What Do $155K Shoes Look Like? Kinda Like $15 Stripper Heels

What Do $155K Shoes Look Like? Kinda Like $15 Stripper Heels

When Paul Simon sang “She got diamonds on the soles of her shoes,” we don’t think he was daring anyone to actually make said shoes. But jeweler House of Borgezie has gotten pretty close, slapping over 2,000 diamonds on a pair of stiletto heels and charging $155,000 a pair. [More]

Large-Footed Man Upset That Target Stopped Selling Size 13 Shoes

Large-Footed Man Upset That Target Stopped Selling Size 13 Shoes

According to reader Dave, Target has stopped carrying size 13 men’s shoes. This makes Dave sad. 13 doesn’t seem really crazy-insane large to us, but apparently Target isn’t selling enough of them. If you want big shoes, you have to order them online. [More]

Adidas Launches Shoes That Double As Game Controllers

Adidas Launches Shoes That Double As Game Controllers

I’ve been thinking lately that my sneakers are too stupid. They don’t do anything, at least not anything video game related, which is where it matters. Adidas has recognized this problem and has announced a new “augmented reality” sneaker that you have to hold in front of your webcam in order to play special online games. [More]

Fluevog Offers Great Service, Free Slightly Scuffed Shoes

Fluevog Offers Great Service, Free Slightly Scuffed Shoes

People seem to either love or hate the odd designs of Fluevog shoes, but on a visit to one of their retail stores, Lee learned that the company’s retail customer service went well above and beyond to make a customer with a problem happy. [More]

Lady Foot Locker Wouldn't Let Me Keep My Receipt After A Return

Lady Foot Locker Wouldn't Let Me Keep My Receipt After A Return

Michael says Lady Foot Locker wouldn’t let him keep his receipt after he returned an item, and that this wasn’t the first time. He writes: [More]

Converse All-Star Cutbacks Leave Reader Shoeless And Sad

Converse All-Star Cutbacks Leave Reader Shoeless And Sad

Gather ’round, Consumerists, for a tale of footwear-related woe that not even Zappos can fix. No. NOT EVEN ZAPPOS.

Everything Retailer Amazon Buys Shoe Retailer Zappos

Everything Retailer Amazon Buys Shoe Retailer Zappos

Amazon has purchased Zappos for $807 million. Reaction around Consumerist’s (virtual) newsroom: “Oh, no.” Then we started locking up our shoes in case our right to own them is revoked. No, no, we kid. Maybe.

Reader's Impact Gel Insoles Could Have Walked To His House By Now

Reader's Impact Gel Insoles Could Have Walked To His House By Now

Why is Adam smashing his hand with this hammer? To show you the frustration he feels because the Impact Gel insoles he ordered over three months ago—and which shipped out over a month ago—haven’t arrived yet.

Ugly Shoes As Economic Indicator: Crocs In Trouble

Ugly Shoes As Economic Indicator: Crocs In Trouble

Here’s the problem with Crocs. You either love them or you can’t stand them. You make fun of them mercilessly, or you can’t imagine a more comfortable shoe. What’s problematic for the company that makes Crocs is that they don’t really wear out…and who needs multiple pair of glorified garden clogs in a recession?

Repair Your Tattered Rags With Office Supplies!

Repair Your Tattered Rags With Office Supplies!

Wise Bread tells us that office supplies can quickly and easily help patch-up ailing garments. In a hurry, staples can save skirts and cardigans by holding together fragile hems and clasps. Markers can even be tasked to help clear scuff marks from leather shoes. Still, it never hurts to stash an extra set of shoes and accessories in the office, just in case your repair calls for more than just office supplies. How do you fix your clothes in a pinch? Share your secrets in the comments.

Sports Authority Is Selling An Extended Warranty For Shoes

Sports Authority Is Selling An Extended Warranty For Shoes

Sports Authority is pushing a new “Extended Coverage Plan” for footwear that runs for one year after Sports Authority’s 30-day warranty expires. The extended warranty, which costs between $4.99 and $15.99, supposedly even covers normal wear and tear. So how is this profitable?

Steve Madden Backorders Wrong Shoes, Throws Them In A Bag

Steve Madden Backorders Wrong Shoes, Throws Them In A Bag

Cora just wanted to order eight pair of identical shoes from Steve Madden for her wedding. Unfortunately, she made the mistake of ordering those shoes directly from the company. Half of the shoes were on backorder. Upon receiving the shoes and discovering that they wouldn’t fit the respective bridesmaids they were ordered for, Cora learned that Steve Madden would charge a $7 restocking fee per pair.

Crocs CEO attempts to pull company up by bootstraps

Crocs CEO attempts to pull company up by bootstraps

Since Footwear News isn’t on our regular reading list, we somehow missed today’s interview with Crocs CEO John Duerden, which outlines his strategy for getting the down-at-heel company back on firmer footing. Thankfully, the gumshoes at New York Magazine are on the beat with a full report:

Diesel Shoes Comment Card Is Whimsical Beyond Comprehension

Diesel Shoes Comment Card Is Whimsical Beyond Comprehension

A reader sent in this scan of a comment card found with a pair of Diesel shoes. “I wonder what the purpose of this is?” the reader mused. I wonder, too. Unrestrained whimsy? Prank? Rogue employee who is now either confined to a psychiatric facility or has a book contract?

Target: For Want Of A Shoe, A Customer Service War Was Lost

Target: For Want Of A Shoe, A Customer Service War Was Lost

Target sold Shawn a defective shoe, and then gave him defective customer service when he tried to get exchange it for a functional shoe. Here is his amusing story, which he was kind enough to submit already written in the third person.

J.Crew CEO Gives Man 30 Shoes Because They Lied To Him

J.Crew CEO Gives Man 30 Shoes Because They Lied To Him

Paul now has 30 free pairs of sneakers from J.Crew for calling them out on some bullshit.

DSW's Dirty Trick Backfires; Now Customer Has Free Shoes

DSW's Dirty Trick Backfires; Now Customer Has Free Shoes

DSW is playing dirty with Brook, who tried to legitimately order two pairs of shoes on January 30th. Due to an error on DSW’s side, the order was never fulfilled. He called and resolved the problem and they re-processed the order, but a few days later DSW decided to send the order a second time, and this time they jacked up the price by $20. They won’t let him cancel the order and say they’ll only refund the smaller of the two amounts if he returns it. Surprise, DSW! According to the FTC, you just sent Brook some free shoes.

Get Free Overnight Shipping For Life At Zappos

Get Free Overnight Shipping For Life At Zappos

Get guaranteed overnight shipping for life from awesome-opossum online shoe store Zappos simply by signing up here before noon PST today. To use it, remember that you’ll need to shop through the vip.zappos.com portal from now on. (Thanks to Dena!)