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New Brand: Samuel Hubbard Shoes

Samuel Hubbard shoes

 

We’d like to introduce to you our new Samuel Hubbard shoes!  We can sum up this new brand in two words: comfort and style.  We think these are two of the most important words in the footwear industry, which is part of why we’ve welcomed this new brand into our family.  We also understand that you may need more than two words to be convinced, so keep scrolling down to learn more about Samuel Hubbard shoes!

Comfort Technology:

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  • Leather Uppers: Durable, fashionable, and soft leather in smooth or nubuck finishes.
  • Full Leather Linings: Full glove leather-linings,  ‘hung’ inside the shoe rather than glued, for superior breathability.
  • The Tongue: Softly-padded, leather-lined tongue evenly distributes lace tension across the instep.
  • The Padded Collar: A hidden padded collar minimizes discomfort.
  • Strong Stitching: Durable and stable stitch-down construction.
  • Samuel Hubbard Shoe Insoles: Removable, triple-density Hubbard insoles cushion your forefoot with memory foam.  A vegetable-tanned leather top layer wicks perspiration away and feels “silky” underfoot.
  • Heel Support: Lateral heel support comes from a fiber-reinforced heel counter and cupped heel insole.
  • Rocker Profile: Sole design “rolls” your foot forward so your feet flex the shoe less often. Since your foot works less often, Samuel Hubbard shoes are less tiring to wear than traditional shoes.
  • Pure Kevlar: A lightweight Kevlar shank provides arch support.
  • Resole-ability: Construction designed for ease of resoling with new Vibram® soles.
  • Custom Soles: Vibram® custom-made Morflex® sole  provides terrific shock absorption, although  Samuel Hubbard shoes are 30% lighter weight than many other resole-able shoes.

 

Style:

One of our favorite things about Samuel Hubbard shoes is their versatility.  These comfortable styles have a pleasing aesthetic that pairs well with jeans, slacks, khakis and chinos. They’re the perfect footwear to take straight from the workweek into the weekend.

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If you’d like to read more about the history of Samuel Hubbard shoes, you can do so on our Samuel Hubbard brand page.

12 Gifts of Christmas: Day 9

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We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

Day 9 is for super comfy, quality women’s dress shoes that will remind her how much you care all year long.   Some  of our favorites come from the brands below.

 

Rockport

    

Keep her looking good and feeling happy with Rockport shoes.  Dress shoes from Rockport are comfortable and conservative enough for the office, but stylish enough for the street. A perfect gift for the woman who is always on the go.

        

 

 

Cole Haan

Our Cole Haan dress shoes are fashionable and versatile.  Cole Haan offers both great looking heels and comfortable driving loafers. Their boots are super sleek and stylish, and are a fabulous cold-season gift for the woman that loves fashion and luxury.

 

 

Dansko

    

Dansko shoes are perfect for keeping her comfortable all day long, especially through a long work day.  Go with a classic professional pattern, or give something a little more stylish, like super-comfy ankle boots or mary janes. Dansko shoes offer relieving comfort to the hard working woman on your list.

    

 

 

ECCO

Our ECCO shoes are polished, but laid back–perfect to wear with a wide range of outfits. Even dressier slip-ons and oxfords have a low-key appearance perfect for casual days at the office and informal events. Perfect for the effortlessly stylish woman in your life.

 

12 Days of Gifts: Day 3

Mens Dress Shoes

We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!

Day three is all about the men’s dress shoes. At TheShoeMart, we have something for every price range–and we have a large variety of sizes as well. Grab something for your favorite guy, he’ll get much more use out of a pair of nice dress shoes than an ugly Christmas sweater.

Bruno Magli Shoes

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The classic brilliance of Bruno Magli shoes began in 1936 in  a small basement in Bologna, Italy.  Today, Bruno Magli shoes are known for their elegant, refined silhouettes and artisan heritage.  Shoes that bridge the gap between traditional Italian footwear and modern Italian sensisbilites, these are perfect for the man on your list that loves both luxury and practicality.

 

Johnston & Murphy Shoes

Johnston and Murphy Shoes has designed quality footwear for over 155 years.  Their legacy is one of quality and effortless style. From chukkas to cap-toe oxfords, J&M creates shoes for every taste. Find the perfect pair for the man that always wants to put his best foot forward.

 

Alden Shoes

We may be a bit biased here, but we think every man should own a pair of Alden shoes.  From classic dress shoe models like the 990 and 681 to the iconic Alden Indy Boot, we have something for everyone.  If the guy on your list is looking for something unique, we also have our special Alden Bootmaker Editions.  If you’re new to Alden, sizing can be confusing, so be sure to contact us with any questions.

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

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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

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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:

TheShoeMart
3 Berkeley St.
Norwalk, CT 06850
203.853.6543
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 (Shoemart@theshoemart.com) Monday through Saturday 9:30-6:00 pm EST.

 

Best Shoes for College – Men

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–and the perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should also reflect that growth.  Plus, moving from class to class and around campus means you’re spending a lot of time on your feet.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Chukka / Desert Boots

Add a little class to your casual look. Chukka and Desert boots are laid back and comfortable, but look much nicer than your tennis shoes.  A traditional chukka boot has a crepe sole and two eyelets, but plenty of variations exist. Try a pair from Clarks, Timberland, or Johnston & Murphy.

Dress Shoes

Bruno Magli Shoes

Whatever your price range, it’s important to have a well-maintained pair of dress shoes.  These will come in handy for presentations, interviews, scholarship banquets, and other formal events. A go-to staple is a plain-toe, black balmoral (click here to learn about the difference between a blucher and a balmoral/oxford), which will work at almost every formal event.  A straight tip (cap toe) shoe is a slightly less formal option that is still commonly accepted, but brogues and wing designs are seen as informal. If you already have a staple formal pair, you can feel free to experiment with bluchers, brogues, toe styles and leathers. Try a pair from Johnston & Murphy, Florsheim, Cole Haan, or Bruno Magli.

 Athletic

New Balance Shoes

From division teams to sports clubs to recreation centers to hiking trips, there are plenty of ways to stay active in college. Whether you’re running, training, lifting, or  we have you covered with athletic shoes from New Balance, Reebok CrossFit, Inov-8, Merrell,Vibram FiveFingers, Ecco and more!

Waterproof / Hiking

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes

Being out on your own in a new place may be a little scary, but it also comes with plenty of opportunities for new experiences. Always be ready for whatever adventure comes your way–or just for inclement weather with hiking shoes and waterproof boots from MerrellTimberland, and Kamik.

Sandals

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On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have shoes for warm weather.  Depending on where you attend college (and if your dorm room has a/c), the first and last few months of your first year can get really hot. Remember that if you’re walking between classes, you’ll need more support. Save your flimsy flip flops for the shower–sandals from Vionic, Olukai, Timberland, Naot, Chaco, and Sperry Topsider are comfortable enough for all-day wear.