Friday, February 27, 2015

Win a $75 online coupon

Can you guess how shoes are in the photo of our shoe pile? If so, enter our contest and guess correctly to win a $75 online coupon. To enter here is the official contest link.  Below are the official contest rules:

By entering this contest you agree to the following Contest Rules: 
  1. To enter you need to select one of the choices for the number of shoes in the shoe pile and provide your first and last name and email address on the contest entry portion of the Facebook page of Rogan’s Shoes.
  2.  The winner must not have previously won a Rogan’s Shoes contest within the last six months. If a selected entrant has won another Rogan’s Shoes contest within six months prior to February 27, 2015, then another entrant will be randomly drawn to win.
  3. Entries will be accepted beginning at 2:00 p.m. CST on February 27, 2015 and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. CST on March 12, 2015.
  4. Only one entry is allowed per email address and multiple entries that use the same email address will not be accepted. 
  5. No purchase is required to enter the contest. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning.
  6. One of the entrants who selected the correct choice for the number of shoes in the shoe pile will be chosen at random as the winner on March 13, 2015 and will be notified via an email from socialmedia@rogansshoes.com
  7. The winner will receive a $75 online coupon that can be used toward the purchase of shoes or any other purchase on the www.rogansshoes.com website.
  8. By entering this contest, you agree that your first name and the first letter of your last name may be posted on any social media site run by RogansShoes.com. Your full name will not be posted.
  9. To enter you must be at least 13 years old and reside in the United States.
  10. Employees of Rogan Shoes, Incorporated and their families are not eligible to enter this contest.


You understand and agree that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Good luck everyone! 

Friday, February 20, 2015

How To: Buy Shoes When You Have Arthritis



People who suffer with frequent arthritis symptoms, don’t lose hope. An answer to some of your problems could be all in the shoe. This blog is intended to help you buy shoes and make sure your shoes fit you properly.

To start, a few recommendations. Try to look for Asics or Avia running shoes, Dansko, Clarks boots, Reebok classics, as these are commonly recommended brands and styles. Make an investment in your shoes. They might be expensive initially, but they will pay for themselves in the long run, and your feet will definitely thank you.

When shopping for a boot, whether it be a snow boot, rain boot, or dress boot, ideally, you want a flat boot with a rubber outer sole. If a heel is desired, try to find as low of a heel as possible, and have it be more of a block or box shape as opposed to a skinny heel. If the heel is a little bit of a taller one, try and get a wedge. These options create the least amount of stress and pressure on the ball of your foot and help to distribute your weight more evenly. You will want to make sure that whatever boot you choose, it provides good arch support. If they don’t, consider purchasing an over the counter insole that will enhance your arch for maximum foot support. A good brand of boot to shop for, as mentioned above is Clarks.

When shopping for an athletic shoe, consider a running shoe. These shoes are light weight in nature, and will make your feet much lighter to carry. Because of the nature of what the shoes are intended for, running, they will offer you good support, even if you’re not an avid runner. This style of shoe comes in a wide variety of colors from your basic black or white to a rainbow of neon colors.

When shopping for a casual shoe, you will want to make sure that the shoe provides good arch support. A good brand to try is Dankso. Additionally, you could consider getting a shoe that has a rubber outer sole to prevent slipping and falling. The lighter in weight the shoe is, the less your foot weight, and the less effort it will take to lift your foot. However, don’t substitute support and quality for a light weight.

When shopping for a high heel, keep the heel as small as possible. The higher the height of the heel, the more stress on the balls of your feet, and the more damage it could potentially do to your feet. Something else to keep in mind is the width of the heel. The wider the actual heel is, the better; this will provide support in each step and reduce your risk of rolling your ankle.  

When trying on your shoes, be sure that the shoe, boot or heel has a roomy toe box. You should have room to move around, but not so much room that you’ll create bunions. The shoes should also have solid arch support. Arch support helps to even the pressure throughout the entire foot. Additionally, you’ll want to be sure that your shoes have good cushioning, especially though the ball of the foot, as this is where the majority of pressure, especially in arthritic feet exists. If you already have custom orthotics for your shoes, make sure you take them to the store with you when you’re trying on your shoes. If the shoe doesn’t fit with them in it, don’t think that it will always stretch out or you can live with a little tighter shoe; don’t buy that shoe. Keep looking.  The right shoe for you does exist, it will just take a little searching sometimes. Consider going to a store that exclusively sells shoes, like we do.

Typical problems with arthritic feet include little to no arch, walking on the insides of your feet instead of rolling all the way through in a normal stride pattern, and extra pressure on the ball of the foot. Lack of arch in the foot is probably the easiest of these problems to correct. When you purchase your shoes, also purchase over the counter arch supports. These tend to fall apart a little bit quicker, but are cheaper up front. Another option is to see a podiatrist and have a set of custom orthotics created for you. They’re a little more expensive of an upfront investment, but will most likely be more cost effective in the long run. When in doubt, consult a podiatrist to ask for a recommendation. Walking on the insides of your feet and pressure points on the ball of the foot can create large, painful calluses, which can eventually cause misalignment of the pelvic bone, spine and shoulders if left untreated.

The most important thing to remember is that no two feet are the same, just the same way no two cases of arthritis are the same. What might work for you, might not work for someone else. Try a few different options of shoes on before you make your purchase, take your time in selection, and pay special attention to how your feet feel in the shoes. Chances are if you don’t feel good in them when you try them on, the feeling won’t improve as time progresses, and will only get worse. As always, with any questions or concerns, consult a physician, whether it be your rheumatologist or a podiatrist.

Be sure to check our entire online selection of shoes of all variety at our website, and happy shopping!

Disclaimer: The authors of this blog posting are not doctors or medical professionals. Information in this post is from research and personal knowledge.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Site Wide Sale and a Special Surprise Inside!



We've got a simple math equation for you to solve:

$5 off an online order of $50 or more + 20% off shoes site wide + free shipping on orders of $50 or more = ?????

The answer? A great deal and new shoes on your feet! 

Now through February 23, 2015 you can rack up the savings and take advantage of all three of these great sales and get a new pair of shoes (or 2 or 3...) on your feet.

Head to our website right away to start shopping for your sole mate. 

Friday, February 6, 2015

The four shoes for your valentine

Valentine's day is quickly approaching and will be here before you know it. Skip the flowers and chocolate this year and give your valentine something new.  We selected four shoes that are sure to wow that special someone in your life.

Our first pick is the Bella Vita Kyndall Casual boot. The Bella Vita is versatile enough for almost every social occasion and looks great to boot. (See what we did there?) These boots also are so comfortable that she'll be wearing them all day.

Bella Vita Kyndall Casual Boots - Womens Tan

For the active woman, the Puma GeoTech Aya running shoe is perfect. The GeoTech Aya is flexible, lightweight and stable.  The EverTrack rubber outsole and flex grooves ensures for a comfortable run.
Puma GeoTech Aya Running Shoes - Womens Purple
If you're thinking spring already, the Naturalizer Vartan Strappy sandal can be a great present.  With a leather upper and padded heel sling, this sandal was made for comfort.
Naturalizer Vartan Sandals - Womens Blue
Our final pick is the Bella Vita Paxton II dress shoe.  This is the shoe made for going out to dinner for a more polished look or for work.  This is a rare shoe that doesn't sacrifice fashion for comfort. The metal tip gives this shoe a little extra flair.
Bella Vita Paxton II Dress Shoes - Womens Black

What do you think of these picks? Was there a shoe we left out? Let us know in the comments below. Check out our online selection here, to find more ideas to give your valentine.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Athletic shoe fitting guide

It's that time of year when people decide to make the great choice to become more fit and active.  To help those who are trying to improve their lifestyle, we think having the right athletic shoe can be a difference maker in sticking to your goals. We gathered some of our best tips to make sure you choose the right shoe.
Skechers Flex Appeal First Glance Running Shoes - Womens Periwinkle
Our first tip about athletic shoes is that you get what you pay for.  We're not saying buy the most expensive or latest and greatest shoe if you are just starting out.  There is a difference between at $30-shoe and a $75-shoe.  For running shoes you want something that is made out of quality material.

Tip number two, know when to get a new pair of shoes when necessary.  Most running shoes need to be replaced after 400 miles of use. Other ways to tell if you need new shoes is if the traction wears off, the sole is worn out as well or the shoe becomes uncomfortable in general.
Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 Running Shoes - Womens Green White Yellow
Tip number three, shop at the end of the day is possible.  This will help make sure that the shoes will fit your feet when they are swollen from walking around.

Tip number four, do not assume you know your size shoe.  Each company does vary, a size 8 from Nike may not be the same as an 8 from Asics. You can have someone measure your foot to make sure that you find the right size right away.
Puma Voltaic 5 Hyper Running Shoes - Womens Turbulence Tradewinds Silver
Tip number five, do not buy a shoe exclusively from looks.  It may not have the support you need or be comfortable for long amounts of time.

Tip number six, make sure the shoe isn't too small or tight.  This may sound obvious but some shoes can't be broken in and this can lead to blisters and general discomfort.

What other tips do you have for finding the ideal athletic shoe? Share your thoughts below.

We hope these tips help find the most comfortable shoe for you. Come into our stores or check out our selection online for all of our athletic shoes.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Men's shoe picks for January

As this winter continues, it's always important to make sure your shoes are looking great.  This week, we have picked shoes that will make any man's out fit look better.

Caterpillar Footwear Duncan Casual Boots - Mens Dark Beige
Our first pick, above, is the Caterpillar Footwear Duncan Casual boot. Not only does this shoe possess classic fashion, it also has the function of a high quality boot.  It is long lasting, durable and has a full grain leather upper.

It also has:

  • Pull up leather upper
  • Nylon mesh lining
  • Removable EVA sock liner
  • T1028 rubber outsole
For those who are trying to become more active, the Reebok Trailgrip Rs 3.0 Trail running shoe is a great starting point. This is a shoe that will catch anyone's eye and provides a cushioned foot and midsole to make sure you stay comfortable during a run or hike.
Reebok Trailgrip Rs 3 Trail Running Shoes - Mens Grey

Our last pick, the Vans Old Skool Mte Skate shoe, rides the line between style and comfort.  With a weatherproofed upper, fleece lining and functional outsole, your feet will stay warm from harsh winter conditions.
Vans Old Skool Mte Skate Shoes - Mens Burgundy Tobacco White
What do you think of these shoes? Which one would you choose? Check out our selection of other men's shoes here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter boot picks for the whole family

Fight the freezing winter by buying a pair of boots that will keep you and the whole family warm. To go along with our sale of 20% off all winter boots, we want to offer some of our recommendations.

Our first pick is the Bearpaw Cheri Comfort boot. With a cushioned footbed and faux fur lining, it is the perfect boot to keep feet warm and comfortable.  The glitter upper is an eye catcher and will look adorable.
Bearpaw Cheri Comfort Boots - Girls Pink
The Skechers Grand Jams - Unlimited women's winter boot is perfect for a night on the town or on the trails.
Skechers Grand Jams - Unlimited Winter Boots - Womens Brown
For boys, the Crocs Gust boot is great for playing outside.  With a rubber outsole pod, traction and durability won't be a problem.
Crocs Crocband Gust Boot Winter Boots - Boys Black White


Our last pick is the Dr. Martens R15461 Casual boot for men.  This boot is great because it can weather the elements and still look good.
Dr. Martens R15461 Casual Boots - Mens Tan
Which boot is your favorite? Are we missing a boot that is too good to ignore? Let us know in the comments below. Check out our selection of boots online at Rogan's Shoes.