Archive for November, 2010

Jane’s Picks – MBT Fora Silver

Step into your stronger body with MBT! This is the first time we’ve discounted this MBT this much. Take advantage of the special pricing on the MBT Fora – one week only.

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Taos Cabin Boots Are Cool

Happy Feet Plus - Taos Cabin Boots are Cool

Back in September I told y’all that we just started carrying Taos footwear.

The line has proven to be pretty successful for us. One of our owners, Jane, really loves the Cabin boot. Jane’s from Canada and rarely gets to wear boots here in Florida, but she just couldn’t help herself when she saw this one from Taos.

The Cabin boot has a cool, relaxed, rolled-down look to it. Jane says that they are as comfortable as wearing slippers. The insole is easily removed so you can use your own special orthotics or other footbeds. (Jane likes the Birko-Sport 2-part footbed.)

You do have to hurry, though. Supplies are limited. If you want a pair you better act quickly.

Great footwear at great prices. What a great deal! Stop by a Happy Feet Plus store near you and save.

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Regards,

Dave

Janes Picks – Arizona Hunter Brown Soft Footbed

Although the weather outside is getting cooler, it’s warm enough inside to still wear your Birkenstock sandals. This week I’ve selected Birkenstock’s Hunter Leather Arizona with a soft footbed. Top quality leather, super soft footbed, and 25% off. Get yours now before the holiday rush.

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Cookin’ With Super-Birkis

Happy Feet Plus - Super-Birkis for Culinary Professionals

Are you a chef, cook, or some other culinary professional. Footwear can be a problem for y’all. You’re on your feet all day, so your footwear has to be comfortable and have good support. Something that’s waterproof would be good too. Easy to clean would also be nice. How about a little color? I think I might have just the thing you’re looking for.

Super-Birki clogs have been a favorite of kitchen staff for a long time. The removable cork footbeds make the long days a little bit more comfortable. Good support for your feet helps keep your knees, hips, and back from rebelling and allows you to better focus on your job. At the end of the day, pull out the footbeds, set them aside to dry, and with some hot water and a little scrubbing of the outers the Super-Birki’s are ready for your next shift.

You say that you want a color other than black? How about a blue, or burgundy, or brown, or rose, or even red! Don’t forget to get a second set of footbeds. Your cork footbeds do need time to recover their resiliency. Swapping foobeds every other day will make them last longer and ensure you’re getting optimal support.

If you sometimes work in an exceptionally wet environment you might want to purchase the polyurethane replacement footbed (item number 025501). It also features a quick-drying microfiber footbed liner so clean-up is fast and easy.

Check ‘em out today by visiting happyfeet.com/super-birki. They would be a great Christmas gift too.

Great footwear at great prices. What a great deal! Stop by a Happy Feet Plus store near you and save.

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Regards,

Dave

Read The Label

Happy Feet Plus - Reading Your Birkenstock Label

 

We occasionally get calls from customers who don’t understand the Birkenstock box and footbed labeling. Here’s a short tutorial that should clear up most of your questions.

All Birkenstock brands (Birkenstock, Alpro, Birki’s, Footprints, Papillio, and Tatami) use similar labeling.

The important elements on the BOX LABELS include:

  • Width Footprint (A)
  • Sizes in Euro, Metric, and U.S. (B)
  • Item Number – including width reference (C)
  • Other Info – product image; product name; upper material and color; footbed liner material, footbed material, upper material, sole material

Likewise, all Birkenstock brand FOOTBEDS carry very similar markings:

  • Width Footprint (A)
  • Sizes in Euro, Metric, and U.S. (B)
  • Manufacturing Run Sequence (D)

OK, let’s take them one at a time.

The Width Footprint may display one of three images:

  • Regular (A1)
  • Medium (A2)
  • Narrow (A3)

All item numbers (on the box labels) end in either a 1, 2, or 3. Items ending in “1″ are regular width. Items that end in “2″ are medium width, and those that end in “3″ are narrow width.

The sizing information (B) provides length references. The top number represents the Euro size. Euro sizing does not differentiate between men’s and women’s – a size 42 is a size 42 whether it is a men’s style, a women’s style, or a unisex style.

The middle number is the metric measure. It is an absolute measurement in millimeters. Typically this measure is from the back edge of the heel cup to the front edge of the footbed “lip”.

The bottom number(s) is the U.S. sizing. Normally it will list the ladies size equivalent (L) and the men’s size equivalent (M). In the smallest and largest sizes only a ladies or men’s size may be shown.

Finally, many but not all footbeds will have a manufacturing run sequence number (D). This has nothing to do with size. It is a sequential number used during manufacturing to keep left and right shoes matched up. This number ensures that the carefully selected matched leather for left and right shoes is kept together.

Hopefully this will help you get the right fit whether you’re buying for the first time or the hundredth time.

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Regards,

Dave

Looking Dull and Dry?

Happy Feet Plus - Cool Weather Squeeze

 

Last weekend I did a clean up on my Birkenstock Arizona sandals. Part of the process was giving the exposed cork a healthy dose of Cork Life. It was apparent that I had exposed the Arizonas to a bit too much water. The cork was dull and dry. They really needed the Cork Life to seal and protect against further damage.

Proper maintenance of the cork will help you get the maximum life out of any sandal or clog. So, how do you know if you need to add a coat of Cork Life? Here’s a picture of a sandal that needed Cork Life a long time ago. Notice how the cork appears dried out and pieces have broken off. Also, the suede footbed has separated from the cork. The only course of action in this case is to replace the footbed and sole. A $5.99 bottle of Cork Life is a lot less expensive that $65.00 refurbishment.

Happy Feet Plus - Cool Weather Squeeze
Happy Feet Plus - Cool Weather Squeeze

As a side-to-side comparison, here are two sandals in differing states of need. The one on the left recently had a new coat of Cork Life applied to it. The sandal on the right is begging for a recoating – notice the dull appearance of the cork. You should apply Cork Life once a month or so, or when the cork looks dull.

In ten minutes you can wipe down the cork and add a healthy coat of Cork Life. With proper maintenance you Birkenstock footwear will last a good long time.

Great footwear at great prices. What a great deal! Stop by a Happy Feet Plus store near you and save.

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Regards,

Dave

Jane’s Picks – Footprints Corvallis

Footprints Corvallis is a great looking oxford shoe. With sizes from 36 to 46 both guys and gals can enjoy the comfort and quality of the Birkenstock cork footbed and natural leather uppers. Hurry before the cold weather hits hard. Save 25% today.

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