Be My Valentine, Clarks Diamond Heart!

Chocolate hearts. Diamonds. Roses. Stuffed Animals. Who wants that?! Being the practical girl that I am, all I wanted for Valentine’s Day this year is the new Diamond Heart pump from the Clarks® Artisan Collection! My feet were thrilled when I got what I asked for!

Clarks Diamond Heart Beige Sandals

The Diamond Heart in Beige Leather is the perfect pump for work and it also comes in Black Leather and Grey Metallic Leather. Made with high quality leather and patent uppers, these shoes are elegantly designed with contrast stitch detail and a 2½ -inch stacked heel. The rubber outsole prevents you from embarrassing moments like slipping and falling on your own coffee spill in front of your boss. The Diamond Heart will soon be your favorite item to wear to the office as they practically go with every outfit!

With its classic oversized button strap closure and comfort foam footbed construction, perforated for improved breathability (Goodbye smelly feet!), it’s the perfect marriage between retro and modern design. If your feet hurt from wearing closed toe pumps at work, these peep toes are a great alternative. The soft, leather interior massages your feet with each step. Suddenly the multiple trips to the copy room aren’t so bad after all! Plus, it allows you to get away with wearing open toe shoes in any season! If that’s not practical, then I don’t know what is.

Dansko New Arrivals: Hello, “Sole” Mate!

I am in love again. The object of my affection is the new Dansko Adele in Coral Nappa Leather. This flirty wedge sandal comes with a 2 3/8 inch heel and a tortoise shell buckle detail that creates a retro flair. As soon as I saw them in the store, I said to myself, “Hello Lover!” à la Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. I was giddy with excitement. Turns out, I wasn’t the only one – apparently the entire store staff has been buzzing about the new Dansko Collection. Thirty-three NEW and exciting styles just in time for spring and Footwear etc. is proud to be among the first to receive them!

Dansko Adele Coral Sandals

Prior to my “sole mate” encounter, I’ve spent my entire life with shoes that weren’t the right “fit”. My motto was – if the shoe didn’t fit, I’ll make it fit…until I found Dansko.

Dansko. What a funny name, I thought. My inquiring mind provoked me to find the meaning of this wonderful sole mate of mine. Within a few clicks, I found that Dansko means “Danish Shoes” in Danish! Why, wouldn’t you know!

So here are my top picks.

The Dansko ‘Serena’ is soon to be your next spring (and summer) staple. It features intricate flower embroidery and is absolutely gorgeous in turquoise – the hottest new color for spring! The Serena is available in five vibrant colors including Turquoise, Sangria, Brandy, Java and Black.

Dansko Serena Turquoise Sandals

The Dansko ‘Carmen’ sandal has an adjustable in-step strap that contours to the feet and comes in seven sophisticated colors – Sangria, Espresso, Stone, White, Black, Lilac and Toffee. With subtle details like the flower embellishment on the side, you’ll ditch your boring flip-flops in a heartbeat!

Dansko Carmen Lilac Sandals

Finally, the Dansko ‘Surraya,’ in Crinkle Patent Leather, is a strappy, lightweight, versatile sandal. Available in three essential colors: Red, Toffee and Black.

Dansko Surraya Toffee Sandals

And here’s the icing on the cake – all these sandals carry the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) Seal of Approval, so you can trust that these shoes are good for your feet. So what are you waiting for? Hurry and find your “sole mate” before it’s too late!

Top 10: New Mary-Jane Styles for Spring

What’s that you say? You’re ready to be done with Winter? So are we! This top 10 list features some of our favorite Mary-Janes from MBT, Clarks, Ecco, Mephisto, Skechers Shape Ups, Merrell, BeautiFeel and more! So here it is… our Top 10: New Mary-Jane Styles for Spring — if you’re ready for seasonal change, it could very well be your thing!

1. MBT Baridi

MBT Baridi

2. Allrounder by Mephisto News

Allrounder by Mephisto News

3. Clarks Wave Cruise

Clarks Wave Cruise

4. Ecco Yameo

Ecco Yameo

5. Privo by Clarks Devine Light

Privo by Clarks Devine Light

6. Naot Bramble

Naot Bramble

7. Mephisto Leidina

Mephisto Leidina

8. Skechers Shape-Ups Sleek Fit

Skechers Shape-Ups Sleek Fit

9. Merrell Women’s Circuit

Merrell Women's Circuit

10. BeautiFeel Filippa

BeautiFeel Filippa

Twitter Challenge Winners

Twitter Challenge Winners

Once every week or two, a new challenge will be posted by @Footwearetc on Twitter. Sometimes the challenge is as simple as retweeting to enter, and other times we’ll ask you to further participate with sheer use of wit, or even patronage.

The panel of discerning Footwear etc. judges judge the entries, and the winning entrant is usually awarded with a gift certificate or pair of shoes from one specific brand. Without further ado, here are the official Twitter Challenge winners:

@Amadesa won Twitter Challenge #1
@zanvia won Twitter Challenge #2
@Amadesa won Twitter Challenge #3
@tiramisu8 won Twitter Challenge #4
@ninamena won Twitter Challenge #5
@shawnaleeirish won Twitter Challenge #6
@lisaburnham won Twitter Challenge #7
@Twittinontherun won Twitter Challenge #8
@loodge won Twitter Challenge #9
@mommabird62 won Twitter Challenge #10
@PgPalettePirate won Twitter Challenge #11
@clallen1971, @kandykaddy and @matzsmith won Twitter Challenge #12
@shopaholicchic won Twitter Challenge #13
@DinaJ won Twitter Challenge #14
Alex Villaruel won Challenge #15 (via Facebook!)
Richelle Shaw won Challenge #16 (via Facebook!)
@HedgeHogi won Twitter Challenge #17
@HEAVENANDUS7 won Challenge #18 (via Facebook!)
Susan Anderson, Vodnik Wodnick, Cynthia Matz-Smith and Pam Stotts won Challenge #19 (via Facebook!)

Congratulations to these winners, and a hearty “A” for effort to all other participants!

Sneak a Peak at the New MBT Spring 2010 Collection

Time to shake off your winter blues and clean out your closet for some new MBT shoes! Ok, I know it’s probably a tad bit early for that. Besides, I don’t know about you, but I haven’t even begun to start my New Year’s Resolution…
I’ve seen many people sporting MBT shoes but I was never one to believe the hype. After reading a lot of great customer reviews, MBT shoes provide a positive effect on the entire body, not just the feet. Research has shown that if worn on a daily basis, MBTs helps you tone your muscles, encourages better posture and stride while reducing stress and pressure on your back and joints.

The MBT Spring 2010 Collection at Footwear etc. has arrived with 25 new light and airy styles!

The Collection includes an update to their best selling Kisumu sandal, the Kisumu2, available now in top quality, full grain leather uppers. The Kisumu2 Sandal features a new, impact-resistant Integrated Shank midsole.

MBT Kisumu 2 Bison Leather Sandals

Among the newest styles available are the Women’s Baridi and Women’s Fora. The Baridi is a spin off of the very popular Mary Jane style shoes with playful color combinations, an easy tape hook & loop closure, and a highly breathable 3D Mesh woven fabric material. It features a Dual Board Shank midsole construction, providing high wearing comfort all day long.

MBT Baridi

I think the Women’s Fora is the sportiest look in the collection. It includes all the features of the Baridi plus a rubber toecap and efficient lacing system so you don’t have to worry about tripping over your shoelaces or bumping your toes on things.

The Men’s Kimondo is the counterpart to the Women’s Fora. What better way to exercise with your significant other than with matching shoes! Oh what a lovely pair! The Kimondo is lined with 3D Mesh materials to keep your feet dry and 3D Mesh and Synthetic uppers with a Dual Board Shank midsole. Available in two sought-after colors – Black and  Chime.

MBT Sini Shoes

Last but not least, the Men’s Sini model has a classic urban design with a modern look and feel. Constructed with Split and Nubuck leather, 3D Mesh materials, and a highly durable Dual Board Shank midsole. 

Don’t wait till Groundhog Day to see if spring will arrive early. The new MBT Spring 2010 Collection signifies a jumpstart to a rejuvenating you!