The Business of Quality: Bells & Becks on Functional Art

“I love shoes” says Tamar Miller, founder of Bells & Becks, who had been unhappy with the state of footwear both in business and in design. Why would people undervalue themselves and their shoes? One reason: quality. No one is willing to pay for quality nowadays. American consumers are used to buying fast, wearing long, […]

Shop Talk: DOPP Opens A Gorgeous “Soda Shoe Parlor” in Downtown Berkeley

From the mind of founder and designer, Shayla Dopp, her shoes were meant for walking. Opening up a turquoise shoe box in itself, DOPP has (in our opinion) changed the Bay Area shoe game. The new space reflects Santa Cruz-native Shayla’s overflowing creative mind and the functionality of having her own space. Born from the […]

Slip Them On And Go: Where To Get Cool Mules In San Francisco

2018 is the year of the mule. And as the sun attempts to stay around longer, I’ve been bustin’ out my backless taps whenever I need a simple on and off shoe. But if you were in the market for a pair of mules and didn’t know where to start, we made you a simple […]

Buy This Now: Bryr Clogs & Windy Chien Collab On A Cool Pair Of Shoes

The classic Bryr clog with a Windy touch, photography by Annie Martin When two great minds think alike, a pretty chic collaboration is born. With similar design aesthetics, the Dogpatch-based Bryr Clogs have released a special edition shoe honing the rope artistry of Bay Area artist, Windy Chien. Meeting, at first, at Westcoast Craft Fair, the […]

We’re Currently Styling In Our Allbirds Sneaker: Our Thoughts?

A pair of Allbirds sneakers in yellow! Photo courtesy of Natasa Spasic Allbirds, an SF-based start up shoe brand, may become your new favorite sneaker. Tim Brown and Joey Zwillinger launched Allbirds on March of 2016. The two sought out to design comfortable, environmentally friendly sneakers that people could actually afford. The simplicity of this […]

Everlane Releases The Day Heel And We Want Them… BAD!

Photo courtesy of Everlane Everlane, an SF classic that knows no bounds, has done it again with their latest shoe installment: The Day Heel. And of course, with a nearly 6,500 person waitlist, clearly the people are clamoring for it. Though not released yet to the online masses, the brand is also coming out with […]

Shoes For The Effervescently Chic: Onto Sneakers Are Bi-Coastal Must-Haves

Photo via ONTO Sneakers Combining west coast functionality and east coast spin, Jilleen Liao the brand’s founder and creative director, is constantly up’ing the wow factor with her very minimalist style. Being involved with footwear for nearly a decade, the designer took the leap of faith and began her signature line of leather sneakers now […]

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