The UGG Classic Cardy in Metallic Colors – Have a Sweater for your Feet!

When the weather gets cool, I love to wrap myself up in big, bulky sweaters. They make me feel warm and cozy even when it’s cold and sloppy outside. UGG Australia has had the Classic Cardy for a while, but now they are available in some new and interesting colors: metallics!

 As with all the Classic Cardys, you can have different looks with the same boot. You can wear it pulled up all the way to keep as much of your legs warm as possible (and show off those etched buttons), you can slouch it down for a more casual appearance, or you can even cuff the top. UGG provides a lot of versatility with these boots!

The new metallic colors are especially fun this season. The Cardy is now available in Charcoal/Silver, Black/Gold, and Chocolate/Gold. Think of all the cozy sweaters these boots can complement. Or complement the rest of your fall/winter attire.

With a 50% wool and 50% acrylic upper, the Classic Cardy is a great addition to your cool-weather wardrobe. The suede heel helps provide durability, and the natural sheepskin allows moisture to wick away from your feet. As with all Classic UGGs, the molded EVA outsole is light and flexible so you won’t feel weighted down wearing them.

Just like a big, cozy sweater, the Classic Cardy UGG Boot in metallic colors provides phenomenal comfort and casual style.

Sheepskin from UGG Australia – Be Sure to Get the Real Deal!

Several years ago, I bought a pair of “fake” UGGs. I thought I was saving money and still getting all the benefits you’d get from a sheepskin boot.

I was wrong.

The biggest problem was the fact that my boots didn’t contain high quality sheepskin, like real UGG boots. Why is this a big deal?

Synthetic sheepskin doesn’t breathe. So if my feet got warm, they’d sweat. Moisture would not be wicked away from my feet, like they would in real sheepskin.

Synthetic sheepskin doesn’t hold up over time. It mats down, and feels less cushiony. It also feels scratchy after a while. Real sheepskin feels soft and fluffy even after long-term wear.

Grade-A twin-faced sheepskin, used in UGG boots, is extremely dense and soft, and therefore more durable. Synthetic sheepskin can’t hold a candle to that.

I’ve also noticed that the uppers on my boots have deteriorated much faster than the Authentic UGGs that my friends have. It’s impossible to keep the suede looking good, despite waterproofing treatments. Also the stitching is starting to come undone. The quality of the materials used and the workmanship in their creation makes all the difference in the world.

My next pair of boots is going to be a pair of Authentic UGG Bailey Buttons. The style is really cute, they are warm and cozy without causing my feet to sweat, they hold up over time (a great value!), and provide exceptional comfort.

Be sure to get Authentic UGG boots. Real, high-quality sheepskin and exceptional craftsmanship are worth it. Don’t you deserve that?

Clarks Un.Crow – My Current Favorite Shoes!

I knew I’d need a pair of shoes for a wedding. I knew I’d need a pair of shoes for my high school reunion. I WANTED a pair of shoes that I could wear with both casual and dressy outfits. I required a pair of shoes that were comfortable, supportive, and cool for the summer. Lo-and-behold, I found the Clarks Un.Crow!

I’ve worn Clarks shoes before, and have always been impressed with their versatility, comfort, and affordable prices. So I knew that the Un.Crow had great potential for me. I can’t wear heels that are too high due to chronic stress fractures, so I was excited to see that the Un.Crow has a 2.25 inch heel. That’s just high enough to look dressy, yet low enough to prevent pain in my metatarsal area.

I decided to try the Un.Crow in black, since I can use black shoes for almost any occasion. Little did I realize how many ways I could wear them! They look great with my dressy outfit (for the wedding), “business casual” wear for my reunion, and I even wore them with jeans to work (making the rest of my outfit look a little more formal).

What I especially love about the Un.Crow is the comfort. I can feel the arch support. The insole is soft enough so I don’t feel like I’m walking on concrete (even when I am!). There are vents that allow my feet to stay cool. The Velcro strap lets me adjust the shoe to fit perfectly whether my feet are swollen from the heat or not! And best of all, they are really attractive. I love these shoes!

Look for the Clarks Un.Crow in black or in brown leather. They might become your favorite shoes too!

UGGS Cove for Warm and Toasty Toes this Winter

I love mini boots. I actually prefer them to taller boots, because I don’t have to worry about how they’re going to look/work with slacks. (Do I tuck the pant legs in, or keep them out? I never know what to do…) Mini boots keep my feet warm, give the rest of my leg freedom to breathe and move, and I don’t have to worry about whether the top is too loose or tight around my calves. But I mostly prefer mini boots for their style, and that plus warmth is why I love the UGG Cove!

The perfect small boot for casual wear, the Cove from UGG Australia has the interesting details that I look for in any shoe. This boot may be for casual wear and even can look a little rugged; it still has a lace detail around the heel that gives an added air of femininity. The rich, soft leather is embellished with a little bit of sheepskin, and the laces wrap around the shaft. The ends of the laces even have little pieces of leather on them, creating a more “finished” appearance.

The Cove should be a phenomenal boot for cooler weather. The lush sheepskin interior will keep my feet warm, yet wicks moisture away and my feet will stay comfortable. Sloppy weather? No problem, the rubber outsole has a ribbed traction pattern. I’ll bet it will help keep me on my feet (as opposed to slipping and falling) in the wet weather. And the insole will definitely be comfortable throughout the season; the leather lined, Poron footbed is squishy and great for when I’m walking or standing a lot.

Available in toast and black leather, the UGG Cove is a fantastic addition to your fall/winter wardrobe. I can’t wait for warm and toasty feet!

Rocker Sole Shoes from My Favorite Running Shoe Manufacturer: New Balance!

I’ve really been looking at various rocker-soled shoes on the market to help out my bouts of plantar fasciitis, and the recurring stress fractures in one foot. It seems logical that they would be the perfect solution to my medical woes: they’d take pressure off my joints, stretch the plantar fascia, and keep the top part of my foot from bending a lot where the stress fractures occur. I’ve had good luck in the past with New Balance running shoes, and was very excited to see that its foray into the rocker sole market looks great: the new Rock & Tone walking shoes!

 You’d actually have to look closely to see that they’re not your typical athletic shoe. The rocker sole is not very prominent looking, but it definitely is there and you can feel it when you walk. I also really like the fact that the sole is rigid, so that I don’t add pressure to the metatarsal area where I tend to get foot pain. But the absolute best feature of these shoes is that they are very lightweight! There is a huge difference in weight between these shoes and many other brands on the market.

 I’ve owned other New Balance athletic shoes and have always been impressed by the quality of workmanship and how well they fit my feet, and I’m delighted that I can add some muscle-toning shoes to my collection. New Balance claims that it can increase your calorie burn by as much as 8% just by normal wear, so I’m very anxious to see those results!

 Just be sure to use your Rock and Tones for walking only; New Balance doesn’t recommend them for other types of athletic activities due to the natural instability that the sole creates. If it makes my legs feel more toned by just walking, I’m happy to go for a stroll!

 The Rock and Tones currently are available in 3 styles, with more coming out soon! I particularly like the WW1442SB, which is grey with a mesh upper. I really enjoy wearing shoes that let my feet breathe when I’m getting some exercise! So be sure to check out these fabulous new rocker-soled shoes, and go for a stroll with style!