High-Heeled Footwear

Shoe queen Charlene Choi at Joy & Peace fashion campaign

Charlene Choi posing for one of the five looks to promote the Joy & Peace autumn-winter campaign.

It's no wonder Canto-pop singer Charlene Choi Cheuk-yin has landed lots of jobs with footwear brands - she has been a shoe-lover since childhood.

Wednesday, 29 August, 2012, 3:14am

Straight to the point

They might be painful at times and terrible for navigating cobbled streets, but there's still nothing like a glamorous pair of heels to make a statement. Now a newcomer is giving the likes of Christian Louboutin and Guiseppe Zanotti a run for their money - British designer Charlotte Olympia Dellal.

30 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Pleasure & pain

Sam Edelman wears loafers - a far cry from the forbidding footwear he creates for women. 'I personally wear classic shoes from brands like J.M. Weston and a few European designers. They're great, they're comfortable, they're timeless,' he says. 'But working with, and working for women is much more fun.'

2 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

What girls really need to know

How to Walk in High Heels Camilla Morton Published by Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 978-0340836057

Both make-up and high heels are important rites of passage for girls. Unfortunately, not all of us were born with the grace to walk naturally in stilettos - but our 'saviour' Camilla Morton has written a how-to guide on almost everything girls need to know.

19 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Steps ahead

IT'S OFFICIAL, Christian Louboutin is bigger than the Pope. Well, on the internet anyway. A Google search of the French shoe designer comes in at a staggering 116 million, comfortably edging out the supreme pontiff. If the cassocks at the Vatican weren't quaking yet, they'd be dismayed to know that the Louboutin twitter feed is called @Louboutinworld.

9 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

A lot of hot air from officials about fighting pollution in the city

Anyone who has tried grabbing hold of a wet bar of soap will have some sympathy for Civic Party legislative councillor Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, who has been trying to get the government to live up to its commitments and say when it intends to introduce the new air quality objectives.

1 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Holy Barbie! Times Square pulling a grotesque festive joke

The geniuses who design the 'events' for the Times Square shopping mall have come up with a cracker -pardon the pun - for this year's Christmas festive period. Last year, if our memory serves us correctly, there was a kind of nativity theme to help lure shoppers to part with their money.

29 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Sorry shoes, but cost of a flat left me down at heel

Dear Manolo, Christian, Salvatore, Marc and many others.

It is with the greatest regret that I have to inform you that from this month onwards, you will be left alone in your little shoe boxes more often.

I have moved to a new home - a shoe box for me - located on the fifth floor of a walk-up building.

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Miriam Yeung turns designer - and keeps her husband walking tall

Singer-actress Miriam Yeung Chin-wah's recent collaboration with American shoe brand Jeffrey Campbell has made her husband Real Ting Chi-ko a happy man.

Why? 'Because he knows I have a thing for shoes,' Yeung said on Wednesday at the new I.T store on Hysan Avenue. 'I think I have more shoes at home than they have in this shop.'

22 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Hot on her heels

Italian shoe label Gianmarco Lorenzi brought its signature super-high heels to Hong Kong earlier this year, basing its store in the heart of Lan Kwai Fong. Although the brand has been creating stilettos for the world's most glamorous fashionistas for more than 30 years, the name is not yet established in this region. The label is looking to change that.

10 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Style meter


Rue du Mail spring/summer dresses

Gorgeous and out now.

Metallic embellishments

As seen on Sergio Rossi shoes - to die for.

Fitted summer suits

Smart casual at its best.

Soft chiffon skirts

Remind us of Natalie Portman in Black Swan.


20 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Mid-height crisis

They say everything has an expiry date, and that couldn't be truer for fashion trends. For several seasons we have seen shoes morph from practical and dainty, to clunky and chunky, with designers rivalling modern architects with their towering platforms, sinuous lines and vertiginous heels.

22 Sep 2010 - 12:00am

Couples show fast pair of high heels

Is your relationship with your girlfriend not going well? Then try stepping into her shoes.

Ten men ran in high heels with their girlfriends yesterday in Hong Kong's first high heels running competition, as part of celebrations to mark the 100th International Women's Day today.

8 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

These shoes weren't made for walking

For centuries, Chinese officials placed restrictions on the colour and style of civilian clothes. But one thing escaped such limitations - women's shoes.

Dr David Ko Chi-sheng, a collector of ancient shoes and head of Taiwan's Foot-Binding Culture Museum, said: 'One pair of shoes does not have significant meaning, but the whole collection reflects history.'

5 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

On style, she rules

I heard some designers have been doing some sort of tie-dye-y prints? I just can't remember who and it's going to kill me if I don't find out.

Dyed in the Wool, Stanley

21 Feb 2010 - 12:00am