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March Madness 2016


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, 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


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


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


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.

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!

How to Clean Suede Shoes


Many people are intimidated when it comes to cleaning suede shoes. However, with a few tricks and tools, you’ll find the process is rather easy.

You’ll Need:

1. A suede brush

2. A suede eraser

3. Rag and sponge

4. White paper towels or cotton towels

5. Shoe Trees

6. Protective Spray

First, take the suede brush to the dry pair of shoes. Remove as much dirt as possible. Go over the entire shoe, brushing the nap in one direction. In addition to brushing out dirt, this will also raise the nap.
Next, go over tough spots with a suede eraser. Rub over scuffs with the suede brush.
Remove water marks: take a damp (not soaking!) rag and wet down the entire shoe. Then gently sponge up any excess water. To dry, stuff the shoes with white paper towels or white cotton towels and place them in an area without direct sunlight or direct heat. It is important that you never apply direct heat to your shoes (place them near a radiator, toss them in the dryer, etc.) as this can damage your shoes.
Once shoes are dry, brush them again in one direction to restore the nap.
Apply a protective spray such as the Collonil Unisex Nanopro Spray 300ML.
Place in shoe tree like Alden Fine Cedar Shoe Trees so that excess moisture is absorbed.

Night Out Attire


It’s been a long week, and you’re ready to wash away all of your workweek stress. You’ve made plans with your friends or date, but there’s one last detail to cover… what do you wear? A night out means that everyone will be looking their best, and you want to belong without blending in.

Not surprisingly, your night out outfit’s appropriateness depends on where you are going.

 If you’re going to a Night Club there will always be a dress code and it will vary based on region and even the club itself. Do some research into what is appropriate.  Nightclubs mean lots of hot, sweaty bodies and spilling drinks.  Navy and grey are dark enough to flatter and they disguise sweat and spills in UV nightclub lighting, black and light colored fabrics do not.




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Keep in mind that your shoes will probably take a beating from the club scene. Resist the temptation to sport your most expensive pair.  A leather that you can clean and polish up like new the next day are ideal. Keep it classic with a black, plain toed shoe like the Eddy from Nunn Bush, with a slip-resistant rubber sole and padded collar to prevent blisters. If you need to keep it casual, take it down a few notches in something trendy from Cole Haan. Take it a step further and stand out with a pair of chukkas with a pop of color like the Lunargrand Chukka.

Meanwhile, for Date Night, you should avoid expecting the mess and dress to impress instead. What is appropriate always depends on the venue, so call or stop by before the date to see what kind of outfit will fit in.  If you are short on time, you can always look the restaurant up online on sites like CitySearch and Google for photos and suggestions.  Go-tos include sharply tailored silhouettes and darker or subtle neutral shades.




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Most importantly, be sure to tell your date what you’re wearing so that you don’t out-dress her. Then, pay attention to your shoes–because she will, too. A well-kept black slip-on like the Vellum from Mezlan appears classic and effortless. At a more casual venue or during a day date, the soft deerskin Wimbley from Alan Payne will keep you looking cool and at ease. For a more rugged look, put on a pair of lace-up boots like the Alden Indy boot.

Whatever you choose, remember that your best accessory for a night out is confidence. Keep a good attitude and you’re sure to have a good time, regardless.


Liz keeps forgetting exactly how cold 40 degree weather is, until she goes outside and her toes nearly freeze off. She has decided to take action, so she spent some time creating a Pinterest board with tricks, tips, DIY projects, and slippers to keep your feet nice and cozy. Check it out here.

Meanwhile, you can learn about some of the Men’s and Women’s slippers that we carry below, hopefully while sipping on hot chocolate and sitting by a fire.

For Women:


Minnetonka offers many trendy styles of moccasins using only the finest suede, leathers, and pile. Stylish enough to wear out, and comfortable enough to wear around the house all day long, you will never have to compromise. And with so many styles, from simple tie and fringe to more intricate beaded or feathered Mocs, you’ll find the one for you.


Old Friend

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Old Friend offers sheepskin slippers that are covered with a durable soft-napped suede leather.  Because the suede material beads off moisture and the rubber soles are constructed for both indoor and outdoor use, most styles of slippers can be worn in dewy grass or on rainy days–perfect for those days when the newspaper doesn’t quite reach the doorstep. Old Friend carries many styles of slipper, from Moc to Mule, and whether they are pink or tan, you’ll find a pair to bring a smile to your face. Many of their styles also come in wide, extra wide, or are adjustable for hard-to-fit feet.


For Men:


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UGG Austrailia sets the standard for premium sheepskin products. Using only Grade-A Twinface sheepskin in their popular Classic boots, UGG has made a name for themselves in quality and comfort. This translates into their line of slippers as well, with genuine sheepskin lining, suede, full-grained leather, molded rubber, and leather lace detailing. Available in sizes up to 18, UGG slippers won’t let you down.


Minnetonka’s carries suede, sheepskin, and moose-hide slippers and moccasins with a more masculine touch (and a lot less beading). Many of their styles come in wide widths and XL sizes (14-16). Rawhide laces and rubber soles make styles durable and fashionable to wear right out of the house.

Old Friend

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Old Friend produces Loafer Moccasins, Bootees, Clogs and Mules with a masculine touch. Some styles include heavy duty rubber soles, burnished full grain leather trims, and camouflage print. The men’s styles also include wide, extra wide, and adjustable styles.

L. B. Evans

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L. B. Evans uses premium leather, suede and Sherpa to create house shoes that are both classic and contemporary. With products featuring outdoor soles, cushioned insoles, and warm boa lining, you can rest at ease.  Many of L.B. Evan’s quality slippers (like ALL 4 pictured above) are priced under $50 and since they run up to a size 18 Extra Wide, are an excellent choice for those who have larger feet.