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Review: Shoes of Prey

Since I love finding companies that make shoes in smaller than a size US 5, a reader emailed me to  suggest I check out Shoes of Prey. Offering the ability to custom make “bespoke” shoes, this company comes in as small as a size US 3! So this is how it works: You can explore the “Ready Made” options, which are pre-designed shoes, currently available. These shoes are ready to ship, but size availability is…

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Small Shoes – Pretty Small Shoes

Many petite women also need petite shoes. I’m lucky enough to be a size US5, but I see a lot of comments and read a lot of emails from women who are anywhere from a women’s size 2 to 4.5 shoe, and have a horrible time finding stylish, chic shoes in their size. I’ve shared a few other companies that make small shoes, so be sure to check those out too if you’re a small shoe size. Now, let’s talk about Pretty Small Sho…

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Review: Emyloo Shoes

Emyloo Shoes “Madison”, size 5.5 – No longer available **UPDATE** Emyloo Shoes was kind enough to give us a coupon code! Use code AN2011 for $10 off at checkout. Good through November 30, 2011. I wear a pretty solid size 5 shoe, which is becoming harder and harder to find these days. Stores are beginning to stop carrying this size (I don’t even bother going into the Bloomingdales shoe department anymore, and I got uncere…

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Ruffles and Tiny Shoes…

A review of Cinderella of Boston shoes, and the LOFT ruffle cardigan…in one! Cardigan: LOFT ruffle cardigan, size XXSP (buy here) Shirt: H&M t-shirt, size XS Jeans: Paige Blue Heights skinny, size 23 (hemmed) (same cut) Shoes: Cinderella of Boston Regent, size 5 Bracelet: Pearl necklace wrapped and worn as a bracelet (similar) The cardigan: The LOFT ruffle cardigan comes through! Nicely fitted, in pretty colors (I also got the&n…

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Shoes in Small Sizes (US 2-5): Pretty Small Shoes

…you’re a small shoe size US 2-5 (Euro size 32-35, UK size 13-3), then you need to know about Pretty Small Shoes. Based in the UK, Pretty Small Shoes is by far the best looking collection of small sized shoes I’ve come across. With a lot of designer inspired styles, these shoes look modern and sleek. Some of my favorites: These sky-high, platform, “Killer Heels” come in a ton of different colors, and in 4″ (11cm) a…

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My Secret Weapon: Cole Haan Shoes

…ate side effects of wearing high heels. This is why I am going to let you in on my secret weapon…Cole Haan shoes with Nike Air technology. Cole Haan was purchased by Nike in 1988, and they have since infused Nike Air technology into the foot bed of a special collection of their shoes. Make sure the shoes say “with Nike Air” to ensure you get the most comfy shoes in their arsenal. Cole Haan Carma Air Almond Pump, $278, coleh…

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Store Visit: Cinderella of Boston

…While there, I also got to chat with the company’s merchandise buyer, learned all kinds of fun facts about shoes and fit, and got to run around the store trying on shoes. Fun day huh? Back room stocked full of small shoes! Very few things in life have the ability to make me feel…um…large…but seeing all those tiny size 2 and 3 shoes gave my size 5 feet a complex. This is something you never see…sale racks full of s…

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Pretty Small Shoes – Revisited

Pretty Small Shoes, Lu Lu Pump, Indy Pink Leather, size 34 with 8cm heel After my first pair of Pretty Small Shoes turned out to be too big, I re-ordered, this time a size smaller. This pair of size 34 fit nicely in the heel and along the sides, but need a bit of stretching in the toe box before I can comfortably wear them out. I also had to stretch the toe box of my size 5 Cole Haan grey suede shoes, which I find gives me a better fit in the…

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The Secrets My High Heels Are Hiding

…helped make my heels bearable (I dare say…in some cases, comfortable) to wear. Disclaimer – not all shoes can be rehabilitated with these tips, and some women’s feet, for whatever reason, refuse to wear heels without pain. These tips do not guarantee your shoes will feel like you’re wearing Air Jordans, but they might help you make it through the work day without a blister. Please excuse the dirty shoes in these photos…

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Obsession: Grey Suede Shoes

…lack. These blend with grey work slacks, which does that whole leg lengthening effect when your pants match your shoes. When I wear jeans, I love a pop of color in my shoes, and the light grey against dark denim is a “poppy” way to do a neutral. Can you tell I’m in love with these shoes? Cole Haan grey suede pumps, size 5 (Size 5 still available here) Now that I’m madly in love with my grey suede shoes, I can̵…

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