Gerry Weber Footwear: International Style for Sophisticated Tastes!

Gerry Weber Kate 11

Footwear etc. is excited to carry a fabulous brand that is sure to please many customers: Gerry Weber!

If you love European styling, Gerry Weber is the brand for you. It’s not just for shoes, they even make clothing (although Footwear etc. only carries shoes). This brand is truly international; it is headquartered in Germany and distributes its products in over 62 countries. With international appeal from head to toe, Gerry Weber may just be your new favorite brand!

Feminine, high-quality and modern styles are the benchmarks of the Gerry Weber brand. I personally appreciate that the styles are timeless and classic, but not dated. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Caren 03 – this elegant ankle boot has casual elements to it, with its partial lug sole, and elastic gore insets to help you get it on and off. The elastic goring is actually ornate! I love the beautiful leather upper, and how comfortable this boot is. If you need an ankle boot for casual or semi-dressy occasions, check this out!

Pumps never go out of style, and the Kate 01 is as classic as they come. You can see and feel the quality in its luxurious leather upper and lining. The 2 ¼” heel makes this shoe easy to wear if you’re sitting in an office, or running for the subway! Need a dressy shoe for after work? You don’t need to bring a second pair of shoes with you!

One of the most versatile styles for cool weather months is the riding boot, and the Gerry Weber Caren 06 fits the bill! The 1 ¼” heel height makes this boot very easy to wear all day long, as does the cushioned footbed and smooth, leather upper. It’s available in black or coffee leather, and has full length back and side zippers. The latex sole helps keep you from slipping during inclement weather, and its classic design makes it wearable with almost anything in your wardrobe.

One of the most elegant ankle boots I’ve come across is the Kate 11. Its classic style is perfect to wear with office attire or even out on the town. The side zipper makes the boot easy to get on and off, and the buckle accent adds some panache! It’s a stunning boot for every day wear and beyond.

If you love feminine, internationally-inspired, fashion-forward designs that are made with outstanding quality materials and craftsmanship, definitely check out Gerry Weber shoes. They’re for the discriminating customer with superb taste – isn’t that you?





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My New Favorite Slippers!

Vionic Gemma Luxe

You can never have too many pairs of slippers – in my case, I end up leaving them all over the house! But let’s face it, you may go to all the trouble of getting amazing quality shoes with outstanding support, and what does the typical slipper have in terms of support? Not much. But now you CAN get phenomenally comfortable, supportive slippers. Check out the slippers by Vionic with Orthaheel Technology!

I just got a pair of the Gemma Luxe. How do I love thee, Gemma Luxe, let me count the ways. I don’t just love, I REQUIRE outstanding arch support. What’s the point of wearing great shoes the rest of the day, and then go to put on slippers that don’t make your feet feel just as great? I could feel the difference immediately when I first put these slippers on. My feet were supported with a pronounced arch support, and the deep heel cup kept my foot in place. I can’t believe how great having supportive slippers feels! (If you’ve got Plantar Fasciitis or other types of foot pain, slippers by Vionic with Orthaheel Technology are a must!)

But that’s not all….they are adorable! I opted for the Grey Leopard Fabric, and I love them! It’s not merely a cute pattern; it’s the ultimate in cozy. The upper is made from faux fur that is incredibly soft and plush, as is the flexible midsole. I love the fact that my toes have room to move; the toe box is nice and wide. But I can also make sure that the shoe stays on my foot because of the hook and loop strap on the top of the upper. (You almost don’t even notice this strap because it is also covered in faux fur, and blends in with the rest of the slipper beautifully.)

And there’s bling! What’s not to love about slippers with bling? The Gemma Luxe comes with a metal and jewel broach on the end of the hook and loop closure, so whether you adjust your strap or not, it’s still cute and girly.

If you like animal prints, it’s also available in Tan Leopard Fabric. But if animal prints aren’t your thing, not to worry! You can also get this fantastic slipper in Plum, Taupe, Black, and Dark Brown faux fur.

Yet another great feature of this slipper is the outsole. It’s durable enough for you to wear outside to get the paper, or stop at the grocery store, etc. You’re not stuck indoors with a flimsy slipper, this slipper can go almost anywhere!

See why I have fallen in love with the Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Luxe. It has everything you could possibly want in a slipper, and more!


Samuel Hubbard Footwear: Amazingly Comfortable, Casual Footwear for Men!

Samuel Hubbard Mudguard

There’s a great new brand on the market that contains outstanding casual shoes for men: Samuel Hubbard! While the company itself has only been around for about a year, it draws upon the tradition of Rockport Shoes. The Katz family started Rockport back in 1973 and has many years of experience in developing comfort shoes, and now they have begun a new company utilizing all that they have learned. Wearers are the true beneficiaries of this knowledge!

Sometimes you can’t tell just by looking at a shoe that it contains all sorts of properties that make it special. These designs for men are classic in style, but wait until you feel them on your feet. The technical features that go into these shoes make a huge difference between these shoes and other brands.  What kind of features? Check these out:

1)      An anatomical last. This means the shoe was molded on a last that reflects the natural shape of the foot. Wow, a shoe that really does conform to your feet? It sure does!

2)      Should you need a custom orthotic, these shoes can accommodate them.

3)      Your feet stay cool and comfortable due to the shoes’ leather linings, and a small air space along the edge of the insole and the shoe.

4)      It’s 30% lighter in weight than most other shoes, especially due to the Vibram outsole that was designed specifically for this brand.

5)      These shoes have phenomenal shock absorption due to a SACH heel (an insert in the heel of a more compressible density that helps diffuse shock right when you put your heel on the ground, an inherent bounciness from the materials, the flexible Vibram outsole, and three densities of materials in the insole.

6)      The utmost in comfort: memory foam for the entire length of the insole! What’s not to love about that?

7)      For folks who have issues with mobility in their ankles, these shoes are excellent options due to the SACH heel and toe spring (mild rocker in the front of the shoe). If you’ve had ankle fusion, these shoes could be great choices for you!

A gorgeous slip-on shoe that you could wear even to work as well as for casual outings is the Mudgard Slip-On. It’s available in black leather as well as brown/dark chocolate nubuck. It’s easy to get on and off due to the elastic goring, and is made from the highest quality materials available. This beautiful shoe is classy enough to wear almost anywhere, and given all of its comfort features, you’ll want to wear it everywhere!

Like Chukka Boots? Samuel Hubbard makes one in sand suede, espresso/dark chocolate leather, or tan/dark chocolate leather. The casual style is only augmented by the luxurious materials of the upper. This is a classic design that will never go out of style, and will provide comfort all day long.

How about a basic Oxford shoe? Samuel Hubbard has it in a Plain Toe (in tan waxhide/white leather or in almost black/steel grey leather) or in a Mudguard Oxford (with decorative stitching) in black/steel grey leather.

Check out the beautiful, stylish, comfortable models from Samuel Hubbard at Footwear etc. today!


Fabulous Comfort Flats for Autumn!

Earthies Vanya-floral

With the weather cooling off and occasional rain starting to occur, I am leaving my sandals and flip flops in the closet in favor of flats. How do I love flats? Let me count the ways…..

Flats can be casual or dressy. I can wear them to work, or out to the grocery store, or even for a night out. There is a style and a color for every situation, and I depend on their comfort properties. They are easy to get on and off; ballet flats just slip on, Mary Janes have one strap (often made of hook-and-loop fabric), and many other styles of flats just slip on easily as well. The styles of uppers are practically endless, materials range from synthetics to leathers to cottons, to even leopard pony hair! The types of materials are almost unlimited!

Embellishments can range from the simple bow or buckle to exotic laser cut-outs, mixed materials, or even metal studs. Can you see why the flat may be the most versatile style of shoe ever?

Here are a few of my favorites:

The SoftWalk Women’s Napa. This shoe is available in mixed materials of patent leather and smooth leather, in a variety of colors. It looks great with jeans, as well as dressier clothes. I even wore these to a wedding recently, and they worked great. (No need to take off any heels in favor of comfort flats; these ARE the comfort flats!) It’s a great comfort flat for work as well as play.

The Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Sydney. Need a comfort flat with great arch support? Here’s a fantastic example. It’s a driver moc with a bit of bling, since it comes in shiny gold snake, or black lizard leather, or in red leather or tan leopard calf hair. Comfort flats for women can be casual with a bit of flash, and the Sydney fits the bill beautifully.

The Flexx Bow Commotion. This gorgeous and incredibly comfortable peep-toe shoe has all sorts of girly embellishments in the upper. It’s a great comfort flat for work or a night out. The soft upper and footbed will make your feet feel fantastic, and the upper is available in fashionable colors like Gunmetal Grey, Red, or Black leather. This would be a phenomenal shoe to use to go out dancing!

The Dansko Olivia. I love Dansko shoes because they always make my plantar fasciitis feel better. This gorgeous smoking slipper is perfect for an elegant touch to your wardrobe. While it IS an elegant shoe, it can also be worn with casual attire. This shoe fits like a glove, and I love the options of various animal print uppers.

The Earthies Vanya. I love this shoe for its interesting twisted-leather upper. It’s available in Pester, Copper, Gold, Red, Black, Maroon, and even an Orange Multi Floral fabric! There’s a color for every wardrobe and every mood! Rippled pleats in the upper add elegance and fun to this shoe, and it can go with just about anything in your wardrobe. Comfort flats are at their best with this model, and you can wear this model all day long in comfort and style.

Check out the fabulous selection of flats for the fall from Footwear etc. You’ll LOVE how they will feel all day long!