Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bump, Set, Spike!


Volleyball season is coming soon (or already here for some). Do you have the right gear?

We just wanted to take a brief moment to share some tips for this season so you can bump, set and spike your way to victory.

Tip #1
Volleyball shoes are not the same as running, training or basketball shoes. While volleyball shoes usually look very similar to other styles of athletic shoes, especially running and training shoes, they are constructed to specifically help you perform better on the court. The outsole on a volleyball shoe is made from a gum rubber sole material which will give you better traction on the gym floor. In a volleyball shoe, the midsole support is in the ball of the foot and allows for lateral movement instead of forward movement.

Tip #2
Volleyball shoes are not meant to be worn off of the court. Gum rubber is a soft material. If you wear them on abrasive surfaces, the soles will wear out very quickly, and you probably won't make it through the season with just the one pair of shoes.

Tip #3
Volleyball shoes are not meant to last longer than one season under regular wear. If it is worn almost every day out of the week for practices or games, you will most likely not get more than one season out of them.

Tip #4
If the sides by the ankle become weaker and you lose traction in the shoe, it is time to replace them.

Tip #5
Volleyball shoes should fit snug, not tight to the foot. You should not be able to move your foot inside the shoe, even though the shoe is flexible enough to move with you. A finger width should be what is between the tip of your toes and the tip of the shoe.


Now that you know a little bit more about how your shoes should fit and how they differ from other shoes, take a look at our selection of womens volleyball shoes.

Do you have more tips to share? What are some of your favorite volleyball shoes that we sell?

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Touchdown!


Back to school shopping means that Fall is right around the corner, and Fall means that it is time for some FOOTBALL! We carry a range of football cleats for boys and men, so you're sure to find the perfect pair for them to play under the Friday night lights. Before buying a pair of football cleats, there are a few things to keep in mind including the style of the shoe, the type of cleats and the materials the shoes are made of. We may not be able to teach you how to get a touchdown, but we can teach you how to get the right cleats.


Style

There are 3 different styles of football cleats: high-tops, mid-cut and low-cut. High-tops feature a taller collar shaft, which will provide you with more support during lateral movement. Typically, linemen benefit from the purchase of a high-top styled shoe. A mid-cut cleat style will give you increased ankle support without restricting your movement, making it perfect for positions such as defensive backs, running backs, quarterbacks and wide receivers. A low-cut cleat style gives you a lightweight fit. This style will provide you with the ability to move easily and change movements rapidly.


Cleats

There are 2 different kinds of cleats: molded and detachable. The type of cleat that is right for you depends primarily on the type of surface you're going to be playing on the most. A molded cleat is permanently attached to the shoe. Molded rubber is typically used on turf shoes to give better spring to the step. A detachable cleat features studs that can be removed, allowing you to replace them if they break, or change them out when you switch field surfaces. Shorter studs work best with dry or hard surfaces, and longer studs work best for wet or squishy fields.


Material

Finally, the material the upper portion of the shoe is made of should be taken into consideration. Football cleats are typically made from either leather or a synthetic material. Leather allows your feet to breathe better and provides more flexibility. Leather is more durable, but that comes with a price. A synthetic material helps cut the cost of the shoes, but doesn't give you quite as much ability for the feet to breathe or durability. Synthetic materials can be found on almost all shoes as accents and areas for support.


Fit tips

Football cleats should fit tightly. Not so tight that you feel like the the hulk when he gets angry, but tight enough so that you can experience all the benefits and support a football cleat provides. If it isn't comfortable when you first put it on, odds are they're probably never going to be comfortable enough. The shoes will break in a little bit, but not much. After purchasing a new pair of cleats, it's important to break them in slowly, as to not irritate your feet. Start by wearing them in around the house for a bit. When you're sure you've found the right ones, it's time to take them to the field! You'll want to make sure to only wear them for a fraction of practice to begin with, and slowly increase the time you wear them until you work your way up to wearing them all practice.


Now that you know how to pick them, it's time to start shopping! You can see our whole selection of boys and girls football cleats at our website; we carry a variety of brands and styles including Adidas, Nike, Under Armour and Reebok.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Back To School Contest Rules


Rogan’s Shoes Back to School Contest Rules

By entering this contest you agree to the following Contest Rules:
  1. To enter you must submit an answer to our quiz question and provide your first and last name and email address on the contest entry portion of the Facebook page of Rogan’s Shoes. 
  2. The winners must not have previously won a Rogan’s Shoes contest within the last six months. If a selected entrant has won another Rogan’s Shoes contest within six months prior to August 11, 2015, then another entrant will be randomly drawn to win.
  3. Entries will be accepted beginning at 9:30 a.m. CST on August 11, 2015 and ending at 10:00 p.m. CST on August 23, 2015. 
  4. Only one entry is allowed per email address and multiple entries that use the same email address will not be accepted.
  5. No purchase is required to enter the contest. A purchase does not improve your chance of winning. 
  6. From the entrants that provide the correct answer, one entrant will be chosen at random as the winner of a $75 online coupon code, and one entrant will be chosen at random as the winner of a $25 online coupon code. Winners will be chosen on August 24, 2015 and notified via an email from socialmedia@rogansshoes.com
  7. The winners will receive an online coupon code that can be used toward the purchase of any item from the www.rogansshoes.com website. Some brand exclusions apply. See item 12 below.
  8. By entering this contest, you agree that your first name and the first letter of your last name may be posted on any social media site run by www.rogansshoes.com. Your full last name will not be posted.
  9. To enter you must be at least 13 years old and reside in the United States.
  10. Employees of Rogan’s Shoes, Incorporated and their families are not eligible to enter this contest. 
  11. A winner’s purchase is not eligible for free shipping unless the total of the winner’s order, excluding the price of the item purchased with the online coupon code, is at least $50.
  12. The winner will not be able to apply the online coupon code towards the purchase of any shoes from the following brands: Ugg, Dansko, Air Jordan, Keen, Keen Utility, Merrell, Jessica Simpson, Minnetonka, Rockport Works, Sanuk, Under Armour, Danner and BOGS.
  13. The online coupon code must be used to make a purchase within two weeks after receipt of the code.
You understand and agree that this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Now that you've read through all the official rules, make sure to enter the contest here: https://p.antavo.com/f/C7h/ 

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Back to School Style


As promised in our Time For Gym Class blog, we've now made a list of the top back to school styles to help your kid rule the hallway.

Let's start with girls.







Girls Skechers Bobs Heather Heaven












Help her get back to the books in style with these shoes! They're fun and fashionable enough to please your little one, and with Skechers in the name, you know they're going to be a great shoe. The grey color helps to make them versatile so that the fashionista inside her will be able to wear them with multiple outfits.














Girls Stride Rite Wish Lights Rapunzel








Maybe your daughter wants to add some fun to her back to school wardrobe this year. If that is the case, these shoes might be a great choice for you! The hook and loop strap across the top helps make it super easy for her to slip into these shoes and get out the door to catch her bus in the mornings.











Girls Birkenstock Boston







These shoes are one of the most popular styles for back to school. The slip on style makes mornings super easy, and the neutral color means they'll look great with just about anything! With a name like Birkenstock, you know you're getting a great quality product.





Now, it's time for boys.











Boys Skechers Grambler Felux









This athletic styled shoe will be perfect for getting back to the books. The simple style makes for a no fuss morning where he'll be ready to head to the bus in no time. A neutral color means that this shoe will go with any outfit he sets his mind to. These shoes will keep him comfortable so he can focus on learning, not hurting feet.











Boys Sperry Top-Sider Intrepid






Few shoes get the casual and classic style rep that Sperry shoes get. This would be the perfect addition for your boys' fall wardrobe. He'll be too cool for school in these, but don't worry, we'll keep it our little secret.














Boys Merrell Jungle Moc Slip On









These simple slip on shoes will prove to be a versatile part of his wardrobe. They'll look great with everything in his closet and be perfect for busy mornings.


If you didn't see something that lit your fancy, check out our whole selection of kids shoes.



Is your child too big for kids sizes? Shop our selection of women's and men's styles for back to school as well!


Now that you have your kids' casual shoe school supply list and their athletic shoe school supply list, time to get shopping at our website! Let us know what you picked!