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Snow Sneakers
November 3, 2010, 11:36 am
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Perhaps you live somewhere that gets a lot of snow, but you don’t want to wear big ‘ol snowboots all winter? Or maybe you’re sick of slipping on the parking lot ice on the way to work? I present to you the snow sneaker. It’s like a sneaker, but for snow!

$110 from The North Face


Rovia Shoes
October 8, 2010, 3:50 pm
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These lovely shoes would be great for every day wear, or for business casual endeavors. And they’re made in Ethiopia with local materials by factory workers who get paid a fair wage. I just wish they weren’t so expensive – I’d already own 3.

$120 from Oliberte Footwear

Woman Up
October 6, 2010, 11:14 am
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If you’ve ever worked construction, firefighting, law enforcement, forestry, or any other job that requires sturdy clothes and specialized PPE you’ve probably realized that it’s not easy to find gear that’s gonna fit women, especially smaller women. Luckily, there is now a store in Brooklyn (and online) that can help you find woman-specific or smaller sized workwear and safety gear.

Check it out

Blueblack Derby Shoes
September 27, 2010, 10:34 am
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I honestly don’t like formal footwear. Usually. That being said, these handmade shoes made me wish I had a lot of money to spend on custom shoes for the two times a year I need to dress up.

$500 from zerkahloostrah’s Etsy shop

Rilo Street Soccer Shoes
September 15, 2010, 10:00 am
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The world’s first shoes made to play street soccer also look good kickin’ it with your friends. Plus, if you’re into the sport, Calle has street-worthy balls and backpacks that convert into goals.

$55 from Calle

Living in Harmony Sandals
August 19, 2010, 11:11 am
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Havaianas and Threadless team up to ask – electric or acoustic? How about both! These guys have been making flip flops for like 50 years, so I think it’s a fair bet that they know what they’re doing.

$28 from Havaianas

Olive Canvas Stitchouts
June 28, 2010, 10:59 am
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When sandals aren’t quite enough, wear these canvas slip-ons. They’ve got a rugged but summer-y look that is great for the beach, the bar, or the disc golf course. Plus, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a kid who needs ’em every time you buy a pair for yourself.

$58 from TOMS