Friday, May 22, 2015

Memorial weekend fun

Memorial day weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer and is the perfect time to be outside.   As you relax this Memorial day weekend, be sure to take advantage of the great weather. Do something outside to really appreciate the three-day weekend.

Our first suggestion is to either attend or host a barbecue. Nothing beats being outside with friends and family while eating some great food. Use this weekend to reconnect with anyone you haven't seen in a while. Set up a friendly tournament of bags (cornhole) and see who dominates the field.

This is for those lucky enough to have lake access, but take a ride out on a boat and enjoy the sun.  Not only is it a fun way to get some sun, you can get away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life.

Take a hike. No seriously, find a state park and explore your area to take in natural beauty.  Not only will you get exercise, you might find something unexpected in your area that you didn't know about before. Plus it doesn't require any equipment and is a great way to bond with the family.

No matter how you spend the weekend, just be sure to take time to understand Memorial day. It is important to remember the reason for the holiday, to think about the service men and women who gave their lives to protect this country and freedom. Rogan's Shoes supports our veterans and Memorial day.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Tips to keep your shoes fresh

Inevitably weather will happen and it will affect your shoes. It's either hot and your feet sweat or it's rainy and your feet get soaked. This makes for a case of stinky shoes.

This blog will hopefully help you out with the mishaps you encounter thanks to mother nature.

When it rains:

The first step is to take off your shoes

Next, take some of the old newspaper you have laying around in your house and stuff this down inside the shoe. This will help to soak up all the water. Leave them for at least a day, maybe longer depending on how soaked you got.

If you're worried about an odor in your shoes from being wet, place dry tea bags inside them. This will draw out the odor.

Other ways to take care of smelly shoes can be two fold. The first way is to take care of your feet and prevent the source of bacteria. Some ways of taking care of your feet include:

  • Put deodorant on your feet. This isn't the most conventional use but remember that your feet get sweaty too.
  • Use baby powder to help fight dampness in your foot.
  • Change your socks daily and make sure it is made of a natural material, such as cotton.
Some ways to fight the smell in your shoes includes:
  • Sprinkling baking soda to take care of the smell. You can do this every night after you take them off.
  • Replacing the insoles in your shoes with a deodorized sole will help.
  • Another weird but true way to get ride of smell is to put your shoe in a resealable bag and it in a freezer overnight.  This kills the bacteria in the shoe that causes the odor.
  • Don't be afraid to throw your shoes in the washer.  Just make sure you dry them out completely afterward.
  • Create a rotation of shoes.  Try not to wear the same pair of shoes in consecutive days.  This gives the shoes a chance to air out before the next time you wear them.
  • When you choose a new shoe, keep in mind what material it is made of. You want a shoe that allows your feet to breathe and avoid synthetic material.
Now you know how to fight foot odor and keep your shoes smelling pleasant.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Wedding Season picks

Wedding season is beginning and is the perfect time to get some new dancing shoes. It is always important to have comfortable shoes that look great too. These are our top four picks for wedding season.

Number one is the Hush Puppies Infrared Men's Lace Up. This shoe has the classic style of  an oxford but has the comfort and breathability to help you feel confident on the dance floor.
Hush Puppies Infrared Dress Shoes - Mens Black Leather
Number two is the Sebago Salem Dress shoe.  The full length leather footbed sits on top of a Vibram rubber Pluribal slip resistant sole to make sure you don't slip as you bust a move on the dance floor.

Sebago Salem Dress Shoes - Mens Black

Number three is the Bandolino Kierson Dress Party shoe.  Catch everyone's eye as you put on this sparkling shoe with a three inch heel.  It is open toed to show off your newly pedicured toes and has a cushioned insole to help you stay comfortable all night long.

Bandolino Kierson Dress Party Shoes - Womens Black

Number four is the Chinese Laundry Imagine sandal.  You no longer need to desperately seek the perfect sandal.  The Imagine sandal is designed for comfort and style.  Whether you want endless dancing or cocktail parties all night long, this lightly padded footbed allows you hours of cushioned comfort.

Chinese Laundry Imagine Dress Shoes - Womens Gold
To see more of our selection of dress shoes and sandals, check out Rogan's Shoes.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DIY Pedicure

Looking for ways to cut back on your spending so that you can afford more shoes? Have you considered doing at home pedicures? Sandal season IS coming very soon, and the key to making a great sandal look even better is putting pretty, pampered feet inside them. 

Use this blog as a resource for giving a DIY pedicure a try! 

Step One:

The first step is to soak your feet in warm water. That's what they do when you go get a pedicure, right? Get yourself a package of Epsom Salts and add that to the warm water. The Epsom salts will help exfoliate your feet while they soak in the water. Soak your feet for about 10 minutes.

Step Two:

The next thing you'll want to do is exfoliate your feet more to remove any remaining dry skin and calluses. Take one foot out of the water and pat it dry with a towel. You can then use a pumice stone to remove cracks and dry skin. There are also callus shavers available at many discount stores that work well if you have thick calluses. There are also foot scrubs that you can purchase that will help with exfoliation as well. Once you're done with one foot you can put it back in the water and enjoy some more soaking, or you can leave it out while you work on the next one. 

Step Three:

Next, you'll want to trim and file your nails to the desired length. By doing this after you've soaked your nails, you'll have given them time to soften so that it isn't quite as hard to clip and you'll have less nail breakage. Make sure when you're filing to only file in one direction to avoid nail splitting or damage. 

Step Four:

After you've trimmed your nails, you'll want to push back your cuticles with a cuticle pusher and nourish your feet with lotion. After the lotion soaks in you'll be ready to paint your toes!

Step Five:

Slip into some sandals and show off your pretty toes! Be sure to regularly moisturize your feet afterwards to get some longevity out of your pedicure!   

Monday, April 13, 2015

Kid's Soccer Cleat Contest Rules

Here are the official contest rules for the Kid's Soccer Cleats contest!

The contest can be found at: or on our Facebook page

Rogan’s Shoes Soccer Cleat 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 answer to the question 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 April 27, 2015, then another entrant will be randomly drawn to win.
  3. Entries will be accepted beginning at 2:00 p.m. CST on April 13, 2015 and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. CST on April 26, 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 answer to the quiz will be chosen at random as the winner on April 27, 2015 and will be notified via an email from
  7. The winner will receive an online coupon that can be used toward the purchase of any pair of kids (boy’s or girl’s) soccer cleats from the website. Kids soccer cleats only go up to a size 6.
  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 Your full last 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.
  11. Purchase of kid’s soccer cleats are not eligible for free shipping unless your total is $50 after the prize discount has been added.
  12. Soccer cleats must be purchased with code by May 31st 2015

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

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Trend Alert: Men's Spring 2015

Spring is officially here, even though it may not feel like it.  Midwestern springs can change 24 hours and warm weather will be back.  We prepared a trend guide to help you navigate the balance between style and comfort.

For work
Our first pick is the Bedstu 48150 casual boot is great for any occasion.  It can dress up an outfit. 
Bedstu 48150 Casual Boots - Mens Black
Our next pick is the Caterpillar Footwear Dougald Lace Up casual shoe.  This classic look is an essential for any man's shoe arsenal.  
Caterpillar Footwear Dougald Lace Up Casual Shoes - Mens Oxblood

For the gym
Once the weather warms up, you might want to go out for a run and hit the streets. The Reebok Z TR Training shoes is great because of its breathable mesh upper and rubber outsole with Metasplit Flex Grooves for natural motion.
Reebok Reebok Z TR Training Shoes - Mens Red
Another running shoe to help either keep you on track or start being active again is the Under Armour Assert IV running shoe.  With a full-length 4D Foam sock liner, feel the shoe conform to your foot's shape and reduce slippage.
Under Armour Assert IV Running Shoes - Mens Black White

For nice weather
Our last pick is for when the weather is perfect and you want to relax. The Sanuk Slacker 2 sandal is great for going to the park for picnic and brings a relaxed casual feel. 
Sanuk Slacker 2 Flip Flops - Mens Black
Check out our newest arrivals to find what style fits you.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Trend Alert: Kids Spring 2015

Now that we have the womens trend report taken care of, we need to address the trends for kids too!

For when they want to run around
Adidas Adifaito Running - Girls Pink Aqua  Saucony Progrid Guide 7 Running - Boys Blue Pink Purple

Nothing says spring fever like kids anxious for getting outside and running around. Try the Adidas Adifaito (left) for girls and the Saucony Progrid Guide 7 (right) for boys. The bright colors will get them excited to run around and show them off!

For casual days at school
Skechers Prima Life Style Shoes - Girls Black Pink  Sperry Bluefish Youth Lace Up Dress Shoes - Boys Linen Oat
While the kids are at school all day you want to make sure they stay comfortable. The Skechers Prima Life Style (left) for girls and the Sperry Bluefish Youth Lace Up (right) for boys are perfect for spring and will keep your kids comfortable all day.

For nice weather
Mia Milan Dress Sandals - Girls PurpleTeva Toachi 2 Outdoor Sandals - Boys Brown
As soon as the weather warms up kids will want to let their toes feel the sun again after a long winter. Try the Mia Milan Sandals (left) for girls or the Teva Toachi 2 Sandals (right) for boys.

For dressing up
Jessica Simpson Gulianna Dress Casual - Girls PewterDeer Stags Wings Slip On Dress Shoes - Boys Black

The Jessica Simpson Gulianna (left) for girls or the Deer Stags Wings (right) for boys make great choices for special occasions where the kids need to dress up. Their slip on style makes getting out the door a little bit easier.

Check back next week as we report on the spring 2015 trends for men's shoes!