Brown or Olive?

It can be hard to tell the difference between our brown and olive leather online.  To be honest, in certain lighting it can be hard to tell in person, too.  Where brown is a warm color, olive is cool.  It's the color of tree bark, and wet driftwood, very natural.  These photos feature our Middle English in Oliveand they're the perfect neutral color for someone with an olive skin tone. My friend,

Meet the Neighbors: Woolen Moss

At the Aurora Shoe Company, we passionately support small business and handmade and local goods. As a visitor of our blog, we thought that you might feel the same way. In our Meet the Neighbors series we're featuring businesses and people who reflect our own values and whom we feel lucky to call neighbors and friends.
It was a real treat to meet with Kate Lamarre, owner of Woolen MossKate...

Ithaca Farmers Market

One Mother's Day weekend, three old friends, two outfit changes, a bunch of laughs, and plenty of sunshine combined to make a nice little time at the Ithaca Farmers Market.  

Where are your Auroras taking YOU?

Ithaca Farmers Market

Birds of a Feather: Nukumori Designs

It's the end of March.  Spring has officially begun, but here in upstate New York, I think we all feel like we're stuck in a never-ending winter.  Boston may have gotten more snow, but we have had a very long, very cold, and very home-bound winter.


When these super cozy baby-wearing coats from Nukumori Designscame in the mail, and we had a sunny day to work with, we got over the idea of waiting...

On Location at Ledyard Farms

Today was the perfect day to get out into the snow and take a few photos.  Carrie and I met up at Ledyard Farms where we were able to meet Ledyard's Tiger Lily, a 4-year-old Morgan show horse. The farm is one of our favorite spots for picking up local eggs, lamb and beef.  It also happens to be really pretty in the snow...

Morgan Show Horse Ledyard Farms

Morgan Show Horse Ledyard's Tiger Lily

Where have your Auroras taken YOU?   Share your everyday adventureswith us!...

Middle English

A few weeks ago, a request came in on our Facebook page for a few photos of our Middle English style on a woman.  It was exactly the reminder we needed to get back into taking regular photos of our shoes outside of the shop and on people's feet!  Here are a few from this snowy April Saturday in Aurora.

Aurora Shoe Co. leather loafers

Aurora Shoe Co. made in USA

Happy Birthday, Dave!

For those who don't have the pleasure of knowing my brother, here are a few things you might like to learn about the Birthday Boy, leader of this company...

1. He bought his first pair of Aurora Shoes when he was 13 and wore them everywhere. In the lake, bailing hay, to church, for weddings, EVERYWHERE. I think his toes actually busted out of the tips before he'd admit that his feet had grown...

A Harvest Supper

After months of discussion and a little bit of planning, Dave and his wife, Andrea, hosted a relaxed dinner party for a handful of like minded local friends.  We celebrated a highly anticipated wine release and talked about the challenges of running small businesses in our small, rural town (spotty and inconsistent internet coverage being the main complaint!).

While Dave and Andrea provided a...

Our New York

It's funny how when you're travelling and you tell someone that you're from New York they automatically assume that you mean New York City. Sure, there are A LOT of people in NYC, but there is also a lot of real estate north of the Tappan Zee Bridge. We're a full 5 hours north of the City and it would take another 5 hours to reach the Canadian border, so we're truly smack dab in the middle of New...

A Walk in the Woods

Welcome to my favorite fall hiking spot.  We come here every year to pick up pretty leaves for wax pressing.  This year we left the leaves, but came for acorns instead (did you know that you can eat them?)  These acorns aren't for eating, but for planting. It seems like a simple enough process, so we're going to give it a shot. Maybe in about 75 years there will be some big and shady oaks to show...

Oktoberfest 2011

For as many years as I can remember, we've been invited to celebrate the German heritage of our family friend at his annual Oktoberfest.  I think that in the 30 or so years that he's been hosting this party, I've probably only missed it twice (and one of those times we were at the mother of all Oktoberfests in Munich). 

At Hans' party, much like in Germany, it's all about the traditional food, the...


Thanks to Labor Day, this week felt like it was over before it even started.  While Dave and his family travel to a shoe show in New Hampshire, we're looking forward to spending the weekend visiting our local farmers' marketand celebrating Baby's first birthday. It feels like he's been here forever, but at the same time I can't believe that a year has come and gone since he was born. Ah, babies......

Photography by Erin Little , Ginny Sheller , Katherine Huysman .

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