Summer is flying by, and the July newsletter promises a champion competitor, contest winners, and a celebration eight years in the making. SOM Footwear is 8 Years Old, and the party is just getting started! Learn what surprises we have in store to celebrate.
CrossFit Games in August
Over the month of July, we have been detailing the weekly progress of four-time Masters Champion (with six podium appearances) Mary Beth Prodromides as she trains for the 2022 World CrossFit Masters Games and a possible fifth gold medal! The competition for her will start August 3rd through the 6th, and we will all be cheering her on as she competes on the global stage in her SOM shoes.
You can send your best wishes and cheer messages to her social media: https://www.instagram.com/cf_marybeth/
If you have not yet followed her Road to Competition, you can watch her workouts here and see what it takes to be a Colorado-made champion.
SOM’s August Break - 8th Year Celebration and Limited Edition Pint Glass
The factory and offices will be closed from August 3rd to the 14th. We will resume normal production hours starting August 15th and catch up on the orders and correspondence placed while we were away.
From now until August 14th, any regular priced shoe order will include a limited edition SOM pint glass, commemorating 8 years of manufacturing shoes in the USA (limit of one glass per order). Glasses with shoes will start shipping out after August 15th.
Join us LIVE on Instagram August 25th at Noon MST for our virtual celebration. Have your SOM glass in hand and help us toast 8 years of strengthening feet with SOM Footwear. We hope to see you there!
Shop Local Giveaway Winners
We are happy to announce the 3 Winners of our recent Shop Local Giveaway:
- -P. Tomaro from Englewood, CO
- -M. Dvorak from Whitelaw, WI
- -M. Jablonski from Milwaukee, WI
They shared their love for local businesses, and because of that support, they’re each walking away with a $50 gift certificate to their favorite local business of choice.
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Small Business Award Winner
SOM Footwear has been named a 2022 Small Business Awards winner in our community. We will be attending the awards event that showcases those businesses that dare to start, sustain, and succeed.
The Avo Is a Hit
The Urban Trekker Joyful Avo is becoming very popular, and we are thrilled by your response! From sun-kissed gardens to star-filled nights, this energetic sneaker won't let a little rain stop it from navigating a bustling sidewalk or strolling through a city park. Check out this perfect summer shoe.
Since March 2022, customers have been able to browse through our wide assortment of Factory 2nds inventory. Whether old, slightly worn, or with cosmetic flaws, these SOM shoes can bring the right pair of feet a barefoot-feel experience at a greatly reduced price. All sales are “as-is” and final with no returns, exchanges, or benefits of SOM VIP.
Sizes 10.5 and 11 Have Returned
For those aware of the previous size delays with our sole manufacturer, size 10.5 and 11 men’s shoes have been resupplied as of this week and are back in stock. You can now order all of our models in Men’s sizes 10.5 and 11.
Nutrail Air Red Retiring
The Nutrail Air in Limited Edition Red is retiring, and once a size is gone, it won't be coming back. If you're looking for a striking shoe made for CrossFit, weightlifting, or any other high-intensity training, the Nutrail Air Limited Edition Red combines the soft-tongue lacing system of our popular Nutrail Cross Sport model with a flexible, high-resistance mesh for enhanced breathability and strength. While the rest of your body is sweating, give your toes room to breathe!
Check them out here, and attack activity in your own pair before they disappear.
Check out what recent fans of SOM are saying, and if you have a chance, leaving a review not only lets us hear from you, but your feedback helps reach new customers as well:
"I am very happy with my shoes! I have feet that are better left unseen. I need a wide toe-box. I like to walk and my SOMs fit perfectly & are comfortable. Several people have commented on them and asked the brand. I also love that they are made in USA. Actually I was searching for shoes made in USA and found you!" -L.B. of Cincinnati, OH,
"This order is a surprise for my husband... Thank you for double checking my size. By the way, I love LOVE LOVE my new shoes." -J.K. of Clatskanie, OR,
"I'm a Cinematographer by profession and need to stand for at least 12-14 hours a day. I have been using them [SOMs] for a month now and cannot express how good it feels to wear a pair of your shoes. I seriously don't think I can wear another pair of shoes again. They're absolutely fantastic. I also have wide feet, so your wider toe does make it a huge difference." -K.V.
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