Minnetonka New Arrivals: Part 2

Minnetonka Shoes

New Fall Arrivals from Minnetonka Moccasins means new fall colors!

Check out Raisin, Pine, Fuschia and Indigo!

Minnetonka Raisin Suede
Minnetonka Pine Suede



Minnetonka Olympia Boot


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New Arrivals from Minnetonka Moccasin: Part 1

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We have plenty of new Arrivals from Minnetonka Moccasin, including the Me to We Moc. This popular Minnetonka Moccasin is special because it is hand-beaded, creating sustainable jobs for women in Kenya.

Minnetonka Moccasins

Me to We Artisans works with the Maasai Mamas in Kenya using a traditional technique passed down from mother to daughter to create hand-beaded art, some of which is used to create the gorgeous design on your new Minnetonka Moccasins.

Each woman that participates in the program turns their traditional handiwork into a livelihood. The fabulous feeling you get whenever you put this pair of moccasins on comes not only from soft suede and a cute look, but also from knowing that you helped to support another woman’s dream. You can find out more in the video below:

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LLOYD Footwear Sale: Love is in the Detail


Starting today, we’re offering an additional 10% off of LLOYD shoes,  already marked down 50%. That means you get amazing savings on these great German shoes with our lowest price yet!

LLOYD Footwear focuses on style without compromise and has been producing top quality shoes for the last 125 years–since H.F. Meye founded the Meyer shoe factory in Bremen in 1888.  Their goal is to instill confidence that the person wearing their shoe will be ready for anything at anytime, anywhere.  LLOYD selects fine materials and uses a first class craft to create an elegant and fashionable design with an excellent fit.  They keep one leg on the path of tradition and the other on the path of the future.
Use coupon code  “LOYD10” at checkout for this awesome deal (yes, the coupon only uses 1 “L”). Limited stock available. Ends 10/31.


LLOYD Men’s Jackson in Black or Reh
(50% off – was $348.95)
SALE $174.48
Price With 10% Coupon: $157.04



LLOYD Men’s Maxwell in Lava
(50% off – was $238.95)
SALE $119.47
Price With 10% Coupon: $107.53

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Win a Free Warrior Dash

warrior dash

Have you ever done a Warrior Dash? Running through mud on an obstacle course is a lot of fun! Whether you are a seasoned veteran or new to the muddy delight, we here at The Shoe Mart would like to give you the chance to enter a Warrior Dash this year!

Simply comment on this Facebook post and show us your favorite workout (or a photo from your previous Warrior Dash!) and we’ll enter you to win! But hurry, we’re announcing a winner tomorrow morning!


  1. This giveaway is US only.
  2. To qualify for entry, you must post a photo, video, or link to your favorite workout or Warrior Dash experience as a comment on the proper Facebook post.
  3. A winner will be announced on Thursday, October 1st.  The winner will receive a coupon code for a free entry in any Warrior Dash before 12/31/15. This includes the Warrior Dashes on October 3rd in Louisiana and New England, and on October 10th in Tennessee.  Entry is limited to available races and waves at the time the winner enters the contest.
  4. TheShoeMart, Inc. reserves the right to extend or cancel the contest due to lack of interest.
  5. The Warrior Dash entry is provided by <a “Vibram FiveFingers Shoes” href=”http://www.theshoemart.com/vibram-fivefingers/bt-fiv.html”>Vibram FiveFingers, the official footwear of the Warrior Dash. However, this giveaway is in no way sponsored or administered by Vibram FiveFingers. By entering, you agree to a complete release of Vibram FiveFingers.
  6. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook.  By entering, you agree to a complete release of Facebook.



About Vibram FiveFingers, The Shoe Mart, and Warrior Dash:

The <a “Warrior Dash” href=”https://www.warriordash.com/”>Warrior Dash is an obstacle course race for anyone and everyone. It is a revolutionary take on a 5k run that combines 12 world-class obstacles, muddy backroads and wooded lake wading for an unforgettable experience that everyone can conquer.  Your reward? A finisher medal that doubles as a magnet and bottle opener, a tshirt, fuzzy warrior helmet, an ice cold beer (for 21+ participants only), and a post-race party.

Vibram FiveFingers is the official footwear of the Warrior Dash.  At TheShoeMart, we’ve been selling Vibram FiveFingers since 2009.  Minimal footwear that mimics the shape of your foot gives you a responsive, grippy ride that helps you conquer whatever obstacles you are facing. The five-toed design allows your feet to move naturally while the Vibram sole and upper protect your feet and allow for plenty of traction without disturbing your connection to the ground. More feedback can mean less slips and less missteps.

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Alden Shoes: Some New Arrivals

Alden Shoes at TheShoeMart

Alden Shoes

In 1884 in Middleborough, Massachusetts,  Charles H. Alden began the only original New England shoe company that is still in production today. In a world where many shoe manufacturers outsource production to keep up with the U.S. demand for mass-market footwear at a low cost, the Alden Shoe Company does things differently.  By focusing on high quality dress shoes crafted in Massachusetts with genuine Goodyear-welted construction that can last a lifetime, Alden Shoe has carved it’s own niche into the shoe market. Here at TheShoeMart, we have been selling Alden shoes for over 40 years.  We value our close relationship with Alden, and think that they offer the finest made shoes in the world.

Alden shoes and boots have a special place in our hearts here at TheShoeMart.  We know how much the details matter, so we’d like to share some details about some of our latest Alden Bootmaker Editions.

Alden Shell Cordovan PCT : D5812

This Perforated Cap Toe boot comes on the Alden Grant Last, which is slimmer than the Barrie Last and a bit more flexible formality-wise.  Boots on the Grant Last will run True To Size, so order your usual dress boot size (not your Barrie or Trubalance size).  With 9 matched agatine eyelets and a 270 Degree Welt, the D5812 offers a sleek but substantial silhouette. Available in Color 8 (D5812) or Black Shell Cordovan (D5813), both with double Leather outsoles.

Alden Calfskin Indy Boot on Plaza: 45212


Our BootMaker Edition remake of the Alden Indy Boot on the Alden Plaza Last is also a sleeker boot.  The clean lines of the moc toe stitching, 270 degree Goodyear Welt and 9 matched agatine eyelets add elegance to a long-time favorite. Available in Brown Smooth Calfskin.

Alden 6 Eyelet Indy Oxford: 40023

Speaking of twists on a classic, here’s our latest Indy Oxford.  We tried a version of this Alden shoe in the past with 4 eyelets, but we found that most people needed a little more security–so we added some.  On the famous Alden TruBalance last with a double leather sole, this Indy shoe is available in Horween Brown Chromexcel leather (40023).


You can find all of our Alden shoes, including our Bootmaker Editions, either at TheShoeMart.com or  at our brick and mortar store in Norwalk, CT:

3 Berkeley St.
Norwalk, CT 06850
Monday through Saturday 9:30-6:00 pm EST.

If you have any questions regarding Alden shoes, feel free to call or write us.  Our Customer Service team is always happy to help and can be reached by phone (800-850-7463) or by email ([email protected]) Monday through Saturday 9:30-6:00 pm EST.


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Get Outside! Merrell Giveaway


Merrell Shoes are all about getting outside and staying active.  As the weather starts to get colder, we’d like to see how you get outside–and to help you out there by giving you a free pair of Merrell shoes! Scroll down to see how you can win.





How To Enter :

  1. Take a photo showing how you get outside. Whether you run, hike, or bike, snap a photo of yourself somewhere outside where you’d wear Merrell shoes. (You don’t need to be wearing Merrell shoes in the photo to enter. )
  2. Upload your photo to Facebook and tag us in the picture, or in the caption with @The Shoe Mart.  Tell us a little about what you’re doing, which Merrell shoes you would choose if you win, or how you get outdoors when the weather isn’t perfectly sunny.
  3. Make sure you set the photo privacy settings to Public (otherwise, we won’t see it!) Your entry also must be a newly uploaded photo.  If you just tag us in an old photo, you won’t be entered.
  4.  Next Friday, we’ll choose a winner at random. The lucky winner will be able to select any Merrell shoe from our site as their prize. We know you want to pick out your favorite pair now, so feel free to check out our selection of Merrell Shoes here.
  5. Now, Get Outside!


*  This Giveaway is US only.



*** This giveaway is not sponsored, supported, organized, or connected in any way by Facebook.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to fully release Facebook from any liability.

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New Sorel Styles!

Sorel Boots -- Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid Grill-Black

We have some great new arrivals for fall!

Sorel has been creating modern, stylish boots that are as functional as they are fashionable since 1962.  Sorel boots are quality footwear that leave a lasting impression, which makes them a favorite here at TheShoeMart. The Canadian company uses ethical, sustainable manufacturing practices to create statement-invoking style.  Premium leather, felt, wool, and flawless construction come together in each Sorel boot so that you can walk with confidence, no matter where you are or what the weather may be.   You can find some of our favorite Sorel Boots below.


Sorel Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid Boot


The Joan of Arctic Wedge Sorel Joan of Arctic BootMid boot is our favorite boot from Sorel this season. It combines awesome height (3 1/4 inch heel) with a stable platform, rugged lugged outsole, and waterproof construction for a practical boot that is stylish enough to take out on the town.  Shown here in Sorel’s  subtle green shade, “Nori”.Sorel Major Low in Black / FossilSorel Boots - Joan of Arctic Knit II






The Joan of Arctic is the classic winter Sorel Boot.  Shown here in classic black, it is also available in Nori, Shale gray, and brown. The iconic silhouette with a street-smart, waterproof upper is complimented by the perfect amount of faux fur to keep water and cold weather out.




The Major Low boot is more of a fashion boot than the other Sorel styles we mentioned above.  It’s ankle-height silhouette is perfect for easing into fall from summer, and the pop of print makes it super chic. If you aren’t a fan of leopard, there is a slightly less daring option.




We love the pop of print on the Sorel Joan of Arctic Knit II.  The contrasting pink is our favorite, but the other two colorways are a bit more subdued.  Perfect for puddle jumping or getting from the office to the nearest cafe through a few inches of snow.  The warm, knit cuff is a great alternative to the original Joan’s fur and will keep you nice and warm.





We’d love to see your #SorelStyle. Tag us on Instagram (@TheShoeMart) in photos with your Sorel boots!

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New 2015 Pendlay WeightLifting Shoes

The Pendlay Weightlifting Shoe company was founded by Olympic weightlifter Glenn Pendlay when he joined up with MuscleDriver USA founder Brad Hess. Pendlay creates products exclusively for the sport of weightlifting, and the experience of real, professional weightlifters is put into every aspect of the Pendlay Do-Win shoes.

The Pendlay Do-Win WL shoe has a 3/4 inch heel height, which is the standard recommended height for Olympic Weightlifting shoes.  The iconic Do-Win fit is wider to allow for toe splay while lifting.  They are a great option for both beginners and for those with a wider foot. Pendlay also makes women’s traditional weightlifting shoes, while many other brands do not.

Let’s take a look at how their look has evolved over the years:


2010 Pendlay Weightlifting Shoes


2011 Pendlay Weightlifting Shoes


2013 Pendlay Weightlifting Shoes


2014 Pendlay Weightlifting Shoes



And now, the new 2015 Pendlay Weightlifting shoes :








Keep an eye on TheShoeMart.com, as the 2015 Pendlay Weightlifting shoes will be available soon! What do you think of the new colorways? Would you pick up a pair?

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Reebok CrossFit Shoes – New Nano 5.0 Colors!

Reebok CrossFit Nano 5.0 Games Colorway

Just in — new colors of Reebok CrossFit Shoes!  The Nano 5.0 has arrived with new colorways for men and women, and we have restocked the Women’s Cool Breeze / Black / Far Out Blue colorway as well. We also have the official 2015 CrossFit Games Nano 5.0 Colorway. Take a look below at what’s new at TheShoeMart.com!

New For Men:

Reebok Men's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Chalk-Steel-BlackReebok Men's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Semi Solar Yellow-Black-Flat Grey

Reebok Men's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Black-GravelReebok Men's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Electric Peach-Black-Ultima Orange

New For Women:

Reebok Women's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Semi Solar Yellow-Black-Flat GreyReebok Women's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Black-Gravel

Reebok Women's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Cool Breeze-Black-Far Out BlueReebok Women's CrossFit Nano 5.0 Electric Peach-Chalk-Royal Orchid


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Connecticut Tax Free Week


The 2015 Connecticut Tax Free Week comes just in time for the back to school (and back to work!) shopping season.  This year Tax Free Week is August 16-22 in CT.  You can take advantage of combining back to school savings with the tax savings for the best deals! At TheShoeMart.com, we are offering 10% off your purchase (no minimum purchase required) and, as always, free shipping! Be sure to stop by The ShoeMart brick & mortar store in Norwalk, CT for even more deals!

In 2015, purchase of clothing or footwear costing less than $100 per item are not subject to CT sales and use taxes during the exclusion week. Here are some quick and easy guidelines for shopping during the tax free holiday:

Q: What is exempt?

A: Clothing and footwear costing less than $100 per item.

Q:  Is anything excluded?

A: Yes. Items $100 and over, specialty athletic or protective items, and “Jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, and similar items carried on or about the human body but not worn on the body in the manner characteristic of clothing” are excluded.

Q: Is the $100 limit per transaction or per item?

A:  “The exclusion applies to each item of clothing or footwear sold, regardless of how many items are sold to a customer on the same invoice. However, for any item that costs $100 or more, sales tax applies to the entire price of that item.”

For example, you can buy two pairs of shoes that are each priced at $99.95 in one order and both items are exempt. If you buy two pairs of shoes that are each priced at $99.95 and one that is priced at $105.95, you will pay tax only on the $105.95 purchase.

Q: If I pay extra for shipping on a $99 shoe, is it still considered exempt?

Shipping Costs are not included as part of the purchase price (<$100), and the item will still be exempt — although all of our items ship free!

Q: What about shoes that are regularly priced at or above $100 that are on sale/I have a coupon for?

Tax is calculated on the final sale price after all reductions have been taken. If an item is already reduced below $100 it will count as exempt. If a coupon brings the item down to a price below $100, the item will count as exempt.

Example: An item priced for $105.95 combined with a 10% off coupon code will have a final sale price of $95.36 and will be considered tax exempt.


* We have created this article with as much accuracy as possible, however, you should always get the final word from your Local Tax Office.  We used the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services‘ announcement about the 2015 Tax Week as a source, which can be found here.


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