FedEx Freight Nascar #11car will be showcased at GB Shoes in Hendersonville and HouserShoes in Kingsport, TN

HouserShoes in  Hendersonville and Kingsport will be hosting the FedEx #11 car on Tuesday Aug. 16th  from 3pm to 7pm in Hendersonville, 5418 Asheville Hwy,  and Wednesday from 3pm to 7p  at their Kingsport location at  1525 East Stone Drive.

Catch it…if you can and race in to see the #11 FedEx car. You’ll meet racing experts, get to ask question and take home fun souvenirs. There will be photo opportunities with the car as well.

GB Shoes in Hendersonville and HouserShoes in Kingsport will also be offering a 25% discount during the event off your entire purchase at the store. There will also be a free shoe drawing for anyone taking a selfie with the car and posting it on the Housershoe.com facebook page at :

www.facebook.com/HouserShoes    A random drawing will determine the winnier.

Don’t miss your chance to view the FedEx car #11 and meet racing experts, win gear and receive souvenirs and shoe discounts! This event is free and open to the public.

Clog Shoes: a popular trend in shoes this Fall and Winter

Clog shoes are no  longer exclusive to the hard wooden shoes normally associated with the Dutch.  Clogs have been around for centuries and their name and style are recognized worldwide.  In the fashion world, the popularity of the clog changes frequently depending on the latest fashion trends.  These shoes are best known for their comfort and were not considered as fashion forward shoes with style until the 1970′s. Clogs were a huge hit in the 70′s and became fun stylish shoes worn by both men and women.  The wooden soles of the clog shoes still exist today but because people want more comfortable shoes, the soles are now being made with various other materials that have improved how the shoe feels.  With the increased comfort and more fashionable appearance of clogs, they are now one of the most popular style shoes available.  Today clogs are being worn by men, women and children of all ages in an array of different styles and colors.

The clog style of shoe has established itself as one of the better shoe style options for people who are on their feet for extended periods of time.   Clogs are popular among many different professions because they have a work appropriate appearance but more importantly, they provide the necessary support and comfort that people are looking for. Clogs are not limited to just the professional world.  This style of shoe has been a major fashion trend seen many times throughout the years and people are now wearing them everywhere.  Designers have put their own unique spin on clog shoes and their different styles and colors make them more versatile and fun to wear.

Dansko clogs are very popular. Dansko’s Professional line of clogs are great for any working environment because they are super comfortable and they have that a professional and stylish appearance that people are looking for.  The Dankso Professional clog is the most basic style of clog, but if you’re interested in a fun clog shoe with more personality,Dansko’s Trista in black or cognac or the Dansko nubuck natural Shannon Tassel style are both great choices.

Another great brand of clog shoes for women is b.o.c by Born.  The b.o.c. Peggy is a popular style that comes in a variety of colors and unique patterns.  If you’re looking for a clog to wear with jeans, khaki pants or dress pants, the women’s b.o.c. Peggy clog in tooled navy,  the Peggy black clog or  the Peggy brown clog is the perfect shoe.  Also, the women’s b.o.c. Karley clog in black or brown is great to wear with any style of jeans.

Dansko clogs for women and b.o.c. by Born clogs for women are both available at Houser Shoes.  Check out our website today to find a clog shoe that’s great for you.

Mary Jane Is Here to Stay

This classic, patent leather, shoe secured by one or more straps over the instep and fastened with a buckle or button, first appeared in the early 19th century. Appropriate for school, ceremonies, weddings and more, the Mary Jane shoe style is a common favorite of many different cultures. Historical documents do show that this style has been worn by men but for the most part Mary Jane’s, for many people, are a symbol of girlhood.

In the beginning this style shoe was flat with a rounded toe and made of patent leather. As time has passed, Mary Jane’s have evolved into an abundance of different shapes, sizes and colors. The key feature of this shoe that differentiates it from any other type of shoe is the one or more straps across the instep. This shoe has become a timeless classic for children’s fashions.

Classic, stylish yet able to adapt to formal wear, Mary Jane’s have maintained their popularity for decades. Here at Houser Shoes our choices of the Mary Jane style shoe is plentiful. From the basic style of Cobb Hill, Orthoheel and Clarks of England, to a more formal style Alegria, Bernie Mev’s and Danskos, when it comes to Mary Jane, at Houser Shoes we know the way!

AUTUMN FASHION OUTLOOK

by:  Tiffini Taylor

The cool breeze of Autumn is coming upon us.  With Autumn comes new wardrobes and of course the changing of shoe closets everywhere. This Fall season brings many style choices to choose from.  Whether it is flats, ankle boots, sneakers, and of course boots!  Many of us love the coolness of Autumn, gone are the long, hot, lazy days of summer. A new beginning to many new shoe collections. At Houser Shoes , the selections are large as are the quality of brands that we all love. With a new season, what is the most fashion forward of shoes at the moment? Let us begin by talking about flats.

Flats are a great way to show off  your personal style. Ahnu brand gives someone comfort and style. It is great for many weekend activities.  With this being Autumn and many  numerous Fall fairs coming ,  the Ahnu is a great choice to enjoy many events.  Bernie Mev takes the flat to a new level in style. Bernie Mev has created a wonderful wow factor having a small wedge style for comfortably as you are walking. This is another great shoe for many Fall activities. Birkenstocks never go out of style. Birkenstock offers more than just sandals, of course sandals are good until the weather turns colder and wet.  Clarks of England offers comfort for many whose work has them walking or running all over the place. Dansko offers a new exciting shoe to bring home to any closet. Need a new Ballet Flat? Many colors and many styles are offered this season.  For the man,  Apres by Lamo offers a comfortable moccasin to wear on weekends out. Bostonian offers a nice comfortable shoe for work and play.  Whatever flat you choose, remember many colors and styles are offered  this Autumn season.  Let’s talk about the ankle boots!

Ankle boots were the rage this summer and still going strong into this Fall. Enzo understands what makes a great style of ankle boot. Duck Head knows its way with design of an ankle boot. Ankle boots are a great addition to any closet. They , like flats, can be worn for anything. Different colors, designs, heel sizes and style can make the most wonderful statement with any outfit this Autumn. Ankle boots from Nine West, Dr. Martens, and Chinese Laundry will make any outfit better.  Experiment with different looks this Autumn. No matter what the occasion , you can  find casual and formal style of ankle boots. Let’s talk about sneakers!

Sneakers have and always will be a staple in any style. They are versatile and functional. Sneakers can be found in many colors and designs in this day and age. Adidas,  Asics, Fila, Brooks, Easy Spirit, Keds , New Balance, Rockport, Teva, Vans, Sketchers and many more brands can be attained to set the level of style and performance for many occasions. Sports, shopping, working and exercising all call for a great pair of sneakers. Find a great color and style that fit your personal needs. Remember, you can never go wrong with a great pair of sneakers. Let’s talk about boots!

Boots are this season’s hottest style. Cowboy boots, rain boots, work boots, formal boots, and casual boots. All styles and in a wide range of color are offered for this Autumn season. Comfortable boots from Bare Traps, Corral Boots, Georgia Boot, and Dr. Martens have made boots ‘ the must have’ of this Fall. The nice thing about stylish boots, it will carry over into winter too. Cowboy boots began making a comeback at the end of Winter and now for Fall you can find them everywhere. Boots are the most versatile in all of the fall wardrobe choices. You can find them in high heel or low heel styles to enhance your outfit for any occasion. Many boots come in many different colors this fall.  Go crazy and wear an all black outfit with pink or red boots, you will look smashing. Boots that are shades of brown and black will last season to season throughout the years. Remember for this season- Boots, Boots, Boots!

For this Autumn season will bring many colors and many style of shoes. Welcome Autumn with an open closet door for many shoes. Find what you like and enhance your wardrobe,  a person can never have too many shoes!!

BACK TO SCHOOL SHOES!

It is that time of year when summer is coming to an end and it is a new beginning for students going back to school. During this time, not only is it important for the student to have new school supplies, but also new outfits and shoes. The right shoe for any outfit can make for a terrific start to a new school year. A new school year brings to mind of seeing friends again and outside/inside sport activities. These activities, whether it be going to the shopping center with friends or to football games, shoes are important. Different styles for different events and having plenty to choose from. Let’s talk about shoes!

When someone decides on an outfit for a game or for gym, their mind immediately thinks of sneakers. There are all different styles and brands of sneakers to talk about. Let’s begin with brands, at Houser Shoes. A student can choose from Adidas, Asics, Brooks, Converse, Easy Spirit, Fila, Grasshoppers, Keds, New Balance, Reebok, Saucony, Sketchers, Stride Rite, Timberland, Vans and these are just a few brands. The style is up to the student, depending on what the need is. For running, I would recommend brooks brand. Brooks shoes are made for running. They are specifically designed and made for the needs of runners. Converse and Vans will definitely help bring out the skater in you. Walking across campus can be made more comfortable with a great walking shoe, like Easy Spirit brand. You can always rely on Reebok, Asics,  Fila, New Balance , Saucony and Sketchers to make a great shoe the student can participate in many activities in. Also, there are hiking shoes. By this I mean, there are many shoes that these brands have made for the curious and adventurous student who ventures out into nature after school and on weekends for hiking. These students may want to look into the Vibram Five Fingers and be pleasantly surprised at the likeness to the human foot it provides, along with comfortable durability.  Sneakers can provide you with a long list of possibilities and performance for the new school year.

Let’s discuss sandals now. Sandals are wonderful to begin the new school year with. They come in all different styles and brands. With their popularity, sandals are a great choice for all style stars on the important first day of school. So many sandals to choose from, choosing the right sandal for you can be made easy with these simple tips. First remember to choose a sandal that fits your personality. Do this and you will get more use out of them. Second, choose one that is comfortable and is the correct size. Choosing the wrong size in a sandal can make it uncomfortable and can cause injury to a foot. I can remember choosing a sandal and always having blisters, then I realized I chose the wrong size, I learned my lesson the hard way so don’t make my mistake. Three, keep in mind that you can always get two or three pair of sandals in different colors to make your wardrobe shine right now for the beginning of the new school year, plus wear them all next summer. There are three tips to great sandals for the new school year. You can choose from brands like Birkenstock, Ahnu, Alegria and Reef among others.

Back to school will be easier with comfortable, durable shoes and can make your outfit standout. Whether you choose sandals or sneakers   heels or flats, ankle boots or boots, it is important to go with your personal style when choosing. Happy shoe hunting!

What is the APMA seal of Approved/Accepted?

When you are shopping online or at a shoe store, you are bound to see some shoes that say “APMA Seal of Approval.” But what exactly does the American Podiatric Medial Association “Approved” or “Accepted” seal really mean?

Fortunately, this famous seal is not just some sales gimmick or false assurance. The American Podiatric Medical Association (or APMA) Program was developed to assist podiatrists in recommending footwear and to provide an informative service to the consumer general public. To gain the seal of “Accepted” or “Approved” a product is evaluated by the Podiatric Seals Committee as to whether the product promoted “good foot health and/or normal foot function.” This evidence is established by either clinical laboratory tests or by the product meeting certain guidelines put forth by the committee. It is so thorough that each committee member conducts specific scientific evaluation on every product that is submitted for approval.

Next time you see certain Dansko brand footwear or Dockers footwear with this identifiable stamp, you know that it has been scrutinized and researched to make sure that it will benefit you!

Information taken from apma.org. Visit their website for further information on guidelines, products evaluated, and details on the process.