Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

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!

Spring Weddings

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Not only is May one of the most beautiful months in New York City but it also marks the beginning of the spring wedding season. We love the ease of sneakers but between beaches and gardens, churches and barns, you’re going to need a couple of sturdy and fashionable heels comfortable enough to let you dance the night away. Chosen below are a few of our favorite spring heels in pretty pastels for you to bring to the next wedding you have on your calendar!

Love is in the air!



The Top 5 Shoes to Wear at Coachella

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Whether you’re heading off this weekend to rage at Coachella, or simply enjoying the warm weather that has finally hit the east coast, DNA Footwear is here to offer our top 5 shoe picks for this upcoming spring concert season.



First up we have the Latigo Astro Hidden Wedge Huarache Bootie. This bootie is designed by New York native turned California babe Naomi Reid and fits perfectly into the festival lifestyle. Coachella, like all music festivals, is about nailing the boho chic look and there isn’t a better style than the Astro Wedge Huarache Bootie. In the beautiful Cognac color the booties will easily match your entire spring wardrobe from cutoff denim jeans to flowing maxi skirts.





Next in line is the At Large Ankle Strap Sandal by one of our favorite brands, BC Footwear. Just because Coachella takes place outside in the grass and the dirt doesn’t mean that you’re not a fashion forward girl at heart. Keep the glam in your outfit by paring these rose gold BC ankle strap sandals with your favorite dancing dress.






Number three on our list is a gladiator sandal by the Brooklyn inspired company BedStu. Gladiator style sandals are stylish anytime of the summer but the details on the Diona Gladiator Flat Ankle Strap Sandal set it apart during this music concert craze. The delicate ankle strap, soft leather soles and flower accents on this gladiator guaranties both comfort and fashion while you’re dancing the day and night away.





One of the best comeback stories of this spring fashion season has been the resurrection of the Birkenstock sandal. That’s right, the once hip, king of comfort has returned to the fashion scene just in time for this concert season. While the Birkenstock sandal is already boho-chic to begin with, this Thong Gizeh Sandal lends itself perfectly to the spring and summer weather.





While the previous four picks have all had an element of boho-chic style to them, nothing beats the Frye Reina Saddle Bootie when it comes to creating a stylish attitude in your wardrobe. Pair these coral beauties with a pair of ripped jean shorts and a black graphic tea for an outfit that will showcase your inner rock star.




We love Holidays!

Sunday, December 9th, 2012

Splendid feasts are prepared, delectable treats spread lovingly over thoughtful table arrangements. The scent of invigorating fresh pine, and spicy sweet woody cinnamon, tantalize our senses. Sumptuous fabrics and adornments in cheery winter colors create an inviting ambiance of jovial festivity wherever we go.

It is a nostalgic time of the year, when we make space to reflect on the many ways we love and appreciate one another, the reasons why we stay together, or fall apart, yet hope to reconcile, cherishing the bonds that draw us closer to a more peaceful and exalted existence.  These magical people we’ve invited into our lives are the highlight of our holidays, and we are excited to honor them, celebrating the special qualities about them that inspire and amaze us year-round.

“To receive, give”, we hear, time and time again. It is with giving in mind that DNA Footwear has designed a brilliant holiday lookbook, a gift guide that makes it easier to share our passion for fashion with those who have given us so much of themselves.  Featured, is a fantastic selection of the hottest footwear and accessories by the season’s most coveted brands, like Sorel, Frye, Hunter, Palladium, Vans, Dolce Vita, Bed|Stu, UGG Australia, and many more, including Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet. Take a look!

Because gifting can be so “Pinteresting”, we’ve also, curated a collection of #DNAholiday Pinterest boards to complement our look book, giving you a fun space to put together your naughty & nice lists with ease!

DNA HOLIDAY: Hot Glam Stocking Stuffers
DNA’s favorite trinkets and must have accessories of the season, just in time to light up the faces of your special loved ones and secret santa someones, on and off your list!
Our super-gift quick pick on this list is Jules Smith’s collection of funky bracelets. Ultra-hot wardrobe staples, each style is an excellent selection for her and for him. We especially adore Smith’s Good Luck Jellies—a wristful of the charmed life will brighten anybody’s day! Full of good luck, the future will be so bright, SUPER’s Giaguaro Sunglasses must “shade” the day, reviving the memory of lingering Summer sunsets during the winter chill out!

DNA HOLIDAY: Share The Warmth
‘Tis the season to turn up the heat with warm wool, cozy cashmere, and luxurious leather outerwear! Gift your loved ones the season’s most coveted, winter-proof footwear & accessories! Some like it hot, others, hotter than ever. The absolute hottest item battling the cold front this season, is UGG Australia’s Great Jones Headphones w/Speaker Technology, available in classic Black, sweet Sugar Plum, and cozy Camel.

DNA HOLIDAY: Naughty & Nice
Make naughty look nice, with fab finds at DNA that add spice to wardrobes gone wrong, or collections done right!
Because every good girl could use some bad-girl-glam, gift your fellow glamazons show-stopping, edgy styles that live for the night life, and make nice with a t-shirt and jeans by day light.
Sam Edelman’s Felix Cross-Over Handbag is a Natural Snake charmer—we love its spiked class!
Nisha by Dolce Vita breaks hearts and steals eyes. A beauty of a bootie, cut in sensual, scalloped lines, concealing more than she reveals, she’s enigmatic—for her, we pine!

DNA HOLIDAY: What Big Boys Want
He’s the man of the hour–a scholar & a gentleman, your knight in shining armor! If there is hardly a reason to give him the boot, or kick him to the curb–spoil the man with luxe leather boots and dope kicks fit for the modern man and grown-up big kid, alike.
For he who walks with an elegant air, Wolverine’s 1883 Collection has got it all together, with gentlemanly Seger—a leather & textile, laced affair.
For he who shoots the breeze, kicking rocks, as he walks, Vans’ new collaboration, OTW is bananas-off-the-wall! Alomar is easily a favorite for its multiplicity of texture—refined, yet casual still.
For he who is in between, Tonio is sure to please –UGG Collection rocks the night and transitions to day with ease.

DNA HOLIDAY: Uplifting Gifting
Gifting is uplifting with these awesome holiday DIY solutions. Wrap it all up with a smile!

Happy Gifting!


by L S.Granados

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

Four hot designer collections for Fashion Week

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

With Fashion Week taking over the Lincoln Center in New York City, fashionistas from all around the world are ruling the streets of the American fashion capital. Exhibiting their most high-fashion clothing pieces from fall 2012 runways, we’ve been keeping an eye on their soles.

Since DNA Footwear is always on the hunt to find you the perfect shoes (that won’t make your addiction any better!), we are adding some serious appeal to our designer brands collection! For all fashion connoisseurs, Jessica Simpson, Elizabeth and James, Rachel Zoe, and Dr Martens are some of few brands that just hit our stores with their fall collections. In addition, you will soon be able to shop 1000 miles by Samantha Pleet and for our gentlemen; two men collections featuring The Damned by Jeffrey Campbell and MJUS.

While one of the most influential forces in fashion today was presenting her new collection on the runway at New York Fashion Week yesterday, we were working on getting her styles ready to shop. The infamous Rachel Zoe will make you want to stockpile your shoe closet with ankle boots, flats, and platforms pumps.

DNA Footwear, Rachel Zoe, Boots, Shoes, Pumps, Fall 2012, Fashion


The Olsen sisters, recently winners of the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) Womenswear Designer of The Year for The Row, seek to embody a modern lifestyle brand for a young and hip generation with their Elizabeth and James label. We’ve got our hands on these fabulous booties that will make you feel like you’ve always been that uptown girl with a touch of casual style!

DNA Footwear, Elizabeth and James, Olsen, Boots, Shoes, Fall 2012, Fashion

Anti-fashion boot or famous footwear, Dr. Martens boots are coming back in DNA’s shoe must-haves this season. Whether you like yours plain leather, with flowers print, polka dots (seriously, would you expect any less?), polished, or canvas, you will surely find what you are craving in the shoe icon category.

DNA Footwear, Dr Martens, Boots, Fall 2012, Fashion

So there are no more excuses, we have the perfect touch to complete your style from head to toe during the global Fashion Weeks! Let us know what your favorite runway soles are and stay tuned to know when our other designer brands will hit the stores!

by Josi

Sail Away with Sperry Top Sider

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

There are specific brands you go to when you want the best in particular products, clothing, shoes, etc. When it comes to nautical footwear the first and only brand that should come to mind is the iconic Sperry Top Sider. When you’re looking for trendy yet comfortable, ultimate traction providing, quality boat shoes, nothing tops the 77-yr old brand’s fashion legacy.

Sperry Top Sider Authentic Original Boat Shoe
Sperry Top Sider Nantucket LoaferSperry Top Sider Southhampton Wedge Slingback

Authentic Original Boat Shoe – Though Sperry has introduced us to many variations of their classic boat shoe, there’s nothing like the original. This classic features genuine handsewn tru-moc construction in “oh-so-perfect for boating” seersucker nautical stripes. The 360° genuine raw hide laces are looped through rust proof eyelets for secure fit and long life. This original boat shoe also features Sperry’s signature traction and the shock absorbing EVA heel cup which provides added comfort for all day walking.

Nantucket Loafer – who says classic loafers can’t be chic. The Sperry Nantucket Loafer embodies the practical slip-on style but with a pretty and sleek update. Fans of  classic loafer styles will love the traditional moc-styling and buckle detailing across the vamp. Special touches include contrast leather piping around the top, a smidgen of a heel for a touch of height and a luxe leather lining.

Southampton High Wedge Sling back – want the comfort of a wedge with the personality of a modern on-trend show, then these fun and flirty nautical wedges, featuring Sperry’s signature comfort should be at the top of your list. This great wedge gives you the look of a classic, chic sling back with modern and nautical features. You’ll love the cork wrap wedge, skip lace detail, and metallic leather upper, colorblocked with neutral tan.

Sperry Mens Authentic BoatSperry Boat Oxford Saddle Shoe

Men’s Authentic Original Boat Shoe – style and comfort of a Sperry boat shoe in a sharp, stylish silhouette. A perfect match with chinos, the Men’s Authentic Original Boot features a handsewn Tru-Moc construction, and a non-marking rubber outsole. Like the women’s version, the men’s also features a 360° genuine raw hide laces that are looped through rust proof eyelets for secure fit and long life, Sperry’s signature traction and the shock absorbing EVA heel cup which provides added comfort.

Men’s Boat Oxford Saddle Shoe – sophisticated fun at its best with this clean and classic gentleman’s shoe with an urban touch. Featuring relaxed, worn leather and linen, the Sperry Boat Oxford Saddle Shoe brings to mind the sharp dressed men of the past that exuded refined style, professional appeal and a playful personality. Men who wear this shoe cherish style and luxurious comfort and show it with every step.

By Dynelle Skinner

Frye – It’s All in the Details

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

When you’re the oldest shoe company in the US, its not difficult to continuously draw in customers especially when you capture your audience with your brand’s exceptional attention to details. Frye features styles made with three different dyes, embellishments and treatments. This spring’s sandals feature a mix of old and new, modern touches added to classic silhouettes.

Frye Corrina Stitch Wedge -  featuring antique soft leather, tonal pickstitching on the hem, vamp and ankle straps (which also features stud details) to add an extra layer of texture, it’s not difficult to see why its called the Stitch Wedge. The minimalist details makes this stacked hardwood heel with leather trim a classic that will surpass seasons.

Kara Trapunto Sandal -  styled perfectly for hot summer days and nights, this Latin roots, Bossa Nova-inspired T-Strap corked platform features the artisan Trapunto style of stitching – several parallel rows of stitching creating a design on the fabric. The raised leather piping and rivets add a bit of toughness to this chic sandal.

Alex High Wedge – double the comfort plus show your style when you rock this moccasin-wedge hybrid. The soft leather and stacked hardwood wedge heel gives this old classic a new modern edge.

Braylin Braided 2 Piece High Wedge Sandal – in the mood for a retro-chic style, this braided sandal features another hot trend in footwear for spring 2012 – unique braiding patterns like the flat braided detail featured in this modern wedge

By Dynelle Skinner

Rachel Zoe Takes Your Style to New Heights

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Rachel Zoe is known as the quintessential celebrity style authority, taking celebs to new heights in fashion and turning them into style mavens. Why not let Rachel Zoe do the same for you with her stylishly chic footwear collection. There’s nothing like a stunning pair of towering heels to take your look from casual to chic….. and Rachel Zoe knows chic.

Her collection features sky high heels with textured stacked platforms that will elevate any look. Be the topic of conversation as you captivate in the anything-but-classic Parton High Heel T-Strap Sandals, the transcending Bardot Peep Toe Pumps or the flirty Demi High Heel Platform Sandals and for those of you who prefer a thicker heel, the polished King Leather Espadrille Wedges offers the height but with more heel dominance.

by  Dynelle Skinner

Celebrity: Elizabeth and James Wishlist

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Elizabeth and James Collection

It’s brands like these that make my job excruciatingly painful. The gorgeous elegance of textured, pattern heavy combinations mixed throughout the Elizabeth and James collection makes a girl want what she can’t have. Fusing  an uptown chic with downtown couture, colorful accents and masculine cuts, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have yet again released double trouble for my pocket book.

Vintage x Retro x  Modern, from shoes to accessories this collection turns the fashion conscious head spinning. Luxuriously modern in approach the twins have managed to capture classic elegance with contemporary cool. A bit pricey for the average consumer but each piece speaks loudly, so splurging every once in awhile with this brand will keep your closet up to date. Above are my SOME of my favorites and there is much more coming from the Spring collection. Included in DNA’s New Arrivals is a pair of the E-Clair Colorblock  High Heel Sandal.

♥Amy K.