Oh No Shoe Didn't: 5 Footwear Mistakes


You Can't Wear 'Em All


Shoes should flatter your feet and figure. Those red ankle cuff shoes will accentuate your calves and -- surprise! -- your ankles. 

Are those parts of your body that you want to highlight? Shoes are a fashion accessory, and even though they can look like sparkling jewels all by themselves, good dressing is about making all the elements of your outfit look good together and flattering on your body.

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Ridiculous History: Nike's Very First Shoes Were Made With a Waffle Iron

Ridiculous History: Nike's Very First Shoes Were Made With a Waffle Iron

What's the history of the first Nike shoes? Learn more about Nike shoes and their waffle iron origins. Learn more in this HowStuffWorks Now article.