By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009
Tabitha Felts offers name brand shoes in popular, current styles at Felts Shoes.
For shoes that look good and feel good, and are reasonably priced, go to Felts Shoes at 999 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center.
“We carry name brands only, not off brands. And they’re all current styles,” says owner Tabitha Felts, a third generation member of the Felts family, which has been providing comfortable quality shoes since 1939. Their emphasis is on fulfilling footwear needs in smaller communities. The Felts store opened in Claremore 12 years ago.
Popular lines include Nike, Puma, New Balance, Teva, Keen, Born, Clarks and Birkenstocks. In February, they will introduce Asics athletic shoes.
Just in time for Christmas, Felts has a large supply of Shape-Ups by Skechers. These are the shoes that help you shape up while you walk. According to Skechers, Shape-Ups are designed to promote weight loss, tone muscles and improve posture. Try on a pair and see for yourself.
Felts also carries the Skechers Twinkle Toes line of colorful decorated shoes and boots for young girls.
Another popular line this year is UGG boots. These Australian-made suede, leather, knit and wool boots have a reputation for luxury and comfort. They all feature sheepskin lining that breathes naturally, wicks away moisture and allows air to circulate freely. Your feet stay warm and dry, regardless of the temperature outside.
“Often customers will come in looking for something different to give to their children's teachers,” says Tabitha. A wide selection of fun, jeweled zebra-print house shoes is available to show appreciation for the ladies who lead the Claremore Zebras.
Felts also carries lots of other great gift ideas. Any fisherman or outdoorsman would enjoy a pair of Oakley sunglasses. These premium sunglasses were originally created for world class athletes. Now numerous versions are available to provide good, clear vision for those with sporty or active lifestyles.
For stocking stuffers, there are socks, headbands and wristbands. The Yaktrax Walkers are ideal for pedestrians, the elderly and business people. These lightweight, spikeless traction devices quickly and easily slip over shoes or boots to provide greater stability on ice and snow. Get them now and have them on hand when everyone else is scrambling to find a pair.
There’s no need to fight traffic and detours this Christmas season. Enjoy friendly service while shopping for casual and athletic shoes right in your own community. You’ll always find something on sale when you visit Felts Shoes. You can even put your purchases in layaway. Felts is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Deanna Rebro has worked in the publishing industry 30+ years, including eight years writing for Value News. She has also worked in real estate for the past six years. Deanna graduated from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio with a B.A. in Journalism. Outside of work, she serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for Pet Adoption League. “Every story I write is a learning experience,” she said.