The Day of the Girl Shopping Event

Saturday, October 11 is the International Day of the Girl Child, a United Nations declared day that highlights gender inequalities and addresses the various forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. Our own #earthmovers, Alexi & Tennille, have budding artistic careers, but believe that you don’t have to wait until you become a celebrity to have a platform to speak out about these issues and more. They created E.P.I.C. – Everyday People Initiating Change – to bring change to the world. Learn more about how they move the earth here.

On Saturday, October 11, for every pair of footwear purchased on catfootwear.com or at The Corner in NYC (501 Lexington, NYC) Cat Footwear will make a donation to E.P.I.C. in honor of the International Day of the Girl.

Learn more about E.P.I.C. here.

Learn more about The Cat Footwear Corner in NYC here.

 

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Cat Footwear Pop-Up in New York City!

That’s right! For the month of October we’ll be calling the Big Apple our home. Cat Footwear has taken over THE CORNER - a space at Lexington & 47th in Midtown. From there we’ll be hosting a series of PR and consumer events so be sure to follow us on all of the social sites to keep up! (@catfootwear or #CATbootsNYC on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter)

If you're in NYC this month be sure to stop by and check us out!

Here’s what we’re planning: Saturday, October 11th: The International Day of the Girl Shopping Event. October 11th has been declared by the United Nations as the International Day of the Girl, a day intended to bring awareness to gender inequalities and injustices around the world. On this day we will open be OPEN FOR SHOPPING 11 am – 7 pm. A portion of everything sold on October 11th from The Corner and from catfootwear.com will be donated to E.P.I.C. – the charity of our #Earthmovers, Alexi & Tennille.

Thursday, October 16th: Tyler Hilton Private Concert.  #Earthmover Tyler Hilton will be playing songs from his new album for us! On October 16th we’ll open up the doors and pipe Tyler’s private concert to the streets!

Tuesday, October 21st: Style Bloggers Adam Gallagher and Sazan Barzani will be hosting a Shopping Night! Stop by to shop with them while they offer fashion tips and styling advice.  7pm – 9pm.

Wednesday, October 22nd – Tuesday, October 28th.  Stop in and pick up a pair of your favorite Cat Footwear!  We’ll be selling some favorites from our collection as well as 3 exclusive styles – only available in the US at The Corner! Open 11 am – 7 pm.  Closed Sunday.

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10 Questions with Luke Lambert

A couple weekends ago we had the opportunity to catch up with #earthmover Luke Lambert at a race in NASCAR's hometown of Charlotte, NC. Be sure to check out all of our photos from the weekend on our Facebook page here.  Want to know more about Luke? See what he had to say to our questions! 

1. What is an Earthmover to you?
An earthmover loves a challenge, and is passionate about making a difference in whatever endeavor they take on.

2. We love how passionate you are about racing. How old were you when you first knew you wanted to have a career in racing? 
When I was about 8 years old I was at modified race with my dad and I realized that racing wasn't just something I enjoyed but something I wanted to do professional one day.

3. What's your favorite thing about working in the race car industry?
The combination of technology and athletic competition.

4. What gets you pumped up before a race? Any pre-race rituals?
The team meeting. Seeing the look of focus on the crew members faces as we embark on the challenges of the race and see our hard work realized.  As far a rituals; I pray at all the pre-race meetings, shake hands with each pit crew member, and have a last minute word with Jeff at the window (I also wear the same underwear every race).

5. Off the track, what's your favorite car?
'69 Camero

6. What do you like to do when you aren't busy with the pit crew?
Spending time with my wife and two boys. Also anything outdoors....riding dirt bikes, fishing, kayaking, hiking in the mountains.

7. What's the best thing about being a Dad?
Watching my two sons develop personalities and seeing them learn new things everyday.

8. What's your guilty pleasure?
Red Wine, BBQ Ribs, and Peanut Butter Ice Cream.....not sure if you just wanted one, but its a 3 way tie!

9. Which race do you most look forward to and why?
Bristol Night Race, because I went to it many times growing up with my dad, and it brings back those memories.

10. We have to ask! What's your favorite (Cat) shoe & why?


Vinson Boots, because they are tough and comfortable.

Thanks for answering all of our questions, Luke! Want to know more about Luke? Check out his video here

And be sure to follow him on Twitter! www.twitter.com/LukeLambertCC

 

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Earthmovers: Alexi Panos & Tennille Amor

Alexi Panos and Tennille Amor are the co-founders of E.P.I.C. (Everyday People Initiating Change). With equally impressive backgrounds in the entertainment industry and budding artistic careers, they believe that you don't have to wait until you've reached extreme levels of wealth, celebrity or power to give back, but that you can start making a difference in the world right now.

Currently, their non-profit organization brings clean drinking water to villages in third-world countries and encourages people to realize their potential to initiate positive change each and every day. Alexi & Tennille believe that everyday people can move the earth.

Tag! You are it.

With each purchase from our casual collection, you will receive a FREE "What did you do today" dog tag and Cat Footwear will donate $5 to E.P.I.C. to help fund another well in Africa and bring clean drinking water to a community in need.*

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*Receive a free "what did you do today" dog tag with each purchase from the Casual gallery, while supplies last. In addition, for each pair of footwear purchased from the Casual gallery, Cat Footwear will donate $5 to E.P.I.C. (epicthemovement.org), to help fund another well in Africa and bring clean drinking water to a community in need. Offer valid from 9/15/13 through 11/1/13. Not valid on prior purchases or purchases at retail stores or other websites.

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10 Questions with Tyler Hilton

In case you haven't wandered over to our Earthmovers page or if you don't follow us on Facebook or Twitter, we are excited to have singer/songwriter/actor/man of many talents Tyler Hilton as one of our Cat Footwear #Earthmovers.

We were catching up with Tyler last week to play a little "get to know you" game... check out his responses to our questions!

1. What is an Earthmover to you?
An Earthmover is someone who changes the landscape they've been handed for the better.

2. We love the pioneering spirit you've shown in building your own music career and admire your decision to break out and start your own label! What inspired this decision? 
I couldn't continue on that path and still do what I was doing. Sometimes you need to create space to grow. It's been the best decision.

3. You've toured all over the world.  What's your favorite place and where do you still want to go?
France is always amazing, I love it there.  And I'd love to tour Asia. Haven't been there and have always wanted to!

4. In the hit TV series "One Tree Hill" you played "Chris Keller".  Are you anything like him in real life?
I'm actually not like him at all, but from afar - I think he's hilarious. I think that's what we have in common: our senses of humor. Mine secretly, but his very openly!

5. What was it like to play a huge icon like Elvis in the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk The Line?"
It was the ultimate love letter to Elvis from a huge fan. I have loved Elvis since I was a kid and even dressed up as him for Halloween a bunch of times.  It was so surreal to play him on screen.   It was such an honor!

6. What do you do when you aren't on tour or filming?
I'm usually looking for more ways to do both! Otherwise, I'm always trying to catch up on my favorite TV shows.  I love "Game Of Thrones" because it's amazing and I'm reading the books too.  I'm also into "Inside Amy Schumer"because it's perfect and funny, and I can watch it in the little moments I have free.  And "Walking Dead" is my guy show I watch with my buddies.

7. What's your guilty pleasure?
Ben and Jerry's anything.

8. Who was your first celebrity crush?
Olivia Newton John. Yep, I said it.

9. So far in your career you've made major moves in TV, Music and Film . Any career goals you have yet to accomplish that you want to explore in the future?
I've always wanted to do a record where I let my country roots fly their freak flag! Maybe I'll do that next. :)

10. We have to ask! What's your favorite shoe & why?
I'm obsessed with Cat's Morrison boot.  I love them because I'm a one shoe always kind of guy and I can dress them up or down, and wear them on stage every show and it just works.  I have a black pair worked in, and they're like butter!

Thanks, Tyler, for answering all of our questions!  And if you aren't already, be sure to keep up with Tyler on his Facebook and Twitter pages!

www.facebook.com/tylerhilton
www.twitter.com/tylerhilton

 

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What is an Earthmover?

Being an Earthmover means having the strength, passion, confidence and courage to affect the world around you.

Through machines and footwear, Caterpillar has been empowering the world to shape its future for over five generations. Yet, it is the spirit of those dedicated enough, confident enough, and bold enough who really take control and transform the status quo into the extraordinary. Those individuals are Earthmovers. The hard work, resolve, and passion that they exude reflects the character inherent in everything that bears the Caterpillar name.

This year, we are excited to embark on a campaign for Earthmovers. Follow us on Twitter @catfootwear, and on Facebook to meet our Earthmovers and hear their story.

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Earthmover Spotlight: Corey McGuire Post [Protosong]

We have recently been able to connect with a new Cat footwear fan and passionate individual, Corey McGuire.  Soccer player, musician, writer and entrepreneur and only a senior at Seattle Pacific University, Corey’s accomplishments don’t stop there. This past winter he started the music collaboration called Protosong Project. Protosong offers an exclusive playlist of unreleased songs from Pacific Northwest artists, and here’s the cool thing – you pay what you want for it. You heard me – whether it’s one dollar or twenty, all those songs are yours. At the end of the release, your giving provides clean water to people in developing nations while also supporting participating artists. Check out their website, get music and give back!

 

Corey is wearing the men's Poe.

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Blogger Event in NYC

Last Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012, we celebrated the launch of our Autumn/Winter 2012 collection at our midtown Manhattan showroom. Over 50 fashion bloggers were in attendance for the media-only preview event, which showcased styles from the Autumn Winter 2012 collection. The AW12 collection, currently avaiable on CatFootwear.com, focuses on quality, rugged leathers, old-fashioned craftsmanship and sophisticated details that defy their modest price tag.

Bloggers who attended Thursday’s media-only preview event were treated to cocktails sponsored by Iceberg Vodka, all-natural popcorn from Pipsnacks, dessert cups by Bee’s Knees Baking Co., and, of course, a complimentary pair of shoes of their choice.

Featured shoe styles from Cat Footwear’s AW12 collection for women included the Corrine ($230), a fresh take on the classic riding boot, the Marin ($210), an edgy, flat, “granny style” boot, and the Rita ($170), a comfortable-yet-stylish slouchy boot. Featured styles for men included the Isaac ($150), a lace-up boot that combines contemporary comfort with a vintage feel, the Dougald ($140), a rugged yet elegant two-toned oxford, and the Haverhill ($140), a leather boot which features this season’s most popular silhouette: the monk strap. 
Adding a bit of spunk to the showroom, our Cat Footwear x Shontelle boots were also on display during the event. Designed in collaboration with the Bajan singer-songwriter, the Shontelle collection showcases the songstress’s fearless, sexy style with bold colored leathers and funky heels.

Bloggers were also able to get an exclusive sneak peak of Cat Footwear’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection, a vibrant, fresh shoe collection that features luxuriously crafted leather oxfords in fresh pastel tones with bright, neon rubber soles.

A special thanks to all of the bloggers who attended the event!

 

Derek Warburton (www.dereklovesshopping.com)

 

Alex Crawford (TSBMen.com) and Sarah Stannard (StyleSarah.com)

 

Audrey Ong (AudreyAllure.blogspot.com)

 

 

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Earthmovers

Martine Rose

Martine Rose is in her fifth season of menswear fashion design with her eponymous label. Known as “one of the most exciting designers working in London right now,” she aims to bring originality to traditional menswear staples through new color and material choices. Her designs have been lauded by both press and industry alike. She currently resides in London, England.


Miya Ando

In her work as an artist, Miya creates quiet, abstract, meditative environments with metal. Her upbringing, as well as her Japanese and Russian ancestry deeply impacts every aspect of her work. She is at heart, a minimalist, creating 2D and 3D installations that put forth quiet and transcendental environments for introspection, reflection, and solace. She currently resides in New York, NY.


Sonja Wajih
Sonja Wajih's passion and skill for dance knows no boundaries. She has trained and appeared in numerous performances in the United States including Laza Morgan’s Step Up 3D music video, and an upcoming video for musical artist Fat Joe. Sonja has also taught dance abroad, teaching Hip-Hop, Latin and Modern dance styles to school children in Greece. She currently resides in Brooklyn. NY.


Shontelle
There is nothing ordinary about Shontelle. After signing with a record label, the 23 year old Bajan singer-songwriter is set to take the world by storm. Born on the island of Barbados, her prolific songwriting and singing talents drew her toward the stage where she began by carving out a reputation in the Caribbean music world.  Shontelle crafted songs for other top artists when she was discovered after writing the female power anthem “Roll.” Her albums “Shontelligence” and “No Gravity” both boast platinum singles and international hits including “T-Shirt,” “Impossible,” “Perfect Nightmare” and “Say Hello to Goodbye.”

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