Love Sandals? Check Out the New Models from Romika!

Romika Suitcase

‘Tis the season to start wearing sandals, and Romika has just come out with some beautiful new designs. Are you in the market for flat sandals? How about a slide? Maybe something dressy? Look no further than Romika. These shoes provide amazing comfort, particularly due to their signature lateral support wings and orthotic-friendly footbeds. These styles are fashion-forward and kind to your feet. Here are a few to entice you….

Romika Women’s Nancy  08 – I love this beautiful slide with its chunky heel. It’s an elegant shoe that you could wear with jeans or with dressier clothing. You can get a custom fit due to three Velcro straps on the upper, and your feet will love the feel of the micro velour and leather-lined footbed. Slides are so easy to wear, and this particular slide can go with so many different types of attire! It’s available in Black Jamaica Leather or Dark Nude Jamaica Leather, and would be an outstanding addition to your wardrobe!

How about a sandal version of this slide? Check out the Romika Women’s Nancy 03. Take all of the great features of the Nancy 08, but add a strap behind the ankle. That one strap helps keep this shoe on your foot more securely. It’s available in Black Jamaica Leather or Basalt Jamaica Leather, and is a superb sandal for both casual or dressier attire.

For a flat slide, try the Romika Women’s Fidschi 22. This is an adorable flat slide with tiny polka dot accents. The metallic leather upper also has complementing suede and button accents. Available in Red/Combi Leather or Black/Combi Leather, this shoe will bring a smile to your face! The insole is soft and cushy, and its leather lining helps wick away moisture from your feet. Who wouldn’t want a fun-looking and great feeling slide like this?

These are just of the few models available from Romika. See how the comfort and style features can really enhance your life!

New Shoes from OluKai and Cute Bags from Baggalini!

Olukai and Baggalini

OluKai has a bunch of new models out for the spring – sandals, slip-on shoes, lace-up shoes, etc. These are wonderful casual shoes that can reflect your relaxed lifestyle, and provide the outstanding comfort you’d expect from this brand. Baggalini has consistently provided superlative quality handbags in all sorts of styles, shapes, and colors, and also has some beautiful new models for the season. Here are a couple of favorites that work great together:

The OluKai Nohea Canvas – this canvas shoe is breathable and lined with a custom printed design. With the contoured footbed, your feet will experience wonderful support in an easy-to-wear shoe. I particularly like the Drop-In Heel, which gives you the versatility of having either a shoe or converting it to a slide. I love the hand-sewn moccasin styling on this shoe!

Pair this with the Baggalini Tokyo Mini. This may be your next favorite handbag! It’s water resistant and contains all sorts of helpful pockets to ensure that you stay organized throughout your day. I like the security features of the long zipper pulls, top zip closure and flap with turn-lock clasp, and zippered gussets. It’s a really good size for everyday use, and you can use it as an across-the-body bag for hands-free shopping!

For a beautiful and carefree look this spring, check out the fun-loving styles from OluKai and Baggalini. You’ll love how well they go together!

Have Back Pain? Try BackJoy !


Most people have lousy posture, particularly when they’re sitting. I know I’m guilty of this myself; it’s so easy to slouch in your seat, or torque your torso, or sit too far back. Now there are products that can really help make you feel better while you’re sitting: BackJoy seats!

These seats aren’t mere cushions. They actually improve your posture as you sit and engage your core muscles. It’s amazing how different you can feel just by having your back aligned properly!

BackJoy products are easy to use. All you do is sit down on the seat, and pull it forward so that the curved back hits the top of your hips.  You can use them anywhere, on hard or on soft seats. They are very portable; take them to the movies, or the office, or use in your car, or even on a bench.

Why does this make such a difference? The design of the BackJoy seat forces you to automatically align your body into proper posture position. When you sit on the seat, your body weight activates the seat’s patented Applied Postural Science™. That automatically tilts, cups, and floats your pelvis so that it’s in the optimum position for proper posture. It also engages your core muscles, which support your lumbar area and therefore reduce strain on your back. The seat even dynamically reacts to your body movement, so that you can remain aligned in your seat even if you move around.

There are two different models: the Relief, and the Posture +. The shape of each seat is the same, the main difference is that the Relief has some cushioning over the frame, whereas the Posture + has a rubbery material over the frame. The Relief is only available in black; the Posture + is available in Sea Blue, Red, Yellow, Fuchsia, and Orange. Both models work the same way and provide the same benefits.

Give your aching back a break – try out the seats from BackJoy!

Red Hot Shoes for Spring!

Red Shoes

Red is a really trendy color right now, and Footwear etc. has a ton of gorgeous shoes that you can wear for all sorts of occasions. I love bright, happy colors, and obviously lots of other folks do as well. Why not expand your footwear collection with some gorgeous red shoes? Take a look at some of these beauties…

Weil by Orthaheel Serenity – a wedge style sandal that has orthotic support! It’s a beautiful shoe with leather uppers and one adjustable buckle around the ankle.  I love the decorative knot in the upper – it really adds visual interest. But the real claim to fame of this wedge is the outstanding comfort. It’s even great for women who have plantar fasciitis! The added bonus is that this shoe – and all Orthaheel products – are recommended by the American Podiatric Medical Association. You’ve got style and comfort in a really healthy shoe!

Arcopedico Shawna – this adorable Mary Jane is made from the finest leathers available! It has an anatomical footbed, and is incredibly lightweight and flexible. The accent stitching on the upper really embellishes the shoe, and the elastic  instep strap keeps the shoe on your foot securely. This is a great shoe for everyday wear.

Clarks Dunbar Racer – this is the ultimate driving shoe and easy-to-wear slip on.  This casual moccasin-style is made from soft leather and has a bow embellishment on the top of the shoe. You’ll love the cushioning of the footbed as well as the great traction of the outsole. Don’t scuff the back of your heels in your car ever again, use this shoe instead!

Finn Comfort Gomera – this may be the single most comfortable red shoe you ever own. Handmade in Germany, this shoe has a smooth leather lining and soft, suede-covered insole. The shoe contains an anatomical, removable footbed, and the outsole provides outstanding durability and shock absorption. With detailed stitching and a metal button accent, this fantastic shoe is elegant enough to wear every day or for a night on the town.

Ziera Dizzy – with a wood-grained wedge and phenomenal cushioning, this shoe is perfect to wear with any attire. The beautiful flower on the upper is a great design feature, and hook-and-loop strap ensures that your foot will stay where it’s supposed to! This is an open-toe Mary Jane style that will find the perfect place in your wardrobe.

This is just the tip of the iceberg of those red hot shoes in stock at Footwear etc. Add some zing to your wardrobe this Spring!

Great Shoes for Outdoor Adventures!

 Merrell Mix Master

With great weather comes great opportunities to get outside and have a good time. You need to have shoes that will fit your needs, so check out the “outdoor” shoes for men and women at Footwear etc.! They are casual, rugged, and appropriate for a variety of outdoor activities. Here are a few examples:

A phenomenal all-around hiking/outdoor activities shoe is the New Balance Multi-Sport Outdoor Shoe. This waterproof shoe is available in both men’s and women’s sizes, and is a fantastic, all-around shoe for the great outdoors. It’s lightweight and supportive, yet has a has a lugged outsole that’s rugged enough for a day on the trail.  The Gore-Tex lining makes the shoe waterproof and breathable so that your feet can stay comfortable all day long. This might just be the perfect shoe for the Great Outdoors!

Shoes using Barefoot technology include the Merrell Barefoot series, or the Vibram Fivefingers products. These shoes protect your feet against rocks and rough terrain, but still allow you to feel the ground beneath your feet – almost as you would if you were barefoot. The biggest difference between these brands is that the Vibram Fivefingers keeps your toes separated, whereas the Merrell does not. Both have Vibram outsoles and are very breathable so that your feet can stay cool and comfortable.

The ultimate in outdoor shoes has to be from Merrell. There are a bunch of models suitable for all sorts of outdoor activities; from hiking, to lounging. One of the most popular hiking boots is the Merrell Moab. Available for both men and women, this boot provides all the support and durability you could ever need on the trail. The anatomical footbed provides support, the air cushion in the heel absorbs shock, the Gore-Tex lining helps keep your feet dry, and the Vibram outsole contains outstanding durability and traction. You’ll love taking this out for your weekend hikes. I also really like the Merrell Mix Master Glide. It’s a great shoe featuring barefoot technology, and has the rugged Vibram outsole that will protect your feet from rocks, uneven pavement, etc.

Don’t stay shut indoors during the beautiful weather, get outside and try out some of the outstanding shoes Footwear etc. carries for those outdoor adventures. Your shoes don’t have to slow you down!