Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring into your Run

Now that winter is finally over, it’s the perfect time to get our sites set on running in the great outdoors again. No more winter boots, or bulky jackets because we have fresh air, new running shoes and getting back into the swing of things to look forward to. Spring is always a very busy time in the shoe industry with shipments of new sandals, casual shoes and athletic shoes almost daily! So far we’ve discussed some of the major updates that Sperry Shoes have gone through before their debut this season.
Some of the most noteworthy products that we have gotten in thus far definitely fall into the running shoes category, with brands like Asics, Saucony, Brooks and New Balance being among the front runners. There are new color combinations and updated versions of shoes being added to our shelves continuously.

Brooks Feature
Here’s just a few of the notable arrivals of the Brooks brand that we’ve gotten in.


Similarly, here’s a great collection of updated Saucony shoes to choose from.

One thing to remember is that brand name is not the end all, be all question to ask yourself with running shoes. You want to make sure that you get a great fit and that you’re going to get the support that you need. When you’re shopping for a running shoe, take into consideration whether or not you pronate when you walk. If you tend to overpronate when you walk or run, you will benefit from getting a stability shoe, such as the Brooks Transcend 3 pictured above. If you don’t have a problem with pronation in your stride, a neutral shoe is going to probably be the best option for you. With so many styles to choose from, make sure that you’re allowing yourself plenty of time to shop at the store when you’re trying them on, especially if it’s a brand you’ve never had before. If you wear an orthotic or any kind of special insoles regularly with your shoes, don’t be afraid to take them shopping with you! If it doesn’t fit in the store, it’s not going to fit when you’re home, so keep that in mind. Still a little unsure of how to properly fit yourself in some running shoes? What does neutral and stability shoe actually mean? Take a look at the Rogan’s Shoes Best Fit Guide below for some more help. This guide was developed in house and will help answer some of those technical questions for you.


Friday, March 18, 2016

Quiz: What type of shoe are YOU?

Have you ever wondered what type of shoe you are? Maybe a running shoe or a stylish dress shoe.
Or would you be more like sandals, casual shoe, some slippers or work boots? Well wait no longer! Take our short quiz to help decide what type of shoe that you are and if you're satisfied with your answer make sure to check out our website!!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring Cleaning Tips: 10 Ways to Make it More Enjoyable!

Every year when the sun doesn’t hide behind the clouds anymore  and the birds start chirping, what is the first thing we do in our houses to get some fresh air circulating? Open a window, right! Well, when the window is open and the air starts pouring in, all the dust that has collected throughout the winter wreaks havoc on your family, pets, and furniture. There is so much to do in preparation for spring, but don’t get overwhelmed, it will all get done if you set your mind to it. Spring cleaning can be such a drag…but let’s make it fun! With these 10 simple tips, you can have a clean house and have fun doing it! Who would’ve thought!

Here are some tips that I found helpful for spring cleaning that I wanted to share with you!
  1. Go in with a POSITIVE mindset- This is not the time to be dreading cleaning because this is the time you get to reinvent the look of your house/apt. for spring! You can change up the furniture, get rid of old things that are only taking up space and make room for new items you want to purchase! If you go in with a positive mindset, the day won’t be wasted by cleaning, but will be enjoyed because you are creating a new feel for your house, which can be super fun.
  2. Make a list- Don’t feel like you know everything that needs to be done in your house. You may know what you should do, but writing down a list of everything helps to give you physical confirmation of when a job is accomplished. By doing this, you can make sure to start BIG and tackle your toughest jobs first when you have enough energy. Then, after you can go to easier tasks, which will allow you to put more effort into those.
  3. Buy your supplies EARLY-  If you buy your supplies early and set them out together, you will know exactly what you need to do and you will be able to accomplish it. You don’t want to use the same stuff from last year or forget to check your cabinets because you might not have enough Windex left (for example) to finish the job. One trick is to buy cloths or sponges of specific colors for specific areas of your house. That way you can reuse them and also so you don’t bring germs from one area of your house to another. In this category I will also add that buying a tool kit will be very helpful to repair anything that broke over winter or if you come across a screw that is loose. By having your own already, it will reduce the time spent fixing this item because you have the tools you need to complete the task right away.
  4. Break up the work-  Remind yourself right before you start that everything doesn’t have to be done the exact day you start it. By making a list, you can pinpoint specific things that you want to get done on certain days so you know you’re moving in the right direction. If you know that you may not finish everything in one day, then you won’t be discouraged afterwards if you don’t. However, if you do finish in one day, it will be a good surprise!
  5. Recruit workers!- No one ever said that spring cleaning was a one person job! Go grab you friends, your kids, your neighbors, ANYONE will work! This way you can split the responsibilities between multiple people to help get to the end faster. Now you will have people to talk to as well as lending a helping set of hands to clean the house. And why not start a new spring tradition? You can have a small reunion with your friends you haven’t been able to meet up with over the cold, winter making this a win-win situation.
  6. Open the windows- Cleaning in darkness is only going to put you to sleep and conceal the dirt even more! Open up the windows and the blinds and get some sunshine and fresh air in your house. This will help to invigorate your system and allow you to have a happier mindset while cleaning. It will also help to unveil all of the hiding dust, dirt and grime that has been hiding over winter.
  7. Turn on the music- What better way to get you in a good mood than putting on your favorite CD or clicking onto your perfect Pandora channel and then starting to clean? Don’t be afraid to shout out the lyrics—after all, it is your house! Just feel free to have a fun time because you ultimately decide your mindset when it comes to cleaning.
  8. Give yourself breaks- As I mentioned before, not everything has to be done in one day! So don’t try to squeeze it all into your day and become stressed. Take a break every once in a while. Sit down or even go outside and take a walk. Play with your kids or just go get some fresh air. It will never benefit to be locked inside all day doing the same tasks. Sometimes, by just taking a few minutes to refocus, the task at hand seems easier to complete.
  9. Random checkups- It is easier to keep your house (and/or) life clean when you don’t wait until the last minute to do so. By doing random checkups every once in a while on if your house is staying clean or not, it will be more beneficial than waiting for one weekend and having to clean EVERYTHING.
  10. REWARD YOURSELF-  Spring cleaning of your house and your mind is a BIG task! One that should be rewarded! You have worked long and hard to finally have a clean home and it wasn’t easy so don’t be afraid to treat yourself because you deserve it! This is so important to reward yourself because you accomplished what you set your mind to, and that is pretty cool if you ask me!

Hope these tips help! Take the time to tell us “What does Spring Cleaning mean to you?” We’d love to hear back from you! Did you just go through your closet and get rid of all your clothes and shoes? Check out our website to get yourself some new spring kicks.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Tis’ the Season for Sperry

Spring Fever is in the air, and new sandals, running shoes and casual shoes are flooding our stores. One new addition that we’re particularly fond of is the Sperry Koifish Boat Shoes. Sperry is a style of shoe that the eye can easily identify based on its classic boat shoe style. Recently, Sperry made some changes to the style of the shoe that included streamlining the upper and shortening the height of the outsole. The shoes look extremely stylish and streamlined, and perfect for transitioning your wardrobe from winter to spring. Sperry has introduced some awesome colors and patterns for this upcoming season as well; they’re definitely at the top of our wish list.

These shoes are definitely stylish and sophisticated by land and by sea, so get ready to show them off! There’s a rubber outsole that gives you great traction without leaving scuff marks behind. The classic laces at the top give you the finished look you know and love. With the cute patterns and colors, you’ll definitely want to be showing off your shoes, so try pairing your Sperry Koifish Boat Shoes with a sundress or your favorite capris before you reach for a pair of jeans. They are such a great fashion statement and accessory. One of the toughest decisions you’ll have to make is which color and pattern you want to add to your Spring wardrobe!

Have you tried the new construction yet? What are your thoughts? We’d love to hear from you. Be sure to keep a close eye on our website for the new Sperry Songfish and Sperry Firefish shoes to come out as well! They’re already in our stores, and will be on our website soon! You can also shop Sperry Boat Shoes for the whole family on our website.