Thursday, September 24, 2009

Men: Are You Geared up for Fall?

Hey guys, my name is Brett and I am the Stock Manager here at Sole Food and oversee everything that comes into the store. I am always on the lookout for unique and hip shoes for men.

It's officially fall! And while it doesn't feel like it at the moment, it will be getting much colder soon. Need not worry guys, we have you and your feet covered. There are lots of great fall styles in stock now. I would like to highlight a couple of shoes that caught my eye:

Rock Out with Your Vogs Out

This is the CBC shoe from John Fluevog. These new arrivals caught my attention the moment I took them out of the box. It's a shoe that would look equally awesome at home, in a board meeting or on the downtown streets. Check out the rad blue laces! (Don't worry, they come with a pair of brown laces if blue isn't your style). Made in Portugal with all leather uppers and liner, these shoes are made to last.

These Aren't Your Grand-Pappy's Wingtips

This is the Paul shoe from J Shoes. I already own a pair of J Shoes and I have been wearing them TO death. I couldn't wait to try these on. Like the John Fluevog's, they are classy, yet casual. This shoe would be a perfect companion for going out with the guys on the weekend, or going out on a date. Its oil-tanned leather upper will only look better with age (think Frye boots) and its re-soleable bottom will ensure a long life for the shoe. Like J Shoes? I recommend checking out the Mojave boot and the Kew slip-on (both of which can be found @ Sole Food right now).

If these shoes pique your interest, as they did mine, drop by the store so you can test them and our other fall styles out for yourself. Until next time...walk on!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Try-On a Pair of Privos or Indigos and WIN!

Try-on a pair of Privos or Indigos and win this Friday September 25th @ Sole Food! Come meet a company representative from 11 to 3 pm and get rewarded just for trying on some shoes, how sweet is that!?

smARTwool Gallery Artist: Trine Bumiller

We hear many people come in and say that we have one of the best Smartwool collections in the area. We love to carry the Smartwool brand because of the quality, function and fun patterns. We are very proud of the selection we provide. A few seasons ago Smartwool began to create a smARTwool Gallery featuring different artists. This year’s artist is none other than Trine Bumiller.

If you have not seen Trine’s artwork you are missing out! I have to admit I hadn’t heard of Trine myself until our new Smartwool socks came in. Immediately I began searching for more information about this artist because her socks were so dang cute! The designs are inspired by her “Tending my Father’s Garden” series which she created after her father’s passing. Through painting she was able to cope with the loss of her father and celebrate his life. The paintings are beautiful and being from the Northwest I fell in love with the nature patterns and the bold colors she used.

I would absolutely love to have a painting done by Trine, but until then I will settle with wearing her artwork on my feet! We have three great styles featuring Trine’s work: a Non-Cushion, a Cushion and a Knee-High! All of them have great patterns and my personal favorite is the Natural History/Non Cushion in the blue and red color pattern (middle). I can’t wait to buy a few more pairs once the weather starts getting colder!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's raining men('s shoes)!

Check us out!

Hey guys (and gals) we're up for Best in Men's Shoes! And last time I checked we were in 2nd place, so help us out and vote! We do have great women's and children's shoes too...but we all know the guys in our lives could use a little boost in the shoe department :)

*Speaking of, new styles for guys just showed up from Camper, Tretorn, Hush Puppies and J Shoes!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What’s all the Hush about?

Who says you can’t wear bright colors on your feet going into fall and winter? Come in and check out our new Hush Puppies that just arrived for fall. We have two great new styles – the Colette in bright blue suede (it looks more like a royal purple) and the Lilianna in eye popping red and basic black suede. Are you afraid that the suede will get ruined in our rainy Seattle climate? Don’t worry because Hugh Puppies have used their Worry-Free Suede technology which is treated to repel water and resist scuffs and stains. It’s the perfect shoe to add some pop to your wardrobe!

We also have a great new style in for Men! The Drivetrain has the same Worry-Free Suede technology but has the added benefit of a Vibram sole. Not only is it a functional shoe but its also fashionable. This half boot/half moccasin is a modern twist on a contemporary style. Featured in brown suede.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wednesday Specials!

We're testing the waters with a new sweet deal for Facebook friends! Join us on Facebook and we'll notify you every week with a new "Wednesday Special". That means every Wednesday there will be some awesome deal that only YOU know about...could be that all size 8's are on sale, or even an entire brand at a discounted price! Stay tuned to find out what our first deal will be (*Wednesday Special deals are valid on Wednesdays only @ Sole Food)