Posts Tagged ‘holiday’

Holiday Gift Guide: Footwear For Hipsters

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

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If you frequently use the term “post-modern”, carry a “satchel” (men included), & live in Williamsburg, then chances are you’re a hipster. Not that you’d ever admit to being a hipster but if the shoe fits, wear it (LITERALLY).

With our new Williamsburg location it’s only fitting that our ‘Holiday Gift Guide’ features the ever-so cliche hipsters. Leave your tattered Converse & Toms behind because there is a whole new gang of urban chic taking over – driving loafers,  penny loafers, ankle boots, and desert boots.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Do NOT mention the word ‘hipster’ when gift giving to your ‘hipster’ friend…they don’t take well to labels.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Gift Guide: Footwear for Athletes

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

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I may only run on the treadmill, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know a thing or two about the importance of proper athletic footwear. Way back in the day, before I found solace in sequins and leopard print, I use to play nearly every sport. For those who know me this may be a shocker…keep in mind I never said I was GOOD at these sports. During my “I want to be just like Brandy Chastain’ stage, I cared little about proper footwear and today I pay the price with two fluid-filled knees (GROSS) and my joints’ newly found ability to sense cold weather.

If you don’t want to end up running a block only to have to stop and ice your knees, pay close attention to what you slide your feet into. Those neon kicks may accessorize well with your new sports bra or athletic shorts but are they really improving your health and performance?

Help the athlete in your life look good and feel good with some of the top sporting footwear for both men and women.

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By: Ashley Tschudin


As Seen In…InStyle

Monday, December 5th, 2011

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Perusing through the December issue of any fashion magazine is sure to excite you as you flip through the holiday gift guides, especially this year’s InStyle 2011 ‘Gift Guide’. From beauty to baubles and boots inbetween, InStyle highlights the best that 2011 shopping has to offer. 368 pages into the guide we stumbled across familiar footwear: the Sorel Tofino Canvas Flat Mid Calf Boot in none other than cherry red!

We challenge you to find a more festive pair of boots than chrisp red Sorels with fur detailing!  Keep you feet dry and warm come snow season with the Tofino casual boots. Not only will you be cozy you’ll be keeping warm in style with a quilted outer, stitched leather toe, and gold hardware. Did we mention the no slip grip protects you from some major winter woopsys!?

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Gift Guide (Part Six): Footwear for Kids

Monday, December 5th, 2011

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If you want your little girl to grow up and be a ballerina, she needs a pair of sparkly flats. If you want your little boy to grow up and be a sailor, he needs the perfect boat shoes. If you want your little girl to be Nicole Richie she needs boho chic moccasin boots. Whatever you want your child to grow up to be (even if it’s a celebrity with an eye for style…no judgement), they have to dress the part. It may seem slightly absurd to the average parent — you know the ones who still wear mom jeans — but if you take care in your child’s appearance he or she will too in the future.

Take this holiday season as the time to help your child find comfort, durability, and style. How well a shoe fits and how long it lasts is of key importance when it comes to children’s shoes so spend the extra time to research brands like UGG, Timberland, Ralph Lauren. While you may know how well these brands fit adults, ask yourself if they know what works best for children as well.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Where Wear: Holiday Party

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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Cue the champagne, the twinkling lights, and festive music because you’re ready for the holiday parties! From glitter to metallic hues, DNA Footwear’s eveningwear selection is drool-worthy.

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, say yes to each and every holiday invite you receive! The more family and friend gatherings you attend, the more shoes you’ll get to wear. Match your flirty dresses, sequin encrusted tights, and ruffle infused blouses with Badgley Mischka, Luichiny, Paris Hilton, and more!

Strap on your dancing shoes because December is going to be filled with glitz and glam!

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By: Ashley Tschudin


Holiday Gift Guide (Part Five): Footwear For Him

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

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Whether your man is an active runner, an urban hipster, or a businessman DNA Footwear has the gifts he’ll love come the holidays. 

Let’s face it ladies, men often need a little push in the right fashion direction and it’s your chance to encourage his style growth. We are not saying mold him into your perfect “just stepped out of romantic comedy” man, instead work with his already established style, refining it instead of changing it. Remember, nobody likes an overbearing woman.

Now if you’re a man reading this (rare but possible), take the holiday season to buy yourself a little something because you deserve it after a long 2011! Either go with what you know or try to broaden your fashion horizon and switch up your usual footwear.

No matter if you’re a woman or a man, we wish you a footwear filled holiday season!

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Footwear For Him Part I

By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Gift Guide (Part Four): Footwear For Her

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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Blog readers rejoice — it’s the season of ‘Holiday Gift Guides’ and we are on our fourth installment, the second of ‘Footwear for Her’. Whether you’re gift-giving or sneaking a purchase for yourself, we are here to help.

While it may be boot overload here in New York, we’ve included clogs, flats, and an open wedge for you lucky warm weather customers *jealous side eye*. We’re big fans of classic leather boots, but this edition of ‘Footwear for Her’ we thought we’d spice your boot wardrobe up a bit with sweater knits, lace, and Victorian florals. There’s no need to forgo flair when the temperature drops so solve your winter woes and shop our ‘Holiday Gift Guide’.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Gift Guide (Part Two): Footwear For Him

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

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The holidays are in full swing and we are onto Part Two of our ‘Holiday Gift Guide’ and today it’s all for the men in your life, whether it’s your brother, father, friend, or boyfriend. Dressing your best should be equally as important to men as it is to women and we’re helping men put their best foot forward (pun intended) this year.

From Frye to UGG Australia and every Timberland and Bed:Stu inbetween, your guys will be ready for every event. Often times men wear one pair of shoes over and over until there is no life left in their already plain sneakers — break this footwear cruelty cycle! Give them the gift of boots, sneakers, and slippers this season.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Gift Guide (Part One): Footwear For Her

Monday, November 28th, 2011

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Happy Holidays from the DNA Footwear team. Now that you are stuffed from Thanksgiving, it’s time to move away from the kitchen and get shopping!

Over the next month we will be featuring weekly His, Hers, and Kids ‘Holiday Gift Guides’ jam-packed with the hottest in footwear brands and styles. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or for family and friends the DNA Footwear ‘Gift Guide’ will lead you in the right direction.

Part One of the ‘Gift Guide’ is for that special lady in your life — your mom, sister, friend, or girlfriend. Choose from high heels, wedges, flats, and winter boots, all fitting a variety of tastes and budgets.

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By: Ashley Tschudin

Holiday Giveaway: Twishlist Winner

Monday, November 21st, 2011

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Holiday #Twishlist Giveaway. Every two weeks we are shocked by the overwhelming responses we receive from our giveaways — we know you all like shoes but we didn’t know you loved them THIS much!

During the #Twishlist Giveaway we asked you to Tweet us with your one must-have shoe for the holidays and after two weeks we are happy to announce our winner Sarina, who is currently coveting the Report Keyes Knee High Boots. We are happy to grant her her holiday wish and we appreciate all your holiday wishes as well. Keep your fingers crossed and maybe a friend or family member will grant yours as well!

Stay tuned for another giveaway in two weeks!