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Match your mood with these coloured shoes

Thursday, 23 January 2020 9:02:17 AM Australia/Sydney

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Let's face it- we all wear black a little too much. And if it isn’t black, it’s grey, charcoal or navy. 


Lucky for all of us, an easy way to add some colour to any outfit lies within a simple solution: your shoes. Think about it- they aren’t as big of a commitment as wearing a bright pink sequin dress, but bold enough to give your plain outfit a lil’ spice. Often we invest in our tan, black and white shoes, but there's a certain magic (and believe it or not - practicality!) in purchasing some colourful new additions for your wardrobe! 


But, perhaps what’s coolest of all when it comes to wearing colour is that it actually has the ability to change your mood and the people’s around you! Various scientific studies have proven that colour is indeed a powerful communication tool. It can be used to signal action, influence mood, and even affect physiological reactions. Wearing certain colours can set the pace, stage and vibe of your whole day! 


So, we’re going to show you our favourite coloured shoes, and take you through the moods associated with them!


Red 


Woken up feeling nervous? Have something you need to feel confident about today? Seems like you need a sprinkle of red, sister! 


If you want to stand out and grab the spotlight, wearing red helps! Red is also the color of sensuality, aggression, passion, and boldness. An Indian bride even wears red instead of white! Wearing red can make you feel empowered!


Here are our favourite red shoes: 










Top Left: Klouds Venice, Top Right: Audrey Avenue Yang, Bottom Left: Softinos Lje, Bottom Right: Audrey Avenue Kaitlyn.


From casual to fancy, to sandals to sneakers, we have all your glorious red needs at Easy Living Footwear.


Blue

When life feels overwhelming and you just want to pull your hair out with stress, then it’s time to put on some blue! Blue naturally soothes and cools. It’s also a great colour to wear when you need to stay focused, as it broadcasts creativity and intelligence. An awesome colour to wear when you need to finish that neverending work project!


Here are our favourite blue shoes:

Top Left: Sasha Weave Saba,  Top Right: Saimon Jazmina, Bottom Left: Zeta Sky, Bottom Right: Josef Seibel 67706.


Browse our website for the perfect blue espadrille, sneakers, brogues or sandals! We have it all!


 Yellow and Orange 


Feeling happy and want others to feel the same? Wear some yellow and bright orange! Yellow naturally represents cheerfulness and optimism, and can actually cognitively improve the moods of other people who look at it! Bright orange is also known to kickstart inspiration- so if you’re feeling like your day is becoming a bit dull, introducing these shades into your outfit is the answer!


Here are our favorite yellow and orange shoes:


Top Left: Neo Carmen, Top Right: Bueno Kymba, Bottom Left: Zeta Intern, Bottom Right: Neo PI1080


Add some spice to your wardrobe and feel nice with our selection of elegant and bright shoes. Shop now.


Green 


Life can easily become hectic, and as a consequence it becomes really easy to lose sight of yourself and the things that matter. Wearing green can ground you. Green is the colour of nature, and as such naturally calms and rejuvenates your state of mind. Sometimes wearing green is all you need to bring you back down to Earth! 


Many people get put off by the sound of ‘green’, and fluro/lime shades come flooding to their minds. It’s important to realise that there are many types of green, and shades like khaki are extremely fashionable and more subtle then you immediately think. 


Here are our favourite green shoes: 

Left: Bueno Yelena, Middle: Costa E10008, Right: Neo Nancy 



So give it a go, step out of your comfort zone and try one of our favourite green shoes. We promise you won’t regret it!


Sometimes it's far too easy to stay in your box. But more often than not, all you need is a little confidence boost. This summer, let your true colours fly and perhaps think about adding some oomph to that old black dress you just can’t stop going back to. Life is so beautiful and there's just oh so much to be happy about- so why not reflect that in the shoes you wear! 


Find your perfect match at Easy Living Footwear.


 











Posted By Kahla Fisher

To our Aussie Heroes, thank you.

Thursday, 16 January 2020 10:39:50 AM Australia/Sydney

The current bushfire crisis that devastates Australia is both frightening and deeply upsetting. 

Twenty-five people and more than one billion animals have been killed. Over 10 million hectares of land have been burnt, 2000 homes destroyed, and thousands of people evacuated and left displaced. 

Even if you aren’t directly located near a fire, the physical effects are felt by many - with Australia’s air quality becoming the worst in the world, and skies as near as New Zealand’s and as distant as South America’s turning orange with smoke.

These statistics are deeply unnerving, but they become even more unsettling if you imagine what they might have been without the brilliant heroism of the Australian firefighters. 

But for many, these fires have been personal. Like many of you, our owner Robyn McLennan experienced the devastating effects of the fires first-hand. The bushfires on Saturday 4th January reached emergency levels, with temperatures and wind forces at a record high. Robyn and her husband Roger’s family farm was threatened by the Dunns Road Fire that burnt it’s way through the Adelong/Batlow area in South NSW. 

However, thanks to the immeasurable bravery of firefighters, and their teamwork, grit and utter persistence,  Robyn’s property was saved.

“This beast of a fire was running in all directions and our firies did the most amazing job. Their dedication and bravery is what makes this country so amazing,” Robyn said. 

In awe of the heroism she witnessed, Robyn reflects:

“There were high blazes everywhere and Captains asked for extra assets. We had none, so they just had to work with what they had. No-one got angry, they accepted the challenge as a true Aussie would, and just got on with the enormous task of saving property, livestock and most importantly, lives.” 

Moved by the Firies and their incredible work and humility, Robyn knew it was time to act. 

Unfortunately, many small rural fire brigades find it extremely difficult to get funding for new equipment. For this reason, Robyn announced that Easy Living Footwear would donate to the Adelong and Districts RFS brigades $5 from every pair of shoes sold throughout the four stores and online until January 15,.

Thanks to our incredible and generous Easy Living Footwear customers, we have been able to donate a total of $4830 to these RFS brigades. This donation will go straight to the individuals who continue to risk their lives to keep us, our homes and our animals safe. 

On behalf of Robyn and Easy Living Footwear we thank you for your incredible effort. Our country is burning and it is incredibly easy to feel disheartened and hopeless, but it’s times like these where we band together, and realise just how great Australians are.

To everyone who has been directly affected by these devastating bushfires, our thoughts and prayers go out to you. To the amazing firefighters who continue to tirelessly fight day- in and day-out, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.



Posted By Kahla Fisher

How to plan the perfect Christmas Party

Wednesday, 18 December 2019 3:27:23 PM Australia/Sydney

With the Festive season arriving among us, we are hurrying to tick off all the to-do lists, whiz through the shopping, wrap the presents, and somehow find time to relax on the big day. Here at Easy Living Footwear, we believe Christmas shouldn’t be overwhelming for the most part. Instead, it should be a fun, easy day, focusing on feeling your best and being surrounded by the people you love most!


But that's easier said than done. The trick to having a seamless Christmas party? Planning. With a bit of preparation and family involvement, we promise you can have a stress free Christmas this year. 


In this blog we take you through some tips and inspiration to the 4 main pillars of any Christmas Party: the food, the drinks, the decorations and most importantly- the outfit. 

 

Planning the food:


With the chaos of Christmas, it can be a big ask to cook for large gatherings and many family members. An idea to save you time is to ask each of your guests to bring a little something to the day. This will sort yourself a staple, simple yet flavoursome menu made with love from everyone who means the most to you! Donna Hay has some amazing Christmas feasts with a twist; from a classic glazed turkey, roasted potatoes, traditional pav to even gingerbread hearts which are so easy even the kids could make them!


We picked some of our favourite recipes from Donna Hay and wanted to share them here. Hopefully these give you some inspiration! 


Need a statement piece or a main course? Why not try this amazing Marmalade ham.


Classic Marmalade Ham:




Looking for side dishes that please the little ones and your tummy? Why not try these delicious crunchy potatoes and gorgeous summery salad?


Crunchy Roast Potatoes: 

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/special-occasions/christmas-recipes/crunchy-roast-potatoes


Fig and Beetroot Salad: 

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/special-occasions/christmas-recipes/fig-and-beetroot-salad-with-goats-cheese-dressing

 
 

Now it’s time for the best part…dessert! If you want a more classic traditional dessert, the Christmas cake is probably perfect for you. Are you having a big Australian Christmas? Well, it’s not Aussie unless a Pav is present! Want to get the kids involved in the cooking? The gingerbread heart garlands are a perfect candidate!



Nanna’s Christmas Cake 

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/special-occasions/christmas-recipes/nannas-christmas-cake


Classic Pavlova

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/desserts-and-baking/classic-pavlova




Gingerbread Heart Garland 

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/special-occasions/christmas-recipes/gingerbread-heart-garland



Choosing your drinks: 


Now you’ve sorted your food, it’s time to sort the drinks.  When it’s this hot, we all crave a fruity, cool cocktail. Think summer vibes too! For the grown ups, this Rosehip, Raspberry and Blood Orange Cocktail seems like the perfect summer refreshment with just enough ‘wow factor’. 


Rosehip, Raspberry and Blood Orange Cocktail

https://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/special-occasions/christmas-recipes/rosehip-raspberry-and-blood-orange-cocktail


 

Planning the decorations


Every good Christmas table has a plan and vision behind it. Pinterest is a great online media that allows you to search for style inspiration and themes. Sometimes looking at creative inspiration is all you need to design a KILLER table! 


So you’re feeling less frazzled before hand; ensure you stick to a simple colour theme, and impactful decorations. Our favourite Christmas theme at the moment is white, copper/silver sprinkled with some natural greens. They also photograph amazingly and will complement the no doubt vibrant outfits at family photo time. Try setting the table with some beautiful olive or magnolia leaves,  on crisp white cloth and silver cutlery; elevated with sparkling fairy lights. Here are some examples to get you started:


 

Planning your outfit:


And finally our favourite bit! The outfit- which of course includes the shoes! You want to feel comfortable on this long festive day; after all there will be endless dancing, running after the kids and photos. We want you to look and feel your best. Our EasyLiving shoes are the perfect companion of any outfit. With endless colour schemes, styles and fits, we have something for everyone. 


One of the first styles on this year's wish list are the Audrey Avenue Fashion sandals. Lined with leather and cushioning for comfort, feel chic and sophisticated; as these platforms will elevate any look. We suggest pairing with a flowy maxi dress or elegant pants and blouse. 



 
Or maybe you want something a tad more fancier? For a heel which offers subtle sophistication and endless styling opportunities , try our diverse (but all equally beautiful) heel range. Here's a couple of our faves right now.


Pictured left to right: Zeta Beth, Audrey Avenue Ray, Django and Juliette Brady




Lastly, for those outdoor Christmas parties, you can never go wrong stepping foot in a straw espadrille.  A supportive choice for your ankles; and up to you whether you want to sport a wedge with a dotty print or lay it back with a beige tone for that elegant summery look. 


Pictured left to right: Neo Malenda, Zeta Sky, Zeta Swoon


Hopefully the above recommendations will help you feel more relaxed this Chrissy. And if you’re looking for a present to get for that Aunty you never know what to buy for - we know a great shoe shop who will do the trick ;). 


Find your perfect fit at Easy Living Footwear.


 


 


 













Posted By Kahla Fisher

How to Treat Your Feet

Thursday, 12 December 2019 11:28:45 AM Australia/Sydney

You may have all heard the saying ‘Happy feet, happy life”...wait, not too sure that’s how it goes.

Either way, the philosophy behind it makes sense! When your feet are not functioning properly, your whole world feels like it could crumble at any moment. Think about it for a moment- when you have a blister on your foot caused by ill-fitting shoes, it can be seriously debilitating. 


We often take the time to get our hair done,  get a back massage, get a manicure or even moisturise our legs a bit longer after the shower. But what we need to realise- is our feet deserve to be treated too! 


Here are our top tips to finally giving your feet the royal treatment they deserve.



Wash, don’t soak 


We all know to wash our feet every day, but many people make the mistake of accidentally soaking them instead. When you soak your feet for too long, your skin’s natural oils can be eroded. The best way to wash your feet is to rub them lightly with a washer that has been wet with some warm water and a gentle soap!


If you do really want to soak your feet, then forget the Epsom salts—they're too drying and don't offer any medical benefit!


Dry your feet well 


We’ve all heard about  horrible cases of athlete's foot, or perhaps even developed it ourselves! Unfortunately, it can be way too simple to contract by simply not drying your feet well. As soon as you get out of a shower, rub your feet diligently (especially between toes) with a clean, dry towel.


 

Moisturise and file

We all moisturise our hands and legs, but we often forget the most crucial body part to moisturise- your feet! If your skin feels dry, apply a gentle moisturising cream all over the foot and lather in circular moments. 

Next, just remove hard skin and calluses with a pumice stone or foot file. Remember: do not overdo it or it could damage your squeaky clean skin underneath.



 


Alternate the shoes you wear each day

Oops- this may even mean having two pairs of your favourite everyday style (hint, hint we know a great place to buy them…), but shoes need time to avoid triggering infections (and foot odor). If you alternate your shoes, then you should also alternate what’s underneath them....no, not your actual feet! Your stockings and socks should look to be changed at least twice a day. 


Foot pain? See a podiatrist

Pain is not normal. We need to get out of that mindset. If your feet are aching or regularly sore, don’t just shrug it off and keep wearing the same shoes. Your discomfort may be the result of an underlying foot problem that requires proper podiatry friendly shoes. See a podiatrist pronto or come into one of 4 stores to find shoes that work for you.



 Take the time out to do foot exercises

Keeping your feet strong and flexible can help reduce foot and ankle pain, reduce muscle soreness, improve your overall foot health, and keep you active. Exercises that improve range of motion and help limber up your feet may reduce your chance of getting hurt.


To get you started, the toe raise, point and curl is a great first exercise- and leaves your feet feeling awesome!


This three-part exercise will start to get your toes and feet moving.

  1. Sit in a straight-backed chair with your feet flat on the floor.
  2. Keep your toes flat on the ground and raise your heels until only the balls of your feet and toes touch the ground. Hold for five seconds.
  3. Point your toes so that only the ends of your big and second toes touch the ground. Hold for five seconds.
  4. Keep your heel off the ground and roll your toes under so that that tops of your toes touch the ground. Hold for five seconds.
  5. Repeat each position 10 times.


Buy good quality shoes that fit and do the job. 

Our final tip is perhaps the most important. You can do all the above, but at the end of the day if you put on a shoe that doesn’t fit properly, you’re back at square one.

At Easy Living Footwear our shoes are comfortable and realistic. They are shoes for real women with real feet and REAL feet issues. Shop our extensive range of supportive, podiatry and orthotic friendly shoes today. Hint: Frankie4 and Klouds are two amazing brands for exactly that!


 
Shop our full range of orthodotic friendly shoes here. 


Find your perfect fit at Easy Living Footwear. 




Posted By Kahla Fisher

Pictured: Mandy with her husband Allan- who she stresses is largely part of the reason she can lead the life she loves. 

 

Mandy Wilding has been a loyal customer of Easy Living Footwear for as long as she can remember. Her love for shoes and all things fashion plays a strong role in her life and character. 

But her love for shoes and fashion pales in comparison to the passion and dedication she puts into her volunteer work. Five years ago, the Daffodil Cottage Wig Library began in a small space in Daffodil Cottage. For people undergoing treatment from cancer or who suffer from alopecia or severe stress, the wig library is a safe haven, offering high-quality and comfortable wigs for those who need them most. The magic of the library is largely due to the amazing work of Mandy and her co-founder and friend Heather. 

The idea began when a fellow volunteer at Meals on Wheels invited Mandy to start volunteering at the Daffodil Cottage as well. After working there for a few years, she was approached about an opportunity around opening up a wig library for the local area. Mandy’s background was in hairdressing; though had limited knowledge of wigs, she decided to seize the opportunity and give it her best shot. 

“And what do you know! We’ve been going strong since 2014 and getting busier and busier every day. We are now helping ladies all across Bathurst, Lithgow and Mudgee. I love my job more every day,” Mandy says.

Pictured: The Wig Library supplies wigs to women suffering hair loss-usually from Cancer, Alopecia or Stress. 

A typical week  for Mandy also includes working in her husband Allan’s business, being on call for the library, and being on call for the grandkids! She just manages to squeeze in a walk, swim or pilates class with her girlfriends if she’s lucky. And of course - precious time spent with shoes!

 Pictured: Mandy with her gorgeous daughter.

We were deeply inspired by Mandy’s work. We asked her how she found the drive and passion to live the life she leads.

Pictured: Mandy with her grandchildren- who she often looks after in her busy week!

Her answer comes straight out of a fairytale… Cinderella, to be exact!


“I live by a simple motto. Be kind, have courage, and always believe in a little bit of magic. You must be kind to others - for you never know what they are going through. Of course my work can be confronting - but you must have the courage to not get upset through others’ struggles. You must be strong for them,” she says confidently. 


“There is a little bit of magic everywhere. I believe every day a little bit of this magic happens in the Wig Library. I rarely have to show ladies who come to visit more than one or two wigs because usually the first wig is the pick.”


“Sometimes all you need to do is look up to find the magic. If you look at the world with a sense of drive to find all the beautiful things, you will find you can be passionate about anything and everything.”

 

And of course, Mandy is very passionate about shoes. She lights up when asked her about her style and preferences.

“I think I’m a real classic dresser - I love white. Most normal people fit their shoes to their outfit - I’m the opposite! I revolve my outfit and everything else around my shoes - they are the feature! But no matter what, I go for comfort first and foremost. Frankie4 are such a comfortable brand with such gorgeous styles. I normally pair them with some pants with an elastic waist - perfect for after a big lunch!” she says, laughing.

 

Pictured: Not many people can rock a pair of bright purple Go-Go boots- but Mandy can!

 

Shop Mandy's favourite shoe brand Frankie 4 at Easy Living Footwear. Pictured: Top Left: Frankie4 Polly, Top Right: Frankie4 Lucy, Bottom Left: Frankie 4 Ainsley, Bottom Right: Frankie 4 Hannah 

Mandy’s energy and zest for life is contagious and her commitment to helping others is deeply inspiring. So naturally we asked her to share her best advice to our readers on how we can all live a much more #easy life.

“Life is short. Eat the chocolate and enjoy the precious moments.”


“Likewise, the easiest thing to do in the world is to smile at someone. So, smile at everyone - most of the time they smile back. It doesn’t cost a thing.”


“Another thing - surround yourself with beautiful women who motivate you. I feel so honoured and blessed that I get to help these strong women. Surround yourself with strength and your life becomes easier.” 


“Oh and one more thing - buy the bloody shoes!” she laughs.

 

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Daffodil Wig Library runs solely on public donations. Head to their Facebook page and personally message them to find out how you can donate. 


Shop your favourite styles, brands and shoes at Easy Living Footwear.

 



 







Posted By Kahla Fisher

The perfect shoes for your outfits this Christmas

Thursday, 28 November 2019 10:37:47 AM Australia/Sydney

Christmas invites piling up but nothing to wear? 

 

With the season of festivities just around the corner, we are sure you will want to look your ultimate best, and what better way to do that than to seal the perfect outfit with a fabulous pair of shoes! At Easyliving, we have crafted the perfect range of Christmas classics for you to complete your look...and let’s face it- a good pair of shoes makes an outfit! 

 

From casual sandals and slip-ons, to a sophisticated heel, we’ve got you covered with fiery, fabulous, fierce and unforgettable red shoes that leave you feeling your best throughout this frantic season! 


Here are our favourite picks for all your events this Christmas.


Shoes for an Outdoor Christmas Lunch 

 

Have an upcoming lunch by the water? The stunning Savana from the Audrey Avenue collection will have you feeling chic and confident this season. The elegant fold-over buckle, supportive soles and rich red tones are the perfect combination of support and style. Pair with a crisp maxi dress or long pants and tucked-in chic blouse.

 


Find your lunch goes into the night? Why not step into some of our wedged heels or slight platform sandals to carry on the party? But don’t worry, there’s no compromise on comfort here! All these beauties are not only comfortable, but 100% supportive too. Now there’s no excuse not to dance the night away!




Want to add some spice to your christmas outfit this year? Show your wild side by popping these leopard print cameos on!


 

Shop our fashion sandals now in time for the festivities. 


Shoes for a Beach Christmas


Do you spend your Christmas hopping from the beach to a family lunch? Free your feet from the heat with our absolutely gorgeous, yet candid sandals. These are perfect to complement any outfit with an effortless feel, but we recommend a slip on printed sundress or flowy midi skirt.

 


Shop our casual sandals now in time for the festivities.

 


A Dressy Christmas Dinner/ Work Office Party

 Let’s face it- sometimes there is nothing better than dressing up in something glamorous! If you have a fancy dinner planned this Christmas, or maybe a work office party, then our range of holiday heels should 100% be on your checklist! Again- don’t be fooled by their height. These shoes are as comfortable and supportive as they are beautiful! Try the Kaitlyn or Banty and pair them with any midi length dress or flowy dress pants to complete your Chrissy look! 

 

If you’re after something a little different, we’ve got you covered too! Look fabulous in the alternative Audrey Benny Heel; it’s trio look of black, white and red will have you feeling wrapped up in festive fun this season...and gives you more colours to play with in your outfit!

Shop our heels now in time for the festivities. 

 

Overall this Christmas- we suggest you experiment with colour, it is the festive season after all! Pop on a bold lipstick to complement those fabulous shoes! This year it’s all about having fun with it and feeling free to showcase a bit of flair and personal style around family and friends.  Happy Christmas from us at Easyliving! 

 













Posted By Kahla Fisher

Find your perfect fit: what style of shoe works for you?

Thursday, 21 November 2019 11:38:58 AM Australia/Sydney

When it comes to shoes, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach. 


Shoes are a part of our everyday life! We wear them to work, on our morning run, out to lunch with the girls, and everything in between! 


But many of us have come to accept the fact that our shoes are not always comfortable. Beauty is pain, right? Well, that’s about to change. We’re here to tell you that that is complete gibberish! You’re doing more harm than good by wearing ill-fitting footwear - the long term consequences can be both damaging and painful. 


If you struggle to find shoes that don’t cut your circulation or perhaps gape or leave your feet aching, chances are you have a wide or narrow foot or suffer from other common foot-related issues: bunions, high-instep, high-arch, or more. 


Luckily, at Easy Living Footwear, we meticulously measure our shoes to discover the proper fit for you and your feet - no matter what type you have. With our exacting and specific measurements, you'll be able to choose from a huge range of stylish, fashionable and comfy shoes. Wide, narrow, orthotic-friendly - you can pick precisely what's best for you, and still look great!


Wide Feet


Wide feet are often caused by flat arches. When people with fallen or flattened arches stand up, the curve of the foot collapses, which in turn makes the foot appear wider. There is nothing wrong with having a wide foot, but when you constantly try to squeeze into shoes that leave you in excruciating pain, it can very quickly become a problem. Wearing ill-fitting shoes with wide feet can lead to bunions and other bony bumps. 


If you have wide feet, we suggest you go for shoes that are expertly crafted with ample space. The main tips for selecting a shoe that works for your wide feet are:


  • Look for shoes with removable linings and insoles (e.g. orthotic shoes)

  • Choose shoes with a closure system (e.g. laces and velcro straps)

  • Select a shoe with a soft upper and wider sole (this will provide a more stable base)

  • Select shoes that are either open toe or have a ‘box’ finish (avoid pointy shoes)



Here are our top picks for shoes for wide feet:


The Cabello EG17 is a comfort leisure shoe with feature detailing uppers and zipper, lace-up closure, wider fitting and removable innersoles making it orthotic friendly and perfect for wide feet!

 The Audrey Avenue Bettina is a wide-foot  punched leather sandal, with a closed-in toe design at the front to allow the foot to breathe and a sling-back design at the back making it perfect for a wide foot.

The Romika 20702 features breathable textile uppers, a padded lightweight sole and easy to use toggle fastening making it an awesome shoe for wider feet.


Shop our full orthopedic range here. 

Narrow feet


But wide feet aren’t the only issue. People with narrow feet often have trouble getting their feet to fit regular shoes - narrow feet can also result in a heel that is much narrower than your forefoot. This can be quite an issue when you are looking for shoes, with only certain styles available in extra narrow. Regular width shoes often slip and slide and even fall off altogether. 


Luckily, there are shoes that can work for your narrow feet! The best rules to abide to when purchasing your next pair are the following:


  • Look for shoes with laces

  • Look for shoes with adjustable features (e.g. buckles, velcro, adjustable straps)

  • Closed shoes (minimise the amount of space you have to slip out)

  • Opt in for arch support, gel or heel inserts


Here are our top picks for shoes for narrow feet:


The Kroten Harajuku is perfect for a slim foot. With breathable uppers, a comfortable sole and laces, feel ensured these shoes won’t slip off!
 

The Frankie4 Maria  comfort slide features a contour footbed and dual straps over foot. These may seem scary for narrow feet in the absence of adjustable straps, but don’t worry! These have been designed by a Podiatrist- making them perfect for all foot sizes. 


 

Looking for a heel that finally fits you? The Neo ™-Syr 1904 features a soft, thick leather straps that holds the foot in place with the help from a modern, metallic buckle on the side that is not only practical but also adds style to this heel. The solid, block heel supports and stabilizes the foot whilst also providing the height you are after and ensures your narrow foot does not slip!



Discomfort with new shoes is acceptable at first because most shoes need some break-in time, but constant long-term discomfort means that the shoe is not suitable for your feet. Ensure your shoes are pain-free and fashionable, no matter your foot-type, at Easy Living Footwear. 



Posted By Kahla Fisher

How to Style your Sneakers in Summer

Thursday, 14 November 2019 8:06:32 AM Australia/Sydney

Kris wearing the Romika 20702


Ah, the beloved sneaker! It’s comfy, reliable and now maybe even the most fashionable shoe out there. Gone are the days where sneakers are for sport, or your most relaxed outfit. Lucky for us, sneakers today come in every colour and style under the sun. 


(Also acceptable: trainers, joggers, runners!)


But with a whole lot of sneaker styles going on, it can be tough to figure out what to wear with them! It’s not as simple as black with black and white with white. There’s also a misconception that sneakers are a winter shoe, and should be fully replaced by heels during the warmer months! We're here to tell you: that’s simply not true.


In this blog, we’ll break it down for you - and prove the humble sneaker really is the most versatile and bad-ass shoe in the game… all year round. 

 

Classic White Sneakers


Let’s start with an easy one. If you’re looking to style a white sneaker in summer, you’re in luck! It looks awesome paired with practically anything. 


For a relaxed summer look, we love wearing  our white sneakers with a pair of light washed blue denim jeans and a loose white t-shirt. Going out? Pair it with a pair of cool sunglasses and a fancy handbag. You simply can’t go wrong with this one. 



But it doesn’t stop there. White sneakers also make for a brilliant component to another summer wardrobe essential: a summer dress. It’s so awesome to see how widely worn sneakers are with dresses nowadays. Our hearts (and feet) are so happy.


For an effortless summer look, perfect for boozy lunches or Sunday brunches, pair your white sneakers with a bright summer dress. For an extra touch, add a funky wide brimmed straw hat!



 
Shop our range of white sneakers now.

Patterned Sneakers


Styling patterned sneakers isn’t as easy as the classic white - but it still doesn’t have to be hard. 


When you’re styling a pair of patterned sneakers, you want to make your shoes the statement piece of your outfit. Whatever you decide to wear should make those shoes pop! A great rule to swear by is - the more busy the shoe, the more plain the clothes. If you’re wearing a patterned shoe, pair it with a neutral and un-patterned outfit.


For a beautiful summer look, pair your printed kicks with a white, cream or grey shift dress or skirt and blouse. Let your shoes (and your legs!) do the talking.



 

 

Sporty Sneakers


For a long time, people assumed if you were wearing a sneaker, you’d have to pair it with active-wear. Because everytime you wear a sports-shoe you’re actually going to workout, right? ;) 


Although that’s not the case anymore, we have to admit, pairing some killer active-wear with your sports shoes is undeniably one of the greatest summer looks ever. Perfect for the everyday grind. 


If your sport shoes are patterned, and a bit more fun, why not spice up your active-wear? Going for a brightly patterned pair of leggings that matches your sports bra is a great start! Then just throw on a bright tank top and you’re ready to go - to the gym, or just down to the shops on a sunny day. 

 

Shop the Romika 20702 now.

 

Alternatively, if you prefer a more simple sports shoe, simply replace the patterned leggings with a monotone coloured pair that compliments the colours of your sneakers.

Shop the Propet Travel Fit now.

  

Striped Sneakers


It can be difficult to find something to wear with striped sneakers. You don’t want to pair it with anything that clashes, and depending on the colour of the stripes, this can happen way too easily. 


Our best tip with striped shoes is to pair it with an outfit that features one or more of the colours of the shoe. This helps blend the outfit as a whole and gives those striped bad boys the justice and style they deserve!


For example, if your shoes have dark blue and white stripes, wear them with a complimenting pair of dark blue jaded jeans and a loose white summer blouse. 


 Shop the striped Lucia Viguera 1556 now.
 

So there you have it - 6 ways to style your pairs of sneakers in the upcoming summer. The take home message: sneakers are awesome and can be worn with ANYTHING if you style them correctly!


Now’s your chance to buy some gorgeous summer sneakers - shop our amazing range at Easy Living Footwear. 


Posted By Kahla Fisher

How to clean your shoes with ingredients from your pantry

Thursday, 7 November 2019 8:05:14 AM Australia/Sydney

Pictured: Audrey Avenue Reggie


White leather, suede, patent, canvas, coloured, no-colour, cork, nubuck. One million types of shoes, one question - how the hell do I clean them all?


For most of us, when we look in our closet, we’re faced with a collection of shoes of different sizes, heights, styles, finishes and materials. 


And let’s face it, shoes aren’t cheap! When we spend money on a pair of shoes we want them to last and keep looking good. But how do you keep them shiny and clean when not every shoe is as easy to clean as black leather? And do you really want to use toxic shoe cleaners and bleach? 


With just a few easy supplies and some really easy steps, you can clean your shoes safely and effectively at home. Here’s our best tips and tricks to keep all your shoes sparkling clean - with ingredients that are lean!


Leather, patent leather & faux leather


Leather shoes are the least scary to clean because they’re the most common. For a simple clean start by wiping the shoes with a cloth dipped in a solution of equal parts cool water and distilled white vinegar. Allow the shoes to air dry completely!


If the shoes are real leather, you’ll notice they can easily scuff. For a black leather shoe, simply use commercial polish. 


Still, that’s easier said than done now that there are a plethora of dyed leathers out there! An organic and cheap alternative to remove scuffs from those awesome red leather loafers is to wet a soft cloth with water and dip it into baking soda. Then just rub the scuffed area gently and allow to dry. Once dried, buff again carefully with a clean cloth.


For patent leather and faux leather, simply rub any scuffs with some petroleum jelly and buff gently with a soft cloth. This may leave the surface of your shoe looking murky, so to restore the shine add a spritz of glass cleaner!


Clean your leather Neo TM-SYR 1904’s with the method above.


Fabric and Canvas

I think we can all agree that fabric and canvas shoes are… to put it nicely… not the easiest to clean. If white canvas shoes get dirty, it feels like it takes a village of supplies and a lot of manpower to get those stains out. 

 

In reality, fabric shoes can actually be surprisingly easy to clean. You’ll need some dishwashing detergent, lukewarm water, a toothbrush and some paper towels.

 

Wipe down the fabric shoe with a dry paper towel first. This is to remove any loose surface soil. In another small bowl, mix one teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in two cups of water. Dip your toothbrush in the solution and lightly scrub over each individual stain, one at a time. Pro-tips: do not over-wet the toothbrush, and move with the grain of the fabric to prevent spotting. 

 

To remove the solution, simply wet a paper towel lightly and wipe the entire shoe. Then it’s drying time! Blot with a dry towel and place your shoes in a sunny spot where they can air dry. That’s another pro-tip: sunshine is the secret! Nothing like some good old sunshine to fix your shoe soles - and treat your own soul while you’re at it.


Clean your canvas Lucia Viguera 1556’s with the method above.

Rope and Cork Wedges/Espadrilles 

 

Do you have a pair of gorgeous rope espadrilles or heels you look at and think ‘how on earth do I clean you?” Here’s how you tackle those tricky ones. 

 

After you’ve cleaned the upper fabric or leather part of the shoe, mix a solution of four cups warm water, a quarter of a cup of distilled white vinegar and one teaspoon dishwashing detergent to deal with the cork or rope sole. 

 

Using an old toothbrush that’s been dipped in the solution, work in small areas at a time to buff away the marks and stains. Use in conjunction with a slightly damp cloth. Note: when you’re working with rope soles, only brush in one direction to stop the rope from fraying.

 

When everything is clean, wipe down with a cloth dipped in plain water to rinse away soapy residue and allow the shoes to air dry.


Clean the rope heels and sole of your Jose Saenz JS6058 with the method above.

Suede and Nubuck

 

Unlike leather shoes, suede and their similar types need regular care and attention. To keep these babies clean, you need to try and keep their surfaces as dry as possible.

 

The best way to do that is to invest in a proper waterproofer and shoe brush. Spray your shoes with waterproofer before every wear and use your soft-bristled brush afterwards to remove any loose dust, soil and buff out moisture. 

 

Gently rubbing a pencil along the blemishes then brushing over it gently is a great way to remove marks and scuffs. To remove oily stains, you will need to use an absorbent. A small amount of baby powder will do. Allow the powder to sit on the stain for at least an hour before brushing away. 

 

Voila! These are our easy ways to clean your different types shoes with ingredients that should be somewhere in your home, and are also wholesome, organic, and kid-friendly… and they actually work. 

 

We’d love to hear your tips and tricks on how you clean your shoes. Let us know on our Instagram or Facebook!

 

 

 



 

 






Posted By Kahla Fisher

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Shoe trends through the decades

Thursday, 31 October 2019 1:41:00 PM Australia/Sydney


Ladies, we’ve all been here - we sit down with a cuppa in hand, old photos in the other. We start to reminisce, relive our younger years… then we take a closer look and start to wonder  “What on earth was I thinking with those shoes?! Who let me out of the house wearing those?!” 


Shoes glorious shoes! They are the finishing touches of every outfit! However, we think it’s safe to say that there have definitely been some regrettable choices in the shoe department.


So lets take a step back in time and take a look at the iconic summer shoes we want to remember - or perhaps forget!


1960’s


1960s shoes reflected the changing times! It was out with the big heels and in with shoes that were comfortable, easy to wear and easy to live in! 


Many of these shoes had small square heels - this is where the iconic Mary Jane was born - the most memorable summer shoe of the 60’s! Other summer shoes included brightly coloured pumps and kitten heels. 


But we can’t forget the legendary boot! Although first developed to be worn during the cold months, they soon were adapted to be fashionable and wearable all year round. Very quickly they became a mandatory part of every girls summer wardrobe. Calf-high boots soon evolved into booties (ankle-length) and came in a range of colours to suit every outfit. 


1970’s


The 70’s were shaped by one word: platforms. Everyone began to wear platform heels not only during summer but all year round. These platforms could range from small to enormous! We can imagine the emergency rooms were routinely treating people for twisted or broken ankles caused by these skyscrapers! 


The 1970’s also saw the iconic clog come to the surface. A popular summer shoe; clogs often had wooden souls for extra added comfort!

 


1980’s


Although the 1980s seemed to be overshadowed by fluros, shoulder pads, blue eyeshadow and sequins, their shoe counterparts were actually pretty tame! Worn all throughout summer, this decade was shaped by the sneaker. 


Think: Reeboks, Adidas, Nike, Dunlop Volleys and Converse. High-top, low-top, high-soul, flat-soul- it didn’t matter the style, as long as it was one of these brands. All these sneakers, particularly hightop Reeboks, became extremely popular during the ’80s aerobics craze! 


The 1980’s summer was also shaped by a shoe we’ve tried our best to forget… jellies. These sandals were literally made of PVC plastic and often infused with every colour of glitter you could possibly think of. We’ve got one word to say to these babes - goodbye. 



The 1990’s


The 90’s was full of many quirky and kooky fashion trends, but one thing that decade did do right was shoes!


Perhaps one of the most iconic summer shoes of the 90s that began to grow in prominence was the birkenstock. It was the comfy sandal that everyone dreamed of! It’s interesting to see how popular it has become again! 


Summer styles also included platform slip ons from Steve Madden and the continuing of sneaker styles- where Nike Air Maxs were worn by every girl and guy on the street!


The 90’s are also often referred to as the ‘grunge’ decade. This meant, regardless of the weather being hot, people would still wear tight boots! This was the decade where Doc Martens grew to fame.




2000’s


Oh, the early 2000s. Although the fashion was...well, weird...the shoes were actually pretty tame! Summer was shaped by floral mules and canvas slip ons - spearheaded particularly by Vans. Sparkly flats were also very popular in this decade.


Today


The fashion now has luckily calmed down. Shoe trends these last 5 years have been all about simplicity. Strappy and elegant sandals are in high demand! 


Although they never go out of fashion, stripes have definitely picked up in popularity. More and more shoe brands are incorporating stripes into their designs! 






Pictured: Saimon Bianca


Pictured: Lucia Viguera 1556



At Easy Living Footwear, we closely observe global fashion trends and bring them to you in a shoe that puts comfort first! Because, every single woman deserves to look and feel beautiful (and nobody deserves to wear a bright purple jelly sandal, ever again). 


Shop the 2019 shoe trends that keep your feet happy at Easy Living Footwear.  







Posted By Kahla Fisher

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