You’re probably wondering why we reviewed Alife shoes – “Don’t they just make men’s shoes?” We thought so too. But, we were quick to learn that Alife has been listening to the legions of “little feet” ladies. We were ecstatic to learn that for Fall 09, Alife has sized all of their shoes down to a size 4 – roughly a women’s 5.5! Which is great news because the Fall 09 lineup is a sneaker dream come true.
One of my favorite things about Alife shoes is the simple, clean design. Classic silhouettes with special fabrications and details are what make these shoes stand out. There’s a great mix of colors – bold brights and primary colors for those not afraid of color and a healthy dose of neutrals for those who keep it more low key. If you’re into logos, there’s styles covered in logos, and if flash is not your style, there are many styles where the branding is minimal and the shoes speak for themselves. Certain applications popular for Fall 09 include perforation, waterproofing, and special uppers like tweed. I really love the clean lines of the shoes – they are exactly the kind that I would wear everyday. And now, because they’re sized down, I can!
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