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!


Join the Wave of the Future with Clarks Wave® Footwear!

We all need good walking shoes. They don’t always have to look like athletic shoes either; you might want to have something a little more formal yet provide outstanding support, and make walking the fun experience it’s supposed to be. Clarks has an entire collection of shoes devoted to exactly this premise: the Clarks Wavewalk™ collection.

The Wavewalk™collection carries the seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is designed to make walking much more of a joy.  How does it work? The collection contains a unique curved sole. This sole allows you to use your natural momentum to roll forward smoothly with each step. This mild rocker sole minimizes the impact of each step. Superior shock absorption helps reduce stress on your joints, resulting in less body fatigue as well.

There are a variety of styles available for both men and women. A few favorites include:

 Clarks Wave.Tackle

The men’s Wave.Tackle – this slip-on shoe is the perfect casual shoe for sloppy weather. It’s waterproof and contains a durable rubber outsole that provides outstanding traction and durability. Stretch gores in the upper allow you to get the shoe on and off easily. It’s a great rugged shoe for everyday wear. It’s also orthotic friendly, in that it contains a removable OrthoLite® footbed.

3-clarks-wave-cruiseThe women’s Wave.Cruise  – This Mary Jane-styled shoe is elegant enough to wear to work or out on the town, yet contains the same outstanding mild rocker sole and support features of all the other shoes in the collection. The removable EVA heel support allows for the use of orthotics, and the removable dual density OrthoLite® footbed adds cushioning and shock absorption. This is a great shoe to wear almost anywhere!

Clarks Wave-PioneerA great lace-up shoe for men is the Wave.Pioneer – this is a wonderful shoe for casual wear, yet provides phenomenal support and mild rocker sole action so that you can walk for hours on end. I really like the casual style of this shoe; this would be a suitable shoe for weekend wear, or for any casual occasion. Its classic style combined with the OrthoLite® footbed and mild rocker sole make this shoe a can’t miss item!

Clarks Wave-ShelterThe Clarks Wave.Shelter – even boots are available in this collection. With a side zipper for easy entry, this boot is also lined with faux shearling for warmth and softness. You can walk for miles in this cozy, comfortable boot.

These are only a few of the many possibilities from the Wavewalk™ collection. Try them for a fantastic walking experience!

Bootights® – the Ultimate Comfort When You Want to Wear Tights With Your Boots!

Let’s face it, wearing tights with boots just isn’t necessarily as comfortable as wearing socks with boots. For one thing, tights are a lot thinner. Ever had your feet slip in your boots when you wore tights? It’s a weird feeling. Tights also don’t keep your feet as warm as socks, nor do they provide any kind of support whatsoever.

But there’s a solution to this problem: Bootights®! This product combines the best of both tights and socks, all in one garment. Here’s how it works:

BootightsThe sock and the tight are attached! You won’t see the sock portion unless you take your boot off. You pull them on just as you would any other tight, but your feet will feel a big difference in that portion of the garment.

The sock portion has moisture-wicking properties so that your feet can feel warm and dry.  It also contains mesh on the top of the foot area to allow for more breathability too. What I particularly like is that there’s compression arch support and heel cushioning. Who knew that your tights could give your feet support?

The tight portion is also amazing. They come in a variety of patterns and colors so you can have lots of variety in your wardrobe. But there are comfort features as well, like the dig-free waistband that won’t roll or bind. You can feel the high quality in the material, as well as the all-over support.

Bootights® have been featured on Oprah, The View, and Good Morning America (just to name a few sources). They are catching on like wildfire! You can have this amazingly comfortable, stylish tight in your wardrobe too – check out the colors and patterns at and feel more comfortable in your boots than ever!

Orthotics Users! Have We Got a Brand for You…Padders!

Here at Footwear etc., we have a lot of customers who need to wear orthotics for a variety of reasons. But not all shoes can accommodate these inserts. If you’re sick of trying to make a shoe fit with your orthotic, check out the Padders brand.

This British company has been around for almost 100 years, and prides itself on its quality and customer service. But the shoes are really what set the brand apart. They are ideal for people who have wide feet and/or wear orthotics. A really interesting aspect is that these shoes come with not one, but TWO insoles. You can truly customize your fit.

Why two insoles? If you need an orthotic, pop out the removable insole and insert your orthotic. You should get a great fit with the extra support you need. Have a wide foot? Pop out the removable insole and just use the remaining insole.

Another feature that I really like is the design of the toe box. Even if you have wide feet, the way the toe box is designed prevents your feet from LOOKING wide. In fact, the design helps your feet look narrow. Add to that the soft leather upper and flexible sole, you’ve got a very comfortable shoe!

One model I really like is the Sandy. Available in Black or Bronze leather, it features an adjustable Velcro closure so that you can customize the fit. This is a great shoe for everyday wear or even dressier slacks.

Another model that caught my attention is the Sheila. This shoe is casual enough to wear every day, but dressy enough to wear with a dress or skirt. It features elastic criss-cross straps that allow you to easily get the shoe on and off, yet keeps it securely on your foot. It’s a beautiful shoe that you can use for a wide variety of occasions.

Padders is a fantastic brand for folks who need orthotics, have wide feet, or just enjoy comfortable shoes. See how well they work for you!