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How to Care For and Clean Your Leather Boots

Posted by Peter Coulter

Oct 22, 2014 10:00:00 AM

With the release of our Fire collection’s leather boots and shoes, we’ve gotten several questions about best practices for proper maintenance and care. In this post, I’ll be detailing some steps for how you can care for your Juil leather boots and shoes to keep them looking new for years.  Most of us have a few pairs of leather dress shoes in the closet with shoe trees in them – you can certainly use those cedar shoe trees in your Juil leather boots and shoes to maintain the correct shape of the leather; it may be a bit harder to use these in the Lelo, though.

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How to Clean Your Juil Moccasins

Posted by Peter Coulter

Oct 8, 2014 10:00:00 AM

With the launch of our highly anticipated Earth collection that features all different types of mocs – from boots to slip-ons – we want to make sure that you know how to take care of and clean them. As with all shoes, cleaning and general maintenance are of utmost importance to make sure the footwear lasts a long time and holds up to your lifestyle. This is especially true for moccasins.  

Most moccasins, including our own, are made with premium, suede leather uppers, allowing for a durable and comfortable feel. Suede can be very tricky to clean, but don’t worry – these few simple tips can help keep them looking and feeling brand new!  IF DIY techniques aren’t preferred, taking your shoes to a dry cleaner to be professionally cleaned is certainly an option.

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Tips on How to Break in Leather Shoes

Posted by Peter Coulter

Sep 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Keeping your body healthy and in optimal condition requires taking care of your foundation, AKA your feet. If your feet aren’t happy, the rest of your body feels it. Taking care of your feet can include a wide variety of care methods (i.e. a foot detox), but a simple solution is ensuring that you have properly fitting footwear. Our work at Juil includes not only providing you with high quality, leather footwear, but also making sure that you find the perfect fit.

All of our footwear is made with natural leathers, which means that there will be a natural break-in process that will occur with your shoes.

When you first get a pair of leather shoes, slip them on to ensure that they’re the proper fit. When I say “proper fit”, I mean that there should be a little bit of space between your toes and the front of the shoe. If your toes hit the front of the toebox or you feel some tightness at the front of the shoe and foot, I would recommend sizing up to the next size. Having the width feel a bit snug, however, is completely normal and to be expected. The leathers will stretch out and form to your foot (like a glove…or should I say shoe).

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Introducing Juil’s Earth Collection – Moccasin Chukka Boots

Posted by David Gelfand

Sep 9, 2014 10:00:00 AM

We’re into September and have released almost all of our Fall collections. But there’s just one piece missing and we’re bringing it to you today!

We brought you some boot styles from the Fire collection, but that wasn’t enough. Today, we’re bringing you two more chukka boot styles, but this time they’re moccasins!

Meera 

A moccasin boot that’s ready to go wherever you are. This boho-chic chukka features earthy, supple, suede leather and a buckle enclosure. 

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Introducing Juil’s Fire Collection – Chukka and Tall Boots

Posted by David Gelfand

Sep 2, 2014 10:00:00 AM

You’ve seen our new flats, moccasins, oxfords and wingtips. What you haven’t seen yet (and maybe what we’re most excited about) are our new BOOTS!

We certainly didn’t want you to worry about not having Earthing shoes this Fall season!

Juil’s new Fire Collection is all about classic boots with a vintage-inspired look to them. Individually, hand burnished leathers make these boots a perfect complement to your fall and winter looks.

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A Juil Story – How Gwen’s Life Changed with Some “Vitamin G”

Posted by David Gelfand

Sep 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

How were you first introduced to the Juil brand?

I saw these beautiful shoes in a beautiful spa in Hawaii. They caught my eye immediately. 

What interested you in Juil and made you think of getting a pair of our shoes?

Once I understood they promoted grounding, I knew it was something worth getting. 

What were you happiest or most surprised about after learning about Juil?

When I went to your website I was absolutely shocked to see how affordable they were for such quality leather.

Had you ever heard about the contemporary wellness trend of Earthing (or Connecting as we call it) before Juil? Did this trend have any impact on your decision to try out Juils?

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Introducing Juil’s Air Collection – New Ballet Flat Styles

Posted by David Gelfand

Aug 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

We’re on to our third Fall 2014 collection! Fire Collection? Check. Earth Collection? Check. The Air Collection is here today! 

After years of R&D, we’re VERY excited to announce our new collection of ballet flat styles. These new flats bring you a classic look with a bit of a twist. Supple leathers and comfortable elastic collar offer an absolutely perfect fit. These will be your new go-tos!

Aria

Richly textured, supple leathers enhance your traditional flat. Memory foam footbed provides a natural comfort.

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Introducing Juil’s Fire Collection – Oxfords and Wingtip Shoes

Posted by David Gelfand

Aug 19, 2014 11:06:00 AM

This week we’re bringing you a piece of our Fire Collection – a post-modern, refined feel for the casual or professional look. All of these Fire styles (and the ones to come) are made with individually, hand burnished leathers. And don’t worry, there’s much more on the way, so stay tuned!

Fogo

An elastic tongue allows for a comfortable fit and feel for this contemporary take on a classic style.

Kama

Hand burnished leathers and a wingtip detail add a timeless touch to this casual classic. 

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Introducing Juil’s Earth Collection – Moccasin Flats and Loafers

Posted by David Gelfand

Aug 12, 2014 8:36:00 AM

Earthing sandals have been a hit so far, but we didn’t want to stop there!

For the entire month of August and September, we’ll be releasing our three new Fall 2014 collections. Class, grit, edgy, professional, and much, much more. You’re sure to find a perfect sole-mate!

For this week… 

What happens when you take a classic ballet flat and combine it with the supple leathers and durability of a moccasin? You get the flats and loafers in Juil’s Earth moccasin collection!

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Get To Know The Bad Yogi

Posted by Will Knight

Mar 14, 2014 7:54:00 AM

What does it mean to be a "Bad Yogi"? Here's what Erin Motz has to say in her own words!

"I'm not a Bad Yogi because I'm "bad" at yoga (not possible, btw), but because I strive to embrace my imperfections (always easier said than done). I know that super difficult poses and transitions are all the rage and seem to be the source of so much inspiration, but it I think it really just further sells this messed up message that we need to be "more" before we can be like "them." We feel that if we can get a little stronger or a little more flexible, then we'll also embody this "inspirational" image. I so hate that. Remember to not always be waiting for the better version of yourself and try to simply enjoy what's already there. Your physical ability doesn't make you better. Show up, do what you can, let the rest go." ~Erin Motz

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Topics: Juil, Yoga

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Welcome to the Juil community blog. These are the stories of our lives, our growths, our passions, and the connections we hope to give you. We hope that what you read makes you laugh, stimulates your mind, cultivates your thought, and inspires you. Inspires you to become stronger, healthier, and more connected to that which makes you feel whole.