Archive for the ‘Women’s Sandals’ Category

HOT! Black GLADIATOR Sandal Womens PLATFORM Shoes

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

When it comes to versatile fashion nothing can to the job as well womens sandals

Womens sandals are a favorite and with good reason. It’s because of the huge selection of the different styles of sandals that are now offered and are very popular. Sandals used to mean flat shoes with straps that were made for all day easy wear. But today they have evolved into one of the top fashion trends available because of the very versatile designs

When it comes to versatile fashion, nothing can to the job as well women’s sandals. From casual days at the beach to extravagance, women’s sandals are perfect for any occasion.

There’s nothing sexier than open toed women’s sandals with a breezy summer dress. Nothing more comfortable, but still high fashion than a pair of funky flat women’s sandals. And nothing that elevates a casual outfit to something special like a pair of sexy high heeled sandals.

To classify Women’s sandals there are still only two basic styles.

  • Women’s Flat sandals that have a flat sole with no heel
  • Or  heeled women’s sandals that have a low, mid size or high heel  

It’s the design that makes them different so let’s take a look at some of the most popular trends

Women’s Flat sandals:

Are foot wear that have a flat sole that normally consist of a sole held to the foot by straps that pass over the instep and around the ankle and are historically the oldest known forms of footwear, that can be traced back to the ancient times.

The flat style continues to be popular today because of the comfort and the easy wear they provide. They are usually the preferred style for running errors working in the yard or hanging out with friends.

 

The three most popular styles of flat sandals are.

 Traditional style: that usually are designed in a thong style with a wrap around ankle strap from brands like Bamboo, the rhinestone embellished Bertinni or the closed heel Hot Gossip

 Flip-flops: which are a simple type of footwear in which there is a band between the big toe and the other toes and are the most comfortable

 Gladiator sandal: the most popular of all this season are t-strap sandals with multiple straps running across the front of the foot and or around the ankle In a Ancient Greeks and Romans style.

Heeled women’s sandals:

Most women prefer shoes with heels and for good reason:

High heels tend to give the visual illusion of longer, more slender legs. High heels come in a wide variety of styles, and the heels are found in many different heights such as the three standard, low, mid and high heels such as stilettos.

 

The three most popular heeled womens sandals are:

 The traditional strappy or sling back sandal:

This range includes anything from a casual look to the more elegant styles featuring multiple front and diagonal straps decorated with sparkling accents, such as rhinestone accented t-straps. Or an all over glitter finish for a glamorous look that are  available in a low heel slip on style to the sexy high heels and sling back styles, offered by brands like Blossom or Anne Michelle for example.

 

The platform sandal:

The sexy platform sandals never go out of fashion. They are the hottest trend this season they range from the very classy to the most outrageous styles. Offered in brands Such as the Breckelles or Liliana styles to elongate your look and give you sexy height and can be worn with jeans to the more classy occasions such as weddings.  Designed in every color and style imaginable

 The wedge sandal:

Wedge sandals are shoes where the heels run the length of the sole or bottom portion of the shoe in the shape of a wedge, hence the name. They are very popular because of the comfort level they give. Wedge heels are commonly seen in summer shoes, with open toes, or in strappy sandals. Wedge heel looks great with nearly any outfit – from jeans breezy skirts.

The colors this season for womens sandals are bold and bright, yellow, pink, gold, choose the right one for you and put your best foot forward! Browse through the huge selection offered at ShoeOcean.com and you are bound to find something that suits you, from a snake print wedge sandal, flat thong sandals, roman-inspired Gladiator sandals and even platform and stiletto heel sandals!

 


Iron Fist - Heart Stopper Gladiator Womens Sandals In Black


Iron Fist – Heart Stopper Gladiator Womens Sandals In Black



Iron Fist – Heart Stopper Gladiator Womens Sandals In Black…

Women’s Naot

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

Comfort women’s shoes – Naot, Curvetures, Dansko?

I own a pair of Dansko’s that I love, but I have not tried Naot or Curvetures. How do these brands compare to Dansko? Which do you find most comfortable? Thanks!

I would actually go for a pair of merrels. They are extremely comfortable and have many defferent styles. whether you want a sandal, tennis shoe, dress shoe, or some cute flip flops they have them all. And they are all pretty cute. If I were you I wouldn’t go for the Naot- not the best choice, but I guess the Curvetures are a better choice, if you had to go between the two. But in my opinion merrels are far superior!


Naot Pleasure - Red Pepper


Naot Pleasure – Red Pepper



The Pleasure mary jane offers the comfort and style a woman needs. A fashionable bow and sleek heel make this shoe a winner!…


Naot Footwear - Sea (Red Pepper/Terra Cotta) - Footwear


Naot Footwear – Sea (Red Pepper/Terra Cotta) – Footwear



Zappos.com is proud to offer the Naot Footwear – Sea (Red Pepper/Terra Cotta) – Footwear: ‘Sea’ is from the Shell Collection, which leans toward a medium to wide width. ; This shoe will makes waves in the comfort line. ; Cute maryjane inspired casual with swirl design on upper. ; Hook and loop strap for a perfect fit. ; Super soft leather covered footbed is comfortable and absorbs perspiration. ; …


Naot Footwear FB08 - Allegro Replacement Footbed Insoles Foot Care


Naot Footwear FB08 – Allegro Replacement Footbed Insoles Foot Care



Refresh your feet and your insoles with the Allegro Replacement Footbed from Naot®. Replacement footbed is designed to be used in the Naot Allegro collection of shoes and sandals. Smooth leather upper helps draw moisture away from your feet to keep them healthy and dry. Deep heel indentation helps the body balance and protects the heel bone as you walk. Cushioned center conforms to the natural sh…


Naot Footwear FB01 - Scandinavian Replacement Footbed Insoles Foot Care


Naot Footwear FB01 – Scandinavian Replacement Footbed Insoles Foot Care



Keep your feet healthy and happy with the Scandinavian Replacement Footbed from Naot®. Replacement footbed is designed to be used in the Naot Scandinavian , Floral , Cosmopolitan , and Ambiance collection of shoes and sandals. Smooth leather upper helps draw moisture away from your feet to keep them healthy and dry. Deep heel indentation helps the body balance and protects the heel bone as you wa…


Naot Coast - French Roast


Naot Coast – French Roast



Fun & flirty, the Coast mary jane is the perfect shoe for any occasion….


Naot Coast - French Roast


Naot Coast – French Roast



Fun & flirty, the Coast mary jane is the perfect shoe for any occasion….


Women's Footbed in Allegro Size: US 9 /EU40


Women’s Footbed in Allegro Size: US 9 /EU40


$55.00


FB08-ALG-9 Size: US 9 /EU40 Footbed by Naot Features: -Men’s Footbed in Allegro. -Available in whole sizes only. -Available in Medium width only. -Part of the Allegro collection. -Available in Allegro (FB08-ALG)….

Women's Footbed ins Elegant Size: US 8/EU 39


Women’s Footbed ins Elegant Size: US 8/EU 39


$55.00


FB11-ELE-8 Size: US 8/EU 39 Footbed by Naot Features: -Men’s Footbed in Elegant. -Available in whole sizes only. -Available in Medium width only. -Part of the Elegant collection. -Available in Elegant (FB11-ELE)….

Women's Footbed Size: US 5 / EU36, Color: Koru


Women’s Footbed Size: US 5 / EU36, Color: Koru


$55.00


FB19-KOR-5 Size: US 5 / EU36, Color: Koru Footbed by Naot Features: -Women’s Footbed in Koru. -Available in whole sizes only. -Available in Medium width only. -Part of the Koru collection. -Available in Koru (FB19-KOR)….

Naot Womens Salvador, 41, Black Matte


Naot Womens Salvador, 41, Black Matte


$157.00


Naot Salvador Womens Black Matte…

Women’s Morgan Sandal

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

The Come-Back of the Clog

The clog, a type of footwear now in fashion, evolved from a shoe traditionally worn by mining workers and farmers. Then, used as a protective piece of clothing, the clog has now developed into: sandals, high-heeled footwear, as well as boots.  This spring, and what seems to be, fall seasons, clogs are hitting stores in a variety of designs.

There are so many types of clogs; it is virtually impossible to name them all.  The original clog was made out of wood (willow, poplar or birch), and was regularly associated with countries such as:  Sweden, Belgium, Denmark and The Netherlands.  The thick soles of the shoe served as protective gear against heat, rock and some acids.  Some of the original clogs were also developed with ‘toecaps’ (steel or variant metal reinforced toes).  Factory workers handling large equipment most often wore this style of shoe.

Although the clog has now developed into a footwear statement, worn by women and men worldwide, some gardeners and farmers continue to wear the original wooden clog in Holland.  Clog dancing, or clogging is also still a pastime that is practiced today.  During the mid-nineteenth century competitions were even held for such traditional dancing.

It was not until the early 1970′s that the clog began to be worn as a fashion accessory.  Men in Sweden would wear the clogs with socks.  Women would wear them, more as a sandal.  Women also wore raised clogs that had soles as high as six to eight inches.  In the late seventies, the fad came to the United States and other western countries.  Clogs came equipped with buckles, laces, straps and zippers.  They were also created from raw wood and leather to match a look of freedom that some hippies exhibited.  In the disco era, the taller clogs were worn to dances and clubs.

Today, such designers as Steve Madden, Stewart Weitzman and Nicole Richie have developed their own style of the clog.  Madden has designed an airy, light model, while Stewart Weitzman has developed a clog from a vintage point of view.  Nicole Richie is keeping it raw with her animal prints and thick leather wears this season.

This 2010 spring season, Chanel even rocked clogs down the runway as an accessory to be exhibited.  Sarah Jessica Parker has been spotted on several occasions wearing flirty clogs, with ribbon or leather straps up the calf.  This past summer Morgan Yakus’s version of the lined clog bootie was completely sold out in Manhattan last winter.  Patent leather, suede and printed clogs are also on the verge of becoming insanely over-popular.

Whether you have an idea of a clog being a fad from the seventies, or dance shoes for countries possessing an overabundance of tulips, the fad is back.  Clogs can change up any fashion statement. Whether with denim, shorts or perhaps a classy romper, these shoes are definitely making the news.


Onex Women's Morgan Thong Sandal


Onex Women’s Morgan Thong Sandal


$80.00


Add a touch of sparkle to your sunny day style with the Onex Morgan sandals.Textile upper in a thong sandal style with a round, open toeRolled toe thong post with sparkling rhinestone accents at the vampTextile lining, cushioning insoleFaux cork 1/2 inch mini platform midsoleTraction outsoleFaux cork 1 3/4 inch wedge heelFor best fit, order 1 whole size larger than your usual size….

Women's Morgan Sandal


Women’s Morgan Sandal


$55.00


522MO-05.0-M Color: Bronze, Size: 5, Width: M (Medium) Available in Multiple Colors! / Specialty Sizes Available! Morgan Slide by Touch Ups Morgan slide from Touch Ups will add a delicate feminine flair to your step. Great match for everything from jeans to flouncy sundresses. Features: -Morgan in Bronze. -Part of the Morgan collection. -Synthetic upper material. -PVC outsole material. -Slip-on dr…

7 for All Mankind Women's Morgan Sandal


7 for All Mankind Women’s Morgan Sandal



Slip into the Morgan sandal from 7 for All Mankind and you’re chic for summer. This breezy, Brazilian-made sandal features thong styling and slender straps that wrap the ankle and tie for a ballet shoe effect. The center features a patch of reptile-embossed leather for a touch of exotic flare, and a small slice of a heel offer just a hint of lift….

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Will these actually look good… birkenstock?

#1 Bali: http://www.birkenstockusa.com/products/women/sandals/bali/soft-footbed-taupe-silky-suede/8543
#2 Rio:

http://www.birkenstockusa.com/products/women/sandals/rio/cocoa-nubuck/3193

#3 Kairo:

http://www.birkenstockusa.com/products/women/sandals/kairo/black-nubuck/4710

#4 Arizona… the more common ones:

http://www.birkenstockusa.com/products/women/sandals/arizona/soft-footbed-mocha-suede/95131

I am really picky about sandals etc but last year when I went to a few places around Europe my feet were killing me because I was wearing these sandals that looked good but were so flat and did nothing for support so I’m going on a trip again this year and I want sandals that look good and won’t make my feet ache, easy to match , casual

do they look good… any other suggestions?

If you’re getting Birkenstocks get the third pair (the Kairo ones). The look a lot better…and less people (at least around here) have them :)


Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal


Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal


$120.95


Step softly in this classic sandal from Birkenstock. The contoured cork footbed of the Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal molds to your foot, creating a custom fit, while a layer of latex foam between the cork layer and suede sockliner provides added cushioning. The EVA outsole offers plenty of shock absorption and cushioning to help take pressure off your feet. The inside edge of the footbed…

Birkenstock Women's Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal


Birkenstock Women’s Arizona Soft Footbed Sandal


$120.00


Lounge in premium comfort and style with the Arizona casual sandal by Birkenstock.Suede upper in a casual slip-on sandal style with a round open toeWide leather vamp with dual adjustable buckled strapsLeather lining, cushioning insoleNatural cork and latex midsoleEVA traction outsole…

Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Sandal


Birkenstock Unisex Arizona Sandal


$120.00


The classic 2-strap Birkenstock Arizona sandal offers the ultimate in laid-back style and premium comfort. Suede or leather upper in a casual slide sandal style with a round open toe. A wide leather vamp with dual adjustable buckle side straps creates a comfortable, customized fit. Soft leather lining and cushioning natural cork and latex footbed with metatarsal arch support, flexible wrapped co…

Teva Women’s Tirra Leather Sandal

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Teva Sandals – The Water Keeper Soles

Why to take a risk of your expensive pair of shoes, which will get heavy when wet in water when Teva sandals are always your sporting companion. Mark Thatcher, inventor of Teva sandals in 1982, was working as a river guide in the Grand Canyon. He found most of the shoes useless during boating and hiking and understood that it was time to make something different. Like others, his fear of risking sneakers getting wet provoked him to make suitable footwear, and this provoking thought was a call for the first sports sandals ever. The whole footwear industry, was revolutionized when Teva (means nature) hit the shelves. Before getting his invention patented, Thatcher sold more than 200 pairs himself. More and more professionals and outdoor fans loved Teva sandals because of their traction control and agility.

Teva has a dedicated team working on fundamentals of playing in water. Teva encourages people to walk fearless on a slippery edge and be adventurous on a patch of ice. Teva sandals maintain a perfect balance and protection from water. Teva’s lab known as T.I.D.E (The Innovative Design Elements) is facilitating with a team of innovative scientists. As T.I.D.E promises durability and innovation, its shoes have a perfect grip with the three-toed sloths.

Not only water sports footwear, but also a grand collection of women’s sandals is available for great comfort experience. Including most demanding Tirra Leather, Pretty Rugges Nylon 3, Hurricane XLT, Zlich, Haloa, Ventura Cork2 Leather, Meadow Luxe, Mush print, Brea TMG, Omnium, Mandalyn Wedg Ola, lllum Leather, Contoured Ribbon Mush, and Neota is available on stores. Most favorite sandals from men’s collection are Toachi 2, Terra Fi3, Tanza, Brea TMG, Benson, Sutter Creek, Cardenas Fisherman, Fossil Canyon, Obern, Zlich, Katavi Leather, and Agate Thong.

Teva has been concentrating on three different categories to provide different benefits a customer can ask for. T.I.D.E Grip uses Vibram and Durabrasion technology. Vibram fabricates unmatchable outsoles, assuring durability and versatility. Durabrasion rubber gives a great balance of durability and performance, which assures ultimate experience. Another fundamental used by Teva sandals is T.I.D.E Hydro. Its revolutionary formula keeps water out of your shoes but also keeps your feet from sweating, leaving them dry, inside out. The drain frame technology keeps your pair from squishing and leaves your feet and sandals dry.

Lastly, the T.I.D.E Comfort comes with ShocPad, which gives you a smooth cushion in your walk, maximizing your performance. It also comes with a 3M Thinsulate insulation, which keeps the feel of your feet alive, in most dense and cold scenarios. With all these super-cool perks at their hand (or should I say feet), Teva sandals are a must buy from Shoebuy. Shoebuy has the best deals and offers, and with their easy order processing.

Teva sandals come in all colors and designs and are must buy for everyone.


Teva Women's Tirra Leather Sandal


Teva Women’s Tirra Leather Sandal


$80.00


The Teva Tirra Leather Sandal is a truly remarkable sandal that is capable of taking punishment so your feet don’t have to…

womens teva tirra leather sandal rust


womens teva tirra leather sandal rust



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teva tirra leather sandal stone women's 4177


teva tirra leather sandal stone women’s 4177



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BeautiFeel Women’s Brazil Wedge Sandal

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

BeautiFeel Shoes: Combining Killer Style and Maximum Comfort

BeautiFeel Shoes is a brand that combines beauty with quality to create naturally comfortable footwear for women. Designs include quality materials and the kind of craftsmanship that many other shoemakers have forgotten.

The BeautiFeel Jazz – Brown VIP Suede/Patent shoe is a lovely open toe shoe that will look good with skirts, jeans, or business slacks. The uppers are constructed of soft brown suede that boasts a pattern that is reminiscent of hounds tooth. It is trimmed in patent leather. The footbed is lined with leather and cushioned for comfort. The heels are 2 3/4 inches high with a wide enough base to ensure stability. The outsole is made of latex rubber for flexibility and slip resistance. It’s also shock absorbent, so you’ll be comfortable even if you’re walking all day long.

A more casual shoe is the BeautiFeel Pivot – Black Leather shoe. Black uppers are made of premium leather that conforms to the feet, and the asymmetrical instep design is fashion forward. The footbed is leather-lined and extra cushioned for comfort and moisture resistance. A half-inch heel adds to the comfort of this pretty little shoe, and the latex rubber outsoles provide superior shock absorption.

Dress up any outfit when you wear the BeautiFeel Nura – Brown Leather shoe. This shoe is another example of how good genuine leather can look when it’s fashioned into a stylish upper. The insole is anatomically contoured and provides heel-to-toe support. The heels are approximately 2 3/4 inches high and the latex sole is slip-resistant as well as shock-absorbent.

No matter what time of year it is, you might need a good pair of sandals. Check out the BeautiFeel Brazil – Black Nubuck sandal. This sandal is crafted in soft nubuck for the uppers and latex rubber for the outsole. The toes are covered, but there’s plenty of airflow through the adjustable Velcro straps and the straps that form the uppers.

A dressier sandal is the BeautiFeel Jess – Red Washed Leather with Linen Heel. This gorgeous shoe features soft leather uppers. White stitching contrasts with the red of the leather, and the wedge-style heel is in contrasting gray linen. The outsole is one hundred percent genuine Latex rubber, and offers superior shock absorbency. An adjustable buckle at the ankle ensures a perfect fit for this great sandal.

If you’re looking for a pair of boots, you won’t find many styles that are more fashionable than the BeautiFeel Kitra – Brown Combi Leather. The leather uppers are a combination of two shades of brown, and they feature a sophisticated side buckle design. The insole is anatomically contoured to give full foot support all day. The latex sole is slip-resistant and provides shock absorbency to add to the comfort of these boots. The heels are 2 3/4 inches high, providing impressive stature for you without compromising your stability.

Another great looking boot is the BeautiFeel Sophia – Black Leather boot, which will go with slacks, jeans or skirts. They feature a leather upper with an over-sized patent leather belt and buckle. Full-length side zippers make the boots easy to put on or take off. You’ll appreciate the well-proportioned heel too, which provides you with a stable walking stride. You’ll also love the shock absorbency and flexibility of the natural latex sole. You can wear these boots for hours and your feet will still feel great.

Show off your sexy toes by wearing the BeautiFeel Bonchon – Gold Leather sandal. Calfskin leather crafts the stylish uppers and the footbed features patented foam from heel-to-toe to provide superior stability. The foam in the footbed will never flatten or lose its ability to support, and the leather lining will keep your feet dry no matter how long you wear these sandals. The outsole is made of latex rubber for slip protection.

A great casual shoe is the BeautiFeel Layla – Black Leather/Nubuck. The uppers are crafted from soft leather and the outsole from Latex rubber. An adjustable Velcro strap keeps the shoe secure and the one-inch heel keeps it comfy. This is a shoe that you can wear from early morning until late at night.

The basic pump should always look sophisticated, and the BeautiFeel Annika – Black/Graffiti Patent Leather pump does. This glossy two-tone gray and black shoe features a leather covered heel to make sure it never slips. It also has a special patented foam insole for shock absorption and comfort. Wear it to work and you’ll never find yourself kicking off these shoes under your desk.

The BeautiFeel Nadia – Black Leather/Croc Patent is a sling back shoe that features a matte finish on the beautiful black leather, and a mid-size heel. The upper is lined with leather for breathability while the soles are made of Latex rubber for flexibility and durability. This is another great shoe for the office or for dancing. It will look beautiful with any outfit you want to wear.

Enjoy the softness and naturally designed flexibility of BeautiFeel shoes or sandals, and treat your feet to the quality they deserve.


BeautiFeel Women's Brazil Wedge Sandal


BeautiFeel Women’s Brazil Wedge Sandal


$219.00


Never settle for less because you deserve the best! Beautifeel shoes are the pinnacle of style and comfort offering the finest high quality all natural materials paired with elegant classic styling. With their latex rubber soles and soft padded footbeds you can enjoy all day comfort while looking great.Free Shipping! No Sales Tax in any state! Brazil is the perfect shoe to wear when the weather is…

KEEN Women’s Newport

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

Golf – Its History and My Funny Golfing Art prints

One of Britain’s favorite Sports is Golf which It is believed a form of ball and club sport called ‘Paganica’ was first played in Londinium ( London, England ) by the Romans in 150 AD. Whilst the argument continues on who first invented the sport of Golf, the one certain fact concerning the origins of golf, is that modern golf rules were first played in Scotland in the form we know of today. It would appear that in around 1353, golfers adopted the principle of allowing each team to hit a second uninterrupted shot. Previously, teams of players would alternate hitting a ball back and forth across the links in Fife.

The history of golf shows that golf also rapidly acquired such a popularity, that it eclipsed the sport of archery. Archery was so vital to Scotland’s national defence, that the playing of golf in Scotland was made a criminal offence punishable by hanging. The modern game of golf we understand today is generally considered to be a Scottish Invention, as the game was mentioned in two 15th-century Acts of the Scottish Parliament, prohibiting the playing of the game of gowf because it was taking time from archery practice, which was necessary for national defense.

The modern game of golf originated and developed in Scotland: the first permanent golf course originated in Scotland, as well as membership in the first golf clubs. The very first written rules originated there, as did the establishment of the 18-hole course. The first formalized tournament structures developed and competitions were held between various Scottish cities. Before long, the modern game of golf had spread from Scotland to England and from there to the rest of the world. The oldest playing golf course in the world is The Old Links at Musselburgh Links. Evidence has shown that golf was played on Musselburgh Links in 1672, although Mary, Queen of Scots reputedly played there in 1567.

In 1603 James VI of Scotland suceeded to the throne of England. He and his courtiers played golf at Blackheath, London, from which the Royal Blackheath Golf Club traces its origins. There is evidence that Scottish soldiers, expatriates and emigrants took the game to British colonies and elsewhere during the 18th and early 19th centuries.

The Royal Calcutta Golf Club and the club at Pau in south western France are notable reminders of these excursions and are the oldest golf clubs ouside the British Isles and the oldest in continental Europe respectively. However, it was not until the late 19th century that Golf became more widely popular outside of its Scottish home.

By the 1860s there were regular services from London to Edinburgh. The royal enthusiam for Scotland, the much improved transport links and the writings of Sir Walter Scott caused a boom for tourism in Scotland and a wider interest in Scottish history and culture outside of the country. This period also co-incided with the development of the Gutty; a golf ball made of Gutta Percha which was cheaper to mass produce, more durable and more consistent in quality and performance than the feather filled leather balls used previously. Golf began to spread across the rest of the British Isles. In 1864 the golf course at the resort of Westward Ho! became the first new course in England since Blackheath. In 1880 England had 12 courses, rising to 50 in 1887 and over 1000 by 1914. The game in England had progressed sufficiently by 1890 to produce its first Open Championship, John Ball. The game also started to spread further across the British Commonwealth and at British Tourist destinations.

By the 1880s golf clubs had been established in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa. Singapore followed in 1891. Courses were also established in several continental european resorts for the benefit of British visitors.

The word golf was first mentioned in writing in 1457 on a Scottish Parliamentary Statute on forbidden games as gouf, possibly derived from the Scots word goulf (variously spelled) meaning “to strike or cuff”. This word may, in turn, be derived the Dutch word Kolf, meaning “bat,” or “club,” and the Dutch sport of the same name.

Timeline on the history of golf from 150 AD to 1900 AD:

  • 150 AD ball and club sport called ‘Paganica’ was first played in Londinium ( London, England ) by the Romans.

  • 1354 – The first recorded reference to “chole”, the probable antecedent of golf. It is a derivative of hockey played in Flanders.

  • 1421 – A Scottish regiment aiding the French against the English at the Siege of Bauge is introduced to the game of chole. Hugh Kennedy, Robert Stewart and John Smale, three of the identified players, are credited with introducing the game in Scotland.

  • 1457 – Golf, along with football, is banned by the Scots Parliament of James II to preserve the skills of Archery by prohibiting gowf on Sundays because it has interfered with military training for the wars against the English.

  • 1470 – The ban on golf is reaffirmed by the Parliament of James III.

  • 1491 – The golf ban is affirmed again by Parliament, this time under James IV.

  • 1502 – With the signing of the Treaty of Glasgow between England and Scotland, the ban on golf is lifted.

    • James IV makes the first recorded purchase of golf equipment, a set of golf clubs from a bow-maker in Perth.

  • 1513 – Queen Catherine, queen consort of England, in a letter to Cardinal Wolsey, refers to the growing popularity of golf in England.

  • 1527 – The first commoner recorded as a golfer is Sir Robert Maule, described as playing on Barry Links, Angus (near the modern-day town of Carnoustie).

  • 1552 – The first recorded evidence of golf at St. Andrews, Fife.

  • 1553 – The Archbishop of St Andrews issues a decree giving the local populace the right to play golf on the links at St. Andrews.

  • 1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, seen playing golf shortly after the death of her husband Lord Darnley, is the first known female golfer.

  • 1589 – Golf is banned in the Blackfriars Yard, Glasgow. This is the earliest reference to golf in the west of Scotland.

  • 1592 – The Royal Burgh of Edinburgh bans golfing at Leith on Sunday “in tyme of sermonis.” (Eng: sermons)

  • 1618 – Invention of the featherie ball.

    • King James VI of Scotland and I of England confirms the right of the populace to play golf on Sundays.

  • 1621 – First recorded reference to golf on the links of Dornoch (later Royal Dornoch), in the far north of Scotland.

  • 1641 – Charles I is playing golf at Leith when he learns of the Irish rebellion, marking the beginning of the English Civil War. He finishes his round.

  • 1642 – John Dickson receives a licence as ball-maker for Aberdeen.

  • 1659 – Golf is banned from the streets of Albany, New York-the first reference to golf in America.

  • 1682 – In the first recorded international golf match, the Duke of York and John Paterstone of Scotland defeat two English noblemen in a match played on the links of Leith.

    • Andrew Dickson, carrying clubs for the Duke of York, is the first recorded caddy.

  • 1687 – A book by Thomas Kincaid, Thoughts on Golve, contains the first references on how golf clubs are made.

  • 1721 – Earliest reference to golf at Glasgow Green, the first course played in the west of Scotland.

  • 1724 – “A solemn match of golf” between Alexander Elphinstone and Captain John Porteous becomes the first match reported in a newspaper. Elphinstone fights and wins a duel on the same ground in 1729.

  • 1735 – The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh is formed.[1]

  • 1743 – Thomas Mathison’s epic The Goff is the first literary effort devoted to golf.

  • 1744 – The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers is formed, playing at Leith links. It is the first golf club.

    • The Royal Burgh of Edinburgh pays for a Silver Cup to be awarded to the annual champion in an open competition played at Leith. John Rattray is the first champion.

  • 1754 – Golfers at St. Andrews purchase a Silver Cup for an open championship played on the Old Course. Bailie William Landale is the first champion.

    • The first codified Rules of Golf published by the St. Andrews Golfers (later the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews).

  • 1759 – Earliest reference to stroke play, at St. Andrews. Previously, all play was match.

  • 1761 – The Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society of Edinburgh is formed.[2]

  • 1764 – The competition for the Silver Club at Leith is restricted to members of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.

    • The first four holes at St. Andrews are combined into two, reducing the round from twenty-two holes (11 out and in) to 18 (nine out and in). St. Andrews is the first 18-hole golf course, and sets the standard for future courses.

  • 1766 – The Blackheath Club in London becomes the first golf club formed outside of Scotland.

  • 1767 – The score of 94 returned by James Durham at St. Andrews in the Silver Cup competition sets a record unbroken for 86 years.

  • 1768 – The Golf House at Leith is erected. It is the first golf clubhouse.

  • 1773 – Competition at St. Andrews is restricted to members of the Leith and St. Andrews societies.

  • 1774 – Thomas McMillan offers a Silver Cup for competition at Musselburgh, East Lothian. He wins the first championship.

    • The first part-time golf course professional (at the time also the greenkeeper) is hired, by the Edinburgh Burgess Society.

  • 1780 – The Society of Golfers at Aberdeen (later the Royal Aberdeen Golf Club) is formed.

  • 1783 – A Silver Club is offered for competition at Glasgow.

  • 1786 – The South Carolina Golf Club is formed in Charleston, the first golf club outside of the United Kingdom.

    • The Crail Golfing Society is formed.

  • 1788 – The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers requires members to wear club uniform when playing on the links.

  • 1797 – The Burntisland Golf Club is formed.

    • The town of St. Andrews sells the land containing the Old Course (known then as Pilmor Links), to Thomas Erskine for 805 pounds. Erskine was required to preserve the course for golf.

  • 1806 – The St. Andrews Club chooses to elect its captains rather than award captaincy to the winner of the Silver Cup. Thus begins the tradition of the Captain “playing himself into office,” by hitting a single shot before the start of the annual competition.

  • 1810 – Earliest recorded reference to a women’s competition at Musselburgh.

  • 1820 – The Bangalore Club is formed.

  • 1824 – The Perth Golfing Society is formed, later Royal Perth (the first club so honored).

  • 1826 – Hickory imported from America is used to make golf shafts.

  • 1829 – The Dum Dum Golfing Club, later Calcutta Golf Club (and later still Royal Calcutta) is formed.

  • 1832 – The North Berwick Club is founded, the first to include women in its activities, although they are not permitted to play in competitions.

  • 1833 – King William IV confers the distinction of “Royal” on the Perth Golfing Society; as Royal Perth it is the first Club to hold the distinction.

    • The St. Andrews Golfers ban the stymie, but rescind the ban one year later.

  • 1834 – William IV confers the title “Royal and Ancient” on the Golf Club at St. Andrews.

  • 1836 – The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers abandons the deteriorating Leith Links, moving to Musselburgh.

    • The longest drive ever recorded with a feathery ball, 361 yards, is achieved by Samuel Messieux at Elysian Fields.

  • 1842 – The Bombay Golfing Society (later Royal Bombay) is founded.

  • 1844 – Blackheath follows Leith in expanding its course from five to seven holes. North Berwick also had seven holes at the time, although the trend toward a standard eighteen had begun.

  • 1848 – Invention of the “guttie,” the gutta-percha ball. It flies farther than the feathery and is much less expensive. It contributes greatly to the expansion of the game.

The Bangalore golf club was formed in 1868 and not 1820 as stated in timeline.[

1851–1860

1851

The Prestwick Golf Club is founded.

1856

The Royal Curragh Golf Club is founded at Kildare, the first golf club in Ireland. Pau Golf Club is founded, the first on the Continent.

A rule change is enacted that, in match play, the ball must be played as it lies or the hole be conceded. It is the last recorded toughening of the rules structure.

1857

"The Golfer's Manual", by "A Keen Hand" (H. B. Farnie), is published. It is the first book on golf instruction.

The Prestwick Club institutes the first Championship Meeting, a foursomes competition at St. Andrews attended by eleven golf clubs. George Glennie and J.C. Stewart win for Blackheath.

1858

The format of the Championship Meeting is changed to individual match play and is won by Robert Chambers of Bruntsfield.

Allan Robertson becomes the first golfer to break 80 at the Old Course, recording a 79.

The King James VI Golf Club is founded in Perth, Scotland.

1859

The first Amateur Championship is won by George Condie of Perth.

Death of Allan Robertson, the first great professional golfer.

[edit] 1860–1870

1860

The Prestwick Club institutes a Professional Championship played at Prestwick; the first Championship Belt is won by Willie Park, Snr.

1861

The Professionals Championship is opened to amateurs, and the The Open Championship is born. The first competition is won by Old Tom Morris.

1864

The North Devon Golf Club is founded at Westward Ho!

1867

The Ladies’ Golf Club at St. Andrews is founded, the first golf club for women.

1869

The Liverpool Golf Club is founded at Hoylake, later Royal Liverpool.

Young Tom Morris, age 17, wins the first of four successive Open Championships. His streak would include an 11-stroke victory in 1869 and a 12-stroke victory in 1870 (in a 36-hole format). His 149 in the 1870 Open over 36 holes is a stroke average that would not be equalled until the invention of the rubber-cored ball.

[edit] 1870–1880

1870

Young Tom Morris wins his third consecutive Open Championship, thus winning permanent possession of the Belt.

The Royal Adelaide Golf Club is founded, the first golf club in Australia.

1871

The Otago Golf Club is formed, the first club in New Zealand.

1872

The Open Championship is reinstituted when Prestwick, St. Andrews and the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers offer a new trophy, with the Open Championship to be hosted in rotation by the three clubs.

Young Tom Morris wins his fourth consecutive Open Championship.

1873

The Christchurch Golf Club is formed, the second club in New Zealand.

The Royal Montreal Golf Club is formed, the first club in Canada.

The Open Championship is held for the first time at the Old Course.

1875

The Oxford and Cambridge University Golf Clubs are founded.

Young Tom Morris dies at age 24. He did not emotionally recover from the death of both his wife and their daughter in childbirth earlier that year.

Vesper Country Club is formed in Tyngsboro, MA.

1878

The first University Match is played at Wimbledon, won by Oxford.

[edit] 1880–1890

1881

Royal Belfast is founded.

The use of moulds is instituted to dimple the gutta-percha ball. Golfers had long noticed that the guttie worked in the air much better after it had been hit several times and scuffed up.

1883

Bob Ferguson of Musselburgh, losing The Open in extra holes, comes one victory shy of equalling Young Tom Morris’ record of four consecutive titles. Ferguson ends up later in life penniless, working out of the Musselburgh caddy-shack.

1884

The Oakhurst Golf Club is founded at White Sulphur Springs. The first hole at The Homestead survives from this course and is the oldest surviving golf hole in America.

1885

The Amateur Championship is first played at Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake.

The Royal Cape Golf Club is founded at Wynberg, South Africa, the first club in Africa.

1886

A.J. Balfour is appointed Chief Secretary (Cabinet Minister) for Ireland; his rise to political and social prominence has an incalculable effect on the popularity of golf, as he is an indefatigable player and catalyzes great interest in the game through his writing and public speaking.

1887

“The Art of Golf” by Sir Walter Simpson is published.

1887

The Foxburg Country Club is founded in Foxburg, Pennsylvania, the oldest golf course in the United States in continuous use in one place.

1888 Kebo Valley Golf Club is the 8th oldest Golf course in the US.

1888

The St. Andrew’s Golf Club is founded in Yonkers, New York, the oldest surviving golf club in America.

[edit] 1890–1900

1890

John Ball, an English amateur, becomes the first non-Scotsman and first amateur to win The Open Championship.

Bogey is invented by Hugh Rotherham, as the score of the hypothetical golfer playing perfect golf at every hole. Rotherham calls this a “Ground Score,” but Dr. Thomas Brown, honorary Secretary of the Great Yarmouth Club, christens this hypothetical man a “Bogey Man,” after a popular song of the day, and christens his score a “Bogey.” With the invention of the rubber-cored ball golfers are able to reach the greens in fewer strokes, and so bogey has come to represent one over the par score for the hole.

1891

The Golfing Union of Ireland is founded on 12 October 1891 and is the oldest Golfing Union in the world.

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is founded on Long Island.

Warkworth Golf Club is founded in Northumberland, designed by Old Tom Morris

1892

Palmetto Golf Club established in Aiken, South Carolina.

Glen Arven Country Club golf course established in Thomasville, Georgia USA; the oldest course still in use in Georgia.

Gate money is charged for the first time, at a match between Douglas Rollard and Jack White at Cambridge. The practice of paying for matches through private betting, rather than gate receipts and sponsorships, survives well into the 20th Century as a “Calcutta,” but increasingly gate receipts are the source of legitimate prize purses.

The Amateur Golf Championship of India and the East is instituted, the first international championship event.

1893

The Ladies’ Golf Union of Great Britain and Ireland is founded and the first British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship won by Lady Margaret Scott at Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club.

The Irish Ladies’ Golf Union is founded and is the oldest Ladies Golf Union in the world.

The Chicago Golf Club opens the United States’ first 18-hole golf course on the site of the present-day Downers Grove Golf Course. The Chicago Golf Club moved to its current location in 1895.

Victoria Golf Club is formed and remains the oldest course west of the Mississippi on its original site.

The Segregansett Country Club opens in Taunton, Massachusetts. This course is still in operation.

1894

The Open is played on an English course for the first time and is won for the first time by an Englishman, J.H. Taylor. Taylor, along with Harry Vardon and James Braid (together known as the Great Triumvirate) would dominate the Open Championship for the next two decades.

The United States Golf Association is founded as the Amateur Golf Association of the United States. Charter members are the Chicago Golf Club, The Country Club, Newport Country Club, St. Andrew’s Golf Club, and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Tacoma Golf Club is founded, the first golf club on the US Pacific Coast.

1895

The U.S. Amateur Championship is instituted, with Charles B. Macdonald winning the inaugural event. The first United States Open is held the following day, with Horace Rawlins winning.

July 6, 1895 – Van Cortlandt Park Golf Course opens – the first public golf course in America.

The pool cue is banned as a putter by the USGA.

The U.S. Women’s Amateur is instituted. Mrs. Charles S. Brown (née Lucy N. Barnes)[1] is the first winner.

1896

Harry Vardon wins his first British Open.

1897

The first NCAA Championship is held. Louis Bayard, Jr. is the winner.

“Golf”, America’s first golfing magazine, is published for the first time.

1898

The term “birdie” is coined at Atlantic C.C. from “a bird of a hole.”

Freddie Tait, betting he could reach the Royal Cinque Ports Golf Club clubhouse from the clubhouse at Royal St George’s Golf Club – a three mile distance – in forty shots or less, puts his 32nd stroke through a window at the Cinque Ports club.

The Haskell ball is designed and patented by Coburn Haskell. It is the first rubber-cored ball.

Church Stretton Golf Club is founded, the oldest 18-hole course in Shropshire and one of the highest courses in England and the United Kingdom.

1899

The Western Open is first played at Glenview G.C., the first tournament in what would evolve into the PGA Tour.

1900

Walter Travis wins the first of his three U.S. Amateur Championships. Harry Vardon wins the U.S. Open, the first golfer to win both the British and U.S. Opens.

Golf is placed on the Olympic calendar for the 2nd Games at Paris.

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Who would you choose to be in your World Cup team of the tournament?

Hey. I’m Brooks Peck from the Yahoo! Sports team. We’re just as excited as you guys about the World Cup! I’ll be naming my own ‘team of the tournament’ and want to ask the Answers community who has set the tournament on fire for you?

Find out more on the Answers Blog: http://yanswersblog.com/

World Cup coverage: http://g.sports.yahoo.com/soccer/world-cup/

Here’s my best 11 from the tournament…

GK: Casillas, ended tournament with no goals for last 433 minutes of play.

RB: Sergio Ramos, constantly posed an attacking threat while still getting back and playing excellent defense
CB: Lucio, great and powerful defender, even had skill to push forward on many occasions
CB: Carles Puyol, always hard worker, saved Spain on many occasions, best center back of the tournament, game winner against germany that sent spain through
LB: Phillip Lahm, provided leadership and skill for germany playing left back, constantly pushing forward and threatening in the attack

CM: Xavi, created more goal scoring opportunities than any other player by far, kept his cool when spain at times looked like they could lose it, was never rattled.
CM: Bastian Schwiensteiger, real leader for germany, superb skill and great defensive play, was the glue that kept the german side together
CM: Wesley Sneijder, dutch master, scored five goals from the midfield, single-handedly beat brazil in a way only Zidane was able to do back in 2006

LW: David Villa, Spain’s attacking force, scored five of the most important goals in spain’s soccer history
RW: Thomas Müller, only 20 years of age and won best young player and the golden boot, the future looks bright for Múller and Germany, the next rudi völler? possibly.
ST: Diego Forlán, carried uruguay to the semifinals, scored five goals of beauty. shone far brighter than most other stars coming in to the tournament.


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Friday, May 28th, 2010

Treat Your Feet, Buy Them Birkenstocks!

With the snowdrops and the crocuses braving the early spring temperatures and the buds starting to open ever so slightly on the bushes and trees it’s clear that spring has sprung and as the mild air begins to creep in it’s even possible to hear those black birds singing and really feel like we might actually be able to walk down the road in less than a big heavy coat and a pair of Uggs soon.

 

This is an exciting prospect as it feels like an absolute age since the air was warm enough to put on a pair of open toed shoes or sandals and I really miss this. I love my summer sandals, my flip flops and my Birkenstocks that are just so effortlessly comfortable whilst still being universally stylish.

 

I have already started to give some thought to preparing my feet for the great unveiling! I have begun to slather them in cream after a shower or a bath and have even started to exfoliate my heels and use a pumice stone on them as there’s nothing worse than dry, cracked heels when you’ve got your feet exposed. I don’t want to be one of those people who looks like they don’t take care of their feet.

 

Feet are very important when it comes to summer footwear and if I’m going to treat myself to a great new pair of Birkenstocks this year I want to make sure my feet and toes are in great condition. After all, if I’m wearing some of the gorgeous Birkenstock sandals then people are going to be checking out my feet (I am going to go for a lovely bright red colour in the Madrid style) and it would be a tragedy if they were a complete let down.

 

I’m going to have a pedicure every couple of months and make sure I’ve got some fabulous nail colours for my toenails too, bright reds and tangerine oranges and maybe even some crazy colours like blue and green to stir things up a bit. It’s easy to forget your feet during the winter as you constantly bury them in thick woolly socks and comfy boots to keep them warm and dry but as soon as spring is on the horizon they need some serious attention if you’re going to air them in some lovely sandals.

 

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