Posts made in July, 2016

How to Make your Work Boots Last Longer

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Boot Repair | Comments Off on How to Make your Work Boots Last Longer

Work boots are an important and expensive item that have a major impact on your comfort and safety at work every day. Yet they are usually not paid for by employers. Skimping on work boots is not the way to save money on work boots. Instead, concentrate on making your work boots last longer. Not only will quality boots save you money in the long run, but it’ll increase the amount of time before you have to break in a new pair. The first step to make your work boots last longer is to choose a good quality pair. Cheap work boots are going to be just that- cheap. That means cheap stitching,...

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U.S. Marines to Test New Quick-drying Combat Boots for Jungle Warfare

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Industry News | Comments Off on U.S. Marines to Test New Quick-drying Combat Boots for Jungle Warfare

The official combat boot of the United States Marines may be getting an upgrade, at least when the Marines are deployed to tropical locations. The Marine Corps Times reports that four new types of combat boots will be tested during normal Jungle Warfare Training exercises in Japan this summer. The training takes places in actual tropical jungles at the Jungle Warfare Training Center in Okinawa, Japan. In extremely high humidity typical of the region, the trainees are required to slog through streams, rivers and mud holes. The idea is to accurately simulate the maneuvers that might be...

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Video- 10 Coolest Sneakers of 2016

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Shoes | Comments Off on Video- 10 Coolest Sneakers of 2016

What makes sneakers cool? That’s probably a question that will get a hundred different answers from a hundred different people. Some people prefer their sneakers with gadgets like an air pump, LED lights, or a wireless Blue Tooth transponder that connects it to your smart phone. Others prefer flashy colors and eye-catching designs. Performance athletes might think a high-performance sneaker or a minimalist running shoe is the coolest thing since sliced bread. Others just want a comfortable sneaker that doesn’t call too much attention to itself. Because of the wide variety of personal tastes,...

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Is Pokemon Go a Boon for Shoe Stores?

Posted by on Jul 19, 2016 in Industry News | Comments Off on Is Pokemon Go a Boon for Shoe Stores?

Pokemon Go is taking the world by storm. It has youth in America and around the world outside and walking in search of PokeStops and Pokemon. As players walk around town, they can pick up equipment that helps them in the game at local landmarks, and can capture Pokemon to fight on their teams at Pokemon Gyms. They may even find Pokemon eggs that require the player to walk 2.5, 5 or as much as 10 kilometers before they hatch into Pokemon. Aside from players wearing out their shoes from all that walking, they are walking past and into retailers, even shoe retailers as they play the game. Key...

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Woman Carries Man Across Flood to Protect his Shoes

Posted by on Jul 12, 2016 in Living with Shoes | Comments Off on Woman Carries Man Across Flood to Protect his Shoes

We’ve all heard the tale of the Victorian gentleman who laid his coat over a puddle of mud to allow a lady to cross without getting mud on her skirts and shoes, but during recent flooding in Hubei Province in China, the tables were turned. According to a story in The Daily Mail, a woman was photographed not just laying down her coat, but actually carrying a man across a flooded street to protect his fancy leather shoes from getting wet. According to the story, the woman told a reporter that she was wearing sandals and it didn’t matter if they got wet, while her boyfriend was wearing leather...

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