FOX IN SOCKS

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This adorable fox is already fashionably correct wearing nature’s black socks. We decided that it would be a good idea to see what she would look like in fun decorative socks as an option. Our Fox in Socks are a great way to add fun to your legwear wardrobe and offer another solution besides black.  We suggest you do the same by adding some fun Foot Traffic novelty socks to your legwear collection.

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A TOUCH OF LACE

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This year lace continues as a significant trend. Even ladies who don’t usually wear lace can’t avoid being seduced by the inclusion of lace on everything from formal attire to workout wear. In every fashion catalog and magazine, lace is either peeking out under a blouse or is a full lace dress. At Foot Traffic, we have always loved lace. If you are not inclined to go overboard with lace , try adding a touch of lace with your legwear. We love these adorable lace scruch socks with the lace at the top. They are perfect for the spring when worn with booties, either over microfiber tights or alone.
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We also suggest our lace trimmed capri leggings. They add just a touch to spring and summer without overdoing it.  These are available in ivory and black. Lace will update your wardrobe without  having to buy all new clothes.

IT’S NATIONAL BEER DAY!

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There are so many reasons to celebrate this time of year. There are significant holidays…the first days of spring…baseball…soccer…grilling out…flowers blooming…
But who knew that it is NATIONAL BEER DAY today!?! As always, at FOOT TRAFFIC we are ready and willing to celebrate all good things. Today we are wearing our favorite beer socks in honor of this inspired day.

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America loves beer—that accounts for 85% of the volume of alcoholic beverages sold in the United States. In 2012, the US produced 196 million gallons of beer and consumed roughly 28 US gallons of beer per capita annually. The state that consumes the most beer is North Dakota with a whopping 45.8 gallons of beer per capita per year. Beer contributes more than $246 billion to the US economy, providing more than 2 million jobs in America from barley farmers to merchants to truck drivers.
Beer has been an important part of American culture and the Native American tribes brewed beer prior to European arrival. The first commercial brewery opened in 1632 and was located in Lower Manhattan. Most beer manufacturers were influenced by European brewing traditions, such as British style ales and German style lagers.
Unfortunately, on January 16, 1919, the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States constitution brought production and sales of alcoholic beverages to a screeching halt. Prohibition was supposed to lower crime and corruption, lower taxes, and improve health in America. Unfortunately, crime blossomed, “speakeasies” were created, and organized crime thrived on bootlegging, manufacturing and distributing alcoholic beverages.
On April 7, 1933, President Roosevelt signed the Twenty-first Amendment of the United States Constitution repealing prohibition. Americans were allowed to buy and sell beer once again, ending a very dry, sober period in America.
National Beer Day was created when two friends, Justin Smith, a Colorado Springs Craft Beer Examiner, and his friend, Mike Connolly. They created a National Beer Day Facebook page in 2009, inviting friends to join. Word has spread and today, Americans across the country are celebrating this festive day.
Cheers to beer!

MEGGINGS for men?

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There is always a lot of chatter about leggings for women and of course, there should be! Leggings have become an integral part of most women’s wardrobe, no matter what her age. We adore them because they are so comfortable, easy to wear and flatter most women’s bodies when worn with the right tops and shoes.
But I decided to investigate the idea of leggings for men and low and behold, I found several great articles over the past few years about men wearing leggings and one in particular, a video, from ABC that showcases MEGGINGS- Leggings for men! It is fun to watch.
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/meggings-make-mens-fashion-world-leggings-men-18131012
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As mentioned in the video, we think of Robin Hood, dancers and Shakespeare characters when we think of men in tights or leggings. However, daring young men are trying out the trend, probably inspired by pop icons such as Justin Beiber and XXX. Meggings definitely should be worn under shorts or with long tops, following some of the same rules for women wearing leggings. It seems that meggings might be a good idea for bike riders, or athletes when working out. But everyday wear or to the office? I’m not so sure. Now that they have been around for a few years and can be found in mainstream stores such as Nordstrom’s and Urban Outfitters, do you think meggings will become more popular or just go away? At Foot Traffic, we have no immediate plans to create meggings, but we will continue to watch the trends and see where this fashion trend goes.
What do you think? YES or NO to meggings!

TRANSITION THIGH HIGHS

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It’s almost spring… Or is it? This time of year I get so impatient as I wait for freezing temperatures to go away and be replaced by gentler, milder days. Just when spring like weather teases us into thinking winter is over we get blasted with another cold air front. March is fickle like that.
So what do we wear during this transitional weather? One of my favorite in-between accessories is our Foot Traffic black combed cotton Signature Thigh Highs. Although a fun year round staple, this time of year they are the perfect fashion legwear accessory to bridge the gap between winter and spring. We can bust out our spring tops and short skirts and add a scarf, black thigh highs with a great pair of booties and BOOM! We have a fresh look that goes warm or cold. At Foot Traffic we love our cotton thigh highs because they have a silicone band on the inside to prevent them from rolling down. In black or brown, we enjoy the look and the warmth these favorite thigh highs bring to our transition wardrobe. Come on spring!
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SLEEPING IN SOCKS–IT’S A GOOD THING

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DO YOU SLEEP IN SOCKS?
BRRR! It is cold outside! I love hopping in bed at night and snuggling under a warm down comforter. I look forward to a good night of sleep and waking up feeling refreshed and rested. We all know the health benefits of a good night sleep!
However, many people have difficulty falling asleep and one of the primary reasons is cold feet. As we age, our circulation slows down and our hands and feet feel cold. According to a Swiss study, researchers found that as our bodies prepare for sleep, the blood vessels in our hands and feet dilate, cooling the blood as it flows through the open channels near the surface of the skin. When our body temperature falls, we fall asleep. By wearing socks, the blood vessels widen, creating better circulation, therefore better sleep.
Wearing socks can also prevent the feet from sweating. There is a condition known as hyperhidrosis, that is, excess sweating of the feet.  Socks can absorb the sweat, especially when the socks are made from natural fibers such as cotton.
Especially in the winter, when the air is dry, our feet tend to become dry and flaky. Apply moisturizer on your feet and put on a pair of socks. Your feet will stay soft,preventing cracked and dry feet.
Wearing socks to bed can be a good thing if you follow a few simple rules:
Make sure your socks and feet are clean
Make sure your socks are made of mostly natural fibers such as cotton
Make sure your socks are comfortable and not too tight
Make sure your socks are cute so you will go to bed with a smile on your face!

At Foot Traffic, our men’s novelty socks and women’s novelty socks are made of 65% cotton, 5% spandex, 15% nylon and 15% polyester and come in a variety of fun designs that will put a smile on your face every night.
Sleep tight!

 

Great SEX or is that great SOCKS?

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Most men want one thing for Valentine’s Day and they make that very clear. Did you ever think that they are misunderstood and they really mean is they want great SOCKS!
At Foot Traffic, we have great SOCKS!
We have a broad selection of men’s novelty socks that are the perfect way to show your man how much you know him and love him. This Valentine’s Day, show your love with three pairs of socks (for only $24!)  from our selection of over 70 designs perfectly edited to his tastes and interests. From camouflage to music, football,  and grilling—just to name a few—you will find the perfect solution to Valentine’s Day.
You will win his heart with GREAT SOCKS this Valentine’s Day!

SUPER BOWL-SUPER SOCKS!

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Let the party begin! Sunday is the big day for all football fans and even if you are not a regular sports enthusiast, it is still fun to watch the teams battle it out on the field. This year will be no different as we watch the Seattle Seahawks face off against the New England Patriots. The game is estimated to draw a whopping 184 million viewers. 43 million viewers plane to host a Super Bowl party and about 13 million plan to view the game at a bar or restaurant. Of course, the ads are as fun to watch as the game itself. They are always interesting, controversial, edgy and most of the time, very entertaining. A brand can spend up to $8 million dollars for a 60-second spot, trying to grab the attention of the elusive Millennial. The average amount of money spent by adults age 18-44 is somewhere between $94 -$103.

So, where will you be Sunday night— with family, with friends, at a local eatery with big screen TVs?
No matter where you are, male or female, you should be wearing FOOT TRAFFIC football socks. It doesn’t matter what team you are rooting for, because your socks say it all. They say you are putting your best foot forward and supporting one of America’s favorite sports- FOOTBALL! Order today and have your socks for the BIG GAME!

FRENCH BLUE-OUI?

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FRENCH BLUE. What’s in a name? A lot I believe. When we named our opaque nylon tights French Blue, all I could think about was taking my legs on a little get-away to southern France. Being a bit of a “Francophile” I am in love with anything French and just the thought of being in southern France where blue dyes were used to make beautiful fabrics makes me swoon. The name French Blue is universally recognized as a greyish blue with much depth and can be soft or deep, depending on the fabric.
There is much history to French Blue. The rise in the color blue in fashion in the 12th and 13th centuries led to a thriving blue dye industry in several European cities, including Toulouse, a southern French city. The dye was called pastel and it was made from woad, a common shrub from the mustard family grown in Europe. Unfortunately, the dying process was particularly long and noxious. During the 15th century, indigo, a shrub grown in Asia, was introduced from India and competed with woad. The European countries with prosperous pastel businesses tried to block the use of indigo but it was too late. They indigo was a better price, easier to use, and created a beautiful rich blue. Despite the “battle of the blues”, blue continued to be a dominant color in France and represented the color of liberty and revolution. Throughout history, beautiful blue fabrics were used in homes and fashion as well as the military.
Many historical French fabrics that were dyed in Southern France can still be found and chateaus built during the era of woad dying dot the countryside near Toulouse and still remain today. A company called “The French General” offers classes in dying French blue textiles in southern France. Oh  how I would love to go!

536_1492_thumbOf course our tights are not dyed with indigo or woad, but the color replicates this beautiful greyish blue that works so well with denim and compliments so many colors. I suppose I will just have to enjoy my Foot Traffic French blue tights and hope that someday I will  experience the authentic blue fabrics of France.

HOT DOG! IT’S A GOOD DAY!

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Hot dog, it’s a good day!  It is difficult not to be discouraged by all of the unrest in the world and the local news that calls out the crime and discord in our cities. However, that is life and it is important to learn to navigate in a world full of complexity and chaos. That means finding joy in our daily lives and making the most out of our individual situations.
At Foot Traffic, we are in a position to provide a way to bring joy to your day and get you started on the right foot. We have so much fun creating novelty socks, we hope you will wear them just for the fun of it. We have designs that bring a smile to our Foot Traffic team every time we look at them. Feedback from our customers lets us know that wearing our novelty socks at the office, to the gym, or just around the house  makes a positive impact on one’s attitude. That’s what we are here to do. It’s that simple. I am pretty certain that this guy in the cartoon is wearing Foot Traffic novelty socks.

Whether you are buying socks for yourself or for a gift, a smile goes a long way. We may not be able to solve world peace, but we have the world at our feet and hopefully our novelty socks can bring joy one step at a time!

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