Find shoes to “walk your world” at the Earth shoes trunk show this Friday and Saturday. Earth makes it easy to find styles to enjoy every day in. Earth has been making footwear with an impact since the brand’s humble beginnings in 1970. Originally known for the creation of a “negative heel” found in Kalso Earth styles, the brand has expanded to include more contemporary footwear.
Earth styles at Mar-Lou offer footbeds layered with four levels of comfort: padded heel, arch support, plush cushioning and firm cushioning to create all-over foot-happiness.
Aside from making feet incredibly happy, Earth footwear packs an environmental punch. Every time you purchase a pair of Earth shoes, you have the option to go to the brand’s website and register your purchase. Earth plants a tree for every purchase registered. Click here to register your own Earth purchase!
This Friday and Saturday, September 16th and 17th, save $10 on each pair of regular price, in-stock Earth footwear. You’ll even get the chance to see styles available to order that we don’t carry in store. If you’ve ever been curious about all Earth has to offer, now’s the time to visit! You also have the option to check out our collection of Earth shoes online at marloushoes.com.
What makes Wolky shoes unique?
Aside from the obvious – bright colors, funky patterns and eye-catching design – Wolky shoes are designed specifically for walking. The word “Wolk” is actually Dutch for “cloud”. Cloud-like softness inspires the careful craftsmanship of each shoe from this bold brand.
Cork and memory foam contoured footbeds are anatomically designed to mold to your unique foot shape. Feet are cradled in cushioning and shock is absorbed with each step. This means less pressure on joints and an added bonus of an overall more comfortable walking experience. Find superior cushioning comfort in each footbed, while the wide-bottom shape allows for your weight to be spread evenly across the shoe. This allows for more correct posture and less strain with movement.
At this point, you might be saying to yourself: “This is all well and good, but what about my orthotics?” Many Wolky styles are crafted with removable footbeds – custom orthotics are no problem! Versatility is a key factor in the creation of each shoe. At Mar-Lou, we love brands that appeal to every type of customer and foot need – exactly why we have such enthusiasm for the Wolky line.
Wolky takes the best of both worlds – fun style and ultimate comfort – and blends them beautifully. You’ll never find yourself bored with the wide range of styles and varieties offered, and you’ll never find yourself uncomfortable. If you’ve been looking for a walking shoe that keeps it fresh and keeps you comfy, look no further than Wolky.
Never tried on a pair? This weekend is the perfect opportunity to expand your horizons! Our Wolky rep will be at Mar-Lou on Saturday to show off the entire line. Whether you’re a Wolky-fanatic or a first-timer, stop in and see what all the fuss is about.
An added bonus: with each Wolky purchase made May 19-29, 2016, you’ll receive a $20 Mar-Lou Shoes gift certificate!
Today is not just any Friday – it’s a celebration of the 46th annual Earth Day!
Earth Day was inspired by the initiative to make our world healthier, and to make humans more aware of what we’re putting into it. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 1, 1970. The Earth Day movement serves to better our world as a whole. Coincidentally, Kalso Earth Shoes (which also serves to better our world as a whole, in my humble opinion) was launched on the same day exactly 46 years ago.
What you probably didn’t know about Earth shoes is that they are designed with a lot more in mind than simply style. Anne Kalso, the creator of the Earth brand, became immersed in the practice of yoga. Anne firmly believed the all-around wellness yoga inspires is not just for the body, but for your entire being, mental and physical.
While studying yoga in Santos, Brazil in 1957, Anne noticed the incredibly aligned, straight posture of the Brazilian inhabitants. As she watched the natives walk through the sand she noted something about their footprints: the Brazilians heels made deeper imprints in the sand than their toes. These footprints reminded Anne of a familiar yoga pose. Tadasana, or mountain pose, is achieved by standing with your back straight, arms at sides or above your head, and feet rooted firmly to the ground from heel to toe.
Tadasana is the root of most standing yoga poses. Mountain pose encourages proper, supported posture, open airways and a feeling of grounded-ness, or connection, to the earth.
Anne began walking as the Brazilians did, and she observed a positive change in her posture and breathing. Anne began to wonder what would happen if she made shoes that encouraged the proper posture and support found in Tadasana.
Thus, Earth Shoes was born.
It took years for Anne to create her first shoe that, “takes into consideration all the natural demands of the foot and body”. (earthbrands.com). Who would’ve guessed an activity primarily practiced barefoot would inspire a line of footwear?
Yoga reminds us to be present. Not thinking ahead or behind, but to be appreciative of each moment. Likewise, Earth Day serves as a reminder to do our part to protect the world (and each moment) we live in. This Earth Day, let’s try to be more mindful of the world and everything we put into it – including our attitudes, fuel emissions and cute, comfy footwear.
Mar-Lou’s heart lies in making people happy, comfortable and confident in their own shoes – no matter the foot size, shape or ailment. This philosophy reverberates from the front of the store, starting with our sales associates, to the back of the store where the rest of our team works hard to keep business flowing smoothly and customers happy.
We wouldn’t be who we are today without our customers and the Cleveland community. Cleveland holds a special place in the heart of this business, and the Ungar family uses every opportunity presented to give back to the city that’s watched Mar-Lou grow and thrive throughout the past 58 years. As we find ways to give back, we know none of our donation events would be possible without the kind-hearted community that resides in the Cleveland area.
April is Autism Awareness month, and we couldn’t think of a more worthy cause to be a part of. Promoting research and funding to improve the lives of those affected by Autism is a cause that is near and dear to our heart, and the heart of our vendor, Alegria Shoes. With help from Alegria Shoes and Milestones Autism Resources in Cleveland, we hope to make this April a month to remember.
100% of the profit from every Alegria shoe
purchased at Mar-Lou
will be donated to
Milestones Autism Resources
from April 14th thru April 24th.
Milestones Autism Resource serves to “improve the lives of individuals on the autism spectrum by educating, coaching and connecting the autism community with evidence-based information.” (milestones.org).
Follow us on our social media pages to keep up with the event and to learn more – #MarLouForMilestones #Alegrianation.
To learn more about Milestones Autism Resources click here.
To donate directly to Milestones Autism Resources click here.
To view our collection of Alegria Shoes click here.
Naot is giving back this weekend – and so can you! For every pair of Naot shoes tried on at Mar-Lou , 1 pair is donated to the CCBDD. For every pair of Naot shoes bought, 2 pairs are donated! It’s technically like you’re buying 3 for the price of 1. We had a great start to the day with 14 pairs of Naot shoes donated to the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Day 1 was a fabulous start! We are thrilled to see what the next 2 days of our event will bring. We truly thank all of you who have already participated, and those of you who are planning to stop in to help with this great cause! With customers like ours, we know we are going to rock the last 2 days of this event! Taking care of someone in need is only 1 shoe away. 🙂
Here’s a recap of the event for those who want some more info:
All pairs of shoes will be donated to Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Their mission is to support and empower people with developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play in the community.
If you can’t make the event, still participate by shopping online with Mar-Lou on March 24 – 26!
Straight from Naot: At Yaleet, Inc. we believe that all people should have the opportunity to live comfortably & look stylish. This is one of the countless reasons behind our drive, with the help of our retailers and local charities to fit as many people as we can around the nation with Naot Footwear.
PICTURES FROM DAY 1 OF NAOT EVENT
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SAS makes getting ready in the morning easy with all the gorgeous slip-ons they have to choose from. From the Simplify to the Metro SAS makes sure you look good, and most importantly, they make sure your feet feel fantastic.
I attempted something risky last night. Stepped outside of my comfort zone, if you will.
Well, technically, I baked. But, still.
Many who know me are aware of the fact that cooking is not my forte. I frequently skip over steps in the simplest of recipes because I get too excited about the end product and don’t thoroughly read the directions. If I’m being honest, I actually missed a step in my first attempt at the recipe I’m about to share with you all. Luckily, I’m an expert problem-solver and found a way to improvise (and it still tasted AWESOME).
Because it’s Fat Tuesday, my inner Betty Crocker stepped out and decided to Pinterest fun, Mardis Gras related recipes. I became instantly intrigued by a recipe for “mini king cakes” – mostly because it involved the least amount of ingredients and steps. I then found ANOTHER recipe for mini king cakes that involved CINNAMON ROLLS. At that moment, I was hit by a stroke of genius.
I decided to the elements I liked best about each recipe and combine them into one, inspirational dessert. I took safety precautions during the taste-testing portion of my experiment…I had my boyfriend try one. He said it tasted “damn good”, and he wouldn’t lie to me. (Seriously, he would be the first to tell me if it sucked, I promise).
I like this dessert so much, I need to share it with all of you. The recipe is easy, inexpensive and took me all of 45 minutes to complete from start to finish, including pre-heating the oven! This is a great recipe for a fun breakfast or a tasty dessert.
Because this recipe is technically my own, I took the liberty of naming it. May this be the fattest Tuesday yet.
PURPLEY/GREEN/GOLD CINNAMON THINGS
(aka MINI KING CAKES)
– 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
– 1 cup powdered sugar
– 1 tsp lemon juice (or 1/3 of a fresh lemon, squeezed)
– 2 packages cinnamon rolls
– Sprinkles (I chose yellow and green in honor of Mardis Gras)
– 1 container frosting (15.6 oz is the size I chose, and I had some leftover)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray baking sheet/pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Blend (or mix well with a spoon) cream cheese, powdered sugar & lemon juice.
3. Remove cinnamon rolls from container. Use fingers to pinch and form a hole in the center of each cinnamon roll.
4. Put cream cheese/powdered sugar/lemon juice mixture in the center of each cinnamon roll.
5. Bake 13-15 minutes or until golden brown.
6. Take out of oven and let cinnamon rolls cool for 5 minutes.
7. Decorate with frosting & sprinkles of your choice.
You may be wondering how I could’ve possibly messed up the first batch I made. Here’s how: I forgot to put the cream cheese/powdered sugar/lemon blend into the center of the cinnamon rolls before baking them. However, it simply prompted me to find another way to put these little wonders together! After the cinnamon rolls finished baking, I cut a circular piece of dough out of the center, placed the cream cheese mixture inside, put back the piece of dough I cut out and frosted over it to secure. Voila! Fixed. However, since the cream cheese mixture wasn’t baked, I refrigerated this batch. If your dessert sits over night, I suggest heating your purpley/green/gold cinnamon things up in the microwave for 10 seconds to make them deliciously melty and warm. Yes, melty. MINI KING CAKES FOR THE WIN.
Disclaimer: I’ve never actually made a king cake before, so I couldn’t tell you how closely my recipe or the ingredients in it mirror one. But the colors I decorated with are Mardis Gras colors. So I decided that counts.
It’s that time again- trunk show Saturday! This Saturday, November 7th,Walking Cradles, Mark Lemp & Rose Petals will be joining us from 10 AM to 6 PM. Friendly reminder that you receive $15 off each regularly priced purchase of Walking Cradles, Mark Lemp & Rose Petals shoes. If you love comfort as much as you love style, you’ll definitely want to stop in!
October has been a CRAZY month for us here at Mar-Lou – and we love it! Between trunk shows, fabulous deals and wonderful customers we’ve been keeping EXTRA busy. I know it’s hard to keep up with everything we’ve got going on – but don’t worry, that’s what I’m here for! Here are the end of October events at Mar-Lou: