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Happy New Year!!
Let’s get ready to celebrate! Whether you’re staying in or going out, there’s no better excuse for a sassy new pair of fancy shoes than a brand new year. Treat yourself to something sparkly to wear this winter and chase away the winter blahs. Here are five festive faves as we countdown to 2024.
We are! As we head into the end of the year, it's time to start planning for memorable times with family and friends. Whether you're relaxing by the fire, venturing out into the snowy wonderland, or getting dressed up for special occasions, the right pair of shoes can make your holidays extra magical. At Shoe Sensation, we've got the perfect footwear options for every occasion, ensuring that your feet are both comfortable and stylish as you celebrate the season. Here are some of our favorite styles and brands to enhance your holiday experiences.
Best Women’s Gifts for Shoe Lovers
Holiday shopping is here! This festive winter season is starting earlier than ever (see our Black Friday Guide for reasons why), so it's time to get your gift-giving mind in motion. We’re here to help jumpstart your holiday shopping with presents that are sure to please. Plan now so you can enjoy the holidays without rush. Great holiday deals abound at Shoe Sensation because shoes make a perfect gift.
Our Biggest Shoe Gift Guide for Kids
Happy holidays are on the way! Bring even more joy to the season of good cheer with new kicks for the kids this year. With light-up heels, bling embellishments, and animated characters, the gift of shoes will be just as fun as toys.
From sneakers to snow boots, casual shoes to holiday best for dress, there's a whole collection of kids' shoes in this shopping guide for gift giving in 2023.
Best Men's Shoes to Gift This Year
Who says men can be hard to buy for? Not here at Shoe Sensation. Start shoe shopping now for holiday gifts for the men in your life, and enjoy the best selections from our Shoe Sensation collections. From sneakers and boots to athletic bags and hats, there are so many styles to make their holidays merry. Deals abound this year, so get started and make the most of the season.
Got Cold Feet? Slide into These Warm Comfy Slippers
Welcome to the retreat for your feet. A cushy landing spot lined in faux fur. This handy guide is perfectly timed for slipper season. But, then again, don't you deserve a break from foot fatigue all year long? When the weather calls for soft and snuggly, answer with a warm, plush slipper. And when the temps start to rise again, slip into a house shoe with enough cushion for the next best thing to a foot massage.
The Best Work Boots to Get the Job Done
Those who work hard and play hard know just how important it is to have the right tools for the job. Rain and snow are no joke on the job site, so investing in quality work shoes is essential. But you also want to know which are going to be the most comfortable work boots. Boots that will stand up to being on your feet all day or defying the weather. You want boots that can keep feet warm, dry and protected. And safety boots with features like steel toes and boots that give you traction on slick surfaces. We’ve got all that and more from the brands you trust in the toughest conditions.
What's New for Black Friday 2023
Have you seen those Christmas lights already up in the big box stores? For those still choosing a Halloween costume and grabbing last-minute school supplies, it’s hard to imagine the holidays are here already. The trend of the holiday shopping season starting early is one experts are predicting is here to stay. Take Black Friday — what used to be a one-day sprint now has transformed into a month-long marathon, or longer. Though the official day-of Black Friday is November 24, 2023 (the day after Thanksgiving), this year the biggest holiday shopping event is starting early again.
FALL WOMEN’S FASHION BOOT TRENDS 2023
The call for fall: cute boots! Along with football and pumpkin-flavored everything, the return of fall footwear is one of the true joys of the season. After sweating through summer in flip-flops and sneakers, there’s something exhilarating about shopping for new fall shoes, specifically ladies’ boots.
The Brands and Styles to Pack for Your Next Trip
Ahh, vacation time is here at last. Ready to fly off to that well-deserved R&R you’ve been looking forward to or pack up the family and hit the road? Choosing the best shoes to travel with can make all the difference in your trip. Fortunately, Shoe Sensation carries a huge selection of brands that provide all the comfort and good looks you’ll want to take with you wherever you go.
What Makes a Good Pair of Travel Shoes?
Our bottom line is unparalleled comfort and support so that uncomfortable shoes don’t ruin your adventure with sore feet or blisters. Beyond function, it’s also important to consider which shoes can meet all your different travel needs. Versatility is key. Consider what you’ll be doing on your trip and choose shoes that can do more than one thing. If you’re like us, it’s tempting to want to bring all your favorite shoes. However, the realities of packing mean we have to make some tough choices.
Shoes that go with multiple wardrobe options and that can easily dress up or down are perfect for travel and save space in your luggage. You’ll also want to choose shoes that are durable and easy to care for so they stand up to the demands of travel and still look good. Speaking of good looks, you don’t have to compromise on style. Travel is a fun opportunity to show off some new outfits and look your best in those vacation photos. Comfortable walking shoes can be stylish too, especially when you select the right brands.
The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with some patriotic footwear? Shoe Sensation has a great selection of shoes and apparel that feature red, white, and blue designs, as well as American flag graphics and patterns. In this article, we'll showcase some of our favorite American flag shoes to help you show off your American spirit in style.
Crocs For Kids
It’s a fact — kids are hard on shoes. If it seems like you’re replacing your kids’ shoes even faster than they’re growing out of them, you know just how important it is to find kids shoes that last. The good news is that there are shoes tough enough to stand up to playtime and keep kiddos happy with fun styles and colors, too. Crocs are the perfect shoes for kids!
How to Wash HEYDUDE Shoes: Easy Step-by-Step Guide
We love HEYDUDE shoes for their comfort and style. They’re often the first pair we reach for when we’re ready to head out the door. With all that day-to-day wear, they can get a bit dirty. How do we keep those beloved HEYDUDE clean and looking their best? Luckily, cleaning HEYDUDE shoes is a breeze. Just one more of the many things to love about them.
To make it even easier to keep your HEYDUDE shoes clean, here’s a quick guide. We'll cover how to clean HEYDUDE shoes of all types, including canvas, linen, boots, sandals, leather, and flip flops. The good news is that most HEYDUDE shoes can be cleaned in the washing machine.
HEYDUDE shoes are designed to be durable as well as fashionable, so just follow these simple steps and you can extend the life of your favorite shoes. Read on for tips on how to treat different shoe materials.
Online Shoe Shopping Success
What could be easier or more fun than shopping for shoes online? Who doesn’t love browsing all your favorite brands and checking out the latest styles from the comfy confines of the couch. Click and it’s in your cart and on its way. There can be a few challenges, like how to know your shoe size online. Finding the right shoe size when you can’t try things on right away isn't as hard as you might think. With a few tips and tricks and a better understanding about how shoe sizes work you can order shoes online with confidence.
Spring Shoe Looks You Want Now
Put some extra spring in your step! (We couldn't resist.) At last, warmer weather is on the way with an invitation to kick up your heels, whether they be chunky sneakers, gladiator snandals, or the new favorite loafers. Women's shoes for spring are back with so many great looks trending.
After scouring the runways and fashion reports, we've pulled together a list of the top trends showing up for spring. Here's our shoe-centered take on the buy-now sandals, heels, and sneakers to step out in this season. Take a leap to try something new — red and shine are crushing it — or update one of the styles with continued momentum, like chunky soles and white sneakers. We've chosen some of this season's best in the examples below. Also watch for the return of perennial classics like loafers, slingbacks and Mary Janes.
Spring is finally here and we are here for it! Shoe Sensation is your online shoe source for the latest trends. Adding new shoes to your fashion rotation is an easy and affordable way to get going on a seasonal wardbrobe update.
Ready, Set, Spring into Kids’ Shoes for Special Events
As the days get longer and flowers bloom, spring brings with it an air of celebration. From Easter egg hunts and Passover Seder to family weddings and graduations, spring flings abound this season and you'll need shoes for special occasions. The kids will, too.
The styles for kids' dress shoes this spring include shimmery pastels, rhinestone sparkles, and classic staple shoes for both boys and girls. Ballet flats get fancy in faux suede while little block heels let girls feel some glamor. Shoes for boys go from basic to detailed in loafers, lace-ups, and slip-on styles.
Brand Spotlight: Skechers Slip-ins
Slip-in & Go!
Skechers invites everyone to have happy feet. It’s easy with Skechers Hands Free Slip-ins™. Just step into effortless style and comfort designed with their exclusive Heel Pillow™.
Slip in, slip on - what is this new trend all about?
It’s definitely one of the major trends for spring/summer with slip-on styles even showing up at fashion events around the world. Stylish and easy, they are the ideal combo. At last, we don’t have to struggle to get into our shoes and we don’t have to compromise comfort or fashion because there are so many looks to choose from. Why didn’t the shoe people think of this years ago? Okay, so yes there were loafers, but this is something new!
HEYDUDE, What’s the Story?
Seems like HEYDUDE shoes are everyone's new favorite. No suprise, with their comfy style. Ever wonder where those cool, comfy, almost-like-wearing-slippers HEYDUDE sneakers came from? Here’s some intel on everyone’s new fave kicks with the California-vibe.
2023 Mother's Day Gift Guide
Mom’s special day is on the way, so now is the time to shop for perfect Mother's Day presents that will make her smile. Moms love cute shoes and good deals, but what to do if you're not sure of her size or how the shoe will fit for her? The Shoe Sensation accessories section can solve these gift-giving dilemmas. Check this Mother's Day gift guide for some clever ideas for great gifts for the great moms in your life.
Good for You, Good for Your Feet
Loyal Fans Love Their Birks
Of course they do! Birkenstock shoes have been a popular choice for decades, loved for their supreme comfort and unique design. That flexible footbed is like a dream come true for your feet. And it’s been part of their design forever, known as the “blue footbed.”
Top 5 Adidas Shoes for Women on the Run
Adidas running shoes for women have long-supported the feet of some of the world's fastest females, starting back in 1928 when Lina Radke set an Olympic world record wearing Adidas track spikes.
Today, women running in Adidas athletic shoes are still breaking records. In September 2021, Anges Tirop and Senbere Teferi shattered two long-standing times, setting new fastest stats in the 10K and 5K, respectively. Their athletic shoes of choice for such feats: Adidas.
2023 Winter Shoes & Boots Storage Tips
When nature turns on the brights of spring, it's not just a signal to creatures great and small. The season of renewal also signals to us that the time has come for some needed spring cleaning. After a dreary winter, packing up the snow boots, heavy treads, and fur trims to make room for sandals, dress shoes, and canvas sneakers is one of the joys spring brings.
But that also means getting clever with the way you store your winter shoes. Here are 5 helpful winter shoe & boot storage tips to make space for spring and summer footwear.
Love and romance are in the air! And just in time to fight off those mid-winter blahs. Looking for some special shoes to spice up your wardrobe this February? Here's our 2023 list of Valentine’s Day faves. We can't even count all the reasons to love these picks. No matter what your plans this Valentine's Day, you really don’t need a holiday. Treat yourself or someone special to a new pair of shoes and watch the mood improve.
Your Community Shoe Store
For us at Shoe Sensation, giving isn’t just for the holiday season. As community members of the cities and towns where we live and work, we are proud to be your neighborhood shoe store. We have well over 200 stores throughout the country, offering a huge selection of quality brands and the latest trends for the entire family. But even more important than the shoes are the people who wear them.
Get More Wear from Athletic Shoes, Canvas & Leather
Kids play hard and you run hard — whether all over town, at work, or on the trails and treadmills. Today's busy families live full lives and the shoes can show it. The scuffs and scrapes tell the tales of playground games, fun runs, and long, active days. So what are the best ways to care for men's, women's and kids' shoes to make them last longer?
Best Customer Service Award
Shoe Sensation named #1 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Customer Service 2023 in the Brick & Mortar - Footwear Retailer Category
Our customers are the best. We have always prided ourselves on being part of the communities where we live and work — neighbors helping neighbors — doing all we can to help our communities thrive. Sure we offer all the best brands at great prices, but it’s the people who make it all worth it. Taking care of each other. Doing things the right way because that’s just the right thing to do. Seems what we do naturally is something others find exceptional.
2023 Guide to Halloween Shoes for Kids
Fall has arrived. The flurry of back-to-school activity is behind us and we’re ready to enjoy one of the best times of the year. The shorter days and cooler temps come with so many opportunities for family fun. We’re looking forward to apple-picking farm visits, pumpkin carving, hay rides, and corn mazes. There’s also the fun of Halloween. Nothing is cuter than watching the kids transform into all manner of monsters and princesses.
Picking a Halloween costume is hard enough, but when it comes to trick-or-treat, footwear is just plain tricky. (Parents, can you relate?) No one wants to wreck a great costume with boring, everyday shoes… but investing in special shoes for dress-up is impractical, especially since they have to be durable enough to withstand some serious sugar-fueled, outdoor kid energy.
Luckily, we’ve found the solution: adorable, practical, high-quality shoes to coordinate with popular costumes. And the best part is, these great styles are just as useful for everyday wear, so they’ll serve their purpose long after the candy’s gone. Fun, style, value, and practicality? We call that a treat!
Charly: from Soccer Cleats to Running Sneaks
Charly's origin story as a shoe company dates back to 1949-50 in Mexico, but eight years ago in 2014, the athletic shoe and apparel brand claimed a top spot on the soccer pitch. With the launch of Charly Fútbol, it entered the high-stakes game of outfitting Mexican soccer clubs in Liga MX, firmly grounding its clout to compete with the largest athletic shoe brands.
Your Sports Shoe Gear Guide
Let the games begin! From team sports to individual events, get ready to compete—and win—in the top athletic shoes for 2022. Since happy, healthy feet can make the difference between a good season and a great one, it’s well worth investing in a quality pair. Bonus points for performance technology features. Kick your sports shoe game into high gear, shop here for kids' cleats, soccer spikes, and men’s and women’s styles for diamonds and courts.
Go Outside & Play
Whether splashing around in summertime or booting up for an autumn outdoors, the shoes you choose are of utmost importance. No one likes a blister, slip, or freezing feet to ruin a day of play, so consider special features when family shoe shopping. Our footwear brands offer all kinds of options for comfort, support, weather, and tread.
5 Easy Tips for Back-to-School Success
Back to School always seems to come so fast. Weren’t we just celebrating continuation ceremonies and looking forward to all the fun of summertime break? How is it possible these kids are growing up so fast? It’s true what they say—that the years are short even though the days can be long. Suddenly there are a million details to think about and back-to-school lists take over the to-do list. We’re here to help with a few simple ideas to make things easier this year.
Hottest Kids' Sneakers for Back to School
Parents love sneakers for the healthy support and all-day wearability they provide. But for kids, a new pair of kicks is all about style. Luckily, there’s no need for either side to compromise, thanks to this season’s selection of comfy, well-made, super-stylish sneakers.
Walk in Skechers & Get Your Steps In
Need some inspiration to get up and get your body moving? You've come to the right shoe trend blog! When motivation is low, nothing can jumpstart exercise inspiration better than a new pair of sneakers or athletic shoes. And Skechers has just the right activity styles.
Made for Shredding— Our Top 5 Skate Shoes
Mastering new tricks on summer to-do lists? Check out this top 5 list of shoes for skateboarding in style...and with support. Our skate shoe HQ delivers for all fans, from serious skaters working on heelflips to shoe connoisseurs creating a look. Here are some of our top picks for the season, along with tips on choosing the right shoe for you.
Skechers Healthcare Shoes Top Picks
Aching feet are no fun. Extended hours on the feet are a common concern among healthcare workers. Supportive, well-made shoes are a must to keep every part of the skeleton system supported, from the feet and ankles to the hips and spine. And comfort is critical in order to stay laser-focussed on the essential tasks at hand.
Sneakers & Sandals Preschoolers Will Love
They've mastered walking...and jumping and running, so the shoes to get them through their first years of footwear are crucial. And also—adorable. From playful to practical, when it comes to decking out your preschooler, comfort and convenience will be high on your list of must-haves. But there’s plenty of room to have fun with style, too. After all, it’s never too early to learn self-expression!
These Sturdy Kids Shoes Will Last Until They Outgrow Them
It's no secret that kids — no matter how adorable — are tough on shoes. From scuffed toes to strange smells, mangling footwear is an ongoing ritual of childhood. Here are the best shoes for kids who are hard on their footwear.
New Shoes for Kindergarten: Our Top Picks
Mini backpacks, little lunch boxes, and fun new pairs of tiny sneakers and shoes—the kindergarten checklist for the first day of school marks the start of a joyous back-to-school shopping ritual that will last for years.
Planning on Spending Your Summer in the Water? Here's Our Picks for Water Shoes.
School’s out and the summer vibe is going strong. It’s time to make a splash. Hit the beach, pool, or even the hiking trail with these top water shoes and treat your feet to a summer vacation.
7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shoes
Shoes are a part of our every day. Though we all love our shoes and it’s so much fun to shop the season’s new styles, on some level, we take shoes and socks for granted. Here are seven fun facts about shoes that might surprise you!
The Best Way to Keep Your Canvas Shoes Looking New
Easy to Love
You love the comfort and easy-breezy style of canvas shoes and they’re great for the kids, too. But how do you keep them looking clean? Especially when the kids play hard and get them so dirty you forget what color they actually are. The good news is that canvas shoes are easy to clean if you know how. Just another reason to love them.
How to Care for Leather Shoes
There’s a reason we love leather shoes: they hold up brilliantly to whatever life — and Mother Nature — throw at them. That said, even the sturdiest pair will show wear over time without a little TLC. A few simple steps are all it takes to extend the life of your leather shoes or boots, and keep them looking their best while you’re at it.
While all leather benefits from proper care, not all leather is created equal. Heavy work boots call for different maintenance than lighter casual or dress shoes, and textured suede or nubuck has its own needs. If this is starting to sound complicated, don’t worry! We’ve broken it all down for you right here.
Non-slip shoes are everything when it comes to keeping kids on their feet. It’s a fact: high-energy kids are going to run, jump, clown around, and collide — even when they’re supposed to be walking. And while all that energy is mostly a good thing, there’s nothing positive about taking a spill on slick tile or hard pavement. That’s why non-slip construction is one of the most important qualities you can look for in an everyday kid’s shoe.
Buying Guide to the Best Canvas Shoes
Summertime all the Time
Nothing says summer beach vibe like a good, comfortable canvas shoe and there’s no reason not to keep that summertime feeling going year-round. Our favorite picks highlight all the reasons to love canvas shoes. Whether you are looking for a classic or something that can go to work, we’ve got some great ideas for you.