The New MBT Shoes are Here!

MBT Hani

At long last, the new MBT shoes for Fall have arrived! These models have been greatly anticipated by customers, and these styles are sure to please! Customers with Plantar Fasciitis are especially looking forward to trying out these new styles. Let’s take a look at some of the new and exciting offerings now available for purchase:

Kesho Mary Jane – not exactly a new model, but new colors are available. It runs true to size, and if you have a wide foot, order 1 size up. This is one of the rare models that actually works well with wide feet. It’s a really versatile shoe, and looks great for the office as well as casual outings.

Kisiwa Chelsea 2 – at last, another bootie! It’s a slip-on style; the straps are purely decorative. But it’s adorable for the cool weather, and lends itself well to the workplace, dining out, or going out with friends. The straps may be decorative, but the elastic goring on the sides of the boot make the shoe easy to get on and off. The Kisiwa Chelsea 2 also runs true to size.

Afiya Lace or Slip On – this phenomenal athletic-style shoe is one of the best looking I’ve seen in a long time! It’s available in a variety of colors, including Scuba Blue, Navy/Lime Green, and my personal favorite: Pink/Dark Purple. The slip-on version is available in red/white or blue/lime. You’ll love walking and exercising in these shoes; not only do they look great, but the rocker sole will make the endeavor seem easy!

Pata – this is a great walking shoe that comes in a wide variety of colors. You can get it with a leather upper, a split-leather upper, or a nubuck upper, giving you many options for your wardrobe! This model runs true to size, and slightly narrow. If you are a half size, you might want to try a size up to see if it works better for you (it did for me). I think this style is incredibly versatile, see if you agree!

Hani – the ultimate dressy, “ballerina flat-style” shoe, but with MBT’s patented rocker sole. You can wear this shoe with dresses or with jeans, it’s THAT versatile. If you’ve been waiting for another shoe with uses like that of the Kianga, this is that shoe. But also like the Kianga, this shoe runs a full size LARGE. Really. Order down.

Elea 2 – another beautiful slip-on shoe. I particularly like to wear this shoe with slacks. I like the elegant design, it can go with anything! It’s true to size, but if you plan to wear thick socks, go up 1/2 a size.

Bititi – this elegant tall boot is great for cooler weather. The rich leather upper feels luxurious, and the rocker sole enables you to use this as a walking boot! It’s also really handy to have removable insoles, so if you need to add an orthotic, this boot allows you to do so! Just remember to measure your calves; the calf circumference of the boot is 15″.

Hanuni – you can never have too many sandals, and this one is highly adjustable. Available in red or black, let the Hanuni complement your wardrobe! I love the fact that the three hook and loop straps give you a custom fit. It’s also true to size, so be sure to order accurately.

These are just some of the new options available from MBT that are now available at footwearetc.com. What looks good to you?

 

What’s in Your Bag? INSTAGRAM CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

1. Eligibility:Limit one (1) entry per person per day.

Open to legal residents of the 50 United States who have reached the age of 18.  Employees of Footwear etc., its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.  The Contest is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and is void where prohibited.

2. Sponsor: Footwear etc. 273 N. Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086

3. Agreement to Official Rules: Participation in this Contest constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to these Official Rules and Sponsor’s and Administrator’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters related to this Contest. Winning the prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Contest begins on August 18, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”), ends on September 3, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.

5. How to Enter:

a. To enter the Contest, send Footwear etc. a private message on Facebook titled “What’s in Your Bag Contest” containing your full legal name, valid email address, mailing address, and phone number.

b. During the Contest, use the Instagram application on your mobile device to post one (1) original photo of yourfavorite purse, briefcase, tote, or messenger bag including the top 5 essentials you carry and how you style it (your “Submission”). You must first follow “@footwearetc” on Facebook and Instagram. Then, upload your Submission and include the tag #FootwearetcWhatsInYourBag in the “caption” field. Any Submission that does not include the tag #FootwearetcWhatsInYourBag will not be considered for entry into the Contest. Posting a photo on Instagram requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply.

6. Guidelines and Restrictions: By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Photo Guidelines, Content Restrictions, Limit, and Permissions, as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

 Photo Guidelines:

 The Submission must be in a format acceptable for Instagram;
 The Submission must be uploaded to Instagram with the tag, #footwearetcwhatsinyourbag;
 The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind; and
 The Submission must comply with Instagram’s terms of use

 Content Restrictions:

 The Submission must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes copyright infringement;
 The Submission must not disparage Sponsor, Administrator or any other person or party affiliated with the Contest;
 The Submission must not contain brand names or trademarks other than those owned by Sponsor, which entrant has a limited license to use to incorporate in his/her Submission in this Contest;
 The Submission must not contain images or artwork not created by entrant;
 The Submission must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous;
 The Submission must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; and
 The Submission must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created.

Limit: Each entrant may upload (1) one Submission per day.  Submissions received from any person or email address in excess of the stated limit will be void. Submissions generated by script, macro or other automated means are void.

Permissions: Entrant must have permission from all individuals that appear in the Submission (if any) to use their name and likeness in the Submission and to grant the rights set forth herein. If requested, entrant must be able to provide such permissions in a form acceptable to Sponsor.

7. Grant of License: Uploading a Submission constitutes entrant’s consent to give Sponsor a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, create derivative works from, and display such submissions in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, and to incorporate it into other works, in any form, media or technology now known or later developed, including for promotional or marketing purposes. If requested, entrant will sign any documentation that may be required for Sponsor or its designees to make use of the non-exclusive rights entrant is granting to use the Submission. Released Parties (as defined in Section 11, below) are not responsible for lost, late, stolen, damaged, incomplete, invalid, un-intelligible, garbled, delayed or misdirected Submissions; all of which will be void. In the event of a dispute as to any Submission, the authorized account holder of the email address used to register will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. The “authorized account holder” is the natural person assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted address. Each entrant may be required to show proof of being an authorized account holder.

8. Winner Determination: (2) Two $25 Footwear etc. Gift Card will be given on or around each Friday during the Contest Period, for a total of (4) Four $25 Footwear etc. Gift Cards.  (1) One pair of shoes valuing up to $200 will be given to the Grand Prize Winner on or around September 4, 2014 (to be redeemed at any Footwear etc. retail store within the US and online at www.footwearetc.com).  All winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

9. Winner Requirements: All potential winners will be notified via Facebook message.  The first (2) two potential winners will be notified on or around Friday, August 22.  The second (2) two potential winners will be notified on or around Friday, August 29.   The potential Grand Prize Winner will be notified on or around Thursday, September 4.  All potential winners must respond via Facebook message within seventy-two (72) hours of receiving a win notification message to complete an online prize fulfillment form.  If any potential winner of a Prize cannot be contacted within seventy-two (72) hours of win notification or provide any other requested information within the required time period (if applicable), or the prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits the prize. If a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, the prize may be awarded to a runner-up determined by the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Only two (2) alternate winners may be determined, after which the Prize will remain un-awarded.  Acceptance of any prize shall constitute and signify each winner’s agreement and consent that Sponsor and its designees may use each winner’s name, city, state, likeness, photo, Submission and/or prize information in connection with the Contest for promotional, advertising or other purposes, worldwide, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised, including the Internet, without limitation and without further payment, notification, permission or other consideration, except where prohibited by law. Without limiting the generality of these Official Rules, the winners shall irrevocably grant, transfer, convey and assign to Sponsor the entirety of the rights in and to the Submission and all renewals and extensions of copyright, and the right to secure copyright registrations thereto in perpetuity including, without limitation, the rights to use the Submission for any and all purposes in any and all media whether now known or hereafter developed, on a worldwide basis, in perpetuity. The winners accept and acknowledge that Sponsor shall not be obligated to use the Submission and that Sponsor in its sole discretion shall have the right to refrain from using the Submission. Sponsor shall not incur any liability whatsoever to the extent Sponsor chooses to refrain from any exploitation of its rights hereunder. Each winner will indemnify Sponsor, Released Parties (as defined in Section 11, below) and any licensee of Sponsor against all claims, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including reasonable counsel fees and legal expenses) arising out of any breach of these terms.

10. Prizes: 5 TOTAL PRIZES: (4) Four $25 Footwear etc. Gift Cards Approximate Retail Value: $25 each, (1) One pair of shoes valuing up to $200.  Terms and conditions of gift cards apply. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute the prize for one of equal or greater value if the designated prize should become unavailable for any reason. Winner is responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. Limit: One (1) Prize per person.

11. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, Instagram, LLC, Administrator and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, advertising/promotion agencies, and prize suppliers, and each of their respective parent companies and each such company’s officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, the “Released Parties”) from and against any claim or cause of action, including, but not limited to, personal injury, death, or damage to or loss of property, arising out of participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize.

12. General Conditions: Sponsor reserves the right to cancel, suspend and/or modify the Contest, or any part of it, if any fraud, technical failures, human error or any other factor impairs the integrity or proper functioning of the Contest, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion. If terminated Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, determine the winners randomly selected from all non-suspect, eligible Submissions received up to time of such action using the  procedure outlined above. Sponsor, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the Submission process or the operation of the Contest or to be acting in violation of the Official Rules of this or any other promotion or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner and void all associated Submissions. Any attempt by any person to deliberately undermine the legitimate operation of the Contest may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages and other remedies (including attorneys’ fees) from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

13. Limitations of Liability: Released Parties are not responsible for: (1) any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by entrant, printing, typographical or other errors or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest; (2) technical failures of any kind, including, but not limited to malfunctions, interruptions, or disconnections in phone lines or network hardware or software; (3) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the Submission process or the Contest; (4) printing, typographical, technical, computer, network or human error which may occur in the administration of the Contest, the uploading, the processing or random selection of Submissions, the announcement of the prizes or in any Contest-related materials; (5) late, lost, undeliverable, damaged or stolen mail; or (6) any injury or damage to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrant’s participation in the Contest or receipt or use or misuse of any prize (including any travel/activity related thereto). Released Parties are not responsible for misdirected or undeliverable Submissions or for any technical problems, malfunctions of computer systems, servers, providers, hardware/software, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmission or any combination thereof. Released Parties are not responsible for any unauthorized third party use of any Submission.

14. Disputes: Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in California, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. California State law, without reference to California’s choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.

This Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. Information is being provided to Sponsor, not Instagram.

 

 

Need Some Classy Shoes for Work or Play? Check Out Trotters Signature Collection!

Trotters Alana

If you love dressy shoes, you HAVE to check out the new Trotters Signature Collection. These fantastic shoes are gorgeous, and dressy enough for work or semi-formal occasions. With choices of wedges, pumps, slingbacks, flats, and even boots, there are some wonderful choices for all sorts of occasions and attire. All of these shoes contain rich leathers, great cushioning, and flexible soles. These comfort dress shoes work great for you all day long! Here are a few of the stunning examples in this collection:

The Women’s Trotters Signature Alana is a gorgeous new bootie. Containing an inside zipper for easy on-off, this high-heeled bootie contains a suede upper and embossed leather pointed toe. With its 2.75″ heel, this elegant piece of footwear is perfect for the office or a night out on the town. Its striking appearance does not take away from the comfort of the cushioned, leather-lined footbed. And you won’t have to worry about durability from the synthetic outsole. It’s a phenomenal little boot!

Like flats? Check out the Women’s Trotters Signature Cheyenne. It’s not just your everyday flat; it has gorgeous details like a heart-shaped vamp with a decorative leather bow. While it’s easy to wear, it creates a air of elegance due to its 5/8″ stacked heel and sleek style. The luxurious suede upper and cushioned leather footbed are comfortable and stylish, and help make this shoe one that you can wear all day long. I love the fact that it’s lightweight as well as durable, and very classy-looking.

For beautiful, classic styling, look no further than the Women’s Trotters Signature Penelope. It is a traditional pump with a suede upper. Available in a variety of colors, such as Dark Nude, Merlot, Black kid, and Navy kid leather, this gorgeous pump is the perfect work shoe. The variety of colors, however, make the shoe suitable for all kinds of dressy occasions and wardrobe matches. The 2 1/4″ heel makes the shoe easy to wear and comfortable for long lengths of time. Trotters has paid attention to details by wrapping the heel to match the rest of the shoe.

Boot lovers will love the Women’s Trotters Signature Posh Too. This luxurious and elegant calf-leather boot goes with anything! You will love the comfort of the leather-lined, cushioned footbed, and the elastic goring in the shaft for ease of getting the boot on and off. It also comes with an inside zipper, and the 2 1/4″ heel is very stable. The shaft is also generously sized, so if you have slightly larger than average calves, this boot may just be what you need. This boot will wear beautifully all winter long, and you can be assured that it won’t go out of style any time soon!

Check out the gorgeous new Signature Collection from Trotters. Experience the quality and comfort in stunningly beautiful, dressy designs!

 

Boat Shoes for Men and Women!

Clarks Dunbar Racer

Boat shoes are a fun, hip choice of footwear that can be worn practically year round — spring, summer and fall. They’ve been around since the 1930s and are now available for men, women and even children. No longer regarded as a solely preppie staple in sleek navies, browns and whites, they’ve changed a lot over the years, especially for women. You can find a huge range of boat shoe styles ranging from solids and stripes to even leopard print!

You can start the buying process by checking out the designs from popular brands like Clarks, Sebago, Vionic, and Mephisto. But how do you wear this sporty, casual shoe? Read on for some ideas!

Socks or No Socks?

There are few rules when it comes to making a boat shoe look good with an outfit, but there is one highly controversial topic: socks. Some people will tell you “Absolutely no way, forget about it,” while the other camp simply shrugs and says “Why not?” For the most part, we suggest that you ditch your socks when wearing boat shoes with shorts. If you like having a layer between your feet and the shoes, consider a low-cut pair that can remain hidden below the shoe’s collar. This will not only keep your feet cool in the summertime, but also prevents sweat from soaking into and smelling.

For a Nautical, Beach-Themed Look

Styling a boat shoe is easy, as it is versatile enough to be paired with many diverse ensembles. Women can play up the beachy vibe by complementing the footwear with a pair of cuffed jean shorts and a thick striped, Parisian-style cotton top. Accessorize with a large brimmed hat made of natural, woven fibers and a pair of thick-framed sunglasses. A great look for men would pair boat shoes with some khaki shorts and a polo shirt.

Styling with a Skirt or Dress

If you’re looking for something a little more feminine, don’t be afraid to wear boat shoes with a skirt or even a dress. The slip-ons will keep the overall appearance casual, so this look is ideal for shopping or other informal events. When choosing a skirt or dress, knee-length or a shorter hemline is recommended; boat shoes can look too heavy when paired with a full-length skirt.

Dressed Up with Jeans

When the weather cools, boat shoes will almost always look fantastic with a pair of jeans — especially straight-legged, so the shoe isn’t masked by the longer pant leg. For a fun, preppy look, complete your outfit with a light sweater, layered with a collared shirt underneath.

The boat shoe has been a staple footwear style for nearly a century, and provide a wide variety of wardrobe options as you incorporate this style into your repertoire. Nothing says “polished yet casual” like an attractive boat shoe, making it a must-have for every man and woman.

Annual Sandal Sale!

Merrell TerrapinThere are some phenomenal sandals on sale right now at Footwear etc. It’s still summertime, but you can find some great deals on sandals that you can still enjoy for quite a while this season!

Here are a few models that are selling like hotcakes this season:

Mephisto Women’s Petrea – this classic t-strap sandal comes in black or pewter bucksoft leather, or light sand bucksoft leather. It is a casual sandal with elegant styling that you can wear every day. The hand-made quality of this sandal is unparalled, and the stretch band helps you get a custom fit. The natural rubber outsole provides outstanding shock absorption, and its light weight helps keep you going all day long.

The Ecco Women’s Breeze 3-strap sandal provides the ultimate in a customizable fit. Three straps with hook and loop fasteners across the top of the foot let you adjust the shoe any way you need to, even for making adjustments over the course of a long day of walking. The adjustable strap around the ankle also helps in this way as well. The durable and lightweight outsole provides outstanding shock absorption, and this timeless classic will keep you comfortable for as much walking as you’d like to do.

MBT fans have a wide variety of choices of sale sandals available to them. For men, the Jawabu is a lightweight yet rugged sandal that keeps your feet cool and dry. The adjustable hook and loop straps make the shoe easy to wear and to fit, regardless of how much your feet swell over the course of the day. As with all MBT shoes, the rocker sole emulates the feeling of walking on sand, and many customers have reported that the shoes help ease back, knee, and foot pain (even Plantar Fasciitis). Women also have many choices, like the popular Katika. This shoe is a perfect shoe for casual wear, and provides superb comfort all day long.

Like wedges? Earthies has a gorgeous model in the Teesi. It’s available in Nude or Black suede, and is casual enough to wear with jeans, yet dressy enough to wear with skirts or maxi dresses. What makes the Earthies special is the wellness footbed. Each shoe has a cupped heel, anatomic arch support, and cradled toe area. These little details make a huge difference in how your feet feel over the course of the day. You can have shoes with outstanding support that are really cute for the summer!

Need a rugged shoe? Check out the Merrell Men’s Terrapin. It’s designed for you to go out and play in it! The air cushion in the heel absorbs shock, and the lug sole gives you great traction over hill and dale. The added bonus is the Aegis antimicrobial solution in the lining, so you can help ensure that your feet won’t get smelly in the great outdoors!

Check out these and many other fabulous options at footwearetc.com before they run out!