Saturday, July 28, 2012


CAMiLEON Heels have a patented adjustable-height technology incorporated into the shoe which allows the wearer to adjust from a 3¼” high heel to a 1½” low heel position without taking off their shoes. The wearer transforms the heel height of their shoes in seconds, as often as needed or desired. The heel’s innovative stainless steel shank has a locking mechanisms and screw attachment to the shoe which provides the opportunity to reduce the amount of time spend in the high heel position but without changing shoes. The adjustable-height heel technology incorporated into every pair of CAMiLEON Heels was conceived and developed by a radiologist with a special interest in musculoskeletal problems and inspired by seeing women walk to work in sneakers. The adjustable-height heel technology is designed to alleviate the numerous problems associated with wearing high heels for extended periods of time. It has taken years to perfect and test market the technology. CAMiLEON Heel Technology, LLC currently holds patents in Australia, Japan, Singapore, South Africa, China, Russia, Mexico, India and Brazil. Additionally the company has patents pending in the USA, which is expected to finalize in early 2013 as well as Korea, Canada, Europe and Taiwan.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Customisze soles the new trend

Real fashionista are customizing the soles of their shoes. From stickers to paint-your-sole kits, the bottom of your footwear has now become the canvas to customize, personalize or imitate top designers. The trend started when women realized they could emulate renowned shoe designer Christian Louboutin’s famous red soles by painting the soles of their shoes red with ordinary paint or nail polish.

Designers keen to emulate Louboutin’s success are coming out with soles in unique colors such as Chloe Green (Topshop) feature shoes with light green soles. Colourful stick on soles are also popular and Rosso Solini's sole stickers come in a variety of colours from firetruck red, to animal patterns, glitter and other bright colors.. Customizing the soles is especially popular with brides. For others who want a more designer look, many shoemakers offer the option of fitting red soles. Save Your Sole, also sells shoe soles and paint in nine colors, including cream, blue, and its ever-popular red. The soles need to be attached by a shoemaker, but the color will last until the sole wears out, unlike paint, which can flake off after a short walk on the pavement. Sales of their Red Sole Gift Set, which includes red soles, touch-up paint and a paintbrush, have increased by 25 percent in the last month alone.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Horder Centre eBay Celebrity Shoe Auction

Help raise vital funds for The Horder Centre by taking part in their eBay Celebrity Shoe Auction . There are lots of celebrity shoes up for auction including Ana Ivanovic, Jayne Torvill, Lewis Moody, Adam Garcia, Nick Knowles, Dame Vera Lynne, Norman Cook and Kaddy Lee-Preston. The auction also includes shoes donated by Gary Barlow.

These were made specially for the Jubilee 2012 celebrations and one shoe is signed ‘Love Gary’ and the other shoe is inscribed with a 2012 Union Jack and the first lines of the Jubilee song ‘ Sing’. The inscription reads ‘ Some words they can’t be spoken only song, so here a thousand voices shouting love’. This item also includes a signed letter of authenticity and Oliver Sweeney shoebox and shoebags. Bidding is underway (currently in excess of one thousand pounds sterling) and the reference for these shoes is 261063811182

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Pitlochry: Tartan Shoes from Cheaney

Latest fashion trend for the shoe fashionista is Tartan brougues made by Joseph Cheaney & Sons. The Pitlochry is a fresh take on the Ghillie brogue and after being on display at several trade events the Northamptonshire-based business have now had to include the design in their range because of demand. Toffs have been falling over themselves to get a pair of the distinctive brogues, despite the toe-curling price tag of £275 a pair.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

What have the Middletons' done for Portugese shoes?

Catherine (Dutchess of Cambridge) , Pippa and their mother Carole all like to wear shoes made in Portugal. After Pippa and her mother commissioned shoes for the royal wedding from Helsar, a family-run shoe company near Porto, the company has raised its exports from 9% of sales to 75%.

Helsar shoes have become a symbol of prestige and an example of the spirit helping Portuguese industry to improve its manufacturing technology and to contribute to cutting the country’s trade deficit. The “Made in Portugal” stamp has gained new prestige and stylish fashion designers and shoe stores from around the world are placing orders. The industry had a 20% record growth last year and Portugal is now one of the 10 top shoemakers in the world. Meantime Pippa Middleton has become a real fashion icon in her own right and has a website dedicated exclusively to the subject to prove it.