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2017 Shoe Calendars by Workman Publishers

Friday, December 30, 2016 2017 is almost here. And for shoe lovers this can't start without the fabulous shoe calendars by Workman Publishers New York. A must have for shoe lovers! Step into a shoe lover’s dream. Adapted from Linda O’Keeffe’s internationally bestselling book, 365 Days of Shoes is an exuberant celebration of luxury and style. The 365 Days of Shoes Calendars features a full-color photo on every day. Since 2008 a notable part of these shoes images were selected by the Virtual Shoe Museum.

For 2017 the cover of the Shoes Gallery 365 Days of Shoes Calendar was this editions Jan Jansens 'Master of Shoe Design' red Orrchid shoe on the cover.

Shoes Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2017

Vienna Crazy Shoe Award 2017

Sunday, December 18, 2016 The Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, will hand out the 'The Crazy Shoe Award 2017' in Vienna on April 27th. Europe sure needs more crazy shoes, so you (when based in Europe) are invited to join the competition and send in your registration form until February 13 2017. The ‘Crazy Shoe’ must be received by March 16 2017.

Award for the Crazy Shoe 2017 Vienna: conditions for participation:

Organizer
Vienna State Guild of shoemakers and orthopedic shoemakers, Rudolf Sallinger-Platz 1, 1030 Vienna, Austria.

Purpose and goal
The creativity and skill of the profession is to be demonstrated in order to draw attention to the international proficiency of the craft of shoemaking.

Participants
All establishments’ shoemakers, shoe designers, shoe manufacturers from Europe.

Authorizing the participation of the piece

The International Wooden Shoe Museum is looking for designers/students with a passion for clogs.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 The International Wooden Shoe Museum in Eelde NL is looking for designers/students who have a passion for wooden clogs or footwear using woord as material. The museum challenges them to design and make a pair of clogs for the future. They have a chance to get their designs shown at the exhibition 'CLOGS new STYLE', on show from 01.04.2017 till 31.10.2017.

The International Wooden Shoe Museum requests designers/students to send in their design and motivation before 31.01.2017 in 3D and digital. A motivation must be added how the design can be realized. With the present clogs production methods or by using new technologies.

Mark Schwartz shoe design workshops in Italy

Thursday, November 10, 2016 The High Heeled Art Footwear Design School by Mark Schwartz and Nicky Avanzini offers hands-on approach to learning shoe design workshops in January and February 2017. In Parabiago, Italy, the region for today’s top shoe designers.

Hands-on approach to learning shoe design

Irregular Choice unveils 'Cinderella' Collection

Friday, October 21, 2016 'Every Girl Deserves her Cinderella Moment… 'This has been the philosophy for Irregular Choice since owner Dan Sullivan began, now he is making that dream come true. In collaboration with Disney, we are excited to be launching our truly magical Cinderella collection. This limited edition appearing in stores worldwide on the 28th of October at 12pm…

Gracefully glide with us into our beautiful fairytale kingdom full of glitter, oversize bows, and amazing embroidered embellishments.

Dreamy organza ribbons will sweep you off your feet whilst Lucite heels encapsulate dancing Cinderella figurines. Truly feel the magic as lights sparkle with your every step, with features including beloved characters and quotes from the classic Disney Cinderella movie transporting you into the enchanting tale. Fulfil your dreams with your very own glass slipper inspired heels, featuring silver glitter uppers with oversized bows and metallic high heels.

A World of Feathers

Saturday, October 15, 2016 People wear feathers to make an impression. They have done so all over the world for centuries. The greatest couturiers use them, they are worn by royalty all round the world and they have given many indigenous peoples – from Papua New Guinea to North America – iconic status. Fashion lovers will delight at the feathered creations of leading couturiers like Jean Paul Gaultier and Thierry Mugler. On display at Museum Volkenkunde in Leiden, NL from October 14 2016 till March 5 2017.

Feathers are dazzling, they are distinctive and yet they also connect; they are seductive, exclusive and stylish. The museum’s most beautiful feather objects are now on display to the public for the first time.

Feather shoes by Aki Choklat

Molinis shoe accessories

Thursday, September 22, 2016 With Molinis you can look and walk unique every day. Create different looks easily to match your style and outfits. You can style your shoes with different models and colors that match the fashion season. And never slip out of your shoes again. For business women who are always on the go & fashionistas. Nominated as finalist of the Dutch Fashion Awards Milan, september 2016.

About Molinis
'We believe a woman can never have too many shoes!'

Transform your pumps into a whole new shoes with this Molinis. They look elegant on your feet and makes your pumps outstanding. The laces on the front gives a sexy look and it's easy to fasten them with the buckle.

The Molinis story

The Art or Leather Inlay and Overlay by Lisa Sorell

Thursday, September 01, 2016 Looking for a challenge in crafting leather? Lisa Sorell: 'As far as I know, this is the first book written about the craft of leather inlay and overlay. I’m thrilled to be able to add a written resource to leather craft.' This book was over two years in the making, the result of more than two decades of honing her craft.

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The Art or Leather Inlay and Overlay. A Guide to Technique for Top results

Ego Ballerina Wedding Shoes

Sunday, July 24, 2016 Ego Ballerina Wedding Shoes is sub-brand of Ego Ballerina, the conceptual collection of unique printed ballerina shoes. The designer’s unique graphic collage printed on leather is composed of memories, favourite colours and symbols. Together with a framed portrait or monogram of their owner they make an eccentric picture, like a personal poster transmitted directly to the footwear. Special moments require a unique custom-designed shoes!

Ego Ballerina by Ana Cvejic is a conceptual collection of unique printed ballerina shoes.
Unique graphic collage are printed on the leather, it is composed of memories, favorite colors and symbols. Together with a framed portrait of the shoe’s owner, it looks like eccentric picture, such as a personal posters transmitted directly to the shoe. Model can be flat or hight heel shoes.

If we look at the social phenomenon known as selfie, Ego Ballerina represents a new medium for your portrait and which shoe is Ego or Alter ego depends on what is your dominant side.

The World’s first vegan wooden sneakers by nat-2™

Friday, June 24, 2016 German high end sneaker brand nat-2™ presents the world’s first vegan wooden sneakers. The result looks anything but the usual eco stuff. The 100% vegan, unisex sneaker’s uppers are made from real sustainable wood, which covers up to 90% of the shoe’s surface, depending on each style.

The wood is applied to an organic cotton and vector engraved in a way that the material bends and becomes soft and flexible like a fine nappa leather. The feel is very smooth and fine, while you can smell the wood and see the tree’s natural texture.

The wood used to create the fabrics comes exclusively from ethically managed forests and with respect for the entire ecosystem. The material is FSC certified ®, which guarantees the traceability and origin of the wood.

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