Category Archives: Comfortable Shoes

Timberland Style: New Utility

How to Wear the New Utility trend with Timberland Boots

Timberland Whomen's Wheelwright Waterproof Hiking Boot

Trendstop first identified New Utility as a fashion trend in 2014, and has announced it as it’s Fashion Trend of the Year for 2016 .  We’re thrilled with this practical trend, which reimagines classic, rugged utility style into modern silhouettes without compromising on functionality.

New Utility is something that Timberland boots have always done well.  Their iconic yellow boot is now omnipresent, spotted on the feet of construction workers and fashion gurus alike.  Today, Timberland has taken that iconic functionality and style to the next level with heritage styles like the Women’s Wheelwright Hiker and the Men’s Willoughby boot.

Timberland Women's Wheelwright Waterproof Hiker

The Timberland Women’s Wheelwright Waterproof Hiker is one of our favorite takes on this year’s trend. Created with the same rugged construction as the original Timberland boot, the Wheelwright is luxed up for the #ModernTrail.

Timberland Whomen's Wheelwright Waterproof Hiking Boot

Feminine enough to wear with a dress and rugged enough to hit the trails, this boot is ready for anything.  Reversed suede adds a distressed aesthetic that works from countryside to city street. Waterproof construction makes this boot down for whatever.  Pair it with your favorite tench coat or military jacket.

Need some outfit inspiration? Head on over to Polyvore to see how you can wear this boot with jeans, dresses, and skirts.

The Merrell Moab Difference

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes at TheShoeMart.com

Which Merrell Moab is right for me? 

In our last blog, we talked about the technologies in the Merrell Moab series that make them a great hiking shoe. We have a few different styles of Moab’s, so we’ll break down the differences to make your decision easier!

Moab Mid Waterproof

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof

This is our most popular Moab style. The Mid Cut height offers ankle support and protection from debris.  Waterproof Leather uppers and Merrell M Select™ DRY Waterproof, mositure-wicking technology keep you dry and comfy.

 

Moab Waterproof

Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof

The Waterproof Moab has the advantages mentioned above, but instead of the added ankle support, the low cut makes this style great for travel or quick day trips. It is lightweight and fits great in your suitcase!

Moab Ventilator

Merrell Men's Moab Ventilator

The Moab Ventilator is best for warm and dry climates, with tons of breathability but enough protection against dirt and debris.

 

Moab GTX

Merrell Men's Moab GTX

GORE-TEX® is a well-known waterproof membrane that protects against water while still allowing your feet to breathe.

Start the 2016 Hiking Season with the Merrell Moab

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We’re celebrating the 2016 Hiking Season with the Merrell Moab, the number one hiking boot!

From now through May 7th, we’ll be focusing on the outdoors. Follow us on Twitter and stay tuned to #TSMTips for hiking tips and info, and stay tuned to the blog as well! Learn more about the Merrell Moab and why it’s one of our favorite shoes for hiking!

Things to Look Forward To

Thu. April 28th – Savings Begin. Check out Merrell’s #1 Selling Hiking Boot for yourself!

Fri. April 29th – Last day to enter our Merrell Moab Giveaway on Facebook. Hiking Tips!

Sat. April 30th – Learn about what makes the Merrell Moab great here and on Twitter!

Sun. May 1 – Discover which Moab is right for you on the blog. Find some great snacks for hiking on Twitter at #TSMTips.

Mon. May 2nd – Merrell Moab Giveaway Winner Announced on Facebook. Kid-Friendly Hiking at #TSMTips on Twitter.

Tue. May 3rd – Hiking Inspiration is everywhere.

Wed. May 4th – We’ll highlight our Favorite Hiking Spots (and yours too!) 

Sat. May 7th – Don’t get left behind. Be sure to pick up a pair of Moabs and get outside!

 

 

Dansko Clog Materials

The Dansko Professional clog is well known for its comfort and use in the workplace.  It comes in many different styles so that you can find the perfect pair to fit your everyday lifestyle.  There are so many different leathers that it can be confusing if you’re not familiar with them! We’ll break it down for you here.

Dansko Materials

 

Box Leather
Dansko Black Box Leather

Box leather has a smooth, clean finish that can be easily cleaned. Great for hospitals and kitchens.
Best For: Work environments with wet, acidic, or greasy conditions.
Care: Use a damp soapy cloth or sponge to remove surface dirt. Do not saturate the leather. Ordinary scuff marks may be touched up with shoe polish.

 

Cabrio Leather
Dansko Black Cabrio Leather

Cabrio leather features a black top coat that provides a high-gloss shine and dressy appeal.
Best For: Arguably the most stylish leather, made for play but suitable for work.
Care: To remove surface dirt, wipe gently with a soft, dry cloth. No other leather care products are needed.

 

Oiled Leather
Dansko Oiled Leather

Oiled leather has a heavily oiled finish that creates a durable, moisture-resistance surface. This rugged leather creates a matte, textured appearence and has a quick break in.
Best For: Casual wear, okay for work. May stain more easily than Box or Cabrio leathers.
Care: To clean, rub light scuffs with finger tips. Remove stubborn dirt with damp cloth. Dansko offers an Oiled Leather Restorer made specifically to maintain oiled leather clogs. Dansko Beeswax Conditioner can be used for weatherproofing.

 

Full-Grain Leather *
Dansko Black Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather is a smooth and water-resistant leather that does not break down in environments with wet, acidic or greasy conditions.
Best For: Everyday wear or work environments with wet, acidic, or greasy conditions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a damp cloth. To maintain, use matching Leather Cream.
*See finishes below for Oiled Full Grain or Milled Full Grain Leathers

 

 

Patent Leather
Dansko Patent Leather

Patent leather is a dress leather with a polycoat finish. This finish gives the leather its high shine.
Best For: A dress clog, perfect for almost any occasion.
Care: Gently wipe surface dirt off the leather with a clean damp cloth.

 

Nappa Leather
Dansko Black Nappa Leather

Nappa Leather is extremely soft, supple and luxurious, great for a dressy look.
Best For: Special occasions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a soft cloth. A damp cloth may be used for a more thorough cleaning. To maintain, buff with Dansko Leather Cream and a soft clean cloth. To maintain, buff lightly with the Dansko Anytime Shoe Shine sponge.

 

Suede Leather
Dansko Suede Leather

Suede Leather features a soft, delicate nap.
Best For: Dress-up occasions or every day wear.
Care: Nubuck and Suede Bar and Brush to remove surface stains. For maximum water and stain protection, we recommend using Suede and Nubuck Spray immediately after purchase.

Nubuck Leather
Dansko Nubuck Leather

The softest Dansko leather with a lush and silky feel.
Best For: Leisure shoes and sandals, particularly with bright, vivid colors.
Care: Wipe with a damp cloth to remove surface dirt. Use a Nubuck and Suede Bar and Brush to remove surface stains. For maximum water and stain protection, we recommend using a Suede and Nubuck Spray immediately after purchase.

 

Felt
Dansko Felt Clogs

Felt is a material constructed with non-woven, compressed, synthetic fibers. This material provides a warm, cozy look and feel.
Best For: Casual Wear
Care: Spot clean with a damp cloth.

 

Hair Calf
Dansko Women's Hair Calf

A soft, supple leather with calf hair.
Best For: A unique, dressy look.
Care: Spot clean with a clean damp cloth.

 

Other Finishes:

 

Antiqued
Dansko Antiqued Leather Finish

Antiqued leathers usually have more color depth for an aged or polished look.
Care: Follow instructions for specific leather.

 

Burnished
Dansko Burnished Leather Finish

Burnished full grain leather is a smooth and water-resistant leather. Burnishing is a finishing technique that creates depth with darker shades of dye/polish.
Care: Follow instructions for specific leather.

 

Crackle
Dansko Crackled Finish

Embossed printing on full-grain leather creates the appearance of pattern or texture.
Care: Gently wipe with soft dry cloth.

 

Tooled Leather
Dansko Tooled Leather Finish

Tooled leather is pattern-embossed. We carry both patent and full-grain tooled leather Dansko clogs.
Best For: Fun, casual styles and floral patterns.
Care: For full-grain tooled leathers, clean with a soft dry cloth. Patent tooled leathers can be gently wiped with a clean damp cloth to remove surface dirt.

 

Milled Full Grain Leather
Dansko Milled Full Grain Leather Finish (OOS)

Milled full grain is a leather that has been tumbled and has a smooth and water-resistant leather that does not break down easily.
Best For: Environments with wet, acidic or greasy conditions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a damp cloth. Maintain with Leather Cream.

 

Oiled Full Grain Leather
Dansko Oiled Full Grain Leather

Oiled full grain leather has a heavily oiled finish that creates a durable, water resistant finish. This smooth yet rugged leather does not break down easily.
Best For: Environments with wet, acidic or greasy conditions.
Care: To clean, wipe with a soft, damp cloth. To maintain, use Dansko Oiled Leather Restorer for darker colors or Dansko Leather Cream for all colors.

 

You can learn more about Dansko Material care on the brand’s website.

JC Cole Shoes

JC Cole Shoes

 

 

 

 

 

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Join us in welcoming J.C. Cole shoes to TheShoeMart! We have been selling fine quality J.C. Cole belts and beautiful, durable J.C. Cole shoehorns at TheShoeMart for years.  We expect no less from J.C. Cole shoes. Read on to learn more about their excellent quality below.

 

Construction

Genuine GoodYear Welt Construction

J.C. Cole shoes are Goodyear Welted.  The sturdiest available 360º leather storm welts are stitched to both the upper pattern and insole rib of the shoe. This is the strongest construction method known for shoes that provides all day comfort, support, and wear.

J.C. Cole Michail Last

Years in the making, the Michail Last is an exclusive lastmaker design created for our J.C. Cole shoes.  After many wear testings and tweakings, we believe that this last has acquired the most comprehensive fitting qualities required for the active foot. Shoes on this last run True To Size, so we recommend that you order your typical dress shoe size.

Patterns

Each upper pattern has undergone the highest scrutiny for quality and balance. J.C. Cole shoes are hand rubbed and burnished, and each pair has been matched for consistency in appearance and wear.  The distinctive handsewn Northern Cross bar tacking adds strength at points of stress.

 

JC Cole Dundee

JC Cole DundeeThe J.C. Cole Dundee is J.C. Cole’s version of a bench-made dress blucher. It’s plain-toe design makes it extremely versatile. The Dundee was inspired by the timeless English-Scottish brogues of both the Northampton, England and Galway, Scotland regions.

 

 

 

JC Cole Galway

JC Cole Galway

 

The J.C. Cole Galway is a longwing dress blucher. Like the Dundee, the Galway is inspired by classic English-Scottish brogues.  Special dies create both the meticulous pinking (saw toothed edges) and the crisp, clean diameters of the perfing (graduated pattern holes).

 

 

Components

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Uppers

Premium select Italian calfskin leather. Hand-finished.

Linings

Smooth American cow leather lines the full shoe.

Insoles

Flexible, full-grain, veg-tanned, American leather insoles. These offer the highest consistency for “moulding” – when natural heat and moisture from the wearer’s foot imprints an individual foundation within the insoles.

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Midsoles

Precision milled leather midsoles are attached to the outsole to ensure a consistent, solid base.

Steel Shank

A hardened steel shank is placed with the footbed, encased in a layer of natural cork.  This helps to provide consistent foot support, temperature regularion, and underfoot cushion.

Outsoles

Double oak bend leather outsoles are repairable and offer exceptional durability and stability. Great for city wear.

Heels

A repairable three-piece dovetail heel, commonly referred to as a McAfee heel, consists of stacked leather and a rubber insert for longer wear.

 

 

J.C. Cole shoes are sold exclusively in the USA at TheShoeMart and TheShoeMart.com.

 

 

You can learn more about J.C. Cole at www.JCColeShoes.com.