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Super comfortable, fashionable shoes from Arcopédico

 

Are you a “shoe person?” What I mean by that is do you enjoy wearing different shoes throughout the week? Do you have different shoes for different outfits? Do you have shoes that match your purse?

I’ve always been a sneaker person. Growing up I was a “Tomboy.” I was outside, playing in the woods behind my house, from sun up to sun down. If I didn’t get filthy dirty, then I wasn’t truly playing. My mom had to force me to take baths every night before going to bed because I was covered with dirt and mud from playing outside.

I guess my Tomboy beginning is the reason why I never really got into shoes (I prefer to be barefoot). My friends loved buying shoes, but for me, a good pair of sneakers that mom could toss in the washing machine was all I needed to be happy.

Me as a young child. I’m a girl! But I sure look like a little boy in need of a haircut. Ha Ha.

In my late teens into my early 20’s, that all changed. Once I was old enough to go to parties and hang out with my friends at clubs, I suddenly cared about what I wore on my feet as much as how good my outfit looked and how perfectly my make-up was. It was then that I was able to appreciate why people were so into shoes.

Fast forward a few decades (sigh…). I’m still a sneaker girl at heart, but I do appreciate having a few different options in my closet. I like having a more dressier shoe (more than a sneaker, less fancy than heels), a few dress shoes and some fashionable boots. I like being able to switch things up from time to time. I still lean towards sneakers as my “go to” shoe, but I do enjoy wearing something else as well.

Are you familiar with the brand Arcopédico? I wasn’t until I was pitched a pair of shoes from them.

I was sent a pair of Arcopédico shoes to try out.  I was sent to review Arcopedico’s Leta.

The Leta is considered a “slim” shoe. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but none the less, I love this shoe. It’s super cute and goes with a lot of the clothing I have. You could pair these shoes with skirts, dresses, jeans, and shorts. This is a fun shoe for spring, summer and fall.

The Leta features:

  • Elastic laces which allow you to slip this style on and off with ease.
  • The sole features Arcopedico’s twin-arch support, keeping your feet well supported all day.
  • Removable insoles (perfect if they get stinky when wearing with no socks) and are washable.
  • Made of Lytech which is soft, lightweight, breathable and will not pinch or bind your feet.
  • Vegan

Leta B comes in white and taupe and has a decorative, colorful pattern on the sides. I have the white ones.

There is also the other version of this shoe, The Leta, which is available in red, navy, black and grey and features one stripe.

These shoes are so incredibly comfortable. These feel like “house shoes” because they are so comfy (like a slipper), but these are meant to be worn out and about.

You can wear these with, or without, socks.

The shoe it’s self is soft on the outside. It might look like stiff material (like regular sneakers) but the shoe is very flexible.

Not to sound lazy, but I enjoy not having to tie my shoelaces. In fact, most of my sneakers have the laces double knotted so I can slip them on without tying them. These shoes come with elastic laces, making it easy to get them on/off.

I can’t comment much on the arch support, but I can tell you that I can wear these to work and my feet are perfectly fine at the end of the day. I’m on my feet a lot at work, and do a lot of walking back and forth. These shoes have been nothing but super comfy to wear.

I haven’t had the opportunity to wash the insole yet. I wear socks and I don’t think I have stinky feet. I guess that is a great option if you need it.

I like how these shoes seem to “mold” to my feet. Because they are soft, they stretch where you might need a little more room. Unlike other shoes that you have to “break in” before they are stretched out and comfortable enough to wear for long periods of time, these shoes were ready to go from the moment I took them out of the box and placed them on my feet.

I love the colorful design too. These shoes match with so much in my wardrobe.

If you are interested in learning more about these and other shoes from Arcopédico, visit Arcopedicousa.com.

I only see the brand on Facebook, in case you wanted to check out their account there as well.

What do you think of these shoes? Do you think you might want a pair for yourself?

Kimberly

*I received a free product sample to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.

Super comfy and fashionable shoes from Aerosoles

 

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When I was a stay at home/work from home mom I didn’t worry about the shoes I wore. I had a pair of sneakers and a pair of winter boots. That was all I needed. I just needed something to run errands, shop and take my kids to/from school, friend’s homes and activities.

I returned back into the workforce last year after being a stay at home/work from home mom for almost 18 years – yes, YEARS! Needles to say it took a lot of getting used to. I suddenly had to be someplace at a specific time, answer to someone else, drive in inclement weather and learn to balance work and home (plus blogging).

I had to revamp my wardrobe too. No more “knock around the house” clothes. I needed things that were professional looking, yet comfy to wear. The job I had required me to be on the floor a lot (playing with children). My new job requires that I play with kids too, just not on the floor (they are older children).

Thankfully I am still able to wear sneakers, but since I am dressing a bit nicer I need shoes that are professional looking, fashionable and most importantly comfortable.

One of my favorite brand for such shoes is Aerosoles. My new favorite, especially for the fall season, is their shoe called “Lantern.” Lantern is available in a variety of colors/patterns.

Aerosoles Lantern

I’m a simple person so I like things that will go with most of my wardrobe. For that reason I opted to get Lantern in basic black.

According to the brand;

A cushy, scored sole and a memory foam footbed offer you a platform of cool comfort in this 1½” wedge slip-on loafer we’ve dubbed Lantern. Versatility galore so you can wear this style with everything. Stitch ’N Turn technology gives you a feeling of the greatest flexibility when you step.

What I like about these shoes is that they are SO COMFORTABLE. They were comfortable from the first time I slipped them on my feet. Unlike other shoe that need to be “broken in” before they feel comfortable. Aerosoles shoes are always comfortable from the very first step (providing you are wearing the correct size/width for your foot of course).

You can feel the memory foam footbed. It’s like walking on a pillow. It’s great for people who are on their feet a long time. The footbed also has a sueded sock and lining to add even more luxurious comfort when you are wearing the shoes.

Aerosoles shoes have a unique “diamond flex sole,” which helps to disperse friction away from your feet which also adds to them being so comfortable.

The shoes are also flexible which means you can comfortably stand on your tippy toes if you need to. Being “vertically challenged” (aka – short) I find that I often have to stand on my toes to reach things. These shoes are flexible/bendy enough to allow me to do what I need to do in comfort, as well as the shoes remaining on my feet and not sliding off.

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Diamond Flex soles

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I like these shoes not only for their amazing comfort, but also because they are great for both casual and dressy occasions. You can easily wear these shoes to work and then out to dinner or drink with friends. They are also perfectly fine to run errands or go shopping. They are a very versatile shoe and style.

They have a thick sole which gives you a wee bit of height too. Not much, but much more than wearing a flat.

I also like that I can wear these barefoot, with stockings or socks. Like I said, they are versatile.

These are just one of many great shoe options from Aerosoles. Whether you are looking for flats, sneakers, sandles, boots or heels – Aerosoles has the shoe for you. They have so many wonderful colors, styles and designs to choose from.

For more information about these and other shoes visit www.Aerosoles.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook, Twitter and even Pinterest.

Aerosoles shoes are available online as well as retail locations.

Are you a fan of Aerosoles? Do you have a favorite pair of Aerosoles shoes? Feel free to comment and tell me about them.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Step back to school in style with Aerosoles

 

Back to school

Can you believe it’s back to school time? I sure can’t. It seems like only yesterday we were enjoying the Fourth of July fireworks.

Our oldest started her first day of college today. Our son doesn’t start back to school (high school) until after Labor Day.

Children and teens are not the only ones who are going to school this year. Many adults are also “hitting the books” to finish a degree (or start a new one) or to learn a new skill to better themselves and their jobs.

I WISH I was going to college. I think about it all the time. I am 12 credits shy of my Bachelor’s Degree (maybe more since it’s been almost 20 years since I dropped out). I would go back in a heart beat if we could afford it (we don’t want a student loan – we do not want any debt).

When you have to trek all over campus, or if you find that you are on your feet all day at work, you need comfortable shoes. My job requires me to be on my feet a lot. Comfy shoes are a MUST.

One of my favorite shoe brands, Aerosoles, has plenty of great options to choose from whether you need a quality sneaker to hike all around campus or a classy heel for a night on the town.

Aerosoles sent me to review one of their sneakers – Air Cushion in Black Nubick.

Air Cushion Aerosoles

I’m a sneaker girl. I prefer to be barefoot but that is not practical when you leave home.

I love sneakers because they are super comfortable and provide my feet with much needed support.

I almost always wear white sneakers (all white). For a change of pace I asked Aerosoles if they could send me the Air Cushion sneakers in Black Nubick which is a black material and with shiny black accents.

During the cooler weather months I tend to wear a lot of black dress pants to work. Black goes with everything plus being overweight black can be a bit thinning too. I like that these shoes pair perfectly with my black pants. At the same time they look just as good with my denim capris. They can go with just about anything I wear.

Aerosoles Air Cushion sneakers have the following features;

Stitch ‘N Turn

To create this seamless smooth design, we start inside out, stitching the upper to the flexible rubber sole, which has our unique diamond pattern. Then, we turn the shoe right side out and insert our extra cushioned footbed. The result is an ultra flexible shoe that cradles your foot in the utmost comfort.

Diamond Flex Soles

You will always know an Aerosoles shoe by our unique diamond flex sole found on every pair. Our rubber composition soles with a unique diamond pattern are designed to disperse friction away from the foot.

Memory Foam Insole

Comfort foam footbed and sumptuous padded insole soothe and pamper your feet.

Sueded Sock & Lining

Breathable and super soft our footbeds provide a soft layer for your foot to rest on.

I like the look of this shoe. It’s very trendy without being OVERLY trendy – if you know what I mean?

I opted for the black shoe, but it’s available in a variety of color combinations.

Aerosoles Air Cushion

This shoe is incredibly comfortable. Sometimes with new shoes there is a breaking period where you might find the shoe uncomfortable for a few times until it “molds” to your foot and/or stretches out. I did not have that problem with this shoe. It fit perfectly and felt comfortable from the first time I wore it.

I love memory foam insole. It feels so good under my foot. With each step the foam cushions my foot. I think that is the reason why my feet don’t feel as tired as they normally do after standing on them for a long period of time.

For me, these shoes are like wearing my favorite bunny slippers – they are THAT comfortable.

I like that these shoes are casual, but also something you could wear to the office (unless your office has strict dress codes). These shoes have a nice casual/dressy look to them.

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If you are in need of a new shoe for heading back to school, work or running errands around town, check out the Air Cushion shoes from Aerosoles. You can also check out what other fun and fashionable styles are available at Aerosoles.com. The brand can also be found on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom of the website.

Aerosoles carries every type of shoe imaginable from flats to high heels and from boots to sandals.

Have you ever owned a pair of Aerosoles shoes? If so, what did you think about them?

Are you heading back to school this year?

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Put the spring back in your step with Cloud Steppers

 

Barefoot

I’m not really into shoes. I think I’m missing that “girly gene.” Don’t get me wrong, I like shoes – I’m just not obsessed with them.

Growing up I hated to wear shoes. I was barefoot all the time. I would even play in the wood behind my house barefoot. I stepped on a lot of things (prickers, bees, glass…) and hurt my feet a lot, but I didn’t mind.

If I can’t be barefoot I prefer to wear sneakers. I like to be comfortable. You’ll never find me in a pair of heels. I wouldn’t even know how to walk in heels.

I like comfort. I like to be comfortable, especially when I am on my feet.

Sometimes I am on my feet all day at work. Or I do a lot of walking or running around town where my feet might normally ache or feel tired. For that reason I like to wear shoes that are super comfortable and will help take some of the stress off of my feet.

A few weeks ago I was sent to review a pair of shoes from Clark’s called Cloud Steppers.

Cloud Steppers are a line of casual shoes that are ultra light, super bendy and oh-so cushiony. I knew from the first time I read about them that I had to try them out for myself. They sounded like my kind of shoes.

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Cloud Steppers are available in a variety of colors and style to suit just about anyone’s tastes.

Clarks Cloud Steppers

I was sent to review the Sillian Firn shoes in Black Multi color. I chose this design and color combination because they would go with most of the clothes I wear and I liked the way they looked.

WOW! Clark’s is not kidding when they use the term “cloud” to describe these shoes. They are oh-so-soft on your feet.

The Cloud Steppers shoes that I have easily slip on and off my feet with barely any effort on my part. Once on they feel more like soft slippers than a shoe. They are that comfortable to wear.

According to the Clark’s website;

From its soft fabric linings to its OrthoLite® cushioned footbed and super lightweight, shock-absorbing EVA outsoles, it adds comfort to every step.

I think what stands out the most to me is how light they are on your feet. Unlike sneakers and boots which are heavy, the Cloud Steppers feel like they are barely there. As someone who prefers to go barefoot whenever possible, I really enjoy these shoes because you barely feel them on your feet. It sounds odd to say that but it’s true.

I love how these shoes bend when necessarily which I think adds to how comfortable they are.

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My shoes

I have a wide foot and I was concerned that the outer part (the part that goes over the top of my foot) might be too tight and dig into my foot, but they didn’t. Because they have some stretch to them they rest perfectly on my foot. These shoes are available in regular/medium width and fit fine on my wide feet.

Even standing on my feet for a long time these shoes help keep my feet feeling good. Recently I was at the American Museum of Natural History. We waited in live for over 45 minutes for our tickets and then walked around the museum for hours. These shoes helped my feet from not feeling sore and achy.

You can wear these with our without socks. I have worn them both ways.

These shoes can be worn year round. I think they work just as well with summer fashions as they would in the fall and spring (not sure about the winter).

I love this shoe!

If you are looking for a super comfy shoe you should check out Clark’s Cloud Steppers.

To learn more and to check out all the styles visit www.ClarksUSA.com. You can also find the brand on social media. All of the links are found at the bottom of their website.

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Kimberly

*I received free product samples in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Keep your feet toasty warm this winter with Lamo footwear

 

Lamo Shoes Boots

I’m not sure what the weather has been like in your “neck of the woods”, but here in the Northeast the weather has been bitter cold.

Normally I don’t get cold. I’m overweight and have added “padding” which usually keeps me warm. However this winter has been the exception. Brrrr!!!! Even I’ve been very cold on several occasions.

I used to be a stay at home/work from home mom. When the weather outside was cold and bitter I didn’t have to worry much about it. The only time I would venture out is to take my kids to/from the bus stop and walk the dog. Now that I work outside of the home I have no choice but to be prepared for the winter weather.

One thing I quickly noticed is that my sneakers are NOT appropriate footwear when you need to trek across a parking lot and sidewalk like I now have to do at work. Sneakers don’t have enough “threading” on the soles to keep me from slipping and sliding all over the place. The last thing I want to do is slip and fall on my butt – or worse!

Sneakers also don’t keep your feet very warm. In fact my feet are FREEZING by the time I get into our classroom. What I need is appropriate footwear.

A long time ago I received to review a boot from Lamo. Back then the weather was way too warm to wear boots, so the boots sat in my closet waiting for appropriate weather to wear them. The weather we’ve been having is more than appropriate.

Lamo "Sporty" boot in brown.

Lamo “Sporty” boot in brown.

I received to review from Lamo a boot called “Sporty”. It’s an ankle boot with made out of suede with faux sheepskin lining. I wanted a taller boot but I have big calves and I didn’t think that would be too comfortable. Not only that I wanted a shoe that I could easily get on and off since I’d have to change shoes when I got to work.

In addition to being made out of faux sheeskin and suede the “Sporty” boot features a decorative buckle and leather heel patch. It’s also made with a high density Comfort-Flex rubber sole.

These boots are very lightweight. They are not heavy and “clunky” like other boots.

I have not worn boots in years. I’m a sneaker girl. All I wear is sneakers.

These boots are incredibly comfortable. So much so I liken them to slippers more so than boots. The are super soft and snugly on the inside. They are so comfortable that I don’t want to take them off.

I love that my foot slides easily in and out of the boot. I don’t have to struggle to get my foot in them or require help from someone to remove the boot. I remember when I was little and I wore boots – I needed my mom to help me pull them off because they were so tight on my feet. Not the Lamo Sporty Boot. It slips easily on and off. It’s the perfect boot to wear to work because you can easily slip it off and replace it with your works shoes.

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These boots have a nice thread on the bottom. Unlike when I walk in snow and ice with my sneakers I DON’T feel like I’m going to slip and fall when I wear these boots. I feel more secure on my feet.

These are NOT waterproof. Suede can get marks on it when wet. I would suggest if you purchase these wonderful boots that you invest in a can of waterproof shoe spray. We sprayed my Sporty boots with the waterproof spray and they are holding up nicely in the snow. There are no watermarks on them at all. In fact they still look almost brand new even though they have been worn plenty of times recently.

The inside is very soft and “furry”, even around your ankle. This helps your feet to not only feel comfortable but also very warm too. Not once have my feet or toes been cold while wearing these boots out in the snow, cold and freezing rain.

Lamo Sporty Boot in black.

Lamo Sporty Boot in black.

Currently the Sporty boot is available only in black. The one I have is more like a chocolate brown. I’m assuming that color is currently out of stock.

The boots sell for $54.99 on the Lamo website.

I would most definitely purchase these boots again. These are fantastic boots and A LOT less then similar boots (I won’t mention the brands but I’m sure people might know which ones I am referring to).

Lamo has a lot of footwear options for women, men and children. They also sell accessories such as hats and shoe inserts.

If you would like to checkout other products available from Lamo visit LamoFootwear.com. You can also find the brand on Facebook and Twitter.

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Kimberly

*I received a pair of shoes to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. 

Make yourself feel better from your feet up with Juil “Earthing” sandals

 

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Are you a “shoe person”? Do you find that you need to have several pairs of shoes in different colors and styles for every season? Do you like to match your shoes to your purse and/or your outfit?

I’m not much of a shoe person. Don’t get me wrong – I DO enjoy shoes. I have some really nice shoes that I wear on a regular basis. What I mean by not being much of a shoe person is that I would rather be barefoot.

I grew up in the country and I rarely wore shoes. I would be barefoot all the time. I would even play in the woods and ride my bike barefoot. Did get plenty of cuts, splinters and bee stings but I didn’t mind. I’d get some quick first aid done and head out the door again – barefoot!

Even now as an adult the first thing I do when I walk in the door is take off my shoes. I can’t wait to get my shoes off. I am much happier barefoot.

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I love the way it feels to feel the grass between your toes and the Earth beneath my feet. I feel more in touch and connected to nature that way.

Have you ever heard of “Earthing”? I recently learned about it and I really like the concept.

In our everyday lives, we’re exposed to toxins and stress. Toxins include anything from breathing polluted air, to carrying our cell phones around. Stress can come from anywhere – work, school, friends, or family. Exposure to these stresses and toxins leads to a buildup of free radicals in our bodies. These free radicals attack healthy cells and cause inflammation, which by the way, is the root of almost all medical ailments. Fortunately, we have the Earth, a giant magnet with an endless supply of electrons. If we stay connected by being outside barefoot, these electrons are absorbed to neutralize and release the harmful free radicals in our bodies.

The short version – Studies have shown that maintaining a direct connection between our bodies and the Earth’s surface is beneficial to our health.

Men's and women's shoes from Juil.com.

Men’s and women’s shoes from Juil.com.

While the easiest way to stay grounded is to walk barefoot, that’s not always possible, fashionable, or appropriate. Most footwear has rubber or plastic outsoles that insulate our bodies from making a connection with the earth.

There are shoes you can wear that help you with Earthing. They are by a company called Juil. Juil shoes contain several small copper dots on the shoes that act as a conduit and allow you to stay truly connected and balanced.

Juil shoes make you feel better. They help to cleanse your body of stress and toxins, letting you live a healthier, more balanced life. They’re not only comfortable, but they recreate that calming feeling that you’ve come to associate with walking barefoot.

Juil has only been around for a couple of years, but the growth and passion for improving the lives of our customers is just beginning. The company is made up of yogis, footwear experts, and fashion-minded designers all of whom are working together to help better your every step.

Juil shoes sound like they were made especially for me – someone who prefers to be barefoot. I don’t know about all the scientific stuff but I do know the feeling of grass beneath my feet does make me feel happy.

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Juil sent me a pair of shoes to review. I received a pair of their Dallie sandals in black. Unfortunately for me they didn’t fit my feet (my feet are too wide). Luckily my daughter wears the same size shoes as me (her foot is regular – not wide). She was able to wear the shoes. In fact she loves them and is planning on wearing them on her first day back to school.

I tried to explain the whole “Earthing” thing to her but she really didn’t “get it”. So I just asked her to wear the shoes and let me know what she thought of them.

According to my daughter…

  • The shoes are comfortable.
  • She loves how they look.
  • They match with just about everything she owns.
  • She loves the little “lace part” (as she calls it). She says it makes the sandals look a bit “dressy”.

I asked her if she felt any different wearing the shoes – for example more energized? She tells me that she doesn’t really notice that but she said she could walk in them all day because they feel great on her feet. I don’t know if that is “Earthing” or just the fact that she loves the shoes and they are super comfy to wear.

I’m rather sad that I can’t fit them. They look really nice.

For the record my daughter was in one of her teenage “moods” and didn’t want to pose for pictures wearing the shoes so I had to use photos from the Juil website. When I can get her to cooperate I’ll swap out the photos on this post for personal photos. Teenagers… gotta love ’em. LOL!

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I’ve read reviews/comments left by others on the Juil website on the various shoes they sell. All the reviews I read were positive. People really love these shoes.

I really like the idea of “Earthing” and I plan on doing some more research about it. I know that copper does have conductive properties, so it would appear that Juil came up with an ingenious shoe. If you have to wear shoes you might as well wear shoes that “connect” you with the Earth and all it’s wonderful properties.

If you would like to learn more about Juil and check out their beautiful shoes (for both women AND men!) visit www.Juil.com. You can also find them on the various social media sites (all the links are found at the bottom of their website).

What do you think about these shoes? Have you heart of “Earthing” before? Do you enjoy being barefoot? Feel free to share your thoughts.

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Kimberly

*I received a free product sample in order to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.