Brands We Love: OluKai

Sunset over ocean with palm tree silhouettesSpring is finally here, our favorite time of year. Spring is officially underway, and summer will be here before you know it. The weather is warming up, and Mother Nature is looking greener and more beautiful by the day. If you’re not already wearing sandals and flip-flops regularly, you surely will be soon.

In honor of the return of flip-flop weather, we’d like to introduce you to the company that’s making some of the best casual footwear options under the sun these days—OluKai! Here we’ll take a closer look at what makes this incredible brand so unique. Continue reading

5 Spring Shoe Trends We Love Right Now

Tan suede wooden platform shoe isolatedAlthough we’re always happy to see spring make a triumphant return each year, it can be challenging to figure out exactly what to wear. Are those clear, blue skies and balmy temperatures really here to stay this time? Is it still too early start living in tank tops, shorts, and sandals around the clock?

While we can’t predict the weather in your area, we can definitely tell you what to look forward to in exciting spring footwear trends. The following are just a few of the looks we can’t wait to try firsthand. Continue reading

4 Tips to Ensure a Good Shoe Fit

Rows of mens leather shoesWhen it comes to buying new shoes, finding options that make you look and feel like a million dollars is only part of the equation. It’s just as important to find shoes that really fit you well. You want footwear you can effortlessly live your life in—shoes that will keep you pain freeall  day.

However, finding shoes that fit well can be a little tricky. Keep the following tips in mind the next time you go shopping for footwear. You’ll be sure to wind up with new shoes you’ll love to wear day in and day out. Continue reading

The History of the Brand: Keen

keen logo on olive green box

Beloved by men, women, and children, Keen is a staple in any active family’s shoe closet. The Keen brand was virtually an overnight success and has grown into an international sensation. Their quality manufacturing and thoughtful designs turn many first-time buyers into lifelong fans, but where did this inspiring success story begin? The history of Keen Footwear is a new take on the old saying: Necessity is the mother of invention  Continue reading

Spring Wedding Shoes that Wow

groom helps bride with her shoesFor many years, brides put very little thought into their footwear. They bought a pair of satin pumps in the same color as their gown, and that was that. Brides today are branching out and personalizing every aspect of their wedding—and that includes the shoes. This spring, brides across the globe have some stunning choices for fancy footwear on their big day. We’re highlighting some of our favorite trends hitting shelves now. Continue reading

Best Athletic Shoes for Tough Spring Workouts

Best Athletic Shoes for Tough Spring Workouts

Spring’s officially here, and summer is right around the corner. That means it’s also time to get serious about your workouts. The weather’s milder, so your exercise options are becoming less limited by the day. If you started a new workout program in January as part of a New Year’s resolution, you’re probably just reaching the point where it’s time to turn the dial up on the intensity as well. Continue reading

How to Waterproof Shoes for Fickle Spring Weather

Spring is here, and we’re all looking forward to stepping out in lighter footwear like sneakers and sandals, but these fresher days also bring showers, mud, and puddles that can damage our footwear.

A little time spent waterproofing our footwear will protect our new purchases and beloved old favorites from the capricious spring weather.

Shoes made from synthetic materials generally don’t need waterproofing, and, once you keep them clean, they should last you years without much effort. However, natural materials such as leather, suede, and canvas need some loving care to keep your feet dry and your shoes in good condition. Continue reading

Favorite Outdoor Shoes for an Active Lifestyle

With spring knocking at our doors, it’s only natural to feel the longing for the great outdoors and dream of warm, sunny days. To get the best out of your outdoor experience, you need the right gear, including the proper footwear. We’ve put together our favorite outdoor shoes for the whole family to help you achieve and maintain an active lifestyle.

Women’s Outdoor Shoes

Brooks Women’s Dyad 9 $149.97

Are you looking to get outside and start running the roads? Have a marathon on your mind? The Dyad 9 from Brooks has a new streamlined silhouette and gives you more forefoot flexibility than previous models. With a 10mm midsole drop, this shoe is perfect for runners that need extra support when running. The shoe has an engineered mesh covering it, which gives the runner structure and stretch where they need it and enhances breathability. The Dyad 9 is available in two colors: Gray-Capri and Blue-Fuchsia. Continue reading

7 Staples of the Business Casual Wardrobe

Ladies, it’s a fundamental truth: How you dress in the morning can determine your whole day. Want to go out in your yoga pants and that old t-shirt? You can, but don’t expect to exude the same confidence you could have had dressed in a great pair of slim cut, dark wash jeans and three-quarter sleeve blouse that project your strength.

Here are some great staples to have in your closet to keep you looking strong and taking charge of your professional future.

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Top Shoe Trends from Fashion Week

top shoe trends from fashion weekThe catwalks at New York Fashion Week 2017 were graced with an array of colorful, funky shoes. Most were more whimsical than elegant, even though we did spot some very sophisticated and stylish heels. There is nothing understated about this year’s footwear. On the contrary, the footwear definitely complements this year’s often loose-fitting, colorful clothing lines.

There’s also good news for those of us who prefer flats rather than killer heels. The 2017 selection of flats are seriously eclectic. Continue reading