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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Winter Boots

Here is a great story from the Living with Amy Show from WLUK TV. This segment is on Winter Boots for this season. This informative video is done with Jackie from Rogan's Shoes. Watch the video and see what's new for fall winter boots. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Womens EMU Winter Boots

This winter, EMU Boots have your feet covered.  EMU Boots are a fashionable, but very functional boot for all types of weather.  They are made from water resistant sheepskin to combat any water stains that could occur.  The water resistant sheepskin will also keep your feet dry and warm all day and night.  The boots are also very breathable and are made to be worn without socks, your feet will still stay warm from the thick wool, but will also stay dry from sweat due to the breathability.  Try them without socks to maximize comfort!  The sheepskin-lined insole is made to maximize comfort and support, also, the insoles are removable and are replaceable if you find the need to refresh your comfort.  The molded heel cup is designed to create maximum comfort and create the best fit to your foot possible. The dual layered EVA rubber outsole is made to have flexibility, support and offers great traction when walking in inclement weather.  Each boot is double stitched for added strength and durability.  The boot fits true to the size you normally wear. If the boot feels tight at first, wear them and the wool will pack down to not only form to your foot perfectly, but also fit true to size!  Rogan's Shoes offers four different EMU winter boots.  Below is a picture and description of each:

Stinger Mini 

The Stinger Mini is the first EMU boot produced and sits just above the ankle.

Stinger Lo 

The Stinger Lo is the classic-styled boot that sits in the middle of the calf.


The Melba is an ankle boot that has an attached fashion button.  It also has a higher cut inside edge to offer a new fashionable look to your winter boots.

Angels Lo 

The Angels Lo style is derived from a biker boot that has an adjustable leather belt in the front to adjust the ease of fit to your preference.  This boot also has a plush raw edged scalloped sheepskin lining for added warmth and comfort.

Find an EMU Boot that fits you at one of our stores located near you or on the Rogan's Shoes Website.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Rogan's Shoe Buyer Interview - Women's Fall and Winter Fashion

Dave is a shoe buyer for Rogan’s Shoes. One of his responsibilities is to analyze what is selling well and what is up and coming in the shoe industry. His knowledge provides a valuable insight for the fashion conscience. I recently had a chance to ask him some questions about women’s fall and winter fashion. Here is what he had to say.
Q. I have noticed that there are a lot of women’s dress boots coming in with low heals. What can you tell me about this trend?
A. Dress boots have become such a staple for a woman that she is often looking to have a pair of boots that she can wear with any outfit. This has led to the variety in styling that has appeared in the last couple years. The low heels has happened in the last two or three years and often works well with the leggings that many women are wearing today.
Q. What other things should we expect to see in womens dress boots this year?
A. Variety is key. Low heels, “shooties” and grey boots have probably been the biggest trends in the last year.
(Life Stride Xcaliber pictured above)
Q. Will Uggs continue to dominate women’s boot fashion?
A. We have not seen any slowdown in our Uggs business. They still dominate. The 10 year run that they are on is unprecedented. It has also helped build up so many other brands in the fall season. This in turn has created a “cold-weather fashion” category that never really existed before.
(UGGS Ultimate Short pictured above)
Q. How do other brands that have a similar look to Uggs compare to actual Uggs?
A. We look at the category as though there are really two different price points and two different groups. There are the actual sheepskin uppers, like Uggs, or those boots that are leather but not sheepskin. Then there are the shoes designed to look like Uggs and the styles that are “cold-weather fashion” but do not look just like an Ugg. We look at these categories and try to fill each group with the best products and values to fit all of our customers’ wants.
If you have any questions for Dave or would like to ask a question that could be featured in our next “Rogan’s Shoe Buyer Interview” leave a comment below.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Womens Rocket Dog Sheriff Boots

Get ready to showoff your cowgirl style with the Rocket Dog Sheriff Boots.  The Sheriff boot offers a softly rugged with a distressed fabric upper style.  The boot has a casual mid-calf fit that is a pull-on slouch. A forming scallop sock line and the wood-like coloring on the rubber traction outsole adds to the western-inspired style.  It also has a 2 1/2” square heel with a rounded toe.  The Rocket Dog Sheriff Boot has an 8” shaft that is slightly slouched for a more modern look.  A 13” circumference with double fabric pull-on straps that makes for easy on and off.  The cushioned insole and flexible midsole makes the Sheriff comfortable enough to wear while on your feet all day.  The Rocket Dog Sheriff Boot can be worn with anything such as jeans, leggings, dresses or skirts.  

Hurry online to to save 15% before the sale ends!  Also, you can find a store near you to take advantage of the in-store buy one pair, get a second pair half off sale!   

Friday, November 4, 2011

Reebok Ex O Fit Hi Original Trainer - Mens

The Reebok Ex O Fit Hi Original Trainer, the original Ex O Fit Hi was produce in the 1980’s, is an updated version of the classic shoe with great style and great feel.  The Ex O Fit is great for those looking for an “Old School” hi-top look.  They are also great for, what they were originally made for, aerobics training and athletics such as basketball.  They are also wonderful shoes for those who work on their feet all day, especially those who constantly walk on loose and uneven terrain.  The Reebok Ex O Fit Hi Original Trainers have the best ankle support with a padded sock liner for added comfort.  Being a classic trainer, the shoe offers great lateral stability with a cushioned mid-sole that has a heel clip to really add to the stability of the shoe.  The high abrasion rubber out-sole is great for durability and the out-sole design on the bottom of the shoe offers superior traction.  The full front lacing and Velcro ankle strap really ties the comfort and support of the shoe together, not to mention add to the classic style.  The simple design and all black color will keep everyone’s feet looking fresh, while staying comfortable and supported.  Once you try these shoes you’ll never look for another shoe, some people have been wearing the Reebok Ex O Fit Hi for over 15 years!       

Find the Ex O Fit Hi Original Trainer at a store location near you or on Rogan’s Shoes website.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Women's Nike Xcellerator Tr Running Shoes

Have you had that perfect pair of running shoes, but haven't been able to find them again, anywhere?  Look no further because, at Rogan's Shoes, we have the womens Nike Xcellerator TR running shoe.  The Xcellerators have a great combination of upper mesh and molded synthetic overlays for great breathability without losing any support.  The heel has a heel crash zone to absorb shock from impact as you are running or walking.  Full length Phylon midsole for added support.  The Nike Xcellerator TR running shoe is very light and flexible, great for running, training, walking or working conditions.  For their value, these shoes are the most comfortable running shoes you will ever wear.   Your feet will feel just as good when you take them off as when you put them on.  This shoe is incredibly hard to find, especially in all the sizes that Rogan's Shoes has!

Fall in love with your pair of Nike Xcellerator TR running shoe online at or find a store located near you.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Bare Traps Winter Boots for Women

Ladies winter is coming and this means cold weather, snow, and sleet. To keep your feet warm, dry and comfortable you need a good women's winter boot. One that will not only keep your feet warm and dry but one that will also fit your budget. A good solution is Bare Traps winter boots! Not only are they constructed for winter wear they are quality made and affordable. Check out a great selection of Bare Traps boots at the this link. Bare Traps Women's Boots. Choose from styles like: Baylee, Elexa, Dory, Frossy and more. Thanks and send us your comments.