The Ultimate in Comfort and Recovery Footwear: Oofos Footwear!

Oofos Ooriginal

If you’re an athlete who needs to recover after strenuous exercise, or an average person who just needs a comfy pair of shoes after a long day on your feet, we’ve got the shoes for you: Oofos footwear!

These flip flops and slides are amazing in terms of how comfortable they make your feet feel! The amount of cushioning makes you feel like you’re walking on a cloud. This is particularly helpful if you’ve had a long, hard day running, or even just performing your normal activities. These shoes were designed for recovery, so your feet will feel completely cushioned and pampered.

The cushioning of these shoes makes for superior impact absorption as the sole conforms to your arch. It also helps you stretch your Achilles tendon and muscles in your feet and legs. What does this? It’s the Oofos’s OOfoam technology. It consists of a closed-cell foam that does not absorb water, harbor bacteria, and is machine washable. The lightweight and flexible materials make these shoes easy to wear at the end of a day, or even as you travel. With its excellent support for all foot types, the shoes can offer relief from a variety of foot problems, including plantar fasciitis.

Footwear etc. offers a couple of models:

The Unisex Ooahh Slide – this outstandingly comfortable slide comes in black synthetic, and is oh-so easy to wear. Just slide your foot right in and experience the amazing cushioning.

The Unisex Ooriginal – this black synthetic thong-style sandal is the most comfortable flip flop you’ll ever own!

The Women’s Oolala –this thong style that is more streamlined for women, and is available in pink, chrome, or black synthetic. Amazingly cushioned, amazingly comfortable, amazingly fabulous!

If your feet need a break, look no further than the Oofos brand. They will baby your feet like no other shoes out there!

Fabulous New Handbag Styles from Sondra Roberts!

Sondra Roberts Python

I believe you can’t have too many handbags. Seriously, you need handbags for almost any situation. Totes, cross-body bags, clutches…..the list is almost endless. If you’re looking for a gorgeous, high-quality bag made with the finest materials that are actually AFFORDABLE, check out the handbags from Sondra Roberts!

This company has been around producing luxury handbags since 1983. With timeless styles, you don’t have to worry about them having a limited lifespan. These bags are soft, luxurious, and elegant, and are available in a variety of styles and colors. What type of bag do you need today? Sondra Roberts probably makes it.

Here are a few of my favorites:

The Floral Perforated Tote – this elegant tote comes in White, Camel, or Black leather. A gorgeous detail is the scalloping at the top of the bag and the beautiful floral cut-outs just under those. You can stash a lot of stuff in this 18”x6”x14” bag, and the zipper pouch inside the bag helps keep you organized. An open accessory pocket is perfect for stashing your phone or other small items, and the adjustable straps make this bag completely customizable for your needs.

The Metallic Suede Satchel – available in Natural Suede, this satchel style tote bag is unique in that it is made from shiny, metallic suede! The leather double-drop handles add stability, and with its 8.5” drop make this bag easy to carry. Keep track of all your items by using the zippered pocket and the two slip pockets, and rest assured that none of your stuff will spill out due to the top zip closure. This is a gorgeous bag that you could use for any occasion!

Python Clutch W/Tassel – if you like clutches, you’ll love this one! The snake print leather is fashion forward and appropriate for casual or elegant occasions. The custom gold hardware and decorative leather tassel add style and augments the exotic look of the snake print. The top zipper keeps all of your items secure while you go out on the town.

Check out the gorgeous new bags from Sondra Roberts for outstanding style and value!

 

Need a Fabulous Hat or Bag for the Summer? Check out Sun ‘n Sand Products!

SunNSand Joylam

You can never have too many bags or hats for the beach, farmer’s market, or wherever you happen to be in the great outdoors. Sun ‘n Sand makes a gorgeous line of wide brimmed hats and bags of various styles that have a place in your daily activities. Made of natural materials like canvas, jute, and straw, Sun ‘n Sand products are stylish, versatile, and oh –so-easy to use! Here are a few favorites:

Hats:

The Maka – this lovely, casual hat has a 5” brim to help keep you protected from the sun, yet still look truly stylish. It’s made from sewn paper and contains a two-tone braid trim for visual interest. This model is available in tan or black so that you have options for your wardrobe!

The Joylam – a gorgeous hat with a contrasting color and braid. It is available in red or navy so that at least one of them will go with your outfit. I love the wide brim; it provides great protection while you enjoy the sunshine. Perfect for the beach or out around town.

Bags:

The Hatteras – this casual straw beach bag is a tote shape in which you can stuff all your favorite summertime paraphernalia! There is lots of room for your wallet, sunscreen, cell phone, and snacks, so you’re prepared for all kinds of summer fun with this fun beach tote. The soft shoulder strap makes it easy to carry around, and I’ve stashed my beach towel in it! But if you don’t overstuff it, the magnetic snap closure can help keep it closed.

The Luna Sea Crossbody – this beautiful crochet crossbody bag actually has stunning bead accents! The zipper top makes it easy to contain all your stuff, and there’s even a zipper and a slip pocket inside! The 15” x 10” size can really hold a lot for you, so you don’t have to weed through your purse. This is a great all-around bag that you can wear anywhere!

If you love summer fashions that extend to your head and your accessories, check out the fabulous hats and bags from Sun ‘N Sand. Beach, anyone?

Hot New Toe Post from Vionic: The Floriana!

Vionic Floriana

Vionic flip flops (toe post sandals) are incredibly popular for their beautiful styles, outstanding support, and superlative comfort. There’s a great new model out this season that was inspired by European styling: the Floriana!

The design team at Vionic actually traveled to Europe for inspiration. With stays in Paris, Barcelona, and Rome, the design team noted the latest trends and the popularity of various types of style elements that could be incorporated into Vionic designs.

What the design team found in its travels was surprising to it. The team saw a wide variety of unexpected mixes of materials, layers of accents and embellishments, and bold colors. Textured prints layered with beads and metal studs added fashionable elements.

As with all Vionic with Orthaheel Technology footwear, the Floriana contains a deep heel cup and an aggressive arch support. These elements help align your body properly so that common aches and pains may be alleviated. The optimal alignment and shape of each shoe help reduce overpronation, which can directly affect heel pain, knee pain, and even back pain. I have found that these features really help me when I have a bout of Plantar Fasciitis.

What makes the style of the Floriana so special? First, it’s a comfortable toe post. Second, it’s a DRESSY-looking flip flop. (I have worn these very successfully with maxi dresses and they look great together.) The vibrant colors – Teal, Pink, Bronze, Natural, White, and Black – are textured for visual interest as well as a great pop of color. But that’s not all! Atop the straps are gorgeous beads with sequin embellishments around them. All of these features make for an interesting, feminine-styled shoe that can go with both dressy as well as casual attire.

Check out the Floriana for some casual elegance today!

Hot Color for the Spring: Tangerine!

Dansko Randa

The fine folks at the Pantone Color Institute have predicted a bunch of hot colors for this season, and they are proving to be right! Shades of orange, or specifically Tangerine, are incredibly popular in footwear.  Here at Footwear etc. we are seeing a lot of really popular models in beautiful shades of orange. Here are a few fabulous models from some of our favorite brands!

Dansko Randa – this shoe is available in gorgeous Tangerine Full Grain Leather. This phenomenal platform sandal has luxurious leather upper, an adjustable buckle backstrap, and a three inch heel. I love the decorative metal accents and the accent stitching all along the upper. As with all Danskos, the rocker bottom helps provide stability as well as helps propel you forward as you walk. This shoe is the perfect match for jeans or for a casual dress.

Earth Abaca – If you need a casual slide, this is the shoe for you. It has all sorts of contemporary design features, like the inclusion of beads in the upper, metal ends of the hook and loop straps, and even a jute-wrapped sole. You’ll love the support of this shoe, but the details in the styling really set this shoe apart!

Telic U.S.A. Flip Flop – this incredibly comfortable flip flop is available in Sweet Tangerine Synthetic. It also happens to be an economically priced shoe as well! Perfect for lounging around the house or going to the pool, this synthetic flip flop actually contains heat-activated materials that react with your body temperature and soften and mold to your feet. You can’t get more of a custom fit than that! The anatomically correct footbed has outstanding arch support and a deep heel cup for stability, ensuring you’ll have not only a stylish experience, but also a supremely comfortable one!

Arcopedico Fire – this sling-back sandal is available in a gorgeous soft orange color, and contains detail cut-outs for style as well as a hook and loop adjustable back strap for a customized fit. These handmade in Portugal shoes are very lightweight and ageless, and the cork and latex midsole makes this wedge incredibly comfortable.

Aetrex Cindi – this thong sandal with an adjustable ankle strap is available in the muted color of Dusty Orange Leather/suede. It’s embellished with decorative cutouts in the upper, and the footbed has excellent support. The ultra-light cork midsole has natural shock absorption, and the shoe itself is just a wonderful style that’s easy to wear. I love the orthotic support it supplies!

You too can sport today’s hot colors on your feet. Check out the various models in Tangerine at Footwearetc.com!