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!


Big Sale on Privo by Clarks Shoes and Boots!

It’s that time of year. I love it when shoes go on sale so that there’s room for new spring arrivals. It’s like that discount on Christmas items the day after the holiday! Now you can take advantage of some great sale prices on many of our shoes from Privo by Clarks!

Privo by Clarks BluestemStill need a winter boot? Check out the Privo Bluestem. Available in Black or Brown suede, this boot is waterproof and cozy for the sloppy weather. I love the lacing system that allows for easy on/off wearings, and the faux fur collar! It’s a fun boot for the winter weather; hurry and get ‘em while they’re still available!

Privo by Clarks FreeformA great slip-on shoe is the women’s Freeform. Available in both black and white/blue leather, this casual shoe massages your feet with each step. You’ll love the soft leather upper and minimalist design. It’s the perfect shoe for light exercise and general  errand-running days.

Privo by Clarks Devine LightHow about a casual Mary Jane? Check out the women’s Devine Light. It comes in Pewter or Black leather, and is a great all-around shoe for everyday wear. The casual comfort this shoe brings will keep your feet happy all day long. I love the shock-absorbing footbed!

Don’t wait too long to take advantage of these fabulous prices! Sizes and quantities are limited; please check our website at to find your next great bargain!

We’ve Got Belts….by Ariat!

Leather isn’t just for shoes. Sometimes you just need a good belt – not just one that merely holds up your pants, but one that is stylish and comfortable. Now, Ariat has answered that need with a new line of belts for men and women!

Ariat Chloe BeltMade from comfortable, premium full-grain leather, these hand-tooled belts provide not only comfort, but beauty! Intricate stitching and hand painted details set these belts apart from the masses.  Rugged simplicity is the key component in the styling for men, whereas anything goes for women!

Another feature of these belts is the Grip Strip™ technology. If you’ve ever been annoyed by your belt slipping, these belts are for you!

Women’s styles include models that are hand painted, adorned with rhinestones or studs, and even cutout details. Men’s styles tend to be much more classic in appearance, but still contain details that make these belts attractive for any occasion. The buckles on the men’s and women’s models are also removable.

Ariat Diesel BeltIf you like bling as much as I do, check out the women’s Chloe. I absolutely LOVE the hand-painted details on this belt, and the feminine details on the buckle. It’s 1.5” wide and comes in small through XL in size. (See the size chart for the product to determine which size you’d need.)

A beautiful belt for men is the Diesel belt. It comes in Brown Rowdy Leather, which is sort of a pebble-finish. I really like the simple yet elegant buckle, and the contrast stitching. These come in numerical sizes, so order one size up from your waist size.

Belts don’t just have to be utilitarian. Try out the new belts from Arat. For style and practicality, they can’t be beat!