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Shoe blogger Leslie Myers got a big surprise at a professional conference
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Letting my shoe freak flag fly

I have a confession to make: I have a real job. If you have visions of me as this edgy fashionista jetting all over the country as a shoe blogger, well….. a snapshot of me in a cube farm sporting a company ID badge and a conference call headset is probably more accurate. But one…

Trying on Johnston & Murphy womens shoes in Atlanta airport
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(What’s wrong with) Johnston & Murphy womens shoes

Frequently, when I mention that I like menswear-style shoes, someone will suggest that I try Johnston & Murphy womens shoes. After all, each fall, J&M does indeed make a few ladies’ styles with a distinct masculine vibe. This season, for example, they have a double monkstrap and a wingtip in addition to their more traditional…

Manufacturing facility for Allen Edmonds handcrafted shoes
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The art of handcrafted shoes

My trip to visit the Allen Edmonds shoe manufacturing facility began with this advice from my husband Phil: “Whatever you do, don’t be yourself,” he said as he dropped me off at the airport. “You’ll drive them crazy.” Sigh. He really was trying to be helpful, because he knows that in any new situation, I…

Bespoke shoes competition winners
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The art of shoemaking: Bespoke shoes defined

This post is about the art – or craft, depending on whom you ask – of shoemaking. If you’ve ever wanted to design your own shoes, or order a pair of bespoke shoes, this post is for you. FYI,”bespoke” refers to a garment or pair of shoes that are made to a customer’s individual measurements and…

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