Category Archives: Casual Shoes

March Madness 2016

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It’s finally March, and we’re feeling lucky. We believe fully in spreading the good fortune, so we’re offering 20% off your purchase of $80 or more* all month long! See full coupon details at TheShoeMart.com/Coupon, and scroll all the way down for the 2016 NCAA Tournament Schedule.

 

Our March Madness coupon excludes some brands and items already marked down, but with hundreds of styles on sale, you have plenty of ways to save.  Below, we’ll talk about some great styles that are already marked down 35-40% off–no coupon needed!

Which will be your lucky pair of shoes? Well, it depends on how you like to watch the game…

At The Bar

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There’s nothing better than watching the game with a great beer at your favorite bar–but things can turn ugly pretty quickly in a room full of passionate sports fans.  Nothing will get you through the night better than a tough Wolverine boot. You want a style that’s sleek enough to look good, but also something that can handle that unfortunate spilled beverage. The waxed suede of the Wolverine Julian Boot (35% off!) is no-fuss, and the platation crepe sole will keep you steady over spills.

 

At a Friend’s Place

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Even if you’ve been bros forever, you shouldn’t show up in your old gym sneakers.  Save your friend’s nose and show off your style sense with a new pair of casual shoes.  The Striper CVO Wool (35% off!) is an awesome Sperry Top-sider shoe that has effortless style.

 

 

At Home

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You’re the King of your castle, so shouldn’t your feet be wrapped in luxury? You’ve worked hard to make your man-cave the perfect place to watch the game, so put your feet up and relax in a pair of super-comfortable slippers from L.B. Evans. The Men’s Aristocrat comes in both Scuff and Opera styles (and both are 20% off!), so you can take your pick.

 

 

NCAA Tournament Schedule for 2016

March 13th – Selection Sunday

March 15-16th – First Round – The Big Dance Begins

March 17-20th – Second Round – 64 & 32

March 25 & 27th – South Regional – Sweet Sixteen & Elite Eight

April 2nd – National Semifinals – The Final Four

April 4th – 2016 NCAA Basketball Championship Game

 

 

* Coupon is to be used online only and  excludes products already on sale and the following brands:
Alden, Allen Edmonds,Allrounder by Mephisto, Ariat, Austen Heller, Bacco Bucci, BOGS, Born, Brooks, Bruno Magli, Byford, Carolina, Clarks, Cobb Hill, Dansko, Darn Tough, Doctor Specified, FRYE, Hush Puppies, Jaco, Johnston & Murphy, Keen, Klogs, Lloyd, Magnanni, Marcoliani, Merrell, Minnetonka, Moretz, Naot, New Balance, Nunn Bush, Olukai, Pendlay, Pikolinos, R.M. Williams, Rockport, Sanita, Santoni, Sorel, Timberland, Tommy Bahamas, Ugg, Vionic, Wolverine.

New Brand: Samuel Hubbard Shoes

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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 Days of Gifts: Day 1

Warm slippers from UGG, Minnetonka, Tempur-Pedic, Glerups, Sorel, and Vionic

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

On our first day, we’re bringing out one of our favorites. Super warm and comfy slippers make great gifts, especially while the weather outside is frightful. At TheShoeMart, we have a wide selection of both men’s slippers and women’s slippers.  Here’s a break down brand by brand:

 

UGG Slippers

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Our UGG slippers for men are comfortable enough for the house and stylish enough for the streets. Featuring genuine sheepskin sock linings that help keep feet both dry and warm, these slippers are perfect for the man on the go.

 

Sorel Slippers

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Sorel slippers are super sleek and durable with a warm, comfy lining. Natural rubber outsoles make them perfect for stepping outside to grab the morning paper or mail.

 

Minnetonka Moccasin Slippers

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Slippers from Minnetonka Moccasin come in a variety of styles, from the popular women’s Cally slipper to classic men’s moosehide slippers.  Rawhide laces, leather or suede kilties, beading and fringe add something interesting that even the most stylish on your list will appreciate. Men’s XL and wide sizes available.

 

Tempur-Pedic Slippers

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Take the superior comfort of Tempur-Pedic™ memory foam with you.  These slippers feature responsive memory foam cushioned footbeds and temperature-adaptive technology. Available in medium and wide sizes.

 

Vionic Slippers

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Our Vionic slippers feature plush faux fur and podiatrist-designed Orthaheel Technology. Great for the person on your list that needs a little more support.

 

Glerups Slippers

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Glerups slippers are made out of super soft, moisture-managing wool so that they can be worn barefoot all day long!  Stay cozy in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer thanks to a blend of Gotland and Merino wool that naturally regulate both moisture and temperature. They are available as shoes or booties with either indoor (shown above) or outdoor (rubber) soles. We think that these make the perfect holiday gift to yourself–shopping is hard work!

Alden Shoes: Some New Arrivals

Alden Shoes at TheShoeMart

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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

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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.