Saturday, April 23, 2011

New Balance 574 Sonic

Just in... the 574 Sonic from New Balance featuring a high-tech, sonically welded upper, free of stitching, but welded in the classic 574 pattern.  Two ultra-clean, monochromtic colorways, Red or Navy, to keep you looking fresh in our sunny weather. These are limited in distribution, so get 'em before they're gone...

New Balance 574 Sonic in Red and Navy, $80, phone orders gladly accepted.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Clarks Originals

Fresh stock in men's and women's Originals landed at the store today, all of them with Clarks signature crepe rubber soles and supple leathers.

For men, the Torpedo in Oakwood suede at $110, and the Eskimo Roll in Beeswak leather for $100.

For women, we have the Kenzy Bliss in Tan leather and Oakwood suede at $85, Faraway Fell in Taupe Distressed and Black Nubuck at $90, and the Vanilla Cream in Red and Black for $90.

Phone orders gladly accepted.

Market Street Shoes


Happy Earth Day!

In recognition of Earth Day Simple Shoes has cool gifts for you.  Spend $55 or more and you'll pick up an Earth Day tee designed by Andrew Holder and a copy of the RRR zine featuring the work of Holder and many others.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Record Store Day!

Come out and support your local, independent, record store today.  Our neighbor, Sonic Boom, has a fantastic line-up of free, all- ages, in-store performances today from Head & The Heart in Ballard and the Moondoggies and Telekinesis at their Capitol Hill locale.  Show some love on Record Store Day!

Head & the Heart at 3 PM in Ballard


Moondoggies at 1 PM and Telekinesis at 5 PM on Capitol Hill


As always there are tons of cool, exclusive releases for RSD, check Sonic Boom's website for the goods.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Ladies, the arrival of Indigo

Oh, where to start, so many arrived today - all of them beautiful.  So who gets to go first?  What's that?  Okay, Calabria it is.  Three colors to choose from, balck, Steel Blue, and Burnt Orange, mmm, mm!

Next up, Calabria's sassy neighbor Pocomo, on an espadrille wedge and available in three colors, Navy, Tan, and Burnt Orange.

Pocomo's cousin Cow Cove (don't ask, I didn't name her) comes in two colors, Turquoise and Tan.

And lastly, a pair of flirty sandals taking inspiration from New York City neighborhoods, Canal Street and Bleeker Street.  Canal Street is shown in Black and Bronze, and is also available in Purple nubuck, and the Bleeker Street comes in Black as shown.

Call with questions, phone orders gladly accepted.


Gentlemen, a fresh dose of Clarks, and Clarks' Originals

I'm pretty excited about their arrival, mostly because Clarks has done a great job taking silhouettes that have been co-opted by thirteen year-olds in too skinny jeans and making them siutable and tasteful for grown men.  The Redbone and Bloodhound accomplish this well, updating classic vulcanized lace and slip-on styles with suede uppers and sublte distressing.  The Newton Highlands does similarly with classic deck wear, bringing sophistication and comfort to a nautical inspired loafer.  Ahh, classic looks... for grown-ups.

Below, the Redbone in Grey suede, the Bloodhound in Blue suede, and the Newton Highlands in Navy leather.

I'm also excited about the Originals that showed up today - three styles, the Desert Boot, the Weaver Boot, and the Desert Trek - each marking a point in the history of Clarks footwear.  The Desert Boot, introduced in 1949, followed by the Wallabee (of which the Weaver owes its heritage) in 1961, and lastly, the Desert Trek, debuting in the early seventies.  All three are classic silhouettes that pair well with everything from denim to flat-front khakis and will bring sophistication to wardrobe.

Below, the Desert Boot in Taupe distressed leather, the Weaver Boot in Oakwood suede, and the Desert Trek in Beeswak leather.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Ballard Art Walk Tonight!

You are invited!
Saturday, April 9th, 6-9 PM
Ballard Art Walk
David Mayden

Join us for the reception in our new space as we host the photography of David Mayden.  David will be showing new images from his recent travels through Turkey. 

Of his craft David says, "I am a photographer specializing in travel photos. In the heart of cities and through the streets of remote, seldom traveled places, I try to capture thoughtful human-ness and the unwritten poetry of the moment. I aspire for my photos to evoke a longing to experience what happens after the photo was taken."

We look forward to seeing you.  Food and beverages will be served.


Sunday, April 03, 2011

Los Angeles creativity

A creative trip through the process of crafting shoes from George Esquivel in L.A.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Introducing... Wonders. Made in Spain with love.

We're excited to announce the arrival of Wonders, from Spain.  As is synonymous with other Spanish brands, Wonders focuses on great styling, attention to detail, beautiful leathers, and quality lasts for fit and comfort.  We have four styles to introduce: Lanne, Hayden, Laura, and Elaine, all made in Spain with love.  Without further ado...

Neosens Daphni

Fresh from Spain, the Neosens Daphni in a luscious brown and a muted, spring red; they are the essence of Spanish footwear - elegant, bohemian, and sophistaicated. Daphni is beautiful on the foot - I know, because everybody that worked in the store today tried them on - and reportedly quite comfortable due to their sculpted, supportive footbed.  Have a look...