Your Tickets to the Shoe Show

by Jane Stringham //

While summer’s been pirouetting across the stage in an open-toed ballet shoe, autumn has been waiting in the wings — clad in supple earth-tone leather — and amassing a cornucopia of fall footwear moves.  This Friday is its debut performance.  That’s right, our shelves of shoes are putting on a show!

Even better?   

You already have tickets!  Yes, you are pre-approved for mimosas and free swag on Friday, October 5, from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm, at both Hip & Humble locations. 

But there is one catch: summer sandals aren’t invited.  It’s nothing personal; in fact, we love our warm-weather sidekicks.  It’s just that fall has been pulling late-night rehearsals and can’t wait to show off its hard-won skills (read: lace up lug soles, golden hardware, and silvery embellishments). I mean, it is that inevitable time of year when we stop stretching our sandals thin, stop exposing our toes to falling leaves and start eyeing the booties that have been gracing the H & H Instagram feed

The stars’ agents will be here, too.  That is to say, sales reps from H&H footwear favorites like Kork-Ease, Sorel and OTBT will be making an appearance. 

Take advantage of their expertise! 

Ask your burning questions about weather-proofing investment boots, choosing the best shoe for your lifestyle and, finally, in their personal opinions, which shoe pairs best with your free H & H gift? 

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Yes, all shoe show attendees who head home with a shoebox under their arm will be gifted one pair of H & H socks, available in 2 styles (above and below).  

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Here’s a sneak peek at some more of our top-billing stars. 

Bangkok Bootie by Miz Mooz

So often, the relationship between fashion and nature is symbiotic; and we’ve found that our lineup takes its cue from autumnal color changes.  The Bangkok, and Lolla and Gallen, are walking and talking a lot like what’s happening outside — think silvery blue morning light and leaves on the brink. 

The Bangkok bootie's moss-green leather fits seamlessly into your fall color palette; stacked heels makes for comfy leaf-stomping.

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Lolla Bootie by Sorel

Timeless style?  Check.  Long-lasting comfort?  Check.  Pair your cropped jeans and midi skirts with the Lolla by Sorel.  Two-tone caramel leather and side buckle accents make this bootie a fall must-have.  Check out the second iteration of Lolla here.  The Lolla Cut-Out Bootie features comfort and practicality with stylish cut-out details. 

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Galen Silver Slip by A.S. 98

Somewhere between a Moroccan slipper and a working-girl office pump, this silvery slingback will take you far.  Its super soft leather upper and decorative strap studs add just the right amount of bells and whistles.    

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The lace-up trend comes in many forms this fall.  Try pairing the lug sole lace-up Explorer with a more feminine dress, or playing up the metallic snakeskin embossing in this OTBT sneaker with a second chic animal print.

Roundtrip Sneaker by OTBT

Shed your summer skin! And then replace it — with this reptilian-embossed sneaker by OTBT.  It's flaunting just the right amount of shine and grit, as you can see, and makes your athleisure looks that much more riveting. 

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Explorer Boot by Sorel

Amelia Earhart, Nellie Bly, Sacagawea...and now, you!  Add your name to the list of intrepid female explorers with this ankle boot by Sorel.  Its two-tone leather exterior, double buckle and heels (with tread!) and cushioned footbed carry you to and through destinations unknown.  

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Can’t make it to our shoe show on Friday?  We’ve got you covered.  Shop online 24/7 at hipandhumble.com

Just saved “H & H Shoe Show” to your iCalendar?  We can’t wait to see you!  Stop by any time between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm on Friday, October 5 for mimosas, free swag, face time with OTBT, Kork-Ease and Sorel reps and, best of all, first dibs on our fall shoe lineup.  

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