Birkenstock and Chaco have been beloved brands for many years. One question that is often asked, however, is what the proper care and cleaning is for these shoes and how to keep them in the best shape possible. Those who wear Chaco and Birkenstock will wear them anywhere while doing just about anything—from rock hopping and running errands, to participating in everyday life events. All of these activities can be hard on shoes as time goes on and make them harder to clean! Below we will discuss the best ways to care for and clean these shoes, and how to keep them in great condition no matter where life takes you!
When it comes to Chaco sandals the cleaning process is fairly simple. Wash your sandals with a load of laundry on a gentle cycle using a mild detergent or baking soda with cold water. Make sure you don’t add any bleach because this can be damaging to the straps! After your sandals come out of the washer leave them to air dry. Do not place sandals near a heat source because high heat has been known to cause damage to these shoes.
It’s also incredibly important to “floss” your Chaco straps because, over the course of wear, dirt and grime can get in these channels where the straps enter and exit the midsole This can create excess odor and cause your straps to stick. By squirting fabric softener into the strap slots and pulling the straps, you will be able to remove the offending grit.
The care and cleaning protocol for Birkenstock is a bit different from that of Chaco. Like many materials found in footwear and apparel, the cork footbed of Birkenstock can be damaged by exposure to concentrated heat or extreme temperatures. So it’s best to keep them away from direct sunlight for extended periods of time!
To keep your Birkenstock footwear fresh, spray the entire footbed with Birkenstock Cleaner & Refresher and wipe away excess moisture and dirt with a cloth. Brush the suede material and footbed with a nubuck/suede brush to restore the shoes original condition! To protect the upper leather part of the shoe, apply Birkenstock Water & Stain to remove dirt.
Overall, the best way to clean off Birkenstock is by simply wiping them clean with a damp cloth. If there is a stubborn stain, try soap and water!
At Abbadabba’s we pride ourselves on carrying brands that are durable and great quality. Both Chaco and Birkenstock footwear are incredibly made, and when caring for and cleaning them properly, they are sure to be the best shoes in your closet! Come stop by any of our 3 locations and we will help you find a pair that you’ll love!
When it comes to buying shoes, knowledge is power. Comfortable shoes not only keep the feet happy, but they also help with health issues! Wearing uncomfortable shoes can have a negative effect on our personal well-being, body, and health. At Abbadabba’s we pride ourselves in carrying shoes that not only keep up with the latest trends but also have plenty of arch support, which helps the body with alignment.
When choosing your next pair of running shoes, comfort is especially important. Keeping your feet correctly aligned helps evenly distribute your body weight, which can relieve pain and pressure in different parts of your body. The Vionic Alaina sneakers have the sporty look of a sock-fit sneaker styled with a stretch-knit upper. The insole of this stylish shoe provides podiatrist-designed orthotic support, relief, and stability to bring natural alignment to your foot, step after step! Vionics are the perfect shoes to keep you comfortable, whether you are running the trails or taking an afternoon stroll around town.
If you are looking for an everyday shoe that will have your feet feeling and looking great all Summer, the Dansko Rosie sandals are the right choice. This classic sandal features leather linings, a molded memory foam footbed, cork midsole, double hook-and-loop straps, and a rubber outsole for long-lasting wear. It can be difficult to find sandals that offer both comfort and style, but Dansko has many different options to choose from.
For a dressier shoe option, the Brynn sandal by Aetrex is sure to be your go to this Spring and Summer! Recommended for those with plantar fasciitis who would like to wear a heel, the Brynn provides superior arch support for pain relief and slow recovery memory foam cushioning for comfort! The Brynn is detailed with both solid and printed leather, allowing you to easily wear them with jeans, shorts, or your favorite sundress! The options for this shoe are limitless.
As Summer approaches it is important to make sure you have shoes comfortable enough to walk and travel in! We have so many styles and brands at Abbadabba’s and we are sure we can help you find the perfect fit that combines both comfort and style!
Spring break is the perfect time to ditch those heavy boots and say hello to strappy sandals and colorful kicks. It may still be early March, but it’s not too early to stock up on spring shoe essentials. Let’s take a look at our favorite Abbadabba’s picks and a few perfect options to pack in your weekender bag or carry-on!
Whether you are on your way to the pool, beach, or on a sightseeing stroll, Rainbow sandals are a spring break essential. Starting from the toe, Rainbow sandals are carefully and expertly crafted using premium materials with every layer pressed together to ensure optimum strength and durability! Because these sandals are so versatile, they match with any outfit, from denim shorts and jeans to a casual dress. You can’t go wrong with flat sandals in spring and summer—they’re a classic everyday shoe!
Venturing through rainforests, jungles, or trails, this break? Make sure to pack a pair of Chaco sandals and an active outfit or two! With multiple style options, there are endless ways you can style these warm weather sandals. One of our favorite styles is the Chaco Odyssey. This all-terrain, closed-toe sports sandal are perfect for epic adventures both on land and in the water! If you’re looking for a more casual, everyday look, we suggest slipping on the Chaco Maya sandals for Spring days walking the city. Chaco Maya's is full-grain leather for smooth comfort and soft elegance, so they can go from day activities into the evening.
If your spring break itinerary includes a lot of walking, and you need that stylish but practical sneaker, try our comfortable and colorful On Running options. The Cloudswift’s fun Spring colors will add instant style to your athletic or casual look while still pairing well with shorts or jeans and a casual top. Not only do they look great, but the On Running Cloudswift’s use of dual-density material take comfort to the next level. If we could wear theses shoes all day long, we totally would!
Spring break is around the corner which means it’s time to choose your new favorite warm weather footwear! Visit one of our three locations in Buckhead, East Cobb or Little Five Points to shop and try on our selection of comfortable and stylish Spring options. We can’t wait to see you and help you find your perfect fit!
Early Spring is upon us and the cold weather has begun to shift to warm - which means it’s time to put away the bulky shoes and winter boots. It can be tricky to navigate what exactly to wear in transitional weather, when fall boots no longer make sense to wear.
When Spring rolls around feet are ready to get out of boots and socks and into transitional Spring shoes, even braving cold to pull out and wear sandals! When Spring fever hits we recommend a few of our early Spring arrivals. Naot offers a multitude of options, like the Naot Alba, Naot Wizard, and Naot Aisha. The Alba is a wedge sandal topped by a wide ankle strap, while the Naot Wizard is a wedge sandal with an edgier design. The Naot Aisha features two hook and loop straps with leather details. If you are not ready to completely have your toes out, Naot does offer a few transitional styles that are still a bit closed up to keep your feet a bit more covered. Each different pair of Naot’s are unique in their own way and will compliment your everyday looks this season!
After being inside hiding from Mother Nature’s elements for the last few months, it’s time to think about Spring travel and weekend getaways. When looking into travel shoes it’s important to have a pair of shoes that will be lightweight and comfortable for all your planned adventures. It is most common to find two, if not just one, pair of shoes that will go with all the outfits and be able to go from your days adventures to dinner. Early Spring arrivals has us suggesting Keen Hush Knits for a versatile travel shoes. They are slip-ons that will keep your feet comfortable anywhere and everywhere you go. They are designed to take your from city walks, relaxing easy outdoor adventures, to be nice enough for dinner plans.
If you are in need of shoes that make a statement, along with being all day comfort worthy, it is worth looking at our new Sorel. Sorel Kinetic Lace sneaker features a soft fabric upper in a variety of colors, a comfortable footbed, and wide-crossed laces for foot support. The Sorel’s are perfect for early Spring walks and runs around town and will instantly add sporty-chic appeal to your closet!
We have so many early Spring styles and brands arriving daily at Abbadabba’s and we are would like to see you come in and let us help you find your new Spring sandals or transitional shoes, we can help you find the perfect fit.
Now that the cold weather is here to stay (at least for the upcoming months), it’s important everyone finds a brand of shoe to keep their feet both warm and dry! Waterproof shoes that are both comfortable and stylish can be difficult to find, but here at Abbadabba’s we have a variety of options for you to choose from.
The first step to making sure your feet are protected this winter is by purchasing a nice pair of socks. People spend a lot of money on boots and then throw on a cheap pair of socks — but quality socks are extremely important in the process of keeping your feet warm during winter months. Try out a pair of our Smartwool or Sockwell brands to help keep your feet comfortable, and warm.
Because quality is so important, a nice pair of waterproof shoes will last for years. When looking for shoes, especially boots, it is crucial to find a boot that will keep your feet comfortable while traveling during the winter or in wet conditions. Our stores carry Blundstone, Olukai, and Sorel brands that offer a variety of waterproof options.
One of our favorite water-resistant boots are the Blundstone Work Boot. Combined with water-resistant leather and a wider toe box, this shoe will provide you with style and all-day comfort. You can pair them with leggings or jeans for a casual look, or dress them up. Stylish whether you’re at the office or out with friends, the Blundstone Work Boot will be the most versatile boot you own and perfect for cold weather conditions!
Another unbeatable waterproof option are the Sorel Whitney Short Lace Boots. Designed for durability, comfort, and warmth, this boot was made for extreme conditions and can be paired perfectly with your cutest winter attire. The faux fur collar and soft fleece lining will keep your feet cute and cozy when walking through the snow!
Unpredictable storms are no match for Olukai Women's Pumehana Waterproof Boots! A soft wool-blend and upaco seam sealing will keep your feet dry in the roughest conditions. Best paired with denim jeans or leggings, the sleek and sophisticated style of the Olukai Pumehana’s provide comfort and the perfect blend of performance and style for wherever life takes you, rain or shine!
Visit one of our three locations in Buckhead, East Cobb or Little Five Points to shop our selection of comfortable and stylish waterproof shoe options. We can’t wait to see you!
Fall and Winter are upon us and with the new crisp weather comes many different fun ways to pair stylish and layered looks. As soon as the first cold front hits, fashion forward fans everywhere are running to their closets to pull out their favorite boots and booties.
As a rule of thumb, boots with a taller shaft look the best when tucked into skinny jeans, and booties are styled better with jeans untucked or cuffed. Let’s break down a few different ways our team suggests pairing these two different styles!
Flat ankle booties are best styled with skinny jeans, dresses, and jean shorts, for an easily casual, everyday look. For warmer days, when you can still throw on a pair of shorts, flat ankle booties can take the outfit to the next level. Ankle booties are an easy Fall/Winter shoe made to slip on and wear all day, while still looking your absolute best.
Kork Ease, Bussola, Frye, and Naot are all unique brands that give options of both flat and heeled booties. A Heeled Bootie can add a more formal look to your outfit and is best paired with wide leg pants, flowy dresses, and distressed denim. Booties with a heel can be dressed up for date night or dressed down with skinny jeans and a tee for a casual day running errands.
Boots with a taller shaft are a statement piece and perfect with skinny jeans to avoid bunching of the material around the knees! A few brands that have an array of options of taller shaft boots are Clarks, Frye, and Vionic. Each of these brands will offer a look of sophistication that will take your outfit to another level. Skinny jeans, and flowy skirts pair perfectly with a pair of tall boots and elongate the body to provide a longer and leaner look.
Even though both booties and boots can be styled in unique and different ways, they both have one thing in common: They look amazing with skinny jeans! No matter which style boot you already own or choose to buy, you really can’t go wrong. The options are endless, so choose your shoe depending on the look and style you are trying to achieve!
Visit one of our three locations in Buckhead, East Cobb or Little Five Points to shop our selection of boots!
Fall is here and that means it’s time to put away your shorts and bring out the jeans. Finding a shoe that goes well with your favorite pair of denim can be tough. At Abbadabba's we have a variety of shoes for that will pair well with your favorite pair of jeans.
If you don’t have a pair of Converse you are missing out. This classic sneaker is a go to with your favorite pair of jeans or even a simple sporty dress. Whether they are high tops or low tops, Converse come in many colors that can go with any outfit. This shoe allows you to show off your personality with a little bit of edge and style to go along with every pair.
Another great shoe style for jeans is Vans. Vans have been around since the 80's and are a tried and true crowd favorite. With their variety of options and slip on styles, Vans are popular for both men and women. It's a classic look that will live on through the ages!
Jeans will never go out of style and your go to sneaker is a must in any shoe collection. Come experience out all of our jean friendly shoes this fall at Abbadabba's.
Travel Shoes : 101
Labor day is right around the corner and that means you will be taking your final summer vacations. When traveling, we know you want to be comfortable and confident in your choice of footwear, and our team here at Abbadabba’s is ready to help you find the perfect shoe for your traveling needs. Below, we’ve come up with the best shoes for walking around all day, and trust us, you’ll want to make sure these shoes are in your suitcase for your next big adventure.
Birkenstock are the perfect comfort shoe, and they have many options that will work for you! With a variety of styles, materials and colors, you are sure to find the perfect pair. The price range for Birkenstock varies from $50 - $100 depending on materials and design. They are known for their high quality, natural material and soft footbed. Birkenstock will leave you feeling like you’re walking on air.
For fall 2018 Vionic has introduced exciting new collections which range from sneakers, heels, to loafers. No matter which shoe you choose to go along with your personal style, they will all have Vionic Orthaheel technology that helps promote alignment from the ground up. Any of the styles, such as the Adeline pictured in dusk, will keep your legs and feet feeling refreshed all day long.
Known for their unique design and cloud cushioning, On Running sneakers have intelligent CloudTec cushioning which creates a stable and firm push off with each step.The cushioning in every pair adapts to your foot providing a custom fit for you! On Running Cloud 2.0 will be perfect for touring, hotel gym workouts, and light runs while on your travels.
We have so many styles and brands at Abbadabba’s and we are sure we can help you find the perfect fit. Come see us for all of your travel shoes (and accessory) needs!
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