2Shoe - Online Shoe Shopping
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New shoes can change your whole outlook on the world. For example a new pair of heels makes makes you taller, legs longer and puts a spring in your step. You may have a smile on your face with your shoulders back, knowing that people can feel your new vibe. Overall we advocate women wearing high heels for fun and, more importantly, social and capitalistic empowerment.
Did you know that Oxford Shoes are also called Balmorals. Characterized by a V-shaped slit to which the laces are attached -known as closed lacing. In the United States "Oxford" is used by American clothing companies such as J. Crew and Banana Republic, to market shoes that may not strictly be defined as Oxfords. Blucher Shoes are where the laces are tied to two pieces of leather independently attached to the vamp - open lacing. The Blucher is also known as the Derby shoe.
Monk Straps are also made, where a buckle and strap is used instead of lacing. Donít like tying your shoes? Loafers, a.k.a. slip-on shoes, with no lacing may be what your are looking for.
The way the toe of a manís shoe is decorated changes how people refer to them. Plain-toes - have a sleek appearance and no extra decorations on the material the comprises the shoe. Where as Cap Toed Shoes have an extra layer of leather that 'caps' the front of the toe. Cap Toes are a very popular decoration. Wing Tipped Shoes have the toe of the shoe covered with a hole covered panel, this wing-tip extends down either side of the shoe. Wing-tips are sold in both balmoral and blucher styles. In England these wing tipped shoes are called a brogue.
Womenís styles include Ballerina shoes that mimic the appearance of ballet dancer shoes or point shoes. As opposed to high heels or stiletto heels, kitten heels (medium height heeled shoes) have less than 2 inches of height). Also look for open-toed shoes, peak toes, strap upper body shoes, Mary Janes, Espadrilles (a casual sandal, with a canvas top and a rope sole), mules (open-toed slippers), clogs, platform shoes (very thick soles and heels), moccasins, saddle shoes (contrasting band over the instep), loafers (no laces). Men's and women's athletic put their emphasis tends on function, but they still are concerned with style. Categories include sneakers (tennis shoes, walking shoes, running shoes), boating shoes (sporting soft soles/heels), golf shoes, bowling shoes, hiking shoes and boots, climbing shoes, skateboarding shoes and the newer sneaker boot and sneaker pump (looks like an sneaker, but is equipped with a dress heel). The largest online shoe retailers carry over 500 name brands, over 90,000 styles, and overall close to 2 million pairs of shoes in stock and ready for immediate shipment.
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