Introducing the “Mercedes Benz” of Socks: Falke!

If you’re buying expensive shoes to treat your feet well, why not get top quality socks as well? Footwear etc. is pleased to announce that it is now carrying a brand that’s been around since 1895, Falke.

These are not just ordinary socks. These are luxury socks – made from the finest yarn materials in the world. If you’re getting shoes that are good for your feet, why not get some phenomenal socks to go with them?

Falke socksYou will LOVE the way Falke socks feel. Most of them are made from Egyptian Karnac cotton. This is one of the most luxurious yarns on the market. Some models are made from Fil d’Ecosse cotton, which is a Mercerized cotton treatment that gives the yarns better dye affinity, luster, strength and resistance to mildew. Not only that, each sock is anatomically shaped for optimum fit. The pressure-free, hand-linked toes are actually Diabetic friendly (although not specifically RATED for Diabetics). They even help regulate temperature and provide breathability. The reinforced heel and toe are great for both comfort as well as durability.

Currently these socks are available in black, but other colors will be added online soon. See what true luxury feels like on your feet, and check out the Falke socks!


Welcome Back, Gabor Shoes!

We carried this brand a few years ago, and now it’s back with some gorgeous and comfy new styles. Gabor has been around over 60 years, and makes traditional and fashion-forward styles out of extremely high quality materials. There’s lots of good stuff in this brand: shock absorption, softness, replaceable or integrated footbeds, and support. They won’t even lose their shape over time! Check out some of these models:

Gabor 64.169The Gabor Women’s 64.169. This perforated flat is available in Lavato Fumo Grey Nutuck, Lavato Fragola Red Nubuck, and Lavato Schwarz Black Nubuck.  The beautiful cut-out detailing really dresses up this shoe, and along with the leather lining helps keep your feet well ventilated. I love that this shoe can go with almost anything in my wardrobe. You could use it for casual OR dressy wear. What’s not to love?

Gabor 65.852The Gabor Women’s 65.852. This ankle band sandal is a beautiful shoe for dressy wear, although you could certainly make it work with more casual attire as well. It’s an elegant model with a Velcro strap around the ankle for complete adjustability. The low heel makes this shoe incredibly comfortable, yet adds a stylish flair. I can’t wait to wear this out dancing!

Gabor 62.741The Gabor Women’s 62.741. This is a t-strap slide with a patent-leather upper that’s perfect for summertime! You can get a custom fit with the adjustable buckle strap, and the leather-covered footbed is cushioned for extra comfort. I like the fact that this shoe is suitable to wear with dresses or jeans, depending on your mood! It’s a great shoe for the warm weather.

Take a look at the new models by Gabor. Their comfy styles are timeless.

New Brand in the House…Rieker!

I have a friend who LOVES this brand and has worn them for years, so I’m excited to announce that Footwear etc. now carries Rieker shoes. This brand has been around since 1874, and has evolved into a manufacturer of fantastically stylish and comfortable shoes. What I like best about them is that they are really lightweight. Also, anything that’s DESIGNED to take stress out of my life is a great thing, and the Antistress sole provides phenomenal shock absorption. These casual shoes are easy to wear and can be appropriate for casual outings or even work. Here are a few favorites:

Rieker DorisThe Rieker Women’s Doris: I love this Mary Jane-styled shoe. It’s a great everyday shoe with beautiful cut-out details. The flexibility is outstanding; there’s no pinching anywhere! The soles absorb shock so well that I feel like I can walk for hours in this shoe. It’s available in Stone Beige or Sportweiss White Leather, and is a must-have shoe for the spring!

Rieker MirjamThe Rieker Women’s Mirjam: Here’s a dressier shoe that you can even wear to work! It’s a sling-back Mary Jane with a 1.5” heel. Available in White Dust/Silver Leather, it’s neutral enough to go with almost anything in your wardrobe. I love the metal button and cut-out detailing on this shoe.

Rieker RobertaThe Rieker Women’s Roberta: This dressy wedge sandal is definitely on my list to purchase this spring. I love the feminine detailing of the floral zipper accent on the top of the shoe, and the contrasting colors in the wedge sole. Even though this is a fancier shoe than some of the other Riekers, it’s still amazingly comfortable and lightweight. I’m looking forward to taking this shoe out on the weekends to some favorite clubs. I know I’ll be able to dance for hours in them!

Check out the new kid on the block, Rieker. These fun shoes are perfect for all of your casual occasions!

The New Mephisto Shoes are Here!

If you’re a fan of incredibly high-quality shoes that are amazingly comfortable and stylish, check out the new arrivals from Mephisto. These handmade, luxurious shoes and sandals have incredible support, and are stylish to boot. Have you experienced luxury lately? If not, try one of these:

Mephisto ParfoliaThe Mephisto Women’s Parfolia: This attractive and versatile sandal has an adjustable heel strap. Available in Electric Blue, Light Sand, or Black Bucksoft Leather, this sandal has beautiful circle accents for visual interest. The midsole provides exceptional comfort and protection to your feet, and superb shock absorption.

Mephisto GrobinaThe Mephisto Women’s Grobina: If you love cut-out detailing in a shoe, this is the shoe for you. It’s feminine while retaining all of the features of a Mephisto shoe, such as incredible comfort and durability. The criss-cross elastic straps make it easy to get on and off, and it’s the perfect shoe for casual wear.

Mephisto EgelinaNeed a dressy sandal? Try the Mephisto Women’s Egelina. This shoe is appropriate to wear to work, or for a night on the town.  The 2” heel adds elegance, and the Air-Relax footbed is shaped for anatomically-correct support for your feet. The Egelina is available in Black Bucksoft Leather, and has a soft leather lining for added comfort.

These are just a few of the new models from Mephisto. You can’t beat the amazing comfort and support of these shoes, and now you can enjoy some fun new styles!

Announcing: Arcopedico Shoes!

Our new kid on the block comes out of Portugal, and is a brand of casual shoes with great support. Arcopedico shoes range in styles from lace-up shoes with knit uppers, to Mary Janes with leather uppers. They come in a bunch of fun colors, and will definitely make your feet feel great as you show off your sporty style.

The great part about this brand is that they have an orthopedically designed outsole that contains twin arch supports. What this does is distribute your weight all over the entire footbed. The cork and latex in the footbed also provides extra cushioning, so you’ll feel comfortable walking and standing for hours. These shoes even have great air circulation properties, so your feet can stay cool and dry. What more could you ask for in a shoe?

Arcopedico LSThe Arcopedico Women’s LS is a lace-up shoe with a knit upper. It’s available in some really fun colors, like red, orange, black, beige and grey gunmetal, so you can make them work with almost anything in your wardrobe. I particularly like this shoe for casual weekend wear; they’re comfortable yet rugged enough to wear around town.

Arcopedico ShawnaI happen to love Mary Janes, and a style I really like is the Arcopedico Women’s Shawna. It has a leather upper that is soft, and contains accent stitching for visual interest. The upper is really soft and luxurious, and comes in a variety of colors as well (such as red, green, pewter and black). This shoe is dressy enough to wear to work or during a casual evening out. It may be a casual Mary Jane, but it definitely is attractive enough to wear to your favorite restaurant!

These are just a couple of the new styles available from Arcopedico. Check out our website for more timeless and versatile designs!