Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Winterizing Your Shoes

It's November but before you know it snow will be on the ground and your shoes will  be unprotected.  With the moisture from snow and slush, along with salt being used everywhere, your shoes will take some punishment. But have no fear, we have tips to help preserve your shoes as much as possible during the winter season.



If you have a canvas shoe, you can waterproof it with some beeswax and make the snow deflect right off your foot.  It is a simple and effective way to preserve your canvas shoes for the winter, To see the original post, click here.

Another tip to keep in mind during the winter is to clean off the salt from your shoes. This can ruin leather, and also leave salt marks on your boots. You can check out our post from earlier this month to fight those pesky salt marks. GQ Magazine suggests that you use a water and white vinegar mix to clean. Salt marks can make your shoes and boots look much more ragged than they are.

For winter runners, invest in some waterproof shoes to help make your runs more comfortable in the outdoors.  While they may be heavier, running in wet shoes is often more uncomfortable. You may want to think about how the ankle is protected too in winter running.  The Asics GT-2000 GTX for women is a shoe that offers a lightweight option while providing a waterproof shoe.

Prevention is one of the biggest things you can do for your shoe to make sure it makes it through the winter season. You can also purchase sprays or kits to help protect your shoes. Be sure to check out our online selection to find waterproof shoes at Roganshoes.com.



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Brand new website

I bet you haven't checked out our new updated website. It's alright, I'll give you time to check it out.

You're back already? Awesome, what did you think of the new site? Love it, hate it, let us know how we did. We're excited to show off the new site. 

Here are some of the changes we made to the new and improved Rogansshoes.com:
  • Updated look
  • Now accepting PayPal payment methods
  • Easier navigation, making it easy for you to find just what you're looking for
  • Mobile friendly...this means you can make your purchases from the convenience of your own cell phone!
Other features of the website include:
  • Shoe finder--enter in what you're looking for and we'll find it for you!
  • Store information pages--not only do we have a store locator, but find out the individual store hours, a map, hours of the online call center and so much more!  
  • Testimonials--see what others are saying about the company!
We here at Rogan's Shoes are very excited about this new website, and we're even more excited to share it with you. Let us know what you think!
     
     

Friday, November 7, 2014

How To: Remove Salt Stains from Shoes

Nobody really wants it to happen, and nobody really looks forward to this time of the year, but soon enough the snow will be here. While the snow brings great adventures and outdoor activities for people of all ages, it also brings some of the not so nice things like shoveling our driveways, and salt on the roads. All the salt that is spread during the winter wreaks havoc on shoes and causes staining on the surface, ruining the appearance before winter is even halfway over. Read below to see how to remove the salt stains from your shoes to keep them looking as good as you do all winter long and to make them last longer, too!


Leather:
  • What you will need:
    • 1 cup cold water
    • 1 tablespoon vinegar
    • cotton towel
    • small cup
  1. Combine the water and vinegar and mix well
  2. Get the towel wet with the mixture and wipe down the shoe surface
  3. Let the shoes dry (make sure this is done in a natural way, such as air drying because applying artificial heat could cause the leather to crack)
  4. If all of the stains didn't come off on the first try, repeat the steps until they come clean

Uggs:
  •  What you will need:
    • 1 cup of water
    • 1/2 tsp. dish soap
    • old toothbrush 
    • small cup
    • clean cloth (2)
    • white vinegar
  1. Mix the two ingredients together in a small cup stirring to create soap suds
  2. Use the the toothbrush to put the suds onto the stained areas of the Uggs and scrub well.
  3. Use the clean cloth with plain water on it and remove the salt residue and soap
  4.  Use another clean cloth dipped into the white vinegar and rub over stains that still remain after using the soap suds
  5. Wipe off any remaining materials on the boots with a damp cloth 

Suede:
  • What you will need:
    • clean cloth (2)
    • white vinegar
    • suede brush or soft terry-cloth towel
  1. Blot the suede with cloth dipped in the vinegar
  2. Use the other cloth to blot the suede dry
  3. Brush the suede once dry in a circular motion until the fabric looks new


A couple more handy tips:

  • Did the wet snow soak through your boots giving you wet feet as well? After you've dumped the water out of your boots (if there is a puddle), remove any insoles that aren't permanent and place several sheets of newspaper into the entire foot area of the boot and let sit overnight. The newspaper will soak up the water, and when the insides are dry, you can simply throw out (reduce, reuse, recycle) the newspaper. Depending on the dampness of the inside of your boots, it may take more than one night or set of newspaper sheets to completely dry the insides.  
  • When you buy a new pair of suede boots, moccasins or any other type of suede shoe (including Uggs) also purchase something to weatherproof your shoes. The easiest thing to do is purchase a spray can of weatherproofing solution. Spray it evenly onto the entire surface of your shoes and let dry completely before wearing. This will make it so water doesn't sit on the surface of your shoes and keep them looking nicer, longer.

Visit our website to shop our full selection of boots for women, boots for men, or shop our selection of snow boots

Saturday, November 1, 2014

6 Health Benefits of Going for a Run

 

We've given you our reasons to run and shown you some of our favorite shoes, but we want to hear from you too! Why do you run? Where do you run? How often? What is your favorite pair of running shoes? 


Friday, October 24, 2014

We're quite "fawn'd" of these animal print shoes

No, we're not lion and we're definitely not kitten around; we love animal print. We have the koalaifications to show you our top picks of the season for sporting animal print.


Show your wild side in these:
Minnetonka 387f Slippers

Why we love them:
  • Suede leather upper
  • Wrap around lacing to adjust the fit
  • Leather padded insoles

This next pair allows you to be wild and reserved:
Minnetonka 343f Slippers



Why we love them:
  • They come in 3 great colors
  • The extra added fringe on the top
  • Cushioned insole
  • Rubber outsole
  • They come in kid and toddler sizes too! click here

 Getting wild at work:
Womens Bella Vita Wow Dress Shoes







Why we love them:
  • Sophisticated and elegant style
  • Leather upper
  • 2 1/4 inch heel
  • Design on bottom


 Kids can join in on the animal fun too with these shoes:

Baby Toddler Ugg Cassie Leopard Baby Toddler Winter Boots




Why we love this shoe:
  • Keep your little ones' toes nice and warm
  • Soothing sheepskin lining 


 Girls Mia Zoey Dress Shoes




Why we like them:
  • They're sparkly design is sure to please any little girl
  • Comes in 2 fun colors
  • Rubber sole creates traction

We are toadally excited to let men join in on the animal print fun as well.

Mens Stacy Adams Pietro Dress shoes






Why we love them:
  • Crocodile, lizard and ostrich print uppers
  • Bike Toe
  • Leather sole

What shoe do you give your seal of approval to?

For more animal print fun, visit Rogan's Shoes

Friday, October 17, 2014

Our top four women's shoes for October.

Fall is one of the best seasons to show how versatile your wardrobe can be. Shoes can be the exclamation point to make an outfit stand out! We picked four shoes that will show off your style.

Our first pick is the Madden Girl Cullen Boots.

This boot will give you an edgy vibe that will match the intensity of any outfit.  The Cullen boot is made from vegan leather as well. That isn't the only thing the Cullen boot features.

  • Faux leather upper with around toe
  • Mid-calf style boot (8 inch shaft height)
  • Easy pull-on wear
  • Wraparound straps with chunky buckle accents
  • Cushioning footbed 
  • 1 inch heel
Our second pick is the BCB Generation Rough Boot.
The Rough boot's name is deceptive with its comfortable fit. These boots has the right mix of a casual and dressy look.
  • Micro-suede lining
  • Leather upper design
  • Decorative ankle buckle.
  • Rubber sole
  • Heel height is 8/10"
The Rocket Dog Wheelie Slip on Casual is our third pick for October.
Because you need a shoe that you can wear for whenever, the Wheelie Slip is perfect. With a lightly cushioned fabric footbed, you will catch a lot of people's eye with the multicolor outside.

The Softspots Posie Casual Shoe is our last but not least pick for October.

We love casual shoes because of how awesome they are. The versatility and the color of the Posie is what draws us to it. This shoe has a suede or nappa leather upper that sits atop a medium, stable heel for a flattering lift.  With a Pillow Top footbed that not only conforms to your foot, but it also helps distribute body weight to reduce pressure points. If that isn't comfort, I don't know what is.

I hope you liked our picks, if not let us know! If you think another shoe is better leave your thoughts in the comments. Check out Rogan's online and see what other shoes we have to offer.