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  • Ariat Takes Rodeo Scene Mainstream

    Ariat Takes Rodeo Scene Mainstream

    Brand Spotlight: Ariat

    On a Pennsylvania farm in 1973, a young Beth Cross watched on TV as Secretariat won the Kentucky Derby in record time in front of a then-record crowd of more than 130,000. The champion thoroughbred racehorse went on to claim the Triple Crown, as well as the hearts of Americans including Beth Cross—fitting when you consider Secretariat had a heart almost three times the size of an average thoroughbred. 

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  • Top Picks for Valentine’s 2023

    Top Picks for Valentine’s 2023

    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.

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  • Shoe Sensation Serves Our Community

    Shoe Sensation Serves Our Community

    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. 

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  • Welcome The New Year with Shoes that Dazzle

    Welcome The New Year with Shoes that Dazzle

    Countdown to 2023: Celebrate in Style!

    5 - 4- 3 -2 -1!

    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 2023.

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  • Bearpaw Footwear for the Whole Family

    Bearpaw Footwear for the Whole Family

    Brand Spotlight: Bearpaw

    Welcome to Bearpaw, a footwear company born from a tranquil bear encounter on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It was after that moving experience in nature in 2001 that Tom Romeo, a young shoe salesman at the time, followed his passion to redefine casual footwear using sheepskin. The breathable, thermostatic, natural material provides warm cushioning that is superior in comfort to other leathers. Romeo set out to make it stylish, too.

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  • Great Values to Stretch Your Shoe Shopping Budget

    Great Values to Stretch Your Shoe Shopping Budget

    Make the Most of Your Shoe Budget

    Shoe Sensation is your family shoe savings headquarters 

    With prices up these days, many families are looking for smart ways to stretch their budgets seeking out the best deals. The good news? There are many great savings to be found! The supply chain issues we heard so much about the past couple years are easing up and stores have more inventory again. And with more supply comes more promotions and savings deals. In fact, right now is actually a smart time to buy.

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  • How to Make Your Family's Shoes Last Longer

    How to Make Your Family's Shoes Last Longer

    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?

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  • 2022 Men’s Holiday Gift Guide

    2022 Men’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Best Men's Shoes to Gift This Year

    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. 

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  • Shoe Sensation Named to America’s Best Customer Service 2023

    Shoe Sensation Named to America’s Best Customer Service 2023

    Best Customer Service Award

    Shoe Sensation named #1 on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Customer Service 2023. 


    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.

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  • 2022 Women’s Holiday Gift Guide

    2022 Women’s Holiday Gift Guide

    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.

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  • 2022 Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

    2022 Kids’ Holiday Gift Guide

    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 2022.

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  • Great deals on Brooks running shoes

    Great deals on Brooks running shoes

    Brand Spotlight: Brooks

    At Brooks, running isn’t just a hobby 

    In fact, we’ve rarely seen people as passionate about running. That’s why we’re so happy to offer the Brooks line of running and athletic footwear. Headquartered in Seattle, Brooks has been at the center of the running scene since there was a running scene. From their beginning in 1914 to now, they have been known for footwear innovation. Today, Brooks running gear is enjoyed by people in over 50 countries worldwide.

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  • Black Friday Shopping Guide 2022

    Black Friday Shopping Guide 2022

    What's New for Black Friday 2022

    For those who saw Christmas trees lining the aisles at big-box retailers in September, we hear your outcries! But the trend of the holiday shopping season starting early is one experts are predicting is here to stay. 

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  • Best of the West: Western Boots for Men, Women, & Kid

    Best of the West: Western Boots for Men, Women, & Kid

    Best of the West: Western Boots for the Family

    The fall/winter collection of western boots is in and you're going to love the looks in stock this season for men, women, and children. Western boots for fall and winter come in camo styles and the red, white + blue as well as fun with fashion in fringe and faux suede. Cow prints pop in neutral palettes, stitched patterns reveal intricate crafting, and color and cutouts detail genuine leather. 

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  • Kid-Friendly Halloween Shoes for Every Costume

    Halloween shoes for kids

     Halloween Shoes for Kids

    When it comes to trick-or-treat, footwear is just plain tricky. (Parents, can you relate?) Great costumes go from head to toe, and if the feet aren't outfitted in a matching dress-up design, it distracts from the whole Halloween look. When ruby slippers or moon boots just aren't practical, we've got some substitutes that are durable enough to withstand some serious sugar-fueled, outdoor kid energy.

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  • Favorite Men’s Converse Shoes For 2022

    Favorite Men’s Converse Shoes For 2022

    Best of the Best: Top Picks for Men’s Converse Sneakers

    Classic to Modern, Forever Converse


    From basketball courts to skateboard ramps to the closets of families everywhere, Converse has been a recognized shoe brand for 100-plus years. This season of men’s Converse sneakers does not disappoint, delivering everything from special edition prints to street styles to classics that pair with anything from suits to shorts. 

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  • All About Accessories

    All About Accessories

    More Than Shoe Shopping

    At Shoe Sensation, we're experts in all kinds of footwear, from athletic shoes to back-to-school styles to work boots and all the fits for the family. But that's not all we specialize in — shop for essential extras beyond footwear under the Shoe Sensation accessories or apparel tabs.

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  • STAFF PICKS: 8 FAVORITES TO CHECK OUT NOW

    STAFF PICKS: 8 FAVORITES TO CHECK OUT NOW

    TOP SELECTIONS FROM THE SHOE SENSATION TEAM

    When your chosen profession is in the shoe industry, you get to know a lot about things like insoles, midsoles, outsoles, and uppers. You understand nuances of form and function, style and support, as well as the ever-evolving proprietary technology developed by the leading shoe companies.

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  • Brand Spotlight: Charly Athletic Shoes

    Brand Spotlight: Charly Athletic Shoes

    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 athletic shoe giants Nike and Adidas.

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  • 2022 Best Athletic Sports Shoes—Cleats and More!

    2022 Best Athletic Sports Shoes—Cleats and More!

    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.

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  • Best Outdoor Shoes for Everyone in the Family

    Best Outdoor Shoes for Everyone in the Family

    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.

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  • 5 Easy Tips for Back-to-School 2022

    5 Easy Tips for Back-to-School 2022

    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.

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  • Hottest Kids’ Sneakers for Back to School

    Hottest Kids’ Sneakers for Back to School

    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.

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  • Are Skechers Sneakers Good for Walking? Yes! Here’s Why.

    Woman Sitting

    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. 

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  • Top 5 Skate Shoes

    Top 5 Skate Shoes

    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.

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  • Skechers Shoes for Healthcare Workers

    Heathcare Worker

    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.

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  • The Best Shoes for Preschool

    Preschool Child

    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!

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  • The Most Durable Shoes for Kids

    Most Durable Kids Shoes

    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 crushed heels to dirty laces and the strange smells, mangling footwear is an ongoing ritual of childhood.

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  • Best Back-to-School Shoes: Kindergarten Edition

    Feet and Legs of Children Walking

    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.

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  • 7 Mother's Day Gifts She'll Love

    7 Mother's Day Gifts She'll Love

    2022 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.

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  • Top 12 Infant and Toddler Shoes for 2022

    Top 12 Infant and Toddler Shoes for 2022

    Cute Shoes, Little Feet

    Whether they're just getting used to this brand new world, or now getting the hang of walking and talking, there’s a closetful of cute shoes for babies and toddlers in 2022.

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  • Brand Spotlight: Under Armour

    Brand Spotlight: Under Armour

    Athletic Shoes That Play to Win

     

    It started with a wicking tee that changed the industry more than 25 years ago in 1996. And in just a quarter of a century, Under Armour, the athletic shoe and apparel company based in Baltimore, went from amateur to pro becoming a star player in footwear for men, women and children.

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  • Best Rain Boots for Kids 2022

    Best Rain Boots for Kids 2022

    Spring Forecast: It's Raining New Kids' Boots

    Rain? Check.

    Coat? Check.

    Boots? Check them off the list with these new styles for 2022. Kids' rain boots are here to make navigating stormy days a little more fun for everyone.

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  • How To Store Winter Shoes & Boots

    How To Store Winter Shoes & Boots

    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 shoe and boot storage tips to make space for spring and summer footwear.


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  • Best Dress Shoes for Kids This Spring

    Best Dress Shoes for Kids This Spring

    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.  

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  • Spring Shoe Trends for 2022

    Spring Shoe Trends for 2022

    Step into Spring with Chic Women's Shoes

    Spring is calling with an invitation to kick up your heels, whether they be chunky platforms, sloping wedges or round-toe pumps. Women's shoes for spring are trending, again.

    After scouring the runway reports, we've translated the trends into what's actually wearable. Forget the neck-breaking stilettos and unrelatable art wear. We've cobbled together a list of the top 8 trends showing up for spring and found the buy-now sandals, clogs, heels, and sneakers to step out in this season. Take a leap to try something new — vivid orange is crushing it — or update one of the styles still staying alive, like chunky soles and furry slides.

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  • Best Cozy Slippers for 2022

    Best Cozy Slippers for 2022

    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.

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  • Best Snow Boots: 2022 Edition

    Best Snow Boots: 2022 Edition

    Your Guide to Winter Boots for the Whole Family

    With 2022 making its snowy start, there's no better time to update your boot options. Here's a refresher on our top three tips for happy winter feet.

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  • Brand Spotlight: Billy Footwear

    Brand Spotlight: Billy Footwear

    Shoes with a Story

    Meet your new favorite shoe! Billy Footwear brand delivers easy-access, stylish comfort backed by a company philosophy of empowerment, independence, and inclusion. These sneakers and hi-tops are made with meaning, function, and fashion.

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  • Staff Shoe Picks: 8 Favorites

    Staff Shoe Picks: 8 Favorites

    Top Selections from the Shoe Sensation Team

    We love shoes! How lucky are we to get to work here at Shoe Sensation surrounded by the latest styles and all our favorite brands?! Seriously, it’s a problem. You should see our closets.


    We asked around to see what shoes our team would pick as their favorites. It’s not easy with so many to choose from, but here are some recent staff picks. We think you’ll love ‘em too.

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  • The Top Work Boots for Winter 2022

    The Top Work Boots for Winter 2022

    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.

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  • Shoppers Guide to Black Friday 2021

    Shoppers Guide to Black Friday 2021

    Black Friday is no longer a Friday in November. Black Friday is already here. Major retailers are already “leaking” their ads and teasing their big deals. When it comes to holiday shopping, this classic one-day event has been extended in both directions of the calendar and people are getting started earlier than ever.

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  • TREND WATCH: FALL BOOTS FOR WOMEN 2022

    TREND WATCH: FALL BOOTS FOR WOMEN 2022

    FALL WOMEN’S FASHION BOOT TRENDS 2022

    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. 

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  • Your Summer 2021 Guide to Water Shoes for the Entire Family

    Your Summer 2021 Guide to Water Shoes for the Entire Family

    Your Summer 2021 Guide to Water Shoes for the Entire Family

    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.

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  • Athletic Shoes Technology

    Athletic Shoes Technology

    K-Swiss Tubes + Athletic Shoe Tech You Should Know

    Athletic shoes are a must for performance and playtime, and these days just about anytime. With so many awesome style choices, it’s easy to focus on their good looks. However, just underneath that flashy surface is some serious technology. 

    Athletic shoe brands are often founded on innovation and designed for optimal performance, always pushing the envelope of what is possible. Whatever your sport, there is tech to support you. Here’s some performance technology you should be aware of as you shop for athletic shoes today. 

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  • Boots at Work

    Boots at Work

    Show Off Your Hard-working Shoes & Boots

    You work hard. 
    So first of all thank you to all our customers out there, getting the job done. 

    We work hard to bring you a collection of the toughest working shoes and boots out there. Our team curates the brands and styles you are looking for when you need to get to it. Pull together fashion, comfort, and durability and you have a trifecta for men and women at work.

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  • Seven Fun Facts About Shoes

    Seven Fun Facts About Shoes

    7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Shoes

    Shoes and socks. Socks and shoes. We put them on every morning (generally) and get on with our day. And 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 6 fun facts about shoes that might surprise you!

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  • Dogs Wearing Boots

    Dogs Wearing Boots

    Protect Those Puppy Paws

    Have you ever put boots on your dog? If you have, you know that there’s nothing funnier than introducing your pup to the concept of footwear. Although they don’t think it’s funny at all. In fact, they often look quite embarrassed by the whole thing.

    It is a good idea to protect those precious paws if you are going to be outside in the cold and snow for long walks or if your pups paws are sensitive. Watch out for all that salt and ice melt on the sidewalks, too. Dogs with furry feet can also develop ice balls between their toes which can be painful to walk on. Not to mention the cold on unprotected paws. Here’s a few fun pics of our canine friends sporting boots.

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  • Finding Your Right Shoe Size

    Finding Your Right Shoe Size

    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 finding the right shoe size when you can’t try things on right away. But with a few tips and tricks and a better understanding about how shoe sizes work you can order with confidence.

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  • How to Clean Canvas Shoes

    How to Clean Canvas Shoes

    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.

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