Millions Of Women Are Joining Shoe-Of-The-Month Clubs

Millions Of Women Are Joining Shoe-Of-The-Month Clubs

Would you like to have a new pair of shoes in your favorite styles sent to you every month, at a discount, without having to visit stores to try them on, or slog through online catalog pages trying to find just the right pair? Millions of women think that this is a great idea, and have joined online shoe-of-the-month clubs like JustFabulous, ShoeDazzle, and ShoeMint. [More]

Shoppers Duke It Out Over Air Jordans

Shoppers Duke It Out Over Air Jordans

Although there may not have been a must-buy toy to cause a shopping frenzy this holiday season, a shoe managed to make adults behave like children. Police were called to various locations across the country to break up scuffles over the latest Nike Air Jordans. [More]

Payless Lets Other Shoe Drop, Closing 475 Stores Over Next 3
Years

Payless Lets Other Shoe Drop, Closing 475 Stores Over Next 3 Years

Customers of Payless ShoeSource have apparently taken the name of the business to heart, giving the company so little money that it has decided to shut down 475 poorly performing stores over the next three years. Of the shops — including sister franchise Stride Rite — being set up to be stomped, 300 are scheduled to be closed by the end of the fiscal year. [More]

Aldo Sends Free Pair Of Shoes After Dog Eats One

Aldo Sends Free Pair Of Shoes After Dog Eats One

Reader Dan was hoping Aldo would sell him just one shoe after his roommate’s dog ate one, but they ended up sending him a whole new pair for free. Regular customer service told Dan that they don’t sell shoes in singles but after sending his note to the folks at the top of Aldo, his story starting making the rounds internally and they shined down on him with rays of benevolence. [More]

Vibram USA Doesn't Like Pouting Customers, Replaces Busted Shoes

Vibram USA Doesn't Like Pouting Customers, Replaces Busted Shoes

I hear from runners I know that Vibram 5 Fingers shoes are the greatest invention since… well, shoes. Reader Mark agrees, and when his pair developed burst seams and some other holes, he was unhappy. He would miss his unbelievably dorky-looking but comfortable shoes. So he did the only logical thing: he posted a photo essay online of the wonderful times that he and his shoes had together, and sent a link to Vibram USA.
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Zappos Stops Shipping To Canada

Zappos Stops Shipping To Canada

Sorry canucks, your shoe options just shrunk a little bit. Starting April 1st, Zappos is no longer going to ship to Canada. [More]

Clarks Stands Behind And Replaces Leaky Shoes

Clarks Stands Behind And Replaces Leaky Shoes

Keeping your feet dry is sort of a key feature of shoes, so Justin was disappointed when the sole of his Clarks boots cracked and leaked whenever he wore the boots in the rain. He contacted the company and learned that their shoe soles have a five-year warranty, and mailed out his broken shoes and had a replacement pair within just a few weeks. Hooray! [More]

Store Charges $20 Fee If You Try But Don't Buy Its Shoes

Store Charges $20 Fee If You Try But Don't Buy Its Shoes

Jay says he’s stumbled upon a ludicrous fee at a dance-focused shop. If you try on a pair of shoes but decide not to buy them, you owe the store $20. [More]

Go Hiking In Style With These Teva Stiletto Heels

Go Hiking In Style With These Teva Stiletto Heels

Teva sandals are no longer for granola-crunching outdoors types. Now the fashion-conscious adventurer can go straight from the rugged rocks to the black-tie fundraiser without missing a beat. [More]

Converse Outlet Slashes Shoes Cost By Whole Penny After Raising MSRP By $5

Converse Outlet Slashes Shoes Cost By Whole Penny After Raising MSRP By $5

New York lawyer Eric spotted a pathetic attempt by a Maryland Converse outlet store to pretend that it was offering a discount on this pair of shoes. One sticker slashes the dubious MSRP by a penny, from $30 to $29.99, but another sticker reveals that the original price was $25. [More]

Man Convinces JCPenney To Honor Online Price

Man Convinces JCPenney To Honor Online Price

Gerry and his wife tried to buy a pair of sneakers that the JCPenney website had listed on sale. While other products were marked “online only,” this particular pair of sneakers was marked “also in stores,” so the couple assumed that the price would be the same. Naturally, the store’s employees refused to see the logic of this argument. [More]

High Heels Can Mess Up Your Calf Muscles And Tendons

High Heels Can Mess Up Your Calf Muscles And Tendons

Do high heels hurt your feet and legs — even after you’ve taken them off? A new study says that women who wore high heels daily for years had “shorter calf muscles and stiffer, thicker Achilles tendons than women who favored flats,” says NPR’s health blog. Ew! [More]

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.