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Ped’s Anchor in Alaska: Marie’s Tale of the Sole

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Ped fans, we’re sorry we’ve been so remiss! It occurs to us in the Warrens of the Warehouse that we haven’t shared a Tale of the Sole in ages! And since summer has thoroughly yielded it’s bliss to fall’s chill, it’s the perfect time to tell the following tale. Let’s join Ped fan Marie for a quick trip North of the Border. Way North. To Alaska, to be exact. Here’s her report about her Ped-happy home:

Waiting in line at the alaska-grown vegetable booth at the alaska state fair. a gentleman came up to me and asked, “Young lady, May I ask where you got your boots?

Marie sports her Ped Shoes North of the Border

Wearing her Ped Shoes, Marie takes on the wilds of Alaska. (Luckily, the wilds of the farmer’s market are no match for her style either!)

I retrieved a business card from my wallet and handed it to his wife, explaining exactly why I shop at pedshoes :: satisfying shopping experience. meticulous craftsmanship. timeless style.

Trippen to Alaska with Marie

Trippen through the wilds of Alaska, with Marie

Recently I came to the realization that shoes and, in particular, boots, are tools for my needs. So, I never feel I must rationalize purchasing well-made hand-crafted boots.

The Trippen Tramp from PedShoes.com

Trippen’s Tramp shoe traipsing around the tundra!

And Marie goes on to mention her experience with us Ped-sters:

Dayna is always knowledgeable and helpful, even going as far as donning a pair of show-room boots and shooting a photo when I have questions about appearance and fit. Thank you, Dayna and Ped Shoes for all my unique and artsy tools….

www.PedShoes.com with Marie

Spreading the Ped Love!

We’re blushing! And as a token of gratitude for sharing her shoes, Ped is delighted to give Marie a $100 gift certificate!

Do you have a Tale of the Sole? Tell us—and show us (we LOVE pictures!!!)—what happened to you while wearing something from Ped, and you, too, might be the recipient of $100 in Ped credit. We’d love to share your sole-ful story on the blog, so let us know what in the world you’ve been doing in your Ped!

Elizabeth L.F.’s Tale of the Sole: Trippen love in the Haight!

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Ped fans, we often tell you that if you buy one pair of Trippen shoes, you’re more than likely to develop an addiction! The designs coming out of Berlin are just so edgy-cool and deliciously comfortable! But don’t take our word for it—take Elizabeth L.F.’s! Here’s her happy Tale of the Sole:

I wanted to let you know I’m thrilled with all my Trippens purchased through Ped. They are the ultimate in comfort for a middle-aged kindergarten teacher with wonky ankles, high arches, and a concrete sub-floor. I live in the Haight, and I walk everywhere. Over the past few years I’ve had lots of problems with my feet, and with Trippen shoes, I know I can walk across town or through the park, and my feet will be fine.

My Viviennes are the queen bees of the collection. They come out when I want to look as cute as my girls and still be able to catch up with them on the playground. (My best friend still loves her Viv’s after 14 years!)

Lucky students to have a kindergarten teacher who wears fun shoes like the Trippen Vivienne!

Lucky students to have a kindergarten teacher who wears fun shoes like the Trippen Vivienne!

My dark blue Todi’s are fantastic for roughing it in the garden, but they’re still super stylish.

Ha ha! We love the way Elizabeth styled this photo of her cute Trippen Todi!

Ha ha! We love the way Elizabeth styled this photo of her cute Trippen Todi!

My red Cage’s are my casual favorite—again, amazingly cool-looking and incredibly comfortable.

The perfect shoes for reading Dr. Seuss: the Trippen Cage!

The perfect shoes for reading Dr. Seuss: the Trippen Cage!

In December I ordered the Diesel in dark brown. Best booties ever! I ordered a few days before Christmas, and my boots arrived right on time, despite the holiday. They are truly the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever put on my feet–right out of the box. I’ve walked miles in them already (through Golden Gate Park, from my house in the Haight out to the Richmond)!

The Trippen Diesel are ready to take Elizabeth out and about in San Francisco.

The Trippen Diesel are ready to take Elizabeth out and about in San Francisco.

I also have to say, Dayna, your help on the phone or by email is always invaluable. Thank you so much for providing such great quality shoes and such fantastic service. I’ll be teaching, playing, and walking with happy feet in my Trippens.

Thanks for sharing your Trippen love with us, Elizabeth! We’re all smiles at Ped HQ after reading your Tale!

To show our appreciation, we’re giving Elizabeth L.F. $100 in Ped credit! (We’re pretty sure we know what line she’ll buy…)

Do you have a Tale of the Sole? Tell us—and show us (we LOVE pictures!!!)—what happened to you while wearing something from Ped, and you, too, might be the recipient of $100 in Ped credit. We’d love to share your sole-ful story on the blog, so let us know what in the world you’ve been doing in your Ped!

(Speaking of Trippen goodness, this week’s Sweet Treat is the heavenly Trippen Holy! Click “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box on the left of most Ped pages to reach the Holy. Then simply pop it into your bag to receive a sweet 20% off at checkout! You’ll be singing, “Hallelujah!” in no time!)

Peggy’s Tale of the Sole: 31 Days of Ped!

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR, Ped fans! Everyone here at Ped HQ hopes your 2014 is off to a fantastic start! Thanks to longtime Ped fan, Peggy R., ours certainly is!

Peggy’s Tale of the Sole is simply beyond wonderful to us—it’s like a giant hug sprinkled with sugar! Here is what she sent:

In 1998, I got my first pair of shoes from Ped, a pair of Giraudon oxfords, and I was immediately hooked on wearing cool shoes! Whenever we were in Seattle, we headed to Pioneer Square to visit Ped and, hopefully, make a purchase. There was just something about wearing great shoes that made me smile and feel so good! Once Dayna opened Ped online, it was hard to pass up the incredible styles. So…. I have a lot of fabulous shoes, handbags, and treasures from Ped!

Peggy R.'s first catalog from Ped! (We're so flattered she kept it.)

Peggy’s first catalog from Ped! (We’re so flattered she kept it.)

I decided this fall to document my Ped collection on a daily basis. The challenge was to wear a different pair of shoes or something that I had purchased from Ped for the entire month of December. I called it “The 31 days of Ped.”

The first 12 days of Peggy's "31 Days of Ped."

The first 12 days of Peggy’s “31 Days of Ped.”

Being a nurse, the workdays were a bit of a challenge—lots of Trippen, a few Cydwoq, and sometimes just my beautiful Antipast socks. Many of my coworkers, as well as patients and their family members, commented on my shoes. I’ve shared Ped with a lot of people!

Days 13-23 of Peggy's "31 Days of Ped."

Days 13-23 of Peggy’s “31 Days of Ped.”

On my off days, it was easier to wear my boots, heels and—thanks to the warm December we had in Sacramento—even a few of my sandals. And every day I smiled!

The final eight days of Peggy's "31 Days of Ped."

The final eight days of Peggy’s “31 Days of Ped.”

Dayna and I have had many conversations on the phone over the years. She knows what styles I’ll like and what shoes will fit my feet. I appreciate Ped’s quality and the incredible customer service—but mostly, I like knowing where to get the most fabulous shoes! Dayna has said to me, “Fashion starts with the feet.” And I believe it’s true! Thanks Ped for making me smile!

Oh, Peggy!!! Your smile can’t be any brighter than ours after reading your Tale of the Sole! THANK YOU for starting our new year off with a big burst of Ped love!

We’re delighted to give Peggy $100 in Ped credit as a small token of our HUGE appreciation!

Do you have a Tale of the Sole? Tell us—and show us (we LOVE pictures!!!)—what happened to you while wearing something from Ped, and you, too, might be the recipient of $100 in Ped credit. We’d love to share your sole-ful story on the blog, so let us know what in the world you’ve been doing in your Ped!

Carolyn’s Tale of the Sole: Wandering the world in Cydwoq sandals!

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Ped fans, we enjoy every Tales of the Sole you generously share, but we especially relish the stories that let us vicariously satisfy our wanderlust.

So we’re grateful to Carolyn H. whose recent submission has everyone at Ped HQ daydreaming about traveling to Amsterdam, Portugal, and—on the homefront—Montana! Here’s her entertaining show-and-tell:

This summer I travelled alone to Amsterdam and then met up with an old friend in Portugal. The mountainous Alfama region, where we rented an apartment, was built about a thousand years ago.  The narrow and winding streets and staircases of worn stone that traversed the hills were laid out to protect the castle by baffling invading armies. They baffled me, too. Every day I went out to purchase apricots, dates, bread, cheese and vino verde, and everyday I got lost. Being lost In Alfama meant wandering sometimes for hours, up and down, and up and down the steep hills and stairs.

Walking around Lisbon in my Cydwoq sandals with a bagful of apricots, dates, bread and butter, and vino verde.

“Walking around Lisbon in my Cydwoq sandals with a bagful of apricots, dates, bread and butter, and vino verde.”

Fortunately, because I live in Seattle and have had a lifetime of hill climbing, I was okay. And because I have a broken-in pair of Cydwoq sandals from Ped, my feet were happy with every step. Not only that, but I looked great, and everywhere I went, someone would ask where I got my sandals.

Apparently, Carolyn’s Cydwoq-enhanced adventures didn’t end when she got home because she also sent us this great photo:

"Leaving for my Montana road trip with my cool new car, my cool new Montana boyfriend, and my still cool old Cydwoq sandals!"

“Leaving for my Montana road trip with my cool new car, my cool new Montana boyfriend, and my still cool old Cydwoq sandals!”

So fun! And is it just us or does Carolyn’s new Montana boyfriend bear a striking resemblance to Anthony Bourdain?

Although sandal season is only a memory until next year for most of us (but not for all—hello, Ped fans who live in the Southern Hemisphere!), Cydwoq’s shoes and boots are just as walkable and comfortable as Carolyn’s fabulous sandals. To thank Carolyn for taking us along on her trips, we’re delighted to give her $100 in Ped credit!

Do you have a Tale of the Sole? Tell us—and show us (we LOVE pictures!!!)—what happened to you while wearing something from Ped, and you, too, might be the recipient of $100 in Ped credit. We’d love to share your sole-ful story on the blog, so let us know what in the world you’ve been doing in your Ped!

(And speaking of Cydwoq, this week’s Sweet Treat is the go-everywhere Cydwoq Stamp Bag! Simply click “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box on the left of most Ped pages to reach the Stamp Bag, where you will find the magic code that will bring a welcome 20% off at checkout!)

Elizabeth’s Tale of the Sole: From Babies to Bilbao in the Cydwoq Link

Monday, August 26th, 2013

The colorful and fun Cydwoq Link was one of our favorite shoes this past season, so we were delighted when Ped fan Elizabeth Y. wrote us about her Link love! Here’s what she had to say:

My Cydwoq Links did double duty this summer as my gift to myself for completing my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at age 60 and as my special shoe for a European vacation. I had my Trippen Seine with me for airports and long walks, but the Links were for the Guggenheim in Bilbao, Spain.

Elizabeth (right) in her arty Cydwoq Link shoes sits outside the Guggeheim in Bilbao, Spain.

Looking lovely in her arty Cydwoq Link, Elizabeth (right) takes in the air outside the
Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.

Earlier this summer, the happy flowers on the Link had been cheering patients and co-workers at my hospital job on a mother-baby unit.

Cydwoq Link at the Hospital

Elizabeth’s Link looking snazzy on the staff shoe shelf at the hospital.

But the response I got when I wore them to the Guggenheim was extra happy. My shoes reminded museum goers of the giant flower puppy by Jeff Koons that welcomes visitors. I was one with the Koons’ Puppy—a walking exhibit of wearable art.

Jeff Koons' flower puppy

The Cydwoq Link made Elizabeth Y. one with Jeff Koons’ “Puppy”!

Still smiling thinking about the  good feelings the Links brought. As one little girl said, “Puppy shoes! “

Wow! Congratulations on finishing your degree, Elizabeth! Your tale made everyone at Ped HQ smile all day!

To thank Elizabeth for sharing her wonderful story, we’re pleased as punch to give her $100 in Ped credit! Well earned! Here’s to Puppy shoes!

Do you have a Tale of the Sole? Tell us—and show us (we LOVE pictures!!!)—what happened to you while wearing something from Ped, and you, too, might be the recipient of $100 in Ped credit. We’d love to share your sole-ful story on the blog, so let us know what in the world you’ve been doing in your Ped!

(Psst, you have only a couple more days to snag this week’s Sweet Treat, the fabulous Trippen Peony! Simply click “be sweet to your feet” at the bottom of the box on the left of most Ped pages to be whisked to the Peony’s page, where you’ll find the code that will bring a sweet 20% off at checkout!)

 
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