Just in Time for the Holidays: Boots from EMU Australia!

EMU Ladybird Sparkle

Don’t just assume that there is only one brand of sheepskin boots out there, there’s another really great brand with styles you will love! EMU Australia is based in Victoria, Australia, and ships to over 70 countries worldwide. Why should you consider this brand? There are some really unique features that have me sold, like:

Great quality, durable, breathable sheepskin. This sheepskin is used across the entire brand, in all of its styles. Having soft, comfortable sheepskin that really lasts is essential. I won’t just buy any sheepskin boots, I will only buy boots with the best quality sheepskin. You can feel the difference in softness and warmth, and your feet will remain comfortable and dry.

Superb quality leathers and Merino Wool. They hold up well, provide tons of comfort, and look fantastic!

Phenomanal styles. I especially LOVE the styles for children. Don’t you know someone who would love to wear sharks or monkeys on their feet? (I wish those styles came in adult sizes!) I know of several kids on my holiday list who would go crazy for these styles.

A comfortable, durable footbed. Some models contain a molded foam insole, others a sheepskin-lined insole. Either way, you’ll get cushioned comfort and support. What more could you ask for?

And what I think is THE BEST feature of all: certain models are completely waterproof. That’s right, sheepskin boots that are completely waterproof. You can splash in puddles and not only stay dry, you won’t damage the sheepskin. How is this possible? There’s a special breathable, waterproof membrane between the outsole and the lining. Also, there is a coating on the outside of the boot, so that water just runs off of it rather than absorbs into it. So yes, Virginia, you CAN have puddle-proof sheepskin boots. They should even work well in some snow.

Need further enticement? Take a look at a few of my favorites:

The Little Creatures Ladybird Sparkle – how adorable is this boot? Ladybug themes are so cute, and this one is no exception. Made from premium suede and natural Australian Merino Wool, this boot will keep your favorite child’s feet warm and cozy. If only they made it in MY size…

The Heysen – I love ankle boots, and this one is really interesting. I particularly like how EMU uses the oiled full-grain leather to add visual interest around the ankle. (It almost looks like the leather is folded down, but it isn’t!) With its side zipper, it’s easy to get on and off.

The Charlotte – my personal favorite, since it’s part of the waterproof collection! I love the stitching accents and decorative buttons. Being a mid-calf boot with button closures in the back, these boots can fit my legs well. The absolute best part is that I have peace of mind when I wear these during inclement weather. My feet stay dry! No longer will I have to baby my sheepskin boots at the threat of some wet weather, I can go out and not worry about it. The last thing we all need is to worry about the state of our footwear when the weather is lousy!

Sheepskin and Merino Wool lovers, rejoice! EMU Australia has some fantastic models for this holiday season and beyond. You’ll love the style, comfort, and durability that these bring.

Calling All Men: For Some Luxurious Dress and Casual Shoes, Check out Anatomic & Co.!

Anatomic Gabriel Brogue

If you’ve been looking for a brand that can serve almost every purpose for your footwear, look no further! Anatomic & Co. has fabulous new styles that are sure to please even the most discriminating tastes. Luxury is a given with this brand; the rich leather uppers are soft and supple, and are made from the finest materials. These shoes are hand made in Brazil (and designed in the UK), and utilize outstanding craftsmanship.

Besides the wide variety of styles, what else is there to love about Anatomic & Co. shoes? Lots of things! How about the soft sheepskin lining? Won’t that feel great on your feet? There’s also padded ankle support, so you’ll never have to experience discomfort at the back of your ankle. The layered footbed has a multitude of purposes; from adding softness via the sheepskin footbed, keeping your feet feeling fresh with the antibacterial layer, and adding flexibility with the leather hinged insole. Little details like quality waxed thread in the leather upper and a real leather welt stitched all the way through it set these models apart from the masses. The rubber gel sole contains concealed ridges that also provide additional softness while you walk. Does there exist a more luxurious, comfortable shoe out there?!

A few styles that piqued my interest are:

The Londrina – this ankle boot comes in luxurious and soft black floater leather or brown floater leather. Appropriate for the office or out for fun, this ankle boot has casual lines yet can be dressed up with business casual wear. This style is a timeless classic.

The Barbosa – a penny loafer with elastic goring for easy on and off. Available in black floater leather  or tan floater leather, this dressy shoe is great for the office or even weekend wear. The rich leather is soft and of the highest quality. You’ll love how they feel on your feet.

The Parati – a slip-on loafer with a modern square toe. This casual shoe is available in black floater leather, brown floater leather, or cognac floater leather. It’s such an easy to wear style that you’ll want to wear it all the time! The rubber gel sole makes walking a breeze, and the antibacterial layer in the midsole will help keep your feet fresh and odor free.

Nothing says timeless elegance more than a wing-tip model. Check out the Gabriel Brogue; the perforations form the quintessential wing tip style.  It’s perfect with a suit, and you can feel confident wearing it to business meetings, or the like. The anatomic gel technology makes this elegant shoe incredibly comfortable all day long.

Experience UK styling and Brazilian craftsmanship with Anatomic & Co. shoes. Timeless elegance and comfort certainly do go together!


Gerry Weber Footwear: International Style for Sophisticated Tastes!

Gerry Weber Kate 11

Footwear etc. is excited to carry a fabulous brand that is sure to please many customers: Gerry Weber!

If you love European styling, Gerry Weber is the brand for you. It’s not just for shoes, they even make clothing (although Footwear etc. only carries shoes). This brand is truly international; it is headquartered in Germany and distributes its products in over 62 countries. With international appeal from head to toe, Gerry Weber may just be your new favorite brand!

Feminine, high-quality and modern styles are the benchmarks of the Gerry Weber brand. I personally appreciate that the styles are timeless and classic, but not dated. Here are a few of my favorites:

The Caren 03 – this elegant ankle boot has casual elements to it, with its partial lug sole, and elastic gore insets to help you get it on and off. The elastic goring is actually ornate! I love the beautiful leather upper, and how comfortable this boot is. If you need an ankle boot for casual or semi-dressy occasions, check this out!

Pumps never go out of style, and the Kate 01 is as classic as they come. You can see and feel the quality in its luxurious leather upper and lining. The 2 ¼” heel makes this shoe easy to wear if you’re sitting in an office, or running for the subway! Need a dressy shoe for after work? You don’t need to bring a second pair of shoes with you!

One of the most versatile styles for cool weather months is the riding boot, and the Gerry Weber Caren 06 fits the bill! The 1 ¼” heel height makes this boot very easy to wear all day long, as does the cushioned footbed and smooth, leather upper. It’s available in black or coffee leather, and has full length back and side zippers. The latex sole helps keep you from slipping during inclement weather, and its classic design makes it wearable with almost anything in your wardrobe.

One of the most elegant ankle boots I’ve come across is the Kate 11. Its classic style is perfect to wear with office attire or even out on the town. The side zipper makes the boot easy to get on and off, and the buckle accent adds some panache! It’s a stunning boot for every day wear and beyond.

If you love feminine, internationally-inspired, fashion-forward designs that are made with outstanding quality materials and craftsmanship, definitely check out Gerry Weber shoes. They’re for the discriminating customer with superb taste – isn’t that you?





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My New Favorite Slippers!

Vionic Gemma Luxe

You can never have too many pairs of slippers – in my case, I end up leaving them all over the house! But let’s face it, you may go to all the trouble of getting amazing quality shoes with outstanding support, and what does the typical slipper have in terms of support? Not much. But now you CAN get phenomenally comfortable, supportive slippers. Check out the slippers by Vionic with Orthaheel Technology!

I just got a pair of the Gemma Luxe. How do I love thee, Gemma Luxe, let me count the ways. I don’t just love, I REQUIRE outstanding arch support. What’s the point of wearing great shoes the rest of the day, and then go to put on slippers that don’t make your feet feel just as great? I could feel the difference immediately when I first put these slippers on. My feet were supported with a pronounced arch support, and the deep heel cup kept my foot in place. I can’t believe how great having supportive slippers feels! (If you’ve got Plantar Fasciitis or other types of foot pain, slippers by Vionic with Orthaheel Technology are a must!)

But that’s not all….they are adorable! I opted for the Grey Leopard Fabric, and I love them! It’s not merely a cute pattern; it’s the ultimate in cozy. The upper is made from faux fur that is incredibly soft and plush, as is the flexible midsole. I love the fact that my toes have room to move; the toe box is nice and wide. But I can also make sure that the shoe stays on my foot because of the hook and loop strap on the top of the upper. (You almost don’t even notice this strap because it is also covered in faux fur, and blends in with the rest of the slipper beautifully.)

And there’s bling! What’s not to love about slippers with bling? The Gemma Luxe comes with a metal and jewel broach on the end of the hook and loop closure, so whether you adjust your strap or not, it’s still cute and girly.

If you like animal prints, it’s also available in Tan Leopard Fabric. But if animal prints aren’t your thing, not to worry! You can also get this fantastic slipper in Plum, Taupe, Black, and Dark Brown faux fur.

Yet another great feature of this slipper is the outsole. It’s durable enough for you to wear outside to get the paper, or stop at the grocery store, etc. You’re not stuck indoors with a flimsy slipper, this slipper can go almost anywhere!

See why I have fallen in love with the Vionic with Orthaheel Technology Gemma Luxe. It has everything you could possibly want in a slipper, and more!