Friday, November 28, 2014

Our picks for Black Friday

It's Black Friday and there are deals galore. To help make your day easier, we made some picks for that special someone in your life.

Our first pick is the Two Lips Tooflip Tall Dress boot.


Two Lips Tooflip Tall Dress Boots - Womens Black

This boot is great for going out and can give you an edgy look that will catch everyone's attention.

  • Classified as a motorcycle style boot
  • Decorative straps and adjustable buckles
  • Distressed leather look
  • 1 inch heel
Our second pick is the Adidas Clima Aerate 2 running shoe.








Adidas Clima Aerate 2 Running Shoes - Womens Green

The Clima Aerate is great to for the gym, running or running errands.  The climacool ventilation keeps your feet feeling great throughout the day.  With high-performance inner linings, sweat and moisture  doesn't build up in your shoe.  With ADIWEAR technology, this shoe provides durability and support that you can't find in most shoes.

For men, get the Crevo Core Life Style shoe.  

Crevo Core mens Life Style Sneaker 



















This sneaker can update the look of any man. With true garment dyed and a washed canvas upper, this shoe was made for style and comfort.



The Carolina CA3526 Steel Toe Work boot is the perfect combination of comfort and value. This steel toe boot won't break the bank and will be able to meet the demands of a hard day's work.
Carolina CA3526 Steel Toe Work Boots - Mens Dark Brown

This boot also has:
  • Copper Crazy Horse leather upper
  • Waterproof Scubaliner
  • Cement Construction
  • Removable EVA footbed
  • Steel shank
  • Rubber outsole
  • Electrical hazard rated
Who did you think of when you saw these shoes?  Check out our selection online, or come out to a store and find the perfect pair of shoes (or boots).

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?