November 18th, 2010 9:30am - Posted By: Kara
Many of you may have heard that we are expanding and …yes, its true!
We are in the process of taking over 114 S. Plaza and re-opening the store as the new Taos Mountain Outfitters. Our focus will be on outdoor/lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories.
Vicki Mageria, who joined us this summer as our outdoor/running specialist, will be the manager. Joining Vicki will be current employees Annie Stewart, Ariana Reyes, and John Ivers.
Good Sole fans do not fear! The Good Sole will remain at is current location at Martinez Plaza and will continue to be the headquarters for comfortable feet in Taos. Don Feinberg will continue on as manager and Annie, Ariana, John and myself will be here to assist in your footwear needs.
This is an exciting time for us and for Taos. We look forward to seeing you at both locations and getting your feedback on what we need to offer our local community.
We will be opening the new store next month. Stay tuned for more details!
November 4th, 2010 3:30pm - Posted By: Kara
The weather has been terrific in Taos but let’s face it – it is November and soon we will see snow. And having the right winter boot is essential for this area.
When shopping for a winter boot keep in mind what you will be doing in the boot. Will this be a boot to get you from home, to work, to doing errands? Or, do you engage in outdoor activities that require you to shovel snow, etc.? Or, do you just need a boot to get you from your car to indoor places?
Warmth is a huge factor in a winter boot but you also need to consider other components; Is it water resistant? Does it offer a tread that will make it easy to walk? Can I use Yaktrax or other ice protection clamp-ons with it? Or do I just want a fashion statement?
Considering all this will make your choice easier when shopping.
And, one of the key things to remember is to make sure the boot fits properly. Most winter boots only come in whole sizes. If you are in-between sizes, for example 7 ½, it is generally best to go to the higher number. Winter boots are not like ski boots; they don’t need to be tight but rather offer some room so air can circulate and make your foot warmer. And heel slippage will occur until the boots are broken in and become familiar with your feet.
Many boots such as Sorel and Columbia have made their name by being tested to keep a person’s foot warm to 30 degrees below zero; however, that won’t be true if you have poor circulation or the boot doesn’t fit properly.
At The Good Sole we work to help you find the right size boot. We are more than happy to measure your foot if you wish and we believe if in doubt the person needs to try on several sizes and styles. Winter boots are an investment – but investing in keeping your feet and toes warm and comfortable is important.