Designers #3 John Lobb

There’s just something about this that charms me. The shoes are all handmade and unique and they even come with special wooden shoe trees to keep the shape of the shoe, made for each pair!!!

“The original John Lobb was a lame Cornish farmboy whose mastery of the Gentle Craft of last and awl brought him golden awards in the Great International Exhibitions of Victorian times.”

Oh wow… I just love these old looking things….*sigh*

Pro-Keds Making A Return

featsarea-shoePro Keds is a sneaker company that has been around for sometime now, but lately hasn’t been getting a lot of attention. When first launched in 1949, many styles attained cult status in the neighborhoods of New York among the streetwise who adopted PRO-Keds as the first real sneaker with style. PRO-Keds became the shoe of choice with b-boys everywhere and earned its place as a true icon of early hip-hop culture.

After an absence of nearly 20 years, PRO-Keds is reissuing some classic styles (such as those seen here) from its archives, bringing to life once again the heritage and history of the brand.


pura-lopez-pumpLast time I counted my shoes they were over 120 pairs…. I’ve bought a few pairs since then so I don’t know how many they are now, I’m afraid to check. Still if I had money I’d probably have at least three times that.

I don’t know what it is, I never feel like I have enough shoes. My hubby rolls his eyes everytime we go out and I say “I don’t have any shoes…”

When I see a pair I like I get butterflies in my stomach, similar to the ones you get when you have a crush on someone. I get that feeling and I just HAVE to buy them. If I don’t, I’ll feel restless for the next days. I have that feeling in my stomach that just doesn’t go away untill I buy that pair…if not that pair, then just any pair…!!!

Have you ever had that feeling? Well then I hate to be the one to break the news but you have a problem. You are a shoe-aholic!

But what a wonderful problem to have…