Posts Tagged ‘footwear’

The perfect shoes for Memorial Day Weekend

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Memorial Day is practically here and what better way to rep the good ol’ U.S of A than with some appropriate patriotic footwear? In honor of the day we’ve put together a short list of the perfect shoes for Memorial Day Weekend. These kicks are all excellent for the holiday weekend and whatever activities you’ve got planned.

If there was ever a more appropriate set of kicks for any holiday I’ve yet to see them. Designed to the brands 1960’s standards, the Vans Sk8-hi Reissue and Authentic Low Top both make use of a perfect mixture of patriotic stars and stripes across their canvas uppers, while vulcanized soles and matching white laces bring the kicks together. A must have for sneaker heads looking for a new pair of vans, or anyone looking for a pair to match that retro baseball you just brought.

If Vans, or the eye catching stars and stripes design isn’t really your thing, SeaVees has a pair of Slip-On’s that’ll get the job done just as well. Subtle by design the Baja Slip-On features a navy blue base with a series of red and white stripe overlays. A great choice if you’re not the flashy or over the top kind of footwear.

Our third pair isn’t necessarily the most patriotic pair of the bunch, but I’m a firm believer that sometimes less can be more, and that’s exactly what gets done with this clean take on the All Star Ox from Converse. The nearly monochromatic construction is broken up only by the most subtle of red and blue piping accents. Perfect if you’re rocking some other American themed apparel that day and want something simple to match.

So there ya have it, our suggestion on how to rep the Red, White and Blue this Memorial Day. So go out toss the ball around, BBQ some burgers and let us know what you’re rockin’ on feet this weekend!

Shopping celebration: DNA Footwear Williamsburg 1 year Anniversary

Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Due to Hurricane Sandy, please note that this event has been canceled.

Coffee shops, street music, an abundance of the best thrift stores, little boutique gems, and a gaggle of artsy residents bizarrely wearing the latest fashion trends, Williamsburg is indeed the unofficial East Coast birthplace of hipsterism, so called by Forbes.

It has already been a year since this eccentric and strangely charming neighborhood has welcomed DNA Footwear’s fifth location. The welcome is as warm as its beginnings, and as a way to thank all of you, we are inviting you for an exclusive shopping event on Tuesday, November 13th.

In collaboration with Brooklyn Brewery and Brooklyn designer, Samantha Pleet, collaborator of the Wolverine 1000 Mile collection, DNA’s rustic-chic location will be feted with a beers & bites shopping event, complete with live music, giveaways, shoe raffles & a 20% discount on most brands!

Certainly an event that should not be missed, join DNA employees, loyal customers, and footwear representatives on this meaningful occasion.

This event is open to all, be sure to RSVP at We look forward to seeing you there!

by Josi

Get the look: Blair Badge & Minnetonka

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Columbus Day is approaching and so is the long weekend. Whether you are looking to spice up your comfy look or add some boho to your trendy socialite outfit, let’s go native with Minnetonka Moccasin!

Blogger Blair Badge caught our attention when it comes to style her Minnetonka Tramper Ankle Bootie. Denim, printed fabrics and cutout sweaters seem to be her favorite pieces to pair with her effortlessly stylish booties. From one party to another, the blogger always find the perfect match up for a casual yet trendy day. Let’s say it; we’re totally obsessed with peeking at Blair Badge’s styles on her blog.


DNA Footwear, Minnetonka, Mocassin, Boot, Booties, Fall, Footwear

Get the look with leggings and skinnies or denim shorts and tights. Your Minnetonkas will surely set the tone for your fall looks.

by Josi

Brand Focus – BOUTIQUE 9

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

With a variety of styles to accentuate any look in your wardrobe, Boutique 9 has become a go-to brand for several fashionistas. Making available several of today’s hottest trends under one roof, this shoe brand will appeal not only to your inner style maven but also to the budget savvy shopper in you. Check out what’s new from this fashionable and youthful brand.

Berthe Casual Sandal Georgetta High Wedge
Geniffer High Heel Sandal - Orange Nickeya Casual High Heel - Green Multi

Fans of the bold color block trend will love the Nickeya Casual High Heel Pump, which also features sexy cutouts and a striking stiletto heel. For those of you who love the neutral trend, the clog silhouette and the wedge, you will fall head over heels for the Georgetta High Wedge, which also features braiding, another hot trend. Love a 70’s platform? The Geniffer High Heel Sandal will hit all the right notes. They also feature the hot braiding trend. If your style is more bohemian, you’ll be right at ease with the Berthe Casual Sandal, but this bohemian beauty is not your typical classic; cool metal can be found at the toe caps and on the tassel.

By Dynelle Skinner


Green With Envy

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

It’s no surprise that color is key this season, a fact that has given us several new color choices in our wardrobe. But while we’re seeing more color ways and interpretations, one color that designers such as Prada, Mui Mui, Giuseppe Zanotti, etc have kept in their footwear collections is the beautiful jewel toned, green, a color that is complimentary to all skin tones.

Gold Mid Wedge T-Strap Sandal - Green Lisi High Wedge Sandal - Green
Ria Platform Wedge Sandal - Green Kiara High Wedge Sandal - Green
Revamp High Heel Platform Sandal - Green Suede Nickeya Casual High Heel - Green Multi

There are so many styles available in this enchanting hue with a silhouette to fit any taste. Since wedges are this summer’s “IT” shoe, you’d do well to get your hands on a pair of green wedges to your shoe collection. Some great choices include Born Lisi High Wedge, Two Lips Revamp High Heel Platform Sandal, Fly London Gold Mid Wedge T-Strap Sandal, Good Choice Ria Platform Wedge, and Miz Mooz Kiara High Wedge.

By Dynelle Skinner


Foot Freedom

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Show your toes some love and give them some wiggle and breathing room with a great flip flop. The temperature is rising and that only means one thing – it’s Flip Flop season. Flip Flops are to your feet what a cozy sweater is to your body during winter, it’s a great way to de-stress and get comfortable. So whether you’re going to the beach, hanging by the pool or just freeing your feet from a claustrophobic pair of shoes, flip flops are an essential, especially for summer.

UGG Australia Fluffie Flip Flop Dizzy Rose Bud Jelly Sandal
Converse 129583C Sandstar Casual Flat Flip Flop Gelattto Rambo II Dots Flip Flop
DKNY Serafina Casual Flip Flop Top Mix Flip Flop - Grey Rose
Michael Kors MK Flip Flop Merrell Lorelei Thong Sandal

Flip flops are available in several styles -  go for a solid color or fun print, an unconventional fabrication, a sporty style or something less casual and even a designer label. Some of the few brands that can help you attain foot freedom include Gelattto Rambo II Dots Flip Flop, Havaianas Top Mix Flip Flop, Merrell Lorelei Thong Sandal, Dizzy Rose Bud Jelly Sandal, Converse 129583C Sandstar Casual Flat Flip Flop, Michael Kors MK Flip Flop, UGG Australia Fluffie Flip Flop, DKNY Serafina Casual Flip Flop,

Hard as Nails – Steve Madden Shoes

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

They say you can tell a lot about a person by the shoes they wear, so if you’re the tough, no-nonsense, edgy type, then most likely you’re rocking a pair of shoes with studs or spikes. Like you, these spiky shoes are ferocious, far from timid, probably a little bit dangerous but oh so-awesome. Whether you love a sexy heel like the Steve Madden Obsticle Casual High Heel, a rugged boot like the Steve Madden Tarnney Mid Calf Flat Boot or fierce flats like the Steve Madden Studlyy Spiked Flat, show off your edgy side in shoes that highlight these bold embellishments.

By Dynelle Skinner


Wedge Side Story

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Believe it or not, there is a bit of a wedge divide this summer. Some women love their wedges super tall, while others prefer to stay a bit closer to the ground. Do you love the added leg length you get from over 3” wedges or is do you prefer the 2” wedge range?  Or are you the type who loves the silhouette no matter the height? Whatever the outcome, there is a wedge to satisfy all preferences thanks to the abundance of styles and heel heights available this summer. Which side of the wedge divide are you on?

21624 Laura Mid Wedge Sandal - Brown Yellow 21575 Damas Mid Wedge Sandal - Cognac
21619 Sinousa Low Wedge Shoe - Red Suede

For those who prefer to stay on the lower level, Camper has some adorably stylish choices, a few favorites (in order of heel height) are the 1 ½” 21619 Sinousa Low Wedge, the 2 ½” 21575 Damas Mid Wedge, and the 2 ¾” 21624 Laura Mid Wedge. They all pair exquisitely with the new tailored shorts, and knee-length flirty summer dresses and adorable rompers.

Moira Platform Sandal - Dark Natural Caramel Giana Wedge Sandal - Pewter Metal
Becka High Wedge Sandal - Squeezed Lemon Juicy Culture

And for those who prefer a bit more elevation, turn to Juicy Couture for the height you want. Wedges from their spring/summer collection include the new flatform shoe silhouette, the 3” Juicy Couture Moira Platform Sandal, the bold colored classic 3 ½” Becka High Wedge, and the dual trend raffia and metallic 5” Giana Wedge Sandal. Higher heel wedges look superb with maxi dresses and jeans of all lengths.

By Dynelle Skinner


These Shoes Are Made For Walking

Monday, May 14th, 2012

In cities like NYC, where people walk everywhere, continuously pounding the pavement tends to be hard on your feet — especially if you’re in heels. In this fashion capital, we forfeit comfort for the sake of style to stay current and on-trend. That usually means a lot of foot pain, but it turns out we can have the benefits of both. Whether you go for shine with metallics or standout with a bold color or print, there are shoes that can give the look you want without sacrificing your feet.

Birkenstock 043851 Gizeh Casual Flat Sandal
Birkenstock 071391 Mayari Women's Flat Sandal.
Birkenstock has added some modern and fun colors to their shoe collection. Metallics are still very hot right now as we recently saw at the Met Ball, so add a bit of glamour to your look as you enjoy amazing arch support with the above featured high gloss metallic Birkenstock 043851 Gizeh Casual Flat Sandal or the Birkenstock 071391 Mayari Women’s Flat Sandal.
Hush Puppies Basis Perforated Oxford
 Hush Puppies Notice Flat Sandal
While bright colors are super hot right now, one bold color that will always be in is red. Adding an all-over red shoe like the Hush Puppies Basis Perforated Oxford or a bold red print, like the Hush Puppies Notice Flat Sandal to your look is sure to kick up your style notch. Look sharp yet comfortable when paired with cuffed jeans, gathered shorts or chinos.
By Dynelle Skinner

Kick off Spring with Color in Superga’s 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
Superga Limelight Superga Paradise Pink
Superga Blue Caribe Superga Island Green

For you retro sneaker lovers, the 2750 Cotu Classic Sneaker from iconic Italian footwear brand Superga will add some nostalgic flair to your casual wardrobe. The breathable and durable classic features a cotton canvas upper and a vulcanized natural rubber sole that delivers bounce and grip, and for this spring, it comes in a variety of must-have colors!  Electrify with every step you take while being on the bold color trend in hues like Limelight, Paradise Pink, Island Green, Blue Caribe, or go for more classic colors like Navy, White, Black, or Grey.Pair any style with rolled up or cuffed jeans for a classic cool look or add a bit of tomboy toughness to a soft, feminine look by wearing it with this season’s adorable sundresses.

By Dynelle Skinner