Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Years Resolution Number 2: Buy SAS® ACTIVE COMFORT SHOES Journey and Tour.

On October 16th, 2010 we excitedly announced SAS's new line of ACTIVE COMFORT Footwear for both Men and Women. After two years these styles are still flying off the shelves. Why you ask? It's because these shoes are (1) Stylish and (2) oh so very comfortable.
 
You can call them Sneakers, Tennis Shoes, Sport Shoes, Walking Shoes or anything else you can think of BUT you must try them on to see how great they are.
 
With 2013 approaching quickly most of us feel the need to change our lifestyle for the better and what better way is walking for our health?





 


JOURNEY for MEN


TOUR for WOMEN

 
                     
JOURNEY for Men is available in All over Leather in both White and Black. It is also available in a Suede/Mesh combo in Grey.
 
TOUR for Women is available in All over Leather in both White and Black. It is also available in a Leather/Mesh combo in Grey (My personal favorite).
These ACTIVE COMFORT shoes have been engineered to have the same comfort features as SAS's top selling walking shoes and are available in Slim, Narrow, Medium, Wide and Extra Wide to ensure proper fit. (Limited sizes and widths in Journey Grey as of this date).

Each box includes a Product Sheet that shows what SAS has put into these shoes make them exceptional. Let's start at the bottom and work our way up.

The outsole is a flexible, durable rubber compound that is designed to provide maximum grip and comfort. The outsole is non-marking.

The shoes have SAS Steady Trac Midsoles which are shock absorbing, lightweight with forepart stabilizer that provides lateral stability. The Arcfit heel stabilizer gives a firm yet gentle support to encourage proper heel strike on all types of surfaces.

The same as SAS's walking shoes their ACTIVE COMFORT shoes have the green odor resistant Tri-pad cushions that cushion the pressure points of the feet. These lie under the Ball of the foot and heel.

SAS's new CoolStep Footbed is the best footbed to date in my opinion. This one is designed to keep your feet dry and comfortable all day long. It has an anti-friction cover that helps prevent heat buildup. The bottom layer helps wick away moisture while cushioning every step you take. It is also antibacterial and washable which will help keep your feet healthier.

Now that we have covered the four layers of cushioning and shock absorption let's move on to the uppers.

The uppers are made of Durable, Soft, Supple, Breathable Leather with plenty of ventilation to help keep your feet cool and dry. The shoes are designed with the natural shape of the foot to provide all day comfort. They have a wide wraparound heel counter to help maintain stability and SAS's exclusive EZ Lace system.

As always, it is important to make sure you buy the proper size. When buying athletic shoes you should always make sure that the shoes are wide enough to stay comfortable at the ball of the foot and roomy enough in the front so your toes are not cramped. The heel should be snug and should not slip while walking.

Drop by our store
.  I think you will be impressed.



Ensor's Comfort Shoes
4022 Nolensville Rd., Nashville, TN 37211  (615) 834-7458
Keeping your feet happy and healthy since 1993


Made in USA

Updated August 21, 2014

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

New Years Resolution Number 1: Buy SAS® WALKING SHOES, Freetime, Me Too, Time Out, and VTO


On November 7, 2012 I published a Blog titled "Walk A Mile In Our Shoes." There I wrote about all of the unbelievable benefits to wearing SAS’s TOP SELLING WALKING SHOES. A lot of this blog will be a repeat of the previous blog with a little extra added in this time.


Freetime for Women (Shown in Mocha)
Time Out for Men (Shown in Walnut)

We just celebrated the beginning of our 20th year in business, and since we opened our doors in November 1993 FREETIME (for Women) and TIME OUT (for Men) have continued to be our top selling styles. ME TOO (Velcro Version for Women) and VTO (Velcro Version for Men) are exactly the same as the lace up versions only with Velcro closures).


Me Too for Women (Shown in White)



VTO for Men (Shown in Black)


Designed for serious walkers, these styles have everything a walking shoe should have. And, although designed for walkers these shoes are that and so much more. I recommend them for anyone that works on hard surfaces or does a lot of walking on their jobs. I also recommend them to people with foot pain and that's why so many doctors also recommend these styles for their patients. These styles have the added depth needed for Orthodics and Braces.



I could write technical information here, but will just write what I tell my customers about them as I show them using my cut-in-half sample of the shoe.

1. They have a broad base for solid support underneath your feet.

2. They have a wide and deep toe box so your toes have plenty of room to spread out like nature intended. Many people feel that the shoe is too big because of all the toe room but your toes should have enough room to turn flips, play the piano or anything else you can think of in there, AND trust me after about 30 minutes you will realize the joy of having all that toe room.


3. They have a wide wraparound heel counter for stability. This is what keeps your ankles straight and helps you keep balance.

4. There is extra cushioning underneath the ball of the foot and the heel (the main pressure points).

5. There is an extra layer of cushioning in the midsole. We love that extra layer.

6. The sole is a polyurethane material that has millions of air bubbles in it.
(Supportive yet bouncy at the same time).

7. The soft cushioned removable insole with added arch literally molds to the feet. Removable to accomodate othotics or any special inserts. This insole can and should be washed from time to time. Cleaning instructions are included in every shoe box. You can also buy replacement insoles at SAS Stores. By doing so you will help to extend the life of your shoes.


8. That's four (4) layers of cushioning and shock absorption underneath your feet which is not only good for your feet but the rest of your body too.
Try a pair of these on and just feel the support and cushioning underneath your feet.

9. These styles are lightweight and well ventilated to keep your feet cool and dry.
Even the tongue of the shoe is ventilated.

10. They are also available in a wide range of sizes and widths AND color choices (Black being the Number One color in both).




11. These styles are recommended by Podiatrists, Orthopedic Doctors, The American Diabetic Association, AND me (because I actually wear them).

FREETIME (for Women) is available in White, Black, Bone, Mocha, Navy and Teak smooth leathers, and Charcoal Nubuck in all the Sizes and Widths shown in the Chart above. Black Smooth is also available in3W (WWW) in sizes 5 to 12..

TIMEOUT (for Men) is available in Black, Bone and Walnut in all the Sizes and Widths shown in the Chart above. Black is also available in 3W (WWW) in sizes 6 to 13.


ME TOO (for Women) is available in White, Black and Mocha Smooth Leathers and is available in all the Sizes and Widths in the Chart Above. Black is also available in 3W (WWW) in sizes 5 to 12.

VTO (for Men) is available in Black and Bone. Black is available in all Sizes and Widths shown in the Chart above and 3W (WWW) in sizes 6 to 13. Bone is available in Narrow 10-13, Medium 7-13, Wide 7-13 and Wide Wide 7-13.


So, whether you walk for health, you walk or stand on your job, OR are just looking for the most comfortable shoe on the market you need to try these shoes on. Chances are while you're trying them on another customer will tell you how great they are. Our customers that wear these styles purchase them over and over and over. I'm even wearing Freetime Charcoal as I write this blog.


Ensor's Comfort Shoes
4022 Nolensville Rd., Nashville, TN 37211  (615) 834-7458
Keeping your feet healthy and happy since 1993

Made in USA


Friday, December 7, 2012

BEAUTIFUL SANDALS by SAS®

I could not write a blog about BEAUTIFUL SHOES by SAS and forget that SAS also has BEAUTIFUL SANDALS.

SUNTIMER is one of our dressiest sandals along with STRIPPY.
STRIPPY on Top, SUNTIMER on Bottom

Their newest dressy sandal CAPRI should be arriving in stores soon and TABBY.
CAPRI (shown in Bronze Multi)

TABBY (shown in Black w/Snake Trim



 



















One of SAS’s best and brightest casual sandal styles is SANIBEL. Cute and so comfy and Sanibel’s new sister NAPLES which is arriving in stores now.

SANIBEL (shown in Red Snakeskin)

NAPLES (shown in Black Snakeskin)













There are so many more that I could add in this blog, but I hope I’ve made my point here. IF your perception of SAS has been that they don’t make pretty shoes - that is no longer the case.

 

With all of SAS’s new styles you can expect the same Quality, Comfort, Sizes and Widths that have always been available. You can rely on the fact that all of their shoes are still made of the finest material, and superb craftsmanship.


Ensor's SAS Shoes
4022 Nolensville Rd., Nashville, TN 37211  (615) 834-7458
Keeping your feet happy and healthy since 1993

Made in USA

Thursday, December 6, 2012

BEAUTIFUL SHOES by SAS®

SO ... let’s talk about BEAUTIFUL SHOES - BEAUTIFUL SAS® SHOES. In a recent mailer we highlighted two of the prettiest styles in Ladies Shoes - METRO (a Slip-on Loafer) and MARIA (a Mary Jane).







ROAMER is another of SAS’s newer styles. With a modern twist it has taken off like crazy. Available now is a wide variety of colors and a few new colors being put in the line for next year (don’t ask - it’s a surprise). ROAMER gives a new look with the comfort our customers are used to.


For Men we have our newest style AMBASSADOR - a Dressy/Casual lace-up shoe with a plain toe. We also have ACE - a dressy slip-on. BOUT TIME is also a Dressy/Casual lace-up shoe that is sure to please those looking for comfort.



Whether you call them Sneakers, Tennis Shoes, Sport Shoes or Walking Shoes SAS’s ACTIVE COMFORT for Men and Women are so comfortable and not bad to look at either. Womens TOUR is available in White or Black all-over leather and also a White Leather/ Mesh combo. Mens JOURNEY is also available in White or Black all-over leather and a Grey Suede/Mesh combo.


There are so many more that I could add in this blog, but I hope I’ve made my point here. IF your perception of SAS® has been that they don’t make pretty shoes - that is no longer the case.

 
With all of SAS’s new styles you can expect the same Quality, Comfort, Sizes and Widths that have always been available. You can rely on the fact that all of their shoes are still made of the finest material, and superb craftsmanship.


Ensor's Comfort Shoes
4022 Nolensville Rd., Nashville, TN 37211  (615) 834-7458
Keeping your feet happy and healthy since 1993


Made in USA

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NAPLES by SAS®

    
About this same time in 2010 we introduced our customers to Sanibel which was SAS’s newest thong sandal. This year we are excited to Introduce NAPLES- SAS’s Newest Slide Style Sandal. If you like Slip-on Sandals but don’t like the toe strap then NAPLES is for you.

Black Snake


Red Snake


With it's padded finest quality soft leather uppers and adjustable velcro straps over the instep it's another example of why SAS Sandals are on top.



NAPLES is not just an ordinary sandal. As always, it comes with SAS's finest comfort features. Their All Day Comfort Sole is wide based and filled with millions of air bubbles to cushion every step. The contoured foot bed, multi layered insole, cushioned arch support, and Soft Super Suede foot bed covering add more comfort and support.
Denim

Like Sanibel NAPLES only come in one width (Medium), but with the adjustability over the instep this sandal should fit most (even my skinny feet).NAPLES will be available in Denim, Praline, Black Snake, and Red Snake.
Praline


Colder weather is again setting in, but if you are planning on escaping to warmer climates NAPLES will be an excellent choice to take with you - or do like I do which is wear them as house shoes.

NAPLES should be arriving in most SAS Stores any day now. You’ve got to try them on.




If you live in or near Nashville, TN  please come and see us. 


Ensor's SAS Shoes
4022 Nolensville Rd., Nashville, TN 37211  (615) 834-7458
Keeping your feet healthy and happy since 1993

Made in USA

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

AMBASSADOR for MEN by SAS®

AMBASSADOR in BLACK

Betty Ensor Thomas ..... For years Men have been asking for it AND now we are pleased to say that SAS® has come out with a Men's Dress/Casual Shoe with a plain toe and a separate heel instead of a wedge.  Today I am introducing you to AMBASSADOR.

In the developing process SAS® targeted a more contemporary attitude but still applied many of it’s common features and added even more.

AMBASSADOR in BROWN
The best premium leather is used for the upper and the softest leather is used for the lining. These leathers have been kept loose over the vamp area which will help eliminate many of the creases at the flex point at the top of the foot.

The leather lining is padded in both the heel quarter area and under the tongue.  A new and interesting feature is that a built in cushioned arch is in the lining itself.  This feature compliments the contoured, supportive arch that is molded into the removable foot bed.

AMBASSADOR in OILY BLACK
New for Spring 2014

AMBASSADOR comes with SAS’s Odor Resistant Tripad Cushions that cushion the ball of the foot and the heel.

It has a NEW SAS Contoured Comfort Footbed called the Ever Bounce.  It is removable for those that use orthotics.  It is molded of soft polyurethane to fit and support the contours of the foot.  It has an enhanced arch and metatarsal and comes with a molded heel cup.  Soft leather covers it for enhanced comfort.

AMBASSADOR in COFFEE BEAN
New for Spring 2014
It also has a NEW SAS All-Day Comfort Supersoft Lightweight Sole.  The sole is a one piece molded welt polyurethane sole that is lightweight and flexible.  This cushioned sole provides for soft cushioned comfort with every step you take.

Another NEW is SAS’s Foot-Shaped Last with a more moderate toe design.  This last follows the natural shape of the foot and provides comfort and plenty of room for the toes.

Ambassador is available in the following colors:

     Black, Brown, Coffee Bean, and Oily Black.

Ambassador is available in the following sizes and widths:
     Narrow: 10-12, Medium 7-13, Wide 7-13, and
          Wide-Wide 8-12


As always it is best to be fitted in your shoes by a professional. Drop by and see us and have your feet measured for the proper length and width.







Made in USA


Updated September 14, 2014

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

DREAM for Women by SAS®

Betty Ensor Thomas ..... Every single time SAS® comes out with a new product I get a song in my head.  With the new style DREAM this same thing happened.  The song is “Dream A Little Dream of Me.” 
DREAM in BLACK
There is no doubt that SAS’s DREAM is dreamy. Designed to fit and follow the shape of your foot DREAM is made with genuine moccasin construction which wraps soft, supple smooth leather completely around your foot.  The upper is soft cushion lined for added comfort.  Elastic gores on each side allow easy on and off.

Made with plenty of toe room SAS’s All-Day Comfort last (unique to SAS) provides exactly what it’s name implies - “All Day Comfort.”  
SAS’s signature Odor-Resistant Tripad Cushions are full length in this shoe which provides all day shock absorption.  There is an additional cushion in the heel area too.
DREAM in BROWN
DREAM in BLACK SNAKE
You will get All-Day Comfort with the Supersoft Lightweight (did I mention lightweight?) wedge sole.  It  has a wider base for better stability and maximum shock absorption.  As with all SAS® Shoes the sole is made of long lasting polyurethane that contains millions of tiny air bubbles that cushion each step.  The wedge heals measures approximately 1 ½ inches.

DREAM comes with a full length (removable) cushioned footbed with a contoured arch cushion.

Add the firm heel counter for stability and a No-Bite Padded Collar for ankle and heel comfort and you have a new shoe that is truly a DREAM come true. 

As always it is best to be fitted in your shoes by a professional. Drop by and have your feet measured for the proper length and width.



Dream is available in the following colors:

     Black, Brown, and Black Snake.


Dream is available in the following sizes and widths:

     Black and Brown:  Slim 7-10, Narrow 7-11, Medium 5-11,
          Wide 5-11, and Wide-Wide 6-10

     Black Snake:  Narrow 7-10, Medium 5-11, Wide 6-11,
          and Wide-Wide 6-10.







Made in USA


Updated September 14, 2014

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

METRO for Women by SAS®

METRO in COGNAC CROC
New for 2014
Metro is one of SAS’s top selling loafers for women with a new modern design to please ladies of all age groups.
METRO in BLACK CRINKLE PATENT
Metro is designed to fit and mold to the shape of your foot.  The genuine moccasin construction wraps soft supple leather completely around your foot.
METRO in BONE CRINKLE PATENT
Metro’s top four features are (1) the SAS Tripad Cushions that cushion the three main pressure points of the foot, (2) the SAS Comfort Foot Bed which is combined with a a full length layer of foam to comfort from heel to toe, (3) True Moccasin Construction which wraps the finest quality soft supple leather completely around the foot.
METRO in PEWTER METALLIC
In addition, Metro has a pillowsoft lining,   cushioned top (over the toes), and a Supportive heel counter to cradle your heel.
METRO in BRONZE METALLIC
Metro’s initial fit should be wide enough to stay comfortable across the ball of the foot and not cramped at the toes.  The heel should be initially snug and should not slip while walking.
METRO in TRUFFLE NUBUCK
As always it is best to be fitted in your shoes by a professional. Drop by and have your feet measured for the proper length and width.
METRO in CHARCOAL NUBUCK
Metro is available in the following colors:

     Black Crinkle Patent, Bone Crinkle Patent
     Bronze Metallic, Pewter Metallic
     Charcoal Nubuck, Truffle Nubuck
     Cognac Croc

Metro is available in the following sizes and widths:

     Black Crinkle Patent, Bone Crinkle Patent and Pewter:
          Slim 6-12, Narrow 6-12, Medium 4-12, Wide 5-12,
          and Wide-Wide 5-12.

     Bronze:
          Slim 7-10, Narrow 7-11, Medium 5-11, Wide 5-11,
           and Wide-Wide 6-10

     Charcoal Nubuck, Truffle Nubuck and Cognac Croc:
          Narrow 7-10, Medium 5-11, Wide 6-11, and
          and Wide-Wide 6-10
          



Made in USA


Updated September 14, 2014

Monday, January 2, 2012

HAPPY 2012

Well, we've made it to another year and as usual a lot of people have made their New Year's Resolutions once again. For most people those resolutions will include to get or stay healthy.

Without getting to wordy in this post I would just like to suggest that everyone start walking more. In one of my first blogs I went into detail about the benefits of walking (12-30-2008). In my opinion walking is still one of the best ways to achieve health benefits in a low-impact way.

I just want to remind you that if and when you walk you need to make sure you are wearing your best walking shoes. SAS® has several styles that were designed with walking in mind.

For Women there are: Freetime (our #1 selling Women's Shoe), Me Too, Tour (our Active Comfort Shoe), Take Time and Siesta.

For Men there are: Time Out (our #1 selling Men's Shoe), VTO, Journey (our Active Comfort Shoe) and Bout Time.

Please remember that you need to wear your best shoes when you are walking - not an old worn out pair. You will be walking for you health and an old pair might give the opposite result. Also remember that you should have a pair of walking shoes designated for just that - walking.

Do not work in a pair of shoes all day and then do your walking in the same pair. It is not good for you or your shoes. If you walk every day it might be a good idea to have two pairs of shoes and alternate them each day. That will give each pair the time to dry out and will make them last longer.

As soon as I post this blog I'm heading to a nearby K-mart to do my walking for the day. Oh yeah, I'm trying to stay healthy too. None of us are getting any younger.

As always it is best to be fitted in your walking shoes by a professional. Drop by and have your feet measured for the proper length and width. Then try on some of the world's most comfortable shoes.

Ensor's Comfort Shoes
4022 Nolensville Rd., Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 834-7458
Keeping your feet health and happy since 1993

Updated August 22, 2014