Brand Spotlight: SAS

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If you love comfortable, stylish shoes, you may have noticed that we recently added SAS to the roster of premium brands on our website. We couldn't be more excited about this new partnership! SAS is short for San Antonio Shoemakers, and this Texas-based company brings American pride and work ethic to everything they do. With slip-ons, sandals, sneakers, and more, SAS provides the comfort you deserve and the trendy looks you crave. Read on for a closer look at this visionary brand.


ABOUT SAS

Like most great American success stories, SAS started with a passion for excellence. For founders Lew Hayden and Terry Armstrong, this passion was focused on their shared interest: shoemaking. The pair first met in Pittsfield, Maine, but soon moved on to work for a local shoe company in San Antonio, Texas. It wasn't long before the entrepreneurial spirit took hold of them both, and in 1976, Lew and Terry struck out on their own. With their families' support and a drive to succeed, these two craftsmen started the very first San Antonio Shoemakers factory in the corner of an unused aircraft hangar. From these humble beginnings came a brand that is now loved worldwide!

Just 13 shoemakers made up the original staff, but that didn't stop SAS from becoming a force to be reckoned with. Word of mouth from ecstatic customers was all the marketing that SAS needed. In less than a decade, the business had grown so much that they expanded to a second factory in nearby Del Rio. Things have only gotten better for SAS and their fans. This comfort-focused brand is now available in a dozen countries, including Australia, Korea, Israel, England, and more. There are hundreds of SAS stores in the U.S. and beyond, and their shoes are also available from reputable retailers like Englin's Fine Footwear! Like us, SAS is still family-owned to this day, and they hold dear the values of hard work, determination, respect, and honesty.

SAS has built their success on one simple strength: They value and encourage their workers. They understand that every person in the company plays a crucial role in delivering the finest shoes around, and they appreciate their craftsmen accordingly. As a result, nearly half of SAS's workforce has been on the job for more than 15 years, bringing a level of experience to the table that's hard to find elsewhere. SAS has figured out that the secret to providing the very best products and delightful customer service is to have happy, dedicated, skilled employees who love and take pride in their work. They're a lot like us that way!


SAS STYLE

SAS shoes are known for their comfort, fit, and quality. These are the key aspects that keep SAS customers coming back for more. But if you're more fashion-oriented, never fear! SAS offers trendy shoes that will satisfy your craving for style.


Women's SAS Nudu

SAS Nudu in Dusk      SAS Nudu in Midnight

Women's SAS Nudu in Dusk and Midnight. Also available in Navy and White.


The SAS Nudu sandal is your ticket to a summer full of fun. Comfort never looked so chic! Decorative stitching and two-toned premium leather in a variety of flattering shades turn this simple women's sandal into fashion dynamite. A slim 1-inch heel gives you a touch of height without the usual discomfort, while the wide SAS All-Day Comfort Sole provides energy return and stability. An adjustable, buckled back-strap and hook-and-loop instep straps make a perfect fit easy to achieve—no need to put up with loose sandals that constantly slip off or tight ones that cut into your heel.

The SAS Nudu is truly a dream for your feet with its oh-so-cozy contoured insole. This footbed is wrapped in soft suede and molded to support your foot's natural shape for the ultimate in comfort. Every step in the Nudu is as gentle on your feet as the last!

Don't let pinchy, painful shoes torture your feet any longer. With the SAS Nudu, you can stop worrying about what's on your feet and go enjoy the sweet summer weather. Don a breezy dress for a day out with friends, or pair the Nudu with shorts and a tank for a more casual look. It's also a great travel shoe, whether you wear it from the plane to the beach or when exploring a foreign city. However you style it, this SAS sandal is sure to draw admiring eyes. Choose the SAS Nudu for fun (and comfort) in the sun!


Women's SAS Sanibel

     SAS Sanibel in Oro       SAS Sanibel in White Snake

Women's SAS Sanibel in Oro and White Snake. Also available in Nero (Black) Snake.


Strappy sandals aren't for everyone. If you're looking for an effortless thong-style sandal, the SAS Sanibel is a sleek and trendy option that's easy to slip into when you're on the go. While it may look very simple at first glance, the Sanibel actually offers the extraordinary personalized fit that SAS is often known for. A buckle at the instep keeps it snug, but the adjustability doesn't stop there—the Sanibel features a unique buckled toe post for optimal customization. While most thong-style sandals slip and slide around on your feet, the Sanibel gives you a perfect, dependable fit. When it comes to comfort, the SAS Sanibel's broad, cushioning footbed keeps your feet happy and pain-free. Anatomical contouring helps this insole to cradle every curve of your foot, while a soft suede covering makes it extra luxurious. Stability and shock absorbency make the Sanibel's sole the ideal finishing touch for this trendy sandal.

With so many comfort features and a fashionable silhouette, the SAS Sanibel is the surefire hit of the season. The Sanibel looks gorgeous under a colorful sundress, or pair it with your denim shorts and an off-the-shoulder blouse for a chic yet casual ensemble. When the weather's warm, you can't go wrong with a thong sandal like the SAS Sanibel!


Women's SAS Sunny

SAS Sunny in Periwinkle     SAS Sunny in Red/Rainbow

Women's SAS Sunny in Periwinkle and Red/Rainbow. Also available in Latte and Tangerine/Orange.


Cute doesn't begin to cover it with the SAS Sunny. This slip-on is as sweet as its bright and cheerful name! Most women have that pair of everyday shoes that they can trust for comfort and casual style—do yourself a favor and make yours the Sunny. Supple leather in a variety of stylish colors is handsewn using moccasin-style construction, which means that your foot is completely wrapped in comfort. The Sunny's elasticized topline ensures a snug fit that's never too tight or too loose. A removable, microfiber-topped foam footbed combines with SAS's exclusive Tripad cushioning system to keep your foot cozy all day, every day.

Perhaps the most enviable aspect of the SAS Sunny is its ultra-light, ultra-flexible sole. You can bend the Sunny all the way in half without damaging it, and even fold it up to fit in your bag! The Sunny's high-performance, grooved outsole is both shock-absorbent and traction-enhancing, delivering everything shoe lovers want in a sole.

The SAS Sunny pairs well with all your favorite casual outfits, from shorts, jeans, and capris to skirts and even flowy summer dresses. If you're looking for the perfect new addition to your wardrobe, look no further. The SAS Sunny is a season-to-season fashion piece that makes any day brighter!


Men's SAS Bout Time

SAS Bout Time in Black     SAS Bout Time in Cordovan

Men's SAS Bout Time in Black and Cordovan.


SAS is rare among comfort brands in that it caters equally to men and women. After all, guys want to be both comfortable and sharply dressed, too! The SAS Bout Time lace-up is a longtime favorite in the SAS men's collection. Like the Sunny, with its handsewn moccasin-style construction, the Bout Time hugs your entire foot with rich, soft leather. Inside, a removable, molded SAS CoolStep footbed not only offers arch support and cushioning, it's moisture-wicking, naturally heat-reducing, antibacterial, antifungal, odor-resistant, and washable! Your foot will be healthier and more comfortable (not to mention more pleasant) than ever. The SAS Bout Time's flexible sole offers shock absorption that protects your feet, ankles, and joints.

Concerned about convenience? The Bout Time features the EZ Lace System, which uses flat laces and D-rings to take all the work out of tightening or loosening your shoe's fit. It also provides even tension across the instep to avoid pinching. This stylish lace-up is even Medicare approved, so if your doctor has recommended therapeutic comfort shoes, talk to them about the SAS Bout Time!

Much of the Bout Time's appeal lies in its versatility. As a moc-toe, leather lace-up, it's snappy enough for business casual with a crewneck sweater and tucked-in tie. Yet the Bout Time is still down-to-earth enough to pair with jeans and head to the store for an errand or lunch with a pal. Dress it up or down—like you, the SAS Bout Time is adaptable and well-suited for whatever life throws your way. Ready to add this cozy, classy lace-up to your wardrobe? Well, it's 'bout time!


Convinced that the comfort and style of SAS shoes make them a must-have? If you're a brick-and-mortar customer, SAS shoes are available at our Markland Mall (Kokomo) and Tippecanoe Mall (Lafayette) locations. But even if your home store doesn't offer SAS, you can still support our small, family-owned business by making your SAS purchase at EnglinsFineFootwear.com! With our free returns and exchanges (see our policy for details), you can order trendy SAS shoes with confidence. For more styles, browse SAS women's shoes or SAS men's shoes. Don't waste another minute on uncomfortable footwear—slip on some SAS shoes today!


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