Scottish woman’s epic shoe fail has Twitter in hysterics

Image result for Scottish woman's epic shoe fail has Twitter in hystericsNever walk a mile in this woman’s shoes.

UK woman Ayleigh McGhee couldn’t figure out why she was struggling to walk in her heels during a night out in Glasgow.

As it transpires, her boots were definitely made for walking – but she had her feet in the wrong camps.

“Ayleigh was actual moaning the full night saying she couldn’t walk in her shoes,” McGhee’s friend Georgia Henry took to Twitter to share the hilarious mix-up on Sunday, alongside a photo of McGhee in her swapped-over shoes.

“[She] only just realised this morning she was wearing them on the wrong feet.

“This lassie, man.”

The mishap amused thousands of Twitter users, the post quickly going viral as it amassed over 33,000 likes.

A number of women found McGhee’s toe-curling experience highly relatable.

“Defo can see me doing this,” one person sympathised.

“Could have been me that night tbh considering they wouldn’t even stay on,” another woman lamented.

“The thing is that literally is something I’d do,” said another.

“Watch this be me in Newcastle,” one woman joked about an upcoming trip to the Geordie Shore.

Others couldn’t fathom how McGhee didn’t realise until the morning after, while some blamed alcohol for the mishap.

“Don’t drink kids,” one Twitter used advised.


The 5 worst shoes for your feet that *aren’t* high heels, according to a podiatrist

I used to wear heels almost every day, until things like bills and meal prep and burnout became my real life. And while I’ve always known that heels are among the worst shoes for your feet (something to save for very special occasions), apparently there are a few less obvious choices that podiatrists don’t recommend either.

a person standing in front of a brick wall: worst shoes for your feet

For the sake of your feet, Miguel Cunha, DPM, founder of Gotham Footcare, would like you to stay away from five specific shoe styles. What better way to usher in Sad Girl Fall (is that what we’re calling it?) than with a list of things you can’t have? It’s a mood.

The worst shoes for your feet, according to a foot doctor

1. Slides

Dr. Cunha says to avoid slide shoes that are completely flat, because they don’t give your feet any support and can lead to “pronation and collapse of the arch”—which can lead to other bad things like shin splints, knee pain, and back pain. If you do wear a slide, he recommends choosing one with a wedge that’s 3/4-inch tall because it will place less tension on your Achilles heel.

2. Sock sneakers

TBH I am not mad to see sock sneakers make this list, because I am not a fan. Basically, sock sneakers may feel super comfy but, according to Dr. Cunha, “they are not advisable shoes because they provide no support to the top and outside of your foot which can easily lead to an ankle sprain.”

3. Slingback flats

“This shoe is an upgrade from a slide shoe only because it has a sling back that adds some support to the ankle,” Dr. Cunha says. “Shoes with ankle straps help support the shoe on the foot and eliminates the need for your toes to hang onto the shoe thus reducing the development of hammertoes.” Sounds good, right? Wrong. While marginally better than a slide, slingback flats are also, well, flat which can lead to the same arch issues.

4. Western cowboy boots

“This is not the natural shape of the foot so the big toe is going to exacerbate a bunion, cause hammertoes and irritate neuromas,” Dr. Cunha says. You may be thinking, How can I keep my Free People-catalog aesthetic without my cowboy boots? (No? Just me?) Dr. Cunha says to choose a pair of cowboy boots with a square or wide toe box.

5. Ankle boots with stilettos

“The higher the heel, the shorter strides, which means more pressure is placed on the balls of your feet. This throws off your center of gravity putting unneeded and unnecessary stress on your knees and lower back,” according to Dr. Cunha. (You can also file this under “advice I plan to ignore even though I know I shouldn’t,” a frequent theme of my life.) Ankle boots with chunky heels are fine, though, so long as they aren’t over 1.5 inches.

a person in a blue shirt: After a long day exploring a new city or a strenuous sweat session at the gym, you can pretty much expect your feet to feel like they're on fire when you finally get a chance to sit down. However, if you're at a desk at work all day and somehow still find yourself dealing with aching feet, there could be bigger issues brewing—ones that may even require a podiatrist appointment to sort out. If your feet are aching on a regular basis, keep reading to learn about some of the most common causes of foot pain. And for more medical mysteries explained, This Is What Your Chest Pains Really Mean.

These $150 slip-on shoes can be customized to fit your feet – my left foot is wider than my right, so I was able to get a custom fit without needing to size up

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I love slip-on shoes because they’re so convenient to wear.

I can throw them on when I want to get somewhere quickly, and slip them off easily when visiting a “shoes-off” household. And I’m not ashamed to say that I’ll occasionally pop them off in a movie theater or while driving, or anywhere else where I’m sitting for long periods of time and want to let the “dogs” breathe.

The problem with a lot of slip-on shoes is that they aren’t very fashionable. It’s like designers decided that their shoes couldn’t be convenient and attractive at the same time. Fortunately, footwear startup Kizik offers sneakers that look good, provide a custom fit for your feet, and be taken on and off without using your hands.

I tried the Boston and New York styles, and both looked great and were customizable to my feet

I tested out two styles of Kizik sneakers – the $160 Boston and the $150 New York. The Boston Sneaker comes in 11 different sizes ranging from 8 to 14, and there are three colors – Black, Date Tan, and Castle, which is a gray shade. The New York Sneaker comes in the same sizes and colors, but there are also White and Coffee colors.

When I opened the boxes, I was hit with a couple of odors. First, there was the pleasant new leather scent from the full-grain leather upper. However, the soles had a chemical stench to them when I brought them close to my nose. This dissipated over time.

I wear a size 15 shoe in most brands, but I’ve grown used to squeezing into 14s when that’s all that’s available. So I tried out the 14s in the date color for both styles and found they actually fit perfectly; a 15 would not have fit as well.

I tried the Boston Sneaker first. My left foot slid in comfortably, but it was a tighter squeeze for my right foot – it happens to be wider than my left. Fortunately, I was able to adjust the tongue to provide more room. At first, the shoes were slightly uncomfortable and stiff, but after about 10 minutes of walking around in them, they started to feel better. The New York Sneaker seemed to fit better from the get-go. It felt like it had more support for my medium arch. I didn’t need to adjust the tongue at all.

I have a medium arch and found the shoes provided excellent arch support. A cool feature of the shoes is the adjustable Velcro strips on either side of the tongue. If your foot feels too loose around the bridge, you can just lower the tongue on each side and tighten the Velcro. If too tight, raise the tongue and loosen the Velcro.

Neither of the styles have laces, but they each have a series of four elastic bands along the tongue where laces usually are so it looks like you’re wearing lace-up shoes.

kizik nyKizik/InstagramThe Kizik Boston, $160

The titanium wire spring in the heel doesn’t fold down when I slip my feet into the shoes

As I mentioned, I love slip-on shoes. For the past decade, my shoe of choice has been the $79.95 Merrell Men’s Jungle Moc. Though it’s incredibly comfortable, versatile, and durable, it’s not much to look at. I feel like they give the impression that I’m either lazy or don’t know how to tie my shoes, but can assure you that I know how to do.

The Kizik shoes are comfortable, easy to slip on, and look great. Though appearance is a matter of preference, I like the look of the Boston Sneakers more, but the New York Sneakers felt better on my feet, especially during long walks. Both pairs garnered compliments from friends.

The shoes are also truly hands-free. Thanks to a titanium spring wire built into the heel, you can really just slide your foot into the shoe without needing to use your hands to hold the back of the heel up – it’ll spring back into position if your heel pushes it down a little. I never had an issue with the heel folding in or staying scrunched down.

Though the shoes were a little stiff at first, they have a contoured footbed that provided the right balance of comfort and support for long days on my feet. And I didn’t notice any pain after wearing the shoes for longer periods either.

My only complaint is that the shoes aren’t waterproof. I’m used to footwear that keeps my feet dry in the rain. I like to go for walks in all kinds of weather, and I found that water would seep through in when I wore my Kiziks. On the plus side, they do breathe well, so I haven’t developed any foot odors in the shoes yet.

The shoes start at $150 so they’re not cheap, but reasonably priced for something that looks and fits great, and can be customized for your feet

kizik carKizik/InstagramThe Kizik New York, $150

The Kizik sneakers are among the best shoes I’ve worn. At $150, they’re not cheap, but the price is not unreasonable, for a shoe that demonstrates your individuality and practicality. The fact that you can move the tongue around to ensure a custom fit is a nice option if you have trouble finding footwear for a perfect Goldilocks fit.

Personally, I think the Boston Sneakers look better in the Date color. But if I had the opportunity to choose the shoes all over again, I would get a pair of the New York sneakers in Castle because the shoes felt better to me, and I like the gray color. If you’re concerned about having footwear that matches your wardrobe, then black is your best bet since it can go with just about anything.

Overall, I strongly recommend the Kizik sneakers if you want comfortable and convenient slip-ons that are appropriate for any occasion.

Buy the Kizik Design Men’s Boston Sneakers from Zappos, Nordstrom, and Amazon for $160

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The Best Running Shoes for Every Budget

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The great thing about running, in addition to the fact that it keeps you in shape and helps you live longer, is that participating requires very little equipment. A decent pair of shorts and a good sneaker, really, are all you need to qualify as good to go.

Picking very best running shoes for you, though, can seem like an arduous task. The market is gigantic, and one estimate pins it at a cool $13 billion. Its offerings come in all shapes and sizes, and are designed for different widths, tastes, and foot types—and, of course, budgets. Thus, to help you sort through this ever-expanding universe, we’ve gone through and selected the best running sneakers at every price point.

A word to the wise: Before you buy the cheapest option—which are great performers!—without reading any further, pause. If you’re okay spending $100 every year on NFL RedZone but won’t invest in your feet, it might be time to re-evaluate your priorities.

Under $90

New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi V2

Available in eight different colorways, the sneaker is made with the brand’s signature Fresh Foam, a single piece that provides a more cozy, natural feeling underfoot.

New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi V2 sneaker

New Balance Fresh Foam Arishi V2 sneaker

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Asics Gel Scram

I remember the first time someone told me that I should have different sneakers for different activities, like running and CrossFit and cross-training. At the time, I thought it was crazy (and expensive). But your foot demands different support for different things, and the Gel Scram is especially great for running trails—a grippy material on the sole, for example, will help you cruise over small rocks and other obstacles.

Asics Gel Scram sneaker

Asics Gel Scram sneaker


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$90 to $110

Brooks Revel 3

This shoe comes with an inner bootie that surrounds your foot in coziness. Some colorways are versatile enough for occasional street-to-office wear, if you’re into that whole Silicon Valley look.

Brooks Revel 3 sneaker

Brooks Revel 3 sneaker


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Altra Superior 4

Originally built in the Utah mountains, Altra shoes have a foot-shaped toe box, meaning that there’s a solid amount of room for the swelling that happens naturally when you spend more time on your feet. Another trail pick, this sneaker comes with lugs—small nubs located on the bottom beneath the toes, which provide a better push with each step.

Altra Superior 4 sneaker

Altra Superior 4 sneaker


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$110 to $130

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36

If you trust only The Swoosh when it comes to athletic sneakers, the Pegasus is a fine choice. Arguably the best iteration of this shoe to date, the Peg 36 uses a thin tongue to reduce bulk. Exposed Flywire on the sides keeps you feeling locked and loaded.

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 sneaker

Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 36 sneaker


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Saucony Guide ISO

If you suffer from pronation and need a stability shoe, this could be the sneaker for you. If you’re not sure what anything in the previous sentence means, visit a specialty sneaker shop and hop on a treadmill, where an expert can take a look at how your foot hits the ground in your stride.

One note, though: At the end of the day, how a sneaker feels might matter more than what a sneaker is “designed” to do. According to a June 2013 study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, runners faced the same risk of injury regardless of whether they used a shoe built for their specific gait. In other words, if a sneaker is comfortable, wear it.

Saucony ISO sneaker

Saucony ISO sneaker


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Asics DynaFlyte

This is my personal Goldilocks sneaker as a seven-time marathoner, and I’ve recommended it to a slew of runners before. The Dynaflyte is lightweight, has a plush, comfortable footbed, and can be worn for everything from speedwork to a marathon.

Asics Dynaflite sneaker

Asics Dynaflite sneaker


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Under Armour HOVR Infinite

This sneaker is built to log serious miles. With a solid layer of their signature Hovr foam in the midfoot, it has the cushioning a lot of runners look for when it comes to marathon training. Plus, if you want to geek out on data, the Infinite has a Bluetooth-enabled sensor embedded in the midsole to track your distance and speed using Under Armour’s MapMyRun app.

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Under Armour HOVR Infinite sneaker

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$140 to $200

Reebok Floatride Fast

If you’ve never tried wearing a light shoe to run fast, you’re missing out. This model has high energy return—which means you’ll feel bouncy—and super-soft heel cushioning. A solid pick for anyone hoping to channel their inner Usain Bolt.

Reebok Floatride Fast sneaker

Reebok Floatride Fast sneaker


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HOKA Bondi 6

Ah, the big daddy. The HOKA Bondi 6 is a lot of shoe, and may take a moment to get used to. If you associate distance running with complaining about achy knees, though, this might help.

HOKA Bondi 6 sneaker

HOKA Bondi 6 sneaker


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Adidas Ultraboost

Adidas Ultraboost sneaker

Adidas Ultraboost sneaker


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Equipped with a knit upper that fits like a second skin, giving the wearer the flexibility to move in all planes of motion. It also looks alright with office jeans, if you buy the right colorway.

$250 and Up

Nike Next %

The newest update to Nike’s Vaporfly family, the NEXT is a lighter, foamier shoe than the Vaporfly 4%, and is made specifically with racing in mind. (Hey, we said every price point.)

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT sneaker

Nike ZoomX Vaporfly NEXT sneaker


Rare Nike running shoes fetch more than $400,000 at auction

The Nike ‘Moon Shoes’ were bought by Canadian investor Miles Nadal for $437,500 at Sotheby’s in New York.

 A very rare pair of Nike ‘Moon Shoes’ were bought by Canadian investor Miles Nadal for $437,500 at Sotheby’s in New York. Photograph: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

A pair of 1972 running shoes, one of the first pairs made by Nike, has sold for $437,500, shattering the record for a pair of trainers at public auction.

The so-called Nike “Moon Shoe,” designed by Nike co-founder and track coach Bill Bowerman for runners at the 1972 Olympics trials, was the top lot in the first-ever auction dedicated to sneakers at Sotheby’s auction house in New York on Tuesday.

Sotheby’s said the price was a world auction record for a pair of running shoes. The buyer was Canadian investor and car collector Miles Nadal, who paid $850,000 for 99 other pairs of rare or limited collection sneakers offered by Sotheby’s.

The highest previous price fetched at public auction for sneakers was $190,373 in California in 2017 for a pair of signed Converse shoes said to have been worn by Michael Jordan in the 1984 Olympic basketball final, Sotheby’s said.

Sotheby’s, better known for selling art works fetching tens of millions of dollars, teamed up with streetwear marketplace Stadium Goods to auction 100 pairs of the rarest sneakers ever produced in a venture that reflects their fast-growing status as collectibles.

The Nike shoes inspired by Back to the Future Part II were sold with other trainers at auction in New York.
 The Nike shoes inspired by Back to the Future Part II were sold with other trainers at auction in New York. Photograph: Erik Pendzich/REX/Shutterstock

The handmade “Moon Shoe,” with a waffle sole pattern, was one of only 12 pairs ever made and the pair that were auctioned on Tuesday are the only ones known to exist in an unworn condition, Sotheby’s said.

Nadal, the founder of investment firm Peerage Capital, said in a statement he was thrilled at his purchase, calling the “Moon Shoe” a “true historical artefact in sports history and pop culture”.

“I think sneaker culture and collecting is on the verge of a breakout moment,” he added, saying he plans to display them, along with the other 99 pairs he acquired in a private sale last week, at his private automobile museum in Toronto.

Nadal’s haul included 2011 and 2016 versions of the Back to the Future Part II limited-edition shoes by Nike that were inspired by the 1989 film starring Michael J Fox, and limited-edition sneakers produced by Adidas, Air Jordan and rapper Kanye West’s Yeezy collection.

Noah Wunsch, global head of eCommerce at Sotheby’s, said the sneaker auction brought together art, culture and fashion.

“We are eager to see where this sale takes us, not only in future sneaker offerings, but also in other new luxury lifestyle areas,” Wunsch said.


Best Deals On Women’s Shoes At The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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A good deal on shoes doesn’t happen everyday, which is exactly why you need to get moving on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Officially opening to the public on July 19 and running through August 4, anyone can preview the discounts now but only Nordstrom card members can shop them. Take this window of time as an opportunity to do your research, and since the sale has everything your shoe rack was missing, from luxurious basics to artful showstoppers, you’ll be thankful for the head-start. These are the soles everyone should be scouting:

Aquatalia Cathryn Water Resistant Bootie

The story involving a sudden rainstorm, your favorite shoes, and a sinking feeling in your gut used to be a common one, but no longer: this, right here, is a fashionable, Made-in-Italy leather boot that will have you protected no matter the weather. With a small block heel offering stability and a zipper for easy, slip-in, it’s the ultimate practical piece, ready to take on whatever your calendar has planned. The square toe gives it a geometric modernity—keep your pants wide-legged and ankle-length to show it off.

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Vince Heath Cross Strap Sandal

The mule trend has been snaking its way through closets for a while now, and this style by Vince makes them even more desirable. If animal prints aren’t your thing, these are available in a range of other neutrals including black, nude, and saddle-colored leathers and a black suede; since they’re on sale, you might as well stock up on a few. The broad straps give their front a contemporary texture and coverage, separating these mules from the pack, and the thick heel will keep you sure-footed—these are perfect to elevate your airport look, or to make part of your daily uniform.

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Nike Blazer Mid Rebel Sneaker

These are called “rebel sneakers” for good reason. At first glance, they may look like any new high-top: all-white, in the classic shape of a basketball sneaker, the only thing that stands out on the one side is some orange stitching. But look closely and you’ll see that this is no average sneaker. Mismatched white/black swooshes on either side meet asymmetrical lacing just below your ankle, while backward branding on the heel nods to the logo-hungry trends of today. They’re a go-to athleisure number that tells everyone you’re cool without you needing to.

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Nordstrom Signature Giovanna Mule

The gentle curve to the upper of these slides will make you feel like you’re sliding your feet into a piece of wearable art. The woven leather detailing, in a calm blend of black, navy and various shades of tan, makes these incredibly versatile—they’re a patterned neutral, wearable with any clothes in their colors. Couple them with a pair of pressed trousers for a low spin on your usual workwear.

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Vince Camuto Corlina Ankle Strap Sandal

Study the shape of this sandal. See the sturdy high heel, the slender ankle strap, the simple design; imagine the endless possibilities. The shape is so important but the color isn’t—it’s available in 22 different shades and patterns, so you can get the one that fits your lifestyle, whether that’s a crackly “pop pink leather” or an icy “swan lake suede.” It’s the shoe you step into to give any outfit a little lift; an understated partner that doesn’t steal the show from whatever look you pair it with, be it a bohemian sundress or a dark moto-suit.