Category Archives: Work Boots

30% off Wolverine Boots!

Wolverine Boots

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!

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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!

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

Black

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.

 

 

12 Days of Gifts: Day 3

Mens Dress Shoes

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

Black Nappa

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.

 

Alden Shoes

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.

Arch Support

ArchSupport

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?

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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!

Get Happy… Feet!

HappyFeet

You rely on them every day, and they take you everywhere you need to go. Your feet do a lot for you… so what can you do for them in return?

1.  Learn More About Them!

Foot ailments don’t just occur in athletes.  According to the APMA’s 2010 survey, most Americans have experienced pain or problems with their feet. Foot pain can interfere with many of your favorite activities.  Get to know your feet and get advice on how to care for them from the APMA’s website and by tuning in to some of our tips and tricks!

2.  Put them up!

The phrase “Put your feet up” exists as an idiom for a reason! Give your feet some much needed R & R.  Reduce feet and ankle swelling by elevating your legs above your heart while sitting or lying down.

3. Rub them down!

Foot massages feel great and release all that unwanted tension. Your feet will appreciate a good rub-down, and so will the rest of your body! Benefits of massage include better circulation! If you want to learn to massage your own feet, you can start by watching this video. Use lotion, especially during cold, dry months to moisturize!

4.  Work Them Out!

Your feet need exercise, too! Pick up marbles or other small items with your toes, walk as if you were on a tight rope, and rotate your ankles slowly.  Avoid toe cramps by raising, pointing, and curling toes. Hold for 5 seconds and repeat 10 times.  Search Pinterest for more foot exercises!

5.  Get a Proper Fit!

Many foot problems are caused or made worse by ill-fitting shoes. A properly fit shoe can make all the difference when it comes to conditions like hammer toe, gout, bunions, or swollen feet. A properly-fit shoe will not only help reduce pain but can also prevent many foot conditions from happening. Get fitted at your local store or come see us in Norwalk, CT and we will be happy to assist you!

Check back next week for more about good foot hygiene!