Introducing…Daneli Shoes!

Daneli Dusseldorf

Footwear etc. now has its own line of shoes, called Daneli shoes! There are four brand new models that are classic in style and phenomenal in comfort. I just tried these on and I am absolutely sold on how great they feel. Here’s a sneak peek:

The Daneli Women’s Dusseldorf is a stylish Mary Jane with a 1 ¼” heel, an adjustable Velcro strap, leather lining and premium leather upper. It feels luxurious, yet it’s comfortable enough to wear all day long. This is one of those few models that I would feel very comfortable wearing to the office and then to a night out on the town. The low heel adds some elegance, yet it is completely comfortable and does not put stress on the metatarsal part of the foot. This particular shoe even comes with an additional insole that has extra support and cushioning that you can use instead of the insole already in the shoe. I am really impressed by this shoe and I think it should become a very hot item!

You can never have too many ballet flats, and Daneli now has a beautiful model in the Phoebe Bow. It has gorgeous lines, and is made from the finest quality leathers. Containing foam padded removable inserts, this stylish flat molds to your feet, and feels completely luxurious due to its leather lining and premium leather upper. I love the bow accent; it almost looks like a rosette!

An easy-to- wear slip-on loafer is the Daneli Women’s Nature. It has a textured leather upper and a button accent for not just visual interest, but for convenience in getting the shoe on your foot. The texture almost looks like the bark of a tree (hence the name Nature)! It is also fully leather lined with foam padded removable inserts, and comes with the bonus packaged insole that has more cushioning and support. This is a fantastic casual shoe.

If you’re in the market for a flat Mary Jane style, check out the Daneli Women’s Narelle Mary-Jane. It’s a casual style that you could wear all day long. As with the other Daneli models, it has the adjustable Velcro strap, premium leather uppers, and full leather linings. For extra cushioning and support, swap out the original insole for the included extra insole. You might want to wear this shoe all the time!

With these classic styles, Daneli shoes are sure to be a hit! Get in on the action at and pamper your feet with these gorgeous new models.

Clarks Women’s Ashland and Women’s May Poppy: Everyday Shoes for Work AND Play!

Clarks May Poppy

I like to get a lot of mileage out of my shoes. In particular, I like to be able to wear the same shoe from one activity to another. That’s why two shoes have really caught my attention: the Clarks Women’s Ashland, and the Clarks May Poppy. What is it about these two models that grabbed my attention? Lots of things!

The Ashland is a classically-designed shoe available in Brown, Mid-Brown, Black, and Navy Leather. They’re all neutral so they can go with lots of different wardrobe pieces. It’s easy to wear, since it’s easy to slip on and off and the leather upper is luxuriously soft. The OrthoLite® footbed provides lots of cushioning, and the style is such that you can wear it with jeans or with nicer slacks. I could easily wear this from work to play! The beautiful embellished stitching and decorative buttons provide some casual elegance, and I can’t wait to take this shoe out on the town!

The Clarks May Poppy is going to be my #1 work shoe. I would have absolutely no qualms about wearing it out to dinner or elsewhere afterwards. Again, Clarks has come up with some beautiful, classic styling that is perfect when you need to look professional OR casual. The 2” heel makes it easy to be on your feet for hours, and the OrthoLite® footbed provides outstanding cushioning. The flexible outsole provides great traction as well. It’s available in black, brown, navy, and brown crock leather, and definitely meets my criteria for a great everyday shoe.

Need shoes to go from work to play? Check out the Ashland and May Poppy from Clarks, Experience the versatility and comfort you can have all day long!

Waldlaufer Footwear – Phenomenal Walking Shoes!

Waldlaufer Henni

When this new brand showed up at Footwear etc., I thought these might just be the ultimate in walking shoes. I believe I’m right; there are so many phenomenal attributes to Waldlaufer shoes that make walking an absolute delight. What makes them special? Let me count the ways:

1)      They are incredibly lightweight.

2)      They provide superb shock absorption.

3)      Extra volume in the toe box gives you room for your toes to move, yet the narrower heel and midfoot ensure a great fit.

4)      The removable insoles provide excellent arch and metatarsal support.

While these shoes are phenomenal walking shoes, they are also perfect for everyday wear since they are casual styles (not necessarily athletic styles). You can wear them to work, or out to run errands, etc.

A particular favorite of mine is the Henni Ultralite T-Strap. Available in Red or Black Nubuck, this classically-styled shoe is perfect for weekend or other casual wear, and the leather is waterproof. The cushioned removable footbed provides outstanding comfort!

For a slightly more formal look, check out the Women’s Hadya Bow Ballet flat. It’s available in Black or Grey nubuck, and has beautiful style in an easy-to-wear model. The fabulous European construction is evident in all Waldlaufer shoes, and you’ll love the way they look and feel.

Need a great walking shoe with casual style? Check out Waldlaufer footwear. Experience incredible fit and comfort with every step!


Did You Know that Naot Makes Outstanding Hand Cream?


I’ve been a fan of Naot shoes for years, but I’d never actually tried their hand cream. Why is this a big deal? The hand cream is one of their best-kept “secrets!” It’s not just a hand cream like you could get at any drug store; it’s more of a spa product. It’s mineral rich, non-oily, and feels absolutely AMAZING on your skin. It’s instantly absorbed, so you won’t get remnants of cream all over your clothes, etc. It feels completely luxurious and really makes a difference on dry skin. As we approach cooler fall/winter weather, this hand cream can really save your skin!

I’m not alone in my assessment of this stuff; customers have been raving about this product for years. Here are a few examples:

Charline from Texas states: “I LOVE the Dead Sea Treasures Hand Cream. PROS: Works better than any other I’ve tried. BEST USES: Dry hands. It is the BEST hand cream I have ever used!”

Lea from Indiana adds: “The Absolute Best. PROS: Moisturizes well, softens skin, absorbs quickly, long lasting, goes on smoothly, not greasy, smells great. BEST USES: Deep moisturization, after shower/bath, Winter dryness, dry/chapped skin. One of our clients visited Israel and brought back a tube as a Christmas present. This is absolutely the best hand cream I have ever tried. My hands get extremely dry and my thumbs especially become cracked and painful in the winter. This product keeps my hands moisturized and soft for hours. Finally, a cream that works!!”

Here’s one from Tigay from Michigan: “Dead Sea Treasures Best Lotions. PROS: Softens skin, not greasy, moisturizes well, fragrance-free, goes on smoothly, absorbs quickly. CONS: Container size too small. BEST USES: Winter dryness, deep moisturization, after shower/bath, dry/chapped skin, bedtime.  Do not be fooled by imitations. I have tried many products, including others supposedly from the Dead Sea. These are the best. I suffer from dry and cracked skin in the winter months in Michigan. These lotions provide quick and lasting relief.”

If you love (or need!) hand cream, or need an easy gift for a friend, check out the Naot Dead Sea Treasures Hand Cream. It feels great going on, and really WORKS!

Gorgeous Flats for Fall!


I can never get enough of flats – whether they are “ballerina” style, something a little wilder, or something really casual. You can wear them in so many ways, with so many outfits, for so many purposes. I believe that flats are THE most versatile style that any woman could own, and here are a few different options available to suit your needs.

For a really dressy flat, check out the Marchez Vous Women’s Maureen. This stunningly beautiful flat is designed for comfort, but is sleek and sophisticated enough to wear with formal attire. Just because you need formal footwear doesn’t mean it has to be painful; this is a perfect example of how beautiful a flat can be. With its suede upper and hand stitching, it exudes luxuriousness as you take every step. The Poron cushioning in the footbed ensures fabulous comfort. It’s a phenomenal shoe for those special occasions.

Earth has a beautiful new shoe called the Butternut. I absolutely love the metal stud accents in the upper! Available in deep red suede or black suede, this contemporary flat is stylish enough for both casual and slightly dressier wear. As with all Earth shoes, the comfort footbed cushions your foot and reinforce arch supports your feet for all-day comfort. Note that this shoe is also styled like the “Smoking Slippers” of yesteryear; think Hugh Hefner in a silk robe. It’s a classic design updated for today’s fashion-forward woman.

Classic designs are nothing new to Gabor. The Women’s 74.163.17 Ballerina is a traditional ballet flat with a cap toe and a nubuck upper. Available in maroon nubuck, black nubuck, or anthracite nubuck, this shoe is incredibly comfortable as well as stylish.

The Clarks Valley Lounge – another shoe reminiscent of “Smoking Slippers” – is a fabulous new leopard-print flat. Clarks is known for outstanding comfort and fit, and these shoes are no exception. The shoe is created with an easy on-off design, and the footbed provides massage properties with each step. The durable outsole is flexible and long-lasting.

These are just a few of the many outstanding flats available from Footwear etc. There’s a pair (or more!) for everyone, check them out!