How to Wear the New Utility trend with Timberland Boots
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.
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.
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.
All of Wolverine’s boots are made with the perseverance of the Wolverine in mind. These Wolverine boots were built to endure the tough working conditions when the first railroads were built in America in the 1800’s. Today, they are still “Relentless By Nature.” Now, on sale for 30% off, the Wolverine boots below are a fantastic addition to your wardrobe at a great price!
The Wolverine Julian Chukka boot has a crepe rubber outsole to keep you stable and comfortable. Full-grain leather or waxed suede uppers look great in a casual environment and are great in less-than-ideal weather. The Navy and Cognac colorways shown below are selling out, so this is your last chance to get them!
Also on sale is the Morley boot from the Wolverine 1000 Mile collection. This Goodyear welted Wolverine boot is as tough as it looks. The tan colorway we have on sale for 30% off right now features a military style Horween waxed flesh leather. In simple terms, the Horween Leather Company finishes the leather for this Wolverine boot on the flesh side instead of the grain side for a rugged, suede-like look.
What are you waiting for? Shop our selection of Wolverine boots while we still have your size in stock!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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!
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We know not everyone is easy to shop for, so this holiday season, we’re giving you 12 days worth of gift ideas!
Day three is all about the men’s dress shoes. At TheShoeMart, we have something for every price range–and we have a large variety of sizes as well. Grab something for your favorite guy, he’ll get much more use out of a pair of nice dress shoes than an ugly Christmas sweater.
Bruno Magli Shoes
The classic brilliance of Bruno Magli shoes began in 1936 in a small basement in Bologna, Italy. Today, Bruno Magli shoes are known for their elegant, refined silhouettes and artisan heritage. Shoes that bridge the gap between traditional Italian footwear and modern Italian sensisbilites, these are perfect for the man on your list that loves both luxury and practicality.
Johnston & Murphy Shoes
Johnston and Murphy Shoes has designed quality footwear for over 155 years. Their legacy is one of quality and effortless style. From chukkas to cap-toe oxfords, J&M creates shoes for every taste. Find the perfect pair for the man that always wants to put his best foot forward.
We may be a bit biased here, but we think every man should own a pair of Alden shoes. From classic dress shoe models like the 990 and 681 to the iconic Alden Indy Boot, we have something for everyone. If the guy on your list is looking for something unique, we also have our special Alden Bootmaker Editions. If you’re new to Alden, sizing can be confusing, so be sure to contact us with any questions.
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!