SHOPPING IDEAS FOR HER

 

for herShopping for girlfriends, sisters, co-workers and BFFs can be so much fun but it can be stressful! At FOOT TRAFFIC, we can take the stress out of shopping by giving you ideas for your entire gift list. We know that everyone has different taste and different interests so that is why shopping for socks can solve all of your shopping needs. EVERYONE needs socks! Here are a few helpful tips.
NOVELTY SOCKSIf you are shopping for someone that you know really well, you will certainly find socks that match her hobbies and interests. From foodies to outdoor enthusiasts to divas, we have a wide selection of socks that will show her that you know her interests.
MICROFIBER FUZZY SOCKS-If you are not sure exactly what to get her, try the microfiber fuzzy socks. Everyone loves the comfy softness and all of the colors to choose from. The SLIPPER SOCKS in 10 different themes are also an easy “win” for you since they are all adorable.
3-PACK NO-SHOWS– If you have friends that are the athletic type, the three-pack no-shows are a perfect gift. They work great with athletic shoes and working out.
FLEECE OR COTTON TIGHTS AND LEGGINGS– If you are looking for a practical no-brainer, our fleece tights and leggings or our cotton tights and leggings are awesome. These best-sellers are so comfortable and great quality.
BASIC BLACK 3-PACK This value pack is a great savings. It includes one each: Cotton, fleece and microfiber tights or leggings. Totally practical!
BOOT SOCKS– Who doesn’t love boot socks in the winter? We have added more designs to our collection, so check out our boot socks for your BFF. She will love you.
Whoever is on your gift list of girlfriends, get all of your shopping done with FOOT TRAFFIC. And, don’t forget to buy something for yourself! You deserve it for being such a great shopper!

GIFT SOCKS FOR GUYS

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I find it very easy to shop for all of my female friends and family. There are so many choices. However, for guy friends, shopping is tougher. They are not always that easy to shop for when it comes to finding something original. I have shopped for guys for years and have concluded the following about a gift :
Keep it basic and in his comfort zone
Keep it fun and make him laugh
He can eat it or drink it

I have found a perfect solution—socks! Although he can’t eat or drink socks, the other two qualifiers work. Guys wear socks and they love to have something different to wear, whether they are a “Tailored Tom”; “Funny Frank”; or “Woodsy Will.” Whoever you are buying for, guys will appreciate a fun pair of socks.
Good news about socks–socks will fit almost every foot and they are less that $10/pair!
So, stock up on Foot Traffic socks and give the guys on your shopping list socks that will fit his personality! You can’t go wrong.

POLKA DOT HOLIDAY

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A WHOLE DOT OF FUN! I have always loved polka dots and find them fun for any season. Whether you are planning your holiday attire and looking for fun legwear accessories, or you are seeking  fun gift ideas, yo u can’t go wrong with polka dot socks. Polka dots are always hot and we have many fun polka dot ideas for all recipients. For “him” or “her”, we have items for everyone’s stockings this year.
FOR HIM

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FOR HER

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Whether for yourself or a gift, add polka dots to your holiday list!

HAPPY SNOWMAN SOCKS

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Who doesn’t love the smiling face of a cute snowman? Just look at the joy that Olaf brings to the movie Frozen!
Our FOOT TRAFFIC snowman may not be Olaf from Frozen, but our snowman face socks are  pretty fun! The festive green and red stripes on your feet add just the right amount of holiday color with the surprise of a happy smiling snowman face at the ankle.
Whether you are enjoying the snow or a cold brisk day, your snowman socks will keep you nice and warm while adding a cheerful surprise to your feet. They look great when worn with booties, flats or open cut shoes. Entertain your office or family with a fun pair of holiday snowman socks!snowmanface(1)

NO-SHOW MIX-UPS

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I play a lot of tennis and I love to wear the FT no-shows. I don’t know about you, but when I wash my no-show socks in a somewhat large load of laundry, trying to find the mates once they come out of the dryer becomes a difficult chore. Either the socks stick to other items such as towels or sheets, or they just seem to disappear. I end up putting the strays in my sock drawer knowing that sooner or later, the mate will show up. This has left me with the option of selecting mismatched socks to wear when digging for a pair. I have become quite accustomed to the mismatch look and have grown fond of the creativity mismatching offers.
The Foot Traffic 3-packs  no-shows offer a variety of colors that look great together so it does not matter if you can’t find the same mate—choose another color and you will add a bit of personality to your step. Whether you are playing tennis, walking the dog or just hanging out in your no-shows, mixing the colors is OK!
We continue to learn from our customers and have found that our no shows are great worn with boots when you don’t want a heavy sock or if you are wearing leggings. Go crazy and mix and match your no-shows. When you take your boots off, what a fun surprise to be seen wearing a bright colored mismatched pair of no-show socks!

Here are just a few options for mixing and matching. Check out our larger selection of 16 multi-pack no shows to mix and match. Have fun!

 

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SlIPPER SOCKS PLEASE!!

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We all know that when the weather turns cold, so goes our feet! Keeping our toes warm is a must so whatever it takes to keep them warm, we do it!
For that reason, our FOOT TRAFFIC slipper socks top the list of “must-haves” this holiday season. New designs have been added to our selection to ensure that you have many fun choices.
GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR ALL OF THE LADIES ON YOUR LIST
Slipper socks are functional yet fun to give and fun to wear. Whether you give them as a stocking stuffer or as a fun gift, here are some people to remember as you check out our 10 slipper sock designs.
Friends
• Co-workers
• House guests
• Sorority sisters
• Sisters
• Neighbors
• Hospital gift
• Hostess gift
• Stocking Stuffer
• Secret Santa
• Daughter
• Grand daughter

And, most important of all, don’t forget to pick a pair for yourself!

Thanksgiving Hostess Gift

 

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Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday. With so much “busy-ness” in everyone’s life, Thanksgiving is an opportunity to take a full day (even better the weekend) to get together with family, friends–perhaps both–and reflect on all that we have to be grateful for. Life can be complicated and not always as we plan, but there are things big and small to be thankful for and this day, in particular, it is a time to reflect on those good things.
If you are going to someone’s home this year and are taking a bottle of wine or looking for a hostess gift, here is a simple idea that I have used during the cold holiday season. That is, wrap a cozy pair if FOOT TRAFFIC microfiber fuzzy socks around a bottle of wine and voila— a warm, caring holiday gift. It takes just a minute or two to prepare, but the extra fuzzy softness of the socks is a warm surprise gift that keeps on giving.
Just remove the label from the socks, cut a yard of ribbon, wrap the socks around the label and tie the ribbon tightly around the socks and the bottle. You are ready to head off to your Thanksgiving event with a warm hostess gift in hand!
Happy Thanksgiving to each of you!

MEN’S SOCKS ADD STYLE

 

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When do men ever get to dress “sassy”?
It used to be a man could have fun with ties in order to make a fashion statement or create conversation at the water cooler. Even boxer shorts can be sassy but what fun is that if no one sees them?! Today in offices and businesses, men are allowed to shed the suit and tie for more casual attire so the tie is no longer the only way to change out a fashion style. So what now?
Whether you wear a suit and tie or not, you still need to wear socks.
Never before have we seen so many men having fun with their socks. As a man crosses his legs, there they are!—a fun slice of color and design, sharing a “slice of crazy” between their pant cuff and their shoes. With so many choices in men’s socks, men can now rival women for fun fashion accessories. The good news is that novelty socks are a fun way to add color, attitude, and function for a small price. Most socks today are under $10 so compare that to the price of a tie or pocket square!
You can afford several pairs of fun socks for the same price as one fun tie.

There are three types of men’s socks.

Tailored socks in dark neutral colors– These are usually solid but can have small patterns and are generally for the more conservative, serious type of guy.
Fashion socks in bright colors and patterns– These socks can be described as geometric patterns such as dots, stripes, and graphic designs. Colors can range from conservative to bold brights, and are worn by the more daring fashion guys who like making a fashion statement. Age doesn’t matter as men of all ages enjoy showing their fun side in bold graphic socks.
Crazy theme socks-The sky is the limit with themed socks and there is every theme imaginable available from bears and fish to hot dogs and footballs to the American flag. Men can make a fun statement whether it is a special interest or they are just starting a fun conversation.

 

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There is something for everyone!

So go ahead GUYS, show your sassy side and go crazy with your socks! You are not alone. It looks like the socks craze is here to stay!

FLEECE PLEASE!

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If you haven’t already ordered fleece-lined tights, leggings or knee highs, drop everything and order some today. They are the most comfortable, affordable legwear items you can invest in for the upcoming cold weather. They are the perfect  legwear  to wear under short skirts, with cutoffs and boots, and under your jeans for those cold football games or outdoor sports.  Our comfy cozy fleece can take you from morning to night because of their great stretch and soft lining.

FLEECE FASHION FEATURES

  • Soft as mink against your legs
  • Stretchy to fit most body types
  • Comfy, casual and warm
  • Fashionably practical

We are so crazy about our fleece, we have added more items to our  fall/winter 2014 fleece collection. Besides the fleece tights, leggings, and knee highs in four classic colors, (black, dark grey, burgundy, and chocolate) check out the new items:

I will be living in my fleece tights and leggings this winter and hope that you will find fleece as wonderful as we do at FOOT TRAFFIC!

 

WHO KNEW?!- MUHU

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Nordic inspiration…

While researching Nordic designs and patterns for tights, leggings and socks, I recently discovered the beautiful craftsmanship and colorful creations by the knitters of Muhu Island. The beautiful gloves and socks designed in intricately knitted patterns and colors have rendered me speechless. I am a color junkie and these textures and bright color combinations are awe- inspiring.
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The island of Muhu is just off the coast of Estonia in the Baltic Sea and is home to quaint fishing villages, thatched cottages, overgrown junipers, windmills and a colorful, rich knitting tradition dating back hundreds of years. Arts and crafts have continued to be an important part of the culture of the island and women and girls continue to knit, crochet and embellish unbelievably fine- patterned clothing such as gloves, socks, leggings, and mittens. The island inhabitants cherish their rich culture and the beautiful traditional clothing. Their handwork showcases the significance of the rich history and traditions of their culture and their strong desire to create beautiful textiles for fashion and home. Because there was no external commercial market for such textiles, the women competed among themselves to create unique and distinctive pieces often to catch the eye of a prospective husband.
Today, the women continue the tradition of brightly colored items that are truly inspirational to those fond of Nordic designs and patterns. The examples speak for themselves. I am almost certain that I will never get to Muhu Island but I will continue to keep a healthy collection of photos and images of the beautiful crafts of the this unique island to continue to inspire me!

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