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TheShoeMart Gift Guide: The Golfer

TSM Gift Guide: The Golfer


Ecco Shoes


Ecco Shoes have long been known for their comfort and style, particularly in their traditional and hybrid golf shoes. ECCO founder Karl Toosbuy joined together with leather technician Panos Mytaros to bring the best European leather making acumen into the modern age.  The minds behind ECCO shoes are consistently challenging themselves to create new and fascinating, fashion-forward and functional footwear.  They devote themselves to putting passion and upholding quality in every pair of shoes they create.

We are currently having a sale on select styles of our Ecco Shoes. You can find styles marked down from 20 to 60% off on our site.

Scroll on down for a few of our favorite sale styles for women and men.

Women’s Featured Sale Styles:

Ecco Women’s Sculptured 65 College Penny Loafer
Regular Price: $149.95
Sale Price: $59.98 Save 60%

Ecco Women’s Angel Bow
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $51.98 Save 60%

Ecco Women’s Keene Peep Toe
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $51.98 Save 60%

Ecco Women’s Mary Ballerina
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $77.97 Save 40%

Men’s Featured Sale Styles:

Ecco Men’s Boston Apron Toe Tie
Regular Price: $149.95
Sale Price: $89.97 Save 40%

Ecco Men’s Birmingham Chukka Boot
Regular Price: $219.95
Sale Price: $87.98 Save 60%

Ecco Men’s Biom Lite Sandal 1.1
Regular Price: $129.95
Sale Price: $51.98 Save 60%

Ecco Men’s Golf Street Camel Leather (Golf Hybrid Shoe)
Regular Price: $169.95
Sale Price: $101.97 Save 40%

Arch Support


What is Arch Support?

When people talk about supporting the arch of your foot, they are talking about the medial longitudinal arch that spans between the ball of your foot and your heel bone. The support in these two areas must also support weight in the open space between them.

If your arches are not properly supported, you may experience pain down the length of the foot and too much stress or weight on your feet may lead to injury.

Do You Need It?


Some people have low arches but do not have any problems.  Others have problems that are often related to overpronation.  If you have mild symptoms, purchasing arch supports may be an easier and cheaper solution, but those with moderate to severe symptoms should consult a professional.

In most mild cases, proper footwear can help.

What To Look For:

There are many forms of arch support, including insoles and custom orthodics.

Many athletic shoes are designed to reduce overpronation, the excessive inward rolling of the foot that is often caused by flat feet. Look for stability technologies for mild to moderate pronation, and motion-control technologies for severe over-pronation.

Some suggest that the best way to support your arch is to build up foot muscles slowly and wear shoes that allow your feet to sit naturally.  Zero-drop shoes with wide toe-boxes are often recommended for this purpose.

There are a lot of factors that go into relieving foot pain. You should discuss these options with a podiatrist or other medical professional to see which is the best option for you.

Another common cause of foot pain is wearing the wrong shoe size. Stay tuned next week for more on choosing the right shoe size!

Taking Care of Your Athletic Shoes

How To Clean Your Athletic Shoes

They’re designed to keep up with you, so they know how to get down and dirty. That doesn’t mean they have to stay that way, though. Here’s how to clean up your athletic shoes!

Step 1: Get Prepped. Brush off any excess dirt, remove shoe laces and insoles. Allow the insoles to air out, using foot powder or baking soda as necessary to eliminate odor. Rinse the shoes with cool water to get rid of loose dirt that didn’t come off with brushing.

Step 2: Wash! With most styles, you should be able to machine wash with cool or warm water and regular detergent. We recommend washing them in the same load as your towels. Adding Pine Oil disinfectant to the beginning of a wash cycle (warm water only) can help disinfect your shoes and protect your feet from bacteria or fungus. Lysol brand disinfectant can also be used.

Always check with the manufacturer to be sure that shoes are machine washable.

If you have any doubts at all, hand wash shoes with a soft brush and liquid detergent diluted with water. Scrub the inside and outside of the shoe and be sure to rinse afterwards.

Step 3: Dry! *NEVER put shoes in the dryer. Do not put them near a radiator. Do not attempt to dry them with a hair dryer. High heat will damage shoes. DO put sneakers in a well ventilated area to dry. Stuff them with white paper towels or white cotton towels to absorb the moisture and help retain shape. Some use newspaper, but the ink may transfer to the shoes or to your socks.

Step 4: Finishing Touch. A “magic eraser” or wet wipes work wonders on getting scuffs out of rubber. If all else fails, you can use shoe polish to touch up scuffs.

Tech Tuesday : Learn more about the Clarks Wallabee

Clarks Originals are all about the Plantation crepe soles.  The shoe we are giving away this week, the Wallabee, is well-known due to its distinct look and comfort.  A large part of that image is due to the shoe’s plantation crepe soles.

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Plantation crepe is a durable but lightweight, natural rubber.  It is intended to provide a softer foot strike and be more comfortable than a traditional sole because each step you take will be cushioned. Shoes with plantation crepe soles can also be much quieter than other shoes. The rubber’s crinkly texture that creates traction so that you don’t slip.

Crepe soles seem to be a love-it or hate-it feature for shoes.  The most common complaint is that the soft rubber picks up residue and “black gunk”.  Some people find that their Wallabee shoes look even better once worn-in.

However, some people don’t like the gunk. It can be controlled, though, if you care for your shoes.  The easiest way to prevent a lot of build-up is to routinely clean your shoes. You can find out how to do this on eHow, but the interesting step is to (after cleaning) take a rubber eraser, such as an art gum eraser, and gently rub it across the bottom of the shoe. Make sure to let them air-dry in a shady place to avoid discoloration or cracked leather.   Clarks also pairs with mail-order company Resole America, who will rebuild your plantation crepe soles and return your shoes in about a week.

Whether you like them worn or pristine, thanks to the plantation crepe sole, you know that you’ll be comfortable in your Clarks Wallabees.