Spring is right around the corner! Here in Indiana, it's
tough to tell just what the season
is, but March 20th is the official first day of spring. You'd better
believe we're ready for it: blooming flowers, puddle-jumping, warmer weather…
Sign us up!
One of the best things about spring is the change in
fashion. We're shedding layers of bulky clothes and kicking off clunky boots to
bask in the warm sunlight. Brighter colors light up the runways, mirroring the
renewal of the flowers and trees. Snow boots are traded for sneakers, sandals,
and pumps, allowing us to flash some ankle and express ourselves with something
strappy, high heeled, or just sporty and convenient.
If you're as excited for the better weather and fresh trends
as we are, you'll be elated to know that we're adding more and more spring
styles to our webstore every day. Read on to discover some of the hottest new
looks from beloved brands like Naot, UGG, Merrell, New Balance, and the latest addition to the EnglinsFineFootwear.com family, size-and-width brand Cobb Hill!
-Naot's Strappy Sandals-
We love Naot shoes around here. Whether it's the cozy,
supportive cork footbed, the gorgeous and dependable craftsmanship, or the
unique yet trendy styles, Naot has something for every kind of shoe lover. Ask
a dozen Naot fans why they love Naot shoes so much, and you'll probably get a
dozen different answers.
We've been looking forward to Naot's spring line, and it
exceeds our wildest expectations. The core of Naot's Spring '17 collection is
made up of strappy sandals that take the gladiator trend of seasons past and
propel it into the future, creating functional yet high-fashion sandals for the
stylish modern woman. You're going to want these flirty new sandals in your
Naot Odelia in Khaki Beige/Sea Green and Oily Coal Nubuck/Purple.
The Naot Odelia is one of the trendiest sandals of the
season. Its tribal-inspired boho look combines gorgeous colors and patterns
with geometric cutouts to deliver a simple shoe that packs a huge punch of
style. If you want more than just good looks, the Naot Odelia has you covered.
A slim ¾" wedge and a cork footbed that molds to your foot's unique shape
make the Odelia a sandal you'll love to walk in all day long. Plus, a
hook-and-loop backstrap makes taking it on and off—not to mention adjusting the
fit—as easy as possible.
Breezy boho skirts, vibrant sundresses, even a simple top
and shorts will look great when paired with the Naot Odelia. Blend the Odelia
with a colorful printed ensemble, or use it to spice up an otherwise simple
outfit. With the sweet, strappy Odelia, you're always ready to make an
Naot Gabriela in Latte Brown, Oily Coal Nubuck, and Oily Emerald Nubuck.
If you're a woman who takes a no-fuss, no-frills approach to
her everyday style, the Naot Gabriela might be your new best friend. This
deceptively simple slide is perfect for your on-the-go lifestyle. Unlike some
other slide sandals, the Gabriela features a hook-and-loop strap at the instep
for an adjustable fit and goring on the middle strap that allows it to give as
necessary. If you have feet that sometimes swell, or you simply have a difficult
time finding a slide that is snug enough to stay on your foot without being
uncomfortably tight, the Gabriela might be the answer! Of course, the
Gabriela's cork footbed and 1.5" wedge heel of durable EVA only add to
this lovely sandal's unbelievable comfort.
Available in a variety of flattering colors, including a
greenish shade that's perfect for spring, the Naot Gabriela is sure to become
your go-to sandal of the season. Slip it on with all your warm-weather outfits
and enjoy those beautiful spring days!
Naot Innovate in Black Madras/Black Microfiber with Clear Rhinestones and Silver Threads/Beige Microfiber with Clear Rhinestones.
In contrast to the sweet and simple Gabriela, the Naot Innovate is all about glitz and glam. This sparkly heeled sandal is sure to
draw admiring eyes every time you enter a room. Smooth straps are crisscrossed
by strips of rhinestone-studded microfiber, giving the Innovate a decidedly
elegant air. This beautiful Naot sandal is as easy on your feet as its more
casual cousins and features the same contoured cork footbed (covered in leather
with a microfiber center to prevent slipping). The TPR sole with its supportive
metal shank gives you the look and height of a 2" heel without the usual
Whether you're headed to a club in your little black dress,
going all out for date night, or merely looking to jazz up your everyday jeans,
the Naot Innovate takes any outfit to the next level! Let those gorgeous
rhinestones enhance your natural shine.
Honorable Mention: We've added a handful of Naot men's boots
and dress shoes (like the Naot Pilot and the Naot Chief Handcrafted) to the
site as well. Now guys can embrace the "Naotic" life too!
Pictured: Naot Chief Handcrafted in Gray/Black Leather.
-UGG's Trendy Wedges-
A great wedge heel is a favorite for many women. A wedge
combines the height you want with the comfort you crave, lengthening your legs
and completely transforming even your most basic everyday ensemble, all while
avoiding the discomfort that other types of heels inevitably cause. With these
UGG wedge sandals, you can look great and feel even better from morning 'til
The UGG Spring 2017 line features many stylish wedges, and
we couldn't be more in love. If you're a devoted UGG fan, you don't have to
leave the brand behind once the temperatures rise and your sheepskin boots are
too warm. With these fun wedges, you can flaunt your UGG passion all year long.
UGG Maddie in Black, Fire Opal, and Horchata.
The UGG Maddie thong wedge is a cute and casual sandal for
all your spring activities. Supple leather straps feature braided detailing
that adds interest to the Maddie's profile, which combines the thong-style and
T-strap look. A chunky cork wedge gives the UGG Maddie a 2" boost, while a
rubber outsole makes it stable and durable. Finally, a cushioning Imprint by
UGG insole makes every step as comfortable as the one before.
There's nowhere the UGG Maddie can't go. This versatile
wedge complements any sense of style, so whether you're into shorts and jeans,
dresses and skirts, or a mix of both, the Maddie will blend seamlessly into
your unique wardrobe.
UGG Serinda in Black, Fire Opal, and Mole.
If you love the Maddie but want something a little more
secure, step into the
UGG Serinda! The Serinda features the same 2" cork
wedge, smooth leather, and stylish braided details as the Maddie, but instead
of a thong-style sandal, the Serinda has a strappier silhouette, evocative of
Naot's spring offerings. A buckled backstrap ensures a snug and comfortable fit
at the ankle and will help you keep the Serinda perfectly in place. The UGG
Serinda also has one different colorway from the Maddie: Instead of the
Maddie's creamy Horchata, the Serinda comes in soft brown Mole.
The added height and incredible comfort of its cork wedge
help the UGG Serinda to strike the perfect balance between wearability and
style. Perfect for a day of shopping, a lunch date, or dinner with friends, the
UGG Serinda will make your spring a stylish one.
UGG Yasmin Snake
UGG Yasmin Snake in Horchata and Black.
It doesn't get much cooler than the UGG Yasmin Snake: You've got ghillie lacing with leather tassels, a gladiator silhouette in snake-embossed
leather, and a sophisticated 2" wedge. What more could a fashionable woman
ask for? The Yasmin Snake is easy to slip into, thanks to the rear zipper. With
insole and added arch support, it's even comfortable and stable. If your style goal
for spring is to add a fashion-forward new piece to your shoe collection, make it
the UGG Yasmin Snake!
For legs that look long and lean, pair this gladiator wedge
with skinny jeans, where its heel and silhouette combine with the close-fitted
jeans to give you legs that go on for days. The UGG Yasmin Snake also goes well
with breezy maxi skirts to create a look that's as cool and carefree as spring
Honorable Mention: The UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf gives
fans the opportunity to wear UGG boots all year round! Breezy and light, the
UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf brings iconic UGG style to spring and summer.
Pictured: UGG Classic Unlined Mini Perf in Aloe Vera.
-Sporty Style from Merrell & New Balance-
Spring isn't all about fashion, of course. It's also about a
change in the weather that outdoorsy folks are chomping at the bit to enjoy.
With warmer temperatures and the disappearance of snow, these people will be
enjoying fresh air and the beauty of nature every chance they get.
If you love being outside, you're probably already acquainted
with Merrell's top-quality line of hiking boots and shoes. For those who are
more fitness-focused, New Balance might be a more familiar name. Both of these
brands offer sporty, functional shoes for spring that don't lack for style!
Men's Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX®
Men's Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® in
Earth and Walnut.
We introduced you to the Men's Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® here on the blog before it was even available in our store—that's how excited
we are about this reimagined classic! (Read our in-depth look at the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® here.) Outdoor enthusiasts everywhere loved the
original Moab hiker for its quality and comfort, and the new Moab 2 Mid
reaches a new level of excellence. The synthetic leather upper and waterproof
membrane keep your feet dry without sacrificing breathability. An all-new
contoured footbed uses Merrell's proprietary M Select™ FIT.ECO+ technology to
deliver the optimal combination of cushioning and support. This innovative
hiking boot's finishing touch is a tough, grippy Vibram TC5+ outsole that will
keep you on your feet, even when the conditions are slick, sloppy, or otherwise
treacherous. Take the Merrell Moab 2 Mid GORE-TEX® on your next hike, and we
guarantee you'll have a new favorite trailmate!
Did you love the original Merrell Moab line? Learn more about the difference between the Merrell Moab and the new Merrell Moab 2 on the blog.
Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3
Women's New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3 in Dark Denim with Lime Glo, Ozone Blue with Bright Cherry, and Reflection with Rose Gold.
Women who love to run have specific needs when it comes to
fit, comfort, and support, and New Balance's designers and engineers use data
from actual runners just like you in their creative process. One of their
latest and most innovative shoes is the
New Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3. Lightweight
and sleek, the Fresh Foam Zante V3 offers the best in modern running shoe
technology. This runner features a moderate 6mm drop and a prominent toe spring.
Underfoot, a durable, blown rubber outsole offers the cushioning and durability
you need to finish that last mile. Plus, it's available in several colorways
ranging from subtle to vibrant, so you don't have to leave your style behind
when you head out for a morning run. Smash your fitness goals with the New
Balance Fresh Foam Zante V3!
Honorable Mention: Along with their hiking, trail running,
and other athletic shoes, Merrell offers tough yet stylish sandals like the Women's Merrell Adhera Three Strap II. If you like your sandals a little on the rugged and
utilitarian side but don't want to ignore your fashion sense, Merrell might be
the brand for you!
Pictured: Merrell Adhera Three Strap II in Navy.
-Cozy Cobb Hill-
You'll be hearing a lot more about Cobb Hill here on the
blog. We're so excited to offer you this fashionable size-and-width brand! A division of one
of our other featured brands, Rockport, Cobb Hill provides women with shoes
that are as unique as they are stylish and as beautiful as they are
comfortable. For our spring preview, we've chosen to feature a pair of Cobb
Hill flats, but they also offer sandals, booties, and more!
Cobb Hill Emma Ballet
Cobb Hill Emma Ballet in Black, Bronze, and Red.
Like your spring wardrobe, this roundup wouldn't be complete
without a pair of chic flats. Is there any shoe style that offers more comfort,
versatility, convenience, and cuteness than ballet flats? The Cobb Hill Emma Ballet is no exception. With an upper of full-grain leather and a buttoned
instep strap, the Emma Ballet is a sophisticated take on your basic ballet
flat. The Emma Ballet is more than just pretty and refined—inside, your foot
will be pampered by its cushy removable footbed and supportive, stabilizing
shank. For a pair of flats that truly has everything to offer, choose the Cobb
Hill Emma Ballet.
The Emma Ballet, like most flats, can be styled with jeans,
shorts, and casual dresses and skirts. The Emma Ballet's clean profile and delicate
details will help you stand out from the crowd!
Honorable Mention: Mary Janes offer a sweet, youthful vibe
that's perfect for spring. We love the Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane, which
features laser-cut floral detailing that gives it an extra boost of fresh spring
Pictured: Cobb Hill Petra Mary Jane in Bordeaux.
What's your favorite thing about spring? The warmer
temperatures? The adorable baby animals and budding flowers? The rainy days
when you can stay inside, all cozy with a book and some slippers? We love the
bold new fashions and the light, airy new shoes! If you managed to make it
through this post without buying anything (WOW!), try browsing our sandals, hiking boots, athletic shoes, or flats for more options. Let the countdown to