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!

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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!


Flip Flop Fans: You’ll Love the New Models and Colors from Orthaheel!

The most comfortable and supportive flip flops I have ever worn, bar none, are from Orthaheel. This brand excels in making flip flops that are actually GOOD for your feet, as opposed to most other flip flops you’ll come across. And not only are they exceptionally comfortable and supportive, they are really cute! Why anyone would choose anything less than the quality and style of an Orthaheel is beyond me.

Designed by a podiatrist, recommended by Dr. Andrew Weil, and recipient of the Seal of Acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association, Orthaheel shoes are the ultimate in casual, comfort wear. The Tri-Planar Motion Control footbed contains a deep heel cup and a great arch support to help provide stability and support. This footbed helps you realign your feet and thus the rest of your body, which in turn alleviates stress on your feet and knees. Orthaheel shoes also provide outstanding shock absorption. Could these be the perfect flip flops and slides? Perhaps!

I really love the new Orthaheel Women’s Talia. Available in Camel and Turquoise, this adorable flip flop boasts a dainty flower on the top of the upper. It’s a dainty sandal you could wear with almost any outfit! Nobody would ever guess that this beautiful shoe actually provides orthotic comfort and support. This is definitely going on my wish list!

Like slides? Check out the Orthaheel Unisex Kiwi Slide. Perfect for both men and women, this slide will get you through the warm weather with style and comfort. If you tend to overpronate, Orthaheel products like the Kiwi will definitely help reduce that issue. The adjustable upper makes this slide a great choice whether your feet are narrow or a little wide.

Another dressy/girly choice is the Orthaheel Women’s Carla. The faux jewels and metallics really add some pizzazz to your footwear! Perfect to wear with jeans or shorts, or even for a night out on the town, the Carla is a great new addition to the Orthaheel line.

Fans of the Orthaheel Wave 2 and Kinetic can also rejoice in new colors available for these models. What a great way to expand the wardrobe!

Let Orthaheel’s new introductions of colors and models help you get excited for the warm weather. Maybe it’s time to plan that beach vacation…..


Improve Your Posture with Kalso Earth®’s New Sandals for Spring!

My aunt used to constantly chastise me for not standing up straight. She believed you should stand tall and be proud, no matter what your shape or size. Imagine your shoes being able to help you achieve this goal; Kalso Earth®’s new Spring line is out and ready to help you feel tall, aligned, and bursting with energy!

I particularly like girly shoes, and the Kalso Earth® Women’s Enchant fits the bill. With its premium leather upper and jeweled embellishments, this shoe gives you all the femininity you could ever want. The style is unusual, given that it has a closed heel and a toe post like a flip flop, but it’s a great option to wear with jeans or with dressier attire. As with all Kalso Earth® shoes, the negative heel helps you stand up straight and align your body naturally. It IS possible to have a cute and healthy shoe!

Another beautiful style is the Kalso Earth® Women’s Exquisite. I love the detailed criss-cross design of the upper. To help it fit properly, there’s actually a zipper in the back behind the heel for easy on/off. This particular model shows dramatic style and flair and you’ll love how it looks and feels.

Like slides? If so, check out the Kalso Earth® Women’s Rhapsody. The full-grain premium leather upper is made of a woven pattern that is soft and very flattering. It’s perfect for a day at the beach, or a walk through the park. This posture improver will look great wherever you want to take it.

I happen to enjoy fisherman-style sandals, and Kalso Earth® has come out with the Endear. The tumbled full-grain leather upper adds visual interest, while the woven jute that wraps the sole complements the upper beautifully.

Let your shoes help you improve your posture and realign your body. Kalso Earth® shoes have evolved into fashion-forward styles for today’s consumer; pamper your feet while you stand tall!


New MBT Styles Available for Spring!

Here at Footwear etc., we’re always chomping at the bit to see the next season’s new styles. Many of our customers have been anxiously awaiting the new line of MBT shoes, and they’re now available! Check out these great new styles, all of which have those fantastic rocker sole benefits that we’ve all come to love. If you’re battling Plantar Fasciitis, need to improve your posture, have joint pain, or even just love the way MBTs make your body feel, don’t miss them!

Like sandals? Women have a couple of options in the Kiburi and the Sadiki. Both are perfect for your warm-weather activities, and very attractive uppers to go with your attire. The Kiburi is available in black, chocolate, and white leather, and the Sadiki (the dressier of the two models) is available in black patent leather, incense patent leather, white patent leather and crimson patent leather.

Need a “ballet flat” type shoes? Enter the Kianga. It’s better than your typical ballet flat not only because it has that patented rocker sole bottom, it has the added styling detail of the peep toe! Available in crimson red, incense or black patent leather, this shoe is sure to be a hit this summer.

 The Zalika is a great new athletic-styled shoe for women. This is the perfect shoe for walking, especially due to the synthetic leather and mesh upper that will help keep your feet cool and dry. There’s great traction provided by the durable rubber outsole, and you’ll love how toned you’ll feel doing power walks with this shoe. Available in black or birch synthetic leather/mesh, you’ll love this shoe for casual wear.

Love the Habari? Check out the Habari 2. The upper has the same elegant styling as the Habari, but the sole has a more casual, 2-toned appearance. It’s still a phenomenal shoe for warm weather activities, and provides the same rocker sole benefits as every MBT shoe. It’s a great choice for Habari lovers who want something slightly more casual.

Men also have a brand new athletic shoe option: the Barafu. It’s lightweight and breathable, and provides good traction for those long hikes or a full day out on the town. Available in olive or black synthetic leather/mesh, you can color coordinate your footwear to your attire.

Other new additions to MBT’s spring line are updates for the Nafasi, Chakula, Mahuta, and the Jambo. These tried-and-true models have been such hits that MBT is offering them in new, exciting colors. Take a look!