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Alden Summer Shoes: Part I

Alden Shoes - Flex Unlined Penny Loafer

Our favorite thing about summer in New England? The effortless styles of Alden shoes that come along with it!

 

 

Alden Unlined Penny Loafer in Snuff Suede
Alden Flex Welt UPL in Snuff Suede

One of our favorite summer shoes is the Alden Flex Welt Unlined Penny Loafer.  Effortless, flexible, and breathable, the Alden UPL Flex Welt is perfect for warm summer months relaxing.  It has the sturdy construction Alden shoes are known for along with the easy comfort of genuine flex welt construction.

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The suede is super soft, so soft that we would actually recommend wearing these shoes without socks! And since they’re super easy to slip on and off, you’ll have more time to enjoy outdoor activities with family and friends.

Are you going sockless in your Alden shoes this summer?

NEW! The Minnetonka Newport Moc

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The Minnetonka Moccasin Newport Moc has arrived at TheShoeMart! In fun spring colors like Mint and Melon, as well as in great neutral shades, the Newport Moc is a sporty twist on the classic Minnetonka Kilty moc.

Minnetonka Moccasin Newport Moc
Shown in Black, Stone, and Dusty Brown

So how should you wear this comfy classic moc with a new athletic inspired sole? We have a few suggestions below!

Mint

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This Minnetonka style uses this season’s popular taupe color paired with a spring favorite, Mint, for a pop of color that is decidedly spring.  Keep windy weather at bay with a chic, light trench in a neutral color, highlighting your awesome mocs.

 

 

Melon

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Minnetonka Newport Moc - Melon 2

 

 

Minnetonka Newport Moc - Melon 3

 

 

Minnetonka Newport Moc - Melon 4

 

 

10 Hiking Tips for 2016

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Our Tips For Hiking

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

We want to get you outside and into nature, so today we’re sharing some of our favorite tips and tricks for those getting out for the first time (and even some for the seasoned hiker!).

  1. Protect Yourself from the Sun!

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    This especially goes out to those of us that aren’t used to spending long hours outdoors. Save your skin with 30+ SPF sunscreen and don’t forget your sunglasses! Protect your eyes from the sun and take it all the sights with a pair that blocks 100% of UV Rays.

  2. Be Prepared!

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    There’s a reason for the scout motto. You want to be prepared for the worst case scenario so that you don’t end up in serious danger.

  3. K.I.S.S.

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    It’s easy to get caught up in all the hyped up tech and gear out there, but it’s really best to keep it simple. If it’s your first hike, you probably won’t need a high-altitude expedition tent or $600 waterproof binoculars. You’ll have a lot more fun and a lighter pack if you take only what you need.

  4. Invest in a Headlamp

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    This is a classic piece of gear that you’ll truly appreciate if your hiking adventure involves dark places or later hours.  Headlamps are hands-free and often have long-lasting batteries. Plus, a headlamp strapped to a gallon jug of water makes an instant tent lantern!

  5. Pack an Essential First Aid Kit

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    A large clunky first aid kit isn’t helpful if you can’t take it with you. Make a small kit with just the essentials for your hike.  You can buy a pre-made kit or pack your own. Don’t forget personal medications, pain, itch, or allergy relief, and santizing agents.

  6. Don’t Ditch The Map or Compass

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    Just because you bought a fancy GPS or have GPS in your smartphone does not mean that you can toss the Map and Compass. Remember your last road trip when your GPS thought you were in the middle of the ocean? Plus, GPS takes up a lot of battery and you don’t want to wind up stranded.

  7. Be Aware (and Beware!) of Wildlife

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    If you’re going hiking in a less-populated area, be sure to speak with a local wilderness expert or an authority about the wildlife in the area–or do a quick Google search(and be sure to fact-check!). You want to know how to avoid dangerous animals and what to do if you encounter one. It also helps to know your poisonous plants.

  8. Mind Your Manners!

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    You are likely to run into other humans on your hikes. Be pleasant and considerate, alert others of your presence with a friendly greeting–and know when to yield the trail. Need to brush up on your manners? We like this Hiking Trail Etiquette guide from HikingDude.

  9. Save the Phone for Emergencies.

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    Turn it off, and put it in your pack.  Not only will you be more alert to potential dangers, but you’ll also be able to spend a lot more time enjoying nature. Plus, it’s rude to be talking loudly on the phone or not paying attention when there are other hikers trying to enjoy the outdoors.

  10. Have fun!

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    It’s nice to get out of dodge and get some fresh air. If you forget something, don’t let it ruin your hike. Part of the fun of hiking is the challenge.

Want more tips? Follow us on Twitter (@TheShoeMart) and check out #TSMTips.

Winter Boots

 

A snowstorm is brewing in the North East, and we’d like to make sure you’re prepared! We can’t stock up on groceries or emergencies supplies for you, but we can keep your feet warm and protected with our great selection of snow boots! We’ll list our favorites below– and if you’re planning on staying inside, try cozying up with some of our favorite slippers!

 

Men’s Winter Boots

 

Kamik Boots

Dark Brown

The ultimate winter boots for shoveling or spending time outdoors with the kids, Kamik boots are warm and practical with rugged winter-ready outsoles.  Great for any winter adventure.

 

Blundstone Boots

Rustic Brown

The Blundstone Thermal Series features a thermo urethane outsole resistant to hydrolysis and microbial attacks, a Thinsulate insulation lining, and a removable sheepskin footbed for extra warmth and comfort.

 

 

Carolina Boots

 

A Carolina SCUBALINER™ waterproof membrane and 600 grams of Thinsulate™ insulation make these Carolina workboots well-equipped for winter weather. Available with a steel toe or without.

 

Clarks Boots

Those of you that need to head into the office will appreciate the super-comfortable Clarks Rockie Top boot with Gore-Tex.  The waterproof Gore-Tex lining will keep you warm and dry without any unnecessary bulk.

 

Women’s Winter Boots

 

Kamik Boots

 

Charcoal

 

Waterproof and warm boots from Kamik come with insulated linings, rugged winter outsoles, and tongues and collars that keep snow out.  Perfect for exploring the winter wonderland in your future.

 

BOGS Boots

The BOGS boots shown above come with 7mm of Neo-Tech™ insulation and are comfort rated for temps as low as 40°F, so your feet can stay dry and cozy, even if you venture outside. Tall or short boots in fun winter patterns or classic black are easy to put on and super stylish!

 

Sorel Boots

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Our Sorel Boots–especially the Joan of Arctic–are always flying off our shelves. If you’re lucky enough to be a 6, 7.5, 9.5, or 10.5, we might still have something in stock for you–but hurry!

 

Check out warm slippers for Men and Women, plus a bunch of other ways to keep your feet warm this weekend, on our Pinterest board: Cozy Toes!
Follow The Shoe Mart’s board Cozy Toes on Pinterest.

 

 

Save Big on Our New Balance Shoes

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Select styles of our New Balance shoes are now 40% off.  New Balance running shoes are durable, practical, and with prices this low you can’t lose! We have over 250 New Balance shoes currently on sale, so we can’t blame you if you don’t know where to start. Here are our top picks.

Men’s New Balance Shoes on Sale

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The New Balance MC1296 is the ultimate tennis sneaker for men. The S-Curve stability system is designed to provide optimal lateral forefoot, midfoot, and medial heel support for all your cutting movements and pivots. A forefoot cage made with the superior durability of New Balance’s Ndurance rubber compound and a long wearing drag-tip will hold up to your best performance.  Twenty-four percent lighter than standard New Balance foam, ACTEVA™ LITE compression molded foam keeps you comfortable without weighing you down.

Regular Price:  $129.95| Sale Price: $77.97 Save 40%

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The Mens Vazee Rush is a neutral cushioning New Balance running shoe that delivers everything you need–and nothing you don’t. A REVLite midsole offers lightweight, responsive cushioning while the deconstructed heel provides flexible support so you can take your competitive nature toa whole new level. The quick heel-to-toe transition and sleek no-sew construction help make this shoe (and you) a real winner.

Regular Price:  $89.95 | Sale Price: $53.97 Save 40%

 

 

Women’s New Balance Shoes on Sale

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The New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay is a running shoe for women with a special blown rubber outsole for lightweight comfort and a responsive running experience on any terrain. The innovative Fresh Foam midsole creates a luxuriously comfortable ride that still feels natural underfoot. Now 50% off in 3 colors, this is a great choicein the neutral cushioning category.

Regular Price:  $109.95 | Sale Price: $54.95 Save 50%

 

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The New Balance Minimus W1010 is designed for runners looking to enter the wonderful world of minimal running and performance. A 4 mm drop and slightly more cushioning than the traditional barefoot shoe offers a great balance between responsiveness and cushioning. The Purple-White and Black-Pink colorways are 40% off, and all other colors are currently on sale for 35% off. If you’d like to begin transitioning into a more minimal running style, this is a great place to start–you’re sure to find something you like!

Regular Price:  $109.95 | Sale Price: $65.97 Save 40%*

*for W1010PW and W1010BP