Classic Black

Our shoes may have an organic look and feel, but they can easily dress up and look sharp.  Here are our Middle English and New Mexican looking ready for just about anything.

Summer Has Arrived in Aurora

I don't know if there's anything more relaxing than a summer night on the lake with a small camp fire and a couple of acoustic instruments making soft music in perfect harmony. Photo shoots are always fun, but this one was a real treat. Jordan and Stephanie brought their guitar and mandolin along and the young (and recently married!) couple made sweet music while I snapped away. Here are a few...

Winter Sun

Living in upstate New York requires an open mind and lots of layers.  Summers are hot and muggy, thanks to the beautiful lakes that surround us on all sides, and it's common to see snow on Halloween and then rain on Christmas.  We thaw out around March, but April can sometimes bring a snow that covers everything but the pretty little daffodils.  You just never know...

A few weeks ago, after plenty...

Flax + Leather =

Sometimes, if you're lucky, you can get away with doing something super fun and legitimately calling it work.  These photos document a day I like to think of as "Playing Dress-up with Friends".  Ever since our magazine feature, I've been wanting to put together some photos to highlight one of my favorite local shops, a Flax, linen, etc. consignment shop called Dinosaur Dry Goods. My friend, Bird,...

New Mexican Sandals

When the weather is hot and you're on your feet a lot, there's nothing better than a simple and practical pair of sandals to get you through the day.  Our handmade leather sandals form to your feet and provide a high quality flexible sole for the comfort and support your feet are begging for. 

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American Made Award

We are thrilled to be in the running for a Martha Stewart American Made Award.  Voting started yesterday and is ongoing through September 13th.  Each person who registers is given 6 votes per day.  We'd appreciate your support.   View our American Made profile, and please feel free to share!

NorthernGRADE Photos

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Dave and Andrea have had a great weekend at NorthernGRADE, the 100% American Made pop-up market in Minneapolis.  Dave has been uploading photos to our Facebook page throughout the weekend.  It looks like an amazing venue and a really inspiring group of vendors.  Take a peek!

Handmade Love: Wolfie and the Sneak Fabric on Spoonflower

This is just to say that I LOVE my handmade and artist designed wolfie and the sneakdress. Check her fabric designs on Spoonflower. Renee's designs are funky and fun, and the organic knit has a nice weight and drape. She sent me this dress just because we were Twitter friends and when she tweeted about sharing some sample garments, I was fast enough to say, "I'll take it!". Sharing for the sake of...

Plain T-shirt Love

This post is for all of you men out there.  Simple staples are always stylish.  Let Jace, of Plain T-shirt (who happens to wear our shoes) show you the way... 

Meet the Neighbors - Petrune

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's hard to know where to even begin with Petrune. Their store front on the...


I'd like to think that if these stylish ladies knew about our shoes they'd be wearing them.  What do you think?
via The Sartorialist


via The Sartorialist


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Image via Neighbour
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 via The Sartorialist

image via Neighbour

via The Sartorialist

A Handmade Collection

Do you follow  Founded by a few big name female bloggers, Kirtsy has recently become a collection of curated slideshows focused on art, design and interesting products, curated by some of the "most interesting people online".   Yesterday they posted our slideshow of fall inspired handmade goods.  It's a great collection of handmade items and I hope you'll check it out.    

Photography by Erin Little , Ginny Sheller , Katherine Huysman .

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