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.

Trilly Shoes, a company in Milan, Italy, created a women's shoe with extensible heels, so women everywhere can wear one shoe comfortably all day and still look fashionable.

Veronica Crisafulli conceived the shoe in 2018 and partnered with co-founder Alessandro Filosa to create the prototype. Working with Cercal Research Centre, the pair developed the working designs and located an appropriate manufacturer.

Shoeography: Trillytech Launches Kickstarter for Heels with Adjustable Heights

Trilly Shoes beat its deadline of June 15, 2021, to fully fund its Kickstarter. That means it obtained the funding for wide-scale production of the shoe that can go from 2 inches to about 2.75 inches (5cm to 6cm to 7cm) at the click of a button.

Shoeography: Trillytech Launches Kickstarter for Heels with Adjustable Heights


No Extra Pair of Shoes Needed

Currently, women who wear high heels need to pack a pair of low heels or flats to have an alternate, comfortable pair of shoes to wear. To alleviate discomfort, this means taking off their heels to change into flats, exposing them to germs. About 80% of illness-causing germs get spread by touch, but women do not typically change shoes in an environment that lets them wash their hands or clean off the shoes while they change them. With the Trilly design, you push a button on the heel, and it raises or lowers it providing a more hygienic method that requires no extra pair of shoes stashed in your handbag.

Shoeography: Trillytech Launches Kickstarter for Heels with Adjustable Heights

NCF Tag Leads to Webpage

The stylish shoes come in two designs – the Elisa and the Carol. Both are made for traveling long distances. Not only can you customize their heel heights, but an NCF tag on the shoe lets you scan it with your smartphone to open a proprietary website about the shoes. Each week about 900,000 domains get registered, but you only need to read the one that explains how Trilly crafts these shoes.

That website gives you greater insight into these high heels that help you avoid the knee, back, and hip pain that high heels cause some women. You will learn about its curved heel that works better with the shoe's sole than typical high heel designs.

Shoeography: Trillytech Launches Kickstarter for Heels with Adjustable Heights

A Better Convertible Shoe

The company also delves into its choice to go with a push-button design for a more hygienic option than other convertible high heels, which require you to remove the heel and replace it with a flat piece. Those types of shoes provide a small tote bag in which you can stash the pieces. Trilly Shoes avoid all of that by using one shoe with no removable parts.

Trilly Shoes locates its entire process in Italy, from design to production. They partnered with a manufacturer that's been in business for a century. That reliability and experience have merged with Trilly's innovative technology to produce a fashionable shoe suitable for casual to formal occasions. You can wear it to the office, then change the height for a night of clubbing.

Environmentally Friendly Design

The shoe also utilizes an environmentally friendly design. The upper uses organic leather while the design uses a heel of recycled plastics crafted from pineapple, apple peels, cactus leaves, and grape waste. Designed for comfort as well as to last through many wears, the insole structure uses no metal. The shoe design uses only water-based glue.

The company's NFC tag-accessible webpage goes into more detail about its internal processes, supply chain, and company mission. You can also install a mobile app to explore the company's shoes and how they fit your own feet. The app uses spot-size technology to help you create a 3D scan of your feet. The benefit of this nifty feature is finding your perfect shoe size and avoiding pinched toes or squished ankles. You can determine with a few clicks and a picture what shoe size you should wear, including whether you need narrow, regular, or wide-width shoes. As Trilly Shoes points out, that results in fewer returned shoes and reduces your CO2 footprint.

Check out these revolutionary heels today by visiting the Trilly Shoes website or their successful Kickstarter campaign.

Merrell, the global leader in outdoor footwear, has launched the Merrell 1TRL Collection. This collection challenges traditional beliefs of the trail footwear aesthetic without compromising on quality of design and performance technology synonymous with the brand. The exclusive men’s collection has officially dropped in the US and shows there's more to the trail thank just hiking.

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell

The Merrell 1TRL Collection will elevate the outdoor experience with 17 products available within the premium range. Exclusive iterations of classics rooted in Merrell’s mountain trail heritage arrive in the form of the "MQM Ace Craze 1TRL" and "MQM Ace LTR 1TRL". The release of iconic footwear re-imagined with both "Jungle Slide Vent 1TRL" and the "Moab Speed GTX 1TRL". As well as the return of the unique and polarizing "Hydro Moc" in a number of colorways.

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell

Considered design and innovative technology are showcased throughout the Merrell 1TRL collection, utilizing industry-leading Gore-Tex® waterproofing, FloatPro® and Vibram® technology. This creates a durable and versatile range for the wearer that does not compromise on comfort as they forge a path into nature from their front door. Highlights of the collection include:

MQM Ace Craze 1TRL

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
MQM is an acronym for ‘move quickly over mountains’. This exclusive athletic iteration features recycled laces and a Vibram® sole for ensuring grip on challenging terrain. An unconventional take on a classic Merrell model, the MQM Ace Craze 1TRL is available in marble and stingray colorways (shown above) for $130.00

MQM Ace LTR 1TRL

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
This exclusive lightweight iteration features a rich suede upper, recycled laces and a Vibram® sole for ensuring grip on challenging terrain. A subtle take on a classic Merrell model, the MQM Ace LTR 1TRL is available in black (pictured above), burlwood, and camel colorways for $120.00

Jungle Slide Vent 1TRL

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
Exclusive to 1TRL, and growing the moc family, the Jungle Slide Vent takes the subversive Jungle Moc and converts it into a breathable, lightweight slider. With Merrell Air Cushion in the heel, lightweight EVA foam insole, mesh lining and a sticky rubber outsole for extra grip. Culminating in a robust yet easy-on and off shoe. Available in taupe, olive (pictured above), and midnight colorways for a budget-friendly $75.00

Hydro Moc

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
The Hydro Moc is an amphibious model in the aftersport category; it is designed for the trails that take you in and out of water. This style is formed from a single-density injected EVA contoured arch with an articulated heel and strap for advanced support. It’s not for everyone, but it might just be for you. Available in black (pictured above), kangaroo, and kombu colorways for only $50 .00.

Jungle Moc

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
The Jungle Moc has defined the aftersport category for over 20 years. Aircushion technology is combined with a Kinetic Fit™ BASE sole and nylon shank. The pigskin suede upper contains as many pores as human skin, making it a superior breathable option when compared to regular leather. Available in castle rock, classic taupe, midnight, and new butternut (pictured above) colorways for $85.00.

Catalyst Pro

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
A robust and rugged upgrade, the Catalyst Pro is a classically styled model with future-facing design features. It's fitted with a Vibram® EcoDura sole and recycled webbing, laces and lining. Vibram® EcoDura technology is made from a minimum of 30% recycled rubber to create a high-quality compound formulation, forming a more durable and sustainable end product. The Catalyst Pro is available in black, camel, brindle, and olive colorways for $120.00.

Moab Speed GTX 1TRL

Shoeography: Merrell 1TRL Collection: The Exclusive Outdoor Footwear Collection from Merrell
The exclusive Moab Speed GTX 1TRL takes the innovations of the archival Moab and updates them for the ever-changing trail. Built on a Rock plate foundation with recycled laces, lining and footbed. The shoe is engineered with Gore-Tex® waterproofing, FloatPro® and a Vibram® EcoDura sole, a compound made from a minimum of 30% recycled material. Available in triple black and triple white with bold branding details, this style can be yours for $150.00.

The shoes from the Merrell 1TRL Collection have been brought to life through the lens of photographer and filmmaker Liam MacRae. Shot in the Californian backcountry, the campaign film and imagery evocatively capture the spirit of exploration and stepping into nature to take a step back from the day-to-day.

The Merrell 1TRL trail footwear range, which officially dropped in selected premium retailers and on www.merrell.com/1trl, starts at $50.00 and is available across Europe, North America and Canada.


Although we're not fully into open-toed shoe weather yet, we're close enough to start buying our summer footwear. We'd love to see these Rupert Sanderson Silhouette Suede Sandals in our closet now. These strappy suede Rupert Sanderson heeled sandals features an open-toe silhouette, adjustable buckle at the ankle, leather outsole, and a 2 1/2" gold-tone metallic heel. It's exactly what you need to add a touch of stylish edge to your summer look.
 
Get them for the discounted price of $327.99 (originally $935.00) at www.6pm.com.

For many modern consumers, there's more that goes into making a purchase than simply liking a product. Today's buyers care about the ethics of the company behind the item. They want to know that the business treats its workers with respect, that it values the community it is a part of, and that its production methods don't have a negative impact on the environment. This last factor has a lot of attention lately, especially within the fashion industry.

Shoeography: Bottega Veneta's Former Director Launches Sustainable Shoe Brand

Sustainable fashion aims to reduce the number of resources fashion companies consume and the amount of waste they generate. All types of consumerism impact the planet and with global retail sales projected to hit $27.7 trillion in 2020, the production of consumer goods hasn't slowed at all. By focusing on sustainability, however, the fashion industry has the opportunity to utilize renewable resources and recyclable materials.

Shoeography: Bottega Veneta's Former Director Launches Sustainable Shoe Brand

The former director of Bottega Veneta, Mirco Scoccia, is doing just that. After working with luxury brands across Europe and the United States for decades, Scoccia wants to create beautiful Italian footwear that doesn't contribute to fashion's problematic waste issue. Scoccia, who is the current creative director of Aerosoles, has launched a new shoe line called O2 Monde.

Shoeography: Bottega Veneta's Former Director Launches Sustainable Shoe Brand

"I worked for luxury companies and I just saw so much waste during production. I stopped to think about what could we do to make it more sustainable?," Scoccia said.

Scoccia has crafted a line of women's shoes that include a variety of styles, from comfortable flats and sneakers to chic heels. All of the shoes use sustainable textiles. One of the textiles is Freska, which is made from a mixture of corn and cereal. Another is Pinatex, which is made from pineapple and Vitigna, a leather-like material that comes from grape skins. Scoccia is prioritizing vegan-friendly materials like these and took almost three years to find them. He sourced many of them from the car and interior design industries. With these alternative materials, O2 Monde doesn't have to rely on plastics and synthetics, which are harmful to the environment during production and fill up landfills when they're thrown out.

Shoeography: Bottega Veneta's Former Director Launches Sustainable Shoe Brand

This commitment to sustainability is the type of initiative that many environmental activists would like to see all companies take. However, getting legislation to regulate this in the United States is difficult. After a proposed amendment has made it through Congress, it still needs to be ratified by three-fourths of the states. Since that hasn't happened yet for a major environmental bill, this leaves it to individual companies, like O2 Monde, to put in the effort to be sustainable.

Shoeography: Bottega Veneta's Former Director Launches Sustainable Shoe Brand

The innovative new collection from O2 Monde includes many styles named after different female activists who have been involved in environmentalism and conservation. For instance, Greta Thunberg, the young environmentalist who took the world by storm in 2019, inspired the collection's Greta sneaker. To push its eco-friendly work even further and offset its environmental impact, O2 Monde will be donating 1% of its profits to One Percent Planet. Check out the new collection today to support a sustainable footwear brand making waves in the fashion industry.

Shoeography: Shoe of the Day |  Sarah Ashley Waldorf Studded Ankle Boots
Shoeography: Shoe of the Day |  Sarah Ashley Waldorf Studded Ankle Boots
Shoeography: Shoe of the Day |  Sarah Ashley Waldorf Studded Ankle Boots
Shoeography: Shoe of the Day |  Sarah Ashley Waldorf Studded Ankle Boots

As the saying goes, "fortune favors the bold" and we love a bold shoe, so naturally we are in love with the Sarah Ashley Waldorf Studded Ankle Boots. The dazzling black and white striped ankle boots feature a luxurious, studded red toe, and side-zip closure. Prints and patterns are all so on trend right now, so the Waldorf's crisp stripe pattern in a microfiber cotton/poly blend offers a striking finish that's sure to impress. It's statuesque 4+" heel is as striking as it looks. 

This beauty is currently on sale for only $84.99 on www.sarah-ashleyofficial.com, down from $199.99, so we highly encourage you to get it now before it's gone.

Just in time for International Women's Day and Women's History Month, HYTEST Safety Footwear released a new Spring 2021 style, from their Footrests 2.0 collection, their newest women's style: the Maya Waterproof Nano Toe 6" Hiker.

Shoeography: HYTEST Safety Footwear Releases NEW Women’s Style

The Maya Hiker features a premium full-grain leather upper with an abrasion resistant TecTuff collar strap, a moisture-wicking mesh lining with a waterproof membrane, a removable FootRests® tri-layer, anti-fatigue footbed, the Xergy® anti-fatigue foam midsole that absorbs shock and returns energy, and the FootHolds® oil and slip resistant rubber outsole.

Shoeography: HYTEST Safety Footwear Releases NEW Women’s Style

We've previously highlighted several HYTEST Safety Footwear styles but if you're not familiar with the brand, HYTEST works to bring safety and dependability to those who work in some of the toughest environments. With comfort and protection top of mind, the FootRests® 2.0 franchise has introduced key technologies to enhance breathability, slip resistance, support and all-day stamina.

“We are excited to launch our first 6” boot engineered for women on the FootRests 2.0 platform,” said Matt Gould, HYTEST Product Manager. “We understand the importance of building product around a women’s foot for optimal fit and are committed to offering more options on our most advanced comfort technology platforms.”

The HYTEST Maya Waterproof Nano Toe 6" Hiker Maya is available in black/blue and will be available to shop at the end of this month. To learn more about this latest women's footwear style, visit www.hytest.com.