Brand Spotlight: Munro

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Did you know that 80% of women in the U.S. wear the incorrect shoe size or width? Chances are, you or someone you know has difficulty finding shoes that comfortably fit the unique size and shape of her feet. If this is you, then you know that well-fitting shoes are hard to come by, but well-fitting stylish shoes are even rarer. Too often, you're forced to choose between a trendy shoe that hurts your feet or a cozy shoe that's clunky and unattractive. Luckily, there's a brand that exists to serve women who want shoes that look as great as they feel: Munro!

Munro (formerly Munro American) is one of our most popular brands at Englin's Fine Footwear, both in stores and online. This is because the folks at Munro understand that women shouldn't have to sacrifice their sense of style in order to wear comfortable shoes. They're one of the nation's premier "size-and-width" brands, serving women from size 7SS(AAAA) to 4M(B) to 12WW(EE) and everyone in between for a grand total of 75 different size combinations. Say goodbye to old-fashioned, out-of-style comfort shoes and say hello to Munro!


THE MUNRO STORY

Munro Pisces in Platinum Lizard Print

There's more to love about Munro than just their pledge to provide stylish shoes for all women, regardless of foot size. What makes Munro really special to us is that they are and always have been family-owned and operated—just like Englin's Fine Footwear! Founder Don Munro started small in 1959, when he moved to Hot Springs, Arkansas and started his first shoe factory, a division of Lake Catherine Footwear. Later, in 1972, Don officially established Munro & Company, Inc., and went on to grow the business for decades. Though ownership has since passed to Don's five children, he remains actively involved in the business, keeping the brand true to its roots while continually looking toward the future.

Munro's family values make them an ideal partner for us, and vice versa. Munro believes in going above and beyond to provide excellent service that delights every customer, just like we do! Honesty, integrity, and a commitment to providing the finest shoes at the best prices are all ideals that make Englin's and Munro two peas in a pod. In fact, Munro is very selective about which retailers they partner with, holding them to high standards of service. We're so proud that we made the cut!

This American-grown company operates three facilities in Arkansas while also sourcing uppers and some finished shoes from global partners. All Munro shoes are expertly crafted, and no matter where they are manufactured, they are identical in quality and beauty to the original American design. This lowers manufacturing costs to create a win-win situation for customers: impeccable workmanship and long-lasting quality at an affordable price!

Featured: Munro Pisces in Platinum Lizard Print.


FOOT HEALTH & FIT

Many women don't even realize they aren't wearing the best size and width for their feet, and this can lead to pain and fatigue. Shoes should have plenty of toe room, a heel that's snug but doesn't chafe, and a width and length that allows for a comfortable fit that isn't too tight or too loose. This seems like a lot to ask for, but with Munro, it's possible! 

Munro Alicia in Black Kid Leather

All Munro shoes are crafted using a combination last. Lasts are the wooden or plastic models on which a shoe is made so that it is true to size, and combination lasts have a narrower heel than other types of lasts. Combination lasts yield a better overall fit, keeping the shoe close on the heel so it doesn't slip and wider at the ball of the foot. Fit is about so much more than the length of your foot, and combination lasts help create shoes that feel perfect in every way.

Common foot problems such as plantar fasciitis, corns and calluses, overpronation, hammertoes, bunions, and ingrown nails can often be corrected, alleviated, or prevented by wearing well-fitting shoes. Even if you merely experience foot aches at the end of a busy day, you should know that you don't have to suffer that way! With the right shoe, your feet will feel as great when you call it a night as they did when you rolled out of bed. The importance of wearing shoes that fit well cannot be overstated.

Even if you think you're wearing the right size, you may not be wearing the right width. Since most chain shoe stores only offer two widths—regular and wide—women often feel that they must fit into one of those two categories. Not so! Munro offers five widths: Super Slim (AAAA), Narrow (AA), Medium (B), Wide (D), and Wide Wide (EE). With Munro, you can choose the shoe that fits YOU, not some imaginary "average" woman.

The choice is clear. For a perfect fit, Munro is the way to go! At Englin's Fine Footwear, we do our best to send you home with shoes you love that love you back. If you come into one of our retail stores, we'll be happy to discuss any issues you may be having with your feet and help you find the right pair of shoes for you. If you shop with us online, you're welcome to call our friendly customer service team with any questions, and with our free shipping and exchanges, you'll never be stuck with an ill-fitting shoe.

Together, Munro and Englin's Fine Footwear are the dream team for women who love comfort and style!

Featured: Munro Alicia in Black Kid Leather.


POPULAR MUNRO STYLES

Munro Traveler

Munro Traveler in Stone Stretch Fabric

Munro Traveler in Stone Stretch Fabric. Also available in Black Stretch FabricGrey Stretch Fabric, and Navy Stretch Fabric.


Key Features:

  • Easy slip-on design
  • Stretch fabric and leather upper
  • Lightweight, traction-enhancing Tech Sole with slim wedge heel
  • Made in the USA

The Munro Traveler is one of our most popular shoes for a myriad of reasons. This shoe's sleek, simple design makes it a versatile addition to any woman's wardrobe. It's a slip-on, so there are no buckles or laces to fumble with, and the soft, stretchy upper makes it perfect for women with sensitive feet. This stretch fabric is seamless, so it won't irritate your skin, and it provides a personalized fit every time. Even if your feet have a tendency to swell because of diabetes or other issues, the Traveler's stretchy upper keeps them cozy! Plus, a moisture-wicking knit lining ensures that the inside of the shoe is comfy and dry, while a removable footbed and steel shank provide support.

The Traveler's Tech Sole is a Munro exclusive. Flexible and light yet durable, shock-absorbent for safety and comfort, and traction-enhancing to keep you on your feet, the Tech Sole is a true marvel! The Munro Traveler has a low wedge heel to provide a hint of height without instability or discomfort. All in all, the Munro Traveler is an essential for women who value both comfort and versatility.

Pair the Munro Traveler with jeans on your day off, or don khakis or slacks and take it to work. Of course, our favorite use for the Traveler is right in the name: Travel! Easy to slide on and off at the airport, as luxuriously comfortable when you're riding a bus as when you're exploring the city on foot, the Traveler will quickly become your favorite companion for globe-trotting. Whether you're nipping down to the corner store or sightseeing in Rome, the Munro Traveler will keep your feet happy and safe!


Munro Nakita

Munro Nakita in Black Suede

Munro Nakita in Black Suede. Also available in Pewter Metallic Nubuck.


Key Features:

  • Smooth leather upper
  • Latex rubber outsole
  • Zipper closure

The gorgeous Munro Nakita is the perfect shoe to bridge the gap between cool temperatures and warm. Is it a bootie or a sandal? Coverage provided by supple leather combined with a peep toe and open heel make it the best of both worlds, forming a shoe that will be your favorite for spring, summer, and fall. A side zipper with a cute tassel makes this lovely shoe easy to slip in and out of— not that you'll ever want to take it off! The Nakita's cozy comfort lies in its sheepskin-leather-covered footbed, soft leather-lined upper, and tough yet flexible rubber heel. With a block heel that elevates your style, the Nakita is everything you could want in a shoe. Month after month, season after season, the Munro Nakita will remain the most chic and versatile shoe in your closet!

There truly isn't anywhere the Nakita can't go. Under jeans, slacks, and even skirts, the Nakita toes the line between sandal and bootie, helping it to blend with any ensemble. Make the Munro Nakita a part of your wardrobe today and enjoy signature Munro comfort throughout the year!


Munro Abby

Munro Abby in Pepper Red Nubuck

Munro Abby in Pepper Red Nubuck. Also available in Black LeatherGolden Taupe NubuckRose NubuckViolet Nubuck, and many more.


Key Features:

  • Premium leather upper
  • Supportive leather-wrapped footbed
  • Adjustable hook-and-loop back strap
  • Latex rubber outsole
  • Made in the USA

When it comes to stylish sandals, there's no topping the Munro Abby. Supple, quality leather, a trendy design, and a chunky 1.75-inch heel give this warm-weather shoe its flair. Stability is the Abby's crowning achievement: While most heeled sandals are difficult or uncomfortable to walk in, the Abby's block heel, riveted steel shank, and comfortable leather-wrapped footbed allow you to flaunt this flirty look without paying the price! An adjustable back strap secures your fit, while a grippy rubber sole keeps you walking tall. Plus, the Abby is available in an unusually wide variety of cute colors, so you can choose the look that best fits your sense of style!

The Munro Abby looks gorgeous with sun dresses, skirts, slacks, or even shorts or jeans. Flattering and versatile, the Munro Abby is your key to a sweet and stylish look!


Munro Joliet

Munro Joliet in Black Fabric/Black Suede

Munro Joliet in Black Fabric/Black Suede.


Key Features

  • Soft suede and fabric upper
  • Hook-and-loop strap closure
  • Shock-absorbent TPU outsole

The Munro Joliet is a new version of the Munro Jolie, a beloved style that was discontinued. Customers clamored for the return of the Jolie, and Munro answered with a new and improved version! The Joliet's most notable feature is the hook-and-loop "monk strap" across the front, which makes it easy to put on, adjust, and take off. The Joliet's sneaker-like profile gives it a sleek and sporty look without the hassle of laces. A soft upper of fabric and suede with a moisture-wicking knit liner makes the Joliet feel like a dream. Its contoured footbed, which is removable to accommodate custom orthotics, will give you the support you need to make it through the day. Underneath, the Joliet's TPU outsole provides the flexibility and shock-absorbency your feet crave!

Cute and casual, the Joliet looks best with jeans or shorts. This is the shoe for a fast-paced job that requires hours on your feet, for playing with your kids or grandkids in the backyard, or simply for staying comfy as you run errands or spend time with friends. Easy to put on and pleasant to wear, the Joliet is the perfect finishing touch to your weekend look!


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