From Kitten Heels to Wedges to Flats: Great Styles from Helle Comfort!

It’s always exciting when Footwear etc. carries a new brand, and especially so when the models are absolutely adorable! With an added bonus of adjustability for narrow to wide widths, you can’t miss with Helle Comfort shoes.

I particularly love the fact that these shoes can be used for casual or very dressy wear. I can easily see myself wearing these with slacks or dresses. It’s really gratifying to see that you can have a really comfortable shoe that is perfect for special occasions! (No more taking the shoes off at parties or weddings!)

With Italian leather uppers, microfiber-covered latex footbeds with arch and metatarsal support, and durable outsoles, Helle Comfort shoes are fantastically stylish and comfortable. Here are some of the new styles available at Footwear etc.:

The Bell is a gorgeous slide available in Honey Raindrops Leather or Black Raindrops Leather. The footbed actually provides even weight distribution so that you can minimize weight on the ball of your foot. You can’t beat that level of comfort with such a stylish shoe.

Wedge fans will love the Gemini. Available in Honey Crocket Leather or Black Crocket Leather, this shoe gives you a lot of fashion versatility.  It has a 2 ½” heel, but given it’s a wedge it doesn’t feel like a big heel. (It’s great for us shorter stature people!). The cushioning and arch support feel wonderful, and having the adjustable straps is really handy.

For a retro-looking flat, check out the Limbi. This nubuck flat actually has nail heads all over it for a unique fashion statement. As with all Helle Comfort shoes, the arch support in the suede-covered footbed provides great support, and the non-skid rubber outsole helps keep you from slipping. This is the perfect shoe for everyday wear!

Whether you have narrow, average, or wide feet, rest assured that the sandals have adjustable straps that can help you achieve a custom fit.

Check out the new styles by Helle Comfort. They’re a fantastic addition to your footwear collection!

Laser Cut Shoes for the Ultimate in Embellished Style!

I love shoes that have a lot of detailing. It makes any shoe a little more special. It can add femininity, airiness, even a little glamour to a shoe. Footwear etc. offers many shoes with laser cut detailing that can be casual or dressy. With so many brands that have these features available, you can have a shoe for every mood! Here are a few of my favorites:

Naot is one of the most comfortable brands I’ve ever tried, and I love its fashion-forward styles.  The Palace is a beautiful slide that you could wear for casual or dressy occasions. The elegant cut-out floral  pattern on the leather upper makes this an incredibly versatile shoe. As with all Naot products, you’ll love the arch support and anatomical footbed, which will keep you comfortable for hours on end. The 2” heel height also adds some versatility to your wardrobe, yet is completely comfortable. You can’t go wrong with this shoe.

Need a flip flop? Check out the Orthaheel Aurora. This gorgeous flip flop contains both metal embellishments as well as laser cutout details. It’s elegant enough to wear with dressy slacks or a skirt, but casual enough to wear with shorts or jeans. Recommended by wellness expert Dr. Andrew Weil and recipient of the American Podiatric Medical Association’s Seal of Acceptance, this beautiful flip flop provides outstanding support and stability due to its biomechanical Tri-planer Motion Control Footbed.  It’s easy to wear and easy on the eyes.

Another beautiful sandal is the Earth Rosetta. There’s a lot of intricate detailing in the nubuck upper. The Rosetta is another sandal that is versatile enough to wear with casual or dressy attire, and you’ll love the outstanding comfort provided by the multi-density latex cushioned footbed. It’s available in a variety of colors too, so you can definitely expand your footwear options!

You can never have too many ballet flats, and the Indigo by Clarks Plush Bea is an outstanding choice. I love how the extensive cut-outs almost give this shoe a lacy look, yet there’s enough leather left in the upper to still feel like your foot is enclosed. This shoe can go with any type of attire. I can easily see wearing it with jeans, dressy slacks, or even casual dresses.

Footwear etc. has an extensive collection of shoes with laser cut-outs. You’ll love the detailing and different array of styles available. Have some fun with your footwear!

New Sandals from Ariat!

Ariat footwear isn’t just about boots for equestrians or cowboys. Ariat footwear is great for anyone who wants high quality performance footwear in boots, shoes, and now sandals!

I love the beautiful styling of the new Ariat sandals. The company has paid attention to details, which really makes a difference to me. Here are a few of my favorites:

Slingback fans, check out the Ariat Del Ray. There’s a laser-cut floral pattern on the top of the leather upper and on the sides, along with brown and black leather straps. The whip-stitching details also augment the style details. Utilizing Advanced Torque Stability (ATS®) technology, this shoe provides excellent support and cushioning as you move. The wood-look platform also provides an air of casual elegance to this shoe.

The Atlantic is a lovely t-strap sandal. The whip-stitching all around the shoe adds a sporty touch to an elegant shoe. You’ll love the comfort of the leather and suede-covered, cushioned footbed as well as the 2” heel height.  No attention to detail is spared with this shoe; there are even rivet and braiding accents! This is a great all-around sandal for summer use.

The Ariat Women’s Panama slide is an incredibly easy-to-wear shoe in this collection. Sometimes you just need to slip your feet into a shoe and go, and the Panama is perfect for that. With elastic side goring and a leather and suede-covered, cushioned footbed, this slide could easily become your favorite grab and go shoe. The 2” heel height makes the shoe a little girly, yet isn’t so high that you won’t find it amazingly comfortable. I really love the hand-stitched details and the two-toned leather upper. This could look great with shorts, jeans, or even dresses.

Ariat has a great new collection of sandals available. See how they can make your summer wardrobe special!

Spenco Footwear – Not Just Insoles Anymore!

Spenco has been around since 1967 and has provided a wide variety of footcare products like insoles, heel cups, and orthotic arches. Now, Spenco has come out with actual footwear and it’s all on sale at Footwear etc.!  If you’re looking to expand your flip flop or slide collections, definitely check out the new line from Spenco! These shoes are cost-effective as well as supportive!

What makes these sandals great is that they have orthotic-quality arch and heel support. Spenco is known for its motion control properties as well; if you tend to pronate or supinate, these shoes can be very helpful. You’ll also notice that like the Spenco insoles, the sandals contain excellent shock absorption and cushioning.

Women have a couple of model choices in the Yumi Polysorb and the Kohlo Polysorb. The Yumi is a flip flop that is available in caramel/coffee synthetic, grey/pink synthetic, and grey/purple synthetic. The Kohlo  Polysorb is a slide that is available in black synthetic, caramel/coffee synthetic, grey/purple synthetic, or grey/pink synthetic.  

Men’s options include the Fusion Polysorb slide and the Yumi Polysorb flip flop.  The Fusion Polysorb is available in black synthetic, or black/blue synthetic. The Yumi Polysorb comes in brown/orange synthetic, khaki/chili synthetic, or black/grey synthetic.  

For orthotic-quality support in a slide or flip flop, take a look at the new sandals from Spenco. They’re just what the doctor ordered!

Interesting Colors and Patterns in Clogs from Sanita!

Footwear etc. is excited to welcome back a fantastic brand of clogs, shoes, and sandals: Sanita. If you like wearing supportive clogs and shoes with classic and eclectic styles, you’ll love this brand. I’m very fussy about clogs in particular, and I really like Sanitas for a variety of reasons:

1)      Sanita clogs and shoes have an anatomically-shaped footbed and its designs are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. I’m all for any shoe that is GOOD for my feet and reduces the strain on my back and legs.

2)      They have a mild rocker outsole. This helps propel you forward, yet still provides stability. With a stabilizing PVC insert, shock absorbant flexible PU sole and skid-resistant outsole, I feel confident that my chances of falling in these shoes is lower than it would be in other brands.

3)      The toe box is roomy! I hate having my toes squished, and Sanitas give me lots of room to wiggle my toes.

4)      Sanitas have good arch support. That makes a huge difference in the length of time I can wear a pair of shoes comfortably.

5)      They come in fun colors and patterns! Not only can you get “normal” colors like black and brown, you can get colors like fuchsia, red patent leather, and violet! With patterns, the sky is the limit! Among others, you can choose from Brown Leopard Print, Camel Embossed Patent Leather, Zebra Print leather, or even Multi Color Leather. These shoes can truly reflect your mood!

 Check out the new Sanita clogs and shoes at footwearetc.com – there’s color and pattern for any mood you might have, and you’ll delight in how comfortable they are!