All posts tagged: shoes

How to Stretch Shoes in under 5 Minutes

Happiness comes in many different forms. One of them: shoes. But what’s happy about not being able to fit into our favorite pumps? Nothing. Sadly, it happens. We outgrow them, our feet bloat, and there was a sale and we absolutely couldn’t pass up a good deal. Life is short. Buy the shoes. No? But hey, relax, we’ve got a super quick and easy way for you to fit into your heels (and flats) in just under 5 minutes. Note: this method works with shoes that are half to one size too small. Let’s get started! THINGS YOU WILL NEED: 1. Shoes that fit tight (half to one size too small) 2. Thick socks 3. Blowdryer Step 1: Wear a pair of thick socks. If one pair isn’t thick enough, wear two. Step 2: Wear your socks with the shoes. Step 3: Blow dry around the areas of the shoes that are tight, particularly around the front and side areas. Move your blowdryer across your shoes, being careful not to concentrate on one area for too long. …

Kristien Blanko

The name Kristien Blanko may be a gentleman’s but the life behind this handmade shoe collection is the charming Trishia Pratt. Trishia, like most girls, and safe to say, any girl, has an eternal crush for shoes. But the thing that differentiates her and most other girls, she gets to stare and play with them all day! Her work involves making creative decisions on the styles and trends that find their way to production and adoption. Teaming up with her troop of designers and trend hunters, she tracks shoe trends all over the world, filtering and making a note of those she thinks are most loved. What’s not to love about this job? Kristien Blanko is originally an Italian shoe brand established in 1975 specializing in high-end women heels–platform, pump, wedge, kitten–and soon diversifying to more casual wear including flats. Blanko shoes are appropriate for work, cocktails, soirées, and even to admire in your closet. Design and variety wise, Blanko is very much up-to-date, carrying knock-offs of Laurents, Louboutins, and Olympias. For high heels, Blankos are sturdy, although …