Keeping Your Shoes Stink Free!

2Toms spray

Some people have the misfortune to just have sweaty feet. Others find that their feet sweat when they exercise. Sweating is actually a necessary activity, because it helps cool down your body. But when sweaty feet turn stinky, that can be hugely embarrassing. It’s especially a problem with shoes, because odors linger. What to do?

First, choose footwear that breathes. Materials like leather and mesh are perfect for this. Avoid shoes that are closed and synthetic (without mesh); those typically can turn your feet into complete sweatboxes.

Footwear etc. carries products specifically designed to deodorize shoes, bags, etc. (Where were these when I needed them on my daughter’s dance bag and in her dance shoes?!) Using these products can make an enormous difference in the smell of your footwear, and the surrounding area! Here are a few products to try:

2Toms Stink Free Spray – this spray is specifically designed to deodorize your shoes. It also is effective on bags, so if your gym bag is getting a little ripe, this is the spray for you! Use this spray 2-3 times per week, allowing for the shoes to dry between applications. (If you have really aggressive foot odor, you might need to use this more often.) It’s safe to use on all sorts of footwear and accessories, like athletic shoes, dress shoes, gym bags, even hockey and football pads!

Four Seasons Odor Away Spray – this spray blocks the natural odor produced by foot perspiration. Use it in any shoes that have developed odor. The 4 oz. size is perfect to put in a purse, or tuck in a gym bag. You can even keep it in your glove compartment!

Kiwi Fresh Force – this spray actually guarantees 24 hour freshness! All you do is insert the applicator into your shoe and press down. It’s great for shoes, boots, sneakers, etc., and is safe for all materials. This spray is an easy way to freshen up your shoes regardless of how much wear you’ve given them! Keep it in a locker, gym bag, glove compartment, purse, etc. to always have it handy.

Foot Petals Pedi Fume Cooling Gel – this product is the aromatherapy answer to removing foot odor! It’s a gel that features Lavender and Vanilla, which have been proven to help you relax. This product is not used on your footwear, it’s intended for your feet! Tea Tree oil and Cardamom help disinfect your feet, and eliminate bacteria that cause odor. It’s quick drying and helps your feet feel and smell great.

Eliminate those stinky shoes (and bags) with deodorizing products from Footwear etc. Your family, friends, co-workers, and even acquaintances will thank you profusely!

Fantastic New Models from Gravity Defyer!

Gravity Defyer Genevy

If you’re a fan of Gravity Defyer shoes, you’re not alone! The fabulous VersoShock Trampoline Technology makes a huge difference in how comfortable your day is. Gravity Defyer shoes have made a real impact on many people who just want to have a little “spring” in their steps! In fact, there’s even a new partnership between Gravity Defyer and Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center. Ms. King is a well-known minister and daughter of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr., and started out her relationship with Gravity Defyer as a satisfied customer.

The reason why Ms. King is collaborating with Gravity Defyer is because she wants to bring attention to wellness issues and feels strongly that Gravity Defyer products really help promote good health.  The many styles of products for both men and women make choosing a comfortable shoe for any occasion easy!

Why are Gravity Defyer shoes so amazing? It’s all about the VersoShock Trampoline Technology. In a nutshell, it absorbs shock, propels you forward, and helps keep you energized. There’s a master shock absorber in the heel with two smaller twin stabilizers that literally provide the “spring” in your steps. The removable insole provides outstanding arch support and helps keep your tired feet feel energized. All of these technical features work together to provide an energetic experience that you can enjoy in a wide variety of styles.

Men have some phenomenal options for both athletic purposes as well as dress wear. The Super Walk is a classic athletic-styled shoe. Available in White/Blue Mesh, Grey/Orange Mesh, or Black/Red Mesh, this shoe is lightweight, breathable, and incredibly supportive. Need a dress shoe? Try the Windsor. This classic wing tip oxford shoe is beautiful enough to wear to the office or to a dressy event. It’s available in Black Leather, or Two Tone Brown Leather, and you’d never realize that it contains such advanced technology by merely looking at it. You’d have to try it to believe how fantastic it feels on your feet.

The Super Walk is also available for women. It’s available in White/Pink mesh or Black/Purple mesh, and it’s a stylish shoe for those times you want to do exercise walking or even just go out to the store. Customers have reported that leg, foot, and back problems have been alleviated due to the superior shock absorption of these shoes, so you’ll love the results you’ll see with these.

My favorite dressy shoe for women is the Genevy. It’s a beautiful slip-on shoe that you can wear with casual or somewhat dressy clothing. The quilted patent leather upper and smooth toe is very fashion-forward, and you’ll love how it looks on your foot! Available in Brown Patent Leather, this shoe contains all the comfort features you’d expect in any Gravity Defyer shoe, and you get the versatility of a dressy looking shoe! You won’t have to change your shoes if you go out after a long day on your feet, these shoes fit the bill.

Don’t just take the word of other happy customers (and Bernice King), check out the fantastic new models from Gravity Defyer today!


Announcing a Fabulous Brand for ALL Runners: Hoka One One!

Hoka One One Odyssey

If you’re interested in running – as a beginner or as an elite athlete – Hoka One One (pronounced Hoka Onay Onay) has some fabulous shoes for you.

These aren’t your ordinary running shoes. These shoes feature a unique midsole geometry. What does this mean? It has a higher volume, softer density, and greater rebounding foam than your typical running shoe. It’s the antithesis of minimalist running; in fact, these shoes have been referred to as maximalist running shoes. There’s a lot of foam cushioning to help give you an energizing, stable stride.

How does it work? First off, there is 50% more cushioning than in your standard running shoe. Think of the phenomenal shock absorption that this extra cushioning provides! There is also a balanced Meta-Rocker that contains a low heel-toe differential and a sculpted outsole radius. These encourage a guided foot gait cycle, and supports proper running form from heel strike to toe off.

These shoes are really lightweight! This is especially helpful if you’re running long distances and need your shoes to make each step as comfortable as possible (and not add to the burden!).  The shoes contain an EVA formulation that is 30% lighter than the standard running shoe.

Stability is also a big goal for Hoka One One shoes. The technological innovations continue with the Active Foot Frame midsole geometry, which allows your foot to sink deeply into the midsole. It actually adapts to a wide range of feet and running styles! This is just about a custom experience as you can get.

And if all of this didn’t convince you, Hoka One One shoes also have midsole grooves that will shed water quickly. Running through puddles is not a problem!

Men and women currently have several choices of models. The Valor is specifically designed for running on man-made surfaces. You’ll appreciate the superior shock absorption on those surfaces that just don’t give. The Odyssey works well on a variety of types of surfaces, and the Vanquish is the best for road work. You can choose your shoe based on the surface on which you’ll be running, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or an elite runner. These shoes fit the bill for anyone who wants to get out there and run!

For a very different running experience, try the new models from Hoka One One. These phenomenal shoes can make any run not just different but better!