From camping and outdoor activities, to lounging inside by the fire, socks are the secret to keeping your feet comfortable! At Abbadabba’s we carry Smartwool, Fits, Darn Tough, Blue Q, and Sockwell brands as they boast a variety of options built to keep your feet warm in the winter, yet cool and dry in the summer!
One of our favorite brands, Sockwell, is a great choice as they provide both compression and diabetic socks. Sockwell’s moderate compression options are recommended for all day wear including prolonged sitting/standing or traveling! The diabetic socks provide circulation-friendly support with a low compression leg and non-binding top create maximum blood flow; and because they are made with wool, they are the solution for chilly climates or feet that tend to stay cold. They are also constructed with Y-heel that contours exactly to the foot and helps reduce the incidence of sock slippage in the shoe!
Sock brands like Smartwool, Fits, and Sockwell make it easy to stay comfortable all day long. These deliver the perfect combination for everyday wear or any time you walk the trails. The Wool blend holds onto warmth while remaining breathable and offers natural odor resistance!
Wool’s natural structure helps keep your feet at a consistent temperature, which is important when it comes to socks. You can choose lighter socks for warmer temperatures, and thicker fabrics for during the winter months - at Abbadabba’s we have both! Either way, as your wool socks fend off the moisture away from your feet, they’ll also work to keep you from getting too warm or too cold!
Don’t be fooled by the thought that you can only wear wool in winter, or that wool is only for the outdoors! Wool’s wicking capabilities and temperature regulation comes in handy for any activity. The beauty of wool socks is in its versatility and at Abbadabba’s we pride ourselves in carrying a diverse group of products! Stop by any of our 3 locations in Little Five Points, Buckhead, and East Cobb to find your new favorite pair of socks today!
Rugged In Red Wing
When you hear the name Red Wing Shoes, what immediately comes to mind is durability, quality, and versatility. Red Wing is famous for ultra-high quality work boots, and this brand sets itself apart by seeking to provide the very best in footwear for every tough job there is! The Red Wing Collections are all about finding the perfect boot whether it’s working outside or having dinner in the city!
Looking for a pair of boots that can keep up and stand the test of time? Versatile and reliable, the Red Wing 8085 is the perfect rough and tough boot. The extra height of this style keeps out snow in the winter and dirt in the summer, while the classic construction keeps feet comfortable even after long hours of work!
The classic 1907 Mocs are the quintessential Red Wing Boots. These are the boots that come to mind when you think of Red Wing quality, beauty, and durability. The Red Wing 1907 is a true timeless boot with smooth lines and a wearable daily style. Modeled after Red Wing’s original work boot style, this boot is a 6-Inch Moc Toe featuring Tough leather, triple stitched quality, and leather laces. These are easy to pair with your favorite denim and a white tee and only get more comfortable as the years go by.
For a more casual look, stick with the Red Wing 3335. The mixed materials combine to create a supremely comfortable, moccasin-inspired shoe that will instantly make any outfit more rugged and stylish. Built on a Honeywheat outsole, the 3335’s lightweight flexibility makes for miles of comfort. This is another durable boot by Red Wing that can take you from Fall to Summer, and can make any outfit look effortlessly stylish no matter the season.
If you’re searching for a pair of boots that will last, then Red Wing is the right brand for you. Red Wing’s may only get more weathered, rustic, and comfortable as the time goes by, but they always stay stylish and in fashion. Come stop by one of the 3 Red Wing Gallery Showcases this weekend at our Buckhead, East Cobb, and Little Five Points locations and find the perfect rugged Red Wing boot for you!
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How Often To Change Your Insoles
Have you ever had an amazing pair of shoes but there was just a little something missing? We think insoles might be just what you are looking for. A solid set of insoles can make a huge difference to your foot health and the comfort of your shoes! If you buy the right pair you are able to get rid of foot and lower body pain, provide protection against injury, and even help your performance in sports and other activities. However, insoles eventually become old and worn out, and that is when they are no longer going to do you any good. So, how do you know when to replace your insoles?
With normal use, a pair of high-quality, store-bought insoles should last between six and nine months. If you are putting more than the average wear and tear on your shoes, then they should last three to six months before they need to be replaced.
There are many factors that will shorten or lengthen how long insoles will last you. We’ve placed our top three below!
A good-quality, well-made insole will last longer than a cheap one. If you want your insoles to be effective and last for a good amount of time, you need to view them as an investment and be willing to spend a bit more for a better pair. When looking for insoles you want to look for ones that have a stable sturdy base with contoured footbed, this allow for the foot to be properly aligned.
An insole with a foam, gel or fabric upper, tends to last longer than those with wool, cotton or terry fabric material. Insoles that are made with foam and gel breakdown quicker and do not give the foot support that it needs to align the body for all day comfort. Insoles made with these materials do add cushion and comfort to shoes, but should be used more for taking up space or for dress shoes to only be worn for a few hours.
Style and Material
If you use your insoles all day, every day, they will wear out more quickly than if you were to wear them just a couple times a week. In addition, certain activities are harder on insoles than others. If you are constantly participating in high-impact sports, such as football or running, keep in mind that your insoles will need to be replaced more often due to the extra impact on the insole.
If you are searching for a new pair of durable insoles – whether for support during sports, everyday comfort, or to help with a foot problem, we encourage you to come check out our large selection of high-quality insoles at any of our 3 Abbadabba’s locations in East Cobb, Buckhead, and Little Five Points!
Shoes For The Office
Working in an office environment can make for a challenging shoe situation. You never know where your day will take you, but a shoe stylish and comfortable enough to take you from day to night is a must-have!
Our first suggestion of a great office brand is Vionic! If you are looking for the perfect flat to slip into with slacks and a blouse, then the Vionic Carroll is the right shoe for you. For a polished everyday flat, this Vionic ballet slip-on sure has a lot of comfort and design features- like a removable footbed and a detailed design. For a dressier work option, the Vionic Nareen is a slingback pump with a gently squared-off toe and covered block heel. Even though it is a heel, the contoured footbed aligns the foot and body for all day wear! Pair the Nareen with a dress and blazer and your sophisticated look is complete.
If your office job has you running from the office to appointments all day, comfort is what you will be desiring on that day. We suggest looking into the brand Naot, which has multiple options that will keep your feet happy no matter where your day takes you. The Aliso shoe by Naot has a tricolor upper adding distinctive style, and a classic lace-up design made with everyday comfort in mind. Naot makes sure to use their cork latex contoured footbed in most all their styles, so your feet will always be happy.
Casual office Fridays call for a cute pair of shoes! The Kork-Ease Hopi features a sculpted heel, and beautiful peep-toe, which instantly sets it apart from the shoes everyone else is wearing. Not only are these stylish, but they also provide all-day comfort. Wear these buckled heels with a pair of jeans and dressy top for an ultra-chic office look.
If you are looking for a new pair of shoes for the office, stop by one of our 3 Abbadabba’s locations in Buckhead, East Cobb, or Little Five Points! We have many other brands like Kork-Ease, Vionic, and Naot that you will love this season!
At Abbadabba’s we carry a large variety of waterproof shoes perfect for every season and occasion. We picked out a few of our favorites to keep your feet dry (and stylish) from work to weekend for the wettest of days.
The Classic Waterproof Boot
We love a pair of classic boots– especially when they’re waterproof. Capable of going straight from the office to the backyard without skipping a beat, the Blundstone Work Boots offer a versatile look that's never out of place! A simple silhouette helps it keep up with every aspect of your daily life, and the leather upper adds a touch of classic style. With a footbed made for breathable comfort, these boots are comfortable, convenient, and oh-so-cute.
Elegant Waterproof Style
Another brand with a variety of waterproof options is Dansko. If you’re looking for a more elegant look to slip into for a rainy date night, or if you’re heading to the office, the Page Clog is the right choice! The Page is a Mary Jane style featuring a heel and modern detailing. Waterproof leathers, linings for odor control, and a removable footbed with Dansko Natural Arch technology offer the perfect blend of performance and style!
Looking for a sporty waterproof shoe option? If so, On Running provides many different styles and colors to choose from! Whether you're exploring trails or headed out for an evening run, the On Running Cloud Waterproof Running Shoe gets you out the door and keeps you dry in rainy conditions. The waterproof outer blocks moisture to keep your socks and feet dry and breathable mesh uppers keep your feet comfortable as you hit the ground running!
If you need a new pair of waterproof shoes to cover both fashion and function, stop by one of our 3 locations in East Cobb, Buckhead, or Little Five Points! We have many new waterproof styles coming this October, so stay on the lookout for new arrivals and come in so one of our awesome team members can help you find your perfect fit!
At Abbadabba’s we believe a healthy lifestyle starts with healthy feet and comfortable shoes. We don’t believe in simply selling shoes, but in providing our customers with supportive and stylish footwear to keep you comfortable wherever the city takes you! We know it can be difficult finding shoes to work for all walks of life, so we picked out some of our favorite brands perfect for exploring the city we love to call home.
Hit The Streets In Blundstone and On Running
Blundstone has been making boots since the 1870s. With a focus on creating shoes to keep you safe and comfortable through tough conditions, they also have great versatility for exploring the city! If you’re looking for a stylish but comfortable shoe to walk in, slip into the Blundstone Work Boot and take a historic trip to Roswell, which is just a few miles away from our East Cobb location. With great dining and cute eclectic boutiques, you’re so to fall in love with the southern charm of this downtown area! These boots look great when styled with jeans and a sweater, and are ideal for a Fall day walking around the town. If you’re looking for a little more adventure, throw on a pair of On Running sneakers. The On Running Cloudventure provide exceptional support, breathability and grip on rough terrain. Try these out and take a hike on the Johnson Ferry Trail, running along the Chattahoochee River!
Dress Up In Kork-Ease
Kork-Ease has become an instant classic, providing a constant source of style and comfort. In our minds, they are a must-have in the wardrobe of the stylish everyday woman! Try out the adorable Ava wedges with your favorite sundress and see a concert at Chastain Park Amphitheater, which is near our Buckhead location! You’ll stay both cute and comfortable all night long.
Explore The City In Dr. Martens
Recognized as one of the most iconic footwear brands, Dr. Martens established its reputation creating robust, practical boots with comfort and durability in mind! Dr. Martens can be styled in a multitude of ways and is the perfect brand for adding an edge to any look. Step into the 1480 Boot style that is recognized for its uncompromising utilitarian looks and durability, and check out the beautiful art around the neighborhood by our store in Little Five Points! Or, if you are looking for a fun and vibrant dinner spot, style your Dr. Marten boots with ripped jeans and a tee and head to L5P and visit the LadyBird Grove and Mess Hall!
It is incredibly important to make sure you have shoes comfortable enough to enjoy the city in! There is so much to see and do here in ATL and we are proud to have 3 locations in different parts of the city! We have so many styles and brands at all three of our Abbadabba’s stores and we are sure we can help you find the perfect fit that combines both comfort and style!
How To Style Dr. Martens
Dr. Martens offer a distinct look easily recognized by all. With their rugged edge style and unique takes on boots and sandals, one might think ‘Docs’ (as many have coined them), only fit a certain look. But with a variety of styles, incredible quality and unmatched comfort, we beg to differ. For more than 30 years, Abbadabba’s has carried Dr. Martens and we continue to be one of the only locations in Atlanta with such a wide array of their styles. We rounded up our favorite ways to show off your Docs below!
The Classic Look
Tights and Docs are a classic combination. Plain black tights effortlessly balance out the classic look of the 1460’s and expand the range of possible outfit options you can wear with these shoes. Pair your tights-and-Docs combo with high-waisted cutoff shorts and a plain tee for a trendy finish that still looks put-together! You can also go for a different, dressier date night look by throwing on a sundress.
A Bold Twist
Looking for a fun new pair of shoes to wear around campus? Try embracing the classic, bold, and edgy style of Doc Martens with the fresh floral look of the Pascal 8-Eye Rose Skull Boots. Skulls not your style? Then create some flash in a pair of Glitter Boots. Patterns and prints on shoes are a fun way to spice up any outfit, and adding both of these options to your closet will add a bold touch to any ensemble.
Add Some Edge
Distressed jeans are a must for creating edgy looks with your Docs and are perfect for lounging in the dorm room to hitting the streets. The texture of ripped jeans adds depth to your outfit that balances out the heaviness of your boots. If you want to add a more grungy vibe to your look, pair dark jeans with a loose tee and a denim jacket on top! Or go for a classier, more sophisticated finish with your boots and pair them with high-waisted black jeans, a blouse, and a leather jacket.
These tips are just some of our favorite ways to style Dr.Martens! The options are endless, which is why this brand stands out from the rest. Shop our entire Doc’s collection by coming into any of our 3 locations in Little Five Points, Buckhead or East Cobb!
Sandals For Every Occasion
Sandals are a closet necessity for all and the quintessential footwear of summer. They are a very comfortable, cool and stylish type of shoe and can be adapted to any occasion according to the type of sandal and the specific details! Below we will tell you which are the most appropriate for each occasion so that you always turn up properly dressed and get the most out of this type of versatile footwear!
For people who like to spend a lot of time wearing flip flops the Olukai Ohana flip flops are a perfect choice to wear. They offer you the comfort and quality that you desire in a pair of sandals. The anatomical EVA footbed conforms to your foot and cradles it and keeps it secure and comfortable all day long. The water resistant synthetic leather straps are lined up to give you an extra smooth feel. These flip flops are a necessity for when you are hitting the beach or on a tropical vacation!
Gladiator inspired, the women's Naot Dorith sandal features intricate strappy design and is perfect for date nights or walks around town. An Ankle strap with velcro closure gives extra support and an Italian leather strap upper and the cork/latex footbed molds to the shape of your foot and offers a flexible, flat bottom for a more fashionable look! You can’t go wrong with this elegant and classic sandal.
Birkenstock is another brand perfect for any casual occasion. The Arizona sandal is a genuine classic that has been delighting both men and women for decades and can truly be worn in a multitude of ways. This simple sandal with two straps stands for timeless design and has long held cult status thanks to its comfort factor! Wear these to run errands, or even to a casual dinner out with friends. You can never go wrong with the classic and comfortable style that Birkenstock offers.
We have so many fun styles and brands arriving at Abbadabba’s and we would love to see you come in and let us help you find the perfect fit! Stop by any of our 3 locations and shop sandals and other awesome footwear.
Tropical Vacation Favorites
Compliment your tropical vacation attire with shoes for the beach, walking, and nights out on the town! From sandals and sneakers to water shoes and wedges, Abbadabba’s has a variety of different styles and brands that will have you island-ready.
Don’t just grab any sandal if your tropical vacation requires a lot of walking and exploring. You’re going to want to go for a sandal with a lot of durability to keep your feet comfortable mile after mile. This can be difficult to find, but luckily the brand Birkenstock has a multitude of options and styles to choose from. Birkenstock sandals come with a rubber sole and have an anatomically correct cork footbed that encourages foot health!
For a stylish yet supportive sandal, vacationers love the brand Teva. Both lightweight and sturdy, the Flatform sandal offers an excellent secure fit and multiple points of adjustment to help you achieve the perfect fit! A platform sole makes them comfortable to walk around beachside, but chic and stylish enough to wear to dinner or a night out. And should you get them wet, don’t worry - they are meant to be worn on land and in water! You can’t go wrong with a pair of Teva’s for your next holiday.
If you are looking to travel to the mountains, the beach and an urban metropolis in the same day, Oluakai is the brand for you. The simple and sophisticated Kaekae sandal is a gorgeous combination of rich, full-grain and shiny metallic leathers. They are secure, stylish, and allow your feet to breathe in the scorching heat! Dress the Kaekae sandals up or down for a perfect tropical night out on the town.
As Summer continues on and you start to plan and pack for all of your tropical vacations, it is important to make sure you have shoes comfortable enough to walk and island hop in! We have so many styles and brands at Abbadabba’s and are sure we can help you find the perfect fit that combines both comfort and style!
Gifts For Dad
Father’s Day is around the corner and there’s no better way to show your dad you love him than with a new pair of shoes! For those tricky fathers who are hard to shop for, Abbadabba’s has a variety of options sure to make him smile on his special day.
For the Dad who likes to be casual and comfortable, Birkenstocks are the perfect choice. Today Birkenstock boasts a hugely eco-friendly production and uses only high-grade materials to create shoes that will last years. The men’s Birkenstock Arizona Sandal has adjustable straps and a cork footbed that conforms to the shape of your foot. This will give him a custom fit as effortless as the classic design. Plus, he will be able to wear these around town for years to come!
Up your dad’s street-style this year with a new pair of Olukai’s! From walking the streets to the boardroom, the premium leather OluKai Moloa shoes are masters of versatility. These shoes are sure to convert from lazy day slides to sophisticated shoes capable of turning heads while out on the town! With a full-grain leather upper and hand-sewn stitching, this is sure to be your Dad’s new favorite year-round shoe.
Father's Day is a great opportunity to gift your dad some stylish upgrades. One of the best ways to start is with a fresh pair of shoes made for adventure. Instead of letting your dad run his current sneakers into the ground, gift him with a new pair to upgrade his style. The brand Keen has upgraded their iconic walking shoe with a new rugged look and preserved all of the waterproof and toughness of the original Targhee. A removable EVA insole is anatomically mapped to wrap the foot with close-fitting support and the durable leather finishes off the shoe with an old-school look for modern adventure!
All 3 of the Abbadabbas locations carry a variety of shoes, socks, belts, wallets, hats, and other accessories sure to make your Dad happy this Fathers Day. Our wide selection of brands will make it easy to find the right gift that suits his style. Make sure to stop by one of our stores to have our staff assist you! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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