Thursday, December 29, 2011

Different Kids Boots for Winter

Kids UGG Classic Short Boot


Give your kids the same classic UGG boot look as you with the Kids Classic Short Boot from UGG. The UGG Classic Short boot is the most popular and iconic sheepskin boot out there today. Now your children can enjoy the warmth and comfort of UGG Boots. The UGG Kids Classic Short Boot has all the same features as the Women’s Classic Short but sized for children. The boot goes up to about the mid-calf. Each boot has lavish twin-faced sheepskin for ultimate comfort. The soft foam insole that is covered by the genuine sheepskin enhances warmth and comfort. Every UGG Classic Short Boot is handcrafted with a reinforced heel, raw seams and the signature UGG woven heel label. The EVA outsole is light and flexible that provides great traction on all surfaces.
Kids UGG Classic Short
Kids UGG Classic Short Outsole
Kids Kamik Stormy Winter Boot

Prepare your kids for the harshest of winter weather with the Kids Stormy Winter Boots from Kamik. The Stormy has a waterproof, 600-denier nylon upper with a foam backing and moisture wicking lining ensuring your children’s feet will stay dry and comfortable. The removable Kamik Zylex liner is a 6mm Thermal Guard liner that is rated to keep your kid’s feet warm in temperatures as low as –25 degrees Fahrenheit. The adjustable snow collar and bungee lace lock helps keep the snow out and the waterproof flexible rubber shell enhances waterproofing protection from wintry elements. The Kamik DISCOVER rubber outsole provides maximum traction on all types of surfaces. The Kids Kamik Stormy Winter Boot comes in a variety of colors to suite both boys and girls. Keep you children warm while they are playing in the snow this winter with the Kids Kamik Stormy Winter Boot.
Kids Kamik Stormy Red and Gray
Kids Kamik Stormy Pink
Kids Kamik Stormy Outsole
Find the right pair of UGG or Kamik Boots for your kids today online at rogansshoes.com or at a Rogan's Shoes located near you.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Soles4Souls

Soles4Souls is a non-profit organization based out of Nashville, TN that collects shoes from footwear companies and donations from individuals around the world. Soles4Souls collects all the shoes that are donated and distributes them to people in need around the world. 

Soles4Souls was originally started to help those in need after the Hurricane Katrina disaster. Soles4Souls really took off after they had over one million pairs of shoes donated to help in the Asian Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita relief efforts. Since then, they have distributed over 16 million pairs of shoes to over 127 countries with people in need of shoes. Soles4Souls receives large donations from footwear companies, retailers, churches, nonprofit ministries, civic groups, schools and individuals like you. Soles4Souls is about "Changing the World - One Pair at a Time."

You may be asking yourself why shoes? Here in America we take shoes for granted with most having multiple pairs of shoes. Many American’s have shoes sitting in their closets that they haven’t ever worn and don’t ever plan on wearing them. We think of shoes as a luxury, but, in reality, shoes are a basic human necessity. 

Shoes help to prevent parasitic disease, like hook worm and thread worm, which plague over 1.4 billion people around the world. Over 300 million children worldwide are without shoes. This not only affects them by causing health and disease risks, but they aren’t able to attend school without shoes. Shoes are considered a required part of a child’s school uniform in most developing countries so many, many children are unable to attend elementary school. Click here to read more about why you should donate shoes to Soles4Souls.

Here at Rogan’s Shoes we do our part by donating shoes to Soles4Souls to be distributed to those in need. If you do not have a pair of shoes you want to donate you can donate a monetary (click here for more information) amount to Soles4Souls. One dollar equals one pair of shoes to someone in need, so the more you donate the more people in need you help protect from disease or you could be sending a child to school! 

If you are really moved by Soles4Souls you can click here to find out how you can help more by volunteering domestically to help collect shoes or travel to a country in need with Soles4Souls to help distribute donated shoes to those in need. Please help by donating to Soles4Souls or participating in the many volunteer opportunities available in your area. You can drop-off a pair of shoes at a Soles4Souls designated drop-off near you.

 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Men's Shoes from Steve Madden


Steve Madden has been creating fahionable shoes for men and women since 1990. For men, styles include dress, casual and fashion oriented shoes. Below are three different men's shoes showing each for Steve Madden.


The Kanon from Steve Madden is a stylish, classic oxford dress shoe. The Kanon has a polished leather upper with subtle stitching accents and perforated details. Superior comfort is offered with a padded collar and soft lining. The footbed is lightly cushioned to provide comfort with each step. The Kanon from Steve Madden is offered in black through Rogan’s Shoes.

The Novo from Steve Madden is casual shoe. The upper is a dual-toned leather that features stitching accents that secure the slightly flared tongue. The midsole is smooth leather that wraps to the heel and sides of the driving moc insets. Comfort is provided with a smooth faux leather lining and a cushioned insole. A lightly padded footbed gives added comfort. The outsole has leather that wraps over the outer part of the sole and a split rubber traction patterned sole. The Novo from Steve Madden is offered in black and brown through Rogan’s Shoes.

The Nommadd from Steve Madden is a casual, stylish boot. The Nommadd has a tough leather upper with combat construction and durability. The body is militia-inspired with rich leather and lacing that goes all the way up the front. The cushioned, synthetic sole provides comfort, while the rubber outsole provides maximum traction and durable. Complete your laid-back look with the Nommadd from Steve Madden in either black or brown through Rogan’s Shoes.
Find any of the three Steve Madden shoes and many others at a Rogan’s Shoes located near you or on the Rogan’s Shoes website.

 

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Avia A333M Walking Shoe - Highly Rated!

The Avia A333M Men's walking shoe has been rated as one of the top rated walking shoes by Consumer Reports. Here is a link to the article by Footwear News http://www.wsatoday.com//industry-news/industry-news/consumer-reports-chooses-asics.html.

The Avia A333M Walking Shoe. This walking shoe is a sure bet for your walking routine. The Avia 333 has a leather, synthetic and breathable mesh upper with a lace-up front, padded tongue and collar to enhance fit and feel. A fabric lining and removable molded EVA sockliner, with advanced arch support, form a comfy cradle for your foot. Archrocker technology in the midsole stabilizes the foot, guiding you into a smoother walking gait. The grippy solid rubber outsole features the forefoot flex system, for enhanced natural motion. This supportive walking shoe offers the same Archrocker™ and Cantilever® heel that made the 382 the preferred walking style. Anatomical Cradle™ increases overall support and stability by keeping your foot centered and cradled to maximize shock absorption. Super cushioned and ultra soft. All of this for a great price of $50 or less depending where you buy them. A Consumer Reports Best buy.



The Avia A333M is on sale now at Rogans Shoes for $42.50 with Free Shipping! A great Buy!
Find the Avia A333M Walking Shoe at a Rogan’s Store near you or find them online at http//www.rogansshoes.com today!




Friday, December 9, 2011

Mens Keen Detroit Waterproof Hiking Boot


Get ready to conquer hiking trails! The Keen Detroit Hiking Boot is a medium profiled hiking boot that supports and protects every inch of your feet. The upper is a waterproof nubuck that uses the Keen.Dry waterproof breathable membrane that lets vapors out without letting water in. The lining is a Dri-Lex lining that is made to provide superior waterproofing (click here to read another one of our blog posts about different waterproof techniques used in boots). The lace up front provides you with the ability to tighten the boot to your preference. The Detroit has a soft toe for flexibility and comfort while you are hiking. A contoured heel lock keeps your heel in place and the removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed design provides excellent arch support and cradles the natural contours of your foot. The torsion stability ESS shank makes sure your foot isn’t moving around in the boot while you are conquering rough terrain. The Keen.Grip non-marking rubber outsole is oil and slip resistant and meets ASTM non-slip testing standards.

Find the Keen Detroit Hiking Boot at a Rogan’s Store near you or find them online at rogansshoes.com today!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Eastland Womens Casual Slip-On Dress Shoes


Eastland offers two great casual dress shoes for women. The Grenada and the Newport are both leather slip-on shoes that are both offered in brown and black and can be worn with jeans, khakis or dress pants. Below is a full description of both shoes.


The Grenada offers comfort and durability as a slip-on everyday shoe or work shoe. The upper is easy to clean soft grain leather that features a breathable sock lining. A padded ankle collar provides added comfort and the dual elastic goring allows for a custom fit. The removable cushioned footbed is designed with comfort zones to keep your feet feeling fresh all day. Eastland’s Opanka stitch-to-sole construction provides no break-in period and allows for long-lasting wear and flexibility. The outsole is polyurethane to absorb shock and is lightweight, durable and provides great traction.

The Newport has very similar features as the Grenada, but has a different look and a slightly larger heel by 1/4”. The Newport has a wear with anything and wear anywhere style. The full grain leather upper is easy to clean and has a breathable sock liner. The padded collar offers comfort and the dual elastic goring provides a custom fit. The removable cushioned insole has super soft comfort zones that make you feel like your walking on clouds all day. The Opanka stitch-to-sole construction is hand sewn that gives the shoe no break-in period and allows for great flexibility. The lightweight and durable outsole is made of polyurethane to absorb shock and create superior traction.
The Grenada and the Newport are difficult shoes to find so hurry to a Rogan’s Shoes near you or go online at rogansshoes.com to find your pair today! Rogan’s Shoes store near you.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Womens Winter Boots from Columbia


Be prepared for that first heavy snowfall of the winter season with womens winter boots from Columbia. Below are four different womens winter boots from Columbia to ensure that your feet stay dry and warm when it's cold, snowy and slippery outside. 


The Sierra Summette boot is a chic, lightweight and warm winter boot. Columbia’s Omni-Shield protection provides the suede upper with stain repellency and water protection. The faux fur collar adds style and warmth. The Techlite shell is lightweight and made to absorb shock. A molded nylon shank provides rigidity and support to your midsole. The rubber outsole is made with Omni-Grip that has a specific lug tread pattern.
Bugaboot Omni-Tech

The Bugaboot Omni-Tech boot is made with Columbia’s Omni-Tech waterproof, breathable membrane that blocks out moisture. For warmth, the boot has 600g Thinsulate insulation. The AgION antimicrobial footbed helps block foot odors that might occur. The nubuck and suede upper has rustproof metal ghillies to keep your foot tight and stationary in the boot. The Bugaboot Omni-Tech has a removable anatomically contoured EVA footbed for added comfort. On the exterior there are gaiter hooks for you to hook your snowshoes so don’t have to have a change of boots when changing winter outdoor activities. The Omni-Grip rubber outsole ensures superior traction while you are out in winter conditions.

Bugazip Omni-Tech

The Bugazip Omni-Tech boot is a lace-less boot that has a full-length zipper on the side. The upper is full grain pearlized and split suede leather. The faux fur lining is fashionable and warm. To add more warmth, the boot includes 400g Thinsulate Ultra insulation. The Techlite shell absorbs shock and adds lightweight protection. The Bugazip comes with a removable, anatomically contoured EVA footbed with a brushed nylon cover for cushioning and comfort. The underfoot has additional insulation to prevent heat loss and keep your feet warm.

Bugaboot Omni Heat

The Bugaboot Omni Heat boot has a nubuck and split suede upper with rustproof metal ghillies. There is 200g Thinsulate insulation with added underfoot insulation to keep your feet warm at all times. The footbed is treated with AgION anti-microbial. The anatomically contoured EVA footbed adds cushioning and comfort. The Omni-Grip outsole provides traction for all your winter outdoor activities.
You can contact a Rogan's Shoes store near you to check the selection of womens Columbia winter boots or go to our website at rogansshoes.com.

Merrell Encore Ice Womens Clog


Keep your feet warm as the temperature continues to drop outside with the Merrell Encore Ice womens clog. The Encore Ice has slipper-like comfort for indoor and outdoor wear. The upper is full grain leather, suede or nubuck that has a cement construction providing lightweight durability. The clog has a wool fleece footbed and is lined with genuine sheepskin that gives you superior warmth and comfort while wearing them all day. A molded nylon arch shank and the womens-specific Qform Comfort EVA Midsole provide a stride-sequenced cushioning specific to you. An air-cushioned heel adds shock absorption, stability and energy return to the Merrell Encore Ice. The sticky rubber outsole makes for secure footing giving you confidence to wear them out in the worst of winter conditions. Spoil your feet this winter with the Encore Ice clogs.

Find the Merrell Encore Ice womens clog at a Rogan’s Shoes store near you or on the Rogan’s Shoes website.
 

Women Reebok ZigTech Running Shoes


Reebok ZigTech technology is designed to provide the perfect balance of energy efficiency and cushioning. All ZigTech shoes have multi-surface outsoles that help give traction while you're running on rough terrain. The soles are also designed to optimize energy return and help propel you forward with each step you take. While running, ZigTech reduces wear on your shins by 20%. Each ZigTech shoe has forefoot flex grooves that adds better flexibility and running performance. Below are four styles of Reebok ZigTech running shoes for women.

Dynamic

The ZigDynamic is designed to bring energy to your feet while running. The SmoothFit upper design provides minimal rubbing and irritation. The upper is synthetic that makes the ZigDynamic lightweight and breathable. The Transition Bridge gives you maximum heel-to-toe handling and a PU sockliner adds cushioning and support.
Pulse

The ZigPulse’s outsole allows key muscles to do less work while conserving and returning energy for a softer and springier feel while running. The synthetic/mesh upper ensures comfort, support and durability. The ZigPulse has the DMX Shear panel cushioning that minimizes shock impact and heel stress. It also has the PU sockliner to add cushioning and support.
Sonic

The ZigSonic is designed to be the top all-around workout shoe. What makes it the top workout shoe is it has a performance design to give you great lateral support and stability. The synthetic/mesh upper provides comfort, support and durability along with all the other great features ZigTech shoes have to offer.
Fuel

The ZigFuel is a training shoe designed to target key muscles to do less work all while conserving and returning energy. The synthetic/mesh upper gives comfort and support along with the SmoothFit design to reduce rubbing and irritation. The ZigFuel also has the DMX Shear panel cushioning to minimize shock impact and heel stress.
Contact a Rogan’s Shoes store near you for ZigTech shoe selection or find each of these shoes online at rogansshoes.com.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Outdoor Walking Shoes From New Balance

New Balance offers many different types of outdoor walking shoes. Some are for casual walks out on nature trails, some walking shoes are for hikers that could come across some uneven ground and there are hiking shoes for those out conquering some extreme terrain. Below are three outdoor shoes from New Balance that are great for all weather conditions including winter weather.

New Balance 756

The New Balance 756 is a casual walking shoe that is great for nature trail walking. The 756 is a slip-on shoe that is not only great for the trails, but also great for everyday wear. The upper is split suede that provides durability, comfort and breathability. The lightweight molded EVA adds cushioning and flexibility to the shoe. The AT tread all-terrain outsole has a trail lug configuration that is great for off-road and on-road. So if you are looking for a comfortable shoe to wear while walking the trails and then have to run errands around town, the 756 from New Balance is perfect for you.
New Balance 978
The New Balance 978 is a country walker made for more rough terrain. The 978 is waterproof that uses a GORE-TEX to help protect outdoor enthusiasts’ feet from wet and cold conditions. Along with the waterproof lining, the 978 uses New Balance’s Rollbar technology to help stabilize the foot and provide maximum motion control. See our blog post about the Rollbar for more information. The Rock Stop system protects your feet from rocks and sharp objects as you are out hiking. See another one of blog posts on the RockStop system from New Balance. The 978 from New Balance is the perfect hiking shoe for casual hikers that need to conquer uneven terrain from time to time.
New Balance 900

The New Balance 900 is a hiking shoe for those that like to encounter rough terrain. The 900 has a split suede upper that has a GORE-TEX lining for waterproofing and warmth. The IMEVA midsole offers flexible cushioning that keeps a firm feel. Abzorb cushioning is also used in the midsole to provide superior shock absorption while taking on all different types of terrains. The Ndurance outsole has aggressive rubber lugs to provide maximum traction and durability while out hiking rough terrain. This is the perfect otudoor walking shoe for the extreme adventurer.

You can find the perfect walking shoe at a Rogan’s Shoes located near you or on our website at rogansshoes.com.

Monday, November 21, 2011

New Eco-Friendly Shoe - newSKY from New Balance

The newSKY from New Balance is a minimalist, barefoot-inspired walking shoe that is designed to use the least amount of material possible while using 95% recycled material on the upper of the shoe. The recycled material is essentially used plastic bottles. To be more technical, the upper is made up of 95% polyethylene terephthalate, referred to as PET; New Balance uses consumed plastic bottles to produce the PET used in the newSKY. It takes about eight, 20 oz. water bottles to create the upper’s Eco-fi polyester fiber. The upper’s color is a grey tone with colored laces, a colored outline on the New Balance “N” and different small color accents that all match the color of the sole as you can see below. The sole is foam-based and about 14mm thick in the heel and 10mm thick in the forefoot. 

The newSKY should be worn without socks to achieve the barefoot feel. The foam sole gives just enough padding that if you step on a small rock it will feel like a bump and not a poke. The heel is reinforced with an extra layer of fabric for added durability. No removable insole makes the newSKY more comfortable while wearing without socks since there is no free material to move around. The newSKY from New Balance is a walking shoe that can be worn for everyday wear, going to sporting events, casual wear or gentle walks no matter the distance. They come in both mens and womens in an assortment of colors. 
Men's MW01GR

Women's WW01GP
Women's WW01GB

You can find your pair of newSKY New Balance walking shoes at a Rogan’s Shoes store near you or on the Rogan’s Shoes website.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Different Waterproof Techniques Used in Boots

Keeping your feet warm and dry is always one of the first things you look for in a work, hunting, hiking or winter boot. There are many different types of waterproofing techniques. Some involve waterproofing the exterior of the boot while others have waterproof linings or a combination of both. Below is a description of three different types waterproofing styles along with one warming liner. Some waterproof lining is used in combination with the warming liner and different waterproofing techniques can be used in combination with each other as well.

Thinsulate is the top warming liner used in boots. Thinsulate liner sizing is described by its weight in grams. The sizing ranges from 200 grams to over 1,000 grams.  200 grams is used for cooler conditions, 400 grams is recommend for cold conditions, 600 grams is ideal for very cold conditions, 800 grams should be used for extremely cold conditions and 1,000+ grams is used for extremely cold conditions that also requires additional insulations. The Rocky Sport Utility Camo Boots Mossy Oak Insulated Hunting Boot 7481 is a hunting boot that uses 1,000 gram Thinsulate insulation and is tested to keep your feet warm in temperatures as low as -100 degree F!
Rocky Hunting Boot
Gore-Tex is a waterproof lining. The lining is made up of 4 different layers the upper material, protective knit, Gore-Tex membrane and the inner lining. The inner Gore-Tex membrane is incredibly breathable that lets sweat vapors leave the boot as well as guard against cold and moisture by repelling water and wicking away moisture. A great example of a boot using this technology is the Wolverine Boots Insulated Waterproof Composite Toe Boot 7217. This work boot also uses waterproof leather, which is described in the waterproof outers section below. A hunting boot that uses a combination of 800 gram Thinsulate and the Gore-Tex lining for optimum waterproofing and warmth is the Mens Rocky Lynx Boots 8 Inch Realtree Insulated Waterproof Hunting Boot 7369.

Wolverine Work Boot
Rocky Hunting Boot
Dri-Lex uses diffusion to keep your feet dry from sweat. The material consists of three different perspiration-moving properties the acquisition face, transition zone and the transfer face. The acquisition face is polyester yarn woven in a 3D fabric structure that allows the transfer of moisture into the fabric. Diffusion of moisture through the acquisition face into the transition zone keeps the surface that contacts the foot dry, thus leaving the foot dry. The transition zone uses hydrophilic yarns so the moisture can move to the transfer zone. The transfer zone uses the same hydrophilic yarns and puts them in close contact with the shoes foam to transfer moisture by diffusion. In combination with other waterproof techniques or warming liner, Dri-Lex will help keep your feet dry all day no matter the activity.  The Keen Pittsburg Steel Toe Waterproof Hiker Boot U61035 is a hiking boot that uses Dri-Lex technology to keep your feet dry.
Keen Hiker
Waterproof Outers:
Waterproof outers include leather, nylon and rubber outers. Leather outers are designed with a waterproof membrane to keep water out and can also be treated to repel water. Nylon and rubber outers use a membrane and different waterproof treatments to keep water out, but also can be taped or sealed at all seams for maximum waterproofing. The Red Wing 8 inch Waterproof Work Boot 1411 is a great leather work boot that offers a water repelling leather upper with a waterproof membrane. The Kamik Nation2 Steel Toe Waterproof Pac Boot is a winter boot that uses a rubber lower outer to keep water out. The upper is a treated nylon that repels water. The upper and lower seams of the boot are specially sealed by Kamik to ensure maximum waterproofing.
Red Wing Work Boot

Kamik Winter Boot
Along with boots having these waterproof technologies we offer different sprays and rub on waxes, oils and dressing. See our blog post on different waterproof application products here. No matter the outdoor activity you are doing, it is very important to keep your feet warm and dry. Rogan’s Shoes has the waterproof boot you need, whether you’re hunting, working, hiking or just looking for a great winter boot. Find a Rogan’s Store located near you or go online at rogansshoes.com.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

UGG and Minnetonka Slippers for Men and Women


All of us struggle to find that perfect gift. This holiday season put a smile on someone's face by getting them slippers for men and women from UGG and Minnetonka. Rogan’s Shoes offers the top selling UGG Coquette for women and the UGG Ascot for men. From Minnetonka, Rogan’s Shoes offers, among others, the 3501 for women and the 3902 for men. Below is a description and picture of each slipper.

UGG Coquette for Women

The UGG Coquette has a pliable sheepskin upper that is lightweight, breathable and moisture wicking to keep feet dry and comfortable. The inside is a luxurious fleece for warmth and comfort. For added style, the Coquette comes with a furry collar. A cushioned insole keeps your feet comfortable if you decide to wear these slippers all day. The rugged molded outsole creates traction and durability with forefoot flex grooves for added comfort when you wear them all day.
















UGG Ascot for Men

The UGG Ascot has a stylish rich suede and leather upper. The slipper is fully lined with plush sheepskin that wicks away moisture and allows air circulation keeping your feet dry. The outsole is molded rubber for better traction and flexibility and has a reinforced heel and toe so you can wear them all day everyday.















Minnetonka 3501 for Women

The Minnetonka 3501 is a moccasin style slipper that comes with a soft suede upper. The stitched toe adds durability while the rawhide bow accent adds style. The moccasin slipper is fully lined keeping your feet warm on the coldest winter nights. The sierra slipper indoor/outdoor sole makes them perfect to be worn around the house, but durable enough to wear outside, if you need to take the trash out for instance, so you won’t have to change shoes.













Minnetonka 3902 for Men

The Minnetonka 3902 is a moccasin style slipper for men that have a suede leather upper.  The moccasin slipper is fully piled lined for warmth and comfort. A faded foam insole ensures added comfort, especially when worn for extended periods of time. The sierra slipper indoor/outdoor sole makes them perfect for indoor wear, but they can be worn outside for short periods of time so you don’t have to keep changing shoes.






Get the perfect gift in time for the holidays at a Rogan’s Shoe store near you or online at the Rogan’s Shoes website.