Know your baby's feet: A parental guide to shoe buying

Photo: Corbis

The foot of a newborn baby is composed mainly of soft cartilage, most of which gradually turns to bone as the child grows, usually hardening fully by the age of 18. Toddlers can begin wearing shoes when they have been walking for a few weeks, and are able to proceed under their own steam outside the home.

Sunday, 21 October, 2012, 9:13am

Rockport's autumn collection combines style with substance

Rockport's autumn collection combines style with substance

Known more for comfort and functionality than style, American shoemaker Rockport has surprised with a stylish autumn collection, paying more attention to design in a bid to attract chic young buyers.

14 Sep 2012 - 2:59am

Louboutin wins US court appeal in battle over right to red soles

Stars love Christian Louboutin's sexy shiny shoes. Photo: AFP

French shoemaker Christian Louboutin can trademark his famous red soles, a United States court has ruled, reversing a previous ruling that had allowed rival Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) to paint its soles scarlet as well.

The case featured two of the fashion world's heaviest hitters in a battle to own the glossy red outsole that Louboutin says is at the heart of its shoes' appeal.

7 Sep 2012 - 4:35am

Shoes can create a look

Accessories can make or break a bride's look. Overdo them and you detract from the main item, under-accessorise and you can end up downplaying an outfit. Mismatch and the overall effect can appear disjointed.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:47pm

Flown in from Florence, Gucci's Italian artisans are the life and sole of the party

In today's luxury goods market, craftsmanship sells. Italian fashion brand Gucci hosted a two-day exhibition last week to showcase the artisans behind its iconic leather bags and shoes.

Some of them were flown in from Gucci's leather atelier in Florence to Hong Kong to demonstrate the making of bags and shoes in Harbour City mall in Tsim Sha Tsui.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Footloose and fancy free

Recreational athletes often look to the professionals for inspiration on how to perform better, faster and more efficiently. But one of sports' and fitness' biggest trends comes courtesy of a reclusive Indian tribe in Mexico's Copper Canyons.

13 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Dandy & Dapper

I'm hopping on a plane in a few days. Where can I get a metal watch strap fixed at short notice and maybe buy a new, different strap to change it every so often for different occasions? The watch might not be real. Will that cause problems?

8 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Summer suits

With the mercury rising, you have a sartorial choice: do you stick with that black wool suit and slow cook to death, or break out into something lighter and brighter?

15 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

A-list show they're no loafers as they down champagne glasses in favour of cobbler's tools

Tod's, the Italian leather goods brand, hosted its Men's World Exhibition at the Elements mall. The event was a great opportunity to enjoy champagne while checking out display cases full of men's shoes in various stages of assembly.

15 May 2012 - 12:00am

California theming

Seventies glamour meets sunny California in this season's women's line from Jimmy Choo, says co-creative director Sandra Choi. 'It was about using a '70s influence with plenty of sportswear references, lots of wedges and laces.' The collection features neutral colours injected with bright shades of gold and jade green.

11 May 2012 - 12:00am

Flats the highlights at the opening of Italian shoemaker Fratelli Rossetti

The 'it' girls traded in their skyscraper heels for comfortable flat sandals, lace-up brogues and pointy kitten heels for the store opening of Italian shoemaker Fratelli Rossetti at the IFC Mall.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

A little sole-searching, then record holder buys even more shoes

Darlene Flynn (pictured) loves shoes. But unlike most women, she does not collect them to wear.

Instead, she boasts a Guinness world record for her self-professed shoe-related collection of more than 15,600 items - ranging from miniature ceramics to footwear-shaped bags.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Model makes sure husband and in-laws step out in style

Now that Marie Zhuge Ziqi is happily married, the model shops not just for herself, but also for businessman husband Ernie Suek Ka-lun and her in-laws.

Appearing at a shop opening for Danish footwear brand Ecco on Tuesday at Sha Tin New Town Plaza, she said she had recently bought shoes for her loved ones.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Stay ahead of the rest by stepping out in style

Horizon Plaza is a treasure trove of fabulous, if sometimes treacherous, footwear, especially for those who fervently seek the likes of Manolo Blahnik and Jimmy Choo. Moda Mia carries heavily discounted shoes by Vivienne Westwood, with a great range of the designer's bags discounted by 40 per cent.

11 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Style meter


Deep-hued velvet slippers

We love these by Ralph Lauren.

Spanish-inspired dresses

Heat up your wardrobe with a little Latin flavour.

Rounded shades

Set to challenge Wayfarers as the hipster choice du jour.


The backpacker look

8 Apr 2012 - 12:00am