Friday, July 31, 2015

Time for Gym Class!

Back to school shopping can be some of the most stressful shopping you do. We're going to make the shoe portion of your back to school shopping easy. No required numbers of pairs, no required colors, no required styles. The most popular styles of shoes for back to school include athletic shoes for boys and girls and casual shoes for boys and girls. We've picked a couple of our favorites for both boys and girls to help ease the shopping experience.

Let's start with athletic shoes. Sometimes you'll find yourself needing to purchase a couple of pairs of athletic style shoes for each kid, as some schools require special gym shoes, plus they'll need new athletic styles for every-day wear. Below are a couple options for both boys and girls in athletic styles from our new arrivals. What do you think?

Boys Skechers Nitrate Running Shoes

These shoes provide him with a fun look for back to school. The brand name insures comfort, as these shoes have a memory foam insole. He'll definitely be excited to lace up for gym class or pop them on to catch the bus in the morning with the electric colors.

Boys Adidas Vigor Tr 4 Running Shoes

This pair of sneakers is great for your active son. Again, this shoe is perfect for use as an everyday shoe or especially for gym. With two color choice, this red one, or a blue option, you'll find the shoe that is just right for him. The fun tread pattern that somewhat resembles a creepy crawly, is sure to excite him.

Boys Fila Approach Running Shoes

If your son likes things a little bit more classic and simple, this shoe might be a great option. The classic black and white is accented by pops of cherry red in the laces and the outsole. This shoe is a running style of athletic shoe, but is very versatile in its use.

Girls Fila Tempo Running Shoes

To start out the run of girls shoes, you might want to consider the new Fila Tempo Running Shoes. This shoe features accents in a fun, girly blue, while keeping up with the classic style of a running shoe. She will be excited to wear this for gym class or to walk the halls of the school.

Girls Adidas Vigor TR 6 Running Shoes

To add some functional style that she will love to her wardrobe, you might want to give these shoes a try. The different color blocked sections of pinks, coral, purple and black is sure to put her in the mood to run off some energy in gym class or catch the bus with her best friends in the morning. With a brand like Adidas, you know you're getting a quality product, and with this color combination, you know she's going to love it.

Girls Asics Pre Contend 3 Running Shoes

Waking up early for school will definitely be something that she looks forward to with the bright purple, pink and green of this shoe. She won't have to worry about stopping to tie her shoes throughout the day when the lacing system consists of elastic laces to give the great fit she needs, and a hook and loop closure strap to keep her foot securely in place. (Pssst. This shoe comes in a boys style too.)

Now that we've got athletic shoes taken care of, be sure to check back next week for our picks on casual shoes for kids so they can walk the halls in ultimate style.

Shopping for someone a little older than little kid sizes? Don't worry. Our men's and women's athletics selection has some great back to school picks for your not-so-little-anymore kid as well!

If you're lucky enough to live close to one of our store locations, when you buy one pair, you will ALWAYS get your second pair for half off when you show your receipt in store only to get stocked up on your multi-pair athletic shoe needs. **(Please note that some exclusions apply, and second pair must be equal or lesser value. Buy one get one half off is not available for online purchases.)**

Did you browse our website and see something you liked more than our picks? Which one?

Monday, July 27, 2015

Those Lazy Hazy Crazy Days of Summer

Got back to school shopping on the brain? While retail stores fill their shelves with pencils, markers, notebooks and binders, you may start to think that summer is almost over. Wrong! There is still plenty of sun to be soaked up and fun to be had. 

Puma Narita V2 Running Shoes

This shoe screams summer fun to us. Just because it is a running shoe doesn't mean you have to go running in it. The pretty pastel teal and pink combined with the fun, textured white creates a look that somewhat resembles some kind of ice cream truck or something, right? In all seriousness though, this shoe is a perfect choice to pair with your summer wardrobe, or to wear to the gym. We love this shoe. This is perfect for a trip to the zoo, running errands, working out or a day at an amusement park.

Isola Carlota Dress Shoe

Have a nice dinner that you have to attend, but it's blistering hot out? Try a shoe that provides you with tons of ventilation. (Plus it will show off your killer pedicure that you just got at the salon, or gave yourself with our DIY pedicure suggestions...) This shoe offers a mixture of colors and textures that will make any sun dress look even more amazing. This style would also be great for wearing to the office with a dress or even some dress pants!

Clarks Perri Coast Sandals

Needing to get some errands done with the kids? Try a comfortable, cute sandal. This sandal is available in two different colors and will allow you to tackle your way through your to-do list without having to sacrifice style. You can dress this sandal up with jean shorts and a fun top on a trip to the mall, or wear it with your running shorts and t shirt as you head to the grocery store. The padded footbed helps to make sure you're going to stay on your feet all day!

Have some women's shoes that you've been wearing all summer? What are they? We would love to hear.

Still shopping for some women's summer shoes to finish up your fun, but these three don't light your fancy? You can see our whole selection of womens shoes here:

Friday, July 17, 2015

Add Some Sparkle to your Step

It's summertime. Are you trying to lose the tennis shoes, and step into something a little more....sparkly?

Paired with a sundress, a day on vacation, senior pictures are coming up, a night out with the girls, to the mall, out for ice cream, first day of the new school year, to the beach, out for morning coffee, to the grocery store, date night, because you want to, paired with your favorite jeans, casual Friday at work, on a boat, on a plane, on a train, in a car, to a wedding, to a barbecue.....

We're just trying to give you a list of rhymes and reasons to jump on the glitz trend. So, here's to all the crystals, sequins, jewels, gems, shimmers, glitter and rhinestones in the world. 

Featured above is just a small selection of the sparkle-tastic sandals that we carry. From top left to bottom right, you will see the Yellow Box Paulina, Chinese Laundry Gameshow, Isola Medina, Fit Flop LuluJessica Simpson Roelle, Madden Girl Teager, Nina Baleri and Unlisted Coin Charm. These looks are just a small selection of the sparkly sandals that we have available. To see the full selection, visit our website.

Which featured sandal is your favorite?

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Rogan's Clothing

Most of you know us for our shoes. I mean, it's in our company name. But did you know that we also sell an ever growing selection of clothing items? On our website we have a special section that is dedicated just to clothing and other accessories such as insoles, socks and bags.

What is all of this stuff for? It's for anything. Our clothes are selected with customers in mind. They're intended to be used as workout and practice clothing, but we've come to find that they're great for everyday wear as well! We carry a selection of compression clothing for the serious gym enthusiasts all the way to loose fit for those that just want lounge clothes for the weekend in styles ranging from sleeveless shirts to pants and everything in between.

We also have a small selection of specialty gloves for football and baseball that have just come in!

We carry major athletic clothing brands such as Nike, Adidas, Under Armour and Columbia in men, women and children sizes.

Once you've purchased all your gear, you're going to need a way to get it back and forth to the gym, so why not try a bag from our selection? We carry sackbags, and various sizes of duffles and backpacks.

Don't forget the socks!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Work Boot Guide Online

We know that work boots, while necessary to get the job done, can be hard to shop for. We've created a guide to help you figure out what all of the different features of boots are. It explains the different types of soles on work boots and what they're used for. We will be adding icons to the product descriptions of work boots, so a legend of what the icons mean has been added to this special web page as well. Finally, we've also developed a breakdown of the protection standards that fall under the ASTM rating guidelines.

There are 8 different options that are typically used as the sole on work boots and shoes including rubber, polyurethane, thermoplastic urethane, ethyl vinyl acetate and polyvinyl chloride. Each material has a different set of benefits to it. The breakdown of each of these soles can be found on our website. 

In addition to the different benefits that the various soles of work boots and shoes provide, there are other features that are included in the product design. A few examples include being security safe, waterproof, providing secondary protection from contact with electrical circuits and being chemical resistant. For more information on these and other features, visit our website. 

Finally, our website addresses the 7 sections of protection under the ASTM safety standards. Each shoe or boot comes with a label that will tell what features are in it that looks like the image below.

A breakdown of the significance of this label is available on our website.

Finally, it is important to note that all of the components of a work boot or shoe must be a permanent structure in the construction of the shoe in order to conform to the ASTM standards. Should a feature not be permanent, it does not conform.

Now that you know all about it, let's take you to there.

If you're trying to access it later without the help of this blog, all you have to do is visit our home page, scroll down to the bottom, and then select the link that says "Work Boot Features" as shown below.