Thursday, August 27, 2009

Switch to Wool Athletic Socks

While perusing an old copy of Real Simple (January 2009)I found this great tip about preserving the life of your shoes.
"Wool socks aren't only for cold days...'A lesser-known benefit of wool is that is can help keep sneaker interiors stink-free, thanks to its natural ability to wick moisture away,' says Rodney Kott, Ph.D., a sheep specialist at Montana State University, in Bozeman"

With that being said we have an OUTRAGEOUS selection of Smartwool socks to choose from for the whole family! If I do say so myself, the kids selection is our best yet. Clearly they're called Smartwool for a reason...

And if you hadn't heard yet we're having a BUY 3 GET THE 4TH FREE on our entire selection of Smartwool socks (ends 8/31/09).

Friday, August 21, 2009

Our favorite back to school styles!

For all you kids heading back to school, I wanted let you in on some of my favorite styles that have been great for style and fit!

Primigi's Jenna-E black tall boot: sizes 28-38
This boot is the classic style for girls to match with outfits but won't slow them down on their way to class. The rubber sole helps for great traction on rainy days and the soft leather makes it nice for the fit around the ankle.

Twig Fall Collection: sizes vary between 23 - 35
One of our newer lines, has been a great addition for kids. The fashion looks are all euro trends with great color.
My favorite fit for girls is the Sue Maryjane; with its velcro d-ring strap(for heal placement), soft leather lining, and rubber sole.
My favorite for boys is the Buddy Velcro Boot; it has double velcro d-rings (I love a D-ring fit!), rubber sole for the playground and more of that soft leather lining which is great for breath-ability.

Ecco's Bumerang Wombat in black and brown: sizes vary between 27 - 38
This is a great simple shoe that will work for any day of the year! For the boy who doesn't need a whole lot of flare to his shoe, this does the job. The easy fit for medium - wide widths and the rubber toe guard makes the shoe last through wear and tear.

Gabor Boots for Every Calf Size!

Hi Everyone!

My name is Katie and I’m one of the sales associates at Sole Food. I have worked here for the past 3 years and have seen a lot of boot styles come and go. One thing that I have noticed is that women come in all sizes and shapes, and that includes our calves. In the years past if you came into our store and had a slightly larger calf you would have been frustrated with the boot selection. Trying to fit your calf into a pair of boots and not being able to zip it all the way up would be a huge disappointment. You’d ask yourself, why don’t these shoe companies make boots that will fit normal women?

Luckily this year we just got in these fabulous new boots from a company called Gabor. If you have had trouble zipping up boots, Gabor is going to be one of your favorite companies to come out of Germany. They make boots that are still ultra cute and chic but they have an adjustable calf width. We received three styles, two flat boots and one heel. The flat boots have a narrow calf width or a medium calf width, and the heel comes in a wide calf width. All three of these styles are adjustable for ANY calf size. I tried all three of them on myself (I have average sized calves) and could fit in the narrow, medium, or wide as long as I adjusted the buckles. If you have not had a chance to come down and check out our new fall boots you should come by!