Icon Shoes and Handbags for the Art Lover in You!


Lots of brands carry comfortable shoes. There are tremendous numbers of attractive and practical handbags out there too. But if you’re an art lover and would love to see designs on your handbags and footwear, look no further than Icon products!

Love Picasso? Klimt? Utamaro? Many artists have had their designs featured on Icon products. In 1999 Icon created its first art-printed leather shoes: the Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Sneaker. Since then, Icon has created many models of shoes with even more artwork reproduced onto its high quality leather products. The company takes pride in reproducing the artwork so that it complements the style of shoe or handbag it is on, and is incredibly attentive to detail. Each artist (or his estate) is compensated for the use of the artwork. It is an honor to be featured on an Icon product!

A few examples of these gorgeous products are:

The Icon Women’s Lisa-3 Night Leather – this handbag features the artwork of Joan Miro I Ferra, a Catalan Spanish artist. You can use it as a clutch or as a cross-body bag. The subtle design makes it an elegant choice for dressy attire. I particularly love the luxurious feel of the leather.

For a casual, easy-to-wear golf/walking shoe, try the Icon Jolie-43 Golf Shoe. I love the version featuring the artwork of Klimt. The subtle blues and golds make this shoe very versatile so that you can wear it with a wide variety of outfits. And even though the upper depicts a famous piece of artwork, the shoe itself is incredibly comfortable. If you need to wear an orthotic, note that the insole is removable.

Like wedges? Check out the Icon Women’s Paolo-1 Wedge Slide. Featuring a portion of the masterpiece, “Girl With a Mirror” by Pablo Picasso, this gorgeous slide is bold in color yet its soft and supple leather pampers your feet. This unique design is sure to turn heads wherever you go – in a good way! I may not be able to have a Picasso gracing my walls, but it’s a blast having one grace my feet!

Renoir fans will love the Icon Women’s Essy-2 Umbrellas Leather. The original artwork, “The Umbrellas” is an oil-on-canvas painting, created by Renoir in the 1880s. If you love impressionism, this is the shoe for you. The shoe is a casual oxford-style shoe that is comfortable and gorgeous at the same time.

Art lovers – check out the phenomenal styles and unforgettable artwork on Icon shoes and handbags. You can be an art connoisseur with every step you take!

Need a Narrow or Wide Width Shoe? No problem!


Here at Footwear etc., we deal with all sorts of feet. Wide feet, narrow feet, feet with “special needs,” you name it. And because no two feet are the same, we carry a lot of different widths for men and women. Need a special width? Check out these brands:

New Balance – specializes in athletic shoes and hiking shoes. Some model widths run as varied as 2A to 4E. New Balance shoes are known for their spacious toe boxes, and are typically lightweight and breathable. With outstanding support and durability, there’s a shoe in this line for anyone needing an athletic shoe. Some models are even approved for Diabetics!

SAS – excelling in softness, cushioning, and support, SAS shoes for men and women come in a wide variety of styles and widths. These shoes are mostly for casual, everyday attire, and are recommended by many Podiatrists. Available widths range from Slim to Wide/Wide.

Clarks – with a focus on casual and dressy shoes and sandals, Clarks has a model for almost any occasion.  Ranging in widths from Narrow to XX-wide, Clarks has many different collections that feature innovative technologies for keeping your feet comfortable.

David Tate – these dressy shoes, sandals and boots are available in widths ranging from Narrow to XX-Wide.

Trotters – specializing in women’s dressy shoes and flats. With widths from Slim to Wide, these models are perfect to wear to the office or for a night on the town.

Softwalk – with widths from Slim to X-Wide, Softwalk shoes, clogs, sandals and boots specialize in an “eggcrate” footbed. Functioning much like the “eggcrate” that you can put on your mattress, the footbed helps relieve the stresses you put on your feet and cradle your feet with cushioned comfort.

Aetrex – Aetrex shoes come in Medium, Wide, and X-Wide widths. You can find products ranging from dress shoes, to casual flats and sandals.

Apex – with casual and athletic styles in Medium to XX-Wide widths, Apex products can fulfill a wide variety of needs.

Bostonian – the ultimate in dressy men’s shoes. These high quality, luxurious shoes are available in Medium and Wide widths and are the perfect shoes to wear to the office or for dressy occasions.

Don’t despair if you’re looking for narrow or wide widths, Footwear etc. carries a variety of brands that can fulfill your every need!

Sabrinas Footwear – Lots of Comfy Flats and Wedges!

Sabrinas flats

You can never have too many flats. They’re for great for casual or dressy occasions, and are the ultimate in comfort. (Admit it, don’t you take a pair of flats to formal events for when your formal footwear starts to hurt your feet? I do!) Now there’s another brand out there that is perfect for all sorts of events: Sabrinas Footwear!

I love the fact that this brand specializes in flats and wedges. They range from having ½” heel to 1 ½” heel height. You could wear them with anything from jeans to a dress and look completely appropriate!  The leather uppers and lining are made with high quality leather, which is breathable and help keep your feet cool and comfortable. The man-made sole is durable and flexible, and the shoes are all designed and made in Spain.

For a flat with great versatility, check out the London 34557. It’s available in Black Leather with Patent leather accents, Brown leather with patent leather accents, and Leopard Suede with Black Leather accents. This shoe can be used for dressy attire or casual attire – I particularly like the idea of wearing those Leopard Suede shoes with jeans. The bow accent makes a really nice embellishment.

Wedge lovers will really enjoy the Niza 33758. This gorgeous shoe can be as dressy as you want it to be; with its contrasting metallic reptile leather toe and wedge heel, this brown or black shoe with a bow accent looks great with all sorts of attire.  A beautiful and interesting shoe exuding lots of style, the Niza is a great addition to your wardrobe.

Check out the exciting new flats and wedges from Sabrinas. These 100% Made in Spain models will flatter any feet!


It’s Not Too Late to Travel, So You Still Need the Perfect Bag!

Traveling for the holiday weekend? Don't forget comfortable shoes like these Marc Josephs and your Baggallini rolling suitcase!

It might be close to the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t still lots of travel opportunities. In fact, I need to go help my kids move into their dorm rooms, so I’ve been looking for an easy-to-use travel bag. Lo and behold, Baggallini has the perfect weekend bag: the Rolling Tote Bagg.

I particularly like Baggallini bags because they were designed by flight attendants! If anyone knows what’s going to fit under the seat in front of you or in the overhead bin, those women do!

This fantastic Rolling Tote Bagg is made from durable, lightweight and water-resistant nylon. You don’t have to worry about getting caught in the rain when you’re using this bag! I also really like the three compartments, which are big enough to hold clothes, papers, and even a laptop. You don’t have to worry about the telescoping handle getting in the way; it collapses into the zippered compartment. And at 5.7 lbs., this bag is definitely easy to manage!

This could just be the perfect bag; it’s the right size for short trips, and if you end up needing a full-size suitcase, chances are you’ll need an on-board bag anyway, and this one can suit a myriad of needs. What are you waiting for? Check out the Rolling Tote Bagg and all of our Baggallini bags at footwearetc.com and see how easy they can help you travel!


Need an Alternative to Flip Flops? Try NoSoX Shoes!

Nosox Wino

For the lightest, coolest, most flexible shoes you’ll ever find, check out the NoSoX line. These shoes are incredibly lightweight and are perfect for traveling. The mesh uppers compress easily so that you can pack them in your suitcase and not have them take up much room or weight.

These shoes are terrific for just “knocking around.” They are cool, since the mesh fabric is very breathable. They are designed to be worn with or without socks, making them very easy to wear. The EVA insole and outsole are very light and spongy so that you feel like you’re walking on air. What a great option for a very casual shoe! (more…)