“Cinco de Mayo makes me long for a world in which all holidays are conveniently named after the dates on which they fall”

No matter how you look at it, we Americans love celebrating the victories of other countries. Whether it is St. Patrick’s day, or Cinco De Mayo, we do not discriminate. Now you could get into the significance of this historic day and say things like…Cinco de Mayo  is celebrated to honor Mexico’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War between 1861-1867, but I think you will lose most people after the first three words.

Cinco de Mayo holiday in Mexico is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (The Day of the Battle of Puebla), but here in the US, that is day we Americans consume 81 million Avocado’s and drink several million gallons of Margarita’s. With summer temperatures starting to take hold in most of the country, there are several outdoor parades and activities organized in several cities.

People have this misconception that Cinco de Mayo is a celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day, but infact, Mexicans celebrate their day of independence on September 16. Here is one mis-informed person taking the significance of the day to a whole new level.

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So how ever you may decide to celebrate to celebrate this historic and culturally important day, remember the sacrifices of the soldiers when you raise your glass to salude!



In case you have been living under a rock, this is this company called Apple that released a new phone of some kind this week. Lets just call is Iphone 6 for simplicity because we have heard about this from half a dozen of our friends. We think people are giving the phone a thumbs up after taking a break from texting, because Apple sold more than 10 million of those in one weekend. However, just this weekend, once the phones got into people’s hand..or rather their pockets..rumors started circulating that the Iphone 6 can bend! What! That is crazy!

At Fit In Clouds, where fold and bend is the name of the game, we thought it was pretty cool! After all, all our shoes bend, and that is how they fold, and that is how they fit into a small bag for you to carry in your purse!


The twitter world jumped with hashtags like #BendGate and #BendItLikeApple. Pretty cool, huh?

Fringed dresses never seem to go out of style! Flow-y, sexy and very summery – they are stylish for a night out or professional for a casual work environment. If fringed shoes are your style, you have a whole collection to look at on this pinterest board

Shannon over at Upbeat soles recently featured her fancy fringed dress. Heels, an essential part of this attire accentuate the whole outfit, but can be painful after a while – as we all well know! Shannon packed a pair of the snakeskin foldable flats from Fit in Clouds in her purse – ready to change into them when the time comes!

“They come in a small compact bag, perfect to hide in your purse until the end of the night when your feet have had enough! Let me tell you, these were life savers during my New Orleans vacation! Also at a price of $20-30 a pair, you can’t beat it!” – Shannon (Upbeat soles)  

Fancy Fringed dress & foldable flats

Smart thinking by Shannon – great way to look fashionable and comfortable! The snakeskin look on these flats matches the fringed appearance. With a stitched split sole, no one would know these are folding flats that came out of your hand bag.

The snakeskin flats tried out by Shannon has had some great reviews from buyers on Overstock as well.

Drum-roll please! It has happened again!This time it is the silver snakeskin flats from Fit In Clouds that have made it to the #1 top seller in flats on Overstock.com. This is no small feat, considering there are over 3,000 pairs in that flats category. A while back, the satin foldable flats from Fit In Clouds were top seller and we are glad to back in that spot again!

Snakeskin flats top seller on Overstock

Funny story on the snakeskin flats. When our first batch of the snakeskin flats came in from overseas, we got a call from the US Customs asking us a license number for the import of the restricted animal material. Scratching our head over this, we explained they must have gotten us confused with someone else. After a little bit of back and forth, it became clear that the US Customs had mistaken the item description to be real snakeskin! Still not convinced that the material was a snakeskin embossed PU material, the US customs sent the items to a lab for inspection. Maybe they looked so much like real snakeskin, the did not believe the accompanying documentation. Well, once they all the clear sign, we received our first batch just about 5 weeks behind schedule.

Now that they are US customs approved and available in stock – there are plenty of ways to style your snakeskin flats. Take a look at Annebeth, The Styling Dutchman and how she styled them for everyday wear. We also love the Areta styled her gingham shirt and white snakeskin flats. Keeping is simple and stylish! Just how we like it.

Nothing says “Happy Independence Day” like getting patriotic and wearing the colors of our great nation. We know this can get tacky, fast. Here are some tips on how to rock the red white and blue while looking all kinds of cute!4th of July Style 

A striped tee is a classic, casual piece that transitions easily into any season. Make sure to wear a white one with thin blue stripes to keep the whole “American flag look” a little more demure. Bold shorts are totally in for the summer! Pair your striped tee with a pair of red ones for a fun, patriotic look. If you’re feeling a little bold, add a blue and red scarf in an unexpected pattern. Who knew stripes and polka dots looked so cute together? (Fashion tip: mixing prints is totally allowed as long as they’re in the same color scheme!)
If you’re going for a girlier look, pair a plain navy blue dress in a flirty silhouette with some sassy red sequined flats. Top everything off with some classic red rail polish, throw some sunscreen in your blue and white striped tote and you’re all set for a day of fun in the sun!
Happy Independence day!

Great blog post on Fit In Clouds foldup shoes today from A Daily Dose of Toni! See for yourself!

Put an end to ending the evening barefoot!




Dealing with high heel pain? Great post from 000-lala on our

foldable flats! Take a look for your self!

Portable Ballet Flats: Fit In Clouds.

You know..what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, but we felt this is one news that needs to travel outside of Vegas! Hyde Lounge in Bellagio is the latest hotspot in Vegas, and had a grand opening Dec 31st 2011. The launch included celebs like Sofia Vergara and Lauren Conrad. With the late night partying, celebs, and champagne, you know what else needed to be there!

That is right, Fit In Clouds are now available at the Hyde Lounge gift shop. Complete with custom box, packaging, these little folding shoes will let you party all night, hang out with the celebs, and still leave the lounge in style. What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…but your shoes might have a different story to tell.

It began one day in August when Fit in Clouds folding shoes got an email from Groupon co-founder Raj. What initially seemed too good to be true turned out to be real! Groupon was in the process of launching a new nationwide platform and was considering our product to be a part of this exciting launch. Raj had seen a similar product in UK do exceptionally well with Groupon and he was confident it would be a new and interesting product for the US market as well. Without giving too many details about this new and secretive launch, Raj explained the purpose of this platform and then handed the discussion over to Aaron, the national sales director for Groupon. After a round of negotiations and agreements, a feature date and offer was set. The offer enabled customers the purchase any two pairs of Fit In Clouds folding shoes for $25, including shipping!! What an amazing offer!

What is Groupon Goods, and what does it offer? According to Groupon:

“Groupon Goods features really good deals on great products. To get airspace on Groupon Goods, a product has to be cool enough to share and innovative enough to inspire. It also must be made of reliably bonded molecules and stardust.

Honestly, if we think a product is remarkable and we can offer a good deal on it, we’ll do so”

Fit In Clouds was featured on Groupon Goods on Oct5th. It was a nationwide feature, meaning millions of people receiving this exclusive offer in their inbox. Even with the additional work we did with our hosting service to prepare for the launch, our website quickly became overloaded with heavy customer traffic, and for the first time we experienced the “good problem to have” for a website – one hour intermittent downtime during that morning due to heavy traffic. There were more than half a million hits to our site within an hour and by late afternoon it reached well over a million! To help stabilize the website, we worked with GoDaddy to add extra capacity in the afternoon hours. More interestingly, our limit of  2,000 vouchers was reached by 9pm ET, almost 9 hours from when the first email started reaching customer mailboxes! And it didn’t stop there…even with the offer getting sold out that night, we continued getting overwhelming traffic to our website during the next two days!

Needless to say, we are extremely impressed by the power of Groupon, as well as by the professionalism displayed by Raj, Aaron, Patrick and their team. One thing is certain – this team knew the potential of their vision and they were are on to an amazing something! In understanding the shifts occurring in the advertising marketplace, Groupon is always cited as a prime reason and now our company personally knows why! There is no other medium we could have used to reach this broad an audience with no upfront fees, completely risk free.

We welcome our new customers and are working endlessly to make sure your orders are shipped out on time and accurately. Items currently out of stock are in the process of being re-stocked. A big thank you to Groupon and to Raj, Aaron and Patrick from Fit In Clouds and best wishes to Groupon Goods. Your best days are yet to come!

Have you been to a formal event and noticed all the women in their heels? How about a horse racing event? Ever wonder how the women would manage in their heels after a few hours? The hats might be part of the attire, and might even be useful, but high heels…what practical purpose could that serve?

Well, the organizers of Dubai World Cup realized this and got Fit In Clouds portable shoes for their celebrity guests! The Dubai World cup was held on March 26th in Dubai, and Fit In Clouds was part of the event! We worked with the event sponsors to provide foldable shoes, customized with event logo’s, to be given to guests for use during and after the event. And this is not just any race! The race is sponsored by Emirates Airlines and is worth US$ 6 Million, making it the richest horse race in the world.

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