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Monday, May 31, 2010

Feel Beautifeel!

Tonight I would like to share a little with you about a brand we carry at E.G.Geller Shoes who makes gorgeous dress shoes that don't KILL your feet! Beautifeel is a company out of Israel, established in 1990 with the determination to create a "Dressy Comfort" shoe! Beautifeel shoes are composed using comfortable lasts, quality leathers, soft padding, shock absorbent latex soles, wider, stable heels and the latest technology in sewing and construction. Their shoes fit many feet very well, have a lot of cushioning and support and are very stylish for a comfort shoe! At E.G.Geller Shoes our customers are shocked when they put on a Beautifeel heel or sandal and experience so much cushioning and shock absorption on hard surfaces! Beautifeel's factories are located in Rishon LeZion and Haifa, Israel and they import many of the components of their shoes from Italy and Germany, but the design, styling, cutting, assembling, quality control and packaging is all done in the factories in Israel. If you need a
comfortable dress shoe for all day work Beautifeel is the way to go! Check out our selection


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mephisto SoftAir Walking Shoes

Healthy Feet~Healthy Body

We hear a lot of talk about wellness and health and there are a lot of factors involved in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. We've previously discussed the role proper foot health plays in providing wellness for the whole body and we want to give you some tips and ideas:
  • Always wear shoes that have a good arch and metatarsal support.
  • NEVER wear shoes that are too tight and scrunch your toes; this may result in bunions! Who wants a BUNION?
  • Wash your feet daily!
  • Ladies, try to only wear heels when it is really necessary because they can cause damage to the feet and body including arthritis or cause a deformation of the arch in you foot. If necessary try and wear a heel with a shorter heel height, a broader heel width for stability and has some cushioning and arch support. Some brands I would recommend for a comfortable dress shoe would include Anyi Lu, Beautiful and Theirry Rabotin to name a few.
  • Trim your toenails! Overgrown toenails will not only cause discomfort, but can result in more serious long term issues including in grown toe nails.
  • Wear shoes all the time. Preferably supportive shoes! Most people spend the majority of their time in their homes and fail to wear proper footwear. Fuzzy warm slippers are great on a cold winter day, but may I suggest something like a Haflinger House Slipper! These House Shoes have a conformable cork footbed that supports the foot and they are made of warm wool. So you can have your fuzzy and your comfort in one! (The owner of E.G.Geller shoes has been in the shoe industry for over 45 years and wears these everyday)
  • Maintain healthy eating habits and regular physical activity. Doing this could help treat and maintain diabities, which in nearly half the cases invloves some sort of foot related problem. My suggestion: if you are able to avoid the diabetes by maintaining a healthy lifestyle you can avoid the foot problems that are associated.

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Friday, May 28, 2010

The World's Finest Walking Shoes!

This Evening I want to share a little about Mephisto with you. E.G.Geller began decades go as a Mephisto concept store and we built our business with this brand. Martin Michaeli started Mephisto in 1965 and distributed his shoes throughout Europe. In 1984 the very first Mephisto store opened in Germany and soon after Mephisto entered the U.S. market opening a subsidiary in 1987. Martin Michaeli has recieved numerous awards in France including the "Oscar del' Exportation" in 1994 and the "National Order of Merit" from France's former president Francois Mitterrand in 1995. By 1998 Mephisto offered 600 models being distributed in 50 countries. In 1999 Michaeli was chosen over 5000 French companies as "Entrepreneur of the Year". Mephisto became a world famous brand creating comfort shoes for both casual and dress. Mephisto uses cutting edge technology to design and manufacture their brilliant footwear. Today, E.G.Geller Shoes carries a very large selection of Mephisto's! We pride ourselves in selling a shoe that is handmade with the finest materials, can be refurbished and is extremely comfortable. Check out our selection HERE!


Why should you pay for a good pair of shoes. I have been told a good pair of shoes will effect your entire well being. Just think about this. You are only given two feet and they are the most abused part of the body. If your feet hurt it will affect your entire day. I learned today that knee pain may be related to your foot. If you are not getting the support for your feet it could be affecting your knee. So you may not really have anything wrong with your knee. This pain could travel up to the rest of your body.

Start you day off with the proper food. No processed food, your grandparents would not recognize processed food. Just take a walk, you don't need to workout unless you choose to. I ride a bike. This is good for me. But, I have been working out for almost 40 years. But, no one person needs to do what I do. You need to do what works for you.

You need to realize good shoes will support your entire body. Some of our shoes can be resoled. The brands who do this are Mephisto, MBT, Finn Comfort to name a few. We have many customers who have worn shoes for over 10 years. So divide out the cost per year. Plus the Mephisto and Finn Comfort shoes are made of natural materials. This allows your foot to breath. Sneakers will make your foot sweat. This is because they are made out of synthetic materials. These materials break down quickly and so does the support. It does not take very long for this to happen.

So when you think about a new pair of shoes. Make sure you buy shoes that will help you with your wellness.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Hello everyone! It is really starting to warm up outside and it is officially time to pack away those winter boots and get out your summer sandals. It may be temping to throw on those cushy plastic flip-flops, but they really have no support. A lot of people look for shoes and sandals that have a lot of cushioning, but it is important to realize that we really need some support under that cushioning. There are plenty of darling summer sandals that are comfortable and stylish. If you have a more narrow foot you may want to check out Naot's "Ashley" or "Kayla". If you have a wider foot you could check out Finn Comfort's "Catalina" or "Adana" and Mephisto's "Helen" or "Ulda". Also, if you are doing a lot of traveling this summer it is probably a good idea to get a sandal with an ankle strap so your feet do not have to work as hard to keep your shoes on as your walking the streets of Paris! You can check out our sandals HERE or call our store at (800)-321-8066 and ask one of our expertly trained sales associates what sandal would work for you!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Comfortable Heels! SAY WHAT?

YES, In my opinion there is such thing as a comfortable high heel! Women tend to buy heels that are two small and cram their feet into them. Doing this can cause extreme discomfort and ultimately result in a beautiful bunion on your foot or a painful neuroma. Although a portion of bunions are due to a genetic family history of foot issues most are due to wearing shoes that are the wrong size. LADIES, 6 is just a number! It is important to realize that although you were a size 6 when you were 18 most women's feet flatten out and grow in time. It is important to get fitted in the right size shoes! Now that I have that out of my system, we can get on discussing some brands that create some truly comfortable heels. I'll start with Anyi Lu, she is a brilliant women who is involved with both the design and construction of her shoes. One of the most comfortable heels I've ever put on was one of hers called the "Tulip"! She makes it every season in different leathers, always adding a little something here and there including more arch support and cushioning in the ball of the foot. Another great brand is Gabor. They are an old German company that really puts a good shock absorbing sole on their heels and a lot of cushion under the ball of the foot. Theirry Rabotin also makes a variety of unique, comfort dress shoes every season. Thierry uses lambskin leather and poron cushioning to create a shoe that is not only beautiful, but feels like a glove on your foot. As a woman, wearing heels is just a part of life! We all want to look fabulous, so why not feel good while we're doing it. Check out some of the brands I've talked about today and find the right heel for you. It's time to throw out those 20 minute shoes and wear something that will make you and your feet happy!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

אתה תאהב את הנעליים האלה (You Will Love These Shoes)

Today I want to talk a little about Naot! Naot is a brand that really works for a lot of feet and is really doing a wonderful job merging comfort and fashion. Naot was established in 1942 in Neot Mordechai, Israel by Teva Naot. Over the years they have become a leading brand in Israel, but also really expanded throughout the world and they do a great deal of business in the U.S. Naot makes women's, men's and children's shoes ranging from sandals to boots. Their shoes incorporate a suede lined cork and latex footbed that conforms and molds around the foot. Their footbed works for many foot types and can really aid someone looking for an everyday shoe with good cushioning and arch support. Aside from creating a quality product, Naot's U.S. distributer, Yaleet Inc., donates thousands of shoes each year to various groups and organizations including victims of natural disaster and women's shelters. It really is a great feeling wearing a comfortable, quality made shoe from a company that is so dedicated to the community and to their customers. If you're interested in Naot CLICK HERE to view E.G.Geller's selection!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Ouch! My Feet!

Although there are many comfortable, supportive shoes that will help prevent everyday aches and pains in the feet, many people have serious foot issues that call for more serious attention. Plantar Fasciitis, Neuromas, Heel Spurs and Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome are just a few issues that can be treated with some supportive shoes, but are often cured or better treated with orthotics. If you are having specific recurring pain it is important that you see a podiatrist right away and get a diagnosis. With many foot problems the longer you let them go the worse they become. There are many options to consider when shopping for orthotics and some become very costly so it is important to do your research and seek professional opinions before spending hundreds of dollars on a custom orthotic when an over the counter orthotic or a comfort shoe may be the answer.

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Belle Scarpe!

Today, I want to share a little bit about Thierry Rabotin and his amazing company. Thierry is a French born designer and is extremely passionate about the comfort and quality of his shoes. Thierry works side by side with his business partners Giovanna Ceolini and Karlheinz Schlecht. These three are avidly involved from the moment the design is sketched on paper to the very last stitch of the upper to the sole of the shoe. These shoes are lightweight, supportive and beautiful. They are constructed of the finest lambskin that feels like a glove on your skin. They are crafted using poron cushioning to support and mold around your foot. They are created to adjust and conform to many different shapes and sizes of feet. They are just for you! Everyone should own a pair of these brilliantly made shoes to get a real sense of handmade, quality shoes.

"I like to design shoes that envelop the feet giving the pleasant sensation of walking barefoot."-Thierry Rabotin

If you’re interested in seeing pictures and reading more about Thierry Rabotin and his company click here

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Arch ya glad I didn't say banana!

EVERY person has different arch lengths and heights. If you stand in front of a mirror and look at the arch of your foot you can see how high or low your arch is. Some people have really high archs and some people hardly have an arch at all. No matter the height of the arch everyone could use a little or a lot of support. When we think of arch support many tend to think of orthodics, but really there are a number of shoes that provide the same amount of support or even more support than an orthodic. Brands like Finn Comfort, Naot and Mephisto, to name a few, have fabulous arche support! CHECK THEM OUT!

Getting Started

Most people wear shoes that are too tight. They pinch your toes, deform your feet and will cause serious problems for you later in life. So make sure you can wiggle your toes in any shoe you wear.