Protecting Your Boot/Shoe Investment!

Sloppy weather reminds me that I need to break out the shoe accessories so that I can protect my shoes. I feel that if I’m spending money on quality materials, I want to make them last as long as possible. Footwear etc. carries a wide variety of conditioning/cleaning/waterproofing treatments for many different types of materials. Here are a few examples:

Collonil Waterstop Shoe Cream – this is a great waterproofing product for smooth leather and Gore-Tex. You just rub the cream into the shoe and buff with a brush or cloth. This product omes in assorted colors as well as neutral.

Cadillac All Weather Shield Water Repellent Spray – this spray provides great protection against water and stains on leather, suede and nubuck. It’s really easy to use; I sprayed it on my daughter’s suede boots and they’ve held up very well as a result.

 

Four Seasons Weatherguard Water and Stain Repellent – this is a great product not just for shoes, but even for handbags and the like. It protects leather, suede and nubuck.

UGG® Australia Sheepskin Care Kit – the ultimate in care for your UGG® boots. It contains a cleaner, a protector (to protect against rain, snow, dirt and stains), a freshener (to eliminate odor caused by bacteria) and a sheepskin brush with stain eraser. This product is perfect for twinface sheepskin boots and slippers.

Given the amount of money you spend on boots, keep them looking nice for as long as possible with these and other products at footwearetc.com!

 

Shoes for Vintage Wear!

I really love vintage apparel. You can easily find this sort of attire at boutique shops. Finding shoes isn’t always so easy. Footwear etc. does happen to carry some styles that could definitely work with clothing of this nature. See what you think of these:

Naot Women’s Retro – This two-toned shoe is reminiscent of a classic wing tip style. Available in Slate Nubuck/Grey Herringbone, Black Velvet Nubuck/Grey Tweed, or Brown Shimmer Nubuck/Auburn Tweed, this shoe has a classic style that would work well with time-honored clothing from the past. You won’t sacrifice comfort for style either, since all Naot shoes have an anatomical cork and latex footbed designed just for that.

Clarks Vermont Terrace – Brass studs really bring this shoe to life. It’s a classic slip-on pump with a side zipper, yet it looks stylish enough to work with both contemporary or retro clothing. It’s perfect for a night on the town since the linings help breathability, and the rubber outsole provides traction.

Earth Periwinkle – I love the “hole punch” detailing on this shoe. It’s a classic lace-up with gorgeous style. The contoured footbed makes this shoe feel phenomenal; I love how it supports the arch and supplies shock absorption. I can think of several outfits I could wear this shoe with right now!

Earthies Sarenza Too – this classic pump with its beautiful tie detailing would work well with vintage clothing from the 20’s through the 50’s, as well as contemporary clothing from today It has beautiful detailing on the straps and around the toes as well. What a gorgeous shoe to wear with dresses and skirts! The 2 ½” heel is definitely big enough for visual interest yet low enough to be really comfortable.

Love Vintage-inspired shoes? Check out the many styles available at footwearetc.com! You’ll have a shoe for every…decade!

New Bags from Baggalini!

Footwear etc. has just received a bunch of new models from Baggalini, and these bags are really cute! They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, and there’s definitely a bag for every purpose! I love the versatility of these bags. Here are a few that have caught my eye…

The Baggalini Everywhere Bagg – available in Bronze/French Blue, Black/Khaki, or Graphite/Fuchsia, this bag is the perfect bag for your everyday needs. It’s made from crinkle nylon, which makes it very durable. I like the exterior pockets with flap and zip closures so that you have a place for your cell phone and other frequently-used items. With 10 card slots, a key fob, a lipstick/pen holder and a detachable coin/card pouch with ID window and zip closure, this bag can make your everyday life a lot more organized. Why get a bag that’s just a big cavernous pit? Get organized with this bag!

The Baggalini Madrid Tote – I love the lines of this bag. You can hold a tremendous amount of stuff, yet it doesn’t look like a huge behemoth. There are exterior storage pockets, a matching coin purse, and an adjustable crossbody strap. Also made of lightweight nylon for durability, this bag is really easy to incorporate into your daily life. It’s available in Black/Khaki, Espresso/Tomato, and Pewter/Mimosa for your wardrobe choices.

Need a new wallet? Check out the Essential Wallet. It’s actually more than a wallet, in that there’s a cell phone pocket as well. There are interior money, credit card, coin and ID pockets, and a removable wrist strap. This is the perfect little bag if you need a wallet and more. It’s available in Black/Khaki nylon and is very durable.

Check out the beautiful, durable, and versatile bags from Baggalini. They are a phenomenal way to help you get your life organized!

UGG Boots for Kids!

‘Tis the season for UGG® boots, and you KNOW your little ones will be clamoring for them if they haven’t already. I absolutely love seeing these beautiful sheepskin boots keeping those little feet warm and toasty, and there are a bunch of models available to do just that. You know you can always rely on the quality and comfort from UGG® Australia. If you’re looking to keep your kids nice and warm this winter, here are a bunch of adorable models to choose from. Some of these are so cute that I wish they had them in adult sizes!

UGG® Kids Bailey Bow – I happen to love girly styles, and bows fit into that category. This adorable boot comes in black or cerise sheepskin; how much more fun could that be? I can just see little feet running around with this gorgeous sheepskin keeping them warm and comfortable this winter.

UGG® Kids Maddi – This is definitely a stylish boot. With three buckles and contrasting trim on the outside of the boot, your child will be the fashion plate of your area in these boots! I like the fact that there’s a zipper for easy on and off as well.

UGG® Kids’ Cassie – The littlest UGG fans can have fun with this boot. It’s especially fun due to the leopard-printed suede! This boot is perfect for your toddlers as they run around the house or outdoors where it’s cool, and looks absolutely adorable.

UGG® Kids’ Boo – While this may be a moccasin-inspired boot, this is the ultimate bootie for kids. With an elastic cording detail up the back of the boot, it’s easy to get on and off. I love the detailed stitching on the top of the boot as well as the back; it really provides visual interest. This may be THE most adorable boot you come across for little ones, and with UGG’s patented twinface sheepskin, you know that those little toes inside the boot will stay warm and cozy all winter long.

This holiday season, be sure to remember UGG® boots for the littlest ones on your gift list. These boots are sure to please both the child and the parents!

 

Pleats for Decorative Flair!

Who knew that pleats could be so attractive on footwear? I’ve seen it for years in clothing, but recently a bunch of shoe manufacturers have come out with really cute designs featuring pleats, and I really like them! See if you agree with me…

The Romika Women’s Citylight 07 bootie has pleats from just under the toe box all the way up the ankle! I think it really adds visual interest, and makes for a very interesting shoe! The side zipper makes the bootie easy to get on and off, and the contoured footbed provides good support. Cute, AND comfortable!

The Earth Women’s Zinnia bootie features cascading pleats that wrap the forefoot for interest, and I think it really looks beautiful.  Combine that with the latex cushioned footbed and reinforced arch, and you have a boot that everyone could love.

The Alegria Women’s Belle features pleating at the top of the foot. Why have a plain Mary Jane when you can have pleated accents? This beautiful, casual flat is perfect for everyday wear, and since the footbed contains latex, memory foam and cork, you can make it through the entire day in comfort. I particularly love the arch support and mild rocker sole of Alegria shoes, and this pleated version really works for me.

Another great everyday shoe is the Naot Korari. I love the two-toned color of the shoe, and the black pleated detail adds an air of elegance. As with all Naot shoes, the cork insole provides phenomenal comfort. But I really enjoy the contrast between the smooth brown leather and the black pleated fabric on the upper. This is definitely a shoe providing a lot of visual interest!

These are only a few of the many options in pleated footwear. Check out footwearetc.com for a lot more beautiful styles to choose from!