Angela Bassett is living life like it's truly golden. Looking oh-so-chic in a crisp white suit while attending the 34th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival's Talking Pictures Screening of "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever", she complimented her look with slick gold platform sandals with a maxi buckle from the Santoni SS223 collection.

Shoeography: Angela Bassett Wears Santoni Shoes at the International Film Festival
Shoeography: Angela Bassett Wears Santoni Shoes at the International Film Festival

The gold platform sandals is part of their Spring/Summer 2023 collection, which is teeming with metallic leather offerings. This collection boasts a feminine and contemporary reinterpretation of the brand's codes. The amber-hued platform heels feature a mirror leather upper, their signature buckle detail, rounded toe, leather outsole, and a statuesque 3.90" platform heel.











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Whether you’re just starting your wellness journey or consider yourself a pro, kick off of your new year fitness goals with the perfect workout essential from Lane Eight! The footwear brand has added a new colorway to their HIIT Trainer lineup, Slate Grey. This stylishly sleek stone shade is designed to meet all of your workout needs in a cool winter shade.

Shoeography: New Year, New Shoe Alert: Lane Eight HIIT Trainer in Slate Grey

Available for both men and women the Slate Grey HIIT Trainer style is a high-performance sneaker crafted with a supportive fit built for high impact moves. Made for your high-impact workouts without sacrificing style, comfort, or sustainability Lane Eight is the world’s best workout shoes - for you, and the planet. Using a meticulous curation of eco-conscious materials, technologies, and processes, the brand has committed to 100% sustainability, working toward a net-zero carbon footprint while out-performing the industry’s top performers and providing unmatched athletic performance, dynamic versatility, and coveted style with a minimized environmental impact.

Shoeography: New Year, New Shoe Alert: Lane Eight HIIT Trainer in Slate Grey

Shoeography: New Year, New Shoe Alert: Lane Eight HIIT Trainer in Slate Grey


The Lane Eight HIIT Trainer in Slate Grey, along with the other colors, is available now for $150.00 on www.laneeight.com.
The Holiday Season is one of the most popular seasons for travel. Whether you're spending the holidays with family or escaping the cold temperatures by opting for somewhere tropical, you can add to your holiday joy when your travel with UIN Footwear. Since the holiday season is all about comfort and joy, we wanted to highlight some of the wonderfully comfortable and joyful footwear offerings from UIN Footwear. All absolutely perfect for travel. You may remember our first UIN Footwear highlight, now we're back to show you more.

Shoeography: Travel with UIN Footwear This Holiday Season

The right footwear is a travel essential and we love UIN's hero footwear style, the Toledo. From going through security checkpoints to being comfortable, and of course, looking travel chic, the right shoe will make your journey a pleasant one. celebrate your individuality, make a bold step in vibrant and interesting prints, and step into the next chapter of your journey when you travel with UIN Footwear. They have so many wonderful colors and prints to choose from. You can select prints based on if you are a pet lover, your hobby, your favorite destination, and more.

Shoeography: Travel with UIN Footwear This Holiday SeasonShoeography: Travel with UIN Footwear This Holiday Season

 
That's not the only reason we love UIN Footwear. The versatile and durable slip-on shoe features a lightweight and breathable canvas upper made from 100% cotton. It's perfect for keeping your feet dry and comfortable in hot weather; plus it's sustainable and friendly to the environment. It also boasts a Bionics foot-shaped design that fits the shape of any foot, granting ultimate freedom and relaxation to your walking experience. Its loose toe box is also great for bare-foot use, allowing your toes to splay into their natural posture.

Shoeography: Travel with UIN Footwear This Holiday Season

For those who prefer the slopes and snow-based trips, the above Carzola Sneaker or Carzola Boots are the perfect styles for your next snowy adventure or hike. 

Shoeography: Travel with UIN Footwear This Holiday Season

Love vibrant and bold prints? UIN Footwear's digital inkjet technology keeps the colors and prints vibrant and prevents fading. This allows their vivid artistic patterns constantly electrify your travel outfits. We also love the delightfully soft and foldable material that exhibits the sensory feedback your feet crave.

These shoes can be packed easily into your luggage for any trip. They fit securely on your foot yet are easy to put on and take off thanks to their flexible elastic bands. They boast massage insoles that promote air circulation to keep your feet dry and help to improve your foot's blood circulation. You will find superior arch support that fights foot fatigue to help you stay active for a long time whether you're racing to multiple flight connections or enjoying a vacation hike. All of this makes for a hassle-free experience to travel with UIN Footwear.

Lastly, we love the detail of its intricately designed sole. The sole of the Toledo shoe features an artistic 3D map of Toledo, Spain where UIN footwear designer, Fernando lives. The slip-proof rubber sole provides excellent grip, easy to deal with all kinds of slippery conditions. 

If you're looking to go on vacation this season, we encourage you to head over to www.uinfootwear.com to get to know their shoes and see how wonderful it is to travel with UIN Footwear. Use coupon codes GUEST5 to get $5 off any purchase and GUEST10 to get $10 off any purchase over $120.
Calling all brides-to-be! Ready to check off stylish, comfortable (and affordable) wedding shoes off your list? Rag & Co has got you covered. The handcrafted and sustainable women's footwear brand recently launched their first Bridal Shoe Collection!

Shoeography: Rag & Co Launches New Bridal Shoe Collection

The dreamy collection consists of a variety of bridal styles to help walk you down the aisle from classic sandals and pumps to on trend platforms and mules, romantic lace up kitten heels, winter booties and fancy flats that will easily compliment your wedding dress, venue and budget. We are loving the details of every style with ladylike embellishments like rhinestones, roses, bows and pearls crafted in satin, velvet, leather, patent leather and even woven raffia to take you from a beach wedding to a black tie event or a snowy destination.

Shoeography: Rag & Co Launches New Bridal Shoe Collection

Whatever your wedding style, the new Bridal Collection from Rag & Co. has something for everyone from casual heels to formal dress shoes in an assortment of colors from white to beige, blush, pink and even something blue. And for all of you brides looking to save money on a pair of wedding shoes, these styles start at $60.99 and go up to $224.99.

Shoeography: Rag & Co Launches New Bridal Shoe Collection

The Rag & Co Bridal collection has pairs that exhibit a level of elegance and enchantment that is nothing less than exquisite. A pair for every aesthetic, they offer an array of footwear from diamond shoes to beautiful and light bridal heels. There's a pair to match every kind of wedding be it a church wedding, beach wedding, etc, with options from comfortable wedding shoes, low heel wedding shoes, bridal shoes flats, shiny shoes, beach heels, and much more.

Shoeography: Rag & Co Launches New Bridal Shoe Collection
Shoeography: Rag & Co Launches New Bridal Shoe Collection

Rag & Co Bridal is not just for the bride. The new collection also carries a variety of pretty styles for bridesmaids, mother of the bride, bachelorette, and even shoes for the wedding guests. The Rag & Co Bridal collection offers everything from timeless strappy sandals, to fun and colorful party shoes. This fairy tale collection will get you ready for every wedding event this season. And you won't want to take off your shoes!
Gentlemen, are you ready to get to know your new favorite shoe? With the rise in casual men's style, sneakers will naturally take the lead but as we all know, there's nothing like a sharply dressed man. OAKA combines the comfort of a sneaker and style factor of the Derby and redesigned the dress shoe from scratch fixing all of the things that made the derby uncomfortable. The result is the OAKA The Derby Shoe, the new, healthier men's dress shoe. The OAKA The Derby Shoe helps improve your health, mobility, and comfort, by focusing on the active professional. And we're giving one of you guys the chance to win a pair! Keep reading to learn about this wonderful men's shoe and how to win a pair for yourself.

Shoeography GIVEAWAY: Win OAKA The Derby Shoe, The New Healthier Men's Dress Shoe 

What makes the OAKA The Derby Shoe so amazing? There are many aspects to the stylist slip-on shoe. First, OAKA developed a unique faux heel to create a zero drop dress shoe that allows your feet to walk flat to the ground like you're barefoot. This will help correct posture and allow your feet to strengthen over time. The entire shoe is all about comfort. It's made of soft, flexible, and breathable fibers for extreme comfort. The upper is made from flyknit fibers that helps reduce production waste compared to more traditional manufacturing processes.

Shoeography GIVEAWAY: Win OAKA The Derby Shoe, The New Healthier Men's Dress Shoe
Shoeography GIVEAWAY: Win OAKA The Derby Shoe, The New Healthier Men's Dress Shoe

Frequent travelers will greatly appreciate the OAKAs ability to fold up and be flexible, making them perfect for the road and the best travel dress shoe available. It boasts a faux heel that gives the typical dress shoe look from the outside. This faux heel is in fact derived from special cut outs allowing your foot to stay flat to the ground. These special cutouts also help drain water out and prevent hydroplaning like you'd find in a traditional dress shoe. Add in an innovative, anti-slip, open tread outer sole, and you really have the perfect shoe. But there's more....

Shoeography GIVEAWAY: Win OAKA The Derby Shoe, The New Healthier Men's Dress Shoe
Shoeography GIVEAWAY: Win OAKA The Derby Shoe, The New Healthier Men's Dress Shoe

As previously mentioned, these shoes feature a zero drop inner sole that allows your feet to stay flat to the ground rather than at an angle like with almost all other shoes. Most shoes, not just dress shoes, have a 8mm to 16mm height difference between the toe box and the heel making you walk at an unnatural angle and can contribute to changing your gait, poor posture, shortening the tendons, and foot pain. With the OAKA The Derby Shoe, the more you wear it, the more it strengthens your feet. Are you ready to win a pair?

Available in Ash Gray and Ink Black, the OAKA The Derby Shoe is available for $165.00 on www.oakastudio.com, but as we mentioned, one lucky person will win this stylish and comfortable suit-ready styled shoe. To enter this giveaway, enter via the Rafflecopter entry below

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The resurgence of iconic and classic brands is a joy to behold. More and more we're seeing brands of old gain new life with the new generations. One footwear brand from our parents' time we're currently enjoying is Famolare Shoes. The iconic, sustainable footwear brand from the ‘70s is back! The women-owned footwear brand's legacy is one of sustainability and wellness. Created in the 1970's, Famolare Shoes reflected a new attitude of footwear - that a shoe should be comfortable aid to natural movement, not merely a fashion accessory.

Shoeography: Make Waves in the Iconic Famolare Shoe Brand

Women who wore Famolares in the 70's and 80's shared an identity, supporting peace, pushing for civil rights and rallying to protect the environment. Now 50 years later, owner Victoria Staten is bringing back the brand that supports what you stand for and what you stand in! Famolare Shoes are handcrafted in North America, from mostly locally sourced components. They feature 100% leather uppers, which includes leather linings and a leather insole. This allows the shoes to conform to your feet and let your feet breathe.

Shoeography: Make Waves in the Iconic Famolare Shoe Brand

With the invention of their first shoe, the innovative Get There flatform shoe, Famolare achieved a new aesthetic in casual fashion. The Get There also proved to be a radical innovation in functional footwear. It’s resilient four-wave sole acted as an extension of the foot, transferring the body’s weight from heel to arch and from the ball to the toes. The Get There absorbed the shock to the foot and rolled you forward with each step. The anatomically contoured inner-sole cradled the foot and provided hours of comfort even when walking at a brisk clip.

Shoeography: Make Waves in the Iconic Famolare Shoe Brand

From the Get There, Famolare Shoes has added the Hi There, Go There, and Hi Up footwear styles in a wonderful variety of uppers. 
 
Famolare’s Go There flat rubber soles boast a soft wave that helps reduce impact and a thick padded leather wrapped midsole makes these shoes feel comfy from the get go.
 
The Hi There serves as a mediator in aiding natural movement. The first wave of the Hi There platform rubber soles absorbs initial shock to the heel and ankle. The second wave cushions the arch, and the third wave rolls you forward. The padded footbed gives firm comfortable support. 
 
Like the Hi There, the Hi Up wedge rubber soles' first wave absorbs initial shock to the heel and ankle. The second wave cushions the arch, and the third wave rolls you forward. The padded footbed gives firm comfortable support.
 
we can't wait to see what they do for Fall 2022. To get to know more about the amazing Famolare Shoes, visit www.famolare.com
It's summertime and we're free to roam the country once again and have fun outside again. That means it's time to upgrade your footwear to anything other than flip-flops and house shoes. Who better than a footwear website to highlight the essential summer shoes you'll need to navigate your summer travels. Get your pedicures ready because the summer footwear offerings from Viscata Barcelona are the classic and sophisticated styles that'll complement all of your summer looks.

Viscata Barcelona: Essential Summer Shoes to Travel in Style With

Viscata Barcelona is a premium espadrille brand that's sure to be your go-to shoes for the summer. These gorgeous espadrilles are handmade in Spain and capture the vibrant Mediterranean spirit through superior craftsmanship, comfort, and style. It's a mix of traditional artisan fashion with a modern twist that brings to life forward-thinking design trends.

Viscata Barcelona: Essential Summer Shoes to Travel in Style With

THE CLASSICS: LLAFRANC

If you're looking for a classic Spanish espadrille this year, then look no further than Viscata Barcelona's traditional Llafranc espadrilles. This is the shoe that comes to mind as soon as we hear the word espadrille. With its traditional white stitching (for an authentic Mediterranean vibe), these shoes also feature a 100% natural jute sole, a comfortable leather cushion, a breathable canvas upper, and an elegant design. These fun, practical shoes are easy to pack and super comfortable. The Llafranc is available in a range of fun colors that are guaranteed to dial up the fun in your wardrobe.

THE NATURALS: PUBOL

All of Viscata's canvases are 100% organic and GOTS certified. These classic Pubols, like all of their shoes, are made by hand in Spain using traditional techniques. Not only are they classic, sleek, and charming, but they also feature a flattering V-cut vamp and a sturdy 2" heel for extra comfort. Built on an all-natural jute sole for fresher feet and made with 100% natural GOTS certified organic canvas, the Viscata Barcelona Publo's are available in a range of colors. This style also comes made from natural dyes that look gorgeous without harming the planet.

Viscata Barcelona: Essential Summer Shoes to Travel in Style With

THE BRIGHTS: ESCALA

Fun, flirty, and gorgeously colorful, these Escalas are Mediterranean beauties that capture the Barcelona vibe with their 2 1/2" natural jute heels, effortlessly chic style, and leather-lined, cushioned inner soles. But the real fun here is the soft, sleek ankle laces. Each pair comes with long laces for easy tying and effortless style. And because everybody's different and we all have a unique style, Viscata slipped an extra pair of even longer laces in the box as well. Comfort and style all in one cool, casual style.

FUN & STYLISH: ALMADRABA

Last year's big hit was the Sneakerdrille - part sneaker, part espadrille but 100% funky. Their Almadrabas combine the ultra-comfort of a standard sneaker sole, but with all the Spanish style of an espadrille. Comfortable and cute, those pretty bows aren't just there for good looks. As beautiful as they are, they're fully adjustable so that you can get the perfect fit. These are the ideal shoes for those who like to keep things casual.

Viscata Barcelona: Essential Summer Shoes to Travel in Style With

FOR WEEKEND BREAKS: TRUJA

The super cool Truja canvas wedge mules feature a modern V-vamp, echoing the pointed toe on Viscata's most stylish canvas wedge mules. These versatile shoes are perfect if you want to add a touch of style to your weekend break. Easy to pack, just slip a pair of these into your weekend bag to instantly transform your casual daytime outfits into sophisticated Summer style icons. Slip them on, look sharp and head out into the night with these casually chic shoes, so versatile you can wear them whatever the occasion - under sunny skies or on sultry Summer nights.

Viscata Espadrilles Satunas and Llansas

FUN & FLIRTY: LLANSA

Summer is the time for flirting and there are no more flirty shoes than Viscata Barcelona's sassy and stylish Llansa canvas wedges. Move easily from sunny days to stylish nights in these gorgeous 2 1/2" tall, ultra-flattering sling-back heels. With an elegant metal buckle, 100% breathable soft organic cotton canvas, and 100% natural jute, these shoes are both comfortable and cool. Their easily adjustable ankle strap and sexy open-toe make them the perfect shoes for Summer fun. Available in a range of cool Summer colors, life's better in a pair of Llansas.

CHIC & SEXY: SATUNA

Viscata Barcelona's sexy Satunas could become your favorite wedge of the Summer. Sassy, sophisticated, and super stylish, they stand tall on a 3 1/2" wedge heel. Made of 100% GOTS certified organic canvas, these shoes are kind to the planet without compromising in style or quality. They also feature an easily adjustable ankle strap. Handmade with love in Spain.

Viscata Espadrilles: Menorquina and Empuria

CRUISE READY: EMPURIA

Finding the right shoes for a cruise can be challenging. Lots of occasions to dress up for, limited space to pack, and lots of people to impress. You'll need to make the most of your wardrobe if you're going to impress at the Captain's table. Slip a pair of the Empuria sandals into the mix and you won't go wrong. With a glamorous 3 3/4" espadrille wedge heel with an elegant ankle strap, cross-band toe box, striking bicolor soles, and leather lining, these shoes will be at the top of your list for all occasions. Step out in a pair of these and it will put a smile on your face. Perfect for when you need to look casual but stylish. It's all in the details.

BEACHY STYLE: MENORQUINA AVARCAS

Step out in style at the beach in these gorgeous leather Avarcas; they are handmade by artisans in the tiny Balearic island of Menorca, off the coast of Spain. They may just be the chicest classic espadrilles ever made. They've added a premium leather upper, a durable rubber sole, and even an anatomic insole for the ultimate comfort. This style is perfect for those who want to ditch flip-flops. They are the ideal shoes to wear to the beach before an evening around town searching for the perfect sunset.



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Say hello to footwear offerings that are sure to brighten your summer. Launched by Marcus Wilson and Michael Schaeffer in 2015, NOBULL offers innovative products that not only perform well, but are also visually striking. We're enamored with the variety of sneaker offerings in their Tropical Shop, one of which, the NOBULL Tropical Runner+, we're highlighting today.


Comfort, performance, and art collide to create the floral delight that is the Runner+, the newest addition to NOBULL's line of performance running shoes. The Runner+ is designed to deliver high-performance with more comfort, responsiveness, and stability. We can't help but be obsessed with the bold look of the floral print on the Runner+'s engineered mesh upper that delivers lightweight and breathable performance. The upper features a seamless, one-piece construction that provides the structure and support to secure your stride.

Other features to enjoy include a lightweight, full length nylon plate built into the Runner+ provides a flexible springboard to help improve energy return and responsiveness in your stride; a cushioned midsole of the Runner+ is built with Pebax foam, which is a super comfortable, lightweight material that provides rebound when running hard; a lightweight rubber outsole designed for multi-environment usage, allowing for an easy transition between inside and outside; a lightweight, breathable mesh tongue, internal collar padding provides all-day comfort, removable molded anatomical sockliner, and an 8.5mm heel to toe drop.

To get your hands on and your feet in these $199.00 floral sneakers and other styles from the NOBULL floral collection, head over to www.nobullproject.com.
Shoeography | Shoe of the Day | United Nude Pocket Lev Boots
Shoeography | Shoe of the Day | United Nude Pocket Lev Boots
Shoeography | Shoe of the Day | United Nude Pocket Lev Boots
Shoeography | Shoe of the Day | United Nude Pocket Lev Boots

If you're like me, you're sick of snow boots and want to get your feet into something fashionable and safe to walk the wintry streets on without slipping and falling. May we introduce the United Nude Pocket Lev, a pointed toe high heel mid-calf nylon boot featuring fully functional pockets, utility straps, pockets and detachable nylon accessories. These details add an element of every day convenience to a daring, yet sophisticated silhouette. It is a tribute to their signature United Nude pocket boots of the past. It features a standard Fit Heel Height: 3.94" heel, leather lining and rubber outsole.

Available in 5 colors: Khaki, Black, Silver Grey, Grey Camouflage, and Camouflage, you can get your favorite color now on www.unitednude.com.

The winter season has been relentless in the low-temperature department, so we're looking to Sperry for our go-to, cozy shoes and boots. You already know the iconic footwear brand for their must-have boat shoes but did you know they also offer a variety of stylish boots to keep your feet warm and dry during the harshest season? The first few months of the year are brutally cold, so we're here to help you start 2022 on the right foot with footwear from Sperry. 

Sperry's High Style Footwear is Made For Low Temperatures 

Apple Bottom jeans may not exist anymore but you'll definitely want to get better acquainted with these "boots with the fur". With this collection of all-weather, footwear, Sperry will have you ready for whatever nothing nature throws at you this winter. Whether you're looking for Duck Boots, Rain Boots, Waterproof Leather Boots, Quilted Nylon Boots, or Slip-on Boots, Sperry has the high style footwear you're looking for.

 Sperry's High Style Footwear is Made For Low Temperatures 

Ladies, to survive the snow-laden streets, we highly recommend the following Sperry winter styles: Saltwater Alpine Duck Boot, $99.95 (first photo) - Stability, comfort, and warmth combine in Sperry's all-weather boot with alpine-inspired details. Made with a slightly lower leather shaft with faux fur trim, it comes in a variety of colors to match your style, color wheel, or mood. With a water-resistant shell and microfleece lining for extra warmth, your feet stay dry and cozy, no matter where this shoe takes you. Bearing PLUSHWAVE Shimmer Nylon Boot, $129.95 (2nd photo) - Winter weather has nothing on the Bearing boot, complete with light-as-air PLUSHWAVE technology for ultra-cushioning. Featuring water-resistant nylon uppers with premium leather details and faux fur lining, it’s the perfect example of comfort-meets-fashion. Torrent Lace-Up Boot, $159.95 - Experience unparalleled comfort while making a fashion statement in Sperry's lace-up winter boot. This cozy boot is made with premium, waterproof suede, soft faux fur trim, and their most advanced technology, their Signature IceTREAD, for extra grip in icy weather. 

Sperry's High Style Footwear is Made For Low Temperatures 

 Pretty Tough Boot, $149.95 - Our favorite Sperry style is actually not for those snowy winter days; the Pretty Tough Boot is a stylish treat! The tough and trendy new, high-heeled boot features all the right details for fashionistas. It boasts waterproof leather, a neoprene bootie interior, D-ring hardware, and a 3.5-inch heel. With this very cool and edgy boot, you’ll feel ready to brave the elements without missing a fashionable step. We're sure you'll fall head over heels for these fabulously fashionable winter boots, so we'd love to hear which of these are your favorites.         

 

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