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Shoe Styles: Then & Now

From traditional looks to Lady Gaga, every trend has a starting place. Fashion will often reinvent itself to pay homage to the original while adding contemporary twists. While your shoe style shows off who you are, even the most glamorous of styles come from unexpected roots! Here are 6 shoe history facts about some iconic styles!

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Back to School: A “New Shoe” Guide

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It’s that time again. Summer is coming to an end and it’s that hectic time of back-to-school shopping. While you’ll be stocking up on school supplies, don’t forget about your (or your kids’) feet! Whether it’s the first day of kindergarten or the last semester of college, here are 3 styles you must consider investing in. Remember, quality is priority. You need it to last for at least a school year, right?

Sneakers With Rubber Soles

They’re already a staple of casual wear, but, more importantly, they offer more protection and stability than flip-flops, sandals, flats, or dress shoes. Canvas sneakers and leather sneakers are both common, but it’ll be up to you to decide what suits you best. Canvas is lighter and cheaper, but leather is more durable and a little more expensive.

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Creative Recreation® Men’s Cesario Lo XVI in Smoke Suiting

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Fred Perry® Men’s Kingston Leather in White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Make sure you go for rubber soles. They provide grip and can handle all the movement you’ll be putting them though. Remember, shoe laces andstraps can adjust the fit as the shoe stretches out over time and laces can always be replaced.

Athletic Shoes

This is especially important for kids in the K-12 education levels. You have to consider recess, physical education classes, and extra curricular athletics. Unless you are required to purchase specific shoes (cleats, track spikes, dance shoes, etc.) you should invest in a pair of good athletic shoes. There are two main types to consider: running shoes and training shoes. There’s a common misconception that they’re the same thing, but they’re actually designed for different movements. Take a look at some of our Onitsuka Tiger™ shoes.

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Onitsuka Tiger™ Men’s Sakurada in White/Navy

 

The obvious differences will be in the size and the tread on the sole. Running shoes, in general, tend to be a little bulkier because of the extra padding. You’ll find more arch support and a rugged sole that should extend up the toe and heel a bit. They are intended to grip different terrain and are specifically designed for forward motion.

 

 

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Onitsuka Tiger™ Men’s Sneakers Mexico 66 in Birch

 

On the other hand, training shoes tend to be on the slimmer side, have a flatter sole, and a lighter tread. They’re not intended for long distance running, but geared for more repetitive movements like weight training or aerobics.

 

 

Dress Shoes

There will always be dressy functions to go to at any age. Most ladies will invest in a few pairs of shoes. Men, on the other hand, may need some convincing. Invest in a good quality shoe that you can wear to multiple occasions in multiple outfits. You don’t have to wear that one pair every single time, but having that go-to option can really save some time if you don’t have much of it. Men may stumble upon the whole “leather sole vs. rubber sole” thing. At this point, it’s all about personal preference and how formal the occasion is. Generally, the consensus for male dress shoes is that rubber isn’t very formal.

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Lacoste® Men’s Concours 2 in Black

 

Men, if you’re not into dress shoes, opt for some leather loafers or classic leather sneakers. Tip: if you decide to go with sneakers to a dressy occasion, save the crazy colors and funky laces for another day.

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Celebrity Look: Stay on Trend with Lacoste Sneakers

Celebrity Look: Lacoste Sneakers

Celebrities and fashionistas on both coasts are bringing sneakers back for everyday glamour and easy comfort. Leanra Medine and Anna Bulbrook were sporting Lacoste sneakers at this year’s Coachella. Superstars like Gisele Bundchen and Josh Duhamel have been recently photographed sporting their own pairs for high profile daytime events and casual evenings out.

With a huge range of colors and styles, Lacoste sneakers are a great way to stay on trend, and in comfort!

Rather than just wearing sneakers with gym clothes, consider pairing your sneakers with bright patterned jeans or colorful printed pants. An airy summer cotton sundress or pretty shorts also go well with this trendy but time honored shoe style.

When running after this trend, make sure you take advantage of the Lacoste raffle going on now at Designer Studio Store. With every pair purchased, you are entered to win a second pair free! Just make sure you buy before May 15th.

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Get Fit in Style!

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Every year, you tell yourself the same thing. You’re going to get fit, lose weight, eat better, etc. You start out strong in the beginning, hitting the gym every day, but before you know it you lose steam. Or, you want to keep going but you don’t like the style of clothing or footwear options you come across. Maybe it’s all about your feet hurting because you’re wearing the wrong shoes.

That’s easy to fix! Lacoste offers stylish shoes that will help keep you in shape all year long. Just by wearing the right shoes, you’ll stay motivated to keep up your exercise routine and burn up to 300 calories in just one hour! Another reason to wear comfortable shoes without giving up on style is to maintain foot health.

Wearing the wrong shoes can cause many problems – from bunions to fallen arches and from corns to calluses. Obviously, those aren’t fun to deal with when you’re trying to work out to lose weight or have a healthier body.

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Express Yourself with New Daring Looks!

New Year, New Looks!

New Year, New Looks!

With a new year comes a new perspective, a new way of doing things, and a new set of resolutions. Why not start the year with a daring attitude about your style and express yourself in a bold way? If you’re tired of the same old sweats, jeans, and t-shirts, or you want to wear vampy, sexy looks, let the New Year bring out the new you.

Now’s the time to have the courage to wear a skirt above your knee, a low-cut blouse, a mix and match of patterns, or just change your look completely. Maybe most people know you as the sporty type who only wears jeans, sneakers, and your favorite team shirt, or you’re the girl-next-door type who wears only slacks, flats, and conservative clothing. Dare to be different this year, and rock a whole new look!

We’ll help you find the right looks to bring out the new, “daring” you with a few simple tips.

Go glam!

Ramp up the vamp by changing out those sneakers for sexy high heels, and toss aside those faded blue jeans for a short mini-skirt to make this look work for you. Add a snug tee or sweater, or really go bold with an off-the-shoulder blouse or plunging neckline. Incorporate bold accessories like big bangles, colorful earrings, or a stylish hat and you’ll turn some heads!

Turn down the volume!

Maybe you’ve been the glamour girl for too long and want to take your style in a whole different direction by going sporty or taking on a more classic style. If your friends are used to seeing you covered in accessories, bright colors, funky shoes, and lots of flashy jewelry, make them take a double-take when you change out those bright colors for muted tones, funky shoes for sophisticated pumps, and the flashy jewelry for simple accessories.

Embrace the true You!

Do you wear certain styles because you want to please everyone but yourself? Ask yourself what you really want, and embrace it. If you’ve always worn earthy tones and classic styles like slacks, flats, button down shirts and few accessories but inside you’re a boho chic, then go for it! Dare to be different, so switch out the slacks to a flowing, flowery dress, slip your feet into sandals or moccasins, and mix and match fabrics, colors, and prints.

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Rockin’ the New Year

The never ending dilemma of every female who ever lived and the burning question of all time has to be  – ‘What am I going to wear??!!’   We’ve come up with some suggestions that should help you usher in the New Year with style.

Family gatherings are hard enough as it is.  Trying to figure out what to wear doesn’t help the situation.  Usually these are casual affairs so a nice pair of jeans, a stylish shirt and some cute shoes will do the trick.  You could also wear a sweater over skinny jeans tucked into boots.  This way you can be casual and fashionable while spending some quality time with your favorite family members while avoiding the not-so-favorite ones (I think we all have those!).

When you’re ready to head out that night to welcome in the New Year, casual just won’t cut it.  You can dress up your favorite pair of jeans with a flirty frock and glittery wedge heels.  If you prefer a dressy look, a long sleeved double knit sweater dress with black tights and ankle boots will keep you warm and trendy at the same time.

For guys ratty jeans and trashed shoes are not the way to go, even around family.  Pull on a simple five pocket jean and pair them with some casual sneakers for a classic look.  If you’re planning to head out to a late night party to welcome in the New Year, throw on a crisp button down long sleeve shirt and ward off the winter chill with a sport coat.

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Creative Recreation Spring 2012 First Look Event

LOS ANGELES – SPRING 2012 – To celebrate the launch of the Spring 2012 collection, Creative Recreation will be hosting an exclusive first look preview event at their Los Angeles showroom on Tuesday, July 28, 2011.

Coming up on their 10th Anniversary, Creative Recreation has taken the idea of footwear crossbreeds to the next level for Spring 2012.  New styles include oxfords paired with running sneaker soles, espadrilles with lace-up tops, and driving moccasins infused with an athletic edge.

Inspiration was drawn from a personal quest of self-discovery amongst the different landscapes of Palm Springs.  This includes the wear-tear roughness of the rustic desert, the aquatic fun of the Salton Sea, and the athletic preppiness of a Palm Springs country club.

Creative Recreation was co-founded in the Fall of 2002 after recognizing a void in the market for footwear that combined the comfort of an athletic sneaker with the materialization of a dress shoe.  Perfecting the crossbreed between both categories, Creative Recreation shoes are comfortable, stylish, and redefine fashion norms.

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Sensational Valentine’s Day Savings

What will you be wearing this Valentines Day?      

The only requirement is to make it your own brand of irresistible. Our contribution is making it easy and affordable with a special offer of $20 Designer Studio Store Gift Certificates.        

 


Here’s how to save!
Shop Designer Studio Store  from Friday February 11 through Monday February 14 and get a $20 gift certificate with every purchase of $100 or more. Just order your favorite outfits from your favorite designers, and we’ll send a special $20 gift code to the email you provide during your order. Consider these Sweet Savings our Valentines Day gift to you!    

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Save On What You Love –  
This is perfect time to save on all the fantastic designer brands you love the most. Your favorite designer jeans – in your favorite colors. All your favorite colors and styles of shoes and boots. Awesome accessories you’ve had your eye one. Whatever you need or want, this is your time to buy and save with a fantastic $20 Designer Studio Store gift certificate!        

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True Religion Shoes: Truly Fantastic and Going Fast

What goes best under your favorite pair of True Religion Jeans? Why True Religion shoes, of course! (What did you think we were going to say?!)

The fit, the style, the sexy comfort of True Religion Jeans is legendary. So it’s only natural the brand would extend its unique vision to footwear. Their entire line of mens sneakers and women’s pumps has the extra bit of True Religion contemporary styling that says – ever-so-cleverly – you’ve got a true eye for fashion.

True Religion Shoes for Men and Women

Take a look at our Designer Studio Store collection of True Religion shoes. We’re finding them to be selling crazy right now! Then read on about our faves – and let us know if you love what we love. 🙂

Our Favorites

First, the mother of all classic casual mens shoes: True Religion Johnny Slip On Shoes for Men. Now, slip-on shoes for men can be … well lets face, it, they can be awful … so we’ve taken a stand here at Designer Studio Store and sell only the best-looking and feeling mens slip ons. And in our opinion, the True Religion Johnny Slip On stands at the top of the list. Matte leather with just a touch of patent leather. Great soft suede finishing on heels and across the toe. Mesh for breathable comfort. Pure style and class. Yummy.

Jumping to athletic shoes for women, we adore the Spencer – True Religion Women’s Strap On Shoes. Unbeatable support and style. The black is great when you’re in a sweat-like-crazy, don’t-look-at-me (too much) gym mode. And there are cute color combos to fit those endorphin-inspired workout days when you want eyes looking your way.

Back to men: the True Religion Justan and True Religion Jackson are two fantastic choices for white Black Mens Leather Sneaker; True Religion Hanabel is an amazing lace up sneaker for men and comes in a great range of colors, and the True Religion Perry has a strap lace-up combo we like. (Psst, the white/brown color combo is really great-looking.)

Lastly, check out the True Religion Mary Jane Eva. A funky interpretation of a classic women’s shoe. A Mary Jane in rich brown leather with a burnished bronze metal loop anchoring the straps. They’re perfect for showing off your legs in your new fall outfits.

Add to Cart

Well, we have to stop now, but the truth is, we love all of the True Religion footwear styles. Let us know what you think by adding True Religion to your cart today!

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We All ♥ Lacoste!

On the court or off. Shoes, sneakers and casual shoewear. Lacoste delivers fantastic comfort and quality … and surprisingly awesome, on trend styling!

See for yourself how this classic, traditional brand stays way ahead of  times and trends in this video of the Lacoste Berlin launch party for their Legends line. Trust us – Lacoste + Berlin = a banging party! (All they’re missing for a truly amazing time is some of our incredible DesignerStudioStore customers.)

Did you watch it? That’s the kind of cool you’ll enjoy when you slip on Lacoste women fashions, Lacoste men’s styles or Lacoste kids shoes!

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Of course, we’re happy and proud to say you’ll find the best selection and prices for Lacoste Brand – and the easiest online shopping experience – right here, at DesignerStudioStore.com

Check out, women, Lacoste shoes like the Lacoste Ekani, Shura, Swerve  and Aven series. Here’s a simple link to all of our Lacoste women sneakers and thongs. In every shoe, Lacoste provides excellent breathability, support and comfort and increased shock absorption to keep your feet comfortable even when you’re at your highest performance level.  The Carnaby all white, retro-inspired sport shoe keeps the traditional style seen in classic tennis shoes and the “croc” logo on the side adds that extra bit of fashion. The Carnaby is available in both a men’s and women’s shoe.

Same goes for Lacoste men’s sneakers, shoes and casual footwear. Find our outstanding collection here. Future, Protect, Shura, Carnaby – these are fashions that men can wear day and night.

And let’s not forget Lacoste kids shoes. Your grown-up self can appreciate the quality and care that’s built in to Lacoste toddler, infant and junior shoes. And your forever-young self will adore the styles! Check out our Lacoste kids shoes here!

Be it a comfortable, high performance shoe for your next match, a daytime shoe, or something to wear out to your next crazy-cool launch party (ha!), we’re here to tell you that Lacoste is an excellent choice.

See all Lacoste sneakers at Designer Studio Store.

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