Holiday Gift Ideas!

The holiday season is upon us, and with that always brings a sense of anxiety. What do you get for people who seem to have everything they need? How can you make their holiday special, with something fun to open? ‘Tis the season to splurge and pamper those you love, so here are a few ideas to help you navigate this busy time of year.

UGG Boots: The ultimate gift of warmth and comfort for the wintertime. My daughter specifically requested a pair of the UGG Australia Bailey Button Triplets. They are phenomenally warm and cozy, and along with the UGG Care Kit, make a wonderful gift for anyone. I went ahead and protected her boots with the Sheepskin Protector in the UGG Care Kit, so now I feel like my investment will hold up over time and the boots will be protected against snow, dirt, etc. I know this gift will be a big hit!

Slippers: Who needs cold feet either in the house, or if you’re running outside to get the newspaper? A new pair of slippers could be just the answer to your gift dilemma. My Dad’s favorite slippers are the UGG Australia Men’s Ascot – a classic style for any man. I’m lobbying for the UGG Australia Coquette in Chocolate; it’s great to just slip on and go. I would have no qualms wearing those to the store, or anywhere else! Mom wants a bootie style of slipper, so the Orthaheel Alaska is perfect for keeping her feet warm as well as supported. And for those with sensitive feet, Qwaruba has the perfect slipper: the Side Wrap.

Socks: These do not have to equate to the “lump of coal” in the stocking! There are some fabulous patterns and styles that are sure to please everyone on your holiday list. Marcmarcs and Goodhew make a variety of styles in different colors, and even patterns like argyle! So many choices are available for both men and women, in different heights as well. For sensitive/diabetic feet, consider the Jobst Sensifoot socks. These are specifically designed to reduce friction and provide cushioning. There’s a sock for everyone.

Gilden Tree Foot Care Products: This new line of creams, exfoliants, and lotions is gluten free and safe for Diabetics and Celiacs. And they smell good too! Great for pampering your loved ones. I particularly like the Healing Foot Cream – it’s very creamy but doesn’t leave your skin feeling greasy. It’s a great gift for those with feet that need a little extra TLC.

These suggestions are just the tip of the iceberg of the wealth of potential gifts available from Footwear, etc. this holiday season. Why fight crowds at the mall? Shop online and pamper those you love, or splurge for yourself. Aren’t you worth it?

‘Tis the Season for Waterproof Boots from UGG Australia!

I heard from two friends that their respective areas just got slammed with their first snowstorms of the season. Given that I’m thinking of visiting those areas this winter, it’s clear to me that I need some warm, waterproof boots. And wouldn’t you know it, UGG Australia has some fantastic choices for keeping my feet warm and DRY in the snow and slush!

The ultimate snow boot for women, the UGG Adirondack II gives you the cozy comfort you’d expect with any UGG product, and you can slog through the slush with it. The Grade-A Sheepskin lining keeps your feet warm and dry, and the removable sock liner wicks away moisture from your feet. The full-grain leather upper is completely waterproof, and the outsole is rugged and flexible and helps you have as much traction as possible. Available in sand leather, blackberry wine leather, and black/grey leather, this boot has a 7” shaft (calf-high) so you can definitely stay comfortable out in the sloppy weather.

Another option for women is the UGG Ashdale. It’s perfect for the rain, since it’s a shoe rather than a boot. Easy to slip on, the Ashdale upper is patent leather with a leather tongue. Your feet will be warm and dry due to the sheepskin sock liner that wicks away moisture. Be assured that you’ll have great traction and durability with this shoe. What a cute shoe to just slip on when you’re running out for errands in the rain! And it comes in several stylish colors: Indigo/Chestnut, Chive/Chocolate, and Red/Fawn. I can see myself wearing them when I do my holiday shopping!

Men don’t have to feel left out; UGG Australia has several models perfect for sloppy weather. The Butte makes walking through the snow a breeze, with its waterproof full grain leather upper and flexible yet durable Vibram outsole. The sheepskin lining and waterproof membrane keep your feet warm and dry. The boot shaft is 9”, but you can cuff it down to 7” depending on your mood and how high the snow is! It’s the perfect snow boot for men. Available in Worcester Leather and Black Leather, men have stylish choices in boots for mucky weather.

Another great option for men is the UGG Beacon. This style comes in both After Dark (black) Leather and Obsidian (brown) Leather. The twin-face sheepskin in the upper makes this rugged boot breathable as well as durable. The rubber outsole is especially tough in slick weather, and the 7” boot height keeps more than just your feet warm. Definitely a style to check out for inclement weather!

Let UGG Australia keep your feet warm and dry, even during a snowstorm! I’m looking forward to using them to play in the snow (but not to scrape off the car’s windshield!).

Warm and Cozy Slides from UGG Australia – the Gael and the Isabella!

Sometimes you just want to slide into a cozy shoe and just dash out the door. Sometimes you want a shoe that’s a little dressier than a typical sheepskin boot. Sometimes you just want a versatile sheepskin shoe that you can wear with a variety of outfits. Naturally, UGG Australia has a couple of options to choose from for exactly these purposes. Great sheepskin style is not just for boots; take a look at UGG’s Gael and Isabella.

The Gael is a wonderful slide that works with so many different types of outfits. It looks great with jeans, with skirts, with dressier pants outfits, etc. Being a slide, it’s easy to wear and the fact that it has UGG’s typical high-quality sheepskin lining only makes it more cozy and attractive. The molded rubber outsole and the suede covered Poron insole provide unparalleled comfort. The soft leathers and suedes are beautiful, and will stay that way since they are protected with Scotchguard. I can easily see this as my go-to slide for all occasions; and knowing how I live, I’d probably keep them right by my purse so I can grab them both and go. These are available in black suede, gravy leather, or my favorite – chestnut suede.

UGG Australia has an even dressier style slide that’s also incredibly versatile. The Isabella has been given top ratings by customers who are both “style driven” as well as “comfort driven.” Its 3-inch rubber heel and brass buckle detail make it a clog that you can wear with dressy outfits as well as casual. And warmth is never sacrificed with the curly sheepskin-lined insole. I could easily see myself wearing these with dressy slacks, or even a suit! And for those of us who are used to wearing heels all the time, these are particularly comfortable. Check them out in black or espresso leather.

UGGs…not just boots anymore! Look for dressier slides with the Gael and Isabella. Now there’s truly an UGG shoe or boot for every outfit, every occasion, every mood!

Arch Support for your Favorite Sheepskin Boots from Superfeet!

Lots of boots are great for the cold weather, but do little to support your feet. And for those of us with “tempermental” feet, that can be uncomfortable after a while. I am absolutely delighted to see that Superfeet has come out with the Wooly White Unisex Insole. Finally, an insole that is supportive AND warm!

The Superfeet Wooly White Insole can fit into your favorite sheepskin boots, or even rain boots or other casual footwear in which you might want a little extra warmth. The great part of this insole is that it truly provides support for your feet. Ordinarily with many sheepskin boots, the insole can flatten out over time, and your feet will feel like you’re walking on an uncomfortably hard surface. Not so with the Wooly White. As with all Superfeet insoles, you can feel the difference in the heel cup and arch area. The extra support can help alleviate pain from plantar fasciitis, and assist those with overpronation issues. They can also help you keep your body in proper alignment, and therefore reduce stress on muscles and ligaments. A warm and fuzzy insole that’s good for your feet?! What’s not to love?

Covered with 90% Merino Wool, the Superfeet Wooly White Insoles will help keep your feet warm, dry, and supported. What a great gift you can give this holiday season, whether you’re giving new boots or not!

We Love Those UGG Bailey Buttons, and Bailey Button Triplets!

It’s no surprise to all of us at Footwear, etc. that the UGG Bailey Button and Bailey Button Triplet from UGG Australia have become among our best sellers in the UGG family. These popular styles have everything you could want in a sheepskin boot. There are classic colors, like Chocolate, Sand, Black, and Grey to enjoy. There are bright colors, like Deep Cobalt, Jester Red, Deep Atlantic, and Blackberry Wine. And there even are metallics!

Customers are reporting that they love the versatility of both the Bailey Button and Bailey Button Triplet. The Bailey Button is cute as a shorter style when the cuff is extended up, as well as when it’s folded down – then it’s more like a bootie. The Bailey Button Triplet is perfect for those super cold days, when you want as much leg area covered as possible! Keep the cuff pulled up for those days, and roll it down for a different look anytime.

As expected, the warmth and coziness are what customers rave about the most. The warm, breathable sheepskin goes a long way to ward off those fall and winter chills. You won’t find any scratchy synthetics in these boots, and your feet will appreciate the difference!

So as you gear up for the holiday season, consider the Bailey Button, and Bailey Button Triplets from UGG Australia. Show your friends and family how much you care with a pair of comfy, cozy boots!