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Timberland Summer Style

Timberland is famous for their yellow boots–but did you know that they also make summer sandal styles?  The premium leather sandals in their Earthkeepers collection are even environmentally-friendly, using at least 50% leather tanned in a facility rated Silver or higher in a third-party environmental audit that measures energy use, waste production, and water treatment.  Here’s a little bit more about some of our favorite styles…



The Women’s Earthkeepers Harborview Thong adds an extra strap to a classic silhouette for a bit more sophistication. The cushioned midsole and durable outsole will put your other flip-flops to shame.





The Women’s Earthkeepers Haborview Thong Ankle Strap adds even more elegant style to your sandal. We love that this one comes in Beet Red.





The Women’s Earthkeepers Tilden Double Strap sandal comes in a range of colors that can appeal to everyone, from basic black to versatile navy to this bright, unique Apricot Buff Gluvy color. The hexagonal hardwear adds a fun touch of Timberland workboot style, while the 3.5 inch heel keeps it feminine. Anti-fatigue technology makes these an easy-to-wear choice.





The Timberland Men’s Earthkeepers Altamont 2.0 Open-Toe Fisherman is a rugged summer look perfect for summer days spent by the boardwalk or on the boat.







Whether you are  packing for a weekend getaway or just heading for some downtime at the local park, the Timberland Men’s Earthkeepers Altamont 2.0 Slide sandal is a definite go-to choice.






The Timberland Men’s Earthkeepers Altamont 2.0 Flip‘s footbed has a layer of memory foam to help make this one of the most comfortable thong style sandals you will ever wear. The environmentally-friendly lug outsole offers durability and traction, wherever your travels take you.


We are happy to offer Timberland shoes at TheShoeMart.  Timberland started with the classic 6 Inch Yellow Boot, but their successful expansion into other durable, comfortable footwear and sustainable technologies offers plenty of options!

Best Shoes for College – Men

Entering college often signifies a new stage in your life–and the perfect time to update your wardrobe.  As you grow and learn, your style should also reflect that growth.  Plus, moving from class to class and around campus means you’re spending a lot of time on your feet.  We’ve made a list of some of our favorite shoes for college and university life below.

Chukka / Desert Boots

Add a little class to your casual look. Chukka and Desert boots are laid back and comfortable, but look much nicer than your tennis shoes.  A traditional chukka boot has a crepe sole and two eyelets, but plenty of variations exist. Try a pair from Clarks, Timberland, or Johnston & Murphy.

Dress Shoes

Bruno Magli Shoes

Whatever your price range, it’s important to have a well-maintained pair of dress shoes.  These will come in handy for presentations, interviews, scholarship banquets, and other formal events. A go-to staple is a plain-toe, black balmoral (click here to learn about the difference between a blucher and a balmoral/oxford), which will work at almost every formal event.  A straight tip (cap toe) shoe is a slightly less formal option that is still commonly accepted, but brogues and wing designs are seen as informal. If you already have a staple formal pair, you can feel free to experiment with bluchers, brogues, toe styles and leathers. Try a pair from Johnston & Murphy, Florsheim, Cole Haan, or Bruno Magli.


New Balance Shoes

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

Waterproof / Hiking

Merrell Moab Hiking Shoes

Being out on your own in a new place may be a little scary, but it also comes with plenty of opportunities for new experiences. Always be ready for whatever adventure comes your way–or just for inclement weather with hiking shoes and waterproof boots from MerrellTimberland, and Kamik.


Timberland SandalsNaot Sandals

On the opposite end of the spectrum, we have shoes for warm weather.  Depending on where you attend college (and if your dorm room has a/c), the first and last few months of your first year can get really hot. Remember that if you’re walking between classes, you’ll need more support. Save your flimsy flip flops for the shower–sandals from Vionic, Olukai, Timberland, Naot, Chaco, and Sperry Topsider are comfortable enough for all-day wear.


Mephisto shoes are designed specifically to keep your feet healthy and comfortable.  Both Mephisto shoes and sandals are built with Soft-Air technology to fight foot fatigue and keep you comfortable all day long. With so many popular designs and outstanding, long-lasting craftsmanship, you’ll never have to worry about tired feet again.

A flexible Soft-Air midsole reduces shock from walking to a minimum, offering foot protection, join relief, and proper care for your back, as well. The breathable nature of the midsole also enhances air circulation to provide a healthier environment for your feet.

On Sale Styles:

Mephisto Men’s Harald Dark Brown Brooklyn
(30% off – was $539.95)
SALE $377.95
Sizes: 9.5, 12

Mephisto Men’s Alyon Dark Taupe Nubuck-Dark Brown
(30% off – was $298.95)
SALE $208.95
Sizes: 8.5, 9, 11.5, 12

Mephisto Women’s Gabriela Green
(30% off – was $239.95)
SALE $167.95
Sizes: 7.5

Spotlight Brand: Minnetonka

Minnetonka is one of our favorite brands here at TheShoeMart. They are celebrated by our customers and staff alike for both style and craftsmanship.

Minnetonka have been making finely handcrafted footwear since 1946. All of their products are made from premium leathers and materials including deerskin and moosehide. Their styles blend classic moccasin designs with contemporary fashion tastes and prominently feature traditional details like beading, embroidery, and fringes. Because of this, Minnetonka is largely responsible for helping to establish fringe mocs like this 3-Layer Fringe Boot as a must-have fashion pick. They are also well-known for perennial classics such as this Kilty Unbeaded Moccasin.

As the summer begins to wind down, we are closing out a limited selection of end-of-the-season Minnetonka sandals at 40% off. These styles feature all of the distinctive things we’ve come to know and love about Minnetonka footwear, but in a sandal. Click here to shop.

To find out more about the process behind creating a Minnetonka moccasin, watch the video below.

Now Available: Juil Footwear

Another addition to our selection of summer sandals is Juil footwear. The Juil brand places great emphasis on health and wellbeing. They have a strong foothold in the yoga community and even include a free yoga mat bag with every pair of shoes!

The coolest and most unique feature of Juil sandals is definitely the exclusive sole conductors found in their footbed. The sole conductors are magnets designed to help rebalance your body’s natural energies by acting as a conduit between your body and the Earth. The goal is pretty simple: To help you connect with the Earth, our greatest source of energy.

The health benefits of this technology are far-reaching and profound. The “earthing” Juil footwear provides can even help cleanse free radicals from your body! If you are a yoga practitioner or wellness minded person in general, we think that Juil sandals are a great addition to a lifestyle which emphasizes nutrition, exercise and wellbeing.

Learn more at Juil.com