Everything You Need to Know About Sneakers in 1500 Words

Wearing original Chuck Taylors and knowing how they got started are two different things. Fortunately, new men's footwear site The Shoe Buff offers a crash course in the history of what we wear on our feet. Their "Everything You Need to Know About Sneakers in 1500 Words" includes a "History of Sneakers in 150 words," lists of handy shoe-related websites and forums, as well as …

The White Shoe Blog

by Maggie York-Worth For white kicks aficianados, The White Shoe Blog answers all your pleas. Launched September this year, the site's crisp layout features "Guess That Brand" posts and basic info on design and color accents, as well as entries on women's shoes. While it still has some development to go, we like the concept dedicated to the not-just-before-Labor-Day staple. via Manolo's Shoe Blog.

Gentlemen of Bacongo

Photographer Daniele Tamagni's new book Gentlemen of Bacongo captures the fascinating subculture of the Congo in which men (and a few women) dress in designer and handmade suits and other luxury items. The movement, called Le Sape, combines French styles from their colonial roots and the individual's (often flamboyant) style. Le Sapeurs, as they're called, wear pink suits and D&G belts while living in the …