Try Latitude 33 Shoes for Moccasin Style and Cool Comfort

Sometimes you just need an easy-to-wear slip-on shoe. That’s why I’m so excited that Footwear etc. now carries Latitude 33 shoes! These moccasin-style shoes come in a variety of colors and embellishments, but contain a soft diamond arch massage footbed. These shoes are designed to keep your feet cool and dry with the oval ventilation holes on the sides of the shoes.

I really like the Weavy Wonder. Available in Turquoise, Cognac, Silver, and Bronze Multi, there’s a color combination for every taste. The footbed lining is soft, brushed, and made from sueded fabric, and the same fabric on the collar and plug upper lining feels luxurious. You’ll love the shock absorption properties of the outsole too.

Another fun slip-on style is the Rae. The cotton and polyester blend woven canvas upper is casual, and comes in a variety of fun colors like Green, Sand, Black, Navy, and Bubblegum! The elastic goring on the sides helps you get the shoe on and off easily, and the heritage moccasin stitching adds to the style. Try a fun color to add a little zing to your wardrobe!

Like plaid? You can have them in your footwear wardrobe too! Take a look at the Preppers. Available in Green Madras, Blue Madras, Magenta, or Orange, you’ll love the feel and appearance of this polyester and spandex plaid blend upper.

Latitude 33 shoes could be the perfect shoes for those times when you want to be casual, but have some comfortable fun!


Announcing Marchez Vous Shoes from Yeardley Smith!

I’m a big fan of “The Simpsons” tv show, and was astonished to discover that the woman who provides the voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, is a shoe maven! She has her very own line of shoes that she has personally designed. Make way for Marchez Vous for superlative style and comfort!

These aren’t your ordinary pumps. They have distinctive style – notice the flared heel in particular – and are made to meet Yeardley’s five standards: comfort, sexy, witty, timeless, and unexpected. These shoes are really special because they are handmade in Italy, using the finest Italian leathers. They are beautiful, fashion-forward, and comfortable. What’s not to love?

The Ines is a gorgeous pump with the brand’s distinctive flared heel. I love the hidden platform that makes the shoe a little easier to wear, and the comfortable insole and leather lining. Even the sole is leather, a step up from many manufacturers. The taupe in particular would go with most of my wardrobe…I can’t wait to get a pair!

Slingback fans will love the Mylene. The distinctive overlap construction of the upper is beautiful and unique. Combine that with the leather lining, suede heel, adjustable buckle closure, and comfort insole and you’ve got a sure winner. This brand should be really popular with its timeless designs.

See how handmade Italian shoes can fit into your life! Check out the Marchez Vous line today!

The Most Aptly Named Shoes You’ll Ever Own: The Flexx Footwear!

The folks at The Flexx aren’t kidding when they say their shoes are flexible. They are so soft, you can actually twist them! Why should you care about that? It shows that the shoe will give with your foot and provides unparalleled softness. But flexibility isn’t all there is to these shoes; they are also amazingly lightweight and cushiony so that you can be on your feet for hours. What’s not to love about a stylish, soft, flexible and cushioned shoe?

For an unembellished yet classic flat, check out the Dolce. Available in Gunmetal Grey Leather, this is a great shoe for anytime. I can easily see myself wearing these with jeans, or even dressier slacks. What a great all-around shoe for every day!

The Bon Bon is a little fancier than the Dolce in that it has an embellished disk on the toe. Available in Gunmetal Grey Leather or Gold Leather, this is the perfect shoe to wear to work, or a night out on the town. This might just become your favorite flat!

Peep toed shoes are always fun and sexy, and the Bow Commotion is sure to be a hit! With several small bows on the top of the foot, and the gorgeous peep toe cutout, this shoe is appropriate for both casual and dressy attire. Won’t it be wonderful to wear such a beautiful shoe for a dressy occasion, and know that you can wear it all day and remain comfortable?  Available in Gunmetal Gray, Black, or Red Leather, you’ll love how this shoe looks and feels. I can’t wait to wear it out to dinner and dancing!

All The Flexx shoes are designed and created in Italy in its state-of-the-art production facility. Experience Italian craftsmanship and style with shoes from The Flexx!

The Taos Women’s Gift: Not Your Typical Flip Flop!

After a while, flip flops all start to look pretty similar. They’re fun, sometimes you can dress them up, but let’s face it – they’re still what you’d expect. Not so with the Taos Women’s Gift. It’s one of the more unusual flip flop styles I’ve ever seen, and it’s really fun!

Reflecting the styling of the American Southwest, the Taos Women’s Gift features a soft kid skin leather upper with a hand-stitched pleated vamp for visual interest. I really like the asymmetrical upper, which covers more of the top of your foot than the typical flip flop does.

This shoe also offers outstanding comfort. The microfiber-wrapped contour footbed contains metatarsal support, which will make your feet feel great for hours on end. You don’t have to worry about odor or staining due to the Aegis microbe shield® on the footbed. There’s even a durable rubber outsole that’s flexible and soft, but will wear beautifully.

Don’t settle for flip flops that look like everyone else’s! Check out the Taos Women’s Gift. Available in Bronze, Light Gold, or Black, there’s definitely one for everyone.

Sandals for Men – Women Don’t Get to Have All the Fun!

Some of our favorite brands have come out with some great new sandals just for men! If you’ve been looking for that particular sandal for this season, take a look at some of our favorites:

Orthaheel is known for outstanding support, and this year there’s a model that isn’t just a flip flop! The Boyes is a versatile sandal with adjustable straps around the back of the ankle, the top of the ankle, and near the toes. The Vibram outsole provides outstanding traction, and the biomechanically-contoured motion control footbed provides superior stability. This shoe has received the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association, and is fantastic for after-sport recovery as well as everyday wear.

The Naot  Julius is a beautiful new fisherman-style sandal. The suede covered cork and latex footbed gives you amazing support, and the leather upper is luxurious and durable. The polyurethane outsole is designed to take a beating, and you’ll love how you can wear this shoe with both casual and slightly dressier outfits.

Juil has a new slide for men that is designed to help renew your body’s natural energy. The Kilimanjaro  is a beautiful slide with a woven upper and an anatomically shaped leather footbed for a very comfortable feel. With Juil’s exclusive Energy Flow Technology, the copper inserts provide a mechanism for you to feel connected with the Earth’s rejuvenating energies. If you are interested inwell being, you’ll find these shoes especially interesting.

Merrell is known for its rugged shoes, and the Terrapin is no exception. This is a great sandal that is perfect for outdoor adventures! Its lightweight construction, superior materials, and molded nylon arch shank make for an exceptionally comfortable shoe. There is even an air cushion in the heel for extra shock absorption. You can be comfortable out in the wild!

These are just a few of the new models of sandals for men available at Footwear etc. Come and find the perfect summer shoe for you!