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Birkenstock Boston Suede Clogs Keep Your Feet Warm

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Keep your feet warm when the weather gets frightful.

Winter is the perfect time to slip into your favorite pair of Boston Suede Clogs and enjoy the warmth and suppleness of the natural suede leather. All Boston clogs feature the famous Birkenstock core and latex footbed.

The suede Boston clogs have three footbed options available to you. Color selections are available for the Classic Footbed, the Soft Footbed or the High Arch versions.

The Classic Footbed is also known as the “hard” footbed. This is the original cork and latex footbed that made Birkenstock famous. The Classic Footbed is designed for individuals with a moderate arch.

The Soft Footbed starts life as a Classic Footbed. Birkenstock then adds an extra layer of foam sandwiched between the cork and the suede footbed liner. The extra foam provides a more cushioned ride for folks who find the Classic Footbed to be too severe. The Soft Footbed version is primarily designed for users with flat feet or low arches.

The High Arch version (only available in Taupe) is designed for individuals with significantly high arches. It is recommended that if you’ve never worn the Birkenstock High Arch Footbeds that you visit a local Birkenstock retailer and try one on.

Right now happy Feet Plus is featuring the Birkenstock Boston Suede Clogs at $30 off original retail. It’s a great price on a great shoe. Click Here to visit the Happy Feet Plus website and choose your favorite Boston Suede Clog before this deal ends.

 

Happy Feet Plus Fully Supports Its Public’s Interests

“Improving people’s lives with superior footwear” is the Mission Statement of Happy Feet Plus.

That simple sentence also summarizes a singular overriding objective that underlies all operations and the founding partners’ personal motto. Happy Feet’s virtual platform and ground stores reflect a strong commitment by co-owners Jacob Wurtz and Jane Strong to disseminating accurate information about the immense advantages of high-quality footwear to the public.

Jacob Wurtz wears it well

Reared just beyond the borders of Ottawa, Canada, Jacob brings the benefit of first-hand exposure to the enormous benefits of healthful living to business tables. Jacob’s rural background provided the ideal backdrop for imparting such concepts since his early childhood.

Jacob’s strong advocacy for achieving optimal personal well-being by naturalistic means since 1975 is an important adjunctive personal attribute. To glean further details of his fascinating story, click here

Paving the way toward greater public good

Unlike most competitors, Jacob pays far more than mere “lip service” to environmental friendliness. All Happy Feet Plus physical retail outlets rest upon foundations made exclusively of environmentally friendly materials.

In 1998, Jacob and Jane opened their first full-fledged store after several years of serving customers from a small kiosk.

Then in 2004 this ambitious entrepreneurial pair opened the very first Retail storefront in the nation to be Certified GOLD by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (“LEED”). This event marked a major personal milestone for them in addition to being a historical moment. Thus, Jacob and Jane clearly “walk the walk” by doing what is best for the general welfare – rather than merely “talking the talk” while looking out only for immediate personal gain.

Enter Jane

Business partner Jane Strong’s personal history likewise reflects strong entrepreneurial undertones since early childhood. While yet youngsters, Jane and her sister began a business that offered horseback riding on a nearby tourist resort.

Jane’s determination to maintaining the highest levels of business ethics and professionalism is demonstrated by her active membership and past tenure as President of the St. Petersburg, Florida chapter of the world-renowned Toastmasters Club. She also holds an active membership in the American Businesswomen’s Association. In addition, the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce recently nominated Jane as its Businesswoman of the Year.

Jacob and Jane reunite

Sometime after a self-induced Florida exile, Jacob joined forces with his long-time friend Jane. After putting their heads and resources together, they launched the grand opening of the very first Happy Feet Plus kiosk in 1985. Two innovative massage sandal models and a German shoe brand named “Birkenstock” comprised the backbone of their fledgling commercial concern.

Their collective foresight paid off; the firm currently operates nine ground storefronts and maintains a vital virtual presence online.

Two justifiably proud “peas” in the podiatric “pod”

Jacob and Jane’s stated agenda is helping people obtain “relief from foot, leg, knee, hip and back pain via footwear that features intelligent design.” Over three-quarters of recurrent pain in these regions can be traced to improperly fitting or inadequately supportive footwear. Thus, Happy Feet’s high-grade, anatomically correct shoes enhance customers’ overall well-being and quality of life by relieving such deleterious symptoms and discomfort.

Their superior product offerings can be summed up by their SSR Philosophy, which clearly demonstrate this dynamic duo’s dedication to Revitalize, Strengthen, and Support customers’ bodies from the ground up.

Consumers in West Central Florida, who suffer from spinal, lower back, leg, thigh, or foot pain are thus well advised to visit happyfeetplus.com to see a list of their local shoe stores. The firm also operates retail outlets in Baywalk (St. Petersburg), Brandon, Carrollwood (North Tampa) , Clearwater, Ellenton, Ft. Myers, Largo, Sarasota, and the Tyrone area in St. Petersburg in addition to its vast virtual platform.

Cost-conscious visitors to either Happy Feet venue will be well-pleased with the full lines of Euro-comfort shoes, clogs, orthotic innersoles and massage sandals they find. After experiencing the benefits of optimal spinal-foot alignment, proper body posture, and better weight balance, customers never want to wear anything else.

Would you like to SAVE $20 or $30 on Birkenstocks?

Happy Feet Plus - Save $20 or $30

For a limited time we’re taking $30 off of all soft footbed Birkenstock styles. That’s right, all Birkenstock shoes, sandals and clogs with the famous soft footbed are on sale now. Don’t miss this opportunity to grab a pair for you and someone you love.

But wait, that’s not all. We’re also taking $20 off sale a trio of Birkenstock Clogs. Save $20 on all Birkenstock Boston Classic Footbed, Amsterdam and Basel clogs.

Save $30 on Birkenstock Soft Footbed Sandals, Shoes & ClogsSave $20 on Birkenstock Boston, Amsterdam & Basel Clogs

 

Fantastic Features of Finn Comfort Shoes

Finn Comfort Sandals, Shoes and Clogs

The Finn Comfort enterprise began with the Kanner family’s initial export of its fine, handcrafted footwear into Canada during the mid-1980s. Since then, this German-based enterprise has become a full-fledged footwear distributor that is world-renowned for featuring only the highest quality, style, and comfort levels.

Finn Comfort AlamoFinn currently produces more than a million pairs of shoes each year that are distributed to customers in 35 nations. The company’s mission is to produce “the healthiest and most luxurious hand-made walking shoes on Earth.”

Handcrafting by up to 150 pairs of human hands lends each pair of Finn Comfort shoes exceptional durability and longevity of years or decades. Meticulous attention to detail and pride of workmanship are the attributes that enable these enormous advantages.

All expert Finn Comfort artisans employ cutting-edge orthopedic technologies and all-natural materials in their exceptional podiatric creations. In fact, the firm has maintained production operations within its original factory located within the Bavarian village of Hassfurt since 1945.

Anatomical accuracy is the primary Finn Comfort advantage. Innovative foot bed integration facilitates the proper rolling and support of the foot, which is so essential to optimal podiatric performance. These shoes provide comprehensive support for your body’s physical foundation while affording greater foot mobility as you walk, jog, or run.

Finn Comfort shoes give golden arch support

– Medial Arch

This is the largest longitudinal arch found within the human foot that lies alongside the inner foot surface. Its relative arc level is commonly denoted as “flat,” “normal,” or “high.”

– Lateral Arch

Located on the foot’s outer surface, this is the smaller of the two longitudinal arches.

– Metatarsal Arch

This is the foot’s main crosswise arch. It is less obvious than its larger medial counterpart is. Without adequate support, it can create painful foot injury and extreme discomfort, however.Finn Comfort Phuket

Maintaining adequate support and alignment of all three arches is essential to prevent and correct numerous foot disorders. Sufficient medial and metatarsal arch support is especially crucial, as the foot’s metatarsal bones support most of the body’s weight while standing and during the foot’s “push off” phase of movement while running or walking.

Finn Comfort shoes‘ ergonomic designs and contour molding make them a perfect fit for any customer’s feet. Inner foot bed supports made of all-natural ingredients promote ideal posture and optimal spinal-foot alignment.

Finn Comfort features firm correction

The correction of anatomical foot abnormalities is another Finn Comfort footwear benefit. Finn Comfort’s unique Prevention Series ™ offers proactive foot protection by safeguarding wearers’ feet from harmful abrasions and deleterious friction from ordinary motion.

Finn Comfort HilversumDiabetics and those with damaged podiatric tendons may thus find their ideal match among Finn Comfort’s vast inventory of innovative footwear. Indeed, podiatrists frequently prescribe Finn Comfort therapeutic footwear. Customizable shoe formats and designs allow adequate accommodation of patients’ individualized foot care needs.

Finn Comfort consumer reviews are overwhelmingly positive. Customers especially like the leather interiors that allow all-day comfortable wear. Inner and outer resole ability also afford additional economy. An array of attractive styles with adjustable fits let wearers to step out in style – absent the additional burden of cumbersome prescription orthotic components. Finally, “Green-conscious” owners greatly appreciate the environmentally friendly all-natural vegetable dyes that their Finn Comfort shoes feature.

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Joya: The Softest Shoe in the World

Joya Puts the Joy Back Into Walking

Developed by the son of the original maker of the MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoe company, Joya embraces a futuristic and minimalist approach to footwear comfort optimization. Inspired by the natural flow of walking encouraged by MBT’s research findings, Joya’s founders Karl Mueller Jr. and Claudio Minder are dedicated to providing products that continue the MBT legacy, but with a more flexible and lightweight design.

Joya ShoesJoya shoes are not all about toning or providing a workout in disguise. On the contrary, the focus of the Joya company is to create a walking experience that is as effortless and comfortable as is humanly and scientifically possible. Joya footwear uses lightweight breathable materials that allow your feet to breathe and remain cool and refreshed, just like when they are in their natural form: bare. The soft, buoyant materials absorb the shock created when your foot strikes a hard walking surface. They cushion your joints and minimize the stress inflicted on them.

The ergonomic design of this innovative line of footwear also promotes muscle alignment and activity from your core all the way down to the tips of your toes. The enhanced physiological structure promotes a healthy bodily arrangement for guided walking that is both enjoyable and wholesome. Doctors and physical therapists alike have been known to recommend this company’s fine line of products due to their therapeutic qualities and benefits.

An intense 12-person study performed by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology revealed striking results and praise for Joya shoes. Like its predecessor MBT, Joya mimics the sensation of walking barefoot on a slightly yielding terrain.

The findings of the study showed that the shoes not only give, as you step, with the desired natural suppleness, but they also effectively cushion weak joints, elevate the amount of energy exerted, promote a greater range of motion & support a more fluid motion & smoother trajectory as compared with other conventional shoe brands. Users report having more stamina to walk further distances, an overall improved posture, and significantly reduced back pain.

As the acclaimed “Softest Shoe in the World,” Joya aims to promote health and happiness by keeping your feet content. The idea is to make walking comfortable and fun so you can enjoy the movement itself and experience an elevated mood just from doing such a mundane daily activity as walking. According to its myriad of loyal customers, Joya truly puts the joy back into walking.

MBT: Footwear With A Philosophy

MBT Stands for Masai Barefoot Technology

In 1996, a groundbreaking connection between instability and the body’s natural movement patterns was discovered by observing the practices of the Masai people. The human foot is best suited for walking and standing on soft ground that has a natural unevenness and resilience. With such information in hand, MBT invented a line of footwear dedicated to re-creating the conditions for which your feet and posture are naturally designed.

The combination of conventional footwear and the flat, hard surfaces that people walk on today forces the body to align and balance itself unnaturally. MBTs feature a curved sole that creates a natural instability when you stand. As you walk, the shoe’s curved bottom generates a rolling motion that closely mimics the motion of walking on soft ground with bare feet. Your body instinctively works to steady itself, encouraging balance, correct posture, and muscle training that can have profound effects on the body.

MBT Sport WhiteImproved physical alignment reduces and may even eliminate back pain, helping you to remain on your feet for longer periods of time with little to no discomfort. Countless satisfied users have claimed that sustained walking, such as through an entire mall or a long walk in the park, seemed a thing of the past until they gave MBT’s a try. Besides relieving back pain and other posture-related ailments, MBT shoes also give the muscles in your legs and buttocks a seemingly effortless workout. Your muscles are constantly working to stabilize your entire body weight, including those muscles that are not being put to good use with your usual footwear. So, you can burn calories and shape and tone your legs and buttocks without ever breaking a sweat.

Extensive scientific studies focusing on optimal physiotherapy show the advanced benefits of this revolutionary technology. Furthermore, the advantages do not end with physical health improvements. MBTs are also completely re-solable, so you can wear them all day every day and simply replace the sole when needed rather than having to purchase a new pair. This results not only in less wasted material destined for landfills, but also in less wasted money you would otherwise spend on shoe replacements year after year after year.

Since its beginning, the company has extended its line to include numerous colors and styles offered in more than 50 countries worldwide. MBT creates shoes using more than just the latest developments in ergonomics and style. MBT is footwear with a philosophy.

See the Happy Feet Plus selection of MBT shoes at http://www.happyfeet.com/MBT.aspx

Happy Feet Plus – Sarasota celebrates GRAND OPENING

Happy Feet Plus - Sarasota Store

Happy Feet Plus – Sarasota celebrates GRAND OPENING
Fri Nov 11th and Sat Nov 12th

Happy Feet Plus moved from South Tamiami Trail after 5 years, to the much livelier downtown location at 1453 Main Street.

This weekend on Friday and Saturday one of the founders, Jane Strong will be there, along with some of their shoe vendors, giving away FREE shoes every hour and FREE gifts with every purchase. The company is also offering sale prices on everything to introduce Sarasota to the Euro-Comfort footwear company. The store also has a foot scanner where customers can see a digital photo showing not only their foot size, but also their arch type and pressure points.

Happy Feet Plus is a locally owned Largo, FL based, shoe company that first opened as a kiosk in Tyrone Square Mall, St. Petersburg in 1985. The company is owned by Jane Strong & Jacob Wurtz, who now have nine retail store locations from Clearwater to Fort Myers, as well as a large online presence at www.happyfeet.com.

The trendy shoe stores offer brands like Birkenstock, Mephisto, Naot, Finn Comfort, Dansko, Ecco, MBT, and of course, their signature brand Kenkoh.

According to Jane Strong, “The Kenkoh Reflexology Massage sandal provides a new approach to pain relief, and has helped countless numbers of our customers with foot, knee and back pain”. Strong went on to say, “This sandal is what inspired us to get in the shoe business more than 26 years ago because of the astounding health benefits we observed ourselves!”

The Sarasota store, which they newly renovated in earth tones has a warm and friendly atmosphere. The store is managed by Kathy Lanier who also ran the location they moved from. The store is open seven days a week. Mon – Sat 10 am – 6 pm Sun 11- 5 pm. On First Friday they stay open until 9 pm. For more store information call 941-924-2536 or check out www.happyfeetplus.com

For More Information Contact:
Jane Strong
727-210-1803
jane@happyfeet.com

 

My Feet Hurt. I Need Help.

Happy Feet Plus - Replacement Insoles

 

Do you have a lack of support?

Do you own shoes that just don’t have the arch support you need? If you have Birkenstock or Finn Comfort shoes you know what good arch support feels like.

You can get the Birkenstock or Finn Comfort feel for your non-Birkenstock or non-Finn Comfort shoes just by replacing the original insoles.

 

The most popular replacement for unsupportive insoles is the Birkenstock Blue Arch Support. The Blue Arch Supports are available for both flat shoes and shoes with moderate heels (up to 1-1/2 inches) and in three widths. The Blue Arch Supports are designed to support the medial, lateral and metatarsal arches.

 

Happy Feet Plus - Birkenstock Blue Insoles

 

If you need a full length insole then the Birko-Sport 2-Part Insole might just be for you. This insole was designed specifically for sports activities. The Birko-Sport insole features a full-length shock-absorbing footbed with a distinctive toe grip for improved circulation. The Birko-Sport also provides support for the three major arches.

 

Happy Feet Plus - Birkenstock Birko-Sport

 

For lovers of the Finn Comfort footbed you might discover that you can use a Finn Comfort replacement footbed in place of your non-Finn Comfort insole. This is a good option for shoes with sufficient height to accommodate the extra thickness of the Finn footbed. If you’re familiar with Finn Comfort footwear you know just how well the footbeds support your feet and how good they make you feel.

 

Happy Feet Plus - Finn Comfort Insoles

While the Blue Arch Supports and the Birko-Sport insoles will fit in many shoes your best option is to stop into one of our nine Happy Feet Plus stores for a test walk. Bring in your non-supportive shoes and try out the options. You and your feet will be happier.

 

Alpro A640 Steel Toe Clogs

Happy Feet Plus - Alpro A640 Steel Toe Clog

A steel-toed Birkenstock?

Who would’ve guessed how popular the Alpro A640 was going to be? Certainly not us, but it looks like our customers have found out about this one-piece slip-resistant steel-toed clog.

Happy Feet Plus - Alpro A640 Steel Toe Clog

Most likely the majority of folks purchasing the washable clog work in either kitchens or laboratories – some place where water or chemicals are present. We just recently shipped nine pair to what appeared to be a lab in New York state. Guess they heard good things about the A640.

The steel toe keeps your feet safe from many of the hazards found around the workplace. The anti-slip sole minimizes, but doesn’t prevent, the chances of a slip and fall. No sole is slip-proof, so you still must be careful.

The A640 does have a cork and latex footbed made by Birkenstock so you know the fit is supportive and comfortable. The Alpro-Foam clog is washable in water up to 140 degrees. Just make sure to remove the footbed before immersing the clog. The footbed, though washable in water up to 86 degrees, really should only be lightly rinsed and left to dry. Many folks purchase a second set of footbeds to ensure one pair is able to fully dry out between wearings.

Right now you have your choice of colors so long as you like black. Are there more colors planned? We’ll have to just wait and see.

If you’re looking for a great price on a washable, slip-resistant, steel-toed clog there really is only one answer – the Alpro A640.

Joya – The World’s Most Comfortable Shoe?

Joya – Comfort for Your Feet

A truly comfortable shoe is but a dream for most shoe wearers. Each year consumers collectively spend billions of dollars in the pursuit of a comfortable pair shoes. Shoe manufacturers often claim the shoes they produce will delight your feet and place a smile on your face. The smile quickly fades and foot pain sets in. The search for a truly comfortable shoe is now over. The world’s most comfortable shoe is available to the masses. Joya shoes are the ultimate shoe in comfort and style.Joya Shoes

The Joya story began in a college dormitory room. The son of MBT footwear designer Karl Mueller, Sr. decided to create a shoe similar to MBT footwear. However, Karl Mueller, Jr. wanted a shoe that was lightweight and did not have the “chunkiness” of the elliptical design of MBT footwear. Along with his partner Claudio Minder, Karl Jr. has created a shoe so comfortable that millions of customers have discovered the joy of walking.

The Joya sole technology is incredible. This high-tech design utilizes the best materials to create the softest shoe in the world. The best feature is the sole and cushioning support is designed to last at least four million steps. This equates to approximately two years of shoe life. Just think how often you bought a pair of shoes that were comfortable. Then, after two or three months, the cushioning support diminished and your feet began to ache again. The incredible comfort of Joya shoes will last at least two years.

This incredible brand of shoes will keep your feet happy longer than any shoe on the market today. Imagine the money you can save over two years. Replacing shoes every two or three months is expensive. In addition, it is disappointing to have shoes wear out so quickly. Once you discover the unique comfort of the softest shoes on the market, you can say good-bye to disappointment. You new pair of Joya shoes will feel fantastic every time you wear them.

Joya is not just a comfortable shoe
; it is an unbelievable experience. Once you walk in a pair of Joya shoes, you will become a loyal customer for life. The shoes truly create the sensation of floating while you are walking. In addition, the sole technology provides a trampoline effect. You will discover the shoe will put a spring in your step while soothing your feet and eliminating foot pain.

Millions of people spend hundreds of dollars on custom shoes to eliminate aching feet, legs, and lower back pain. Many of these people have turned to Joya and discovered they no longer need to buy custom-made shoes. In addition, custom made shoes do not have the benefit of the patented Joya sole technology. The cushioning technology used in custom shoes does not maintain its support for four million steps.

Ordering a pair of Joya is easy since Happy Feet Plus is the first company to launch the Joya brand in the United States. You can now order Joya shoes at the Happy Feet Plus website, happyfeet.com. Happy Feet Plus has a wonderful selection of Joya shoes and sandals. You can order from this trusted site and discover the shoe that will pamper your feet.

Joya shoes deliver the ultimate comfort in footwear. Join millions of satisfied customers who have discovered the benefits of the unique sole technology that provides long-term comfort.