Hoka Bondi 8 review

hoka bondi 8 review

pictured: Hoka Bondi 8 running sneakers /

Have you noticed these sneakers are everywhere? For several years now, more and more feet at the gym are sporting these sneakers. I had to find out what the hype was about! Everyone I spoke with told me their Hoka sneakers provided superior foot support, event those with planter fasciitis!

Then, my son went to get fitted for running shoes, they recommended a men’s pair of running shoes by Hoka to him, which he has found, are extremely comfortable. He has worn them to track practice, as well as football conditioning. All the signs were there for me to try a pair of running shoes by Hoka!

I did a little research, and found there were a few pairs of running shoes by Hoka which were highly recommended. I ended up going with the Bondi 8 since it seemed to provide both arch support and heel stability for my feet. So far, I love these shoes! For longer workouts, I do switch out the insoles with my orthotics, but for shorter workouts or walking, the insoles the Hoka Bondi 8 sneakers come with work just fine.

These are very cushioned shoes! I am not sure I have ever own a pair of sneakers which were so cushioned inside! If you are on your feet for a long period of time, these provide a very soft base which helps prevent fatigue. Even with orthotics, they are soft and very comfortable! Love that!

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The Hoka Bondi 8 are available in an array of colors, I love this pair in shades of blue. It is so pretty! In addition to pretty colors, the comfort level is outstanding. These are my new favorite running sneakers! I am also using them in cardio kicking-boxing classes and on the treadmill. Love!

Have you tried Hoka sneakers? If so, what did you think?

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Shoe capsule wardrobe fall 2023

shoe capsule wardrobe fall 2023

Shoe capsule wardrobe from top: loafer mules / lug sole boots (water resistant) / Mary Janes / rose and white sneakers / black boots /

My fall shoe capsule wardrobe is assembled! This fall, classic shoe styles such as loafers, loafer mules, street sneakers, and lug sole boots are hot on the streets. Of course, the western style boot trend, which is also timeless, is considered an ongoing trend in footwear.

The Mary Jane is a classic shoe style which ebbs and flows when it comes to fashion. It is good to invest in a pair which you can wear while the trend is hot, and then store for a time when the trend returns; and it always returns. I have a pair of Prada Mary Janes in my closet with a 3″ heel so I decided to invest in a shorter pair this season to give myself options. It is nice to have a high pair, and a low pair. I love this low pair which offers two straps and fancy buttons. Plus, they are under $200. Love that!

These lug sole boots are a fabulous stand-by which never goes out of style. The lug sole is perfect in both rain and snow. I also love how the lug sole grips in icy conditions. Of course, street sneakers are still hot! I love this rose and white pair since rose is an autumn hue from the pink family; and we all love pink right now!

I also love a classic pair of western style boots. My pair from last year is still on rotation, but a black pair is a must-have. These are comfortable and timeless. They go with all of my casual looks. Love that!

Loafers are as timeless as sliced bread; therefore, loafer mules are also as timeless as sliced bread. I love my loafer mules on warm fall days. With a little TLC, this pair lasts year after year! When you invest in a good pair of shoes, remember to polish them to keep them looking fresh.

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Which shoe styles are you loving for the fall 2023 season?

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mary janes fall 2023

Designer or Deal Mary Janes

mary janes shoes trend

Designer or Deal Mary Janes: Designer pair / Name Brand Pair /

Have you noticed? Mary Janes are hot right now. This classic shoe style began gaining momentum last year, and this year it is everywhere! The most sought-after pair of Mary Janes is the version produced by Prada, but instead of showing you a pair of shoes which are always out of stock, and to be frank, look like the majority of other Mary Janes on the market, I am showing you a moderately priced designer pair as well as a more affordable pair from one of my favorite brands.

The Mary Jane is a fabulous shoe style for the fall season. While you find both flat versions and 3″ versions of the Mary Janes on store shelves, the ultimate style this fall season offers a 1-2″ block heel. This is the perfect height because you can wear it for longer periods of time, and if you have foot issues like me, the shorter block heel offers more support than a flat shoe, and less pain than a traditional high heel with a 3″ heel. Love this!

This season, the traditional Mary Jane with one strap is the most sought-after style, but there are several other versions on the market if you’d like to spice things up. Personally, I love this affordable pair with two straps. It is the one I purchased for the fall season! You may also see versions with an ankle strap which are reminiscent of the Valentino Tango pump. So, if you have a pair in backstock, pull them forward! You can rock those this fall too! I have a pair I plan to pull out in red! Love!

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Another fun fact about Mary Janes shoes is that you can pair them with wide leg trousers, not jeans, as an alternative to loafers. They also play well with any hemline. I am look forward to wearing Mary Janes this fall season! What do you think of this shoe trend?

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