1. Eligibility: Limit one (1) entry per person for each Voting Question.

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.


  1. Sponsor: Footwear etc. 273 N. Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086
  2. 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 any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  1. Timing: The Contest begins on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 9 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”), ends on Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.
  1. How to Enter:

1. Like @Footwearetc on Facebook

2. Review the “Birkenstock Guess Who?” graphic and provide your answer or submission as a posted comment including the hashtag #BirkGuessWho directly below it. First celebrity guess who: April 9-12. Second celebrity guess who: April 13-15.

Participation in this Contest is subject to, and all entrants must comply with, these Official Rules. Entrants may enter once per voting question. Limit of one (1) prize per person for the entire Contest Period.

  1. Guidelines and Restrictions:

All Entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Sponsor will not acknowledge receipt of entries. Entries must be suitable for publication in the opinion of the Sponsor.

  • 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.
  1. Limit: Each entrant may upload (1) one Submission per Voting Question. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Winner Determination: (1) $50 Footwear etc. Gift Card will be given for each Guess Who? question during the Contest Period, for a total of (2) two $50 Gift Cards to Footwear etc. All winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.
  1. Winner Requirements: All potential winners will be notified in the comments section of the Question Post and are then required to send Footwear etc. a private message on Facebook titled “#BirkGuessWho” containing your full legal name, valid email address, mailing address, and phone number. The first potential winner will be notified on or around Wednesday, April 13, 2016. The second potential winner will be notified on or around Saturday, April 16, 2016. All potential winners must respond via Facebook message within forty-eight (48) hours of receiving a win notification message in the comments section of the post. If any potential winner of a Prize cannot be contacted within forty-eight (48) 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 one (1) alternate winner 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 13, 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.


  1. Prizes: 2 TOTAL PRIZES: each one will be a $50 Gift Card to Footwear etc. 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.
  1. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. 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, Facebook. Information is being provided to Sponsor, not Facebook.

MBT: Brand New Running Shoes are here!

Big news for runners and MBT fans! MBT has just released their new line of MBT running shoes and we just got them in. The construction of these shoes is insane and they are designed to give the most comfortable and healthy running experience. Just like MBT’s core rocker shoes, they used a three-scale system to segment the line: Lightweight, Performance and Cushioning. These three profiles offer different benefits and achieve different needs.


New to MBT shoes? Start with the lightweight. This profile has the smallest amount of rock and is extremely lightweight and soft. Here are the Lightweight styles we just got in:

Women's MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women's MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women's MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

Women's MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe



If you’re an avid runner, the Performance profile is just for you! Loaded with cushioning and enough rock to improve the transition from mid-foot to forefoot. Here are some of the styles we just got in with the Performance profile:

Men's MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

Men’s MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

Men's MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

Men’s MBT GT 16 Running Shoe



The Cushioning profile gives the runner the most cushion – it’s incredibly comfortable both while running and when recovering from long runs and marathons.

Women's MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Women's MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Men's MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Men’s MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe


If you are a fan of Hoka One One or New Balance Fresh Foam you just may fall in love with these MBT running shoes. It is important to note that MBT shoes do feature a removable insole so you can add your own orthotics, however, to get the full benefit of MBT shoes we do recommend you use the insole they come with if possible.



The MBT running shoes feature breathable materials and a moisture management lining. The shank and sensor construction are what allow your foot to hit in the midsole and rotate properly through to the forefoot. Running and walking in MBT shoes are unlike anything you’ve ever tried before and we get amazing reviews from our customers letting us know how much MBT shoes have benefited them.



“These shoes not only look great, but help me with my back problems associated with standing on my feet all day.” – Beth, CA

“I love these shoes. They make me feel so secure and sturdy as I walk. I have ankle arthritis; had my ankle fused together from past break years ago. Normally, my pain is severe if I walk on the heel. These shoes make it a non-pain experience. I am so very happy I found these. I have had other rocker shoes, but I felt so clumsy/un-sturdy in them; I felt like I could wobble and fall over. I don’t feel that way at all with these shoes.” – A., MO

“This is really great shoes! i can wear it the whole day. This is my 3rd pair of MBT and am just loving it each day! This is very comfortable and great to walk in.” – Ace, CA



Try them out risk free – Footwear etc. Rewards Members get FREE return shipping on all shoes and sandals. It’s free to join and there are great benefits, including free shipping and you can earn a $20 Reward for every $250 you spend! Learn more and sign up here. Want to take a look at the rest of our newest MBT shoes? I don’t blame you! Click here to see the full selection at Footwear etc.

We’d like to Chat!

We are very excited to announce Chat online at Footwear etc.! We have always put customer service at the top of our priority list – after all, what are we here for but to send our customers off happy and smiling in beautiful, comfortable shoes. With the addition of chat on the website, we are providing customers another avenue to contact our customer service team to help find and purchase the perfect shoes, handbags and accessories.

Using chat on the Footwear etc. website is incredibly easy. Just look for the green button in the top right corner of our sight that says “Click here to start chat”. This button can be accessed on any page of the website.

Footwear etc. Chat Button

Once you click on the button a chat window will popup on the bottom right corner of your browser screen. Here you are only required to enter your name to start a chat. Click “Start Chat” to be connected directly with one of our dedicated customer service team members.

Footwear etc. Chat Window

For those of you who prefer speaking on the phone call 1.800.720.0572. You can find our customer service hours of operation here.

We look forward to chatting with you!

Blue Q: Funny Feet

Life is always better with a little humor – which is why these Blue Q socks have been a huge hit since adding them to Footwear etc. stores and website last year. They are quirky, adorable and down right hilarious, and the thing I love the most is I have found several different styles that are PERFECT for a friend or family member.

Here are my favorites:



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Blue Q’s Blue Q socks are 56% combed cotton, 41% nylon and 3% spandex.

Check out all these fun, quirky styles from Blue Q on the Footwear etc. website here.

How to Clean Your Birkenstocks

Birkenstock Sandals at Footwear etc.   Spring is here and you know what that means! Time to pull out your sandals and get them ready to wear. Some of my most commonly worn sandals throughout spring and summer are my Birkenstocks, and because I wear them so often for long periods of time (they are so comfortable!) they tend to get a little dirty, especially on the footbed. So, if you own a pair of Birkenstocks follow these steps to clean them up and get them looking brand new for spring.

Step 1: Buy the Birkenstock Cleaning Kit – $17.95 at Footwear etc.Birkenstock Cleaner Kit at Footwear etc.

Step 2: FOOTBED. Open the kit and pull out the Birkenstock Cleaner & Refresher. Spray the entire footbed and wipe off with a cloth to remove excess moisture and dirt. Then use the Nubuck/Suede brush included in the kit and brush the footbed to restore the texture.

Step 3: CORK. When you notice that the cork edge no longer has a shine, apply the Birkenstock Cork Sealer to protect the cork from the elements.

Step 4: LEATHER, NUBUCK, SUEDE, FABRIC. A good preventative to keeping dirt away is spraying the leather, nubuck, suede or fabric with the Birkenstock Water & Stain Repellent regularly. Use the brush included in the kit to clean off any dirt and to restore the texture.

It is important to keep in mind some other care tips when walking, exploring, adventuring in your Birkenstock sandals.

“Cork footbeds and EVA soles can be damaged by exposure to concentrated heat or extreme temperatures. Do not leave your shoes in direct sunlight, or in closed cars on warm days. Keep Birkenstock footwear away from campfires, fireplaces, and indoor radiators. If your shoes become wet, allow them to air dry slowly, away from direct heat.” – Birkenstock USA

Here in California, where Footwear etc. is headquartered, we get a few days of beautiful sunshine and I’m already in my Arizona Birkenstock sandals!

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Hunter Black

If you don’t already own a pair of Birkenstock sandals let this be the year to start. They are incredibly comfortable, especially the sandals available with the soft footbed – irresistible! Find Birkenstock classics and new styles at Footwear etc. today (free 3-day shipping on orders over $60!).