Keen on Keen Shoes for Cancer Walk

Keen Womens Newport H2 - Navy Dream
Yesterday I walked 5 Kilometers in my Keen sandals during the Lance Armstrong Livestrong Challenge in San Jose, California, and felt like I was strolling on soft clouds the entire distance. I love my Keen Newport sandals — they’re ultra-comfortable, form fitting, supportive, and the toe cap protects my vulnerable toes from bumps and scrapes (frequent for a klutz like me). I own this style in several colors and wear them for informal family gatherings as well as hikes with friends in the foothills.

Shoe mavens will talk at length about the advantages of this finely designed “outdoorsman” sandal: it’s completely waterproof (and machine washable), has gripping non-slip tread, an anti-microbial in-sole, and so on. What sold me on these Keen shoes was COMFORT. If I can walk five kilometers on the asphalt roads of a major metropolis to help raise thousands of dollars for Cancer patient support and return home with happy feet and knees, I’m certainly ready to share how keen I am on Keen Newport.
Footwear etc. has many Keen choices (many surprisingly stylish) worth trying on. Visit us on-line or in one of our many stores.


Geox Shoes Help Feet Breath Free


My feet sweat. By the end of a day in a simple closed shoe I feel like I’m walking in puddles, fearing those striding beside me can hear the “squish, squish” emanating from my shoes with each step. Aside from the unwelcome discomfort of soggy feet, what most worries me is the stinky stench that may waft about when I take the shoes off to get some much needed ventilation. My simple solution has been to wear stylish sandals as often as possible, but I’ve always dreamed of a good looking shoe that would breath with each stride.

Geox shoes claim to have designed “the shoe that breathes.” I find their television advertising delightful — worth watching a few times over (click the play button below) — and frightfully close to home.

Customer reviews on a variety of websites are compelling:

“I’m a believer! I used to be a die-hard fan of Aerosoles for my daily office workhorse shoes, but I am a Geox convert now. . . [F]or anyone who suffers from hyperhidrosis (sweaty feet), these are just unbelievable.”

I have to admit that the designers of these shoes have devised a seemingly clever system — micro-holes in the rubber outsole that let perspiration from the feet out of the shoes with the protective breathable membrane keeping water out and the feet dry.

What is clear from the comments of those who wear Geox shoes is that they are comfortable:

“Great, comfy shoe! This shoe is so comfortable and cute! The cushion is so soft and thick, it feels comfortable to walk in all day long! I put them on as soon as I got them and they felt comfortable right away.”

UGG Zippered Knightsbridge Boot, I Dub Thee Fabulous!

UGG Knightsbridge… where do I begin? They’re basically the Classic Tall UGG, which I swear I wear every single day in the winter months, but with a zipper in the back!

Because here’s the thing, UGGs are here to stay. They are insanely comfortable and warm and convenient and they look cute with everything.

I love the mini-skirt with tall UGGs, UGGs with a tunic and leggings, UGGs over skinny jeans, UGGs with the sweats tucked in, and then my personal fave — UGGs under pajama pants when my sweetheart Miley (the labrador retriever, not the pop star) wakes me up at 5 a.m. to go for a walk.

I’m as snug as a bug in my UGGs. And now, with a zipper, there’s less of a fight to take them off… because yes, sadly, sometimes you do have to take them off.

Footwear etc. sells this style in Espresso, Black, Sand, and Chestnut Sheepskin colors. With free shipping, the price can’t be beat.

MBT Shoes

Wondering if you can believe all the hype on the MBT shoes?  The simple answer is YES.  They actually do what they say they will.

With their unique sole construction the MBT’s create a feeling that reminds you of walking natural, soft, unstable ground.  The natural instabililty underfoot stimulates otherwise neglected muscle groups to make automatic compensating movements, exactly as nature intended.  You may feel some muscle soreness for the first few days but this soon dicipates and the benefits become more noticeable as each day goes by.

I know they may not be the most attractive looking shoes but believe me your whole body will feel and look better because of them.

Earth Vegan Shoes: Waiting to INHALE

If they’re called Earth shoes, why wouldn’t they be loved by the stars? Jessica Alba, Drew Barrymore, Gwyneth Paltrow, even both Posh and Becks have been seen sporting them around town.


So why the big celebrity draw? Not only does every shoe in the Earth line sport the “negative heel” technology to help you burn calories with every step, they also offer vegan options. And the vegan Inhale shoe offers a funky and sporty spin on the classic Mary Jane while being totally animal-friendly. They’re also available in a variety of colors. I’m such a girly-girl and can never turn down a pink shoe, but I also think the Forest Green looks really cute with khakis.

And here’s what’s crazy… since the Earth shoes tone your calves and thighs, I’m finding excuses to walk more in them. Coming from someone who drives over to the grocery store that’s only two blocks away, that is a BIG step for me. Literally.

PLUS, I just had the greatest experience with my Inhales when I wore them to take my nephew to Disneyland a few weeks ago. They were amazing to be in while on my feet all day, plus the heavy-duty microfiber fabric shielded my toes as they were constantly getting run over by strollers. But the best part is how they helped me feel less guilty as I walked around eating my funnel cake, because I knew I was counteracting those calories with each step I took toward Tomorrowland.

Now that’s the wave of the future.