Day 2 of 12 Days of Giveaways: FACEBOOK CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

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NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

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.  Entrants may enter once per day.  Limit of one (1) prize per person for the entire Contest Period.

2. Sponsor: Footwear etc. 273 N. Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086

3. 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 any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Contest begins on December 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”), ends on December 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.  Entries will be accepted each day of the giveaway for that day’s giveaway only.

5. How to Enter:

Each day of the 12 Days of Giveaways is a separate and unique giveaway and requires a separate and unique entry for eligible participation.  To enter to win the giveaway of the day, use the comment section of that day’s post to submit a statement / link / or photo answering the Question of the Day, as defined in the post for that day and listed here:

 

Day Date Prize of the Day Question of the Day
1 Dec. 6, 2014 UGG keychain in black ($5.95 value) What is your most & least favorite holiday movie?
2 Dec. 7, 2014 Icon Luggage tag, choice of 6 designs ($9.95 value) Which holiday song do you always find yourself singing?
3 Dec. 8, 2014 SoftWalk Women’s Furry Boot Cuff – choice of 3 colors ($34.95 value, on sale for $9.99) Describe your favorite holiday memory from the past.
4 Dec. 9, 2014 Ralyn Night Care Gel Heel Sock, choice of two colors ($19.95 value) How do you like to decorate for the holidays?
5 Dec. 10, 2014 Naot Dead Sea Treasures Foot Cream ($24.95 value) What’s number one on your Wish List this year?
6 Dec. 11, 2014 Superfeet – any style ($26.95-$49.95 value) Tell us about a holiday tradition that you have (or would like to have).
7 Dec. 12, 2014 Baggallini Women’s Triple Zip Bagg, choice of three colors ($39.95 value) What is the best & worst gift you have ever received?
8 Dec. 13, 2014 Hobo International Women’s Euro Slide, choice of 5 colors ($43.95-$57.95 value) Is it better to give or receive and why?
9 Dec. 14, 2014 Acorn Slipper, choose any 1 pair ($19.99-$114.95 value) As the new year approaches, what are some of your goals?
10 Dec. 15, 2014
  1. $100 Footwear etc. gift card
Share your favorite holiday comfort food recipe in a link or 200 characters or less.
11 Dec. 16, 2014 Vionic Slipper, they choose any 1 pair ($59.95-$109.95 value) Love slippers? Upload a photo of your favorite pair in the comments.
12 Dec. 17, 2014 UGG Women’s Classic Short Crystal Bow in Black ($219.95 value, on sale for $189.99) Can you write an original poem describing how you feel about the holidays?

 

6. Guidelines and Restrictions:

All Entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Sponsor will not acknowledge receipt of entries. Entries must be suitable for publication in the opinion of the Sponsor.

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

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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.

10. Winner Determination: Each day of the 12 Days of Giveaways is a separate and unique giveaway and requires a separate and unique entry for eligible participation. To enter to win the giveaway of the day, use the comments section to submit a statement answering the Question of the Day, as defined in the blog post for that day and listed in the Official Rules.  Gift cards are to be redeemed at any Footwear etc. retail store within the US and online at www.footwearetc.com.  All winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

11. Winner Requirements: All potential winners will be notified in the comments section of the Question Post and are then required to send Footwear etc. a private message on Facebook titled “10 Days of Giveaways” containing your full legal name, valid email address, mailing address, and phone number.  All potential winners will be notified the day after that Question of the Day has ended.  All potential winners must respond via Facebook message within seventy-two (72) hours of receiving a win notification message in the comments section of the post.  If any potential winner of a Prize cannot be contacted within seventy-two (72) hours of win notification or fail to 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 may 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 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.

12. Prizes: 12 TOTAL PRIZES.  See chart above in Official Rules.  Terms and conditions of gift cards 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.

13. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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, Facebook. Information is being provided to Sponsor, not Facebook.

Day 1 of 12 Days of Giveaways: FACEBOOK CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

 

day-1-giveaway-1aNO PURCHASE NECESSARY.   A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

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.  Entrants may enter once per day.  Limit of one (1) prize per person for the entire Contest Period.

2. Sponsor: Footwear etc. 273 N. Mathilda Ave Sunnyvale, CA 94086

3. 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 any prize is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements set forth herein.

4. Timing: The Contest begins on December 6, 2014 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (“PST”), ends on December 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. PST (the “Contest Period”). Administrator’s computer is the official time-keeping device for the Contest.  Entries will be accepted each day of the giveaway for that day’s giveaway only.

5. How to Enter:

Each day of the 12 Days of Giveaways is a separate and unique giveaway and requires a separate and unique entry for eligible participation.  To enter to win the giveaway of the day, use the comment section of that day’s post to submit a statement / link / or photo answering the Question of the Day, as defined in the post for that day and listed here:

 

Day Date Prize of the Day Question of the Day
1 Dec. 6, 2014 UGG keychain in black ($5.95 value) What is your most & least favorite holiday movie?
2 Dec. 7, 2014 Icon Luggage tag, choice of 6 designs ($9.95 value) Which holiday song do you always find yourself singing?
3 Dec. 8, 2014 SoftWalk Women’s Furry Boot Cuff – choice of 3 colors ($34.95 value, on sale for $9.99) Describe your favorite holiday memory from the past.
4 Dec. 9, 2014 Ralyn Night Care Gel Heel Sock, choice of two colors ($19.95 value) How do you like to decorate for the holidays?
5 Dec. 10, 2014 Naot Dead Sea Treasures Foot Cream ($24.95 value) What’s number one on your Wish List this year?
6 Dec. 11, 2014 Superfeet – any style ($26.95-$49.95 value) Tell us about a holiday tradition that you have (or would like to have).
7 Dec. 12, 2014 Baggallini Women’s Triple Zip Bagg, choice of three colors ($39.95 value) What is the best & worst gift you have ever received?
8 Dec. 13, 2014 Hobo International Women’s Euro Slide, choice of 5 colors ($43.95-$57.95 value) Is it better to give or receive and why?
9 Dec. 14, 2014 Acorn Slipper, choose any 1 pair ($19.99-$114.95 value) As the new year approaches, what are some of your goals?
10 Dec. 15, 2014
  1. $100 Footwear etc. gift card
Share your favorite holiday comfort food recipe in a link or 200 characters or less.
11 Dec. 16, 2014 Vionic Slipper, they choose any 1 pair ($59.95-$109.95 value) Love slippers? Upload a photo of your favorite pair in the comments.
12 Dec. 17, 2014 UGG Women’s Classic Short Crystal Bow in Black ($219.95 value, on sale for $189.99) Can you write an original poem describing how you feel about the holidays?

 

6. Guidelines and Restrictions:

All Entries become the property of Sponsor and none will be returned. Sponsor will not acknowledge receipt of entries. Entries must be suitable for publication in the opinion of the Sponsor.

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

7. 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.

8. 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

9. 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.

10. Winner Determination: Each day of the 12 Days of Giveaways is a separate and unique giveaway and requires a separate and unique entry for eligible participation. To enter to win the giveaway of the day, use the comments section to submit a statement answering the Question of the Day, as defined in the blog post for that day and listed in the Official Rules.  Gift cards are to be redeemed at any Footwear etc. retail store within the US and online at www.footwearetc.com.  All winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries.

11. Winner Requirements: All potential winners will be notified in the comments section of the Question Post and are then required to send Footwear etc. a private message on Facebook titled “10 Days of Giveaways” containing your full legal name, valid email address, mailing address, and phone number.  All potential winners will be notified the day after that Question of the Day has ended.  All potential winners must respond via Facebook message within seventy-two (72) hours of receiving a win notification message in the comments section of the post.  If any potential winner of a Prize cannot be contacted within seventy-two (72) hours of win notification or fail to 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 may 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 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.

12. Prizes: 12 TOTAL PRIZES.  See chart above in Official Rules.  Terms and conditions of gift cards 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.

13. Release: By receipt of any prize, winner agrees to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, 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.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. 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, Facebook. Information is being provided to Sponsor, not Facebook.

Just in Time for the Holidays: Boots from EMU Australia!

EMU Ladybird Sparkle

Don’t just assume that there is only one brand of sheepskin boots out there, there’s another really great brand with styles you will love! EMU Australia is based in Victoria, Australia, and ships to over 70 countries worldwide. Why should you consider this brand? There are some really unique features that have me sold, like:

Great quality, durable, breathable sheepskin. This sheepskin is used across the entire brand, in all of its styles. Having soft, comfortable sheepskin that really lasts is essential. I won’t just buy any sheepskin boots, I will only buy boots with the best quality sheepskin. You can feel the difference in softness and warmth, and your feet will remain comfortable and dry.

Superb quality leathers and Merino Wool. They hold up well, provide tons of comfort, and look fantastic!

Phenomanal styles. I especially LOVE the styles for children. Don’t you know someone who would love to wear sharks or monkeys on their feet? (I wish those styles came in adult sizes!) I know of several kids on my holiday list who would go crazy for these styles.

A comfortable, durable footbed. Some models contain a molded foam insole, others a sheepskin-lined insole. Either way, you’ll get cushioned comfort and support. What more could you ask for?

And what I think is THE BEST feature of all: certain models are completely waterproof. That’s right, sheepskin boots that are completely waterproof. You can splash in puddles and not only stay dry, you won’t damage the sheepskin. How is this possible? There’s a special breathable, waterproof membrane between the outsole and the lining. Also, there is a coating on the outside of the boot, so that water just runs off of it rather than absorbs into it. So yes, Virginia, you CAN have puddle-proof sheepskin boots. They should even work well in some snow.

Need further enticement? Take a look at a few of my favorites:

The Little Creatures Ladybird Sparkle – how adorable is this boot? Ladybug themes are so cute, and this one is no exception. Made from premium suede and natural Australian Merino Wool, this boot will keep your favorite child’s feet warm and cozy. If only they made it in MY size…

The Heysen – I love ankle boots, and this one is really interesting. I particularly like how EMU uses the oiled full-grain leather to add visual interest around the ankle. (It almost looks like the leather is folded down, but it isn’t!) With its side zipper, it’s easy to get on and off.

The Charlotte – my personal favorite, since it’s part of the waterproof collection! I love the stitching accents and decorative buttons. Being a mid-calf boot with button closures in the back, these boots can fit my legs well. The absolute best part is that I have peace of mind when I wear these during inclement weather. My feet stay dry! No longer will I have to baby my sheepskin boots at the threat of some wet weather, I can go out and not worry about it. The last thing we all need is to worry about the state of our footwear when the weather is lousy!

Sheepskin and Merino Wool lovers, rejoice! EMU Australia has some fantastic models for this holiday season and beyond. You’ll love the style, comfort, and durability that these bring.

Calling All Men: For Some Luxurious Dress and Casual Shoes, Check out Anatomic & Co.!

Anatomic Gabriel Brogue

If you’ve been looking for a brand that can serve almost every purpose for your footwear, look no further! Anatomic & Co. has fabulous new styles that are sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. Luxury is a given with this brand; the rich leather uppers are soft and supple, and are made from the finest materials. These shoes are hand made in Brazil (and designed in the UK), and utilize outstanding craftsmanship.

Besides the wide variety of styles, what else is there to love about Anatomic & Co. shoes? Lots of things! How about the soft sheepskin lining? Won’t that feel great on your feet? There’s also padded ankle support, so you’ll never have to experience discomfort at the back of your ankle. The layered footbed has a multitude of purposes; from adding softness via the sheepskin footbed, keeping your feet feeling fresh with the antibacterial layer, and adding flexibility with the leather hinged insole. Little details like quality waxed thread in the leather upper and a real leather welt stitched all the way through it set these models apart from the masses. The rubber gel sole contains concealed ridges that also provide additional softness while you walk. Does there exist a more luxurious, comfortable shoe out there?!

A few styles that piqued my interest are:

The Londrina – this ankle boot comes in luxurious and soft black floater leather or brown floater leather. Appropriate for the office or out for fun, this ankle boot has casual lines yet can be dressed up with business casual wear. This style is a timeless classic.

The Barbosa – a penny loafer with elastic goring for easy on and off. Available in black floater leather  or tan floater leather, this dressy shoe is great for the office or even weekend wear. The rich leather is soft and of the highest quality. You’ll love how they feel on your feet.

The Parati – a slip-on loafer with a modern square toe. This casual shoe is available in black floater leather, brown floater leather, or cognac floater leather. It’s such an easy to wear style that you’ll want to wear it all the time! The rubber gel sole makes walking a breeze, and the antibacterial layer in the midsole will help keep your feet fresh and odor free.

Nothing says timeless elegance more than a wing-tip model. Check out the Gabriel Brogue; the perforations form the quintessential wing tip style.  It’s perfect with a suit, and you can feel confident wearing it to business meetings, or the like. The anatomic gel technology makes this elegant shoe incredibly comfortable all day long.

Experience UK styling and Brazilian craftsmanship with Anatomic & Co. shoes. Timeless elegance and comfort certainly do go together!

 

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?