Go Backless: The Advantage of the Slide



Winter is coming, and one of the best ways to stay warm is to keep your toes nice and toasty.  And what better way than with a pair of cozy slippers? At TheShoeMart, we have a large selection of both mens slippers and womens slippers. Today, we’re going to talk about some of the advantages of backless, mule style slippers.

There are many benefits of wearing backless slippers, but the most obvious reason is that they are extremely convenient. You can slip your feet right in and out of them! Perfect for quickly stepping outside to grab the morning newspaper or avoiding cold floors straight out of bed.  They also offer plenty of air! Backless shoes give your feet more room to breathe and can reduce the likelihood that your feet will overheat and sweat.  You can always add your favorite pair of socks to keep your ankles warm!


Minnetonka Alpine Sheepskin Moc Glerups Slippers

When to go for the back:

If your feet get cold really easily, a backed slipper like the Minnetonka Moccasin Alpine Sheepskin Moc will keep your entire foot warmer.  If you opt for a moisture-managing material like the Glerups Felt A-style slippers, you won’t even have to worry about perspiration. Slippers with backs are also good for those that need a little more security or stability because they are more likely to stay on the foot.


We’d love to hear more about which kind of slippers you prefer, and why!

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New Fall Arrivals: Sperry Topsider Fall Twists

Sperry Top-Sider Shoes

Your Sperry Topsider shoes might remind you of summer, but did you know that they make styles perfect for fall weather?  Inspired by the adventurous spirit of the sea,  these Fall 2015 Sperry Topsider shoes are waterproof and ready for whatever weather comes your way. Take a look at some of our New Arrivals for Men below.

Sperry Topsider Waterproof Authentic Original Leather Lug Boot (STS11498)


Traditional Sperry Authentic Original style meets a rugged, lugged, tough Chukka boot.  Waterproof leather uppers and full waterproof membrane keep you dry, and that familiar Wave-Siped, non-marking Sperry outsole gets a lugged upgrade for the ultimate nautical autumn boot.  Plus, the EVA heel cup absorbs shock to keep you comfortable and the uppers are genuine handsewn for durability.



Sperry Topsider Avenue Duck Boot



Ducks like rain, and you will too with this Sperry Topsider shoe. A classic Duck boot with plenty of Sperry style, the Avenue Duck Boot gives you everything you need to play in the rain over and over: warm thermal lining, durable waterproof construction, and rugged, non-slip, non-marking outsoles.

Sperry Topsider Boatyard Chukka Boot (STS41006)








A twist on the Sperry Topsider Sea Kite Series, this Boatyard Chukka Boot adds 200 g of insulation, lug outsole, Sperry WaterBlock™ technology and ankle-boot height for the perfect water-resistant fall boot with athletic-level CM EVA footbed comfort and performance.











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Vibram FiveFingers 100% Satisfaction Guarantee


Don’t miss out! The Vibram FiveFingers 100% Satisfaction Guarantee ends on December 31st, 2015! This is an awesome way to try out FiveFingers for the first time, so we’ll break it down for you.

Purchase any of the inline 2014-2015 model Vibram FiveFingers shoes between now and December 31st, 2015.

You can try out the shoes for up to 6 weeks from date of purchase.  If you don’t absolutely love your FiveFingers at any point during this time period, you can return them to use with an original, dated receipt for a full refund.

It’s that easy! Choose from the eligible pairs of Vibram FiveFingers below and try them out today!


Eligible Styles:




Style #’s : 14m3501, 15m3101, 14m3505, 13m0101, 14m0703, 14m0701, 15m4002, 15m4003, 15m4001, 14m3602



Style #’s : 14w3505, 15w3102, 14w3508,  15w4801, 15w4803 15w4802, 15w2701, 14w0701, 14w0704, 14w3603





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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

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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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