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New Year’s Resolution 2014: Stay Active Challenge with #DNAFootwear

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Year after year, perhaps the top New Year’s resolution is getting fit and staying active.

While many of the sweaty, fat burning activities you don’t necessarily enjoy will ensure you the results you want to see, faster, the real challenge is keeping up a healthy lifestyle for the rest of the year–or at least, the end of Summer!
Let DNA Footwear reward you for your efforts by participating in our Stay Active Challenge Giveaway , during the month of January!
Read on to learn our easy breezy philosophy for consistently looking good, feeling great, and staying active.

For many of us, this isn’t the first (or the last) time that fitness takes the cake as a top new years resolution. Though it may be true that “pain is weakness leaving the body,” breaking a sweat, a few times a week, needn’t be so …intense! Instead, make your every day movements count by consciously engaging your muscles while you go about your daily activities. Check out this post, for 15 calorie burning, every day activities you can try.

For example, climbing the stairs? Tighten your glutes and shift your weight, lifting from the butt. Skip elevators and escalators altogether and you’re on your way to being Miss New Booty! Rolling around a heavy basket at the market? Pick it up, and get your biceps burning, strengthening and sculpting your arms every time you shop. As you channel your inner Popeye, remember to pick up some fresh kale, baby spinach or your fave greens for extra strength and good health!

Follow us on Instagram to show us how you stay active and be rewarded!
Post images & videos of you and your friends making every move count–especially if you’re seriously breaking a sweat at yoga, dance class, or the gym, etc–and tag @dnafootwear with #ActiveDNA
Enter as many times as you like for the whole month of January!
The most viral photo/ video  will be awarded the Grand Prize of a pair of Asics Onitsuka Tiger sneakers on February 3, 2014.

Of course, commitment to staying active is also rewarded! A free pair of Stance socks will be awarded to the two members  staying most active during the month of January.

Need a few more ideas and a super dose of motivation? Check out our Fitter & Better Together Pinterest board and be inspired to be a better you, every day!

 

Love,
L S.Granados

Celebrity Style: Jessica Alba Loves the Moto Rain Boot

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

Rainy days have you feeling drab and grey?
Channel your inner biker babe and ride out the storm in a fashion forward motorcycle rain boot.
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This fashion forward, motorcycle inspired silhouette is a welcome update to the traditional welly cut rain boot, affording fashionable women every where the opportunity to wear their favorite outfits without compromising effortless style and keeping feet warm and dry.

One of our favorite celebrity fashionistas, Jessica Alba, was spotted wearing the Seattle moto rain boot by Dav, available at DNA Footwear. Replicating the stylish star mom’s casual ensemble is as easy as throwing on a comfy shirt, a cozy cardigan and your favorite jeans. Jessica has personally paired her black pants and Dav Seattle moto rain boots with a Paige Denim Kadie shirt in Amour Plaid and an Isabel Marant for H&M Knit Cardigan.

Looking to sport the moto rain boot trend with a subtler edge and less metal hardware?  Check out the rugged Dav Moto Solid rain boot, boasting the same chic cut as the Seattle, minus the studded straps.

Sperry Top Sider carries a similar cut of rain boot, called the Falcon, available in Black and Olive. For those of you looking to take a walk on the wild side, the Sperry Top Sider Falcon is also available in a fun, animal print with studded buckle straps. All available colorways for the Falcon moto rain boot pictured, left.

Happy shopping, rainy day style mavens!

Love,
L S.Granados

MID SEASON SALE: Time to Stock Up on Boots!

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

As we are getting ready to layering up for the cold months ahead, we are looking for ways to keep our tootsies warm and dry. While turning our shoe closet into a boot one can be an investment, it doesn’t need to be, especially during our Mid Season Sale! Keep reading, we’ve rounded up some of our best-sellers that are currently on sale, for a limited time!

This fall, thanks to brands like Chinese Laundry, Jessica Simpson, Matiko, MJUS, and Seychelles, there are tons of sexy updates on classic boot styles to wear for work and play (or both!).

The Lace Ups
Drawing it’s inspiration from classic men’s styles, lace up booties are a cool complement to any boyfriend-inspired pieces, in your closet. Pairing with cherry red lips is a must! Our favorites? The oxford-inspired Rhea wedge bootie from Matiko and SeychellesBeyond Belief attractive chukka bootie.

Matiko Rhea & Seychelles Beyond Belief booties
Red Red Wine
Somewhere between a deep red and a blackish purple, burgundy has become a mainstay for fall! Darker and more badass, this hue will bring out a strong sex appeal to your shoe closet. From suede to leather, the Chinese Laundry Ideal bootie and Maeve knee high boot by MJUS are unapologetically sexy!

Knee High Boots at DNA Footwear

Heavy Metal Riding Boots
With the studded and buckled up booties being the star for (too) many seasons already, these versions of heavy metal riding boots take an unconventional approach to a classic silhouette. Rimmed studs, buckles, and suede panels, the Ellister boot by Jessica Simpson and MJUS Nola riding boot will surely steal your attention away!

Knee High Riding Boots at DNA FootwearEnjoy!

By Josi

Eyes-catching Wardrobe Staples: The Knee High Boot

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

While we’ve all been sporting our booties for the last few months of summer, with fall upon us the knee high boot is now, without a doubt, the one who’s stealing all of the attention. See all of our favorites — from rugged to casually stylish, to sleek & sexy, we bet you’ll need a pair of two in your closet!

Styles that just kiss the knee, feel fashionable, functional, and fresh for fall. Two trends that we’ve seen over and over again with brands like UGG Australia, Frye, Kork-Ease, and Bussola are embellishments (bows, buckles, and zippers) and chunky heels whether they are sky-highs or low & casuals.

Knee High Boots for Women at DNA Footwear

These calf-covering, classy-yet-sexy must-haves can be worn with everything from a warm sweater dress to a sexy pair of skinny for a play night in the City. So, to get you started on your new autumn closet we suggest the lightly distressed UGG Australia Darcie equestrian boot, the sassy high wedge Shawna boot by Kork-Ease, and the legendary Frye Melissa Button. These boots will be your new fall wardrobe staples!

Enjoy your boot shopping,

By Josi

BRAND OF THE WEEK: ASH Wedge Sneakers, at 20% OFF

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Looking for a street chic style, with a sporty versatility? This is easily within reach with ASH’s new fall collection of wedge sneakers for women. Oh and wait to hear this: This week, the full collection of ASH wedge sneakers for women, are at 20% off until October 19th!

From our favorites, the Bea Bis high-top sneaker is playfully laid back, and is the master of casual encounters. Designed with comfort in mind, the mid-height wedge is ideal for running around town then getting down afterhours. For the ultimate sneakerheads, the Body high wedge sneaker is equipped with an urban attitude and a sleek construction, featuring an asymmetrical side zip and a durable sole so you can walk a mile in these shoes –and then some.

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With ASH’s new collection, get ready to rock outfits that are chic, yet casual, playing for night and day.

 By Josi

MAKE A SPLASH with this season’s most trendy rain boots!

Monday, October 7th, 2013

It’s easy to love a sunny day and a cool breeze, but can we love a rainy day the same way?

The true fashionista says, ‘Yes!” knowing full well that her passion for fashion can hardly be dampened by a chilly downpour. That’s not to say we don’t prefer pairing our new sneaker wedges and bad-ass mid-calf boots with our favorite sweaters and long sleeves; it’s just that a few of our favorite brands like Sorel, Hunter,  & Tretorn have designed rain-proof boots to suit our craving for fashion forward styling.

Let it rain on your parade–we’ll show you how it’s done. Take a quick scroll down to see how we style our personal faves: the Conquest Carly Glow, the Slimpack Riding Glow–both by Sorel; the Original Gloss by Hunter; the Elsa and Plask by Tretorn.

 

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As always, more inspiration for your rainy daze adventures on Polyvore.

By L.S. Granados

WEDGE SNEAKERS: Our “IT” Sneakers are IN!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Sporty is no longer synonymous with sloppy journeys into the outside world in disheveled sweatpants and bland, forsaken sneakers.

Acutely aware that the fashion gods don’t like ugly, quite a few of our favorite brands have gotten down and dirty to scrub the streets of all things scrubby. Doing us the grandest favor, innovating in order to renovate, these fashion-forward wedge sneaker collections  have brought the goods to the table for the rest of us to savor–cutting the excuses and the crap because we can look better than that!

Thanks to brands like Ash, Desigual and Puma, those of us wishing to indulge a penchant for comfort without sacrificing style are finding that dreams do, indeed, come true for the comfort crew. Naturally, now, the time has come to repurpose the ugly, but comfy into arts & crafts scrap, and step into a world where the synergy between casual sportswear and stylish design has birthed a myriad of hybrid styles that transcend outdated aesthetic boundaries of comfort. Our faves include the Cool Ter wedge leather sneaker by Ash, the mid wedge floral Suny by Desigual, and the infamous Puma Sky Wedge – available in 8 colors.

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For more inspiration, visit our Pinterest boards, and the Sport Femme Polyvore collection to keep you confidently motivated on your journey to fashion forward comfort and fitness.

Happy Shopping!

Love, Ls. Granados 

VANS OTW 2013: Fall MOST-WANTED sneakers at DNA Footwear

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Modern design meets the original. This fall, Vans is back with its most distinguish kicks: The OTW Collection! Featuring a duo of the brand’s most popular silhouettes – the Alomar, and the Bedford – DNA Footwear has now these most-wanted sneakers, on its shelves.

Inspired by the high-end sneaker market, richer materials like premium full-grain leather, pig suede and durable canvas, characterized this new line.

The Bedford blends Vans’ heritage-based, mid-top look with modern, slim-profile design to give the skate market a look yet to be seen. Clean cap-toe design, tonal branding, and a washed textile body complete the package. With tonal embossed leather, brown nubuck with canvas panel, or black wash to choose from, get fancy and pick a favorite!

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With metal eyelets and boot style laces, the Alomar takes styling cues from Vans’ classic Chukka Boot, and infuses those subtleties with the fashionable aspects of a modern, slimmed-down high-top to create a shoe that pushes the boundaries between skate and street fashion. Our very favorite this season, is the “Disruptive” pattern which showcase bold black and white speckled upper, which is then paired with a clean white sole and laces.

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Gents, get ready to hit the streets with style!

By Josi


 

VANS x LIBERTY ART FABRICS CAPSULE COLLECTION

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Since 1875, Liberty Art Fabrics has remained dedicated to pushing the envelope of printed material design from London to fashion hubs across the world. This fall, Vans is presenting a capsule collection, in collaboration with Liberty of London. The new collection features six Liberty fabric designs on two heritage Vans styles, the Era and Authentic.

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“Liberty is famously known for their archives of countless floral fabrics. Vans’ designers had the opportunity to tap into prints that aren’t always seen, creating a rare and limited edition collection that brings light to special Liberty prints.”

Available now at DNAFootwear.com, an abstract, printed mountain landscape in army green is featured on the Era while the Authentic features a rich pink leaves print and a colorful pattern of floral and birds. The final style of the collection gets a special treatment that is unique to Vans. A classic Liberty floral is combined with Vans’ iconic checkerboard in a deep navy that pops the red and blue Liberty print.

Vans x Liberty Art Fabrics retails for $60 USD so hurry and nab yourself a pair while they are still available!

By Josi

Back to School with Style: Our coolest canvas sneakers are in!

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Back to School is here again, time to go shoe shopping! This Fall whether you are about to walk the hall of your prestigious business school or having your little one about to leave for its first school day, few pairs of canvas sneakers will be needed!

Everybody needs a pair of shoes they can wear anytime, any season, with anything. This Fall, we’ve received the coolest selections of Vans including the very popular Kids  Hello Kitty collection and the new Sk8-Hi Wedge Sneakers.

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In addition, Converse and Keds are coming up with some very unconventional kicks including some new Kids Chuck Taylor and Women’s Keds Hi-Top.

Finally, Sperry Top Sider and Tretorn for Men and Women, will be perfect for a Back to School with style. The right pair of canvas kicks can bring on a comfort level that’s just about out of this world. So why wait? Why not get yourself a pair of shoes that you’ll truly love walking in!

Happy shoe shopping!

By Josi