Women & Shoes: An Affair in Pairs

Women love shoes. Many women cannot resist buying a new pair of shoes every time they pass by a shoe store.


Shoes have an almost mysterious power. Is it any wonder women obsess over their footwear collections? They make an expensive indulgence seem worthwhile. Shoes transform the way they feel. They give height, power, sexiness and of course elegance if worn with the right ensemble. A pair of jeans looks completely different when you have a pair of red stilettos on than when you wear flip-flops.


Women’s shoes are as varied as women themselves.


In the A to Z series, here’s the β€˜Must Have’ shoes for every woman!!


A

Ankle Boot: Whether they’re flat or heeled, ankle boots and long skirts are a classic combination. Whichever style you prefer, the key is to show no leg.clip_image002

B

Ballet Flats: Ultra feminine and always stylish, ballet flats are a popular choice for dressing up clothes without adding height or killing your feet. clip_image004

C

Clogs are also easy to slip on and run out but they are a little more stylish than a traditional slip-on shoe. From wooden clogs with fur lining to Crocs, clogs are easy to wear and give you a boost of style on your way out the door. clip_image006

D

Dress Shoe is a shoe to be worn at smart casual or more formal events. clip_image008

E

Espadrilles are casual flat or high-heeled fashion sandals of a style which originated in the Pyrenees. They usually have a cotton or canvas upper and a flexible sole of rope or rubber. When it comes to women’s shoe styles, no style stands out more than the espadrilles. clip_image010

F

Flip Flops: A flip flop is a flat, casual thong sandal that is free at the back, so that when one walks, they get a sort of “flip-flop” sound.clip_image012

G

Gladiator Sandals: With a wealth of celebrities supporting this trendy footwear, the strappy gladiator sandals are fast becoming the must-have shoe!clip_image014

H

High Heels may be shoes with heels 2 inches (5 cm) or higher. They are often seen as having more sex appeal than low heel and are thus commonly worn by women for formal occasions or social outings. clip_image015

I

Ice Skates are boots with blades attached to the bottom, used to propel oneself across a sheet of ice.clip_image017

J

Jogging Shoes: Select shoes with better fit, are durable and well-cushioned and which are light weight and comfortable too.clip_image018

K

Kitten Heels: Tapered like the stiletto, but as the heel is only 1″-2″ high, the effect is more cute than sexy. The style was popularized by Audrey Hepburn.clip_image019

L

Loafers: Loafers have an inherently “preppy” feel to them, making them a great choice for adding a sporty touch to casual attire. They’re perfect with jeans or casual pants, but to keep them from being boring, look for a unique color, finish, texture, or detailing.clip_image021

M

Mojari is a generic name of handcrafted ethnic footwear. The uppers are made of one piece of leather or textile embroidered with bright and ornate threads and embellished with brass nails, cowries shells, mirrors, bells and ceramic beads.clip_image023

N

Narrow Width Shoes: Tip for Narrow Widths: The more letters, the slimmer the shoe.
Example: AAAA or 4A is more narrow than AAA or 3A.

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O

Open Toe Dress Heel: This open or peep-toe shoe can be a closed back pump or a slingback. This shoe is for dressing up. The open toe makes it a little sexy. A shiny patent leather or metallic are good options. clip_image026

P

Pumps : The classic black pump can be worn everyday to the office, to job interviews and to just about every other business occasion. This closed toe simple shoe should have a 2-3 inch heel depending on your own personal preference. You can choose from leather, microfiber or other fabrics. Just keep it basic.clip_image028

Q

Q-Form alignment system in shoes provides all-day comfort and support. So go in for this!

R

Reef Sandals are a great choice for summer, because they are made of sturdy construction and have quite thick straps. These hardy sandals make great footwear for long summer treks. clip_image030

S

Sandals are always a favorite in Spring and Summer months for their casual beauty and ease of wear. A closet full of sandals is not uncommon for many women, because they look great with dresses, skirts and jeans. Sandals are easy to dress up or dress down, making them perfect to transition from a daytime lunch to an evening outing. clip_image032

T

Tall Boot : Casual or dressy, flat or heeled, a pair of tall boots is one of the most versatile footwear items you can have in your wardrobe.clip_image034

U

“U Cube” T-Strap Sandal is a cute little go-with-everything option for dress or casual. The cute cutout upper and adorable details like a chunky heel and buckled t-strap give it definite appeal. clip_image036

V

Vegetarian Shoes: Many people prefer to purchase leather free shoes and footwear made with no animal byproducts!! Made from microfibre backed real cork, these vegan shoes are soft and amazingly flexible! clip_image038

W

Wedge Sandals are sandals but have the ankles higher as if wearing a high heels shoe. clip_image040

X

X-Training Shoesclip_image042

Y

Y-Band Sandals

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Z

Z-Strap Terrain Jane Shoes: So surprisingly comfortable, you’ll wear this morning till night, weekdays and weekends, with dressier clothes or casual. Its secret is lightweight, flexible, foot-soothing construction. Just one wearing and you’ll be convinced. clip_image046

Off to shop?? πŸ™‚

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46 thoughts on “Women & Shoes: An Affair in Pairs

  1. Hey! I Love Shoes!! I have so many pairs, but would always stop by to look at the display in the shop and eventually buy something. Mojaris and Kolhapuris are my recent buys.

    You have a whole list of types and styles of Shoes from A to Z, didnt knew that!! A great compilation!!

  2. I blive u shud rename ur blog 2 ‘A to Z’
    Frm where do u gt these ideas 2 write about, nd evn if u gt them, how r u able 2 execute thm.
    Nd yeah 26 ‘must have’ pairs.. ye kuchh zada nai ho gya kya πŸ˜‰

  3. @ Surilee: Good to see you here, Surilee!!
    Wow! You love shoes too!! πŸ™‚
    I like Mojaris too, they are cool, elegant and so very colourful too!

    @ Aashima: Thanks girl! Use meaning…use the lingo in conversations or use them for your feet!! πŸ˜‰

    @ Kshitij Garg: I guess, you are forgetting that half of the cupboard is occupied by YOUR shoes!! πŸ™‚

  4. @ Shilp: Oh, wow! I am really happy to help!! πŸ™‚
    Yeah, the kitten heels sure look classy!

    @ Vipul: πŸ™‚
    Can’t rename the blog!! πŸ™‚
    Yeah that’s a good question. Ideas are plenty, but yes, execution is a bit tough. Like I got stuck on the ‘Q’! There is no style/variety/type of women’s shoe with that alphabet. So had to use a technology used in good shoes!!

    26 kahaan zyada hain?? Remember Imelda Marcos…she had more than 2500 pairs!!
    Of course we do not want that much!!
    We will be happy with JUST 26!! πŸ˜€

  5. Wow! Its making me wanna shop for a few more… !!!

    Really… shoes and women are inseparable. Or for that matter… even men! There is something magnetic about them… makes one want to keep adding to their (already large) collection! πŸ™‚

  6. @ avdi: I know, what you mean!! πŸ™‚
    So when’s the next trip to the market to buy these goodies!!?? πŸ˜€

    @ Roshmi : I know!! πŸ™‚ My hubby bought 4 pairs (YEAH 4!!) last week! And I saw him eying some again!! πŸ˜€

  7. @ Thousif Raza M.B: Thanks for dropping by and Welcome on this blog!! πŸ™‚

    Am glad, you liked the collection! πŸ™‚

    The men’s segment has a huge variety too, but guess, not as comprehensive as the women’s shoes!!

  8. Hi Shilpa

    Thats awesome.
    Men’s collection is sooooo boring comparatively.

    One question:

    How can girls feel comfortable in those “High Heels”?? i mean dont u girls get your ankle twisted??

    Anyways, great collection of shoes.
    Cheers.

  9. Mindnumbing!! So many types of shoes and sandals! No wonder I never find space for my shoes on the shoe rack. The damn thing has got five shelves and still no space for my shoes.

  10. hey shilpa!!
    awesome…I wish to get atleast some of these things,if not everything in my first months salary!!

    Awesome…
    i liked :
    P(Though i have one, I wanna have one in micro fiber!!),K,J,F,E,

  11. i didnt know so many shoes even existed !!! Poor me !!!

    I guess the shoe world’s not for me !

    You post wud make shoe makers very happy !

  12. @ Subhayan: Thanks Subhayan! So glad to see you here!! Seems like ages!! πŸ™‚

    @ Indian Pundit: Thanks!!
    I liked your question!!
    Haven’t you seen our actresses dancing with such high heels!! πŸ˜€

    @ Paritosh: Hmm…truly a lot of variety! Aawww, no space for your shoes!!!!!! πŸ™

  13. @ Shruti: Thanks!!
    Wow! Somebody’s going on a shopping trip sooon! Yipee!! πŸ™‚

    @ Mou: Why “poor me’? See you are enriched now!!
    Thanks and hope they send free samples for me!! πŸ˜€

  14. Hi Shilpa

    Maybe he is a secret agent not wanting to tell u about his work. Or maybe he just lost his job….endless possibilities.

    If u wanna know my name ……just ping me in the yahoo pingbox.

    i am online now.

    Cheers.

  15. Shilpa,
    Waiting for your 100th post with a bathed breath!
    I will leave your blog’s link in the post which I am going to put up today!

    Nice compilation and it requires a lot of work!

    Btw, I posted a comment yesterday, did you delete it or did I forget to publish it?

  16. wow…lovely shoes. I loved the T-strap and and the ankle boots. What a nice idea to categorize them with alphabets πŸ™‚

    Btw, I was given the Zombie chicken award today, and I am passing it on to you.

    You can come and collect the award from my blog nishitak.wordpress.com πŸ™‚

  17. @ IndianPundit! LOL…No he was not into secret services or something!!
    Wow, You have a nice name! So why all this secrecy about it!!??

    @ pawan: Thanks, Pawan. You made my day! It feels good to know, that a post (yeah…it’s a landmark post!) is looked forward to and that too with bated breath!! πŸ™‚
    Am working on it!! Hope it meets the expectations!! πŸ™‚

    No, I didnt see your comment and I will certainly not delete it!!

    Yeah, it takes a lot of effort!! And Thanks! πŸ™‚

  18. @ Shankar: Yeah, a load of things!! Fashion seems to be toooo vast!! πŸ™‚

    @ Bharathi: πŸ˜€
    But women, might not like to stop at just 26!! Then they’d like to go in for different colours, patterns within the same style!!
    And heard matching dress…matching shoes!?
    I know, it’s not easy being a husband!!
    But you all guys must thank God for you have wonderful spouses! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  19. Well 26 pairs of must have pairs for women…nice… Thank God I am not married ….
    BTW How about try Hindi alphabets there will be many more pairs to the list πŸ˜€ …

  20. @ Dhiman: πŸ™‚
    Hindi would be way too tough. And I guess, it would be better if one uses the Hindi alphabets and writes in Hindi!! πŸ™‚

    @ Bharathi: πŸ™‚

    @ Sweet Nothings!!!: Ya, they are good! Go for them, girl!! πŸ™‚

    @ IndianPundit: Thank you so much! πŸ™‚

  21. @ Whats In A Name: Ya, that’s a good idea!!
    Hey, i seriously think, I should get free samples from Shoe companies for recommending their products to so many!! πŸ˜€

    @ BK Chowla: πŸ˜€
    I guess, I could be sued for giving ideas!! πŸ™‚

  22. OOOO…SHOES! I’m glad vegetarian shoes were mentioned. The best part is that these days you can find animal-friendly options of almost all of these styles! Vegan Chic http://www.veganchic.com is a great online vegan boutique that always has a great selection of vegan footwear.

  23. @ Anderbuff: Hmmm…vegan shoes are good for all!
    yes, i checked that website and it has some very amazing vegan shoes!! πŸ™‚

    @ Amrit: Wow!! So you have ‘good’ experience!! That’s nice!!
    I mean being experienced is always helpful later on!! πŸ™‚

    Am glad you like the info!! πŸ™‚

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