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Review of The Drake by VIVOBAREFOOT

Going barefoot has always been a very popular option for a lot of people. On softer surfaces like sand, it was exactly the way that feet are supposed to function. The problem with that is the modern world that we live in is made of hard surfaces like concrete and pavement that we were not meant to walk on barefoot, even though being barefoot gives you a better feel for your terrain than a standard shoe with layers of padding.

drake shoes 1VIVOBAREFOOT was developed from the need to find a shoe that would offer you maximum feedback when it comes to your own body’s position in reference to your walking environment, but also is able to provide you with a protective sole to keep your feet safe in the modern world. It had been noted throughout the decades that a number of the injuries to feet and ankles was caused by the type of footwear that was selected.

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The Drake by VIVOBAREFOOT is the perfect example of an everyday sneaker, but with the barefoot attitude. It all starts with the white, puncture-resistant sole that has no padding or artificial arch support to mask your feet from feeling your walking or running terrain. It is a minimalistic design and a barefoot-lover’s dream. The upper is crafted of supple grey suede that has a low profile toe box and also is a mid-length shoe height, which is the ultimate in a casual and comfortable shoe. The toe box stitching is reminiscent of moccasin style shoes, but the upper ankle part of the shoe is fashioned more like a sneaker with the padded Achilles, pull-on red strap, and lace-up closure. For extra comfort, this leather shoe has perforations around the ankle and tongue area of the shoe.

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In the flexibility department, the Drake can be rolled up almost into a ball, which shows off the thinness of the sole and quality of the suede used. At VIVOBAREFOOT, the Drake will cost you $150, but will be different from any of the shoes that are probably in your closet already – it really is that unique! As for style, it is right on trend for wearing with a nice t-shirt and your favorite jeans. VIVOBAREFOOT shoes are comfort and style all rolled into one!

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6 Tips To Help You Buy Shoes Online

Till a few years ago, buying a pair of shoe meant going to a shop or a mall, trying many pairs of shoes and then making a purchase. But in today’s date and time, all you need to do to buy shoes is to click a few keys on your computer or phone and your pair will be delivered to you. Online shopping has made things very easy for shoppers and especially shoe lovers. However, you need to be a little careful while buying shoes online.

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The following are the top 6 tips to help you buy shoes online:

  1. Take your correct measurements-one of the things that you need to focus upon while buying shoes online is to take your correct measurements. Remember that different shoe manufacturers may have different shoe sizes. Always refer to the size guide and size chart given on the retailer’s website.
  2. Browse on different platforms-always browse through the shoe range of different manufacturers and only then shortlist the ones you think are the best. Never finalize a shoe without enough comparison since there are loads of options out there for you.
  3. Check the shipping rates and timings-it is important to know how much you will be charged for shipping and how much time will it take for the product to reach you. The shipping details are always mentioned on all online shopping sites.
  4. Shop from a reputed website -make sure you shop from only a reputed and well known online store to assure that the quality of the shoes is high and that you get to avail the best customer service possible.
  5. Always check for returns and refund options-when it comes to shopping for shoes, always check the returns and refunds policy of the seller. It is always better to shop from one which offers you easy and convenient refunds and returns options.
  6. Check for possible offers and discounts-in order to make the most of your experience, always check for ongoing discounts, offers and sales. If you have a coupon, do make use of it at the time of checkout to get the best rates possible.

There are many good online stores that gives you reliability, offers and meet all of the above points. One such website is JustFab.com. This online retailer offers you a wide collection of not just shoes but also handbags, jewellery, denims and much more. In order to make the best of your experience of shopping at JustFab.com, you must become a VIP member and avail the fabulous discounts the retailer offers. In order to become VIP member of this site, you will need to take the style quiz, get a personalized boutique and then save loads of your money while shopping. There are innumerable benefits of becoming a VIP member of JustFab.com and some of them include getting monthly personalized boutique with items especially for you, exclusive deals, amazing VIP member credits and option of free shipping/free exchanges.

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Close look at the recent Nike Air Huarache range

The Nike Air Huarache was first released in 1991 and enjoyed huge success due to its stylish and futuristic looks.  The sneaker was also made popular for its high comfort levels thanks to the use of a revolutionary neoprene sock lining. Nike ran with the now famous advertising slogan “Have you hugged your foot today?” the shoe was also in TV commercials featuring running star Michael Johnson. The last few years saw a massive comeback for the Huarache with the general public once again embracing the unique style. The now retro look is more popular than ever and Nike set work on re-releaseing some of the original colourways as well as many brand new designs. Here’s a closer look at a few of the recent stand out releases. If you love the retro style checkout this impressive range of Nike Huarache. Enjoy.

nike-sneakers-1 Nike Air Huarache – White / Sport Turquoise / University Gold

We had to include this new release as it’s actually not a new release at all. This recent re-release is one of the original colourways which was first released in 1991. The colours and style look just as great today as they did back then and it definitely has that retro feel. The white body is complimented perfectly with the original turquoise and gold inserts and is finished off nicely with the iconic heel cage.

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Nike Air Huarache – Wolf Grey / Pool Blue

This addition is one of the brand new colourways which was released in June 2015. The cool grey tones and light blue inserts result in a futuristic look which manages to be both neutral and cool. We love the use of contrasting grey tones and close knit mesh toe vamp which helps further add contrast to the design. The white laces and dark grey heel cage really pop against the wolf grey body and Nike have even used a clear transparent outsole which looks fantastic.

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Nike Air Huarache – Navy / Rattan

This navy and rattan addition was also released in June 2015 and adds a perfect toned down casual sneaker to the range. The design uses a really nice dark navy which is complimented with a neutral cream, featured around the heel and outsole. The pair comes with matching dark navy laces and heel cage which blend into the body well. To add contrast Nike has used a slightly lighter and brighter blue around the toe vamp. The result is a very well balanced classic new design which has been super popular.

 

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5 Fashion Tips For Job Interviews

Have a job interview and feel like you probably have no clue as to what you’re doing to look the part? Here are five suggestions you can do to look better for that crucial first meeting. These tips will teach you which details to pay attention to. Don’t marginalize anything, even if it might seem trivial at first.

1. Get a Haircut

Having good style starts from the top down, and the first thing people will notice is your head. Ever hear the phrase “you gotta spend money to make money”? This is an unavoidable expenditure that will let your soon-to-be superiors know you care. If you’re really that strapped for cash, try having a friend do it for you. Make sure to be well groomed, or you may give off the impression that it isn’t worth your time. Yes, this includes facial hair. You don’t necessarily have to shave your beard off, but it needs to be trimmed and clean.

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2. Don’t Underdress

There’s nothing tackier than going into a job interview underdressed. It might seem obvious, but you’d be surprised with what some people are capable of. Case in point, if you’re thinking of wearing a silk tie with a salmon pink polo shirt, you’d be underdressed.

A button down shirt is one of the safest routes you can take here. It needs to be tucked in, and don’t forget to wear a belt. Your pants need to cover your ankles, and for the love of god, please don’t wear jeans (even if your pair is spotless and without patches). You want to hit that happy medium between looking like you’re trying too hard and not caring at all.

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3. … But Don’t Overdress

Everyone likes to look their best. Well … most people, anyway. We all have that neighbor who always wears sweatpants. That being said, there is a point where you cease to look professional. If you look like you’re going out to a dinner with $200 plates, you’re overdressed. No fancy hats, no canes, no Business casual is generally a great way to go, with suits being a clutch option. As long as you don’t look like you’re going to a cocktail party, you should be fine.

4. Avoid Red, Dark Brown, and Black

Let’s face it, colors can be confusing. This is especially true when you get into the realm of attempting to tastefully coordinate yourself. Aside from that fact, they also have the ability to send a subconscious message. Avoid the colors mentioned above at all costs. The exception being black, which should be reserved only for your accessories and extremities (ties, shoes etc.). Wearing a lively color will keep your distance away from mediocrity, but you shouldn’t come off as aggressive, arrogant, or weak in any way.

It’s fairly easy to go in either direction, so ask someone who knows better than you if you’re iffy on it. Something like cornflower blue isn’t such a bad choice per se, but it might be an overly safe choice. Solid colors are easiest to work with, but feel free to experiment with different styles and textures. If you have no idea what this bullet is about, go with white and call it a day.

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5. Wear Nice Shoes

It seems like a minor detail, but this is super critical. They pull a whole outfit together, and if done correctly, it’ll make a lasting mark. Sneakers are a huge no-no. If your shoes squeak when you run across an indoor basketball court, you’ve clearly done something wrong. Quite frankly, you really shouldn’t be able to run at all on a floor like that. They should stand apart from the rest of your attire while feeling cohesive at the same time. Oxford shoes that aren’t too rounded or pointy at the toe are best. Finally with regards to the foot region, are you wearing white socks? Don’t, stick to a black pair with no fuzzies sticking off.

If you could make these work, you wouldn’t need help in the first place.

 

These five steps only covers the basics. Obviously, use your best judgement—context is key. Imagine how funny you’d look if you were interviewing for a farmhand position, and went in a suit and tie (this’ll never happen realistically, but the point still stands). When it comes down to it, just try to be comfortable. Not sweating through the clothes you’re wearing is a pretty big first step. You’re also never fully dressed without a smile. Seriously. You’ll appear confident, and that’ll help you pull off your outfit. If you think you look good, presenting your personality and qualifications can take priority instead of feeling like such a damn putz.

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Zaha Hadid Ventures into High Fashion with Her 3D Printing Wisdom

Milan Design Week is underway, so the United Nude fashion house has partnered with 3D Systems and a handful of designers to celebrate the occasion. For Zaha Hadid’s wild submission, she designed the glamorous “Flames”, a shoe that pairs cartoonish curves and sharp edges. Known by many as the queen of architecture, Hadid’s highly futuristic style can be found in major cities around the world. Her abstract, chaotic work has plenty of admirers and critics, but the highly stylized approach makes her a fascinating choice for 3D printed shoes. Born in Baghdad and educated at London’s Architectural Association School of Architecture, Hadid made a name for herself in architecture, but has since ventured into furniture, brassware, and fashion. More recently, she designed the Japan National Stadium, the Central Bank of Iraq, and a main soccer stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup. Below, you’ll find more information about Hadid’s forays in the 3D printing world, along with the work of her peers.
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The Best Leather Accessories For A Lady’s Wardrobe

You might not give a lot of thought to the material that your accessories are made of, but many people will only settle for the best. When it comes to accessorizing, whether it’s a jacket or a belt, leather is one of the most desired materials, if not the most. You can guarantee that leather products have been carefully crafted and will last you a long time. If you love leather, there are lots of accessories that will never go out of date. So invest in some of these leather items and enhance your wardrobe for years to come.

 

Shoes

It’s much better value to buy a quality pair of leather shoes that will last you years. If you need to buy a new, cheap pair every few months, you could end up spending a lot more over the same time frame. Much like many other leather accessories, there are lots of styles both men and women can buy that will never go out of date. They might be practical men’s sneakers for walking or outdoor pursuits, or they could be smart Cole Haan wingtips for the office or going out. Although people often say you need to “break in” a pair of leather shoes, you should look for some that feel comfortable almost right away.

Belts

Belts will always be useful whether it’s for a practical reason or just to add something extra to your outfit. Although they were originally meant to hold up your pants, they have other uses too. Women can use them to bring in a dress or shirt at the waist when they need to give their figure more definition. Leather belts make smart accessories to wear with suits or smart casual outfits, but they’re also fantastic for everyday use too. Leather belts with big buckles are especially fun, whether you wear them with a pair of jeans or around your waist with a floaty dress.

Wallets

Although some people don’t bother with wallets anymore, they’re essential to keeping all your money and cards organized. You can go without, but you’ll struggle with more than a couple of notes and a card. Your wallet goes through a lot, getting thrown about in your bag or sat on when it’s in your back pocket. That’s why leather wallets are best; they’re sturdy and will last longer than other materials. And, of course, they look smart. So you don’t have to be embarrassed when you take out your wallet at a business meeting.

Bags

It may be women who supposedly have an obsession with bags, but leather bags make fashionable accessories for men and women. Briefcases and satchels are perfect for work and other formal situations. And then you have handbags and “manbags”, which are ideal for taking anywhere you go. A couple of decent leather handbags are a much better investment than a closet full of cheap bags that don’t last a year.

Leather is definitely the material to go for if you want stylish, timeless and durable fashion accessories. It’s worth paying a little extra for excellent quality.

 

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