Posts Tagged ‘boots’

Boots, Booties & Shooties: 4 Trends, 8 Styles to Die For

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Is it Fall yet? Boot season – the best of them all – is upon us! From open-toe, calf hair, and lace-ups to buckles, zips, and studs, this fall it’s all about striking details! To get you excited about the cooler temperature, we’ve chosen 8 booties & shooties to literally die for – all budget considered!

The Bootie
Urban, ultra-chic, and high-heeled, the bootie surely has to have a special place in your shoe closet this season. Pony hair, and python-embossed leather, our heart melted for Lola Cruz and MICHAEL Michael Kors’ York booties. Whether you prefer pointed over rounded toe, pair these killer boots with leather leggings and jacket for a chic, urban rock star look that will wow your friends and foe alike.


The Wedge Shootie
Certainly more comfortable than stilettos, this season’s wedge shooties are featuring wood soles and leather craftsmanship. Our favorites? The perforated, open-toe Restricted Maiya wedge and the Bed:Stu Seville Shootie with its hand-finishing techniques that ensure your pair will be like no other on the planet!


The Combat Boot
Not only exclusive to Dr. Martens boots anymore, combat boots are now in all good fashionistas closets. Pair with denim, leggings and tights; the very popular Steve Madden Troopa is back in its classic black but also in a very rich dark green that is brand new this season. From street-chic, edgy details, to simple lace-ups, we also fall for Frye’s Veronica Combat Boot. Let your inner badass self out and get yourself a pair to rock!


The Buckled Bootie
Stud and buckle embellished straps, geo-metallic detailing, and metallic finishes, the hardware bootie is en-vogue this season. Our choice? We love the sassy, western-inspired design of the Matisse Bobbie bootie, and the smoothness of the camo suede and calf hair mix of Sam Edelman’s Penrose buckled up bootie.


Shopping Guide
1. Lola Cruz Ankle Bootie $269.99, 2. MICHAEL Michael Kors York High Heel Bootie $199.99, 3. Restricted Maiya High Wedge $69.99, 4. Bed:Stu Seville Wedge Shootie $174.99, 5. Steve Madden Troopa Mid Calf Boot $99.95, 6. Frye Veronica Combat Boot $258.99, 7. Matisse Bobbie Low Heel Bootie $149.99 , 8. Sam Edelman Penrose Low Heel Bootie $159.99

By Josi

Runway-worthy, weather ready: The Conquest Carly Sorel boots

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

Last year’s winter storms have left our favorite snuggly boots battered and worn. Luckily, DNA Footwear has stocked up on fashion-forward winter essentials perfect for braving the snowy days ahead. Particularly coveted is Sorel’s collection of runway-worthy, weather ready boots. Flawlessly constructed for dependable traction and all day comfort, and ideal for fearlessly exploring your winter wonderland!

Our pick from Sorel’s latest fall collection are designed for the style savant with an adventurous spirit. The Conquest Carly Tall Boot (just arrived in stores and online), can accompany you on a backcountry hike, or in a middle of a snowstorm on the city streets…with style (of course)! Loose sweater, silky cotton scarf, tweed leggings – that are so comfortable that they’re basically pajamas-, paired with a classic parka, the Conquest Carly Sorel boots add the touch of style wanted while being perfect for braving the elements.

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Combining all weather protection with a touch of glam, each boot is created with luxurious materials designed to inspire each wearer to lead an adventurous lifestyle in confidence.

Never fear another day of inclement weather again, shop our entire Sorel collection for men, women, and children!

by Josi

Sole Men – Vintage Shoe Company

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Ok guys, it’s your turn. No matter what you’ve got going on, Vintage Shoe Company has got a man’s foot covered, literally and figuratively. Their footwear selection is diverse for the kind of man you may currently be or perhaps the kind of man you want to be.

Vintage Shoe Company

 The Vintage Shoe Company Vincent Mid Calf Boot is a broken-in leather boot with a sturdily constructed toe-box that will look great on those impromptu dinner and movie dates you may spring on your date. They’re great with slim, slightly faded indigo denim and a wash & wear button-down with either a casual unlined cotton blazer or a shrunken trench as a topper.

From dinners to romantic walks – move on to the Jerry Canvas Boot, a clean ankle high boot that’s reminiscent of the Blucher boot, which was originally made for the Prussian army. The traditional open lacing gives a wider opening to the foot which makes this a cool, comfortable shoe for strolling around the city. It looks great kept simple with tapered khakis and a cool pullover.

The Hampton Boat Shoe features casual comfort with a rich deep color. It’s a great classic hue for men and the nautical-inspired piping, slightly broken-in leather upper, gritty sole and the chukka height makes it a pretty good shoe to wear with slim shorts and a variety of tops from breezy tees to shrunken cardigans.

By Dynelle Skinner

Get the Look: Coachella or Bust!

Thursday, March 29th, 2012


La  Bella at Coachella 2012

With Coachella on the horizon its time to start prepping festival attire. Expanding  festivities for two weekends this year means 6 days of fashion bliss in a desert paradise. Fashion-wise anything goes at the Neo-Woodstock. Creativity is endless on the campgrounds from tie die tents to full body paint. Chances are your desert days will be stripped down to undergarments as the sun begins to set, leaving only your shoes to make a statement. Here’s a glance at some of last years attendees and the influential trends they were rocking out with.

Gathering ideas and items for your nap sack now will have you vibin’ in style when the time comes to pack up and head out for the event of a lifetime.  Alesandria Ambrosio, Kristen Cavalari, Kate Bosworth and Dita Von Teese all copped cool and casual looks in the heat of the day and night.

 Get these 2012 Looks @ DNA Footwear >>>> 

Freebird: HeathGood Choice: BellamyAu Naturel: AndresFreebird: Cablo

♥ Amy K.


Celebrity: Classic CoEds

Monday, March 5th, 2012

 Two of pop culture’s most iconic male fashion aficionados are reversing their roles and going femme for fashion. Pharrell Williams and Kanye West have a symbiotic closet that oozes cool confidence and contemporary couture. Their attention to detail, from socks to bow-ties have translated to street wear and vintage styles worldwide.

The chicest of women have traditionally donned menswear with classic pant suits and dress shirts. Now with these men leading the way in both demographics, dudes are retiring their tailored duds and stretching lady’s wear to form fit their masculinity while women add a feminine touch to Oxfords, Sperry’s and boots.

 Case in Needle-Point: Most recently spotted in an arguably feminine mint green Acne Spring cable knit sweater, Kanye West has been seen on numerous occasions sporting women’s clothes. Pharrell Williams, face of Palladium’s Tokyo Rising and overall trendsetter, is inspired by the female fashionista and will be launching his women’s clothing line, Billionaire Girls Club, later this year. Check out Pharell’s interview with W Magazine to hear his perspective on fashion & art as well as who influences his taste.

If you’re looking to cop some style like these gentlemen, view our selection of Palladium boots for both guys and gals, girls and boys, offered in an array of colors and sizes. To start prepping your schmoozes alongside these Tastemakers at yacht parties and runway sidelines see our collection of Sperry Top-Siders.

♥ Amy K.


Trend Alert: Pretty Punk — Botanical Beauties

Monday, January 30th, 2012


Gawking in awe at Spring prints, New Yorkers wonder when we’ll get the chance to brighten our wardrobe with botanical beauties. We won’t be able to live with ourselves come spring if we don’t find some way to incorporate florals into our wardrobe without looking like a 16-year old teenybopper with a propensity for Lisa Frank.

You have two options when it comes to florals: you can go the feminine route with flats or flatforms or you could add some edge to balance out the dainty dresses with combat boots. When it comes to accessorizing your florals play with prints but be careful because print on print can go terribly wrong (we don’t need you coming back crying to us because you made a fashion fail).


Dress, Clutch, Collar



By: Piz

Sundance & Social Media Sorel Style

Friday, January 27th, 2012


Sundance & Social Media Sorel Style

“Now through January 29, consumers have a chance to score customized lace plate boot accessories and a pair of Sorels, compete in a Polyvore Style Challenge, and get real-time updates from the festival” (Yahoo). Bringing the Sundance excitement to their Facebook fans,  Sorel is giving users the exclusive opportunity to create custom lace plates using their ‘Decked Out. Laced Up.’ Facebook tab. As it they weren’t active enough in their social media endeavors, Sorel recently launched a Polyvore style challenge; “through SOREL’s Polyvore Facebook Tab, the boot brand asks consumers to create looks from a closet curated in collaboration with Alex Frank, style editor of The FADER, a music, culture and style publication. The top 10 consumer-created looks will win a pair of SOREL boots and one winner will receive boots plus a $300 gift card to shop the look” (Yahoo).

Don’t let the celebs get all the Sorel star treatment, shop Sorel!

Source: Yahoo

By: Ashley Tschudin


Daily Blowout Sale Picks

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

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The longest of the BLOWOUT SALE pick lists, today we bring you the tail-end of our sale items (because we know very few of you pass page 15 — we forgive you). If you dare to go through the entire sale list, you’re sure to find enough shoes to fill even Anna Dello Russo’s spare apartment/closet!

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Daily Sale Picks

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

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Today’s Blowout Sale picks are hidden deep in the plethora of sale shoes — just in case you missed them in your search. Whether you’re in dire need of flats, boots, high heels,wedges, or moccasins, the Blowout Sale is all-encompassing (minus men’s footwear sadly). Please note, sizes are selling out fast and there is a limited supply of our best selling brands like UGG, Rachel Zoe, and Seychelles so don’t wait to shop!



Daily Blowout Sale Picks: Women’s

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

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So it’s no big deal or anything, but we’re having a BLOWOUT SALE… okay, maybe it is a big deal — so big that nearly 4,000 items are on sale. It may be time to warm your latte, turn off your cell for 2 hours, and get comfortable at your desk because you’ll be here a while (don’t forget to grab your credit card though).

While we’re only featuring 10 of our best selling sale items, nearly every brand in stock is on sale; that means styles and colors to fit any and all wardrobe needs. It may be boot season but in addition to snagging our sale boots, don’t forget to nab a sandal or two to store away for sunny days to come….it’ll be here sooner than you think (so maybe 2 months isn’t exactly SOON per-say but you catch our drift).