Saturday, November 27, 2010

Gift Certificate with Holiday Purchase

The title says it all!
For every $50 you spend in our shop on regularly priced merchandise, you receive a $10 gift certificate. SO spend $100+ get $20, $150+ get $30, $200+ get $40. I think you get it. So come support your local shoes store this gift giving season and get a little something back.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who's making those Red Wings anyway?

This is a great short video highlighting Red Wing Shoe's manufacturing in Minnesota. Kinda fun to watch and know that this is happening in the good ole USA.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

PS Our other new brand is KEEN Utility.

No pics yet. They are just coming in!

One of our 2 new Brands: Haflinger

Birkenstock-like support in comfy, breathable wool uppers and either a round-the-house bottom or a more substantial walking sole.
We have some great looking options for men and women or we can special order you something!
Come check them out, and if you say you saw them on the blog, get 10% off any pair in-stock.

The Bogs are HERE

Bogs Bad Weather Footwear. Totally Waterproof. Comfort Rated down t0 -20 degrees (-40 on some styles!). Men's, Women's, and Kid's! Come and get some for you and your family for the upcoming lousy weather.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

What don't we work on?

Here's Rob handstitching the steering wheel on a lovely Mercedes. Really, what DON'T we work on?

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Comedia dell'Arte Custom Leather Masks with our very own Rob "Drake" Schneider

Rob really has a gift with leather.
One of the ways his skills and abilities shine is through his mask making.
Check out this article written by a friend of our shop, Gery Deer.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Bikila is here @ Xenia Shoe

Yes, yes! Our first Five Fingers Bikilas have arrived. Magenta or Silver/Green for women, Grey/Red for men. And we have Grey/Blue on the way for men. $100 per pair.
Stop down and try one! Great glove-snug fit!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Run in the Vibram Five Fingers Classic.

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Bikila Bikila Bikila! We'll have them in a week or two, but watch this interesting video from an ultramarathoner who runs in the most basic of Vibram Five Fingers: The Classic

Monday, June 14, 2010

Black KSO Black KSO Black KSO

I know, I know. Does everything have to be so urgent?
But FYI to the world:
Gettem while we gottem!
Matt @ Xenia Shoe

Vivo Barefoot! Vivo Barefoot! Vivo Barefoot!

The latest (and most comfortable in my humble opinion!) barefoot brand has arrived at Xenia Shoe!
Ultra thin 3 mm soles WITHOUT individual toes, great comfort, great shape. We have the EVO runner in stock for men and women, as well as a few casual styles such as the Aqua, Oak, and Dharma for men, and the Kali for women.
I have personally had a pair since Feb. and I am loving them. I have become a believer in the "barefoot" philosophy and these have been a treat on my feet.
Check out their website, drive to NYC to their company store, or just stop in to try a pair in Xenia

Friday, May 21, 2010

Lower your motorcycle? How about liftin your shoes!?

Is your motorcycle too tall for you? Thinking about getting a lowering kit for your bike?

How about just making your shoes a little TALLER?

We do lifts on shoes all the time. Sometimes just adding 1/2" to the sole of each shoe can make all the difference in whether or not you can reach the ground comfortably when stopped.

Prices are $76 per pair for 1/2" or less, $32 per pair for each additional inch. And obviously we can do any distance in between.

As far as the method goes, we can usually split most soles in half, preserving your tread. We can also attach new Vibram tread if you would so desire.

If this is something you need, then here's what you should do:
Take some phone books or 2x4s and see how much "lift" would make things comfortable. Then make sure you can fit that thick of a shoe under the shifter. Next take a few pictures of you shoe and send them to us at, so we can tell you if we could do it or not (usually we can). Lastly, go to our website and use our free shipping label to send them to us. Turnaround is 1-2 weeks, unless you need them faster.

Feel free to call us at 888-227-0659 or email if you have any questions.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Annual Birkenstock/Dansko Sale

It's Spring, the new styles are here, and so is our annual Buy One, Get One Half Price Sale.
It couldn't be more straightforward or more awesome!
Buy a pair of either Birks or Danskos and get a a second pair of equal or lesser value at HALF PRICE!
We also offer 15% off individual pairs if you are only buying one. And we usually stock up our closeout tables too.
Sale applies to Special Orders too, so if we don't have it, we'll try to get it for you.
This event runs Sat April 17th to May 1st

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Birkenstock Repair

We resole Birkenstock Sandals for $36 (+ shipping if you mail them to us).
We also repair damaged cork, reseal cork, polish leather, bring the nap back on your nubuck, Armorall your Birkoflor, replace your leather lining, replace your whole footbed for that matter (all at additional cost as I am sure you understand)!
Stop down and have yours evaluated today!
Have them back in a week!
Matt at

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Relace, Repair, Refurbish Your Baseball Glove

You're probably not playing with anything as valuable as the glove pictured, but you just might have one you love that needs a little repair. We can relace as needed, repair or patch tears, as well as condition you glove to get it into tip-top shape. Here's a quick price list:
Restring Fingers: $8
Restring Web: $24
Restring Web and Fingers: $30
Restring Heel: $16
Restring Entire Glove: $65
Oil/Condition: $6
Feel free to contact us with any questions by email us through our website, or call us:
And don't forget the free shipping available through our website! Get your glove to us, wherever you are!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Hockey Glove Repair

Ratty palms on your old faithful gloves?
Can't find a replacement that you like?

Why not just fix them?!

As always we can stitch together almost anything, and we also have a lot of experience with replacing palms. Normally a palm replacement repair runs $40-$50. We tend to use synthetic palms for replacements, but we also keep horse hide in stock too.
So if you need this, or have questions, give us a call at 888-227-0659 or email us through our website:
Keep those old gloves going and even make them American Made (at least partially!)
FYI We can also repair skates and pads!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

We have Five Fingers In Stock! Got that Columbus?

We have really good stock right now on Vibram Five Fingers Classics, Sprints, as well as good sizes on the Moc, KSO, and KSO Trek!
So if you are coming from Cincinnati or Columbus, give us a call to check availability (888-227-0659) or stop by.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Latest Brand- BOGS

Bogs are waterproof, insulated, pull-on protection for your feet. Mainly neoprene with a rubber coating, they can keep you warm down to NEGATIVE 30 degrees (that's most models, mind you).
Now I am posting this pretty late in the game. The piles of snow are beginning to melt and our supplies are dwindling, but FFR (for future reference), we are the spot for a great slip-on muck-around shoe.
Check out for more info!
Matt @ Xenia Shoe

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Five Fingers Freaks on the AT

Take this link to our friend who's significant other is hitting the Appalachian Trail this March in Vibram KSOs/KSO Treks.
Exciting business!