Monday, July 26, 2010

New Balance NB Zip

NB ZIP™ is New Balance's responsive cushioning technology that is supported by strategically located shock-absorbing struts designed to absorb energy and quickly spring back with every step – delivering the ultimate in responsiveness from heel strike to toe off.

New Balance N-Grip System

N-Grip is New Balance's high performace rubber outsole compound and slip resistant thread. It was designed to help prevent slips and falls due to slippery surfaces. The rubber is designed with a high nitrile butadeine content that makes it both oil and slip resistant

New Balance Rock Stop

The New Balance Rock Stop system is embedded into forefoot and provides protection from sharp rocks and debris. As a flexible protective layer within the shoe, the Rock Stop system helps to minimize foot pressure and disperse shock absorbtion.

New Balance Stability Web

The New Balance Stability Web™ delivers superior support in the midfoot while also reducing the overall weight of the shoe. Made of thermoplastic urethane (TPU) and positioned under the arch, Stability Web allows for torsion and flexion control in the arch while maintaining flexibility in the forefoot.

Friday, July 23, 2010

New Balance N-Lock

The term NLOCK is the New Balance brand's technology designed to provide structure in the upper midfoot and enhanced support through lacing. N-LOCK is the integrated webbing and lacing system that provides the optimal in support and fit. The lacing system ensures that the shoe adheres to the foot in the proper manner and will not slip from the foot while in motion. The lacing also helps to stabilize the upper midfoot so that the devices in the shoe can work to their highest ability

New Balance Sure Lace

The New Balance SURE LACE™ shoe lace system is designed to provide added midfoot support and keep the shoe snug around the foot. This 3D video helps to highlight the system and all that it offers.

New Balance Rollbar

The Rollbar is a stability/motion control feature on New Balance Shoes. This feature helps secure and stabilize rear foot movement. Several walking shoes and some running shoes contain this feature. People with problematic feet should look at New Balance Shoes with this feature.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

How To Fit Safety Shoes

Here is a guide on how to fit safety shoes and boots. Some very good information to make sure you get a good fit and comfort.
Before You Try the Boot On

1.) The best time to buy boots is in the afternoon or early evening when the foot is at its largest.
2.) Bring the socks you plan on wearing with you when you try on boots.
3.) Make your decision based on fit more than style.
4.) Get your foot measured. You need to know the correct length and width to get a proper fit.
5.) One foot is often larger than the other - size for the larger foot (get both feet measured).

When You Try the Boot On

1.) Try the boot on, push your toes to the front until they touch, your index finger should fit in behind your foot.
2.) Make sure that the ball (the area of protrusion at the base of the big toe) of your foot fits well at the widest part of the shoe.
3.) Steel toe boots need to be fit about a half size larger than normal footwear. Since there is a steel toe cap there is no stretch in the toe box area. You do not want your toes to the end of the boot!
4.) Lace the boot up, look at the laces, is there a bit of a bulge in the middle? There should be. If the laces progressively narrow the boot is to big or two wide.

5.) Are there any areas of the boot, which seem to be tight on the foot? Snug is good, tight is bad! Don't expect steel toe footwear to stretch to fit your feet. If it does not feel new, it probably will not later.
6.) Walk around the store and get a feel for how the boots feel. You should keep the boots on your feet for about 15 minutes. Flex the boots to make sure they bend in the correct place and do not dig into your foot. How much room is behind the foot? It should be close to the width of the finger. Are there any areas of irritation?
7.) If the boot does not fit comfortably and provide enough room to wiggle the toes then try another model. Size may vary between brands and styles, rely on fit not the size on the box. Footwear may even vary slightly within the same style.

In Conclusion
Many of the problems with fitting safety footwear result from poor fitting! Take the time to get your foot measured and find a quality boot that fits your foot with comfort.

We hope this helps you get a good fit with your safety boots. If you have any other questions please feel free to Ask The ShoePro.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer's Here! What's Your Thing? WINNERS

Congratulations to the following two winners of the Rogan's Shoes Blog contest!

Hollie Mae Behrent
Linda Schuster Hake

Both are winners of $50 coupons off of a pair of shoes from Rogan's Shoes! Thanks to all who participated. There are a lot of awesome things people enjoy doing during the summertime! Make sure to keep checking back on Rogan's Shoes Blog page for new contests and promotions. Rogan's Shoes - Your #1 source for information on shoe trends and professional shoe advice!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Summer's Here! What's Your Thing?

July is here which means summer is in full swing. What's your favorite summer activity? Going for a run? Taking a hike? Maybe grilling out is your thing. Or maybe its simply lying on the beach.

Whatever it is, let us know by submitting a post below on what your favorite summer activity is and you can enter for a chance to win one of two $50 coupons off a new pair of shoes. Include a picture of you doing your favorite activity with your comment to double your chances of winning. It's Rogan's Shoes way of making sure you can get in gear for the summer of 2010!

Promotion ends 7/18/10 at 11:59 PM. Submit a comment using your Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, or Google account. If logging in another way, please include your name and an email address so we may contact you should you win.

When submitting a picture, please include your name with your picture. To submit a picture, email it HERE!