The melted snow and warming temperatures mean two things: spring is here, and it’s time to get the right footwear to ring in the new season!

With summer just around the corner, we are dreaming of relaxing days by the pool and at the beach. It is important to have good sandals to wear near the water or around town, and we have a number of great options.

Vionic has wonderful sandals for women and men. Formerly called Orthaheel, Vionic takes the best aspects of the old and couples them with fresh, exciting features. The Tide II is the company’s latest model, combining the spunky designs and comfort of a flip-flop with a supportive arch.

Other than being a foot-friendly sandal that will catch envious eyes at the lake or around town, what is so special about the Tide II ?

 “It is like an orthotic built into the sandal,” says David Sajdak, a Certified Pedorthist at Stan’s in Brookfield. “It’s a supportive flip-flop.

Vionic with Orthaheel technology is designed to help reduce pronation. Pictured is the Tide Sequins.

Vionic with Orthaheel technology is designed to help reduce pronation. Pictured is the Tide Sequins.


Vionic sandals

A variety of Vionics.

Though the Tide II is one of our newest sandals, it is far from our only one. Shoe lovers MUST check out our other great brands that cover everything from casual to formal looks:

Birkenstock sandals

A bunch of Birkenstocks.

Stan’s Fit For Your Feet is the place to find Birkenstocks and its famous cork footbeds in the Greater Milwaukee area. Founded in Germany in 1774, Birkenstock is older than the United States! Its variety of relaxed styles have been providing comfort and support ever since and will bring out your inner free spirit. Its fashion style is back and will be seen on everyone from celebrities to college students and travelers this spring and summer.

Clarks sandals

A collection of Clarks.

Clarks has both closed and open heel options for a variety of occasions. As its name indicates, the Clarks WaveWalk sandal (third, fourth and fifth from the left in the photo) is a supremely comfortable walking shoe. Mark Nelson, Assistant Manager at Stan’s in Brookfield, says this is one of his favorite sandals.

“Clarks is absolutely one of the best when it comes to walking,” Mark explains. “Whether it’s a sandal or shoe, Clarks is just so comfortable.”

Keen sandals

A row of Keens.

Picture yourself on a kayak or whitewater rafting trip. Now picture what is on your feet. With its leather or plush insoles and wrap-around designs, Keen makes great sandals for people who want to protect their feet but still leave them feeling free for their next adventure in the great outdoors. Patrick Austin, a Fit Specialist at Stan’s in Brookfield, says Keen’s Sarasota (pictured furthest to the right above) is an especially comfortable option.

“I like Keen, because it’s soft and spongy with good arch support,” says Patrick.

Keen also comes in a number of fun, Mary Jane designs pictured below! With Keen, there is something for everyone.

Keen shoes

More Keen!

Merrell shoe

Get more with the Merrell Azura Wrap.

Stan’s also carries a number of closed-toe sandal options, including Merrell. The Azura Wrap is a fantastic choice, with a soft footbed and comfy, suede/mesh upper.

SAS shoes

Sending out for SAS.

At Stan’s, we are determined to prove that fashion and comfort are not mutually exclusive. Customers dealing with diabetes, plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions can find healthy but cute options with SAS. The Huggy (furthest to the right in the photo above) is just one example of how every foot deserves a touch of elegance.

Cobb Hill shoes

A Cobb Hill tower.

Speaking of elegance, women should try on our Cobb Hill sandals. With lovely pins on the front and classic buttons on the straps, Cobb Hill will give your feet a look of grandeur. This is why Linda Timm, Vice President of Stan’s and New Balance Milwaukee, is such a fan.

“It offers a timeless look with great support and comfort,” says Linda. “It covers everything from career-oriented to casual footwear.”

Earth shoes

Three little Earth’s, right in a line.

Sometimes sandal, sometimes heel and sometimes both, Earth and Earthies are ideal shoes to wear with a summer dress on a warm, breezy day. The wooden-stacked heel and perforations are both popular trends this season.

Our marketing coordinator, Melanie Signer, says the Earthies Casella is one of her favorite shoes.

“They’re very stylish and are on the cover of our spring catalog!” says Melanie. ” They also have a great arch and are really comfortable to wear all day.”

Earthies Casella

Earthies Casella

What sandals will YOU be wearing this summer?

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