Hot Color for the Spring: Tangerine!

Dansko Randa

The fine folks at the Pantone Color Institute have predicted a bunch of hot colors for this season, and they are proving to be right! Shades of orange, or specifically Tangerine, are incredibly popular in footwear.  Here at Footwear etc. we are seeing a lot of really popular models in beautiful shades of orange. Here are a few fabulous models from some of our favorite brands!

Dansko Randa – this shoe is available in gorgeous Tangerine Full Grain Leather. This phenomenal platform sandal has luxurious leather upper, an adjustable buckle backstrap, and a three inch heel. I love the decorative metal accents and the accent stitching all along the upper. As with all Danskos, the rocker bottom helps provide stability as well as helps propel you forward as you walk. This shoe is the perfect match for jeans or for a casual dress.

Earth Abaca – If you need a casual slide, this is the shoe for you. It has all sorts of contemporary design features, like the inclusion of beads in the upper, metal ends of the hook and loop straps, and even a jute-wrapped sole. You’ll love the support of this shoe, but the details in the styling really set this shoe apart!

Telic U.S.A. Flip Flop – this incredibly comfortable flip flop is available in Sweet Tangerine Synthetic. It also happens to be an economically priced shoe as well! Perfect for lounging around the house or going to the pool, this synthetic flip flop actually contains heat-activated materials that react with your body temperature and soften and mold to your feet. You can’t get more of a custom fit than that! The anatomically correct footbed has outstanding arch support and a deep heel cup for stability, ensuring you’ll have not only a stylish experience, but also a supremely comfortable one!

Arcopedico Fire – this sling-back sandal is available in a gorgeous soft orange color, and contains detail cut-outs for style as well as a hook and loop adjustable back strap for a customized fit. These handmade in Portugal shoes are very lightweight and ageless, and the cork and latex midsole makes this wedge incredibly comfortable.

Aetrex Cindi – this thong sandal with an adjustable ankle strap is available in the muted color of Dusty Orange Leather/suede. It’s embellished with decorative cutouts in the upper, and the footbed has excellent support. The ultra-light cork midsole has natural shock absorption, and the shoe itself is just a wonderful style that’s easy to wear. I love the orthotic support it supplies!

You too can sport today’s hot colors on your feet. Check out the various models in Tangerine at!


New Additions to the Finn Comfort Finnamic Line!

Finn Comfort Ikebukuro

If you haven’t experienced Finnamic shoes by Finn Comfort, you are seriously doing your body a disservice. These are among the most comfortable shoes in existence for a whole litany of reasons. Footwear etc. is excited to carry some new additions to this line, and we think you’ll be just excited about them as we are.

Finn Comfort shoes are extraordinarily high quality shoes from Germany. They are handmade, and contain outstanding orthopedic support. Each shoe is anatomically molded to support and position all the parts of the feet in their optimum positions so that each step you take is comfortable and pain free. Natural materials like cork, hevea latex, jute and organically tanned suede also encourage healthy feet.

The Finnamic collection in particular is designed to promote overall health and well being by improving your posture and gait. These shoes contain a gently curved, yet STABLE rocker sole that is perfect for casual or fitness walking. The great thing about this rocker sole is that it distributes pressure evenly across the entire foot, which can help alleviate all sorts of foot, hip, or back pain, and helps provide outstanding support. It enhances your natural walking motion and helps propel you forward as you walk. You may notice some toning properties happening in your legs as a result.

But don’t forget that Finn Comfort shoes are luxurious! Made with the finest materials available, they are handmade. The cork and latex insole molds to your feet for the best support possible. These shoes are meticulously handcrafted and contain classic style.

The newest arrivals in this superlative line are two new colors for the Ikebukuro model. Now available in Taupe and Blue leather (in addition to previously introduced Cigar, Black, and Espresso leather), these beautiful colors are a welcome addition to any wardrobe. The Taupe leather actually has a two-toned upper, with the toe box area being an ivory color and the rest of the upper taupe. Both the Taupe leather and the Blue leather models contain white-colored soles, which is perfect for the spring and summer months.

A beautiful sandal in the Finnamic line is the Sausalito. It’s available in Espresso Corten leather or Black leather, and features two adjustable hook and loop closures and one buckle strap in the back. You can really get a custom fit with these straps. This classic and timeless design is elegant and dressy enough to wear to work or just out for a walk. It even has a beautiful metal embellishment on the upper.

Check out the outstanding comfort and support in one of the most luxurious brands, Finn Comfort. The Finnamic line will cradle your feet in comfort with every step!



Montana Footwear – Casual Comfort with Style!

Montana Topaz

It’s always a happy day here at Footwear etc. when we get in new brands of shoes. And a really fun brand has shown up on our doorstep: Montana Footwear!

These are the kinds of shoes that every woman would want to wear. They are made with natural materials, have rustic details, and hand-finished elements. But what’s really fabulous about this brand is just how they feel.

Each footbed is made from leather, with multi-layer padding. The toe boxes are wide, so that your toes won’t feel squished (whether you are in a closed shoe or a sandal). The shoes are flexible and lightweight. The feeling of extra foam at the heel strike really helps shock absorption! I also appreciate the molded arch support build into each footbed. The comfort details really make a difference in these shoes.

The eye catching aspect of these shoes is the casual styling and artisan-crafted details. The sheer beauty of these casual shoes is what will initially draw you to them, but the comfort features will keep you satisfied over time.

New models include:

The Christel – a casual sandal that is elegant enough to wear to work. Available in Black/Shadow Grey leather or Tan/Chocolate leather, this shoe sports a 2 ¼” stacked heel and a slingback with stretch goring. There are two adjustable straps with hook and loop closures so that you can obtain a custom fit. With its stitched leather accents and padded leather footbed, this shoe is sure to please everyone.

The Topaz – this casual slide has both elastic goring for easy on-off, and gorgeous accent stitching in the leather upper. Burnished studs are also part of the artisan-crafted details, and the natural materials make this shoe feel luxurious. This shoe is available in Black leather or Whiskey leather.

The Valo – a casual wedge backstrap sandal available in Black leather or Luggage leather. This is another sandal that is dressy enough to wear with maxi dresses and skirts, yet casual enough to wear with shorts or jeans. The upper is woven for visual interest, and the wedge is wrapped in cork for added style. The adjustable buckle provides a custom fit, and the 1” heel makes this shoe incredibly comfortable and easy to wear.

The Tahoe – casual slip-on meets rustic styling with this shoe. It’s available in Copper or Nero leather, which is textured for added interest. The two adjustable buckle straps are hand distressed but functional for a great fit. Accent stitching at the base of the upper is stylish yet practical, and the 1 ½” heel makes this wedge very comfortable while adding a little bit of height.

Check out the fabulous new styles from Montana Footwear today!



Thorlo Socks – Now Even More Comfortable!


If you like Thorlo socks, you’ll really love their new product change. They have introduced a new fiber called THOR•WICK® COOL. Why should you care about this? It replaces the COOLMAX fiber system that Thorlo previously used. Thorlo is really looking out for customers, particularly those who require high performance socks. The new features make these socks even more wearer-friendly than they previously were!

THOR•WICK® COOL is a brand new fiber that is produced in the United States. It is a polyester fiber that has outstanding moisture transport properties and superior softness, making the foot environment as healthy as possible. This fiber helps retain the right amount of moisture and helps keep the foot cool and comfortable. What’s more, it even helps color retention in socks of bright colors.

The reason why Thorlo switched from COOLMAX to THOR•WICK® COOL is to give consumers the highest quality products possible, consistently. The THOR•WICK® COOL fibers produce more predictable product quality through the manufacturing process. Thorlo values its customers so much that it actually performed external tests where consumers compared the THOR•WICK® COOL vs. the COOLMAX fiber. Consumers couldn’t tell the difference, so overall this is a win for the consumer as well as a win for Thorlo!

THOR•WICK® COOL is available in a wide variety of products, including the running socks, and the hiking socks. Check out these phenomenal products today!

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