Tuesday, September 26, 2017

1960’s Inspired Narrow Shoes

 

 

I came across this picture of Peggy with her co-workers Stan and Ken from Mad Men and I started thinking about how I’d interpret her 1960’s style into a 1960’s inspired style of today (narrow shoes included of course!):

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Courtesy of AMC

I think this top would look great with an a-line skirt and…

modcloth blouseModern Madeline Top

these more traditional pumps.  Or…

Trotters - Doris (Navy Soft Kid) - Footwear

take Modcloth’s suggestion and  add white skinny jeans, black platform peep-toe pumps and a yellow accessory and you’ve got a style that’s a perfect blend of yesterday and today!  Tres Chic!

 

DKNY Jeans - Soho Skinny In White (White) - Apparel  


 

 

 

 

 

Bright, Bold and Beautifully Colorful Narrow Pumps & Floral Dresses

This time of year is an absolute favorite for many of us.   Let’s celebrate the warmer weather and all of the beautiful buds and blossoms with bright, bold and  colorful narrow pumps and pretty Spring Floral Dresses! Cole Haan has outdone themselves this year with colors reminiscent of a day at the beach: Cole Haan - Air Juliana Pump 75 (Rock Candy Patent) - FootwearCole Haan - Air Juliana Pump 75 (Cove Patent) - FootwearCole Haan - Air Juliana Pump 75 (Beaujolais Patent) - FootwearCole Haan - Air Juliana Pump 75 (Nougat Patent) - Footwear Rock Candy, Cove — we’re thinking of Carmel, Beaujolais (maybe a nice glass at sunset?) and Nougat — oh so sweet.  They’re truly scrumptious!   Ferragamo’s elegant Dalia comes in such beautiful shades of pink, sunny yellow, pale blue and beige — we’re not only thinking of sunny days but of  beautiful sunsets, too!   Salvatore Ferragamo - Dalia - Short Heel (Pivoine Suede) - FootwearSalvatore Ferragamo - Dalia - Short Heel (Albicocca Suede) - FootwearSalvatore Ferragamo - Dalia - Short Heel (Jeans Suede) - FootwearSalvatore Ferragamo - Dalia (Beige) - Footwear   So, pick a pair of lovely pumps in your narrow size and a lovely floral dress to wear all Spring and Summer long for a special day or evening.

Spring Florals
Milly, Kate Spade, Lotusgrace, Alice + Olivia

What will it be?  Mother’s Day?  A garden party?  Maybe a Cocktail reception?  Decisions, decisons!

Narrow Shoe Shopping in the Nude!

 

Now that got your attention, didn’t it?

This Spring and Summer, the nude shoe trend continues.  The nude or neutral shoe is an excellent alternative to a black shoe and works really well with both bold and more subdued colors in your outfit choices.  It makes for a subtle yet sophisticated statement.

We went narrow shoe shopping “in the nude” recently, and we’re sharing our favorite finds:

 

Nude Shoes on the Runway Spring/Summer 2012

 

Nude shoes we like best in our narrow width:

 

Kate Spade New York - Karolina (Sand Glazed Goat) - Footwear

Karolina $298.00

Kate Spade New York - Karolina (Camel) - Footwear

Karolina $298.00

Salvatore Ferragamo - Distinta (Beige) - Footwear

Distinta $450.00

Salvatore Ferragamo - Vara (Bisque) - Footwear

Vara $395.00

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Corals, Pinks, Patterns & Narrow Shoes

 

Here’s a look at what we created using our newest obsession Shopstyle. Corals, Pinks Patterns and pretty neutral narrow Vince Camuto Peep-toe pumps!

Coral & Pink Patterns
Vince Camuto, Marc Jacobs, Donna Morgan
and pretty narrow shoes!

 


Kate Spade - Gertie - Nude Patent Platform Slingback Peep Toe Pump

Kate Spade – Peep-toe Slingback $350.00

Vaneli - Brunella (Nude Smack Metallic Patent) - Footwear

Vaneli Peep-toe Wedge $129.00

Trotters - Olivia (Nude) - Footwear

Trotters Peep-toe Pump $99.00

We love these neutral narrow peep-toe shoes too! Which peep-toes do you like best?

Oscars 2012 Inspired Narrow Metallic Shoes & Mint Colored Dress

Oscars 2012 Inspired Narrow Shoes & Dresses

It’s always interesting to see how the current style trends will appear on the red carpet during award season. The dresses the celebs wore were in shades of Sorbet (Pastels), White, bright colors including shades of Red, Coral, and Green and lots of embellishments including delicate beading and crystals. Here’s how we’ve interpreted the celebrities red carpet looks into ready-to-wear looks you might want to own, from the narrow shoes on up, of course!

Red Carpet Look –  Berenice Bejo’s Mint Dress and Narrow Metallic Shoes

The Artist actress Berenice Bejo posed on the red carpet prior to the Oscar Awards on Sunday, February 27, 2012 in an elegant mint green Elie Saab gown with delicate beading and sheer panels.  She accessorized with a matching clutch bag and dazzling earrings.   If we were dressing Berenice, we’d complete her outfit with Stuart Weitzman’s Girly Pump in Gold Leather available in our narrow width!

Inspired by Berenice Bejo’s elegant gown, we chose this long Arabella strapless and shorter Donna Morgan strapless dress.  We would pair them with the great  VANELi Sandals below.  We think the Arabella would look great with Silver and the Donna Morgan would look great with the the same sandals in Gold (Platino).

Click on each dress to learn more about them and buy direct!

From The Narrow Shoe.com Mail Box: Please help me find….

Are you having difficulty finding something particular in your narrow shoe width?    Question or concern?  Please let us know!  We’d like to help! Abbie writes:

Why, when I pull up a shoe that interests me (particularly Cole Haan) is it not available in NARROW?!

Abbie, thanks for letting us know!!!!!

It has come to our attention that new filters that were put in place are not catching subtle differences in shoe names.  Cole Haan, for instance,  has a shoe called Air Talia Pump, which isn’t available in narrow (we’ll be taking it down) but the Air Talia Mid Pumpis available in narrow.  The filter didn’t recognize the difference in names and the incorrect shoe was added.  We are very sorry for the confusion and will be working as quickly as possible to rectify it. We hope that you and our other patrons will be patient with us as we go through each brand to make sure we’re only including narrows on our site!   Again, thanks for writing to let us know!

Where are the 3A width shoes?

Barbara writes:

[H}ow about helping those of us with [3A] triple A & [4A} quadruple A widths?  My daughter needs 3A; I need 4A…. some of the better dress shoes jump from AA to AAAA — fine for me but not for my daughter.  I’ve spent 2 hours shopping for black low-heel pumps for her in 8.5 AAA;   [S]he needs stability,  so she can’t wear open heel,  ballet style,  no support, etc.  She’s in her 30s so doesn’t want to look like an older woman, but she needs support across the middle & needs a low heel.  Very frustrating!  I’ve lived with this problem for more than 60 years;  I just didn’t want to wish it onto my daughter & (probably) my little granddaughter! (My mother even wore a quintuplet!) Oh Barbara, how we can relate! It is frustrating that 3A width (AAA) are so hard to find and yes, it does boggle the mind as to why the manufacturers would jump from 2A (AA) width to 4A (AAAA) width! Here are a few suggestions for your daughter that we hope she’ll like and we hope they are youthful enough for her.  We know how frustrating it is to find stylish and youthful looking slim shoes–especially with lower heels! Trotters - Jamie (Black Microfiber) - FootwearThis cross-strap pump is available in black in a soft kidskin leather or microfiber.  We chose the Jamie because of the cross-strap which will keep your daughter’s  foot in the shoe and should help with the support she needs. The padded footbed should add comfort.  It has a flexible sole which should make for easier walking, too.  Undoubtedly you’ve both found, as we have, that some of the harder soles can be particularly uncomfortable to walk in and stand on even for short periods of time.  Best all the heel is a very manageable 1 1/ 2 inches! Munro American - Somerset (Black Stretch Fabric) - Footwear Lastly, we thought of the Munro American Somerset. This one is a tricky pick for you because Munro American jumps from 2A – 4A,  no 3A.  However, it’s been our experience that Munro American shoes 2A width run so narrow that they can fit a 3A width well.   In fact, many 2A width customers take out the insert that Munro provides because it makes the shoe that much more snug! We also chose it because it’s very attractive on the foot.  The image above, unfortunately doesn’t do it justice.   It’s pretty, the heel has a great shape  and it’s comfortable! It would work well for dresses, skirts of all lengths, slacks and even a trouser style jean!

6 AA High Heels That Can Be Shipped to the UK

Manon from the UK wrote to us recently to ask for our help in  finding  high heeled shoes in her difficult to find narrow size 6AA.   She is looking for “any high heeled shoes (2  1/2″ or higher), sandals and wedges, anything fashionable and comfortable.” As hard as it is to find narrow shoes and especially small narrow shoes in small sizes for women here in the States, it’s even more difficult to find small narrow shoes for women in the United Kingdom.  The other challenge is to find merchants who are willing to send shoes over seas.   Shoebuy.com and Nordstrom are two of them.  Here are the shoes we selected for Manon that we hope will be just what she’s looking for. From Shoebuy.com we suggested shoes from Bruno Magli, Drew and Ros Hommerson We’re looking forward to finding out which shoes will work best for her!  Happy Shopping Manon!

Narrow Feet Love Mary Janes!

 

Nina Kids - Bonnett (Toddler/Youth) (Black Patent) - Footwear

When a girl’s got a narrow foot,

[Click here to find girls narrow Mary Janes at xxxxx and still more girls narrow Mary Janes at Zappos.com ]

Naturalizer - Irma (Black Croco/Leather) - Footwear

xxxThe Mary Jane has grown-up, however, and for the last two seasons has been looking quite sophisticated and stylish!  Women’s Mary Janes  have pointed toes, platforms and flat, low,  medium, high and even sky-high heels varying from skinny stilettos to chunkier stacked heels.   Yet,  just like the Mary Janes you may have worn as a child, the grown up version has one or two straps across the middle of the top part of the foot.  [Click here to find this single strap pair of Mary Janes along with other narrow Mary Janes here at Zappos.com andhere to find this double strapped narrow women’s Mary Jane and more at xxx

Now for a little shoe history!

Ever wondered how Mary Janes got their name?  Well, back in 1904 an executive from the Brown Shoe Company met the creator of a much loved comic strip called Buster Brown He purchased the rights to the name from him.  Though many people mistakenly think the company was named after the character, that’s just a coincidence, as the brand was created 25 years after that fateful meeting.   While in the comic strip Buster is wearing the iconic shoe, the name was based on Buster’s sister, Mary Jane who can also be seen wearing it, as well.

The company made marketing history when they hired a series of actors, dressed them up as the comic book characters and took them on the road, selling the Buster Brown brand as they performed in theaters, department stores and shoe stores.  How’s that for a “walk down memory lane?”

Image Credit for Buster Brown Advertisement: The Ephemerist

Image Credit for Comic Panel and photo of actor: NPR

Our Favorite ’70’s Inspired Narrow Women’s Summer Sandals

 

With the ’70’s influence very prevalent in shoe and clothing this Summer, we’re seeing a lot of platforms, cork, espadrilles and wedges in women’s narrow sandals this season. The look is definitely reminiscent of the 1970’s yet you’ll definitely see 2011 flare in each of them.

Two of our favorite ’70’s inspired looks from Stuart Weitzman’s Alex and the Alexlo espadrille sandals. In fact Stuart Weitzman - Alex (Swamp Crochet) - Footwear Rachel McAdams was RECENTLY SPOTTED in them!

The Alex, pictured here in Swamp Crochet, is a wedge espadrille with a crocheted textile upper and an adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure, along with a Jute-trimmed platform wedge and a rubber sole. Heel Height is 5 inches with the Platform Height at 1 inch. Available in Swamp Crochet, Nero Crochet, Ivory Crochet, Chocolate Crochet and Gilt African Raffia.

Stuart Weitzman - Alexlo (Swamp Crochet) - FootwearThe Alexlo also boasts a Crocheted fabric upper, adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure and Jute-trimmed a platform wedge but the heel height at 2 1/ 2 inches and platform height of 1 1/ 2 inches offers a slightly different look and feel. It’s available in three colors: Swamp Crochet (pictured here), Chocolate Crochet and Nero Crochet.

Find these and more great Stuart Weitzman sandals, shoes and boots at Jildor Shoes and at Zappos.com (free shipping both ways) and at Footnotesonline (FREE Shipping and Easy Exchanges on Stuart Weitzman (and more!) Minimum Order $150.

 

Bella-Vita - Sangria (Navy Silk) - Footwear

Other ’70’s inspired sandals that we liked were this easy to wear slingback espadrille with it’s chic peep-toe. It would look great with white slacks and an blue striped top for an inspired nautical look (so in right now!) or with skirts, dresses, shorts, actually just about any outfit you can put together. Versatile and fun!

 

Vaneli - Chika (Black Smack/Gold Ornament) - Footwear

 

We also are in love with these chic patent leather sandal. Doesn’t it just scream ’70’s style with it’s square heel? We think it would look great with a maxi dress or skirt (a dress or a short skirt would look “dy-no-mite,” too!

 

Find both of these great sandals and 153 other narrow sandals with FREE shipping and returns at Zappos.com.

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Where Have Your Narrow Shoes Taken You?

We’d like to know:  Where have your narrow shoes taken you ???  Tell us a story about your shoes and where they’ve taken you!  Have your narrow shoes taken you on a meaningful journey in a faraway land?  A fabulous vacation?  Memories of a special time in your life? A fun-filled date?  Do tell!

Just comment in our comments section down below or send it to us by completing our Contact Us page.  Tell us what your experience was and the style, brand and color of the shoes that took you there and you may see your story here on our pages.  By the way, we do not share any personal information and won’t share your name, initials or location unless you tell us we can!

*As a “footnote” please note that all comments are moderated before they appear and spam will be immediately deleted!

Antia - Abella (Gold Nappa Milano) - Footwear Our site owner remembers the narrow gold ballerina flats she brought on her honeymoon (They looked very much like the gold narrow ballerina flats pictured here, but hers didn’t have the pretty floral accent at the toe).  She and her husband went to Bermuda for 8 glorious days!  “When I’m feeling stressed I close my eyes and think back to walking to the beach in those dainty flats and suddenly I see the beautiful pink sand at my feet and the gorgeous turquoise blue water in front of me and I’m calm once again!”, she says.

An Assortment of Red or Pink Narrow Pumps, Wedges, Sandals & Flats For This Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, celebrate your love of shoes by purchasing a pair of festive and cute narrow pumps, wedges, sandals or flats in pink or red.  We’ve fallen for this assortment– sure to please as much if not more than your favorite assortment of chocolates!

Naturalizer - Mitzy (Dark Venom Suede) - Footwear A comfortable go-to shoe that can be worn dressed up or down the Mitzy slip-on has a rich red suede upper with ruched detailing, a smooth metallic interior lining and comfortable NS Comfort System footbed and just a hint of a heel.

Vaneli - Genie (Red Smack Metallic Patent) - Footwear The bright red patent leather upper on this pretty patent has a gathered bow decoration, offers slipper-like comfort from it’s padded footbed and partial leather lining, a durable, light weight and flexible outer sole and a 1″ heel. Does this shoe look familiar? It’s the shoe from the Simponi rheumatoid arthritis medication commercial that everyone was looking for last year!

Vaneli - Aislin (Red Smack Metallic Patent) - Footwear The Aislin is a cute peep-toe red pump with a cute pleated trim. A breathable leather lining naturally wicks moisture away and a lightly padded footbed offers all-day comfort along with a rubber outsole which will provide a grip on a variety of surfaces. This peep-toe offers a cute 1/2″ heel for extra comfort and style.

Vaneli - Darian (Red Suede) - Footwear Lush suede upper with a metal and suede button embellishment at the vamp offer  feminine appeal on this lovely pump.  The smooth metallic man-made lining and padded footbed wrap you feet in cushioning comfort.  Durable leather outsole with rubber heel cap will  have you walking tall even if the heel is only a manageable 1 1/2 inches.

Vigotti - Ulinda (Red Smack Metallic Patent) - Footwear Turn heads in this absolutely eye-popping pump red patent pump from Vigotti.  Flirty pleating and delicate bow on the vamp make this a shoe to remember.  Smooth metallic leather lining promotes breathabilty and wicks away moisture.  Cushioned leather footbed provides all-day comfort and support.  Durable and flexible polyurethane outsole and sexy sculpted heel are meant to last.   2 1/2 heel.

Cole Haan - Air Talia Wedge 40 (Lantern Patent) - Footwear Sleek and stylish, this wedge offers endless versatility. ; Patent leather upper. ; Leather lining. ; Padded footbed. ; Cushioned with NIKE AIR® technology. ; Leather sole with textured rubber pods. ; 1 1/2 heel.

, Navajo Croc Fushia Patent/Fushia Leather Trim and Navajo Pastel Pink / Fuschia Trim all available in narrow at Jildor Shoes .

SWEET!

Narrow Summer Sandals for Women & Girls!

Keep checking back for info. about narrow summer sandals and flip-flops!

We love the sssssslllllllithhhhhhhhering snake on these Roberto Cavalli’s! A seductively slithering sandal to walk the walk in. ; Leather upper. ; Snake adornment decorates the vamp. ; Adjustable ankle strap with buckle closure. ; Leather lining. ; Leather sole. ; Made in Italy. ; 3/8 heel.

Navajo White / Silver Trim

Another sandal to love Jack Rogers.  Pictured here in Navajo White / Silver Trim, Jack Rogers sandals are available in a huge array of colors and according to the folks at Jildor,  quite possibly the most loved resort sandals in the world!


Jumping Jacks - Mackenzie (Toddler/Youth) (White Leather/Silver & Gold Trim) - Footwear Whether you’re looking for elegance or Jumping Jacks - Mackenzie (Toddler/Youth) (Hot Pink/Multi Trim) - Footwearfor some fun in the sun your little fashionista will just love the shiny sequin embellishments on the McKensie! The Hook-and-loop ankle strap offers a secure fit and the smooth leather lining and cushioned leather footbed will keep her comfortable all day long!

The Primigi Kids – Almadia (Infant/Toddler) (Silver Metallic Leather) – Footwear Primigi Kids - Almadia (Infant/Toddler) (Silver Metallic Leather) - Footwear is a great narrow sandal option for the fashionable infant and toddler girl, as it has a triple hook and loop closure for an adjustable and secure fit. With it’s padded color and soft leather lining your little girl will be comfortable all day long. Primigi’s alos offer their Sky Effect System which offers light weight flexibility. shock absorption breathability, along with anti-bacterial properties. While Primigi doesn’t call their shoes narrow, they are cut more narrow which makes them a great option for a girl’s narrow width foot. We’ve had great success in helping parents choose the right Primigi’s for the their little ones.

 

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