MBT: Brand New Running Shoes are here!

Big news for runners and MBT fans! MBT has just released their new line of MBT running shoes and we just got them in. The construction of these shoes is insane and they are designed to give the most comfortable and healthy running experience. Just like MBT’s core rocker shoes, they used a three-scale system to segment the line: Lightweight, Performance and Cushioning. These three profiles offer different benefits and achieve different needs.

PROFILE: LIGHTWEIGHT

New to MBT shoes? Start with the lightweight. This profile has the smallest amount of rock and is extremely lightweight and soft. Here are the Lightweight styles we just got in:

Women's MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women's MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Lace Up Running Shoe

Women's MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

Women's MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Speed 16 Slip-On Running Shoe

 

PROFILE: PERFORMANCE

If you’re an avid runner, the Performance profile is just for you! Loaded with cushioning and enough rock to improve the transition from mid-foot to forefoot. Here are some of the styles we just got in with the Performance profile:

Men's MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

Men’s MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

Men's MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

Men’s MBT GT 16 Running Shoe

 

PROFILE: CUSHIONING

The Cushioning profile gives the runner the most cushion – it’s incredibly comfortable both while running and when recovering from long runs and marathons.

Women's MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Women's MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Women’s MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Men's MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

Men’s MBT Zee 16 Running Shoe

 

If you are a fan of Hoka One One or New Balance Fresh Foam you just may fall in love with these MBT running shoes. It is important to note that MBT shoes do feature a removable insole so you can add your own orthotics, however, to get the full benefit of MBT shoes we do recommend you use the insole they come with if possible.


 

MORE ON MBT CONSTRUCTION

The MBT running shoes feature breathable materials and a moisture management lining. The shank and sensor construction are what allow your foot to hit in the midsole and rotate properly through to the forefoot. Running and walking in MBT shoes are unlike anything you’ve ever tried before and we get amazing reviews from our customers letting us know how much MBT shoes have benefited them.


 

CUSTOMER TESTIMONIALS FOR MBT SHOES

“These shoes not only look great, but help me with my back problems associated with standing on my feet all day.” – Beth, CA

“I love these shoes. They make me feel so secure and sturdy as I walk. I have ankle arthritis; had my ankle fused together from past break years ago. Normally, my pain is severe if I walk on the heel. These shoes make it a non-pain experience. I am so very happy I found these. I have had other rocker shoes, but I felt so clumsy/un-sturdy in them; I felt like I could wobble and fall over. I don’t feel that way at all with these shoes.” – A., MO

“This is really great shoes! i can wear it the whole day. This is my 3rd pair of MBT and am just loving it each day! This is very comfortable and great to walk in.” – Ace, CA


 

TRY MBT RUNNING SHOES

Try them out risk free – Footwear etc. Rewards Members get FREE return shipping on all shoes and sandals. It’s free to join and there are great benefits, including free shipping and you can earn a $20 Reward for every $250 you spend! Learn more and sign up here. Want to take a look at the rest of our newest MBT shoes? I don’t blame you! Click here to see the full selection at Footwear etc.

We’d like to Chat!

We are very excited to announce Chat online at Footwear etc.! We have always put customer service at the top of our priority list – after all, what are we here for but to send our customers off happy and smiling in beautiful, comfortable shoes. With the addition of chat on the website, we are providing customers another avenue to contact our customer service team to help find and purchase the perfect shoes, handbags and accessories.

Using chat on the Footwear etc. website is incredibly easy. Just look for the green button in the top right corner of our sight that says “Click here to start chat”. This button can be accessed on any page of the website.

Footwear etc. Chat Button

Once you click on the button a chat window will popup on the bottom right corner of your browser screen. Here you are only required to enter your name to start a chat. Click “Start Chat” to be connected directly with one of our dedicated customer service team members.

Footwear etc. Chat Window

For those of you who prefer speaking on the phone call 1.800.720.0572. You can find our customer service hours of operation here.

We look forward to chatting with you!

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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LOOK WITHIN THE FRIDGE - FOOTWEAR ETC.

 

CUTE, BUT PSYCHO, BUT CUTE

Shop NowCute, but psycho, but cute

 

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