Marilyn Monroe said, “Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Well, as it turns out, we have many shoes that will get you places and put you on the conquering path. Just explore a little and see what’s the right pair for you.
Before doing that, we are here to offer some suggestions and advice on how to choose the right pair, the history of some of the world’s famous kinds of shoes and, of course, our recommendations.
So, let’s start the journey to a happy day of shopping for shoes.
History of women’s shoes
Behind the history of women’s shoes stands not only facts, fun things, and fashion expression. There’s also inspiration and social movement that fuels women’s fashion as we know it.
The most iconic item in women’s footwear is the high heel shoe. You know just by looking at pair of stilettos, for example, that they are made to impress.
As a matter of fact, the first pair of high-heeled shoes were made for the ancient Greek actors that would play on stage and represent the different social categories: the higher the heel, the higher the status.
Around the 15th century, the heel and feminism could be said in the same sentence, because that was the time the “Chopines” was born. Those ridiculously high platform shoes were trending in Venice among the nobility. Their purpose was to keep the real shoes clean, you know, since the roads were full of mud and dirt.
Slowly these platform shoes spread their popularity in Europe and were regarded as a symbol of depravity since only the prostitutes were wearing them.
They became a true fashion statement only in the 17th century when Caterina de Medici wore them during her wedding to the Duke of Orleans. From then on, the men wore high-heeled shoes along with the women, and they were regarded as a sign of aristocracy.
The modern shoe got its fame in the Victorian era when the shoemakers became more careful with the stitches and the materials, therefore making the shoes more comfortable.
The most famous high heel of all time, the stiletto, was made popular by Roger Vivier and Andre Perugia in the 50s. even though it was thought to be Salvatore Ferragamo who invented the women’s dress shoes with arch support.
Heels were associated with many things during their existence, from the men wearing them to show off their social status, to women putting them on to make themselves feel sensual, we must admit that heels are not comfortable at all.
They remain the same, even today. Women wear them to show off, even though they are not doing good with their posture and feet.
However, if you want and need and love to wear heels, we can show you just how different they can be and you can choose to wear whatever you care about comfortably.
How to choose women’s shoes?
Admit it or not, women have a special connection to their accessories. Shoes, bags, and jewelry are among the most used and loved accessories.
So, choosing the right type of shoe for the outfit you are wearing is sometimes a challenge, especially if you are not a stylist or a fashion connoisseur.
Let us give you some tips on how to choose the perfect pair of shoes.
Match your shoes to one piece of item you wear, it doesn’t need to be the bag or the belt. It can be a shirt, a necklace or pants.
When choosing the shoes go with the event. For casual wearing, feel free to choose the most comfortable women’s dress shoes you can find. Just make sure to complement your outfit and you are good to go.
If you have a plain outfit, the pair of shoes you bought but never had the chance to wear can be your ticket to a great look. But if your outfit is flashy, better keep the shoes simple, for example, a pair of women’s black dress shoes will go well with something glitzy.
If your body type is important when choosing the shoes as it can make you look thinner or not, taller or not. Depending on what you want to show off, make sure the shoes fit. For example, flat shoes or women’s low heel dress shoes go well with skinny jeans if you are thin and tall. Try pairing them with stilettos or a thick-heeled shoe if you want to give your body a slimmer look.
And the last criterion for choosing shoes would be the event and the season. You don’t want to be the one wearing sports shoes at a wedding, or sandals at a winter event.
Types of shoes
When referring to shoes we talk about them as being flat-heeled or high-heeled, comfortable or not. But there are many types of shoes out there and some of them may surprise you.
They are known as the type of shoe that is secured on the foot by many straps. Made for warmer seasons, sandals can be both casual and formal depending on the fabric, color, adornments, or style.
Our sandals can be worn with success on a trip to the mall, to a small gathering, or when going on holiday.
With a low heel and classical color, the 3-inch block heel cross strap sandals for women will look good under a maxi dress or a formal bodycon dress.
The casual wedge flip-flops are a great addition to your travel luggage when going to the sea.
While the leather sole sandals with the thin straps will make you feel like a goddess if you pair them with the right outfit.
Casual shoes can mean different things to different people. While some ladies think of high heel shoes when talking about casual footwear, others might see slippers as casual.
Regardless, casual shoes, in general terms, are the shoes that you can wear and feel comfortable with.
At Sophia’s Style, casual shoes mean loafers, sneakers, and slip-on Mary Janes.
Little details make these shoes perfect for a day at the office or an outing with the girls.
The elastic slip-on loafers are both comfortable and stylish especially if you pair them with a pants suit or a pair of jeans.
The cutout button detail slip-on Mary Janes will look cute on a casual date or a casual Friday.
The adjustable lace-up closure sneakers are just what you need for a stroll in the park or a gym class.
Just make sure to give yourself enough time to decide what you need before checking out.
Ankle boots might seem the wrong choice for shorter women, but they come in many shapes and forms nowadays and some of them flatter a tall one as much as a shorter person.
They are short boots made from various materials such as leather, suede, faux leather, or rubber.
They go great with jeans if you need a more casual look, or pair them with a short skirt to look more formal.
Usually worn during colder days, ankle boots come in different shapes.
We have them, at Sophia’s Style, in various models from which you can choose.
Ankle strapped with buckles, or zipped in the back, they come in black, brown, or honey color.
Different accessories will make them look so interesting you won’t want to wear anything else this fall.
Take a look at our fine collection of women’s ankle booties.
Boots as we know them, are tall footwear made of leather or a substitute worn in winter. But the past few years transformed the boots from basic winter footwear into a modern fashion statement.
As it turns out, there different types of boots: tall boots, wedges boots, moto boots, combat boots, high heel boots, over-the-knee boots, rain boots and this can go on.
We know that boots go with almost every outfit, therefore we gathered some of the most iconic models of boots out there.
Over-the-knee boots are made for the nights you want to dress to impress.
Quilted boots for when you need a pair of women’s shoes with attitude.
Buckle knee-high riding boots for those dresses you always buy and never wear.
And those amazing lace-up knee-high moto boots when you don’t want anyone to mess with you.
We told you the shoes are a social statement, didn’t we?
What are you in the mood for today? Check out our website and choose the right pair of boots.
We know fashion is amazing for when you need to feel good about yourself, therefore we selected the fuzziest, cutest, casual pairs of slippers we could find.
If you are in the mood for something fluffy and cute, try our rabbit plush slip-on slippers. And when you need to take them for a walk, try our cloud pillow slippers made for long walks.
Check out the entire collection here.
Glamorous is not just a word when it comes to dance shoes for women. These little accessories are the most important thing for a dancer. They need to be comfortable and look amazing, therefore you cannot make a mistake when you choose them.
We know that full well, that is why we selected only the best for the dancer in you.
Oxford tap dance shoes or satin ballet shoes await to be picked from our website.
The ballroom shoes are a wonder to look at and a wonder to wear. So make sure you can limit yourself to just one pair when adding to the cart.
See here the latest trends in dance shoes and make wise choices.
The main difference between women’s shoes and men’s shoes is the style, the shape they have, and the size. You can rarely find women’s shoes in a bigger size because most of them are narrower and shorter in size. Men’s shoes are wider due to the fact their feet are bigger and most of them don’t have a high heel. Women’s shoes are more decorated and sometimes have different types of fabrics used. You can find on our website different types of women’s shoes so the difference between them should be clear.
When talking about choosing the best brand of shoes for women, things are complicated. As a general rule, the best brand is the one that fits you best.
But depending on the season and the type of event you are attending, different types of shoes can be great for wearing. Colder seasons ask for boots, ankle boots, and casual shoes, while warmer ones will demand you wear sandals, pumps, or flip flops.
A vigorous training needs sports shoes, while a night out requires you to wear something fancier like a high heel shoe. So, you can see there isn’t the best brand so much as the brand that fits your needs best.
At Sophia’s Style, you can find different types of women’s shoes that go best with different needs.
Shoes are a type of footwear meant to protect the feet from environmental threats while looking nice and pairing well with the clothes you wear. So, the main use of shoes is that of comforting and protecting the human feet.
Trends can change with time, but the main purpose of the shoes will remain the same.
Make sure to pick the right pair of shoes for your needs. Check out our category of women’s shoes.
If the size of the shoe fits, a man can certainly wear a women’s shoes. If one discounts the physical differences between men's and women’s feet, then wearing women’s shoes by men, can work.
The structure of women’s feet is smaller than a men’s and narrower, so the shoes are made accordingly.
There are a few types of women’s shoes like high heels, mules, slingbacks, ballet flats, and court shoes that could be uncomfortable for men. But compared to women, it’s true that men have fewer types and models of shoes to choose from. So taking this into account, the answer is yes, a man could wear women’s shoes if he can fit in them.
Like the best brand of shoes, the comfortable brand should be the one that feels the most comfortable to you. It is a matter of personal taste this one. But as comfort and shoes go, we must admit that sports shoes are the most comfortable, especially a well-made pair.
What makes a shoe comfortable? Well, we say that the right size, the breathable fabrics, the quality of the insole, and the outsole, for example, a foam insole will be comfortable if you need to walk a lot. The stability of the shoe can also be a factor in this race for the most comfortable brand, as well as the shape. A pointy-toe-shaped shoe can be strenuous on the toes after a while.
Did you make up your mind about the most comfortable shoe? Knowing these facts, you should check out our collection of women’s shoes for the right pair.