By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015
Mary Ellenburg and Jason Skinner by the UGG selection at Felts.
Are you making your Christmas list and checking it twice? Chances are, you have a few names left on your holiday shopping list, and the remaining names are the cream of the crop – the loved ones you need to find really amazing gifts for. If you’re searching for an extra-special gift that will be used regularly and is trendy yet practical, you’re in luck. According to Mary Ellenburg, manager of Felts Shoes in Claremore’s Ne-Mar Shopping Center, UGG Australian sheepskin boots are the “it” footwear item this holiday season – for women, men, teens and children. “UGGs continue to be popular year after year,” says Mary, who has been with Felts for 14 years. She and fellow employee Jason Skinner are happy to help customers find the perfect gift and fit.
What makes UGG boots so special? It’s all about the comfort and luxury of sheepskin. UGG boots are made with only the highest quality leather and suede, as well as the finest Grade-A sheepskin available. Grade-A sheepskin is extremely dense and soft, providing a more comfortable and durable material. Lesser quality material and synthetics can be coarse, scratchy and non-breathable, but the sheepskin in UGGs breathes naturally, wicking away moisture and allowing air to circulate freely. “UGG boots really are a perfect Christmas gift,” says Mary. “They keep your feet dry and consistent with your body temperature, so you can wear them year-round.”
UGGs are meant to be worn without socks since sheepskin is naturally thermostatic. While you’re wearing sheepskin, it is automatically regulating your body temperature throughout the day, keeping your bare feet close to your natural body temperature regardless of the temperature outside. UGGs are specially designed to be incredibly comfortable during both winter and summer.
UGG footwear should be snug, but not uncomfortable. UGG twin-faced boots will give a bit as they mold to your feet. “I can help you determine the right size to get,” says Mary. “We carry children’s size 11 to adult sizes, with a variety of colors and styles available. We offer boots as well as house shoes.”
Other popular boots available at Felts include Born, Clarks, Corkys and Madden Girl. For those who love boots in rich, premium leathers and artisan detailing, the Born brand’s handcrafted styles are still attracting an intensely loyal following among those seeking beauty and comfort. Felts carries a variety of colors and styles. For those who like boots that never go out of style, Mary recommends boots from Clarks, while the Madden Girl brand follows the latest trends in footwear fashion. Corkys is another popular brand geared more toward those on a budget.
Felts also offers Converse, Skechers and Sanuk. New to the store this year is Under Armour athletic shoes. “We always have a great rack sale also,” adds Jason.
If you are looking for something other than footwear for your Christmas gift giving, Felts has a wide variety of Oakley sunglasses for men and women.
“We pride ourselves in offering great service and products to the families of Claremore and Rogers County,” adds Mary. “We want people to be happy with their purchase so they keep coming back.”
For added convenience to customers, Felts Shoes also has a year-round layaway plan. With 25 percent down and a payment every 30 days, layaway may be a good option for some families. “If nothing else, layaway is a great hiding place for your Christmas gifts.” To keep up with new arrivals, find the store on Facebook at Felts Shoes – Claremore.
Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.
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