Friday, July 29, 2016

Back to School Shoe Shopping



As August approaches, it means that the back-to-school season is just around the corner! Kids are getting excited to find out who their teacher is, catch up with friends and choose the sweetest backpack. Aside from school supplies, a pair of proper fitting shoes should be near the top of the list for back-to-school gear. We suggest you check your child’s shoes from time to time to make sure they are still working properly in regards to everyday wear and tear and growing feet. Keep in mind that many schools have restrictions on what types of footwear students may wear, so check with the school before making a purchase that might not be allowed!  Below we picked out three different types of shoes your child will love for school…footwear can make first impressions, too!


Athletic Shoes for Gym Class, Recess, and Everyday Wear

When finding the perfect athletic shoe for kids, look for laces, Velcro or some sort of fastening system that will keep their feet secure throughout all their activities. Make sure their feet have enough room to wiggle their toes and breathe, because after all, a kid complaining about sore and blistered feet is the last thing you want to be dealing with. Rogan’s Shoes offers a variety of vibrant colors and fun designs that are suitable for children and will make them want to show off their new kicks to their friends. The Skechers Skech Appeal Pretty Pl girl’s running shoe is colorful, comfortable and creates a style that cannot be beat! This shoe has specifically designed ventilating and stabilizing panels that are ideal for everyday wear. The Reebok Twistform Jr boy’s running shoe features a rubber outsole wave design to allow for traction, flexibility and a great ride! This lightweight shoe will become a go-to for all the places he’ll be running to and from.
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Sandals for First Few Weeks of Hot Weather
School may be in session, but it’s a good idea to keep a pair of sandals out for the first few weeks of hot, September weather. The Skechers Go Walk Move Solstice girl’s sandal is casual and comfy and will go with any sporty outfit that will keep her cool! This shoe features a goga mat cushioned footbed that she’ll never want to take off. For boys, we chose the Keen Newport H2 Water Sport Sandal to keep his feet fresh and ventilated during the day. A rubber guard protects the toes, and a non-marking rubber outsole delivers grippy traction. This will prevent your child from slipping on slick surfaces, perhaps in the bathroom or from spills in the lunchroom. Both of these sandal options are simple and comfortable, making each day a breeze to get through. Throwing on a pair of sandals makes the morning rush just a little bit easier and don’t forget to pack them a pair of athletic shoes on the days they wear sandals!
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Casual Shoes for Cooler Days
Mary Janes are a classic and fun style that make it easy to complement a girl’s wardrobe! Let her go anywhere with the Mia Tallie Mary Jane girl’s dress shoe. With faux leather uppers, an adjustable strap with buckle and a chunky heel for a little extra height, this shoe will have her looking snazzy and polished. The other girls at school will be quick to copy her. The Sanuk Vagabond Sidewalk Surfer boy’s shoe will have him looking and feeling laid-back even through the hardest tests. The super soft, high rebound, molded EVA footbed ensures all day cushioning. The Sanuk Vagabond Sidewalk Surfer will keep his toes cozy for those crisp, fall days ahead. Your child will become a trendsetter with these casual options!
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The first days back are when kids put the “cool” back in school. They share stories from the summer and show off their stylish new wardrobe-including shoes! Allow your child to voice their opinions about the shoes THEY will be wearing by letting them pick a specific color or design of interest to them. You get the best of both worlds by giving them an appropriate shoe that fits well and by letting them express themselves. Now say your bittersweet goodbyes and treat yourself to a little rest and relaxation!




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Friday, July 22, 2016

New Arrival Saucony Running Shoes





Having a good, quality pair of shoes for working out in is extremely important. The better you feel, the harder you work out, it's science, and that’s exactly why you need to do your research and take your time through the process of selecting a new pair.

Some important questions to ask yourself while looking for a new pair of running shoes are: What are some trusted, quality brands? Am I training for distance, speed, strength or am I just more of a neutral runner? Am I looking for a lot of cushioning or more of a barely there shoe? Do I need a lot of support or do I want to keep my natural flexibility? The list really goes on and on.

So to take some of the pain out of your whole running shoe selection ordeal, we decided to dedicate this blog post to picking out some running shoes out of our Saucony new arrivals and provide you with all you need to know about them.

Why did we choose to specifically focus on Saucony? Saucony is am extremely popular brand that specifically caters its shoes for runners, runners of all different types at that, anyone from racers to trail runners to neutral runners to distance runners and so on. Also, Saucony has been making running shoes since 1898 – so it’s reasonable to think that they have a pretty good idea of what they are doing when it comes to the running shoe market.

Now go ahead and keep on scrolling to check out some Saucony new arrivals and find a pair that could be your potential match!

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SAUCONY ZEALOT ISO 2 RUNNING SHOE
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The Saucony Zealot is built for comfort. This running shoe will have you feeling good and running for miles with the help of the following technologies:

*EVERUN: topsole constructed to provide smoother landings for the heel
 to reduce the pressure that is put on the forefoot.

*ISOFIT: technology in the upper that adapts to the shape and motion of your 
foot providing a natural step/stride.

*FlexFilm: strong, yet lightweight material placed across the upper that
 provides a seamless and flexible fit.

*Tri-Flex: technology in the outsole that diffuses pressure throughout
 that foot by delivering more ground contact and providing flexibility and traction.

*PWRGRID+: midsole technology that provides 20% more cushion.


*4mm offset: provides more of a natural ride, your body is forced to work harder and rely on the shoe less.


SAUCONY RIDE 9 RUNNING SHOE

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Continue on mile after mile with energy and comfort in the Saucony Ride 9. This running shoe features the following technologies that work to keep you feeling great stride after stride:

* EVERUN : topsole constructed to provide smoother landings for the heel
 to reduce the pressure that is put on the forefoot.

* FlexFilm : strong, yet lightweight material placed across the upper
 that provides a seamless and flexible fit.

* Tri-Flex : technology in the outsole that diffuses pressure throughou
the foot by delivering more ground contact and providing flexibility and traction.

* iBR+ : lightweight, yet durable rubber outsole that works hand in
 hand with this shoes other cushioning technologies.

* 8mm offset : provides an extra element of balance and comfort with every stride.



SAUCONY HURRICANE ISO 2 RUNNING SHOES
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Find the extra guidance and cushion you need with the Saucony Hurricane Iso 2. This running shoe is a great choice for those runners who go more for distance and need the extra supporting elements of the following technologies: 

* EVERUN : topsole constructed to provide smoother landings for the heel
 to reduce the pressure that is put on the forefoot.

* Tri-Flex : technology in the outsole that diffuses pressure throughout
 the foot by delivering more ground contact and providing flexibility and traction.

* ISOFIT : technology in the upper that adapts to the shape and 
motion of your foot providing a natural step/stride.

* iBR+ : lightweight, yet durable rubber outsole that works hand in hand
with this shoes other cushioning technologies.

*Breathability: this technology keeps air flowing throughout the shoe and 
helps wick away moisture from your feet.

* 8mm offset : provides an extra element of balance and comfort with every stride.



These Saucony running shoes are all great choices for runners looking to upgrade their footwear.

We hope this post helped to provide you with some guidance in what to all look for and think about when you are looking to purchase a new running shoe, and hopefully some of these Saucony new arrival features sparked your interest!

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Friday, July 15, 2016

Best Shoes For Warm Weather Travel


Your flight is booked, accommodations are set, and now comes the dreaded part of any travel adventure – packing! We have all been there trying to frantically pack and repack (or shove) everything possible into one suitcase. When it comes to traveling, packing shoes that are practical is key. What might be your favorite pair of shoes at home, might not be the best choice to pack in your luggage. The best shoes are the ones that have the right mix of comfort and good looks. Here are some tips to choosing the best shoes for traveling that will treat your feet well.

Walking Shoes

A comfortable walking shoe is a must-have. It is important that the soles of the feet are protected and sturdy when walking long distances or in rough terrains. For women, the Skechers Go Walk 3 Digitize walking shoe is extremely comfortable and adds an energized look to your style. These shoes are lightweight and have a digital print mesh upper that offers an array of colors to match with your outfits. For men, the New Balance Mw 847 Wt2 walking shoe will take you wherever you go. For a custom-like fit, this shoe features an Ortholite foam in the collar, heel, and tongue. The white neutral color is a good, simple choice to go with any outfit. All in all, it is a great buy because it mixes quality with comfort and durability. Only one pair of walking shoes is needed because you can wear them more than once!

 

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Casual Dress Shoe

In the warm weather you definitely need a pair of sandals that will dress up your outfits. Ladies, the BareTraps Raygan sandal has a braided, strappy upper that gives you a sweet look and the rocker bottom sole provides lightweight comfort and natural movement. The adjustable hook-and-loop closure around the ankle allows for a customized fit in case your feet get swollen from heat or travel. This sandals neutral style allows you to wear it several times and will have you prepared for anywhere the trip may take you. Guys, if you don’t like showing off your feet, the Sanuk Casa Slip On casual shoe is the fit for you! The EVA footbed features antimicrobial properties to keep your fresh and allow you to wear them without socks! This avoids the "dorky socks with sandals tourist look".

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Flip Flops

Flip flops are the #1 option for days at the beach or when you need to throw on a pair of shoes to grab a quick bite to eat! Since most flip flops are light you could squeeze a pair or two of these in your suitcase…an athletic pair that is waterproof, and then a more casual pair. The Sanuk Poncho Viva flip flops for women will provide fun in the sun. This shoe comes with a striped poncho textile yoga mat footbed and arch cookie. The Happy U runner outsole provides durability for your whole vacation. Guys, enjoy the fresh and stylish features of the slim fitting Sanuk Yogi 4 flip flops. The yoga mat footbed helps keep your feet fit and healthy, while the U sponge outsole keeps this shoe lightweight and made for walking on smooth surfaces. You can wear these shoes with a pair of swim trunks or a pair of shorts and a polo!

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Traveling is a great opportunity, but take only what you truly need, especially when it comes to packing footwear options. Also, remember to BREAK IN YOUR SHOES! Purchase your shoes a month or two before your trip so you avoid blisters and can see if they are compatible for hikes, walking around town, and hanging out near the water. Lastly, it’s okay to spend a little extra money and invest in quality footwear when you’re trying to decide on the best shoes for travel. 

Safe travels everyone!



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Friday, July 8, 2016

Wedding Bells Are Ringing & You Need Some New Dress Shoes


Wedding season is in full swing! It's no question that weddings are an absolute blast to attend, but the whole process of finding that perfect outfit to wear can be a bit painful...especially when it comes to footwear.

Ladies, you have some cute heel options but they all kill your feet. Guys, you don't think any footwear option besides a tennis shoe is anywhere near comfortable. 

Nobody wants to ruin this celebratory night with a clunky dress shoe that blisters your feet with every step you take, so this is exactly why we have decided to come to the 'wedding season footwear dilemma' rescue and provide you with some dress shoe options that will have your feet both looking and feeling great. Don't forget you can wear these options more than once, too!
 
STACY ADAMS ROSWELL – MEN’S
A slip-on style makes this shoe easy to wear, while its shiny leather uppers make it a fancy choice for attending a wedding. The Stacy Adams Roswell is sleek and comfortable featuring memory foam on the heel pad and luxe leather linings for a polished look. Perfect for a night out, it is a must-have for any man's wardrobe.
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UNION BAY TANYA – WOMEN’S
This flat features a textile upper with beautiful floral perforated cut-outs that would be the perfect compliment to a flowy, summer dress. Take it to the dance floor for maximum comfort and traction in the insole and outsole. The Union Bay Tanya comes in five different colors making it easy to pick the best match. These feminine flats will bring some character to your warm weather wardrobe and be sure to catch someone's eye!

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FLORSHEIM CASTELLANO WING TIP OXFORDS – MEN’S
Give yourself a dapper finish with the classic styled Florsheim Castallano Wing Tip Oxford dress shoe. Lace up this burnished leather shoe with a medallion toe design that will take your outfit from simple to sleek and stylish. When the pictures are being snapped, you will have this timeless look captured forever!


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BELLA VITA NICOLA – WOMEN’S
You could use this added wedge height when trying to catch the bouquet! The Bella Vita Nicola has a slingback style with dual leather upper straps to hold your feet in place from day until night. An etched design carved throughout the wedge platform gives this shoe a unique, handmade look and they come in different colors. Let your feet feel energized and elegant while showing off this captivating look! Bonus for brides with long gowns: no one will be able to see these comfy n' casual wedges underneath your wedding dress.

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DOCKERS PERSPECTIVE – MEN’S
Dress to impress with the Dockers Perspective oxford dress shoe! This shoe features a classy look with the soft burnished cowhide leather upper and its lace up bicycle stitch design. The full-length EVA cushioned footbed with a gel heel pad ensures all-day comfort. Be the most handsome man while rocking the fun and fresh Dockers Perspective
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SOFFT IMALA – WOMEN’S
Have multiple weddings to attend this summer? The Sofft Imala will go with almost any dress and add a chic, trendy look that will have you feeling stable and confident all day. The crisscrossed stretch fabric straps deliver a unique, multi-textured look and ensure a snug fit. The heel strap will keep your shoe from flinging across the dance floor as you bust a move. The stack wedged heel adds sophistication and is a painless way to achieve some extra height. The Sofft Imala is the perfect companion for a busy day full of activities!
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No one wants to be the person stuck at the dinner table because they wore shoes that had their feet feeling raw. Whichever pair you choose, make sure you test drive them before the big event so you avoid those big dreaded blisters!

Visit our website to shop these styles along with many other options, and make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up with all of our hot new arrivals!








Friday, July 1, 2016

Your Guide to a Successful Fourth of July



The Fourth of July -  a holiday that is celebrated during the absolutely perfect time of year, a holiday that gives us a 3-day weekend (YIPPEE), a holiday where we get to celebrate our freedom with firecrackers, parades, delicious cook-out food, and great company.

Needless to say, the Fourth of July is a great holiday and we want to make sure that you spend it successfully! Take a look below to check out some tips and ideas that will be sure to add the perfect finishing touch to your 4OJ celebrations.






1. Festive Footwear
What better way to complete your Fourth of July ensemble than with a some festive footwear! Slip on a pair of these Converse sneakers onto your feet and prepare to look patriotic and fabulous!







2. Star-Spangled 
Snacks
Incorporate some red, white and blue fun in your dish-to-pass by trying out some of these delicious treats. The 'Pigs In A Blanket' is our personal favorite because they are easy to grab (with red and blue toothpicks), and they fill you up! There is no doubt that you will be getting an A+ for both presentation and taste with these options!





3. All-Americana Activities
Get your candy bags ready and head to a 4th of July parade. Kick back, relax and enjoy the local firework display. Get to cookin’ and eatin’ by having a family BBQ. Slap on the sunscreen, get outside and hang out by the lake. 
The list of things to do on the
Fourth of July is never ending!  







We hope this post guides you towards a holiday well-spent! If you have any other tips and ideas for a successful 4th of July we would love to hear about them in the comments!

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