GRADUATION- BEST FOOT FORWARD

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It’s graduation time, a celebration when thousands of high school and college students  proudly walk across the stage and accept their hard-earned diploma. It is an emotional time for both the parents and the student as it signifies an important educational milestone. Graduation is the acknowledgement of the finale of a major phase of life while setting  the stage for the beginning of another. What’s next?
To honor the unity of a collective class, everyone wears the same cap and gown and every student individually parades across the stage in alphabetical order to have their brief shining moment as their name is read aloud.  Without doing cartwheels and dancing across the stage, how do you set yourself apart from the rest of your class?

 Wear fun socks!
The best way to distinguish yourself from the other graduates without embarrassing yourself or your family is to showcase your feet! Your classmates may not remember your name in 20 years but they will remember that you were the one that wore crazy socks to graduation! Whether it’s sock monkeys, bananas, or genius socks, you will not be forgotten. Your legwear legacy will live on. Whether you are a guy or a gal, novelty socks will certainly “set the stage” for your graduation day.  With over 100 designs of men’s and women’s novelty socks to choose from at FOOT TRAFFIC, you will certainly find a pair that showcases your unique personality. After all, it is a joyful celebration and you are taking a giant step forward….in fun socks…have fun! It’s YOUR day!

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MOTHER’S DAY WARM FUZZIES

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It’s the little things that count...
Moms appreciate anything their kids give them on this very important day, Mother’s Day. I have saved all of the hand made cards they have made for me.  And, on my jewelry hanger, I have a few necklaces made with pasta and beads on a plastic cord. They have been hanging there proudly for several years with my turquoise and silver jewelry, reminding me how much my kids mean to me.
This Mother’s Day, whatever you give your mom, she will love it because it came from YOU! It doesn’t have to be something big or amazing. It just has to be from you with love. Candy and flowers are always a favorite. (I prefer dark chocolate and perennials, for your information…) However, there are many other fun ideas to give your mother.
This Mother’s Day give her a big hug AND a big hug for her feet. Our microfiber fuzzy socks are so snuggly and comfortable, she will remember you every time she puts them on and thank you for the warm fuzzies. With a choice of 20 colors of solids and stripes, you are sure to pick a winner for your mom.
Pair the socks with a gift certificate for a pedicure and she will love you even more…. if that is even possible!

MOTHER’S Day FUN Day

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Mothers deserve to be pampered every day. However,  since we only recognize MOTHER’S DAY, this year May 9,  as the official day to honor our moms,  let her know how much you love and appreciate her. One way to show your love is through your sense of humor. Mom’s love shows when you bring a smile to her face and give her something that shows you know her and appreciate all of her fun hobbies, interests or personality traits. No matter how old you and your mother are, they always enjoy getting a fun gift on Mother’s Day.
For example :
Does she have a garden?
How about veggie novelty socks, garden gloves and a tomato plant for her garden…
Does she love music?
How about our music notes novelty socks and tickets to a concert…
Does she love breakfast?
How about making her breakfast in bed and include our fun bacon and egg novelty socks…
Does she love to go to the movies?
How about tickets to the movie theater and a pair of our fun popcorn novelty socks
Does she need a night off—no cooking?
Buy her a favorite  pizza and surprise her with our fun peperoni pizza novelty socks…
Does she like to read?
How about our Reading Books novelty socks and a gift certificate to her favorite book vendor…
Does she drive  you “bananas” but you love her anyway?
Give her a fruit basket and a pair of our fun banana novelty socks  and tell her you love her just that way she is!
Does she love to play golf?
Give here some new golf balls, golf glove and a fun pair of novelty golf socks

At Foot Traffic, we have over 100 sock ideas to choose from so visit our website today and find a pair of socks that you know will make your mother smile!

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IT’S EARTH DAY !

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At Foot Traffic, we love EARTH DAY. It just so happens to be a beautiful day so we have thrown open the windows and are enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. We hope that you are experiencing a beautiful day as well. We encourage you to grab a pair of fun Foot Traffic novelty socks and your favorite walking shoes and get outside to celebrate our beautiful earth. Our socks are a soft cotton and add a fun surprise to any outfit.

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May we also suggest our eco-friendly bamboo socks? Made with cotton and bamboo yarn, our natural fibers create a comfortable sock that feels great on your feet and are environmentally friendly. We offer both men’s and women’s no-shows and crew socks, available in black and white. The natural fibers aid “moisture management” of your feet as bamboo is a soft and porous fiber, naturally wicking moisture and odors.
Enjoy our big beautiful earth today and everyday!

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!

 

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