Alegria Shoes…Not Just for Women Anymore!

Alegria Men

Men can now rejoice in the fact that one of the most comfortable brands out there, Alegria, is now making shoes for men!

From casual slip-ons to more formal lace-up shoes, Alegria now has a wide variety of styles suitable for men. These varying styles provide all the great benefits of Alegria shoes: mild rocker sole to help propel you forward, great shock absorption, outstanding arch support, removable footbed, and superior materials. What’s not to love?

The Alegria Men’s Oz is an outstanding shoe for everyday wear. It’s easy to get on and off due to its side goring, and is really durable due to its polyurethane sole with rubber inlay. Even restaurant professionals have touted this shoe as a great one for work. And if you need an orthotic, no problem; the insole is removable.

Need a sandal? You can choose the Alegria Men’s Angler for a traditional-styled sandal, or the Aruba if you want a flip flop. These luxurious leather sandals and flip flops provide the ergonomic function that you’d expect in an Alegria shoe, and are stylish and comfortable to boot. These may well be your perfect Go To shoes for the warm weather!

For a more formal shoe, try the Alegria Men’s Spock. It’s a lace-up shoe that you can wear to work or out on the town. This oxford style shoe has classic design, handsewn construction, and a footbed with outstanding arch support.

Women’s Alegria shoes are known for their fun colors, and even men have some great options with the Alegria Men’s Aaron. This easy-to-wear slip on is available in Blue, Orange, Green Sand, Navy, and Yellow Suede! You could get a pair to go with every outfit! This phenomenal casual shoe can have a place in any wardrobe. Check out the versatility and the fun colors of this shoe!

Alegrias aren’t just for women anymore; they’re definitely for men as well. See how they’ll work for you!

New MBTs Are Arriving Daily!

MBT Boxes

They’re here, they’re finally here, MBTs are arriving! For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting new styles and colors as well as some of your old favorites, this is the time to check out! MBT is back and better than ever, and has sent some great shoes to us.

Why are these shoes so popular? It’s all about the rocker sole. The natural instability of these shoes forces you to balance yourself, thus helping you improve your posture. There is great shock absorption. Many customers have reported an alleviation of pain in their joints as well. They are easy to wear, and easy to use when you have to spend hours on your feet.

Teachers, medical professionals, and even many other folks whose jobs require a great deal of standing or walking have touted these shoes for years. Here’s your chance to get in on the comfort!

If you loved the Kisimu sandals, you’ll love the Kisimu 3. It’s available in Honey for women, and black for men and women. The Kisimu series has been one of MBT’s most popular sandals over the years, and this version is sure to please as well. I personally have found them to be one of the most comfortable of all of the MBT products I’ve tried.

The Sport 3 for men and women is a new version of the Sport series. It has a slimmer profile and toe box than the Sport 2, and a streamlined appearance. You’ll find that feeling of the rocker sole  is just as pronounced as always, and this shoe is a fabulous shoe for exercise. It’s also lighter in weight than the Sport 2 was, making it much easier and comfortable to wear.

A great casual shoe for women is the Muziki. This slip-on Mary Jane has a canvas upper and is available in Military, Chili, and Dove. This could be the perfect casual shoe for shopping, running errands, and just being out and about. Just slip it on and go!

These are just a few of the new shoes available from MBT at Footwear etc. Come check them out while they’re still available!


Show Off Your Modern Flair with the Flexx Band Together!

flexx band together

Casual. Elegant. Versatile. Contemporary. These are all great descriptions of the Flexx Band Together sandal. It’s a fantastic shoe that you can use with a wide variety of outfits. While dressy enough to wear with a skirt, you can also easily wear it with shorts.

The 1 ½” heel makes this shoe really easy to wear. The shoe is comfortable enough to wear all day long! With nice, wide elastic instep straps, a foam cushion footbed, and support for your arches, this shoe will be one of your favorites!

The Flexx Band Together is available in Black Antigua Leather, or Jute Antigua Leather. With these two neutral colors, you can use them for your entire wardrobe.

Show off your contemporary style with the Flexx Band Together sandal. See how much it goes with in your wardrobe!

My New Favorite Shoe: the Orthaheel Fiji

orthaheel fiji

I needed some new flip flops. I wanted a pair with great support, and some style. I may need orthopedic features in my shoes, but the last thing I want is to look like I’m wearing the shoes of an Old Lady. When I found the Orthaheel Fiji, I was ecstatic!

This is no ordinary flip flop. Not only do you get outstanding support and comfort, you also get a shoe that is easy to care for and looks gorgeous! What specifically makes them so great? Let me count the reasons:

1)      The arch support is phenomenal. (It should be, it’s designed by a podiatrist!). I have actually used these shoes when I needed to walk for a few hours, and my feet felt great.

2)      The shoes contain a deep heel cup. This provides stability and helps keep your feet from pronating.

3)      The footbed is easy to clean, so if you walk on the beach and get the shoes full of wet sand, don’t worry! (Just use a damp cloth to clean them up.)

4)      The straps are adorned with faux jewels, and these shoes come in Jade, Ivory, Black, or Mustard Synthetic. You can wear them for casual or somewhat dressy occasions!

5)      The lightweight midsole provides terrific shock absorption, so you’ll want to walk for miles in these shoes!

6)      The rubber outsole gives you great traction so you don’t have to worry as much about slippage.

7)      Orthaheel shoes are recommended by wellness expert, Dr. Andrew Weil, as well as have received the APMA seal of acceptance.

These stylish flip flops are GOOD for your feet! I absolutely adore mine. They are perfect for a trip to the market, a visit to the shore, or even when you go out for a nice dinner while wearing a sundress. What more could you possibly ask for? Check out the Fiji today, and see why Orthaheel flip flops are so phenomenal.

Love Mary Janes? Check out the Pikolinos Gandia!


pikolinos gandiaMary Janes are amazingly versatile shoes. You can wear them with slacks, dresses, even jeans. The dressiness is entirely dependent on how the shoe is styled, and that’s why I’m excited about the Pikolinos Gandia 849-8964F. It’s not your everyday Mary Jane!

For one thing, it’s got lots of embellishments. Note the decorative stitching all along the toe box and at the heel. The ornamental holes in the toe box not only add visual interest, it also helps keep your feet cool! (Such a bonus!) I really like how the heel is not just leather, it also has a stacked wood grain. Even the leather upper is two colors, yet it’s classy, not garish. I love the fact that I can wear this with a variety of outfits in my wardrobe. But its classy and interesting style isn’t just what makes this shoe great….

It’s comfortable! (Of course it’s comfortable, or wouldn’t carry it! The adjustable strap gives you a custom fit, and there is a gel and foam padded midsole so that you feel like you’re walking on great cushioning. There is even a second insole that helps your feet stay cool and dry. The 1 ½” heel is just high enough to look elegant, yet still makes this a great shoe if you’re on your feet a lot of the day.

The Gandia actually comes in a non-Mary Jane version, called the Gandia 849-9094. It’s basically a pump version of the same shoe, and comes in Tortue/Cuero Leather, or Sandia/Cuero Leather. These are also beautiful, easy to wear shoes with unusual styling that can make you feel unique!

Check out the Gandia shoes from Pikolinos. They exude style and comfort that will make them favorites in your collection!