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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Waterproof and Insulated! Hi-Tec is Here

Thanks to Hi-Tec, you can be warm, waterproof, and stylish! Fully waterproof suede leather uppers with warm faux fur lining and Thinsulate insulation. Lightweight construction and durable non-slip outsole.

*Fits a wide foot very well. Whole sizes only.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

The Soft Glow of the Season

Full of sparkle and glee, the season is upon thee.
Houses that twinkle from a thousand white lights.
Shoppers that scurry before Christmas Night.

Now that it's over, what do we do?
Ring in the New Year,
Hope our dreams all come true.

Inspiration might finds us,
in a million small ways.
Let our eyes be wide open
and our hearts always gay.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Holiday Wishes To One and All!

Wishing Everyone a Happy Holiday and even better New Year!

Wherever you are, whatever you do...

-photo by Stacey Larnerd

May it be filled with love and light.

-from all of us at Village Shoes

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Something New: Archmolds

We'd like to introduce you to a new product we're carrying in our store: Archmolds. Heat mold-able insoles that help alleviate many of the aches and pains we all can experience in our daily lives.
Archmolds aid in the relief and the prevention of many common problems including...

  • Heel and arch pain due to Plantar Fasciitis
  • Heel Spurs
  • Runner's Knee
  • Over Pronation
  • Knee and Back Pain

Archmolds Topsheet includes Advanced Ag which has been proven to kill over 650 different bacteria.

"Archmolds are especially helpful for relief of heel and arch problems - the most common foot pains in athletes - because of their deep, conforming heel cups, flexible arch support, and cushioned top-covers. They mold to the shape of the foot with use or may be heat molded easily by the user."

- Dr. Harry F. Hlavac, Podiatrist & Past President of Podiatric Sports Medicine

Thursday, December 17, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Congratulations to our winner Diana L. ! Her quote won her our Winter Prize Package Giveaway.

"I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
~Coco Chanel

May we all meet our destiny with grace, humility and style Diana.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday and a prosperous New Year!

- from all of us at Village Shoes

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Pretty Darn Cute.

I cleaned out my sock drawer recently, and was surprised to discover how many of my old favorites have gotten a little too much love. Mostly in the big toe area. Too bad I can't even sew a button! A little research proves that darning your own socks isn't quite as difficult as I thought, and once you know how, your reinforced favorite argyles are back in rotation!

The other night, while crafting away with VS employee Kerry Alonzo, we got to talking about knitting or crocheting one's own stocking. Turns out there are about a million ways to go about it, from simple stitches to complex knits. Instructions to various stockings can easily be found on the Internet. Shown above are socks of different sizes made by Miss Alonzo, who also made the felted bag seen in the background. Although Kerry makes it look easy, knitting while watching Julia Child hack up about a hundred different sea creatures for Bouillabaisse, I think I'll stick with simple mending...

Posted by Risa R.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

There's Still Time ! Holiday Shipping Schedule

There's still time to shop online and receive Holiday Gifts by Christmas.

3 Day Rush Delivery - Order by 9am PST December 18th. Must click Express Shipping at checkout.

Call 1-866-482-1321 if you need more details.

Holiday Hours and Winter Hours

The store will be closed Christmas Day and News Years Day. We will be closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.

Winter Hours will start January 3rd. We will be open
Monday - Saturday 11 - 5pm and Sunday 12-5pm

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Best Way to Spend that Holiday Bonus...

The babysitter arrived late, the baby was screaming, and the three day old leftovers you wolfed down standing over the kitchen sink tasted a little funky... Wearing your favorite black sweater dress and your brand new 'guilty-purchase' ruffled satin platform heels, you madly chip away at the ice on your windshield before surging across town to arrive at your boss' holiday party just as she's completing a warbly rendition of Shania Twain's "Honey I'm Home."

You flash a winning smile as all heads turn upon your grand entrance. Your co-worker mimes at her hair and you mouth "thanks" at her, before realizing that she was trying to covertly point out the spit up in your limp curls. Glancing around, you cant help but notice almost everyone else at the party is wearing a hideous sweater and last season's Ugly boots. You make a beeline for the kitchen and help yourself to a streaming cup of mulled wine.

Unexpectedly you feel someone's eyes on you. You turn and feel your face flush as your work crush, Federico, enters the room and stops short when he sees you. With pleasure, you notice that his black satin shirt matches your new shoes perfectly. Briefly, you allow yourself to drift into a daydream about what his shirt would look like rumpled on your bedroom floor...

Suddenly you realize that he is actually standing quite close and is looking at you quizzically. Had he said something? "What?" You feign deafness as, in the background, the manager's tone-deaf husband drones along with Nirvana. Federico leans into you and you inhale the spice of his aftershave. His eyes slowly move down your body, taking you in. He clears his throat a little.
"Nice shoes."

-written by Risa R.

Black satin ruffle heel, Georgi by Madeline. $69.
Available now at Village Shoes.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Ugly Sweater Cookies....

Want to make something different for the Holidays?

Check out these Ugly Sweater Cookies!

Sugar cookies made to look like ugly sweaters will surely give your friend's something to talk about.

- photo by Risa R.

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Quotes Entries From Our Fans...

"Stretch pants - the garment that made skiing a spectator sport." ~Author Unknown

"I don't know who invented the high heel, but all men owe him a lot." ~Marilyn Monroe

“Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO what a ride!"
- Anonymous

"Never attempt to teach a pig to sing. It's a waste of your time, and
annoys the pig." - Robert A. Heinlein

"Remember, Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels." - Faith Whittlesey

"I don’t understand how a woman can leave the house without fixing herself up a little – if only out of politeness. And then, you never know, maybe that’s the day she has a date with destiny. And it’s best to be as pretty as possible for destiny."
~Coco Chanel


Don't miss out! Enter your favorite quotes today. Drawing will take place on December 16th.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Win Our Winter Prize Package Give-A-Way!

Enter for a chance to win our:

Winter Prize Package Give-A Way!

Simply send us your favorite quote, and one lucky winner will receive our
Prize Package worth over $100!

"If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies.... It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it."
~Albert Einstein

Please include your name along with your favorite quote and we'll pick our favorite.

The Prize Package Includes:

Alpaca Gloves, Made in Peru $19 (available in store only)


Give it as a gift to that special someone or keep it all to yourself... we don't care. We just want to give stuff away!

“A pair of shoes can change your life. Just ask Cinderella.” –Anonymous

“Just around the corner in every woman's mind - is a lovely dress, a wonderful suit, or entire costume, which will make an enchanting new creature of her.” ~Wilhela Cushman

What do nudists wear on casual Fridays? ~A.J. Esther

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Belle's in Boots!

The Village Shoe's ladies just love their boots! Send us some pictures of you in your favorite pair of boots. We'll post them on our blog over the next few weeks.

Risa is decking the halls in her Frye Carmen Harness boots with jean leggings under a vintage romper and a white silk blouse.

Halle is wearing her brown Fluevog Heidi boots with an XCVI skirt and a hand knit cowl made by Village Shoe's Employee Kerry Alonzo.

A special goodbye from Sigrid...

It’s Been A Great Ride
-by Sigrid Strebe

Dear Friends and Sole Mates,

It’s been a great ride and now I’m at the station for my next destination.

It is with a mixture of sadness and joy that I am passing the Village Shoes torch to Stacey. She recently purchased Village Shoes and is well prepared to bring the same great service, shoes and accessories you have come to love over the years.

Stacey has been with me from the beginning and loves the store as much as I do. She has been tending to it’s every need for awhile now. She is a strong, beautiful and very capable woman and it will do your heart good to be in her presence. Good Luck Stacey.

My next destination on this ride of life is Minnesota. I am filled with more joy than I ever thought possible. I am teaching yoga, married to a kind and loving man and spending more time with my son. Be careful what you dream, it could come true.

Thank you to all my friends and sole mates that have made the last seven years so great. I miss you all and loved sharing the joy a great pair of shoes can bring. If you ever make it Minneapolis, look me up and I’ll show around our beautiful city.

May love, peace and prosperity follow you everywhere,


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Art Shoes On News 10!

Our very own Halle Riddlebarger was in the news! Sunday KTVL News 10 showed up at the store and interviewed Halle about her custom art shoes. If you missed the spot, which aired on the Monday night news, you can view it now.

Contact Halle if you are dreaming of your very own pair or want to gift a pair to a special someone.