Guest Blogger: “The Winter Road Trip” by Tim

How Foot Traffic Smart Gloves helped me keep my cool

Foot Traffic Smart Gloves

For New Year’s Eve my wife and I decided to visit some friends in bone-chilling cold Minnesota. The trip was a fun and much-needed getaway; however, I’d be lying if I said it went smoothly. This is my personal account of the unfortunate events of a road trip gone wrong.

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WONDERFUL WINTER WHITE…

Wrap yourself in winter white from you coat to your tights…
 

 In my many years living in Kansas City, I cannot think of a winter when we did not have snow by January. But here we are, no snow, and temperature in the 50’s.  I am not complaining. I am the first to admit that I do not enjoy shoveling snow, driving on ice or cleaning off a frozen windshield. And hat hair is the worst!

However, I love the beauty of the fresh fallen snow particularly at night as the moon reflects its light off of a glistening blanket of white.  So what is it about this white wonderland that is so special?
I think we love the idea of winter white because it is fresh and relaxing and is a welcome opposite of the black that seems to overwhelm our wardrobes during these cold dark days.

One of my favorite bloggers, Jessie, at http://www.styleandpepperblog.com recently posted the photo above, taken at a conference she attended in Salt Lake City. (see her blogpost :Photoshoot:Winter Wonderland ) These winter white outfits that she styled are great examples of how pretty winter white can be and I imagine most of us have items in our closet that we can pull together to create such a look.

Notice that the outfit goes from head to toe so if you don’t have winter white tights, check out our Signature combed cotton ivory tights; Ivory Knee High Textured Trouser Socks; Ivory Nordic textured tights, as well as our ivory cable knit legwarmers.

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So, lighten up this winter, stay warm and look wonderful in winter white!

-Nanci

Do you like winter white?

What is your favorite winter white outfit?

AND THE WINNERS ARE……..

Thank you all for commenting on our new Winter Look Book. We love your feedback and always look forward to hearing your comments.

We are doing our part to make sure there are no more COLD BARE LEGS this winter. Here are the two winners of the random drawing. These lovely participants will get a complimentary pair of the Signature cotton tights or the Premium cotton leggings.

Ms. Cara Sorensen and Ms. Anne Robichaux

Enjoy!
-Nanci

CONFIDENCE in COTTON

Foot Traffic Cotton Tights

It’s cold!  Winter is finally here and we start digging in our drawers to find our socks, leggings, tights, etc. to find something to keep our legs warm (without sacrificing our fashion sensibilities, of course!).  What a great time to talk about cotton tights and leggings. 

Why cotton?
Our cotton tights and leggings are made of 60 % combed cotton, the finest cotton available. They are like wearing your underwear all the way to your feet. You wore cotton as a baby and there’s a reason for that. It’s a naturally soft, durable fiber. That’s what makes our tights and leggings so darn soft and comfortable.

But wait… there’s more! Cotton is a fiber that blends beautifully with other fibers to ensure a great fit. So, using our very secret weaving technique (hint: high needle count and proprietary weaving process) we added nylon and spandex for maximum stretch and flexibility giving each pair the ability to retain its original shape after every wearing and every washing. AND, the crotch stays up. AND they don’t stretch out.  AND they don’t shrink!  That’s why they fit every time you put them on.

Our waistband is a 1” feathered underwear elastic waistband so it won’t roll over or down. Once they are on, no yanking or pulling up. That’s why you forget you have them on.

Our proprietary construction process eliminates the need for a seat panel. Instead we have a single, flat reinforced seam in the seat so no unsightly lines under your pants or skirts.  That’s why your butt looks so good!

Cotton is durable. Think about items like denim, diapers, sheets and shirts. They are made of cotton because the fiber is one of the most durable fibers available.  Our cotton tights don’t easily run and don’t wear out so plan on wearing them over and over.

That’s why we are confident that Foot Traffic cotton tights and leggings will be in your drawer next time you are digging for your favorite legwear!

We are so confident that you will love them, we are offering a guarantee with our SIGNATURE combed cotton tights and leggings as well as our PREMIUM combed cotton leggings. Click here  for the details!

 

Let us know what you think of our cottons!

– Nanci

Party Time! Step with Style into 2012!

Pink tights and legwarmers

GOODBYE 2011…HELLO 2012!

Are you ready to put 2011 behind you and party forward?  If so, then do it with color, fanfare, and style!

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New Year’s Eve: Keeping it Simple

Kissing by the Fireplace...in socks

“What are you doing for New Year’s Eve?”

There is an expectation that we should go out, get festive, and ring in the New Year with fireworks, dancing and partying. I admit I have enjoyed this monumental event of kissing at midnight, confetti, champagne, and celebrating long into the next day. But these last few years, by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around, I do not want to plan another thing, eat more food or drink more wine. I have come to enjoy the quiet that follows the rush of Christmas and I guess I would rather just merge into next year rather that do a “party plunge.” I am grateful for good health, a wonderful family, and great friends and prefer to just relax and reflect on the past year.

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ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS….

This year my family members are asking for my holiday “wishlist” and it seems that every year my list gets shorter. I have so much and really need so little. Other than world peace, a stable economy, a functional government and some good wine, I really don’t need much.

winter park at nightWhat I do wish for this holiday season is for everyone in the world to be warm.  I see people on the street in tattered and torn clothes asking for food.  I see our local mission full of homeless families. I see children without coats. We can’t keep everyone warm but by donating a jacket, a blanket, a hat, or a pair of socks, at least one more person will be warm.

This year, Foot Traffic is donating socks to a local shelter near our organization. It isn’t “global warming”, but it feels good knowing that we have helped someone be a bit warmer this holiday season.

image source: http://www.kaboodle.com/reviews/winter-park-at-night-ipad-wallpaper

The PERFECT Gift for TEEN GIRLS!

I have finally discovered the perfect gift for teenage girls.  SOCKS!  I have 4 nieces in all parts of the country that are each uniquely different but have one thing in common—they all love socks!  I am so excited!  Their tastes may change like the wind but at least with socks, they can combine them with outfits that I would never have imagined.

Foot Traffic Two by Four Mix and Match Socks

With the helpful advice of one of the teen nieces, we came up with a list of favs.  There were so many choices so have fun and pick your favorites!

1 – Bones and Roses Style 101KH

2 – Two By Fours-All 4 styles

3 – Cowboy Boots 6499

4- Pink Fuzzy Toe socks PFF

5 – Any of our Slipper socks SS103

6 – Alligator 3D Socks 3D109

7  – Heavy Cable Leg Warmers LW 100 Charcoal

8 – Black or Pink Chenille Fingerless Gloves

9 – Argyle Thigh Highs OTK Black

10 – High Top Sneaker Socks 6498 all colors

11 – Butterfly Trouser socks

Foot Traffic Slipper Socks

These are just a few examples but with socks, leg warmers and fingerless gloves, they are easy to buy, send, and they fit!
If you are still fearful of trying to guess the taste of the teens, give a gift certificate. I promise you they will find many things that they will love.  And most of all, they will love you for figuring out that socks are awesome!

– Nanci

GIVE SOMEONE THE WARM FUZZIES…(Giveaway)

Foot Traffic Microfiber Fuzzy Socks

Warm chocolate chip cookies…

A soft, plush animal…

A cashmere sweater…

Soft puppy fur…

Snuggling on a soft couch with your partner (or your dog, as in my case)

 

What if you could give the gift of such comfort to someone?

You can with our Fuzzy Ankle Socks. Available in 19 colors, give everyone on your list a pair in their favorite color and you will be guaranteed a warm fuzzy hug!

Just remember, these socks are for wearing, not petting!

 

And guess what?

We want to give YOU the WARM FUZZIES!

The first 2 people to comment on this blog will get a free pair of our FUZZY SOCKS!

Please include the following in your comment:

1.) Tell us about your favorite  “warm fuzzy.”

2.) Then tell us what color fuzzy socks you want and we will send them to you!

3.) Leave an email address where we can contact you if you win. (to avoid spam you can post your email address in this format: ex: nanci at foottraffic dot com)

 

From the rest of the comments we will randomly pick a third winner!

Winners will be announced this Friday December 16th, 2011 🙂

-Nanci

Slip into something comfortable this winter- SLIPPER SOCKS

Foot Traffic Slipper Socks

No wonder slipper socks are one of our top holiday gift items!

They are all about comfort, and pretty darn cute as well.  When I come home from work and rip off my shoes or boots, I look for the most comfortable socks I can find to slip into. I don’t like heavy slippers and have found total comfort in my new slipper socks. Having hardwood floors, I appreciate the no-skid pads on the bottom of the feet–totally comfy and totally practical.  Only $8 a pair, all of my girlfriends are getting these adorable socks as a gift this year. The only decision I have to make is who gets what pair…and what pair do I keep for myself?

-Nanci

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