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Paraskevidekatriaphobics Need to Cover Their Tracks

by Anne Middleton, on February 13th, 2015

Paraskevidekatriaphobics need to cover their tracks on Friday the 13th.  2015 has three dreaded days this year—in February, March and November.  Superstitions galore shroud Friday the 13th as an inauspicious (and, if you watched enough bad horror movies, abysmal, life-threatening day).  Fear of Friday the 13th is the most widespread superstition in the US.  So what’s a busy, rational mom to do about this pesky old-wives-tale?  Prep for it.  Go shoe shopping.  Don a pair of lucky shoes to combat the bad mojo circulating.

Besides being super comfortable and cute, the Shell Embellished Wedges from Boston Proper also feature tiny cowrie shells on them.  Those cowrie shells are a potent luck charm.  Cowrie shells, said to be the “mouths of the gods” are a staple of amulets across the globe.  Enjoy 10% off when you sign up for their emails—and we promise, no chain letters.

Friggatriskaidekaphobics may get antsy about wearing red shoes on Friday the 13th, but the hue red is a powerful protective signal across many cultures. Nike Free 5.0 iD in a vibrant scarlet will help you outrun any supernatural entity of brazen serial killer.  Get free 2-day shipping on all orders of $75 or more from Nike. 

Don’t need to outpace a serial killer but want to skulk by unnoticed?  Gray shoes to match your gray outfit will envelope you in a dense fog of mystery.  UGG’s Darling Seaweed Perf Boot in Charcoal is perfect to trek around town in.  Get free two-day shipping on your order today using our promo codes.

If you adore black cats and relish hiding out in bathrooms and chanting “Bloody Mary” in your spare time, then check out Converse’s fully customizable shoes.  One of Converse’s offerings is a goth-inspired skull print, or go for their Skull Paisley print.  $5.95 flat rate shipping will get those shoes to you just in time for March’s Friday the 13th, and the Ides of March. 

Make like a banshee over to our shoe vendors and scare up a deal using our promo codes.  Though it’s supposedly an unlucky day, you can celebrate some great fortune with those savings you’re getting.  Just don’t break a mirror, spill salt or walk under a ladder while you’re ordering online and you should be fine.