Footwear etc. Sandal Season Giveaway INSTAGRAM CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES



  1. Eligibility: Limit one (1) entry per person per day.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 a prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.
  1. Timing: The Contest begins on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”), and ends on Saturday, June 20, 2015, 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. To enter the contest, send Footwear etc. a private message on Facebook titled “Sandal Season Giveaway Instagram Contest” containing your full legal name, valid email address, mailing address & phone number.
    2. During the Contest, use the Instagram application on your mobile device to post up to one (1) original photo per day of your favorite spring / summer sandals (your “Submission”). You must first follow “@footwearetc” on Facebook and Instagram. When you upload your Submission, be sure to include the tag #SandalSeasonFE in the caption field. Any Submission that does not include the tag #SandalSeasonFE will NOT be considered for entry into the Contest. Posting a photo on Instagram requires a mobile device and therefore message and data rates may apply.
  1. Guidelines and Restrictions: By uploading your Submission, you agree that your Submission conforms to the Photo Guidelines, Content Restrictions, Limit, and Permissions, as defined below (collectively, the “Guidelines and Restrictions”) and that Sponsor, in its sole discretion, may disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that your Submission fails to conform to the Guidelines and Restrictions.

Photo Guidelines:

 The Submission must be in a format acceptable for Instagram;
 The Submission must be uploaded to Instagram with the tag #SandalSeasonFE;
 The Submission cannot have been submitted previously in a promotion of any kind; and
 The Submission must comply with Instagram’s terms of use

Content Restrictions:

 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 tothe laws or regulations in any state where Submission is created.

Limit: Each entrant may upload (1) one Submission per day.  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.

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: One (1) pair of Spenco Yumi Floral sandals (valued up to $59.95) will be given on or around June 12, one (1) pair of Aetrex Selena sandals (valued up to $79.95) will be given on or around June 14, one (1) pair of men’s OluKai Kekoa sandals (valued up to $84.95) will be given on or around June 16, one (1) pair of Taos Celebration sandals (valued up to $89.99) will be given on or around June 18, and one (1) pair of Vionic Adelie sandals (valued up to $89.95) will be given on or around June 20 for a total of (5) five pairs of sandals from Footwear etc. All winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries up until that date.
  1. Winner Requirements: All potential winners will be notified via Facebook message. The first potential winner will be notified on or around Friday, June 12. The second potential winner will be notified on or around Sunday, June 14.  The third potential winner will be notified on or around Tuesday, June 16.  The fourth potential winner will be notified on or around Thursday, June 18.  The fifth potential winner will be notified on or around Saturday, June 20.  All potential winners must respond via Facebook message within forty-eight (48) hours of receiving a win notification message to complete an online prize fulfillment form.  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 will 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 11, 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: 5 TOTAL PRIZES: One (1) pair of Spenco Yumi Floral sandals (valued up to $59.95) will be given on or around June 12, one (1) pair of Aetrex Selena sandals (valued up to $79.95) will be given on or around June 14, one (1) pair of men’s OluKai Kekoa sandals (valued up to $84.95) will be given on or around June 16, one (1) pair of Taos Celebration sandals (valued up to $89.99) will be given on or around June 18, and one (1) pair of Vionic Adelie sandals (valued up to $89.95) will be given on or around June 20. Terms and conditions apply. 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, Instagram, LLC, 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, Instagram. Information is being provided to Sponsor, not Instagram.

The Ultimate in Comfort and Recovery Footwear: Oofos Footwear!

Oofos Ooriginal

If you’re an athlete who needs to recover after strenuous exercise, or an average person who just needs a comfy pair of shoes after a long day on your feet, we’ve got the shoes for you: Oofos footwear!

These flip flops and slides are amazing in terms of how comfortable they make your feet feel! The amount of cushioning makes you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. This is particularly helpful if you’ve had a long, hard day running, or even just performing your normal activities. These shoes were designed for recovery, so your feet will feel completely cushioned and pampered.

The cushioning of these shoes makes for superior impact absorption as the sole conforms to your arch. It also helps you stretch your Achilles tendon and muscles in your feet and legs. What does this? It’s the Oofos’s OOfoam technology. It consists of a closed-cell foam that does not absorb water, harbor bacteria, and is machine washable. The lightweight and flexible materials make these shoes easy to wear at the end of a day, or even as you travel. With its excellent support for all foot types, the shoes can offer relief from a variety of foot problems, including plantar fasciitis.

Footwear etc. offers a couple of models:

The Unisex Ooahh Slide – this outstandingly comfortable slide comes in black synthetic, and is oh-so easy to wear. Just slide your foot right in and experience the amazing cushioning.

The Unisex Ooriginal – this black synthetic thong-style sandal is the most comfortable flip flop you’ll ever own!

The Women’s Oolala –this thong style that is more streamlined for women, and is available in pink, chrome, or black synthetic. Amazingly cushioned, amazingly comfortable, amazingly fabulous!

If your feet need a break, look no further than the Oofos brand. They will baby your feet like no other shoes out there!

Fabulous New Handbag Styles from Sondra Roberts!

Sondra Roberts Python

I believe you can’t have too many handbags. Seriously, you need handbags for almost any situation. Totes, cross-body bags, clutches…..the list is almost endless. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, high-quality bag made with the finest materials that are actually AFFORDABLE, check out the handbags from Sondra Roberts!

This company has been around producing luxury handbags since 1983. With timeless styles, you don’t have to worry about them having a limited lifespan. These bags are soft, luxurious, and elegant, and are available in a variety of styles and colors. What type of bag do you need today? Sondra Roberts probably makes it.

Here are a few of my favorites:

The Floral Perforated Tote – this elegant tote comes in White, Camel, or Black leather. A gorgeous detail is the scalloping at the top of the bag and the beautiful floral cut-outs just under those. You can stash a lot of stuff in this 18”x6”x14” bag, and the zipper pouch inside the bag helps keep you organized. An open accessory pocket is perfect for stashing your phone or other small items, and the adjustable straps make this bag completely customizable for your needs.

The Metallic Suede Satchel – available in Natural Suede, this satchel style tote bag is unique in that it is made from shiny, metallic suede! The leather double-drop handles add stability, and with its 8.5” drop make this bag easy to carry. Keep track of all your items by using the zippered pocket and the two slip pockets, and rest assured that none of your stuff will spill out due to the top zip closure. This is a gorgeous bag that you could use for any occasion!

Python Clutch W/Tassel – if you like clutches, you’ll love this one! The snake print leather is fashion forward and appropriate for casual or elegant occasions. The custom gold hardware and decorative leather tassel add style and augments the exotic look of the snake print. The top zipper keeps all of your items secure while you go out on the town.

Check out the gorgeous new bags from Sondra Roberts for outstanding style and value!


Need a Fabulous Hat or Bag for the Summer? Check out Sun ‘n Sand Products!

SunNSand Joylam

You can never have too many bags or hats for the beach, farmer’s market, or wherever you happen to be in the great outdoors. Sun ‘n Sand makes a gorgeous line of wide brimmed hats and bags of various styles that have a place in your daily activities. Made of natural materials like canvas, jute, and straw, Sun ‘n Sand products are stylish, versatile, and oh –so-easy to use! Here are a few favorites:


The Maka – this lovely, casual hat has a 5” brim to help keep you protected from the sun, yet still look truly stylish. It’s made from sewn paper and contains a two-tone braid trim for visual interest. This model is available in tan or black so that you have options for your wardrobe!

The Joylam – a gorgeous hat with a contrasting color and braid. It is available in red or navy so that at least one of them will go with your outfit. I love the wide brim; it provides great protection while you enjoy the sunshine. Perfect for the beach or out around town.


The Hatteras – this casual straw beach bag is a tote shape in which you can stuff all your favorite summertime paraphernalia! There is lots of room for your wallet, sunscreen, cell phone, and snacks, so you’re prepared for all kinds of summer fun with this fun beach tote. The soft shoulder strap makes it easy to carry around, and I’ve stashed my beach towel in it! But if you don’t overstuff it, the magnetic snap closure can help keep it closed.

The Luna Sea Crossbody – this beautiful crochet crossbody bag actually has stunning bead accents! The zipper top makes it easy to contain all your stuff, and there’s even a zipper and a slip pocket inside! The 15” x 10” size can really hold a lot for you, so you don’t have to weed through your purse. This is a great all-around bag that you can wear anywhere!

If you love summer fashions that extend to your head and your accessories, check out the fabulous hats and bags from Sun ‘N Sand. Beach, anyone?

Hot New Toe Post from Vionic: The Floriana!

Vionic Floriana

Vionic flip flops (toe post sandals) are incredibly popular for their beautiful styles, outstanding support, and superlative comfort. There’s a great new model out this season that was inspired by European styling: the Floriana!

The design team at Vionic actually traveled to Europe for inspiration. With stays in Paris, Barcelona, and Rome, the design team noted the latest trends and the popularity of various types of style elements that could be incorporated into Vionic designs.

What the design team found in its travels was surprising to it. The team saw a wide variety of unexpected mixes of materials, layers of accents and embellishments, and bold colors. Textured prints layered with beads and metal studs added fashionable elements.

As with all Vionic with Orthaheel Technology footwear, the Floriana contains a deep heel cup and an aggressive arch support. These elements help align your body properly so that common aches and pains may be alleviated. The optimal alignment and shape of each shoe help reduce overpronation, which can directly affect heel pain, knee pain, and even back pain. I have found that these features really help me when I have a bout of Plantar Fasciitis.

What makes the style of the Floriana so special? First, it’s a comfortable toe post. Second, it’s a DRESSY-looking flip flop. (I have worn these very successfully with maxi dresses and they look great together.) The vibrant colors – Teal, Pink, Bronze, Natural, White, and Black – are textured for visual interest as well as a great pop of color. But that’s not all! Atop the straps are gorgeous beads with sequin embellishments around them. All of these features make for an interesting, feminine-styled shoe that can go with both dressy as well as casual attire.

Check out the Floriana for some casual elegance today!