Feet on 82nd Street
by Holly Wilensky A.K.A. The Dress Recycler,
Jun 04, 2010 | 18457 views | 0 0 comments | 828 828 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Dear Shoe Addicts,

This is written for you, to you and by you. Anyone who claims the elite title of “Shoe Addict” is classified to have one if not all of the following characteristics:

-You have trouble shutting your closet door(s).

-You keep all your shoes in their original boxes with Polaroid pictures attached on the outside for proper identification.

-You have over 75 pair of shoes that you claim to wear.

-You classify shoes as a completely separate category from boots and don’t include your boots in your actual “shoe” count.

-You try to justify and reason to yourself and others about the new pair of shoes you’re about to buy explaining how you “just don’t have anything like theeeese” in your closet.

As the weather continues to warm up, so will your feet. Even our ancestors wore sandals. The history of the sandal reaches back to ancient Roman and Greek times as the oldest known form of footwear. The shoes were made from a variety of natural resources such as certain types of sturdy leaves, twigs or bark and were eventually made from cork and rope. The oldest pair was found in a cave in Oregon and was estimated to be up to 10,000 years old.

Sandals today have come a long way from when our ancestors wore them. They have bombarded the fashion world with more shapes, colors, styles and designer names than you can count. Today’s production of sandals (and most shoes), use hundreds of types of natural and manmade materials including plastic, rubber and even wood.

Today I’m firing the gunshot at the starting line for you; this summer, divide, conquer and purchase the cutest sandals you can find. It only takes a stroll down the block or a short ride on the subway to cross paths with the thousands of sandal styles that are out this season and will keep your feet feeling cool and looking hot all summer.

If you don’t already know, 82nd Street in Jackson Heights is one of the best kept secrets in fashionable footwear. There isn’t enough time in the world to visit store after glorious store of the hottest, trendiest, CUTEST sandals I’ve seen lately in any magazine or on anyone’s feet for that matter. The sales are ON, stores are PACKED and sizes and styles are going FAST, so sashay on over to 82nd Street for the best feet anywhere!

All of the pictured styles are available at Prima Donna (37-47 82nd Street) and Bakers (37-44 82nd Street) in Jackson Heights. For more shopping, styling, and fashion tips, visit my blog at www.thedressrecycler.com.

Happy shopping!

-The Dress Recycler, "Your Bargain Fashion Superhero!
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