Thanks to everyone who has entered to win the limited edition pair of Daisy safety shoes. The contest runs until the end of December so there is still time. To enter visit our facebook page and click on the Like button. It’s that simple.
And the good news is that we have had so much fun giving away a pair of Daisy safety shoes we are planning to give away a men’s pair in January.
While the commercials tell us to give the gift of romance this holiday season (aka jewelry) I’m thinking we should give the gift of safety. Nothing says Love like I want you to come home in one piece from work.
If you didn’t catch CBC’s The Big Decision a few weeks back featuring B.C.’s Viberg Boots and Toronto’s Redwood Classics here is your chance to catch up. The episode provides a rare look inside at the operations of two of Canada’s footwear and apparel companies.
Click on the image to go to Mellow Walk’s Facebook page.
I was asked this past week why we call this shoe Daisy. Well, the answer is simply that Daisy is my sister-in-law’s name. It seemed like a cute name for a cute shoe. And, if you look closely the sole also has a flower motif. I wonder if I should have asked Daisy first before naming a shoe after her?
To enter your name to win a pair it is as simple as visiting our facebook page and hitting Like.
A day in the life of Mellow Walk
With the help of the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and Ontario Innovation we captured a day in the life of Mellow Walk earlier this month. Now it’s not easy capturing the 70 plus steps it takes to craft one pair of our Mellow Walk comfort safety shoes, but this photo gallery goes a long way to explaining exactly how a pair of shoes is made.
And as one of the last remaining shoe factories in Canada we are happy to keep the shoe-making spirit alive and well in this country.
A plastic shoe last in its unfinished state
- A CNC machine that is programmed to give the Last its final shape.
Shoe designers like to think that they are the geniuses behind the footwear, but I’m putting my money on the last-maker (but, don’t tell my shoe designer I said that). Sure the designer sketches the design, assembles the components and crafts the pattern pieces. However, they are nothing without a good Last and you can’t make shoes without a Last. A good Last maker will know how to create that unique blending of good fit and styling.
Is Last-making a lost art? You bet.
This is the last weekend for the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Mellow Walk’s Australian styled (and made in Canada) gore boots for men and women have been winning over lots of converts. To try on a pair visit the In the Ville booth located right in the Direct Energy Building.
Now that it is November it’s time to visit the Royal Winter Fair at the Direct Energy Centre located in Toronto’s Exhibition grounds. Of course, you can see the prize winning pigs and cows, giant sculptures made from butter, PC Superdogs, and go on a taste tour of the yummy foods made in Ontario. And, of course, a fair is not complete without doing a little (or a lot) of shopping. You will find heaps of Canadian made and locally sourced items for sale – lots of great gifting ideas or simply a present for yourself.
If you are looking for Mellow Walk’s double gore leather boots stop by and see our friends at In the Ville. They have an eclectic booth full of lots of great Mellow Walk double gore boots and Canadian made products, plus Pendleton wool.