ties with Nike and Launches New Shoe Company

This step required a lot of unique challenges and changes in her life. One of the challenges of launching a business is creating a website to promote the company. There are 1.8 billion websites operating around the world at any given point, so new businesses also have to pay close attention to their branding. When starting Saysh, Felix used a few unique methods that would help her brand stand out.

Shoeography: Olympian Allyson Felix Breaks Ties with Nike and Launches New Shoe Company

Needing to make a quick impression on potential customers, as 90% of people searching for a brand have yet to make up their minds when starting their search, Felix aimed to create a brand that welcomed runners and featured high-quality shoes at reasonable prices. As a result, her website is simple, streamlined, elegant, and provides easy access to a myriad of products. She also launched an online community, the Saysh Collective, to demonstrate her brand's commitment to focusing on the person wearing the shoes rather than the profits.

Shoeography: Olympian Allyson Felix Breaks Ties with Nike and Launches New Shoe Company

Felix's brand has so far been a success. Her first run of the shoe sold out quickly, partially due to the quality and also due to her name recognition. While she knows that competing with Nike (which earned $12.3B in their most recent quarter alone) is not likely, she just wants to create a viable alternative for people who don't want to support the brand that snubbed her and so many other athletes.

Nike and many other shoe brands often have the ability to change compensation or drop athletes for various reasons, as long as they stay within the agreed-upon contract. While they cannot drop athletes outside of their contract or for no reason, the compensation package is often a one-way street, one that athletes often feel they have little ability to change.

Felix's step could inspire many more athletes to launch similar competitive companies in an attempt to cut into Nike's market share. However, she has not held back in her efforts here, as the Saysh One utilizes a lightweight design that mixes jacquard textiles and microsuede elements to produce a very comfortable sneaker. Designed primarily for female athletes, it has a supporting heel piece, a simple lacing system, and an appealing overall look and feel.

Many in the industry are calling this move a bold and innovative concept, one that blurs the line between sponsorship and athletic competition. Whether the shoes succeed or not is mostly a moot point. Once someone takes a step like this and proves that it is possible, the marketplace is likely to change. The next few years could see a variety of different shoes coming out, funded and designed by athletes for athletes. Like Felix, they'll focus on overcoming inequality and economic disparities in the market.

If you look at the classic colors of fall work boots, you will notice one or two look exactly like the color of a good bourbon whiskey. It's something we've always said of many boots that boats rich, deep reddish-brown colors. So when we heard that Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery were collaborating on a second batch of limited edition boots, the thought immediately came to mind (along with, where were we for the first batch). The brands come back together with a rugged, timeless design that features a wood heel handcrafted from the bourbon barrels that held this year's release of the Old Rip Van Winkle 10-Year bourbon.

Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot

Bourbon lovers and boot lovers are sure to rejoice in the new, limited-edition, Wolverine 1000 Mile boot. The new boot has a distinct look to distinguish from last year's batch, perfect for collectors looking to celebrate boots and bourbon still created largely the same way they were more than a century ago.

Batch 2 of the Wolverine x Old Rip Van Winkle collaboration draws inspiration from the barrels that house the legendary Old Rip Van Winkle bourbons for 10 to 23 years. Made in the USA, this year's boot features a classic moc toe design and is made with Horween Whiskey Predator leather – a rugged leather meant to stand the test of time that only gets better with age. The heels are handcrafted from the wood of the bourbon barrels that held this year's release of Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year bourbon. The boots are finished with a hand-numbered, textile tongue tag that reflects the individual craftsmanship put into each pair.

Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
"This collaboration celebrates and supports the hard-working people behind our products," said Devon Vanoostveen, brand representative for Wolverine. "These rugged boots and fine bourbons would not be possible without the skills and dedication of so many blue-collar workers; farmers, coopers, carpenters, distillery workers, truck drivers, and shoemakers, to name a few."
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
"We're thrilled to once again partner with Wolverine, a company that puts as much passion and care into creating their boots as we do our bourbon," said Preston Van Winkle, fourth generation business owner of Old Rip Van Winkle. "Together, we're able to honor our shared commitment to craft while also supporting America's future workforce, inspiring a new generation to take pride in working with their hands."
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot
Shoeography - Wolverine and Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery Release Limited-Edition Boot

Pre-order is available starting today, ahead of the release date of October 14, 2021, for $400 at www.wolverine.com/oldrip. Once again, 100% of the revenue from the sale of these boots will go to the mikeroweWORKS Foundation Work Ethic Scholarship Program to help support the next generation of skilled tradespeople.
Welcome to October, the month where we highlight and celebrate all those who raise awareness, money, and give back in the fight to find a cure for Breast Cancer. That's right, it is officially Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we're here to highlight two footwear brands giving back to the cause. While many brands donate a portion of the sales towards BCA (a very admirable thing to do), the two footwear brands we're highlighting, AVRE and M.Gemi, are donating 100% of proceeds from their specially made BCA footwear styles to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Let get to know these amazing footwear brands:

AVRE


Looking for a shoe you can travel and move with your everyday lifestyle? Look no further than the AVRE Momentum Shoe in Fuchsia, $125.00. These durable, breathable, and lightweight sneakers feature an adaptive stretch fit formed by our eco-friendly knit material. It features adjustable hidden laces and a seamless, high elastic band offer extra flexibility and a customizable fit to keep you moving forward every day. AVRE will donate 100% of proceeds from every Fuchsia Momentum sold to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and their efforts to help women now through early detection, education and support services.

M.Gemi



This best-selling boot from M.Gemi, in soft tumbled nubuck, is a favorite for the outdoors. The handmade Italian M.Gemi The Alpi Due boot is fully lined with a leather lining and genuine shearling at the collar for extra softness and warmth. It boasts decorative metal hardware in matte silver that makes it easy to loop through and lace up. It features a full rubber sole with mudguard and a lug sole for traction. M.Gemi will donate 100% of proceeds from purchase of the limited edition pink Alpi Due boot to the National Breast Cancer Foundation throughout the month of October. 

We hope you join us in celebrating these two footwear brands and help them support BCA by supporting them.

Shoeography: Shoe of the Day: TOMS Monica Mule Wedge Hee
Shoeography: Shoe of the Day: TOMS Monica Mule Wedge Hee
Shoeography: Shoe of the Day: TOMS Monica Mule Wedge Heel

We will soon say goodbye to the summer season and welcome fall. We enjoy the transition period in between summer and fall with footwear that captures the essence of both seasons. We love the TOMS Monica Mule Wedge Heel because it offers the wedge, summer's must-have footwear, and cool fall tones thanks to it's textile upper. Liberty Fabrics feature bespoke designs that are hand drawn or painted in London and printed onto fabric at Liberty’s Italian mill.

This slingback wedge made with Liberty Fabric, features non-removable, cushioned insoles and adjustable straps for a customizable fit. It boasts OrthoLite® X40 Hybrid insole for high-rebound, breathable, long-term cushioning, and a 3 1/2" heel. Right now you can save 17% on this beauty, which takes it from $89.95 to $74.99 on www.toms.com.
We as consumers and fashion lovers are beginning to appreciate slow fashion again. Not just fashionable items that last but ones that perform double duty. Which is why we're excited about Modzori Reversibles, a luxe collection of wedge sandals, clogs, and boots that features proprietary reversible technology offering a change the design, color, and pattern with easy flip of the upper.

Shoeography: Modzori Reversibles: Double Your Style  With these Reversible Shoes

The innovative range of women's footwear is sure to be a showstopper thanks to its easily customizable feature that changes your shoe to fit your style. This transformable wedge sandal boasts cutout detailing, reversible uppers, and incredibly comfy cushioned soles for a versatile, contemporary look that can be worn any time and all the time. For the summer, we're especially loving the Karma 1, a high wedge style you can actually wear four ways; the Fabia, a mid wedge, t-strap style; the Valencia, a reversible mid-wedge thong sandal with asymmetrical cutouts and contrasting whipstitch.

Shoeography: Modzori Reversibles: Double Your Style  With these Reversible Shoes
Shoeography: Modzori Reversibles: Double Your Style  With these Reversible Shoes
Shoeography: Modzori Reversibles: Double Your Style  With these Reversible Shoes

For the Fall season, we have our eye on the Jane Boot (not pictured), which features 4 wearing options with foldable and reversible calf that allows effortlessly transform from short booty to mid calf boot and vice versa. If it's any indication on what Modzori has in-store for Fall, we're looking forward to seeing more. 

The comfortable pull-on design slip on with ease. Simply twist the upper to reverse the design to mix and match to better meet your ensemble needs. You will find wedge styles that boast stretchable, adjustable, and soft uppers for ideal foot support. They also feature a snug fit that will mold to your foot in a short time, providing you with maximum comfort; an anatomically contoured and cushioned footbed with arch support and shock absorption layered components.

We love Modzori shoes, not only for their unique beauty, style, and versatility (a rarity for a comfort shoe), we also love that they are handcrafted from only natural and man-made, cruelty-free materials; no animal products are used. 

Available in thong or front t-strap with Velcro closure in high, mid, and low wedge styles, the Modzori Reversibles are available now on www.modzori.com and www.amazon.com. Ladies, you will love these multitasking footwear styles. They look great and you absolutely get your money's worth. What do you think of the Modzori Reversibles? We'd love to hear your thoughts on these shoes.


In honor of the revival of Sex and the City, we thought we'd highlight one of Sarah Jessica Parker's footwear collection styles. Since we will soon be in the transition period between the summer and fall seasons, we thought the SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Modish Mules would be the perfect style to highlight.

The eye-catching and sophisticated mules boast an all-over, iridescent fabric upper, pointed toe, a wide, faux buckle strap across the foot, open back, and 3" wrapped heel. Available in a stunning Silver Glow (although the iridescent color does goes purple and green), you can score these beauties for only $153.59 on www.6pm.com. You will need to hurry because last we looked, sizes were dwindling very quickly.
Now that cities across the US are almost fully open again, it's time to think about venturing outside for adventures. We don't just mean brunch and trips to the park, we mean adventure walks and trail hiking. What better footwear brand than HYTEST Safety Footwear, known for its protective elements and technology, and meant for some of the toughest work conditions, to help you safely enjoy the outdoors again.

Shoeography: Welcome Outside Ventures with HYTEST Safety Footwear's Summer Styles

HYTEST has some great safety styles that are perfect for these warm weather months. Featured above are the HYTEST Footrests 2.0 Zone Waterproof Chelsea, Annex Metatarsal Guard Athletic, and Footrests 2.0 Crossover Wellington. Both the Chelsea and the Wellington feature HYTEST's CoreTemp technology - a temperature control lining that absorbs heat to create a cooling effect and releases the stored heat energy to warm, maintaining all-day comfort. The Annex Athletic features a moisture-wicking mesh lining and HYTEST's Terrapin Met Guard, which is designed to deflect energy away from the foot, absorb shock, and provide lightweight seamless coverage alongside the safety toe.

FootRests® 2.0 Zone Waterproof Nano Toe Chelsea, $185.00


The Waterproof Nano Toe Chelsea features a premium waterproof full-grain leather upper, moisture-wicking mesh lining with waterproof membrane and CoreTemp™ temperature control lining technology, removable FootRests® tri-layer, anti-fatigue footbed, Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole absorbs shock and returns energy, a FootHolds® oil and slip resistant rubber outsole.

Annex Metatarsal Guard Nano Toe Athletic, $145.00


The Annex Metatarsal Guard Nano Toe Athletic features a premium TecTuff and leather upper, moisture-wicking mesh lining, a Terrapin™ Metatarsal Guard, a Comforssage™ massaging foam footbed, an Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole that absorbs shock and returns energy, and an oil and slip resistant rubber outsole.

FootRests® 2.0 Crossover Waterproof Nano Toe Wellington, $205.00


Just like the Waterproof Nano Toe Chelsea, the Crossover Waterproof Nano Toe Wellington also features a premium waterproof full-grain leather upper, moisture-wicking mesh lining with waterproof membrane and CoreTemp™ temperature control lining technology, removable FootRests® tri-layer, anti-fatigue footbed, Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole absorbs shock and returns energy, a FootHolds® oil and slip resistant rubber outsole.
For many, the pandemic not only interrupted our work life, it also interrupted our ability to live our lives like we're used to. While unemployment was a big help, it took a while to kick in for us and that meant making sacrifices. Many of us had to re-budget and give up non-essential things. That meant saying goodbye to getting those cute shoes you saw, treating yourself to a birthday gift, and updating your wardrobe once again (at least our feet are the same size post-pandemic pounds). Well ladies, you can once again treat yourself to some fab shoes, without destroying your budget, thanks to Coco Blue Shoes.

Shoeography: Affordable Summer Footwear with Coco Blue Shoes
Shoeography: Affordable Summer Footwear with Coco Blue Shoes

If you enjoy getting fabulous shoes are amazingly low prices (really, who doesn't), then Coco Blue Shoes is the answer to your shopping drought prayers.
Coco Blue Shoes was impressively launched during the pandemic by founder and retired veteran publicist, Anje Collins. Prompted by the financial strain many now face as a result of the pandemic, Collins was determined to make luxury accessible, without its weighing costs.

Shoeography: Affordable Summer Footwear with Coco Blue Shoes
Shoeography: Affordable Summer Footwear with Coco Blue Shoes

As you can see, Coco Blue Shoes has a lot of gorgeous footwear styles to compliment your summer wardrobe; the best part, they are all incredibly budget-friendly. Naturally, we have our favorite styles but whether you're still enjoying comfort footwear styles or are ready for sensual heels, Coco Blue Shoes has the affordable styles for you.

Shoeography: Affordable Summer Footwear with Coco Blue Shoes 
 
It was love at first sight for us and the following shoe styles: Staten Island heels $49.99,  The Heights high heels (the mocha is divine) $44.99, Manhattan Mesh high heels $50.00, Toronto Slay high heels $50.00, Chicago Chain sandals $27.99, Orlando sandals $29.99, and many more amazing styles. We love the fact that none of the footwear styles are over $50.00 and we know you'll greatly appreciate that as well.

We're loving what Coco Blue Shoes has for summer and we can't wait to see what Anje Collins has in store for the fall season. What are your thoughts on Coco Blue Shoes? Let us know in the comments.

Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Teva Midform Universal Pride Sandals
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Teva Midform Universal Pride Sandals
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Teva Midform Universal Pride Sandals
Shoeography Shoe of the Day | Teva Midform Universal Pride Sandals

You'd have to be under a rock to not know this but we're in Pride Month. Naturally we'll be highlighting a few footwear styles celebrating Pride. Today's footwear is the Teva Midform Universal Pride Sandals. Launched in tandem with a $35K donation to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, with their newest Pride collection, Teva hopes to empower every member of the LGBTQ+ community and provide a bold platform for movement and self-expression.

The Teva Midform Universal Pride Sandals features shimmering metallic rainbow webbing made from recycled plastic using traceable, verifiable REPREVE® polyester yarn by Unifi®. It supports your foot and stands up to abuse thaks to its Universal Strapping System™.It boasts multiple points of adjustability to let you dial inselect your absolute perfect fit; an easy hook-and-loop closure; a molded EVA midsole with heel cupping and arch cookie for added support, a 1 1/4" platform, and a rubber outsole for durability and traction. This style is vegan, created using synthetic and plant-based materials, and is also recyclable.

Through the TevaForever recycling program, Teva accepts any style of your well-loved Teva sandals to be recycled and promise they’ll never see a landfill.

These black and rainbow Teva sandals can be yours for $60.00 on www.teva.com and www.dsw.com.
So many things inspire fashion but nothing does it more than art and travel. This fact is very evident in the beautifully painted shoes by UIN Footwear. Imagine discovering new places or re-experiencing the places you've visited with a comfortable shoe that features artwork inspired by those gorgeous countries. UIN Footwear's ultimate brand ideal is the meaning of travel. The goal of their unique footwear is discovery, pleasure, and love.

Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear

Originated in Toledo, Spain - UIN Footwear is a testament to travel and art. The extremely comfortable and distinctive designs are the core values of UIN Footwear, which are widely recognized by their fans. We had the pleasure of getting to know these incredibly comfortable and stunning shoes around our city. Because New York is the fashion capital of the world and we just happened to be working on a 4-day photoshoot, we selected the very fashionable knitted Elegance boots from their Modern Art Collection.

Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear

They are incredibly lightweight and comfortable and served us very well on our 4-day shoot. We received so many compliments from the entire crew, from models, stylist, and creative director. The Elegance isn't the only fashion-inspired design we loved and we know you will too. Fans of Fashion and the movie, Breakfast at Tiffany's will love the Mademoiselle and Paris-lovers will love the Little Black Dress (both of which are pictured below).

Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear
Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear

As we mentioned, the brand is a testament to two passions, travel and art, and their vast collections reflect that. They have styles for animal lovers, fans of all art (modern, abstract, graffiti), floral, etc. Current available collections include Moguer Lace-up Flats, Caribbean Paradise Collection, Romantic Greece Collection, Mexico Collection, Caring For Our Planet, Emoticon Art Collection, Idyllic Tahiti Collection, Color Collection, Music Collection, South American Art, Passionate Brazil Collection, International Week of Science and Peace, Oceania Art Collection, Africa Collection, Egypt Collection, and so much more.

Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear
Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear
Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear
Shoeography: Art and Travel Meets Fashion with UIN Footwear

What makes these shoes so incredibly comfortable? First, they're breathable and flexible; they boast an ergonomic design that fits perfectly to the foot shape; they only weigh between 9oz-1.7oz (depending on style); feature shock guard technology and soft, stimulating nodules that massage your feet all day; lastly they feature great arch support (something that's especially amazing for those with high arches). It's everything you need in a great looking, comfortable shoe.We promise, you will love them.