Dansko Professional Pink Ribbon Clog for the Cure!

I love Dansko products. My Mary Janes have gotten me through work, and some long parties. The Kelsey is my ultimate casual comfort shoe. My go-to shoe for whenever my feet hurt (for any reason) is the Professional. And now, I have another reason to love Dansko. They’ve come out with a Professional in pink ribbon patent leather to support Breast Cancer Research.

For every pair of Professionals in pink ribbon patent leather purchased, Dansko will donate $5 to the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research, up to $25,000. Even your shoe choice can help support this incredibly important cause.

The Dansko Professional is the premier clog for all-around use. I regularly wear mine to work, with dressier clothes as well as jeans. I see lots of medical professionals and teachers wearing them; they’re great for when you have to stand on your feet all day. They are slip resistant, perfect for slick environments at work or during sloppy weather. They provide exceptional support and stability. Using the rocker sole has helped keep my feet stretched and alleviates my issues with plantar fasciitis. I love the soft, high-quality leather used for the upper, and the durability of the polyurethane outsole. And now, you can get them in pink patent leather to support Breast Cancer Research. Comfort shoes to benefit cancer research? How can it possibly get better?

Check out the stylish Dansko Professionals in Pink Ribbon Patent Leather. They’re not only good for your feet, they’re great for your conscience too. And who knows, maybe increased awareness to the cause might help someone you love.

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!