The History of Independence Day
On July 4, 1776, the thirteen colonies claimed their independence from England, an event which eventually led to the formation of the United States. Each year on July 4th, also known as Independence Day, Americans celebrate this historic event. One year later, on July 4, 1777, Philadelphia marked Independence Day by adjourning Congress and celebrating with bonfires, bells and fireworks.
The custom eventually spread to other towns, both large and small, where the day was marked with processions, oratory, picnics, contests, games, military displays and fireworks. Observations throughout the nation became even more common at the end of the War of 1812 with Great Britain. Congress established Independence Day as a holiday in 1870, and in 1938 Congress reaffirmed it as a paid holiday for federal employees. Today July 4th is a time for family & friends, a day off, parades, cookouts and firework displays.
July 4th Sale and Clearance
July 4th also signals the beginning of Summer, just two weeks after. Summer is the time of the year that we focus on relaxing, staying cool, and being lazy in the sun. Comfortable and fashionable footwear is essential to compliment our Summer celebrations, our hiking and biking, our beachside lounging, our outdoor concerts or plays in the parks, dancing under the stars, bonfires and picnics. At Soft Shoe, we offer a wide variety of Summer sandals, shoes and flipflops for men, women and kids including such brands as Chaco, Birkenstock, Merrell, Earth, Think!, Jack Rogers, Sanuk, Vionic, Keen, OluKa & Dansko, as well as vacation apparel including Simply Southern, Patagonia, and Southern Marsh.
To celebrate Independence Day with Central KY, Soft Shoe will be having a July 4th Sale and Clearance of great Summer styles starting July 1st and running through the month. We’ll have a variety of brands & styles on sale or on clearance, great prices for quality brands! (Visit store for details, while supplies last.) See a peek of our Summer inventory below:
Our staff has a reputation for their exceptional customer service by providing every one of our customers the time and individualized attention they need to find the perfect shoe, insole, compression socks or apparel. Our staff is trained continually on our brands, so they can provide knowledgeable answers to your questions, help you understand the differences in the brands we carry, and help choose the perfect shoe for your needs with our FREE foot scans.
Visit our store at 805 Eastern Bypass #8, Richmond, KY 40475, during business hours:
- Mon–Fri: 10:00am – 8:00pm
- Sat: 9:00am – 8:00pm
- Sun: 1:30pm – 6:00pm