Bearpaw Photo Shoot With Local Surf Phenom

Aloha all!  So, this post is a bit different than what you are used to seeing, but the past couple weeks have seen epic surf here in San Diego, and all the toes on the nose bros and surfer gals at Shoe Metro have certainly been taking advantage.  We wanted to share some awesome pics taken right here in our own backyard, of some of our very own local surf gurus and Shoe Metro family.

Bobby K Shredding The Rock Sunset At The Shack


Also have to give a shout out to super grom Tiare Thompson – home grown right here in La Jolla.  Check out this snapshot from our Bearpaw photo shoot with this talented young surfer, and let us know how awesome she is!

Surf Grom Tiare Thompson Wearing Bearpaws

It’s not flip-flop season just yet, so don’t forget to check out our favorite lineup of Bearpaws that will keep your tootsies warm after a refreshing spring surf sesh.  Even better – they’re 30% off with the coupon BEARPAW30!  Your favorite pair of Bearpaw boots or slippers is just a click away – but hurry – the coupon expires tomorrow…

Shoe Metro Labor Day Sale

This Saturday is the first Saturday of the month and it’s also Labor Day Weekend. Which means our retail store is having another sale!

For this Saturday, September 4 only, we’re offering 20% off all sandals, flip-flops, and all sunglasses*. Summer may be winding down for the rest of the world but it’s basically summer in San Diego 8 months out of the year anyway. Stock up on shoes and gear for the sunshine. Come by our retail store, which is located at:

8960 Carroll Way Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

If you’re down in SD, swing on by and take a gander! =)

*Please note: Valid on 09/04/10 9:30am-5:30pm. Valid in-store only. Offers are not stackable. Offer may be altered or terminated at any time.

Are Flip Flops Bad For Your Foot Health?

I just read a story the other day in the Daily Mail about how flip-flop sandals might be hazardous. It definitely makes me re-think my summer attire just a bit. But it’s a good thing we’re moving into Fall fashions soon. Here are some pertinent grabs from the article, which you can read in full here:

“More than 200,000 people visit their GP or even end up in hospital every year after suffering falls or developing long-term problems …

But experts are warning of the dangers of prolonged use, such as the risk of shin splints and joint pains.

They say flip-flops force people to change the way they walk so that when taking a stride they put pressure on the outside of their foot, rather than their heel, causing long-term damage.

And there is also the risk of serious injury from tripping over.

Frequent complaints include twisted ankles, but some have broken their arms or wrists after falling because their flip-flops caught on uneven ground.”

What do you think? Will you be wearing flip-flops less now?

Weird Shoe Wednesdays: From Sneakers to Sandals in an Instant

For those times when you mistakenly wear high-top sneakers only to realize how terribly hot it is outside, you now have the perfect shoe for that occasion. Deemed the Modular Shoes, these shoes convert into a number of different styles thanks to the copious number of zippers embedded into the design. So you want to rock the flip-flop sandals instead of the sneakers after all? A little zip-zip here and there and voila!

Shoe Metro Summer Sandals Clearance Sale

We’re having our monthly clearance sale again this Saturday, July 3 from 9:30am to 5:30pm. On top of the discounted shoes–which can be as cheap as 95% off the original price–we’re doing a promotion on Groove summer flip-flops.

If you purchase $50 or more, you get a free pair of Groove flip-flops. If your purchase is less than $50, you can buy Groove flip-flops for $2 per pair. And if you just need Groove flip-flops without any other shoes, you can buy them for $5 per pair. If you’re in San Diego, you should definitely come on out.