Friday, September 19, 2014

How To: Shop for Hiking Boots



Fall is upon us and that means that the flip flops get put away for outdoor activities, and the hiking boots are dusted off. Are your boots worn out, no longer a proper fit or you simply desire a new pair? Read this guide before you go shopping.

Step One:

The first thing you need to do is think about the type of hiking you will be doing, and how much hiking you will do each time you go. Are you going on several multi-day trips that will cover a large amount of miles? Are you going to be carrying a heavy load? This will be important information when determining the type of shoe you will need for the maximum protection, comfort and support. As you shop, more decisions will need to be made in terms of cut and materials.



Step Two:

Choose what type of hiking shoe you will want. There are three options: light hiking shoes, hiking boots and backpacking boots. Each type works for a different kind of hiking. Use the chart below to help make your decision on which type will work best for you.

Type of Shoe
Light Hiking Shoes
Hiking Boots
Backpacking Boots
Flexible midsole
Relatively flexible
Not flexible
Low cut
Mid or high cut
High cut
Good for day hikes and long distances because of weight
Good for day hikes or low mileage weekend trips
Good for carrying heavier loads on multi-day trips and allows for maximum off trail traveling support

Type of Cut
Low
Mid
High
Less ankle roll resistance
Improved ankle support
Height is best
for ankle support
Dirt and debris easily inside
Keeps dirt and debris out
Keeps dirt
and debris out
Best for well-maintained trails
http://www.rogansshoes.com/63922/782062/Boots/Chaco-Grayson-Hiking-Shoes.html#.VBxiAhb2amx
Good for shorter trips with medium sized loads.
 http://www.rogansshoes.com/63922/782073/Boots/Hi-Tec-Bandera-Mid-Wp-Hiking-Shoes.html#.VBxi1xb2amx
Best for off trail
hiking/rock climbing
or heavier loads
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Step Three:

After you have chosen the right type of shoe, it is important to choose the correct materials. Options include a waterproof lining inside and 4 different materials for the upper portion of the boot to be made out of: full-grain leather, split-grain leather, Nubuck leather or a synthetic material. While the full-grain leather is more durable and scuff resistant, it is not as breathable. If you’re looking for a breathable leather, you might want to try split-grain leather, which is a little less resistant to water and scuffs due to its breathable nature. The Nubuck leather option has a suede-like finish and is durable and water resistant and keeps the shoe flexible. The synthetic option is a lighter material and easier to break in, but may show signs of wear sooner. All options have pros and cons so it is a matter of personal preference.

Step four:

The last step is to ensure you have the proper fit in terms of length, width and volume. Your toes should have enough room to wiggle around with enough space between the foot and top of the shoe as to not injure yourself during your hike. Your foot shouldn’t slide around, but it shouldn’t be too tight through the narrow part either.

Finally, just a few tips for shopping for the boots. Your actual shopping and selection will take some time; it is not something that can be done in 10 minutes. When you go to the store, bring your favorite hiking socks and any shoe inserts you would normally wear such as arch supports or orthotics. If you’re shopping online for the shoes, try a brand you’ve previously purchased. If necessary, purchase a couple options and return the ones that don’t fit properly. Comfort, in a hiking boot, is key.

For more options on hiking boots, be sure to check out our selection of hiking boots for the whole family!!

So, now that you know how to pick out your hiking boots, where will you take them?



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Friday, September 12, 2014

New Arrival Alert! Madden Girl Unify Pump Dress Shoes

The Madden Girl Unify Pump dress shoe is one of the best buys of the season. It has the classic style you want in a pump to give you a stylish look, it comes in 4 different colors and is inexpensive on top of that.

The Unify Pump can be paired with almost any outfit and make your individual style pop! Pair it with jeans to give you a classy casual look or for more formal setting with a pants suit.

Great classic pump with a mid heel height for comfort and style.

The Madden Girl Unify has a mid heel height for comfort and style. The versatility of this shoe is one of the best things about it. If you wear it for work, going out for a night or just with jeans. The best shoes are the one that can be worn with almost anything.

This is what you need to know about the Madden Girl Unify Pump:

  • Smooth man made upper
  • Leather Lining
  • Cushioned insole
  • Man made sole
  • 2 3/4 inch heel
  • Closed round toe
  • comes in multiple colors
What do you like best about the Madden Girl Unify Pump? Don't forget to check our online store for more selection. 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Skechers GOwalk Shoes

Prepare yourself for the ultimate comfort experience when you try the Skechers GOwalk shoes. The GOwalk shoe has a few variations but all three variations put comfort first.

The GOwalk Autumn Life style shoe is perfect as fall is starting to arrive. With a suede upper, this athletic slip-on is perfect for everyday casual living. The fabric lining on the inside is soft and allows you to wear these without socks. The OrthoLite anti-microbial sockliner is there to help fight foot odor and prevent slipping.

Keep the pep in your step with the Skechers GOwalk Autumn shoe.

The GOwalk Interval has the comfort and support that will having you wearing these everywhere.  The Resalyte midsole makes this shoe lightweight and comfortable.  The Interval also offers:

Get fit with the Skechers GOwalk - Interval walking shoe.
  • Soft heathered fleece-look lightweight fabric upper
  • Strech center top panel
  • Pull on heel loop design
  • Soft smooth fabric shoe lining
  • 360 degree responsive flexibility
  • Roomier forefoot
  • Resalyte Midsole









The GOwalk Walking shoe is what you need in an active walking shoe. The GOwalk Walking shoe has the same benefits of the other two GOwalk shoes but this one has a different but sleek look to it.

Get active with the Skechers GOWalk walking shoe.

What's your take on the Skechers GOwalk shoes? Do you love them or hate them? Let us know in the comments below. Also checkout Rogan's Shoes for our collection of other top brands.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

New Women's Asics Volleyball shoes

Are you a fan of Volleyball? Are you on a team for fun or for school? Are you looking to up grade your old volleyball shoes that have seen better days? Well you are in luck because we have a new Asics Volleyball shoe that just hit our stores!

Try out our new Women's Asics Gel Flashpoint 2 Volleyball shoes! Make the most out of the game while where this funky colored and very comfortable volleyball shoes!  Lace closures help secure a great fit while the breathability of the shoes is thanks to the nylon mesh and synthetic upper. With the Forefoot and Rearfoot GEL Cushioning Systems, this volleyball shoe guarantees comfort all-day long.



The Asics Gel Flashpoint 2 offers:
* Nylon mesh and synthetic upper
* Lace closures
* Rearfoot and Forefoot GEL Cushioning Systems
* NC rubber outsole for superb traction

* Solyte midsole material for support and stability

Which Volleyball color do you see yourself wearing? Are you a fan of the black and pink or the teal and pink?

Comment below on the color you love!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reebok Z Goddess Running Shoe

The Reebok Z Goddess Running shoe can make you feel like a goddess. With a purple and turquoise outside, this shoe will make you stand out! The Z-rated midsole geometry gives the Z Goddess improved support while you are out on a run.

Reebok Z Goddess running shoe will help you look sharp and get fit.

The Reebok Z Goddess has:

  • Lightweight upper with NanoWeb support and neoprene collar for comfort
  • Injection molded EVA midsole for cshioning
  • Z-rated midsole geometry for improved handling and traction
  • Underfoot grooves in midsole
  • CRTek rubber outsole for durability
What do you think of the Reebok Z Goddess? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. You can check out our selection of other running shoes at Rogansshoes.com

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Brand new Saucony Peregrine 4 Running Shoes

The Saucony Peregrine 4 is the running shoe that will make you stand out!  The vibrant color of the Saucony Peregrine will catch the eye of everyone as you run past. You can wear this shoe to the gym or just for casual everyday use. This is the running shoe that can provide performance and style.

Saucony Peregrine 4 Running shoe has the style and comfort of the perfect running shoe.

The Saucony Peregrine features:

  • Synthetic mesh upper for breathability
  • 4mm heel-to-toe drop for a natural feel
  • Mulitdirectional lug designed for great traction
  • Nylon rock plates in forefoot
  • Synthetic linings to prevent odor
  • Cushioning system in heel for comfort
  • EVA midsole for extra cushion
  • Gusseted tongue to keep debris out
What do you think of the Saucony Peregrine 4 Running shoe? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. Also check out Rogan's Shoes for our whole shoe collection.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

New Women's Brooks Glycerin 12 Running Shoes




Looking for a good reliable running shoe? Are you looking for a shoe that you take wear for long runs and still have enough cushion to make sure your feet don't hurt? Well, the Women's Brooks Glycerin 12 running shoe is the shoe for you!

The Brooks Glycerin 12 offers your feet stress-free cushioning and support. This shoe has innovative 3D print overlay, which hugs your foot and conforms to naturally fit your foot. This is a running shoe that you will not want to miss out on!




Here is what this shoe offers:

* BioMoGo DNA for adaptive cushioning

* Ideal Pressure Zones

* 3D Fit Print for a great fit

* Comfortable saddle wrap around foot

* Moisture-managing element mesh and synthetic overlay material

* Prefect for high-mileage runners



Now we have a question for you...we want to know which color of these Brooks Glycerin 12 running shoes you like best! Is it the Black and Pink or the Purple and Blue?

Leave a comment below with your answer!