Apr 2 2012
Shoe Attack: Sam Edelman Interview
“Fashion is discipline.”– Sam Edelman
What the heck happened to our weekend, friends?! Did you have a great weekend? Shermika and I had a busy, but fab one. As always it went by too fast for a belle. On Saturday alone, we interviewed shoe designer Sam Edelman early in the morning at Belk, spoke at an empowerment conference for teen girls, and then had to do our weekend hobby: shopping! Y’all know we were out and about while loving every second.
Sam, as he asked us to call him, was the hippest, coolest, sharpest dressed shoe designer at Belk. Okay, he was the only shoe designer there, but that’s besides the point. The man is a genius and we’ll tell you why!
The sis and I have been rocking Sam Edelman shoes for over a decade, and to say we like his designs would be a lie. We LOVE them. His styles are too hot! Mama taught us well at a young age to buy shoes and bags that will last a lifetime. This lesson has stayed with us for all of our little lives. What do we like best about his shoes? Well for starters, they are sexy and their comfort is even sexier! There are so many designs/colors to choose from, and there are different price ranges for any belle.
Sam is a shoe god and when a lady at Belk asked me if he was famous, before I knew it I said, “Heck yes!” The lady then laughed as I politely explained to her why she had to buy a pair of his comfy slip-your-cute-feet-in sandals. This next quote illustrates why Sam is so cool!
“Your shoes should make a statement. They should make you feel good and lift your butt in the air.”–Sam Edelman
During the interview Sam revealed that he loves color blocking, mixing materials, and of course, sexy shoes. He also told the sis and I that he adores the “sexy protest ’60’s look.” Sam also has some advice for you fab ladies out there. He said that by no means should any of you belles wear a heel over 5″ as it makes you look like a street walker, and by that we mean a lady of the night. I don’t knock anyone’s hustle, but I don’t ever want to look like a lady of the night. Alright, I know you are wondering what else Edelman had to say, so, here you are:
What influences Sam Edelman? Music, street styles and trends.
We’ve noticed a lot of spikes on your shoes throughout the years. What’s your obsession with spikes? I’ve always been influenced by music. Therefore my shoes are influenced by the children of rock & roll stars. I love rock & roll. In the future I will have spiked sneakers. The spikes are here to stay. (I CANNOT wait for those!!!)
What trends do you see for the future of the shoe industry? *while laughing he said that he won’t tell his secrets, but shared this: * I believe there will be more use of a mixture of materials. Materials from Africa, South America, etc. Also, tribal and hippie designs.
*End of Interview*
In case you are wondering, Sam was actually here in B’ham to support a charity and meet his fans. We are so grateful to have met and interviewed this smart businessman! We made a few shoe purchases for the summer and will most def share with y’all soon. Until next time!
Thanks so much to everyone that made this sit-down possible. We appreciate you all so very much–xoxo!!!!