Our Latest Obsession: Wedges

Our Latest Obsession: Wedges

Today we are celebrating the wedge. Why are we so obsessed? For one thing the wedge sandal is the ultimate multi-tasker, able to move from a dressy outfit to a casual one with pure ease. How many other shoe styles can promise you maximum cuteness and comfort? Our friend the wedge can.

Whether you call them wedges, espadrilles or platforms there truly is one out there for every shoe lover. Our wedge favorites come in reds and blues, in leather, in suede, in canvas. Whether you are into a nautical style, or a romantic or modern look, we think you will love them all!

A Breakdown by Brand:

13. Chinese Laundry
12. Earthies
11. Sebago
10. Charles David
9. Clarks
8. Sanita
7. Born
6. Aerosoles
5. Sebago
4. Azura
3. Clarks
2. Sofft
1. Clarks

Manufacturer Spotlight: OOFOS

It seems like everyday here at Shopping Blitz headquarters we are adding new brands to our repertoire. And while everything we sell is high-quality and the best of the best, every once in a while one comes across our desks that really stands out. So the Editors of The Blitz have created the Manufacturer Spotlight.

Our first spotlight is on OOFOS, truly a sandal like no other. Picture a shoe that is contoured to fit every angle of your foot. Made with OOFOAM, a combination of compound and their patented footbed design. A sandal that bends when your foot does and supports it on the way down as well! OOFOS supports the bone structure of your foot while cushioning the impact of walking at the same time. Test results show that Oofoam technology is 37% more impact absorbing than any existing EVA, the most used material in footwear. What sets OOFOS a part from the pack is its restorative component. A lot of manufacturer’s claim their sandals provide support and comfort but OOFOS actually restores your foot’s energy and provides instant recovery

Poorly designed footwear can not only make your feet hurt but cause stress and impact on other joints; hips, knees and back to name a few. For this reason and many others we at Shopping Blitz are personal fans of the OOFOS brand. We spend a lot of time on our feet just like you do, and we want a sandal that can carry us from day to night. We love that due to OOFOS’ flexibility, the sandal can move with our foot rather in opposition to it.

At Shopping Blitz we believe in testing the merchandise before we sell and almost our entire staff now owns a pair of OOFOS. It only took one test drive for us all to become hooked! From music festivals to long days at the office… a pair of OOFOS keeps your tootsies refreshed and ready for more. Because of their reasonable price they are a great choice as wedding favors! No better way to thank your bridal party and guests than with sandals that will refresh their feet from a night of dancing and celebrating.

I Love My Bike and am Not Afraid to Show It.

It is hot as hell all over the U.S., and as far as I can tell, most of the world is experiencing heat waves as well. So I came up with a totally unusual way to cool myself down. I would like to share it with all of you out there who are looking to stay cool without sacrificing any of the fun of summer.

You see, riding a bike, even in this heat, is great. Even though your primal instincts are making you want to crawl in front of the nearest AC and just lie there waiting for the night to come, you should really try hopping on your bike and simply going for a ride!

Here’s the secret: If you drive, the breeze is inevitable. Yes, that is correct, instead of waiting for a cool breeze, go out and make your own! Even though you’ll be pedaling you’ll be less hot than sitting on a sofa, believe me.

Of course, you might want to choose the time of day wisely, especially if you have any chronic illnesses. Otherwise there is no reason why not to use the heat to your advantage and get that beach body faster. The more you sweat, the easier  it will be to lose your tummy flab and rid your legs of cellulite.

Naturally, there are some things you cannot do without. First, a pair of good sneakers, that will support your feet and give you extra stability while on two wheels. I personally adore the classic look of the Fila R8, because I am old-fashioned like that.

Next, you need some pants, and if I may suggest, make it a pair of comfortable capris; and a supportive tank top, that will not only show your fashion sense, but also keep the ‘girls’ in place.

I personally wear a hat too, because the Carhartt Plaid Bucket Hat is beyond cute, but cool shades might be more your cup of tea.

Which reminds me! DRINK WATER! Plenty of it! It washes the bad, bad fatty cells out of your system along with toxins left over from last night’s partying. Also, don’t be tricked into buying expensive ‘vitamin’ or ‘sport’ waters, those are for high- performing athletes and have more sugar than an average person needs. Tap water is just fine.

Let me know how you’re doing, also leave your tips and tricks to surviving the heat in the comments!

Ivy writes because she wants to share her strange shoe addiction with as many people possible.

Have a fantastic 4th!

An oddly falling 4th is upon us and one that leaves us scrounging around for plans. A friend of a friend’s BBQ, the alluring but overcrowded beaches, hoping most of all to be invited somewhere with a pool! While this year’s festivities falls on an off day it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate with style.

A good pair of sandals can make a stroll on the boardwalk feel like a walk down the runway, make time on your feet with family more palatable and hours spent waiting on the fireworks seem to fly by.

We have three sure-fire recommendations for the holiday:

1. Don’t forget your sunglasses or sunscreen. You want to keep your baby-soft skin protected!

2. Match the right gear with the occasion. Whether it be a pair of flip-flops for the beach, some wedges for a party, or just something to throw on to make gardening look even better.

3. And of course don’t forget to hydrate between drinks!

Whatever you do, do it safely and do it with joyful abandon! ~The Blitz