Sunday, 28 April 2013

Latest Ladies Shoes for Party Wearing


These days summer shows are more demanded in wedding ceremonies to enhace the party attendance.

They are not entirely wooden but rather have calf leather on top and wood as the sole. The fact that these shoes are appropriate for many occasions has contributed to the high popularity. What about their practicality? Clogs are designed in such a way that there are no laces or zippers meaning that you just slip into them. You will remember that these shoes used to be around in the past. However, the newest version has been upgraded to exhibit a cool funky look. Colors to look out for are the bright white and green.Having been hitters in the 50s and 60s, kitten heels are back on the fashion scene once again. Their appeal may not be anywhere near that of clogs but they are quite trendy with Pakistani girls who prefer them for their comfort. Additionally, by just having a wide range of colors, these shoes can create many themes therefore catering for many tastes and preferences. The Pakistan stores are very friendly and you will have all the time to pick from a variety of these wonderful summer shoes.






Stylish White Ladies Shoes Collection for wedding

                                          Fancy silver shoes for wedding


In summer wedding shoes are most required item for ladies and girls because no routine shoes will not be used for that kind of function in much hot season. Stylespk collected some sample shoes for that kind of function that will be more comfortable in that environment.   There’s more to looking great on your wedding day than your dress; the right shoes are an essential part of starting your wedding day fashion off on the right foot. Step out in style with our collection of wedding and bridal party shoes that’ll look and fit great.

Friday, 26 April 2013

Friday, 5 April 2013

Monk shoe


monk shoe is a style of shoe with no lacing, closed by a buckle and strap.
It is a moderately formal shoe: less formal than a full Oxford (American: Balmoral); but more so than an open Derby (American: Blücher). In between these, it is one of the main categories of men's shoes.
It often has a cap toe, is occasionally brogued, and is popular in suede.


Thursday, 4 April 2013

Blucher shoe


  
Open lacing with vamp in one piece - the hallmark of a blucher shoe

A blucher is a style of shoe similar to aderby. Its vamp is made of a single piece of leather ("one cut").[1] It is named after the 18th century Prussian general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. General von Blücher commissioned a boot with side pieces lapped over the front in an effort to provide his troops with improved footwear. This design was adopted by armies across Europe.[1] Some English manufacturers seem to refer to this type of shoe as 'plain tie'.

                                                                                     

Brogue shoe



This article is about the shoe. For the accent, see Brogue. Men's full brogue oxford dress shoes The Brogue (derived from the Gaelic "bróg") is a style of low-heeled shoe or boot traditionally characterized by multiple-piece, sturdy leather uppers with decorative perforations (or "broguing") and serration along the pieces' visible edges.[1] Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland that was constructed using untanned hide with perforations, allowing water to drain when crossing wet terrain such as a bog.[2][3] Brogues were traditionally considered to be outdoor or country footwear not otherwise appropriate for casual or business occasions, but brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts.[4] Brogues are most commonly found in one of four toe cap styles (full or "wingtip", semi-, quarter and longwing) and four closure styles (oxford, derby, ghillie, and monk). Today, in addition to their typical form of sturdy leather shoes or boots, brogues may also take the form of business dress shoes, sneakers, high-heeled women's shoes, or any other shoe form that utilizes or evokes the multi-piece construction and perforated, serrated piece edges characteristic of brogues.


History

Modern brogues trace their roots to a rudimentary shoe originating in Scotland and Ireland that was constructed using leather with perforations that allowed water to drain from the shoes when the wearer crossed wet terrain such as a bog.[2][3] The word "brogues" originates in the late sixteenth century and is a derivation of the Irish and Scots Gaelic "bróg", taken from the Old Norse "brók" meaning "leg covering".[5]
The word "brogue" was first used to describe a form of outdoor, country walking shoe in the early twentieth century traditionally worn by men.[5] At that time the brogue was not considered to be appropriate for other occasions, social or business. Over time perceptions have changed and brogues are now considered appropriate in most contexts, including business.[4] Brogues continue to be most common as leather dress and casual shoes and boots, but can also be found in many other forms including canvas and leather sneakers and high-heeled women's shoes.

[edit]Styles

Brogues are most commonly found in one of four toe cap styles (full or "wingtip" brogues, semi-brogues, quarter brogues and longwing brogues) and four closure styles (oxford, derby, ghillie and monk strap). Most commonly offered as a leather dress shoe, brogues may also come in the form of boots, canvas or leather sneakers or any other shoe type that includes or evokes the multi-piece construction and perforated, serrated edges characteristic of brogues.

[edit]Toe Caps

Brogue styles are determined by the shape of the toe cap and include the commonly available full brogue (or "wingtip" in the United States), semi-brogue and quarter brogue styles, and may also be found in the less common longwing brogue style.

[edit]Full brogues (or Wingtips)

Men's full brogue (or wingtip) oxford dress shoe
Men's full brogue (or wingtip) oxford spectator dress shoes
Full brogues (also known as wingtips) are characterized by a pointed toe cap with extensions (wings) that run along both sides of the toe, terminating near the ball of the foot. Viewed from the top, this toe cap style is "W" shaped and looks similar to a bird with extended wings, explaining the style name "wingtips" that is commonly used in the US. The toe cap of a full brogue is both perforated and serrated along its edges and includes additional decorative perforations in the center of the toe cap. A shoe with a wingtip-style toecap but no perforations is known as an "austerity brogue", while a plain-toe shoe with wingtip-style perforations is a "blind brogue".
Spectator shoes (British English: Co-respondent shoes) are full brogue oxfords constructed from two contrasting colors, typically having the toe and heel cap and sometimes the lace panels in a darker color than the main body of the shoe.[1][6] Common color combinations include a white shoe body with either black or tan caps, but other colors can be used.

[edit]Ghillie brogues                                                                                                                                

Men's full brogue ghillie oxford shoes
The ghillie style of full brogue oxford has no tongue, to facilitate drying, and long laces that wrap around the leg above the ankle and tie below the calf to facilitate keeping the tie clear of mud. Despite the functional aspects of their design, ghillies brogues are most commonly seen as a component of traditional, formal Scottish dress and are worn primarily for social occasions.

[edit]Semi-brogues (or Half brogues)

Toe cap detail of a man's semi-brogue (or half brogue) dress shoe
Semi-brogues (also known as half brogues) are characterized by a toe cap with decorative perforations and serration along the cap's edge and includes additional decorative perforations in the center of the toe cap. The half brogue was first designed and produced by John Lobb Ltd. as an oxford in 1937 in an effort to offer his customers a shoe more stylish than a plain oxford, yet not as bold as a full brogue.[7]

[edit]Quarter brogues

Men's quarter brogue oxford dress shoes
Quarter brogues are characterized by a cap toe with decorative perforations and serrations along the cap's edge, however, unlike semi-brogues, quarter brogues have no decorative perforations in the center of the toe cap.

[edit]Longwing brogues

Longwing brogues (also known in the US as "English" brogues, and also known in the UK as "American" brogues)[citation needed] are derby style shoes characterized by a pointed toe cap with wings that extend the full length of the shoe, meeting at a center seam at the heel. Longwing derby brogues were most popular in the US during the 1970s, and although the popularity of this style has decreased, it remains available.

[edit]Closures

Closure style is not a defining characteristic of the brogue and therefore brogues can be found in a variety of closure styles. Brogues are commonly available in laced oxford, derby or ghillie styles, but can also be found as buckle and strap monk shoes and slip on shoes with or without elastic closures.

Casual but stylish shoes or boots


 Here is a kind of footwear that is open-toed and used in casual or everyday settings. It consists of smooth flat single that is loosely held on the foot using a Y-shaped beautiful strap passing between your big and also the second toes and on either side of the foot. This is the flip flop. A variety has a strap running over the ft ., and another using a strap going round the ankle. The flip flop, also known as the actual thong sandal, originates from a sort of Japoneses sandal referred to as zori, but have also been worn from the ancient Egyptians. The term ‘flip flop’ comes from the particular Americans and British, talking about the punch sound created when strolling. A variety of flip flops originated in 1962 may be the havaiana. These kinds of footwear have acquired much recognition over the years, distributing from South america to the rest of the world. Notably, a particular havaiana was made for that 1998 World cup 2010, and another diamond-encrusted, 18-karat gold-finished havaiana is made for the Academy awards. So much so has got the popularity of the particular flip flop distribute that going for a random walk in many garments stores generally in most cities around the globe, one will discover men and also women’s flip flops, as well as for kids. Differences in guys, women and kids’havaianas include choice of color, patterns, size of flip flop as well as size of strap. Flip flops are worn in mainly casual circumstances, but some are now being adopted for sports, as well as official scenarios. Although prolonged use of these types of kids havaianas could lead to aches or even injuries within the ankles as well as feet, they are comfortable, elegant options to take a walk in.

Celebrating the Stylish and Scandalous History of Delman Shoes



In 2010, an open high heel that laces up the calf might not be too shocking. But in 1940, such a provocative style was a scandal — a scandal sandal, to be precise. Delman Shoes' signature Scandal Sandal and about 50 other styles are now being celebrated at the Museum at FIT's exhibition, "Scandal Sandals & Lady Slippers: A History of Delman Shoes." Celebrating its 90th anniversary, Delman Shoes has been making glamorous yet comfortable shoes to flatter women's feet for decades, and the brand is being honored by FIT for the first time with a retrospective chronicling the company's rich past. The pieces on display include shoes from both the Delman archives and FIT's permanent collection juxtaposed with current styles, emphasizing the relationship between historic and modern fashion trends (hello, high-heeled booties from 1950). As an extra treat, interspersed among the elegant footwear are advertisements, newsreel footage and illustrations, many pulled straight from the pages of Bazaar. Focusing on the brand's golden age, the 1930s-1950s, when such iconic women like Marilyn Monroe, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich and Ava Gardner all donned Delman, the exhibit provides a dose of old Hollywood glamour with a nod to the future — Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, and Leighton Meester have all stepped out in Delman heels in recent years. For a well-heeled walk down memory land, don't miss the student-curated show, which is free and runs through April 3rd at the Museum of the Fashion Institute of Technology, located at 227 West 27th Street at Seventh Avenue in New York City. Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 12pm-8pm, and Saturday 10-5pm Read more: Celebrating the Stylish and Scandalous History of Delman Shoes - Harper's BAZAAR


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Best Warm and Stylish Boots for Winter


Winter boots
Once it gets colder, warm and stylish women's boots are a necessity for winter, especially when the snow covers the ground. Even practical boots for ice and snow can be fashionable and comfortable. Whether you are looking for women's boots to wear in the snow and rain or just to keep your feet warm on chilly days, there are a few styles that are perfect for any woman's wardrobe.
  1. Snow boots are perfect for frigid, snowy weather. When shopping for warm and stylish snow boots, it is essential you find a pair that's waterproof. For hitting the slopes, sledding, making snowmen or walking around town on a snowy day, snow boots will keep you from getting wet, cold feet. Snow boots come in a variety of fashionable styles and colors, and many have rubber soles for added traction and durability. Snow boots can even be dressy enough for walking to a winter party or event, with styles that include vinyl, fur and raised heels.
  2. Splash in every puddle with rain boots. Rain boots are becoming increasingly stylish with the new patterns and colors available. You can find a variety of waterproof boots for winter weather and add fleece liners to make them even more comfortable and warm. If you live in an area with snow, be sure to find a rain boot that has good tread on the bottom to prevent slipping. Tuck your jeans or tights into polka dot or striped rain boots for a whimsical look and add a complementary raincoat to stay warm and dry. You can also wear rain boots under your jeans for a more subdued look.
  3. Sheepskin boots add style and warmth to any outfit. Ankle- or calf-length sheepskin boots are both comfortable and fashionable. Some sheepskin boots lace up or feature faux-fur trim and cable-knitted patterns. Sheepskin boots are usually not waterproof and can discolor, so they are best for areas with little snow, although they will keep your feet very warm and are wonderful for icy temperatures. Look for good traction with all women's boots to keep you from slipping on icy sidewalks.