6 Must-Haves for the Ultimate Shark Week Watch Party

2 weeks ’til Shark Week.

We’re in planning mode.
Are you?

Our Shark Week Watch Party will be “jaw-some” so we thought we would share some of the things we feel are essential in throwing the ultimate Shark Week watch party.

#6: Handmade Shark Koozies. Cute, cuddly and they come with shark teeth. Did we mention they were handmade? How “jaw-some” is that?

Shark Koozie by Handamade

Products and Images by http://www.etsy.com/shop/Handamade

#5: Do-It-Yourself Watermelon Shark Carving. Now its your turn to use your hands. Here are step-by-step instructions for the ultimate show piece at your party. If you attempt this PLEASE send us pics. Continue Reading…

Exclusive Product Release!

Foot Traffic Two by Fours Promotion

WHAT’S BEHIND THE CURTAIN?

FOOT TRAFFIC reveals new star!

Foot Traffic New Product Release


Dear Loyal Foot Traffic Fans,

Friday, July 8, we are presenting a fun new mystery item. All you need to do is ‘like’ us on Facebook in order to participate.

The new mystery item is hidden behind this curtain and with your help, each day for five days we will reveal this product a little bit at a time. All YOU need to do is hit ‘like’ once and the reveal begins.

Every day we will raise the curtain more and more to reveal this amazing new product that you are sure to love. [The curtain will be updated once per day at 9:00 am CST.]

But that’s not all….

For every person that ‘likes’ this image, we will drop the product price by 1 cent. ‘Like’ it, watch the price drop and then share it with your friends to make the price drop even lower.

On Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 we reveal the mystery item and you will be able to purchase it through a Facebook exclusive link at the new lowered price! Your purchase will be a pre-sale, and therefore you will be one of the first to ever purchase and own this new exclusive product.

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OLE, YULIE!

West 18th Street Fashion ShowThe West 18th Street Fashion Show is one of the highlights of the summer as 18 young, talented fashion designers showcase their runway collections to a street packed audience in the Crossroads Art District in downtown Kansas City. The crowd eagerly gathered June 11 to see this year’s collections based on the theme, Summer in Spain.

OLE! The show did not disappoint.

Each fashion collection was a distinctive expression from each of the designers. One of the designers, Yulie Urano, was a newcomer to the show.

When talking to Yulie, she was very pleased with her designs and found the process exhausting but extremely energizing. As a recent graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute in fiber arts, Yulie was concentrating on her senior thesis until the middle of May. Once graduated, Yulie was able to turn her attention to creating her knitwear collection, showcasing her passion for fashion. The knitting needles were flying as the mid-June deadline approached.

Yulie Urano West 18th Street Fashion Show Collection

When asked what inspired her designs, Yulie said it was the bold bright colors and feminine aspects of Spain.

She described her collection as “fun, feminine with an unconventional twist.”

That is definitely a good description as Yulie used large twisted yarn to create all of her pieces. She made the long strips of thick yarn on a knitting machine and then knit each fashion piece herself. The bright colored yarns and garments were punctuated with contrasting colored fashion tights from Foot Traffic, creating an invigorating knitwear collection, as seen in this great photo by Tiffany Matson.

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Fun 4th of July socks – Limited time free upgraded shipping!

4th of July Socks

Check out our fun selection of patriotic socks, tights, and trouser socks.

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What’s Under YOUR Wedding Dress?

Don’t let your legs be last

Paris Texture Tights

The perfect man….
The perfect dress…
The perfect flowers…
The perfect cake…
The perfect legwear…WHAT?!!

Yes, the perfect legwear!

Planning a wedding takes time, patience and remembering every detail. Finding “the one” dress is almost as important as finding
“the one” husband. The dress includes not only the beautiful dress and veil, but everything else “under the dress” such as the shoes, garter and undergarments, and stockings. The entire “package” is a personal expression of the bride’s personality so it’s an opportunity to be playful, fun and surprising.

I recently spoke with Michael Nolte, a well-known bridal consultant, motivational speaker, and designer with two bridal salons in Kansas City. Michael has been designing bridal gowns for over 25 years and has contracted to style over 1000 weddings since 1980. When I asked him what the ladies are wearing on their legs under their dress, he smiled and said that the current style is “au natural” with a simple garter. We are all familiar with the ceremony of the groom lifting the dress, exposing the leg and removing the garter. Brides are spending beaucoup bucks on their shoes so Michael thinks doing something special with legwear is a unique opportunity to add even more fun under the dress while showing some of the bride’s fun personality. There are so many beautiful and fun stockings, tights and thigh highs available.

Yes, beautiful legs are a natural solution but here are some fresh new options to make your wedding as unique as you are!

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Foot Traffic – Still Kickin’ it after 25 years!

25 years and still one step ahead!

Foot Traffic's 25th Anniversary

Foot Traffic is celebrating its 25th anniversary and we want to say THANK YOU to our loyal customers.

Why have we been able to stay in business for 25 years?

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IT’S FATHER’S DAY! Make Dad smile from head to TOE…

How about a giving Dad a fun pair of conversation socks for Father’s Day? Sure, a tie is great, but why not be creative and give him a gift that will really make him smile. You know his favorite hobbies and interests so try pairing socks with another fun gift that you know he will use. Here are just a few ideas to show how much you love Dad and what will REALLY make him smile this Father’s Day….from head to toe!

Sock “pairing” ideas include:

  • Golf socks and golf balls/tees – view
  • Wine socks and a bottle of his favorite wine – view
  • Flame socks and a bottle of hot spicy BBQ sauce – view
  • Card socks and a new deck of cards (to your KING of hearts!) – view
  • Fishing socks and a new lure – view
  • Guitar socks and his favorite music CD – view
  • Chili pepper socks and a coupon to his favorite Mexican restaurant – view
  • Bowling socks and new bowling ball or coupon – view
  • Dartboard socks and some new darts – view
  • Taxi socks and a gas card because he drives  the kids everywhere – view
  • Martini socks and a jar of gourmet olives – view
  • Smiley socks because he is the best dad ever! – view

See visual examples below:

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“Happy Feet—Yes, I have hap-hap-happy feet…

Give them a lowdown beat, and they begin daaancing…”

Remember that song from Cab Calloway? Maybe not, but did you know that when you choose colors to wear each day, those colors will reflect your inner personality and express that mood to others, so why not start with your feet?!

Make your day happier–for yourself and others.

In an article found on FamousWhy, one of the editors shared some very interesting information about how color effects emotion from a fashion design perspective.

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Fashion in the Crossroads- Backyard Bonanza of Creativity

Foot Traffic Headquarters in the CrossroadsWorking in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City is a refreshing visual experience to say the least. We are provided a consistent opportunity to see the latest fashion trends as well as people just expressing their personal style. The Crossroads Arts District is an eclectic collection of one-of-a-kind restaurants, independent businesses, retail boutiques, art studios and galleries. For a number of years Foot Traffic has called the Crossroads Arts District home and has contributed to the commerce of this special creative community.

People from all over the city come to the Crossroads to experience many of the fun events offered throughout the year, particularly First Fridays, the first Friday of every month, where studios and galleries are open to enjoy the art of local and national artists while experiencing the food and drink in this unique area. It is a great time to mingle with the overflowing  crowds  to enjoy the art, food, and people watch. 1stFriday
One of the most exciting events coming soon to the Crossroad is the West 18th Street Fashion Show.  This will be the 11th year for this free fashion extravaganza that features 18 collections from a select group of local and national designers. The show is an outdoor event that will take place Saturday, June 11, on 18th Street between Wyandotte and Baltimore.  The theme is Summer in Spain and should be an exciting evening that will provide an inspiring overload of visual stimulation and creative energy.  Check out their website, westeighteenthstreet.com for VIP ticket information.  Photos below provided by Tom Foley.

18th Street Fashion show Image 1 18th Street Fashion show Image 2
At Foot Traffic we look everywhere for new ideas and sources of inspiration for our legwear and sock business and the Crossroads community is certainly one of our favorites ….right in our own backyard! Check out what else is going on in the Crossroads!

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