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We love a pair of colorful #hitops, and the Reebok CrossFit Power Lite TR is no exception. Find out what your shoes say about you on our latest blog at blog.theshoemart.com ! #reebok #reebokcrossfit #mensshoes #shoes #hightops #kicks #liftingshoes #olylifts #theshoemart
Sep 18, 2014

We love a pair of colorful #hitops, and the Reebok CrossFit Power Lite TR is no exception. Find out what your shoes say about you on our latest blog at blog.theshoemart.com ! #reebok #reebokcrossfit #mensshoes #shoes #hightops #kicks #liftingshoes #olylifts #theshoemart

Boot season is coming soon! Here’s a close up of the craquelure finish on the Women’s  #Frye Phillip Studded Harness Tall boot in Chocolate. Now 40% off!

#chocolate #boots #fallboots #bootiful #leatherboots @thefryecompany
Sep 16, 2014

Boot season is coming soon! Here’s a close up of the craquelure finish on the Women’s #Frye Phillip Studded Harness Tall boot in Chocolate. Now 40% off!

#chocolate #boots #fallboots #bootiful #leatherboots @thefryecompany

It’s our marketing director Mark’s birthday today! This is what was waiting for him when he walked into the office this morning. 
Happy Birthday! 

#birthday #happybirthday #surprise #TheShoeMart #office #officehumor #celebrate
Sep 12, 2014

It’s our marketing director Mark’s birthday today! This is what was waiting for him when he walked into the office this morning.
Happy Birthday!

#birthday #happybirthday #surprise #TheShoeMart #office #officehumor #celebrate

Sep 12, 2014

What Do Your Shoes Say About You?

Shoes are the most sought-after accessory in the world. They come in thousands of styles, fits, and colors.  With so many styles out there, it’s easy to create an image for yourself based on your footwear.  With over 45 years in the business, it’s no surprise to us that people judge each other based on their shoes, but what do your shoes say about you?

We scanned the likes of Huffington Post, Elite Daily, GQ, and Mens Health to see what their experts had to say – and offer a little expertise of our own. Here at The Shoe Mart, we don’t just sell shoes—we love them, too.  We firmly believe in footwear that goes beyond functionality and quality to help you express yourself. Each section includes one of our favorites to battle the stereotypes.  

Casual Shoes

Do your casual shoes come off as pretentious? While your boat shoes and driving mocs should compliment your style and show that you care about your appearance, high-maintenance suede and leather can suggest to others that you require a lot of upkeep, as well.

Keep it casual by taking a fun spin on the classic style. Modern loafers and boat shoes in pleasing colors will keep potential dates at ease. Our pick? Keep it fresh with classic navy and a pop of color in Chathams from Austen Heller. Austen Heller Men’s Chathams, Navy and Green

 Boots

Popular 2012 Study found people that wear ankle boots tend to be more aggressive (suddenly our intern’s footwear choices are making a lot more sense to us…). Boots began as a more protective footwear, and have a long-standing, working-class reputation. While boots have certainly made it into high-fashion, they are often seen as edgier footwear, and indicate an independent personality.  People who wear boots are also seen as intelligent and interesting. However, Biker- or Military-style boots may indicate a cynical, sensitive, or even egocentric personality.

Intrigue people without scaring them away with a chukka boot. A masculine style that isn’t showy or indicative of emotional instability, a chukka or desert boot suggests that you are hard-working, detail-oriented, and sensible—without being dull.

Alden Men’s Unlined Chukka Boot Flex Welt Suede, Tan Suede

Athletic Shoes

Whether you’re hitting the gym or keeping it casual, what do your sneakers say about you?  If you’re spotting vibrant, colorful kicks, you may be more independent—but not necessarily more extroverted. Retro shoes or canvas high-tops indicate a laid back, trendy personality—but there is a line between “retro” and “grandpa”.  Shoes with white or mesh uppers usually signify an older generation.  As mentioned above, ankle-height shoes sometimes indicate an aggressive personality, but high-tops are also associated with agreeable and socially aware people that don’t take themselves too seriously.

We think the Navy, Conrad Blue, and White Reebok CrossFit Power Lite TR is a great option here. Highly functional, stylish, and not visually boring, it will show your playful side without being too flashy.  Best of all, it can be taken from the street to the gym and back again. Reebok Men’s CrossFit Power Lite TR, Navy, Conrad Blue, and White.

Sandals

We don’t think we have to tell you this one, but we’ve noticed that there are still some people out there that haven’t gotten the memo. Wearing both socks and sandals in the summer* suggests indecisiveness and a lack of common sense. If you’re going to wear sandals, please commit. Take the socks off, groom your feet, and sport them proudly.

We’re suggesting a pair of Olukai leather thong sandals. Because thong sandals make it particularly difficult to wear socks in the summer. Olukai Men’s Ohana Leather, Dark Java   

* If you wear socks with your Chacos casually in the winter, we actually like your style.  

Dress Shoes

Your shoes can say a lot about you, and your dress shoes are no exception. The good news? The previously mentioned study found that some of the stereo-types of men who sport high-fashion dress shoes weren’t necessarily true.  However, while your new, well-kept dress shoes don’t indicate that you are fussy or a Republican, your concern over your appearance may indicate attachment anxiety.

Worn-in, quality shoes that have been properly maintained indicate that you—like your shoes—are reliable. Taking care of your shoes is a great way to show an interviewer or potential client that you are detail-oriented.

We’re going with a classic in the Allen-Edmonds Strand, with a classic perforated design. Keep it together with a perfectly matching Allen-Edmonds belt in Walnut Calf. Allen-Edmonds Men’s Strand, Walnut Calf  

Every time you put on a shoe, you are communicating to the world something about yourself. So, what do your shoes say?

Sep 8, 2014 / 1 note

Nano 4.0 - Official Shoe of Fitness

The CrossFit Games are the ultimate test of fitness—and the Nano 4.0’s were built to withstand that test.
Between its Duracage protective upper, RopePro protection wrap, and superior breathability, the Nano 4.0 has you covered so that you can spend less time worrying about your shoes, and more time getting your next PR.
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Sep 5, 2014

Magnanni Shoes

Like us here at The Shoe Mart, Magnanni is a third generation, family-owned company. Their products are handcrafted in Almansa, Spain using traditional techniques that require extensive knowledge and skill. Magnanni focuses on handcrafting innovative designs and hand finishes using carefully selected leathers. They are known for their updated finishes on classic designs and their Bologna construction.

The pursuit of perfection, with simple, classic designs and attention to detail, has been our family essence for three generations.”

– LUIS BLANCO [DESIGNER]

So what exactly is Bologna construction? It is a method of constructing leather shoes that focus on comfort and style. The leather upper is first formed into a “tube” or “bag” shape before it is put on the last. While the top part of the upper is lined normally, the lower part is lined with a soft leather insole. Bologna construction eliminates the need for a mid-sole and not only allows the shoe to fit more like a glove for your feet, but also allows for exceptional flexibility.

Despite being Spanish-made, the Bologna construction helps to give Magnanni shoes a bit of an Italian flair. This includes an elongated toe when compared to English-styled shoes. Customers enjoy the comfort and buttery soft leather of Magnanni shoes. We recommend that you use a pair of shoe trees to keep your Magnannis in top shape.

If you have any questions about sizing or Magnanni shoes in general, as always, feel free to contact us! Customer service is available between 9:30 AM and 6:00 PM EST Monday-Saturday at 800-850-7463. You can also shoot us an email at Shoemart@theshoemart.com !

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Sep 4, 2014 / 1 note