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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.

Best College Shoes – Women

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–a perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should reflect that growth.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Comfy Flats

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Comfortable flats from Cole Haan, Timberland, and Softspots are perfect for when sneakers or other casual shoes just won’t do. Wear them to class with skirts and dresses (easy to throw on!) or slip them on with your business casual wear for all-day events.

Practical Heels

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Times are changing, and now you are more likely to receive an interview for a job or internship while still in college.  While flats are acceptable in interviews, closed-toe dress heels are more traditional.  Comfortable heels not only feel great, but also make you look more practical.  Try a pair from Rockport, SoftSpots, or Cole Haan (45 or 65 series for lower heel height).

 Supportive Sandals

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Vionic SandalsSoftSpots Sandals

Your summer wear doesn’t have to be restricted to flip-flops.  Rock a more mature look that also helps keep your feet comfortable as you run from class to class with cork-bed or leather sandals from Naot, Olukai, Vionic, or Softspots.

Slip-on Casual

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Lace-Ups are comfy, but slip-ons like moccs, loafers, and boat shoes are easy to slide on and off–perfect for those mornings when you don’t really want to get out of bed. Make getting to class on time easy by leaving a pair near your door. Our favorites? Minnetonka Kilty, Sperry Top-Sider classics, and Cole Haan LTE styles.

 Weather & WP Boots

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Wet, cold, and crazy weather happens–and it doesn’t always result in canceled classes. Be prepared for whatever with Waterproof Boots from Kamik, Timberland, Sperry, Cole Haan, and Sorel (Coming Soon).

Athletic

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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 hiking we have you covered with athletic shoes from New Balance, Reebok CrossFit, Inov-8, Merrell, Vibram FiveFingers, Ecco and more!

Shoes to Set Sail in!

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What makes a great sailing shoe? Ideally, you’ll want something comfortable, protective, and slip-resistant to keep you in place on deck. While some prefer to relax barefoot or in sandals, more involved sailors will want something that protects their toes from the many dangers on and off-ship.

You will want some water-resistance. Some boat shoes are designed with drainage systems. At the very least you will want a shoe that dries out quickly!

You’ll need something that stays securely on your foot. Keep in mind that Velcro closure systems become less effective when wet. You also may want to avoid shoes that leave long and dangling laces.

You will want to make sure that your shoes don’t leave scuff marks on a white boat deck. Many boat shoes come with white soles, and others are advertised to be non-marking.

We suggest the tried and true first. If aesthetics are your primary focus, check out the fashion-forward shoes. If you want something new, scroll to the bottom. Consider which of these factors are most important to you (it may be all of them!) and then check out our favorite sailing shoes below:

The Classics:

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Sperry Top-Sider Sea Racer

Offers the ultimate in grip with Sperry Top-Deck 360™ grip,   Adaptive Wave Siping™ and Hydro-Grip™ rubber outsole.

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Sperry Top-Sider A/O

The Authentic Original boat shoe from Sperry Top-Sider is a reliable classic that comes in many modern designs.

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Sebago Docksides

This Handsewn Boat Shoe comes with non-corrosive brass eyelets and functional rawhide laces. Available in a variety of upper materials including Full Grain, Nubuck, and Waxy Pull-Up leather. Genuine moccasin construction creates a snug fit that feels custom to your foot.

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Sebago Spinnaker

Classic style with the comfort of Genuine moccasin construction and Non-Marking, Slip-Resistant boat sole.

Fashion Forward:

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Sperry Top-Sider Angelfish

Popular for its sleek shape and variety of prints and patterns, Angelfish offers a glitzy twist on a classic.

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Minnetonka Boat Moc

Comfort and style of a moccasin in the form of a boat shoe. Comes in a range of colors from Aqua and Fuchsia to Off White and Chocolate.

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Timberland Boat Shoes

Environmentally-friendly and aesthetically pleasing with Timberland durability.

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Mephisto Boating

Mephisto is famous world-wide for shoes that minimize shock for all day comfort. Superior craftsmanship means that you won’t have to worry about tired feet.

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Sebago Men’s Schooner

Classic, polished look and plenty of comfort. Advanced non-marking rubber slip-resistant soles.

You May Not Have Thought Of:

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Chacos

The Chaco Unaweep sole offers great traction and comes with a variety of strap designs so you’re bound to find something comfortable. These are great for those that like to sail barefoot but need a little extra grip or something to protect the bottoms of their feet. Also suitable for hiking.

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Vibram FiveFingers Flow

The flow is great for moving from the boat straight into the water or for water sports.  The TC-1 rubber sole is razor-siped for great slip resistance on deck.

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Keen Newport

The Newport offers all the comfort of a sandal with the protection of a sneaker. Non-marking, gripping soles and cord-closure system make this an easy winner.

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New Balance Minimus Water Shoes

Also great for water sports, this shoe offers bungee closure system, non-marking outsoles, lightweight protection, and a drainage system.

What do you sail in?

Night Out Attire

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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.

Classic

Casual

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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.

Marcoliani Socks

Ok let’s talk basics. A solid foundation starts from the bottom; it doesn’t matter if it’s a complex building or a well-dressed individual. When it comes to the latter, socks are a fashion essential not to be overlooked. From a flash of color accent to refined plush comfort, having a great looking and feeling pair of socks can make the difference in your day.  Dressing or undressing, what you put on your feet matters.

 

Premium Marcoliani socks are a tasteful addition to any wardrobe. Marcoliani Milano have been making luxury Italian socks since 1947.  They offer a sharp array of styles that strike an attractive balance between tradition and modernity. From classic argyles and checks, to contemporary stripes and blends, the Marcoliani patterns are polished and proven. The color palate ranges from rich and robust to subtle and nuanced, all of which pair magnificently with any fine footwear and are crafted from heavenly Pima Cotton.

 

Take a look:

Palio Stripe             MAR3231T-266

 

Argyle                     MAR2990T-241

 

 

Pin                          MAR2772T-267

 

Hamptons Check MAR3484T-035

 

Front Back               MAR3483T-Z33

 

Delave Easy             MAR3333T-292