Thursday, February 28, 2013

Take a Hike in Proper Hiking Shoes

Better weather is on its way and if you love to go hiking through the woods and on trails, then you need proper shoes. Did you know that there are different types of shoes made for your certain hiking excursions? So keep reading and you'll find out which shoe you'll need!

Light hiking shoes: Low-cut models with flexible midsoles are perfect for a day hiking. If you are light-backpacking, these are good for long-distance journeys. It is said that 1 pound on your foot equals to 5 pounds on your back so whether this is true or not, traveling light feels better.                 

          Merrell Siren Sport 2 Hiking Shoes

Hiking Boots: Mid or high-cut models intended for day hikes or weekend backpacking trips with light loads. These boots flex easily but they lack the support and durability of backpacking boots.
Backpacking boots: These are designed to carry loads of varying weights on multiday trips for long distances. These are durable and supportive, with stiffer midsoles than lighter footwear.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Running Injuries and Prevention

With Spring on the way, people can't wait to get outside again and start being active. People are starting the Spring sports season and getting back into shape. Are you an active runner? Then maybe your muscles will start feeling the pain as you start working out again. If you are in pain or are feeling sore, then you need to find out if you have an injury, what kind it is and how you can reduce or prevent further injury from happening.

Here is a list of common injuries caused by running:

Shin Splint:

Pain in the front or inside of the lower leg along the shin bone (tibia). Shin splints occur after a change in activity, such as running farther or increasing the number of days you run. 

      Most likely to get shin splints: People with flat feet.
         1. Rest
         2. Stretch
         3. Slow down activity after healing.

Muscle Pull:

This is a small muscle tear caused by over-stretching the muscle. You may feel a popping sensation as it tears. Hamstrings, quadriceps and calf are most commonly affected.

         1. Rest
         2. Ice
         3. Compression
         4. Elevation

Plantar Fasciitis:

This is an inflammation of the plantar fascia which is the thick band of tissue in the bottom of the foot that extends from the heel to the toes. It may occur due to increased activity, but may occur with no identifiable reason.

         1. Calf stretches
         2. Ice the bottom of the foot

Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS):

This syndrome causes pain on the outside of the knee. It is a ligament that runs along the outside of the thigh, from the top of the hip to the outside of the knee and occurs when the ligament thickens and rubs on the knee bone, causing inflammation. If you run long distance, you have a higher chance of developing ITBS.

         1. Decrease amount of exercise
         2. Heat and stretching before exercise
         3. Ice after exercise

Achilles Tendinitis:

This is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. This is the large tendon that attaches the calf to the back of the heel. You will know you have this if there is pain and stiffness in the area of the tendon or tight calf muscles. It is caused by repetitive stress due to increasing running distance.

         1. Rest
         2. Icing the area
         3. Calf stretches

Tips to Prevent these Injuries:

By taking precaution, you can prevent these common injuries.
  • Listen to your body: Don't ignore pain. If there is consistent pain that doesn't get better with rest, see your health care provider. 
  • Create a running plan: Talking to a trainer will help you make a plan right for you and how much fitness you can handle.
  • Warm-up and stretch: Do this before and after exercise. (Especially your calf, hamstrings, and quadriceps)
  • Wear proper shoes! Wear proper-fitting socks and shoes with good support. If  the soles of your current running shoes are worn thin, it's time to get a new pair! (Here at Rogan's of course!)

Monday, February 25, 2013

HURRY Facebook contest ending soon!

It is finally coming down to the last week to enter into our "Trade in your old '
sole' for a new pair" Facebook contest!

If you have no idea what we are talking about, let us explain!

We are having a Facebook Contest, where you can enter a pair of your most disgusting pair of running shoes. Here are the directions:

  • Go to our Official Rogan's Shoes Facebook page
  • Go to our "Win Running Shoes" app, which is located next to our photos
  • There you will be lead to a page that explains the detail!
  • After you read those details, submit your worst looking running shoes!
  • Share to all of your friends and family
  • Get the most votes
  • WIN a free pair of SAUCONY running shoes of your choice!
Now please don't tell us that this isn't fun, because it definitely is! So instead of staying on here, please go and enter in our contest! We already have 7 people entered in to win! You should probably change that, so you have a chance to partake and be one step closer to hopefully winning! If you don't feel like entering into the contest, you should still go and vote for your pick at the worst shoe that people have already entered!

Good luck and may the worst shoe win!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spring is on the way! Break out your running shoes!

Ready for warmer Spring weather? Well it's coming! And that means we can start being active again and get outside. But wait! Don't forget your running shoes! With so many shoes to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one will be the best for you. From lightweight, flexible shoes to the traditional, heavy cushioned shoes, how do you determine which one to buy? The answer is based on how you run.

Here is a more traditional, heavy cushioned running shoe. These shoes are mostly for heel-to-toe strikers. This means that as you run, your heel hits the ground first. It is cushioned from the heel and then to the mid and front part of the shoe to protect your foot from impact. Like this shoe? It is our Women's Avia A5360 Running Shoe!

Here is a newer, lightweight, flexible running shoe. These have minimal cushioning along the bottom. If you compare these two shoes, take a look at the heel on both of them. The heel is lower on the lightweight shoe. (just a different feature between them) So these shoes are for runners who are midsole or forefoot strikers. So if you strike the ground with the front or middle part of your foot, then take a run in these! Like this shoe? It is our Women's Avia A5919W Running Shoe!

Try this: Go for a run and see what kind of runner you are! Then you will know which running shoe will work best for you! Rogan's Shoes has a site-wide sale of 20% off going now! So take advantage of this deal!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Protect your shoes from the snow!

Have you ever stepped into a puddle of water, stomped through the slushy snow, or walked on salted sidewalks? Well then you must know the damage this has done to your shoes. Leather and suede are the most commonly affected by snow and water. If you want to protect your shoe from these elements or want to fix your shoes' current condition, then here are some tips to help!

                               Use a waterproof protectant. 
                                  There are two kinds: Creams/oils and Spray

See the white marks on these?
To apply the cream and oil, use a dry cloth to apply and let it sit for up to an hour to wipe again to remove excess. Creams have advantages and disadvantages over using spray waterproof protectant. Creams and oils condition the leather but might change the color of the shoes slightly or create a layer of buildup. However sprays may not be as effective because they aren't being worked into your shoes. 

  1. Understand the material your shoes are made of. Waterproofing for suede is different than leather. Using a leather spray on a suede shoe can ruin the shoe.
  2. Once you have the right spray, clean your shoes. You don't want to seal in dirt!
  3. Cover up anything on the shoe you don't want sprayed because it might change the color of it!
  4. Let shoes dry and weatherproof your shoes once a year to keep protecting!
Give your shoes some love so you can keep wearing them! 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Win a Pair of Saucony Running Shoes in our Facebook Contest!

Have an old, beat up pair of running shoes in your closet just taking up space? Well instead of throwing them away, take a picture of them and have the chance to win a new pair! Starting today through March 4, we are launching our 'Trade in your old "soles" for a New Pair' Facebook contest. Want to know how to enter?

  1. Go to our Official Rogan's Shoes Facebook page and click on the "Win Free Running Shoes" app link.
  2. Upload your old running shoes under the Enter to Win tab.
  3. The objective? To get the most votes than other contestants on your picture in order to win!
  4. So tell all your friends and family to vote for your picture so you can be running in your new Saucony shoes!
Can your shoes beat these? Here is our example of an old "sole."
Trade these old "soles" for...

These new "soles!"
Just one of many Saucony's to choose from! 

So take those old shoes out of the closet and don't bother dusting them off because that just might make you win! If you have any questions, feel free to ask us!  Good luck!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Wedges or Heels: Which do you prefer?

                Are you a shoe lover? Are you in love with wedges or high heels?
wedge sandals high heel sandal dress casual special events party shoes

Womens Aerosoles At First Plush Wedge Sandals    VS    Unlisted All Natural T-Strap Prom Dress Sandals

You are shoe shopping and you see these two shoes next to each other and you stop and wonder which one to choose. Here are some things to think about before you decide:
  • Think about where you will be wearing the shoes. Are you going to be outside? Then maybe a safe bet would be to choose the wedges. Why? Walking in grass with heels can be a difficult task. The heel can get stuck into the ground every step you take. Another example is going to a beach wedding perhaps. Walking in sand will be very hard if you are in heels. Wedges have somewhat of a flat surface that will deal better in these types of situations.
  • Do heels give a more glamorous, elegant look? While wedges are more casual and can be worn as a summer sandal? What do you think? You decide!
  • Wedges are considered to be more comfortable because your entire body weight can rest upon the shoe. Ever walk in heels and the heel breaks? Or as you walk, the heel wobbles off and you twist your ankle? Just some things to consider!
  • Some say that wearing heels provide a long lean look that makes your legs look longer. So why add bulk when wearing wedges? Do you think this is true?

So what will it be? The wedges or the heels?

Like these shoes? Check them out at Rogan's Shoes!
Aerosoles At First Plush Wedge Sandal Unlisted TStrap Dress Sandal

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Spend a day sledding with friends! Don't forget your boots!

There is still time left to hit the hills and go sledding! Or if you aren't into sledding... make a snowman!  Whatever you choose to do, don't forget to put on your warm boots before you go out! Nobody likes cold snow in their shoe! Take a look at these durable, waterproof North Face winter boots. 
Nupste Bootie Fur 4 Winter Boot

These will be sure to keep you dry and warm. The perfect boots for your outdoor excursion! And right now Rogan's Shoes is having their Site Wide 20% off sale for Men, Women & Kids so take advantage of this deal and gear up for the rest of winter! If you have any questions feel free to call Rogan's Shoes toll free number at 1-800-976-4267

Monday, February 11, 2013

Did you get a gift for Valentine's Day yet?

Valentine's Day is on Thursday! Do you still need something for your sweetie or do you simply want to treat yourself? Why not choose the Sofft Valletta Dress Shoe? This women's dress shoe is classy yet fun! They are stylish pumps that come in black with red polka dots or black with white polka dots! 

Sofft Valletta Women's Dress Shoe
Soft Valletta Dress Shoe

What a perfect shoe to spice up a little black dress or just something to dress up jeans and a nice shirt. The shoe is constructed with smooth lining and a cushioned insole, this shoe will surely keep you on your feet longer with more comfort. Why would you not want to get this shoe? Well let me sweeten this  deal. All dress shoes are 20% off!  So hurry and visit Rogan's Shoes and order these shoes now! If you have any questions feel free to call Rogan's Shoes toll free number at 1-800-976-4267. First let us know what do you think of this stylish pump? Are they classy yet fun? Can you see yourself wearing these? 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Dress Shoe Sale in Progress. Ends Soon.

Get new dress shoes for that special occasion or just to freshen up your look. Choose from dress shoes for Women. Men and Kids. From the top name brands like: Steve madden, Born, Unlisted,  Sofft, Florsheim and many more. Update your style with new dress shoes from

Dress Shoe Sale for Women, Men and Kids

Dress up your day with new dress shoes for the entire family from RogansShoes.comHurry sale ends on Monday at Midnight CSTAny questions? Call us toll free @ 1-800-976-4267.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Last Chance! Athletic Shoe Sale - Ends Monday!

Last chance! The 20% Off Athletic Shoe Sale ends on Monday (midnight CST). Get athletic shoes for the entire family on sale from Shop now before the sale ends.

Brighten your day with new athletic shoes for men, women and kids from RogansShoes.comAny questions? Call us toll free @ 1-800-976-4267.