Thursday, July 2, 2015

Work Boot Guide Online

We know that work boots, while necessary to get the job done, can be hard to shop for. We've created a guide to help you figure out what all of the different features of boots are. It explains the different types of soles on work boots and what they're used for. We will be adding icons to the product descriptions of work boots, so a legend of what the icons mean has been added to this special web page as well. Finally, we've also developed a breakdown of the protection standards that fall under the ASTM rating guidelines.

There are 8 different options that are typically used as the sole on work boots and shoes including rubber, polyurethane, thermoplastic urethane, ethyl vinyl acetate and polyvinyl chloride. Each material has a different set of benefits to it. The breakdown of each of these soles can be found on our website. 

In addition to the different benefits that the various soles of work boots and shoes provide, there are other features that are included in the product design. A few examples include being security safe, waterproof, providing secondary protection from contact with electrical circuits and being chemical resistant. For more information on these and other features, visit our website. 

Finally, our website addresses the 7 sections of protection under the ASTM safety standards. Each shoe or boot comes with a label that will tell what features are in it that looks like the image below.



A breakdown of the significance of this label is available on our website.

Finally, it is important to note that all of the components of a work boot or shoe must be a permanent structure in the construction of the shoe in order to conform to the ASTM standards. Should a feature not be permanent, it does not conform.

Now that you know all about it, let's take you to there.

If you're trying to access it later without the help of this blog, all you have to do is visit our home page, scroll down to the bottom, and then select the link that says "Work Boot Features" as shown below.



Friday, June 26, 2015

Sandal Season Part 3: Sandals

In the third and final segment of the Sandal Season blog series, we want to focus on a category of shoes typically overlooked: sandals. Everyone knows of flip flops that have a separator between the big toe and the rest of them, and everyone knows a wedge by it's classic style, but often times sandals don't get their moment to shine.

The term "sandals" covers a wide spectrum of styles, as you can see in the picture below. There are sandals that can be worn casual and dressy and sandals created specifically for outdoor activities as well as sandals covered with straps and sandals not so covered with straps.

Here are 4 styles of sandals we wanted to feature.



1. Baretraps Ganessa Sandals come in two colors, black and light brown (pictured above), and are perfect for wearing with shorts on a day of shopping or a dress for a little bit more of a formal look. The neutral color makes them a functional and versatile addition to any wardrobe.  

2. Chaco Z Volv X2 Outdoor Sandals feature double straps and a separate strap that goes around the big toe to provide an optimal fit. Whether you wear them outside hiking or to the grocery store, you're going to feel comfortable and supported. They come in the Hop Scotch Orange color pictured above and a black and silver color.

3. Keen Cypress Outdoor Sandals feature a microfiber upper. The strap across the back provides extra padding and comfort while you're out enjoying nature. The green inside offers a fun pop of color while you're out on the trails.

4. Rocket Dog Arena Sandals scream summer with their fun patterned stitch on top of the neutral colors that make up the foot strap. The strap on the ankle is adjustable and will help provide a snug fit without sacrificing comfort thanks to the cushioned footbed.

Still looking for something else? Feel free to check out our entire selection of sandals on our website


Friday, June 19, 2015

Sandal Season Part 2: Wedges

In this second part of the Sandal Season blog series, we want to focus on wedges. Great for dressing up or casual use, wedges are one of the hottest shoes of the season.

One of the great things about our wedges is that they're all neutral colors. A few will have a pop of color on them, but the vast majority are neutral. This makes them a very versatile shoe since they can coordinate with a wide variety of colors of outfits and other accessories.

It's thought that wedges are better for your feet than a high heel and can typically be just as fashionable, if not more. A wedge gives you height just like a high heel does, but the weight of your body is supported by the entire sole of the shoe instead of just the ball of your foot.

Wedges come in a variety of heel heights, as shown below.

We've selected 4 different styles to hopefully light your fancy.




1. Jessica Simpson Julita Sandals are the perfect wedge to add to your summer wardrobe. Pair them with a cute pair of jean shorts or a fun sun dress, and you'll be ready to take on the day. The heel comes in at 4 inches, which is the tallest heel we're featuring in this post. The wedge design makes the shoe comfortable so you can have fun in the summer sun.

2. Clarks Caslynn Shae Sandals have a 3 inch tall heel. The wide hook and loop strap on the ankle allows for a customized fit while also providing ankle support. The simple design of the crossing straps makes this sandal very easy to dress up or down all summer long while the cushioned footbed will keep you comfortable all day long.

3. Bella Vita Jinny Sandals come in three colors: ice, brown and the black color pictured above. There is a slightly updated style, the Bella Vita Jinny 2 comes in two different metallic finishes. Both feature an adjustable ankle strap and a stacked wedge heel that is just under 3 inches tall. These can be worn casually or dressed up, and you'll be comfortable no matter which way you wear it.

4. Born Kates Sandals are available in two different colors, mocha brown and the pewter that is pictured above. This sandal has an adjustable strap and a cushioned footbed. The unique pattern of the straps is sure to make you stand out in the crowd this summer. This sandal features one of the smallest wedge heels that we offer at 1 1/2 inches.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Father's Day Gift Giving Guide 2015

Father's Day is right around the corner. If your dad/husband/brother/uncle, etc. is anything like some of ours, he is extremely hard to shop for. We'd like to help you find a gift that is a little more useful than another tie.

Let's break it down by style to make things a little easier.


Sandals

If dad likes sandals, we've got a great selection of styles he can sport.

Starting on the left with the Timberland Altamont Sandals. A Dad is sure to feel relaxed all weekend long throughout the summer in this sandal. The footbed provides comfort so his feet won't get tired, and the leather upper promotes longevity and durability.

On the right hand side is the Born Flip Flop. Whether the intent of this sandal is to be worn just on the weekends or throughout the week as well, a dad will be comfortable and his foot will be supported. It's made from a full-grain leather which makes the flip flop a little more durable than others.  


Don't like these options but still want to get the dad on your list some sandals for Father's Day? See our whole selection here.



Casual

If you're thinking of something a little more covering for a dad's feet but still something he can relax in, you might want to browse our selection of casual shoes.

One pick we've selected is the Skechers Torrey Lace Up on the left which will guarantee comfort and style for dad this summer. This casual oxford style sneaker provides comfort and support. The cleat-like detailing on the rubber sole provides traction making this shoe ideal for the potential rain showers that summer is guaranteed to bring.

The shoe on the right is the Sperry Top-Sider Billfish it's sporty, comfortable and casual just for dad. It's classic style and color will make this a versatile addition to any man's closet. Is the dad on your list prone to spilling the ketchup at cookouts? The leather of this shoe is water and stain resistant. The traction pattern built into the sole is great for wet or dry conditions.  



Thinking a casual shoe is the way to go, but not sure that these styles are the right ones for him? Our whole selection can be found here.



Athletic

Have a dad that's always on the go on your list? Whether it's running, walking, or just a busy lifestyle, he may benefit from an athletic style shoe.

On the left is the New Balance 810SY3 Running Shoe, which is the perfect shoe for the active dad that might not be willing to show his wild side. The mesh upper will keep dad's feet cool all day long that is paired with extra foam in the midsole to provide maximum comfort. Whether he's an active runner or just wants the lightweight style for everyday usage, he'll be comfortable all day long.

On the right is the Asics Gel Noosa Tri 10 Running Shoe, perfect for the dad that does like to show his wild side. While this shoe is designed for completing a triathlon, it is perfect for normal wear as well. The exciting pattern of blues, oranges, yellow, black and white is accompanied by a mesh upper and a perforated sockliner. The laces are elastic; no tying required!


Have an active dad but not sure if he'll like these shoes? You can see our entire selection of athletic shoes, including running shoes, baseball and football cleats and running shoes here.



Dress

If you think dad would benefit from a nice pair of dress shoes, consider these options.

Let's start with the Hush Puppies Infrared, pictured left. This oxford style shoe has perforated linings and insoles that helps provide an odor-free wear and breathability in the shoe. The rounded toe is roomy and comfortable for the wearer. Whether it's needed for a special event or for a daily work life, this shoe is sure to please with it's classic dress shoe design.

For a little bit more flare, try the Stacy Adams Danton for dad. Available in brown or black, this dress shoe is built for ease of use. the slip on design is paired with a squared off toe and detailing down the sides. The leather upper is combined with a padded footbed and provides maximum comfort.


If you think a dress shoe is the right style for dad, but aren't satisfied by these options, please browse our selection of men's dress shoes here.


Still looking for something else? Don't worry. We have other styles of shoes as well. Click here to see all style options for men's shoes, otherwise click here to browse our selection of boots, here for our selection of slippers, and here to see our selection of work and safety shoes


Some things to remember are that we offer free shipping for the lower 48 states on orders of $50 or more when you order online! If you're looking to make a purchase in our stores, we run a buy one get one half off every day.



Friday, June 12, 2015

Sandal Season Part 1: Flip Flops

Summer Sandal season has arrived, so we've developed a 3 part series to help guide you through your sandal purchases. This week, we're featuring flip flops!

When people think flip flops, they think of those plastic or rubber thong sandals that you can get for $5 or less. This has caused flip flops to have a bad rep over the years. Flip flops consist of so much more than that! While we sell those plastic/rubber flip flops, we also sell ones that are good enough to wear to work because of their decoration, or ones fit for a vacation due to the built in support.

Styles like what FitFlop produces are a great addition to your collection because of how much support they provide the foot with.




The FitFlop Lulu is a great choice if you're looking for both style and support. Great for casual Fridays at work or running errands on the weekend, you'll gain more support in the arch than most flip flops, which will keep you on your feet longer.













Another great FitFlop style is the Skinny Leather Flip Flop.
















If you're looking for something a little bit dressier, the Jessica Simpson Garreth. This sandal has the perfect amount of bling to either be worn as a casual flip flop for the summer, or to be paired with a dress for a special event. It zips up the back for easy wearing.














Another great style is the Unionbay Cabanna Flip Flop











Have other members of the family to shop for? Search our entire selection of men's flip flops and kids flip flops too!




Love flip flops? Looking for a new pair? We're running a contest right now that you can enter to win a FREE pair of flip flops! Enter Here: https://p.antavo.com/f/Cxm/

Official contest rules can be found on our blog

Monday, June 8, 2015

Flip Flop Contest Official Rules

Rogan’s Shoes Flip Flop Contest Rules

Enter our contest to win free flip flops here: https://p.antavo.com/f/Cxm/

By entering this contest you agree to the following Contest Rules:
  1. To enter you need to submit a picture of your dream vacation destination 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 June 8, 2015, then another entrant will be randomly drawn to win.
  3. Entries will be accepted beginning at 11:00 a.m. CST on June 8, 2015 and ending at 11:59:59 p.m. CST on June 22, 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 qualifying entrants will be chosen at random as the winner of a pair of flip flops on June 23, 2015 and will be notified via an email from socialmedia@rogansshoes.com
  7. The winner will receive an online coupon code that can be used toward the purchase of any pair of flip flops from 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 www.rogansshoes.com. 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. The winner’s purchase of flip flops is not eligible for free shipping unless the total of the winner’s order, excluding the price of the flip flops purchased with the online coupon, is at least $50.
  12. The winner will not be able to apply the online coupon code towards the purchase of any flip flops from the following brands: Ugg, Dansko, Air Jordan, Keen, Keen Utility, Merrell, Jessica Simpson, Minnetonka, Rockport Works, Sanuk, Danner and BOGS.
  13. The online coupon code must be used to purchase the flip flops by July 31, 2015.

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


Friday, June 5, 2015

Trend Alert: Memory Foam


Saucony Kinvara 4 Running Shoes - Womens Grey Blue Silver


The use of memory foam in shoes is a trend that is sweeping the nation! More and more companies are introducing memory foam into the design of their shoes to increase comfort. Styles that incorporate this feature range from athletic to casual and dress.

The first thing you may think of when you hear of memory foam is beds, but that comfort and support can be felt on your feet now too. Memory foam is designed to imitate walking in wet sand, which is said to provide support and increase circulation.

When cold, memory foam is hard, but when warmed by body heat, it conforms instantly to the shape of your foot while still providing ample support. If you have weakened arches, you may deal with bunions, tendinitis and bone spurs. The support from memory foam can help alleviate the pain and help fight the development of bunions, tendinitis and bone spurs.

While Skechers is definitely one of the major proponents of memory foam, many other companies are beginning to introduce it in their product design as well such as Eastland, Nunn Bush, Saucony, Nike and Dansko.


Skechers Synergy Memory Sole Running Shoes - Womens Pink

We're excited to see what shoes this comforting sole makes it's way into next.