Friday, January 30, 2015

Athletic shoe fitting guide

It's that time of year when people decide to make the great choice to become more fit and active.  To help those who are trying to improve their lifestyle, we think having the right athletic shoe can be a difference maker in sticking to your goals. We gathered some of our best tips to make sure you choose the right shoe.
Skechers Flex Appeal First Glance Running Shoes - Womens Periwinkle
Our first tip about athletic shoes is that you get what you pay for.  We're not saying buy the most expensive or latest and greatest shoe if you are just starting out.  There is a difference between at $30-shoe and a $75-shoe.  For running shoes you want something that is made out of quality material.

Tip number two, know when to get a new pair of shoes when necessary.  Most running shoes need to be replaced after 400 miles of use. Other ways to tell if you need new shoes is if the traction wears off, the sole is worn out as well or the shoe becomes uncomfortable in general.
Asics GEL-Nimbus 15 Running Shoes - Womens Green White Yellow
Tip number three, shop at the end of the day is possible.  This will help make sure that the shoes will fit your feet when they are swollen from walking around.

Tip number four, do not assume you know your size shoe.  Each company does vary, a size 8 from Nike may not be the same as an 8 from Asics. You can have someone measure your foot to make sure that you find the right size right away.
Puma Voltaic 5 Hyper Running Shoes - Womens Turbulence Tradewinds Silver
Tip number five, do not buy a shoe exclusively from looks.  It may not have the support you need or be comfortable for long amounts of time.

Tip number six, make sure the shoe isn't too small or tight.  This may sound obvious but some shoes can't be broken in and this can lead to blisters and general discomfort.

What other tips do you have for finding the ideal athletic shoe? Share your thoughts below.

We hope these tips help find the most comfortable shoe for you. Come into our stores or check out our selection online for all of our athletic shoes.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Men's shoe picks for January

As this winter continues, it's always important to make sure your shoes are looking great.  This week, we have picked shoes that will make any man's out fit look better.

Caterpillar Footwear Duncan Casual Boots - Mens Dark Beige
Our first pick, above, is the Caterpillar Footwear Duncan Casual boot. Not only does this shoe possess classic fashion, it also has the function of a high quality boot.  It is long lasting, durable and has a full grain leather upper.

It also has:

  • Pull up leather upper
  • Nylon mesh lining
  • Removable EVA sock liner
  • T1028 rubber outsole
For those who are trying to become more active, the Reebok Trailgrip Rs 3.0 Trail running shoe is a great starting point. This is a shoe that will catch anyone's eye and provides a cushioned foot and midsole to make sure you stay comfortable during a run or hike.
Reebok Trailgrip Rs 3 Trail Running Shoes - Mens Grey

Our last pick, the Vans Old Skool Mte Skate shoe, rides the line between style and comfort.  With a weatherproofed upper, fleece lining and functional outsole, your feet will stay warm from harsh winter conditions.
Vans Old Skool Mte Skate Shoes - Mens Burgundy Tobacco White
What do you think of these shoes? Which one would you choose? Check out our selection of other men's shoes here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter boot picks for the whole family

Fight the freezing winter by buying a pair of boots that will keep you and the whole family warm. To go along with our sale of 20% off all winter boots, we want to offer some of our recommendations.

Our first pick is the Bearpaw Cheri Comfort boot. With a cushioned footbed and faux fur lining, it is the perfect boot to keep feet warm and comfortable.  The glitter upper is an eye catcher and will look adorable.
Bearpaw Cheri Comfort Boots - Girls Pink
The Skechers Grand Jams - Unlimited women's winter boot is perfect for a night on the town or on the trails.
Skechers Grand Jams - Unlimited Winter Boots - Womens Brown
For boys, the Crocs Gust boot is great for playing outside.  With a rubber outsole pod, traction and durability won't be a problem.
Crocs Crocband Gust Boot Winter Boots - Boys Black White

Our last pick is the Dr. Martens R15461 Casual boot for men.  This boot is great because it can weather the elements and still look good.
Dr. Martens R15461 Casual Boots - Mens Tan
Which boot is your favorite? Are we missing a boot that is too good to ignore? Let us know in the comments below. Check out our selection of boots online at Rogan's Shoes.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Our picks for women's boots for January

The new year is in full swing and it might be time to update your look. Good news! We are here to help you find something that will catch anyone's eye. We scanned our new arrivals for the best picks so you can look like the trend setter that you are.

Our first pick is the Roxy Bartlett Casual boot.  This boot is great for winter weather because of its fold-over cuff is perfect for fighting cold temperatures.

Roxy Bartlett Casual Boots - Womens
Our next pick, is the BareTraps Anibeth Winter boot. Be comfortable with style, the Anibeth features water-resistant leather and a faux fur upper collar to help you stay warm and dry.
BareTraps Anibeth Comfort Boots - Womens Black
The Steve Madden Gilte Dress boot is our third pick. With a neutral color like brown this boot offers versatility to match almost any outfit and give it an edgy look. 
Steve Madden Gilte Dress Boots - Womens Taupe

Our last pick is for those who love dress pumps.  The Life Stride Bestow Dress shoe, is great way to look great without the uncomfortable pressure from high heels. 
Life Stride Bestow Dress Shoes - Womens Black

Are we missing a boot? Which shoe would you choose to wear when you go out on the town? Check out our selection and see what other boots can be found at Rogan's Shoes.

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year, New You, New Shoes!

We all know that with the New Year, comes a list of resolutions and a mentality that this year will be "your year". Most people succeed in the first month or two of the new year, but then start to lose either focus, motivation or simply get bored and ultimately give up before the year is half over.

With that in mind, we made a Pinterest board to help you out with the most common New Years Resolutions. It's filled with workouts to try, motivation, inspiration, organizational techniques, quotes and the shoes that will help you with your goals.

A great way to stay on track is to make sure you're rewarding yourself along the way. Did you launch your own business or get a promotion? Did you lose 20 pounds? Or finally finish that bathroom remodel and garage organization project? No matter the success, it deserves a reward.  A great reward. A new pair of shoes reward.

The Jessica Simpson Calie (first picture) or the Life Stride Vivian (second picture) is sure to be a great weight loss or work promotion reward for yourself. The red color of the Calie or the style of the Vivian will make the new you stand out, and they're fashionable enough to go with anything! Show off what you've worked very hard on to achieve! For more dress shoes, visit our website.

Jessica Simpson Calie - Womens Black

Life Stride Vivian Mary Jane Pump Dress Shoes - Womens Black

Did you and your husband finish a home remodel or finally organize that garage that has been a mess for years? Reward yourself for completing the task at hand with some great casual shoes for him or her. The Women's Dansko Elise Casual Shoes are sure to compliment your successes around the home and make comfortable weekend shoes when you're trading the work heels for something a little more comfortable to run errands in. The Men's Skechers Torrey Casual Shoes will serve as the perfect reward for helping around the home. Perfect for casual Fridays at work or a weekend full of errands and house work, they serve as a job well done.

Dansko Elise Casual Sneaker Shoes - Womens Black Purple

Skechers Torrey Lace Up Casual Shoes - Mens Grey Charcoal

Shoes don't have to be your only motivation. There are other ways to stick to your resolutions. Having an accountability partner gives you someone who wants to reach the same goal as you. Another great motivator is by having visuals around the house for yourself. Consider putting post it notes around your home to remind you of your goals. You can also make a collage of pictures relating to your goals. Slip ups are a natural part of a lifestyle change; don't beat yourself up over them. We all make mistakes. Just keep in mind that it takes 21 days for an action to become a habit.

Reaching your goals is always important. If your motivation is some new shoes, then check out our selection of shoes.  Remember that you can take on your resolutions. Happy New Year and best of luck to you! May your year be filled with many wonderful memories, completed resolutions and of course, new shoes.