Today I'm gona show you how to retrieve the product attributes in your Magento site.
First of all go to Catalog -> Attributes -> Manage Attributes
Edit your attribute. Set Used in product listing to yes.
In my case I want to add some of my own attributes to the product list.
Look for the product
Inside the file (it depens of where do you want to place the attributes) I look for:
$_product = $this->getProduct();
Just to be sure I have a variable wich contains the product.
Now after the function above I can start coding.
The function will only work for input text attributes.
It will looks like:
Where AttributeName will be your custom attribute:
You have to capitalize your attribute name from shoes to Shoes.
From car_color to getCarColor();
Drop down attributes
Check out How to get Dropdown Attributes Magento.