Spring is my favorite time of year because it's time to retire the depressing black puffer jacket and the big, bad winter boots. Out of my closet come the open-toe shoes and brightly colored accessories that say spring has arrived! While you're stocking up with new seasonal items for your fashionable closet, check out these iPhone apps to tone up your shoe closet, get philanthropic by ditching your shoes and more.
So, Kim Kardashian's well-toned assets in that Super Bowl commercial convinced you to purchase a pair of Skechers Shape-ups? Now what do you do with these silly-looking toning shoes? Check out the free companion app, Skechers Shape-up N'Go, to jump start your bikini-season health and fitness routine. Using the GPS-technology of your iPhone, the app helps monitors your walking, running, cycling and hiking activities, while tracking key statistics, like duration, calories burned, pace and more. The app syncs with MapMyWalk.com, and allows you to share workouts with family and friends on Twitter and Facebook.
If you bought a pair of Shape-ups simply because Kim Kardashian has a pair, then you obviously worry what others think about your shoes. If that sounds like you, check out the free Rate My Shoes app. Upload pictures of you rocking your favorite pair, and see what others think. This is perfect for getting feedback on special-occasion shoes and you can browse other shoe-lovers' photos and rate their shoes. Save your favorites for easy viewing later.
A lot of fabulous designers are bringing their stellar shoes and handbags to everyday fashionistas via QVC, the television shopping network. The free Isaac Mizrahi for QVC app is filled with fashionable spring accessories to help you update your wardrobe on the go. Use the app to peruse Isaac's Fantasy Closet, or simply buy the latest item while you're at work or out and about.
The free TOMS One Day Without Shoes app aims to raise awareness of the impact a pair of shoes can have on a child's life by taking off our own. Use this humanitarian app to find featured events and more information about One Day Without Shoes, which takes place April 5, 2011. Participants can also use the app to share photos of their One Day Without Shoes activities which they can also share with others via social networks.
If you're planning on ditching your shoes for TOMS, you might want to check out the lovely and free Nicole by OPI app to get your toenails ready to party. Explore all the hottest color trends with this app, and be prepared to pick out a mani/pedi color before your spring visit to the manicurist. And ladies, apparently they have a Justin Bieber nail color collection, if you're into that sort of thing.