Toes wiggle cheerily against the squishy polyurethane soles of Dansko footwear, which fills the shelves of Clogkingdom.com with comfortable Danish ingenuity. Inside the site’s brick-and-mortar storefront, The Clog Shop in Oceanside, New York, founder Jeffrey Levine leads patrons to fresh styles of the no-nonsense footwear he originally supplied to doctors and nurses in New York City hospitals. In-store and online, miniature feet march along in pairs of Dankso kids' clogs in a variety of sizes, colors, and materials, and pairs of Birkenstock sandals which showcase feet proudly in thong, clog, and Arizona-style straps. Alongside kicks from other designers such as Ecco, Earth, and Minnetonka, hiking shoes from Keen beg patrons to scale challenging mountain ranges and daunting out-of-order escalators with sturdy strips of leather and patches of mesh for ventilation.
Water laps at a freshly renovated wooden deck, drowned out by the chatter of diners seated beneath umbrellas. This oceanfront setting inspires the sea-blue tablecloths and nautical theme of the dining room at Michael's Porthole, as well as the eatery's menu of locally sourced seafood. Chefs crown their lobster paella with subaqueous morsels such as shrimp, clams, and mussels, but are sure to pick out any accidentally netted triathletes. Diners can cool their palates with frozen hurricane cocktails blended at one of two bars. At the bars and in the dining room, TVs broadcast NFL games, and live musicians play on the weekends.
Love My Shoes furnishes female feet of any age with an ever-changing array of casual, winter, and dressy footwear—including a bevy of well-known brands such as Chinese Laundry, Dollhouse, and Steve Madden. Although Love My Shoes stocks select luxury items, a multitude of products ring in under $30, such as a pair of elegant Soda high heels ($29.98) fit for a masquerade ball or surprise-filled masquerade wedding. Keep your leg stumps warm and dry on slush-laden winter streets with a pair of faux-suede wedge boots by City Snappers ($29.96), or impress house cats and guests with faux-fur-lined slipper flats by Go Max ($29.98). Love My Shoes also carries girls shoes for budding fashionistas. Along with properly padding your ped-paws, feel free to peruse Love My Shoes' wide selection of hand bags ($19.98–$49.98) and funktastic jewelry ($8.99–$24.99).
The Oceanside Wellness Center contours away inches and tightens skin during quick, noninvasive Lipo-Light sessions. During the 30-minute treatments, LED light slips past the skin's outer defenses, targeting the adipose tissue that lurks just beneath. Stimulated by the light energy, these cells give up their fatty contents, which then vacate the body during normal lymphatic cycles. Microcurrent facial treatments help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, leaving skin smoother and softer. Customers may notice visible firming and contouring with less puffiness. This warm and inviting center also offers additional therapeutic services.