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We’ve officially emerged into the depths of fall. Up here in New England, the leaves are peaking through their transition from green to rich gold, orange, and rouge hues. The weather’s getting chillier and each morning greets us with a crisp breeze paired with sunny warmth to wake us up in the best way.

We love taking advantage of this season any way we can: crunching through the leaves that scatter the sidewalk, admiring the freshly carved pumpkins leading up to Halloween, biting into crisp apples covered in gooey caramel, and strolling slowly through city streets on the way to a friendly (pumpkin-spice-pancake filled) brunch admiring the transitions that surround us.

For these adventures, beautiful, trendy, comfortable shoes are key. That’s why we rely on finding a perfect sneaker and a gorgeous boot to wear throughout the season. One to two pairs of each of these makes it easy to get dressed in the morning: a sneaker and a bootie pairs well with everything, whether you’re getting dressed up for that yummy brunch or looking casual for a relaxed day outdoors.

On our average weekend, we spend half the time in comfort. Whether it’s running around the house readying our homes for colder weather or walking between grocery stores to find the perfect Thanksgiving ingredients, we need a go-to foot hugging shoe.

With trend in mind comes the Zane, a “sneaker boot” that spices up any comfort-driven outfit. Slip on a pair of leggings and a flowing sweater, zip up these sneaks, and you’re out the door and on your way to crossing off that to-do list. We love these shoes as an accent to a sweater dress, paired with drop-waist pants, or jeans rolled at the ankle.

The Kepler has a similar function with a more casual vibe. In a variety of colors to match whatever fashion aesthetic you’re rocking, lace up these sneakers for an easy on-the-go look that never goes out of style.

When sneakers aren’t on our feet, it’s nearly a guarantee that our favorite boots are. One of our favorites this season is the Earth Shoes Sparta, a (comfortable!) heeled bootie that doesn’t even feel like you’re wearing a heel. The unbridled suede covering the entirety of the shoe offers class and sophistication to any outfit. Pair the cinnamon shade with higher, colorful socks underneath for a classically layered fall vibe. Feeling feisty for a date night? Layer black or sheer tights under the leopard-print style.

We love pairing the Sparta with a maroon fall dress (they hug the ankle just right to wear with tights) of the sweater or linen variety. Jeans pair perfectly with these perfect booties; roll them up to further accent the shoes.

Whether you’re hitting the town, heading out to a delicious dinner, or kicking through fall leaves on an errand-filled weekend, a great sneaker and a perfect bootie are all you need for your wardrobe to feel complete.

Visit Earth Shoes today to peruse the rest of our newest fall styles. And in the meantime, happy leaf-peeping.

What are you up to this Labor Day weekend? Typically, this time of year marks the figurative end of summer, the end of beachside vacations, the start of school, and the emergence of cooler fall weather.

While we’re always sad to see that summer warmth and sunshine go away, the loss is made all that much easier by the beauty of autumn. With the change of the leaves; the crisp, dry air; football season; and hot, steamy lattes, fall is one of those seasons that screams coziness, warmth, and forest-laden adventure.

This transition between seasons also signals a shift in your wardrobe. Fashions abound during the fall, and while summer fashions may be minimalistic (we practically live in bathing suits, sandals, and shorts), fall takes on a whole lot more fabric, allowing creativity to shine.

Whether you’re a flannel-wearing fiend or a sweater-dress-loving lady, we all know that a good pair of shoes can make or break an outfit, both in style and comfort.

This year, we’re loving a great pair of booties to transition between warmer and cooler weather. Booties – like the heeled Sparta seen here – pair perfectly with a good pair of jeans (or white pants – we’ll never shame you for wearing them after Labor Day), a flowing “summer’s still here” frock, or a cute skirt and flowing top. Roll up your pants a few times for a classic look that shows off your trend-setting boots.

As the weather gets cooler, switch out those short booties for a taller pair, like these newly-released waterproof beauties. Not only do boots rank number one in fall style, they keep you comfortable for even the longest days exploring new cities and new heights.

For those warmer fall days, we’re huge fans of slipping into a pair of patterned flats. The Alina is our go-to this year for adorable patterns that spice up even the blandest of outfits. Flats have a reputation for lacking support – but not these babies. The Alina combines Earth Shoes’ best technologies that mimic the natural movement of your foot and optimize strength throughout the day. While the footbed absorbs impact, the foot pad stabilizes, and the toe bed propels you forward.

For the comfiest of days – whether you’re outside at a friend’s backyard barbeque, soaking up the cooler weather, or running errands at the local farmer’s market, scooping up fall produce galore – on-trend sneakers are your new go-to. This year, we’ve pumped up the volume on fashion-forward elements within our sneakers, all while keeping that same Earth Shoes comfort you know and love. The Zeal in black hints at edginess and truly elevates simple jeans and a t-shirt for a sleek vibe. The Zane, another favorite, incorporates both red suede and blue leather for a contrast of textures you can’t find anywhere else.

At Earth Shoes, of course, sustainability is at our core. The beauty of fall always reminds us how much nature means to us – not only does it sustain our physical health, but our mental happiness as well. Our newest fall styles incorporate vegetable-tanned leathers and water-based adhesives to minimize chemical dyes, while incorporating as many recycled materials as possible.

How excited are you for fall fashion? What pair of shoes are you most looking forward to breaking out of the closet? Let us know in the comments below!

Summer seems to go by so fast, doesn’t it? Between vacations planned and weekends away, it flies by. That’s why we always try to make the most of it by planning a wide variety of summer trips that make the most of the warm weather, time with family and friends, and beauty of the season.

This also means that weekends fill up, fast! We look at our calendars and the weekends are all booked up with trips to the beach, new cities we want to explore, and events and concerts at outdoor venues.

It certainly isn’t a problem that the summer is booked up with fun! It also means that our time is limited (no more getting chores done on the weekend…), so we need to prioritize.

The last thing that needs to take up headspace is thinking about what to wear in the morning, and in the case of weekend trips, what to pack. Who else out there always packs way too much because you can’t figure out what you’ll want to wear? Believe us, our hands are up!

So let’s jumpstart your summer with a bit of outfit inspiration. These simple beauties translate between the boardwalk and the beach, summer days and cooler nights. The shoes attached are guaranteed to keep you comfortable all day long and into the wee hours of the evening, and translate easily between daytime and nighttime wear.

First, weekend casual. There’s nothing simpler and cuter than throwing on a pair of your favorite jeans, a cute neutral top, and a few simple yet colorful accessories to make an adorable, trendy outfit perfect for exploring a new city. We love this black-and-white striped blouse paired with a bright yellow daypack and matching belt. The Violet flats bring the whole outfit together; the neutral lavender shoe matches perfectly, while the fashion-forward perforated holes allow your feet to breathe in warmer weather. Plus, the sole is comfy – perfect for walking cobblestone streets, window shopping, or heading to brunch.

Next, the beachside traveler. This fashion-forward number pairs bright, fun shorts with a simple white top for ultimate summer style. The bow on the shorts cinches your waist to make you look leaner and longer. Pair it with cute accessories like retro sunglasses and a sun hat to keep your skin fresh, glowing, and not burnt from the sun. The red Allegro flats pull the outfit together by coordinating with the shorts and offering yet another colorful summer pop to your style. These flats are perfect for walking along the boardwalk and keeping your feet happy all day long. Head to the beach this summer and stay cool and comfortable in this silhouette.

And lastly, the nighttime trendsetter. It’s always fun to get a little more dressed up during summer nights, whether you’re heading out to dinner on date night or out dancing on the town with your girlfriends. This adorable green dress offers trendy cutouts that aren’t too revealing for the perfect nighttime look. Top with a black leather jacket to stay warm during chillier summer nights while adding a bit of edge and flair to your look. The dangling earrings really pull the outfit together with a bit of gold pop. And lastly – those shoes. The Zest slip-ons add even more edge to the leather jacket, while the laser cut ventilation in these flats keep you feet happy and cool as you dance the night away.

With a little bit of outfit inspiration, summer packing – and simply getting dressed in the morning – gets a whole lot less stressful and leaves you time for the things you love to do. So enjoy your summer weekends this year in style! You deserve it.

Even though it’s only January, we’re always looking forward to that spring thaw. Now, snow may cover your sidewalks and lawns, making for a winter wonderland atmosphere – and the need to wear snow boots daily. You might own the cutest, comfiest snow boots around, but at some point, it feels good to slip out of those clunkers and into softer, lighter spring silhouettes.

Here at Earth Shoes, we were thinking about the spring season months ago: we wanted to be ready when the weather turned warmer to provide you with an array of beautiful yet comfortable options for your daily walking needs. We know that your daily lives are busy, and we’re here to ensure that you feel your best when you’re on the move.

Our shoes are made for real women’s real lives: the padded heel, arch support, premium lining , and plush yet firm cushioning provide unmatched comfort for runs to the grocery store, strolls on the beach, or adventures through your local city. We pair that unmatched comfort with contemporary styling that keeps your feet fashion-forward and thriving.

This spring, we’ve put together some beautiful shoes that will fit into your life no matter what you’re up to. Our strappy sandals – from padded flip flops for beachside walking to funky gladiators for a night out on the town – provide edge and flair to your day while staying cozy the whole way through. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach or not, our sandals will keep you relaxed.

Our slip-ons and lace-up sneakers are perfect for when you want to look and feel your best while conquering daily errands. Their on-trend elements, however, make them the perfect choice to transition from daytime productivity to nighttime fun. Our sneakers, for instance, lace up to keep your feet snug and secure, yet come embedded with fashionable cut-outs and perforated edges.

Earth Shoes traditional flats make getting ready for outdoor summer soirees a breeze. Slip on our flats with a maxi dress, culottes, or a flowy skirt for the ultimate, easy summer outfit.

We know that spring isn’t quite here yet, though, and the transition between winter and spring (take March in New England, for instance), always seems to take forever. That’s where transitional booties come in. Earth Shoes Intrepid booties are embedded with trendy cut-outs – including an open toe – that allow your feet to breathe. The slight heel brings these booties up a notch. They’re still partially closed, however, to keep your feet slightly warmer than a traditional spring sandal or shoe.

Visit earthbrands.com to take a look at our newest spring styles. It’s never too early to start thinking about transitioning your wardrobe to warmer seasons ahead!

I get most excited about a few things come autumn: long runs surrounded by changing leaves, the emergence of heavier fall produce perfect for homemade soups, and slightly cooler weather that allows me to bring out my sweater dresses, chunky knits, and of course, new shoes.

When I’m not writing for the Earth blog, I work at a small non-profit in the heart of downtown Boston, down near trendy Newbury Street, the Boston Public Library, and an array of restaurants. Commuting and working in this lively area requires comfortable yet fashionable shoes – which makes flats my absolute go-to for fall.

The Earthies Essen flats particularly caught my eye this year. The elegant, figure-eight band that lines the top of the flat frames the foot gorgeously and, better yet, keeps my foot secure and snug in place. While some flats slip off my foot, the band on the Essen ensures that my feet are comfortable while perusing the cobblestone streets of Boston after work.

The suede material is super sleek and fits in with the warmer textures of fall. Earthies’ recent colors (deep yellow, pictured here, as well as deep burgundy and navy) slide right into my fall wardrobe. For daily adventures, I pair the Essen flats with a dark maxi skirt and a chambray top – one of my staple comfort outfits for fall – and accent a warm sweater dress out to dinner on Saturday evenings. They also pair perfectly for work with a sleek black dress, pictured above.

As I transition my wardrobe from summer to fall, I’m most enthusiastic to wear one particular part of my wardrobe: booties. As the leaves just begin to change, short boots fit perfectly with the weather, keeping the feet warmer on cooler mornings and evenings while still allowing room to breathe during the sunnier, warmer daytime hours.

That’s just one reason why I fell for the Earth Shoes Intrepid this year. This ankle boot is complete with perforated nubuck – a trend this fall – that allows your feet to breathe while oozing fashion. A little edgy with a slight heel and metal accents, the Intrepid ankle boot has become my go-to boot when I want to spice up a typically simpler outfit.

Pairing the deep blue version of these booties with white jeans really helps them pop, particularly when rolled up in classic fall fashion. With a little edge, this look is perfect for Saturday dinner or can be easily played down with a scarf for Sunday brunch. In the earlier days of autumn, I love to pair booties like the Intrepid with some of my summer dresses to transition my look and make the most of my wardrobe before putting those ensembles away for the season.

Take a look at Earth Shoes recent booties, flats, and more to complete your autumn wardrobe and relish in all the season has to offer: cooler, sunny days outdoors, beautiful foliage, warm coffee, and apples, pumpkin, and sweet breads galore.

Up here in Boston, where the winters are fierce, we love to take advantage of all that summer has to offer. With only a few short months of abundant sunshine, warm breezes, and shorts-and-t-shirts weather, we really like to make the most of each and every day.

Oftentimes that means jam-packed weekends filled with trips to the beach, days perusing city streets, and a plethora of adventures. Many of our weekends are booked out with plans to see the sights or generally enjoy the great outdoors. And if they aren’t planned, they’re left open for spontaneous nature walks and unseen scenery.

That’s why we always prioritize a versatile, comfortable, cute wardrobe for cool nights and warm sunny days. Whether we have a fun adventure planned or want to be ready for spontaneity, it’s critical to have multiple outfits that can transition between day and night, the beach and dinner, and lots of walking to a watching a beautiful sunset on the beach.

Luckily, trendsetters around the blogosphere are here to recommend perfect, on-trend summer outfits that keep us cool and stylish – from our tops to our toes!

Above, The Styled Teacher shows us how the Earth Shoes Sky gladiator sandals work perfectly for daytime beachside biking. Paired with a chunky sweater and simple dress, this outfit easily transitions from the sunshine to a dinner with friends and family with ease.

NYC Pretty pairs a striped top, jean jacket, and bright skirt with the Earth Shoes Tangelo sneakers for a casual yet trendy vibe that works perfectly for touring your local city. These fun slip-ons keep your feet happy and comfortable no matter how much walking you do – but still keep you looking fresh and funky.

When nighttime rolls around, sometimes you just want to dress up. Whether you’re hitting up a local brewery or strolling out to a fancy dinner, the Earthies Siena heeled sandals are the perfect summer shoe. Here, the Chambray Bunny Blog pairs these foot-hugging sandals with white jeans for an adorable afternoon or evening look. Change it up by pairing these gorgeous heels with a maxi or bright, flowered, knee-length dress for a beautiful evening look.

How do you keep your wardrobe (especially your shoes!) versatile all summer long? How do you transition from night to day? Let us know in the comments below!

Seen above: Earthies Nova Sandal

Are you a beach person or a pool person? Perhaps the thought of a gentle breeze, the waves lapping up against the shore, and sand between your toes is your ultimate soothing paradise. Maybe swimming gracefully through a warm, sunny pool tickles your fancy. Or perhaps, if you’re like us, being outside surrounded by sunshine sounds wonderful – regardless of where you are enjoying it!

As the winter begins to fade away and the weather gets balmier, it’s time to start thinking about your summer goals. What do you want to accomplish once spring sets in? With the flowers blooming, nature is experiencing a time of rebirth and renewal, and so should you! The change in the seasons is a great time to think through and renew the goals you set at the beginning of the year and to create new to-do’s.

No matter what your overarching hopes for this year, start thinking of them in the context of the outdoors. Do you want to pay off debt? Try to find a side job that allows you to be outside, like helping someone move or coaching a softball team. Hoping to make fitness a key part of your lifestyle? Pencil in trail runs, walks throughout the neighborhood, or regular Sunday morning bike rides. Want to spend more time with your loved ones? Plan a vacation somewhere you’ve never been, or schedule a weekly dinner at your favorite restaurant. Yearning to create a closet filled with quality pieces you’ll actually wear? Shop outdoor malls or boutiques in your area.

Seen above: Earthies Roma Sandal

We also encourage you to check out Earthies new spring line of gorgeous, quality shoes to help you enjoy the summer breeze in style. From sandals to strappy slip-ons to heels that elevate you to new heights, Earthies fashionable creations will help you accomplish even your toughest goals with poise and grace in mind.

Seen above: Earthies Sora Sandal

Earthies’ new sandals offer the comfort and cushion you know from Earth brands with trendy embellishments that elevate even the most casual outfit. Strappy, elegant sandals – like the Roma – help you enjoy the poolside sun and allow you to dress up or down. Casual sandals – like the Sora – help you enjoy beach-y soirees with ease.

Seen above: Earthies Capri Flat 

Flats take you from the office to your child’s practice to a night out with simplicity and fashion by your side. Whether you’re traipsing through the sand or sipping a glass of wine on the pier, the comfortable, gorgeous Capri flats strap you in and let your style soar.

Seen above: Earthies Siena Ankle Bootie

Speaking of soaring to new heights, Earthies’ Siena heeled ankle booties are perfect for a fancy night on the town. If you’re out to dinner or off dancing the night away, Earthies heels are perfect for your fashion sense and for the comfort of your feet.

No matter how you hope to spend this spring season, let Earthies guide you there. Between a stylish flair and a comfortable sole, these springtime beauties can’t be beat.

We’re still be in the full throes of winter up here in New England, and while the crisp temps, snowy sidewalks, and cute scarves are wonderful for now, it gets to a point when even the strongest of New Englanders are ready to move into warmer pastures. We look forward to the days when we can throw off our heavy jackets and throw on a cute dress (without tights!), booties (without thick socks!), and a light windbreaker (without a heavy inner layer!) and head out the door with style and ease by our side.

As we wait for that day, though, it’s always makes us just a little bit warmer thinking about the days to come. Those days in early April when the flowers start to bloom, the sunny days of May when runs outside in shorts and a t-shirt become reality, and those first sticky days of summer come June. We dream of outdoor adventures like hikes, planting a garden, and roaming through flowered pastures.

And of course, we always dream about the spring fashion that comes along with the new season.

As we rid our closets of chunky knit sweaters and make room for light dresses and skirts, we also switch out our shoes: knee-high boots get stored away for adorable flats; snow boots get replaced by open-toed sandals; closed-toed booties are put under the bed to make way for perforated, laser cut-short boots.

As always, Earth Shoes is right on top of this spring’s most fashion-forward trends… all infused with the classic comfort that comes from the Earth brand.

Seen above: Earth Shoes Lynx

Transition to spring with ease in adorable maryjanes, perfect for the everyday fashionista. With a foot-hugging, stabilizing upper strap, these are the shoes you want to bring you through your day with happy feet and stylish poise. Even better, Earth Shoes bright red Lynx shoes with a slight heel easily transition from day to night, and make any outfit pop.

Seen above: Earth Shoes Pax

If you’re looking to head through your day quickly with comfort in mind, cute sneakers are your absolute go-to. Earth Shoes new Pax leather sneakers slip on with ease and bump up the most classic white t-shirt and jeans to a fashion-forward level. Laser-cut details take these sneakers above and beyond your average pair, and an extra-cushioned, comfort-driven insole draws you toward all your best adventures.

Seen above: Earth Shoes Maui

As the weather warms up even more, leather sandals easily become a daily staple. Earth Shoes new strappy beauties keep your feet secure and stable the whole day through – whether you’re walking down the beach or running around the grocery store. Pair the Earth Shoes Maui with shorts, jeans, or a dress for an everyday outfit that soars above the rest.

Seen above: Earth Shoes Virgo

Spring nights call for celebration; with warmer temps, your outfits take on a whole new edge. Pair your best night-on-the-town outfits with a beautiful pair of Earth Shoes laser-cut heels. Of course, in classic Earth Shoes fashion, these heels are comfortable – so much so that you can easily wear them throughout the day at work and head out for post-work cocktails without a care in the world. Try the Libra heels for an edgier vibe or the Virgo for a timeless appeal.

What are your favorite shoes to wear as the winter fades and springtime draws near? Let us know in the comments!

If you’re looking for a small town feel, with big town access, Brookline, Massachusetts is the place to be.  Although it’s considered a part of Greater Boston, Brookline was incorporated as a separate town in 1705.  In its early days, Brookline Village was the center of retail activity in the state of Massachusetts.  In 1892, Simons shoes was opened near the Boston Public Gardens, but Simons moved to the town of Brookline just after the first World War.

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Simons is a family owned shoe store that provides an incredible selection of comfort footwear.  The diverse staff is personable and interesting, but the most important role at Simons is their Chief Chocolate Officer, who is sure that the backroom is always stock with a variety of chocolates!  When visiting Simons, you’re sure to find a large selection of styles, colors and sizes and a sales team that will be sure all your needs are met.  You won’t be dissapointed when visiting Simons. 

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Brookline is know as the city with the most doctoral degree holders due to its proximity to nearby academic and medical institutes such as Harvard, Boston University and Boston College.   With access to world class art museums, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the finest universities and some of the best restaurants around, Brookline seems like a big city, but its residents are drawn in by its provincial atmosphere.  Within a 30 mile radius from Brookline, you could hike the mountains, pick apples on a beautiful farm or swim in the Atlantic ocean.  Its rich history and delightful character should put Brookline, Massachusetts on the top of your list for places to visit!

Pittsburgh is famously known as an old steel mill town filled with sports lovers, but at its root, the second-largest city in Pennsylvania offers a truly unique American experience.  The confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers form to create the Ohio River at the heart of the city and with all those rivers, the residents of Pittsburgh are bound to need a bridge or two.  Also known as the “City of Bridges”, Pittsburgh doesn’t disappoint, its 446 bridges only make it’s city skyline that much more breathtaking.

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We were lucky enough to visit Little’s Shoe Store located in the charming town of Squirrel Hill.  This family owned business puts a huge emphasis on FAMILY!  In fact, it’s not surprising to see staff family members drop by for a visit throughout the day.  Kids and grandkids make their presences known and each of Little’s employees treat them like their own.  And when you stop into Little’s, they’ll treat you as family too!  With an excellent selection of Men’s, Women’s and Children’s shoes, Little’s is a destination where you’re bound to find what you’re looking for and guaranteed to have a good time while you shop.  The staff at Little’s easily strikes up lifelong friendship with their customers which makes the work day pretty fun.  The personal relationship created on the sales floor, the large selection of styles, fair prices and the excellent customer service makes Little’s a place you must visit during your shopping excursions.

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When traveling through Pittsburgh, grab a delicious burger from one of the many awesome burger joints; stop by Page’s Dairy Mart, a historic staple with pretty amazing ice cream and frozen treats; be sure to check out the views among Mount Washington, a great spot to see all three rivers come together or visit one of Pittsburgh’s many museums, including the Andy Warhol Museum or the Carnegie Museum of Art.  With excellent shopping, pretty amazing burgers, a great place to catch a game and the friendly people with their charming local dialect, Pittsburgh is an awesome place to visit!

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