Blue Q: Funny Feet

Life is always better with a little humor – which is why these Blue Q socks have been a huge hit since adding them to Footwear etc. stores and website last year. They are quirky, adorable and down right hilarious, and the thing I love the most is I have found several different styles that are PERFECT for a friend or family member.

Here are my favorites:

 

BRING YOUR WINE TO WORK DAY

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LOOK WITHIN THE FRIDGE – MEN’S

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CUTE, BUT PSYCHO, BUT CUTE

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YO DUDE, PUT SOME PANTS ON

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YO DUDE, PUT SOME PANTS ON

 

Blue Q’s Blue Q socks are 56% combed cotton, 41% nylon and 3% spandex.

Check out all these fun, quirky styles from Blue Q on the Footwear etc. website here.

How to Clean Your Birkenstocks

Birkenstock Sandals at Footwear etc.   Spring is here and you know what that means! Time to pull out your sandals and get them ready to wear. Some of my most commonly worn sandals throughout spring and summer are my Birkenstocks, and because I wear them so often for long periods of time (they are so comfortable!) they tend to get a little dirty, especially on the footbed. So, if you own a pair of Birkenstocks follow these steps to clean them up and get them looking brand new for spring.

Step 1: Buy the Birkenstock Cleaning Kit – $17.95 at Footwear etc.Birkenstock Cleaner Kit at Footwear etc.

Step 2: FOOTBED. Open the kit and pull out the Birkenstock Cleaner & Refresher. Spray the entire footbed and wipe off with a cloth to remove excess moisture and dirt. Then use the Nubuck/Suede brush included in the kit and brush the footbed to restore the texture.

Step 3: CORK. When you notice that the cork edge no longer has a shine, apply the Birkenstock Cork Sealer to protect the cork from the elements.

Step 4: LEATHER, NUBUCK, SUEDE, FABRIC. A good preventative to keeping dirt away is spraying the leather, nubuck, suede or fabric with the Birkenstock Water & Stain Repellent regularly. Use the brush included in the kit to clean off any dirt and to restore the texture.

It is important to keep in mind some other care tips when walking, exploring, adventuring in your Birkenstock sandals.

“Cork footbeds and EVA soles can be damaged by exposure to concentrated heat or extreme temperatures. Do not leave your shoes in direct sunlight, or in closed cars on warm days. Keep Birkenstock footwear away from campfires, fireplaces, and indoor radiators. If your shoes become wet, allow them to air dry slowly, away from direct heat.” – Birkenstock USA

Here in California, where Footwear etc. is headquartered, we get a few days of beautiful sunshine and I’m already in my Arizona Birkenstock sandals!

Birkenstock Arizona Soft Footbed Hunter Black

If you don’t already own a pair of Birkenstock sandals let this be the year to start. They are incredibly comfortable, especially the sandals available with the soft footbed – irresistible! Find Birkenstock classics and new styles at Footwear etc. today (free 3-day shipping on orders over $60!).

Spring Sneaker Trend 2016

Sneakers have sneaked back into fashion as one of the top trends of 2016 and I’m very excited about our fabulous selection of sneakers here at Footwear etc.! Throughout most of the shoe industry sneakers tend to be very flat, lacking in any type of arch support. Sure, they look cool, but after walking around at the mall in them for a few hours you might be wishing you considered some of these fabulous sneakers from Footwear etc. – they are so cool and sleek, you’d never know they were full of foot-astic features!

 

Taos    Taos Freedom & Star

These sneakers from Taos give the appearance of a slim, trendy sneaker while providing amazing features to keep your feet comfy all-day long!

The Taos Freedom is a casual leather lace-up sneaker with subtle metal stud details on the side. I love the footbed in this shoe, it provides just the right amount of arch support and cushion for me. But for others with special foot needs, the footbed is removable so you can easily fit in your custom orthotics. Slightly edgy in style than the Star. The Taos Freedom is available on footwearetc.com in 6 different colors: Navy, Grey, Black, Saddle Tan, Gold and White.

Taos Freedom

The Taos Star is a really fun, easy to wear casual canvas sneaker perfectly paired with a pair of rolled up boyfriend jeans, chino shorts or even a casual skirt! As a shorter, more petite woman, I really appreciate how well they were able to keep these narrow without sacrificing the amazing footbed support. The Taos Star is available on footwearetc.com in 4 different colors: Navy, Red, Black and Stone. Note: these do tend to run a size small for most people, including myself. So if you are typically a size 7, order a 7.5.Taos Star

UGG Sneakers   UGG Eyan II

The UGG Eyan II reminds me of strolling around at the farmers market in the sunshine. The jute detail makes this sneaker really unique and gives it a real summertime feel. No, these sneakers do not feature UGG’s famous sheepskin insole, but they are still extremely comfortable! The UGG Eyan II is available at footwearetc.com in 3 colors: Black, White Wall and Racing Strip Blue.UGG Eyan II

Cobb Hill shoes at Footwear etc.    Cobb Hill Tori

This sneaker is for the standout woman who likes things a little outside the norm. I love how many fun elements Cobb Hill brought into this sneaker and how they made them work so well together… the denim with the rich brown leather and the pink stripe around the sole. An unexpected mix that works so well! And all the excitement on the outside totally masks all the perks on the inside: Dri-Lex Lining for ‘sweat’ control, superior arch support and heel cup, removable footbed, and a TPU shank that provides stability and flexibility. Cobb Hill Tori at Footwear etc.

Clarks shoes at Footwear etc.    Clarks Men’s Trikeyon Mix

This Clarks Men’s Trikeyon Mix leather sneaker is perfect for the guy who likes to dress casual, but not quite running-shoe casual if you know what I mean. These men’s sneakers are not flashy but they definitely are more than just a simple sneaker. These feature an amazing OrthoLite molded footbed and additional cushioning in the midsole. The outsole features Flex3 technology that allows the foot to naturally curve and move thanks to uniquely placed grooves. The Clarks Men’s Trikeyon Mix is available at footwearetc.com in 2 colors: blue and tan.Clarks Men's Trikeyon Mix

New Plae Shoes for Kids at Footwear etc.!

New Plae Kids’ Shoes at Footwear etc.!

We are super excited to expand our selection of kids’ Plae shoes at Footwear etc. Plae shoes are perfect for active kids, keeping them comfy and safe. Here are some fun new styles and how Plae made the Footwear etc. cut!

PLAE SHOES FOR KIDS

Plae shoes are so fun for kids and parents! They have interchangeable velcro tabs and the tabs come in so many fun designs. But above that, these shoes are packed with features. They are anatomically formed to naturally contour to a child’s foot, they have incredible traction for both loose and hard surfaces, the toe guard keeps little toes safe, a flexible sole allows free range of motion, and their Eco-Ortholite insole provides great shock absorption.

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And here are the new styles you and your kids will love, now available at www.footwearetc.com/plae

Kids' Plae Ty Shoes    Kids' Plae Ty Shoes   Kids' Plae Sam V2.0    Kids' Plae Emme Shoes    Kids' Plae Ty Shoes   Kids' Plae Sam V2.0

ABOUT PLAE SHOES

Plae shoes is based in San Francisco and they are designed for the needs of children. Since children’s bones don’t totally fuse until they are about 18 years old, the shoes address the requirements of kids’ feet throughout their development. As a result, Go Plae shoes are flexible, adjustable, and durable enough for all sorts of play. The interchangeable tabs adjust to fit thinner or wider feet, and also provide a way to change the look of the shoe so that the child can coordinate colors and patterns with their outfits, or even their moods! Each shoe has excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, contains a toe guard to help protect the toe, and even contains an anti-microbial/bacterial bio-oil insole.

Not only do Plae kids shoes contain all sorts of wellness properties for children, they are eco-friendly. The uppers are made from recycled PET plastic (milk jugs). The EVA heel cup is made from recycled cork, and the shoes adhere to ISO 14001 as certified environment-friendly leather and suede. If that’s not enough eco-friendliness for you, note that the factory in which these shoes are made is solar powered and is a fair labor factory. You can have a completely clear conscience as you purchase these outstanding shoes for your children.

 

Spring is on it’s way! Sun ‘N’ Sand has your back.

Believe it or not, spring is almost here. March 20th to be exact! Us here in California have already started enjoying some sunny weather, and I for one am very excited to expand my hat collection. We just got some fabulous hats and bags from Sun ‘N’ Sand and I’m already making a wish-list. This is our second season carrying Sun ‘N’ Sand and expect it to be even more popular this year. I mean, take a look at some of the new hats and bags!

Sun ‘N’ Sand Hats

Crane Snap N Go hat

Crane Snap n Go     Crane Snap n Go     Crane Snap n Go

This adorable hat has a 4 inch brim and a bow! We carry it in three different colors to go with all your bathing suits and beach outfits: Red/White stripe, Denim/White stripe, and Black/White stripe.

Tuscany Ribbon Floppy Hat

Tuscany Ribbon Floppy Hat    Tuscany Ribbon Floppy Hat    Tuscany Ribbon Floppy Hat

If you are looking for something a little more resort-like, the Tuscany Ribbon Floppy hat brings a sense of luxury and glam to your look. Add in some big, round sunglasses and loose linen pants for a complete look! Available in Sand, White, Red, and Black.

Sun ‘N’ Sand Bags

So many sizes, styles and colors! How do you choose?

Sun N Sand Avila ToteSun N Sand Coronado Tote

Sun N Sand Malia Tote               Sun N Sand Manresa Tote

 

Now, what shoes to get?! www.footwearetc.com