MARSDEN’S FOOTWEAR NEWS
Arcopédico high-quality lightweight arch-supporting shoes are hand-made in Portugal where the company was founded in 1966 by Professor Elio Parodi, an Italian scientist whose interest in orthopedics led to the development of new footwear technology based on his belief that the arch of the foot is the central fulcrum of the spine and should be properly supported.
Shoe designs developed by Professor Parodi utilize woven nylon uppers to provide the right support for the arch of each foot so that the foot rests on the whole surface area of the insole while with most other shoes the total weight of the body rests on three points only, causing pressure to the arch of the foot, as well as to the big toe.
Arcopedico shoes feature three basic elements: a Techno-Elastic upper, an anatomic footbed and a twin arch support system. Wearing an Arcopedico shoe will exercise your foot, strengthen its muscles, and ensure greater comfort in walking. The tops of your feet will breathe as you walk in the comfort provided by the perfect distribution of your body weight throughout the entire insole surface of the shoe.
In 2011, Arcopédico introduced the patented Lytech® material to the line, an innovative, ultra-light blend of polyurethane and Lycra®, which allows the shoes to be easily packed for traveling (shoe pairs weigh as little as 10.9 oz.) and machine-washed. Arcopédico’s Lytech shoes are also BioCalce Certified, introducing an eco-friendly, vegan, water-resistant and biodegradable option for Arcopédico customers.
Arcopédico shoes’ lightweight, colorful, simple, and ageless designs are a versatile and smart choice for any woman’s wardrobe and lifestyle. However, the lightweight, anatomically-designed and washable nature of the shoes make them especially ideal for travelers, women working on their feet, or women who suffer from chronic circulation problems, sore feet, or falling arches.
Pikolinos, the famous maker of Spanish Comfort Shoes For Women, blends the latest in footwear technology with its unique and distinctive Spanish styles, natural colors and soft leathers to produce footwear that is amazingly comfortable to wear while also being stylish and affordable. Plus, since Pikolinos shoes are manufactured to high quality standards and constructed of premium materials they also deliver lasting value. So, if you’re looking for footwear that rises above the ordinary visit Marsden’s to experience the Pikolinos difference.
Founded 50 years ago as a family-owned business, Haflinger is the largest manufacturer of boiled wool in Germany and known in many international markets for not only its boiled wool slippers and wool felt clogs, but more importantly for its outstanding quality and workmanship.
Boiled wool and wool felt have been used in Europe for at least 60 years, but are relatively new materials in this country. It is the wellness properties, breathability and softness of both materials that are the secret of their success! Wool is a natural insulator—it keeps your feet cool in the summer and warm in the winter, guaranteeing year round comfort. Haflinger boiled wool and wool felt footwear benefits both healthy and problem feet alike.
Although the recipe for reliable footwear and superior wool has not changed since the early days of Haflinger, the line has evolved its product offering to include a range of styles – wool-felt cork-bottom clogs, hard- and soft-sole slippers, and their newest sandal and clog line, the Trend Collection.Palladium was founded in 1920 to make tires for airplanes. Its expertise became so advanced that soon the majority of Europe’s aircraft were using Palladium tires. After World War II when the demand for tires decreased dramatically Palladium opened a plant in Pont De Cheruy, France, to start producing footwear with functionality, comfort and durability so outstanding that the French Foreign Legion adopted Palladium boots for their use in the harsh desert conditions of North Africa. Today’s Palladium boots combine original designs and classic lines with modern manufacturing methods, premium materials and cutting edge styling. Palladium boots are ready to help you explore your street, your city, or the world.
Drew’s newest collection for women is making a fashion statement in the comfort shoe industry. Originally introduced as a sandal line, the Barefoot Freedom brand is designed for women who demand style and beautiful craftsmanship but still want the health benefits Drew is famous for. Detailed stitching, superior leathers and unique closures are paired with the latest styling, softest linings and foot-pampering removable insoles. It’s style and comfort you won’t find in any other line. Available in a wide range of colors and hard-to-find sizes.
The Drew brand specializes in shoes for feet that require special care, including diabetic, arthritic and other types of medical conditions. The brand is also known for its all-day comfort with soft, full-grain leathers and fine, handmade craftsmanship. Drew offers styling ranging from casual to athletic to dress to sandals, for all your needs. Each shoe has over 20 performance features including added depth for orthotics and modifications, removable insoles that inhibit bacteria growth and shape-retaining, wide toe boxes. The company is a leader in diabetic footwear with over 100 styles that qualify for reimbursement under the Therapeutic Shoe Bill. When you’re looking for the highest quality footwear to keep the foot healthy, look no further than the comfort and style of a Drew shoe.