New Sandals from Ariat!

Ariat footwear isn’t just about boots for equestrians or cowboys. Ariat footwear is great for anyone who wants high quality performance footwear in boots, shoes, and now sandals!

I love the beautiful styling of the new Ariat sandals. The company has paid attention to details, which really makes a difference to me. Here are a few of my favorites:

Slingback fans, check out the Ariat Del Ray. There’s a laser-cut floral pattern on the top of the leather upper and on the sides, along with brown and black leather straps. The whip-stitching details also augment the style details. Utilizing Advanced Torque Stability (ATS®) technology, this shoe provides excellent support and cushioning as you move. The wood-look platform also provides an air of casual elegance to this shoe.

The Atlantic is a lovely t-strap sandal. The whip-stitching all around the shoe adds a sporty touch to an elegant shoe. You’ll love the comfort of the leather and suede-covered, cushioned footbed as well as the 2” heel height.  No attention to detail is spared with this shoe; there are even rivet and braiding accents! This is a great all-around sandal for summer use.

The Ariat Women’s Panama slide is an incredibly easy-to-wear shoe in this collection. Sometimes you just need to slip your feet into a shoe and go, and the Panama is perfect for that. With elastic side goring and a leather and suede-covered, cushioned footbed, this slide could easily become your favorite grab and go shoe. The 2” heel height makes the shoe a little girly, yet isn’t so high that you won’t find it amazingly comfortable. I really love the hand-stitched details and the two-toned leather upper. This could look great with shorts, jeans, or even dresses.

Ariat has a great new collection of sandals available. See how they can make your summer wardrobe special!

Spenco Footwear – Not Just Insoles Anymore!

Spenco has been around since 1967 and has provided a wide variety of footcare products like insoles, heel cups, and orthotic arches. Now, Spenco has come out with actual footwear and it’s all on sale at Footwear etc.!  If you’re looking to expand your flip flop or slide collections, definitely check out the new line from Spenco! These shoes are cost-effective as well as supportive!

What makes these sandals great is that they have orthotic-quality arch and heel support. Spenco is known for its motion control properties as well; if you tend to pronate or supinate, these shoes can be very helpful. You’ll also notice that like the Spenco insoles, the sandals contain excellent shock absorption and cushioning.

Women have a couple of model choices in the Yumi Polysorb and the Kohlo Polysorb. The Yumi is a flip flop that is available in caramel/coffee synthetic, grey/pink synthetic, and grey/purple synthetic. The Kohlo  Polysorb is a slide that is available in black synthetic, caramel/coffee synthetic, grey/purple synthetic, or grey/pink synthetic.  

Men’s options include the Fusion Polysorb slide and the Yumi Polysorb flip flop.  The Fusion Polysorb is available in black synthetic, or black/blue synthetic. The Yumi Polysorb comes in brown/orange synthetic, khaki/chili synthetic, or black/grey synthetic.  

For orthotic-quality support in a slide or flip flop, take a look at the new sandals from Spenco. They’re just what the doctor ordered!

Interesting Colors and Patterns in Clogs from Sanita!

Footwear etc. is excited to welcome back a fantastic brand of clogs, shoes, and sandals: Sanita. If you like wearing supportive clogs and shoes with classic and eclectic styles, you’ll love this brand. I’m very fussy about clogs in particular, and I really like Sanitas for a variety of reasons:

1)      Sanita clogs and shoes have an anatomically-shaped footbed and its designs are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association. I’m all for any shoe that is GOOD for my feet and reduces the strain on my back and legs.

2)      They have a mild rocker outsole. This helps propel you forward, yet still provides stability. With a stabilizing PVC insert, shock absorbant flexible PU sole and skid-resistant outsole, I feel confident that my chances of falling in these shoes is lower than it would be in other brands.

3)      The toe box is roomy! I hate having my toes squished, and Sanitas give me lots of room to wiggle my toes.

4)      Sanitas have good arch support. That makes a huge difference in the length of time I can wear a pair of shoes comfortably.

5)      They come in fun colors and patterns! Not only can you get “normal” colors like black and brown, you can get colors like fuchsia, red patent leather, and violet! With patterns, the sky is the limit! Among others, you can choose from Brown Leopard Print, Camel Embossed Patent Leather, Zebra Print leather, or even Multi Color Leather. These shoes can truly reflect your mood!

 Check out the new Sanita clogs and shoes at – there’s color and pattern for any mood you might have, and you’ll delight in how comfortable they are!


Put Some Glam in your Life with Shoes that have Bling!

I’m a big fan of girly shoes, and I absolutely love anything with embellishments. That’s why I’m so excited to find some great new sandals from some of my favorite brands that all have jewels and/or beads. Take a look at some of these gorgeous styles:

Kalso Earth Women’s Enchant – Even a shoe with a negative heel can have a dressy appearance when you add jewels! I really enjoy the different colors and shapes of the jewels on the full-grain leather upper. You’ll love how these shoes make your body feel, as they help you improve your posture and help reduce joint stress.

Clarks has several models that are adorned with jewels and beads: the Poster Tulip, the Brisk Rosebud, and the Latin Circle. The Poster Tulip is a lovely, casual sandal that you can dress up based on what you wear. The Brisk Rosebud has thicker straps, but also contains some beads and sparkly jewels that are fun to wear all summer long. If you’re a flip flop fan, take a look at the Latin Circle. The beautiful beading makes this one of the most striking flip flops you’ll ever see. Comfort is also key with Clarks shoes; the OrthoLite® foam footbed, soft leather uppers, and flexible rubber outsoles make these shoes an outstanding investment.

Another really adorable flip flop is Orthaheel’s Carla. You really can’t beat the support that Orthaheel products provide, and you can rest assured that the styling is very attractive. With Orthaheel, you get the podiatrist-designed, biomechanical Tri-planar Motion Control footbed in every shoe, so your feet will be incredibly comfortable as well as stylish.

If you like shoes with a southwestern flair, be sure to see the models from Taos. Two models in particular, the Prize and Treasure, both contain beads and embellished metal disks for visual interest. The uppers are soft and luxurious, while the anatomical footbeds provide outstanding comfort and support.

Combine a gladiator style, eggcrate softness and comfort, and beautiful metal detailing and you get the SoftWalk Women’s Tahiti. What a fabulous shoe for the warm weather! If you love lots of detailing in your shoes, you’ll love the beautiful metallic pattern on the upper. Available in Black, Mocha, and Metallic Multi leather, this shoe provides all sorts of versatility with your wardrobe.

Rhinestones make a beautiful entrance on Alegria’s Carina. Depending on the color of the shoe you choose, you can get your bling in black, silver/chrome, or bronze. The  mild rocker outsole and outstanding arch support make this shoe outstandingly comfortable, yet it’s stylish enough to wear anywhere.

Naot  doesn’t skimp on jewels and rhinestones for a little bling in your life. The Samantha, Michele, and Malibu are all very stylish slides with beautiful embellishments on the uppers. Like all Naot shoes, these slides come with the cork and latex footbed that provides outstanding support for your busiest days, and a flexible and lightweight outsole for added comfort. I love how the jewels really augment each design!

An easy way to find shoes that have jewels at Footwear etc. is to use the following link:

Need bling? Check out the jeweled and beaded models from Kalso Earth, Clarks, Orthaheel, Taos, Softwalk, Alegria and Naot. Glam up your footwear this season!

Like Denim? We’ve Got Just the Shoes for You!

I love denim. It’s comfortable to wear, casual in appearance, and suits an informal lifestyle. Many manufacturers have extended denim fabric or denim colors to their shoe lines to enhance your casual attire. Here are a few that caught my attention:

Clarks Women’s Harwich Keel: This cute wedge slide is a great addition to your Spring/Summer wardrobe. I love how the denim is accented with a brown edging by the toe, and a brown strap with a buckle near the top of the foot. The cork-wrapped sole provides an additional casual air, and the OrthoLite® footbed cushions your foot for a very comfortable fit.

Another fun denim shoe from Clarks is the Fiddle Bow II. It’s a slingback with a stylish bow at the toe. It also has a cork-wrapped wedge, and an OrthoLite® footbed for superior cushioning from your heel to your toe. The three inch heel makes this shoe attractive, and allows it to work well with jeans, skirts or dresses. I love girly shoes, and this one fits the bill!

Need a flip flop? Look no further than the Orthaheel Women’s Kinetic in Denim. You will be amazed at just how comfortable a truly supportive flip flop can be, due to the biomechanical, Tri-planer Motion Control footbed. Orthaheel shoes are designed by a podiatrist, so you can be certain of their comfort level. The denim upper can go with anything casual you’d have in your wardrobe.

Even denim-colored leather makes for fun, casual shoes. The Dansko Women’s Cara is a fantastic alternative to a flip flop. You’ll love the outstanding support of the shoe, and the comfort from the leather socklining. This shoe is endorsed by the American Podiatric Medical Association, and you can’t beat Danskos for comfort. The laser cut detailing in the upper is sure to please, so check this one out!

Here at Footwear etc. we have a variety of cute denim shoes just waiting for you to take them out on the town. Check them out!