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Common sense would suggest that in order to prolong the life of our footwear, we should make a point of giving them regular rest days.

In an ideal world, we would wear a different pair of (fabulous) shoes every single day to work, but let's be honest, the vast majority of us don't.

While we may have a wardrobe heaving under the weight of our shoe obsession, a shocking number of them rarely get more than a monthly outing, while others are rarely off our feet.

With a commute to consider and weather to battle against, many of us opt for our old reliables, which is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a surefire way to reduce their lifespan.

Whether it's a pair of practical trainers, handy ankle boots or comfy pumps, we tend to play favourites with our footwear, but if you want to get the most out of them, it's time to mix it up.

Getting the best out of your purchases on the shoe front means you need to take the advice of Jim Kass of American shoe empire Allen Edmonds.

"The best way to extend the life of your shoes is to rotate them and use quality shoe trees after each wear,” he told Business Insider.

“As you wear your shoes, the leather soaks up the perspiration your feet give off. If you wear the same pair everyday, your shoes don’t have ample time to dry and they won’t maintain their shape."

So, if your new boots are the light of your life and you want them to remain that way, you're going to have to cut the cord and accept that a couple of outings a week are all you guys will enjoy together.



Every Christmas season there's a key festive fashion stable that seems to take over. 

And this year – we're particularly taken with the red fringe shoes that are on a whole load of seriously stylish feet right now.

Better still: two killer versions are available in two of our favourite stores – River Island AND Penneys.

This version from River Island is now reduced to €45


Previously, the former pair were priced at a cool €75, but it's now come to our attention that riversland.com (as well as stores nationwide) has marked them down to just €45.

Thank you, wardrobe gods!

But here's the spanner in the works: Penneys is selling its red fringe shoes for just €19. And other than a little tassel detail on the ankle, they are remarkable similar. 

The offering from Penneys is priced at just €19


So what's a gal to do?!

Well, we'd only be delira with either offering: indeed, a quick reconnaissance mission to Penneys and River Island – along with a bank balance evaluation – should help us along our way. 

Furthermore, we've been reminded that there plenty more footwear gems lurking about in both stores.

Here's what caught our eye in particular (and can you guess which is which?):


left River Island, €60
right Penneys, €18


left Penneys, €20
 right River Island, €45 (reduced from €80)


left River Island, €60
right Penneys, €17


left Penneys, €22
right River Island, €55 [reduced from €75]




Former The City star, Olivia Palermo is fast becoming a huge style icon – from her Carolina Herrera wedding jumper to her fashionable outfits in general. And now Olivia is becoming a designer herself, by launching her own shoe collection.

Olivia is collaborating with Aquazzura to create six styles of shoes for the Florence-based label.

Aquazzura x Olivia Palermo collection will include sandals, over-the-knee boots, suede boots, pumps and even gladiators.

Commenting on her shoe collaboration, Palermo said variety is important when it comes to women’s footwear.

“Every woman should own a perfect black pump, a go anywhere bootie, a strappy simple party sandal, sexy lace-up sandal and a statement boot that goes with everything.”

Inspiration for her new collection came from her own wardrobe.

“We talked about shoes and how at the end of the day you always go back to certain styles. We both had such a great time talking about it, we decided to do it.”


A shoe is the last thing you would expect to get hit with thousands of feet in the air.