How To: Clean Sheepskin Boots

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A pair of sheepskin boots can be your best friend in the winter; they’re warm and never seem to go out of style. Another great feature is that a well-made pair should give you several seasons of wear, as long as you properly care for them. Whether you’re looking to give an old pair a second life or hoping for a new set under the tree this year, here’s are some tips to take care of your boots so they stay looking as good as they feel.

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Featured Products: UGG Bailey Bow Tall Boot Big Kids | UGG Foerster Boot | UGG Bailey Bow Wool Boot | UGG Classic Toddler

Of course, prior to any kind of treatment, you’ll want to read the manufacturer’s care instructions for your particular pair of boots, as well as the directions for whichever products you’re planning to use.

PROTECT:

      1. Before wearing your boots, prevent staining by first treating them with a sheepskin protector, like the UGG® Stain and Water Repellant.
      1. Be sure your boots are dry and wipe off any residue before applying. Take them outside (or to a well-ventilated area) and spray the protector evenly over sheepskin with until boot is wet, but not soaked.
      1. Let your boots dry out of direct sunlight in in a cool, ventilated space for 24 hours.
      1. Use a suede brush (often included in a sheepskin care kit) and lightly brush the nap in one direction.

 RESTORE:

      1. Lightly dampen your boots with clean water and a sponge. Apply a small amount of conditioner, such as the UGG® Cleaner and Conditioner, to the wet sponge. Gently scrub the surface of your boot. When finished, use a clean, damp sponge to remove excess residue.
      1. To speed up the drying process and help your boots maintain their shape, stuff with paper, then allow them to dry naturally for at least 24 hours in a cool, ventilated space. Avoid direct sunlight or heat.
      1. Now that your boots are nice and clean, this is a great time to protect them from future wear and tear by treating them with a sheepskin protector.

FRESHEN:  

      1. Eliminate odor by spraying the inside of each boot with a sheepskin freshener, also often included in a sheepskin care kit.
      1. Let boots dry naturally for at least 24 hours in a cool, ventilated space. Avoid direct sunlight or heat.
      1. Once dry, lightly brush in same direction to ensure your boots look their best.

OTHER CARE TIPS:

• NEVER put your boots in the washing machine or dryer
• DON’T take them to the dry cleaner
• BE SURE to take the same kind of care of other garments and accessories made with sheepskin or shearling, like bags and hats!

Featured Products: UGG HEritage Up Flat Hat w/Pom | Scully Garment Bag Antique Lambskin 603 | Dije California Trooper Hat 

Try to make this cleaning regimen a regular habit, and remember to wipe off daily dirt, especially during the winter months to remove snow that may have been treated with salt. Don’t be daunted; this may sound time-consuming, but taking care of your boots is actually pretty quick to do with the right tools on hand, and so well worth it in the long run.

How To: Stay Warm No Matter How Cold It Gets

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Now that the last tricksters have treated and the clocks have turned back, it’s officially time to start thinking winter. While there’s still plenty of time between now and December 21st, once the days start to get shorter, they become cooler, too. As we finish out fall and head into winter, chances are your choice in outerwear will also begin to change. One day you may just need an extra fleece layer under your favorite vest or windbreaker to bring it to that next level of warmth, and the next, an all out parka to block out whipping wind and snow.

With that in mind, we give you: The ShoeBuy Cold-O-Meter. Depending on your needs this fall and winter, our experts have hand-selected the outerwear that will keep you at the perfect temperature until spring.

Chilly:

Starting to notice a little nip in the air? A fleece provides enough warmth so you’ll be comfortable without overheating.

Featured Products: Columbia Harborside Fleece Pullover | Mountain Hardwear Strecker Jacket | Patagonia R2 Jacket 25138 | The North Face Denali Jacket | The North Face Haldee Raschel Parka

Cold:

As the days get shorter and the nights grow longer, grab a thicker, insulating coat like one of these down-filled, thermal-lined, or wool styles.

Featured Products: Carhatt Duck Active Thermal Lined Jacket J131 | Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket | Nau Intersect Utility Down Sweater | The North Face Thermoball Full Zip Jacket 2015 | Woolrich Mill Wool Sherpa Jacket

Really Cold:

If snow or any other wintery precipitation is in the forecast, you’ll want a waterproof jacket to keep warm and dry.

Featured Products: Columbia Lhotse Interchange Jacket | Woolrich Arctic Parka | Patagonia Stormdrift Parka

Freezing:

For the days when summer seems but a distant memory, turn the heat up with an ultra-cozy parka.

Featured Products: The North Face Triple C Parka II | Pajar Brooklyn Jacket | Patagonia Thunder Cloud Down Parka | Pajar Eagle Jacket

Ski/Snow Activities:

Planning on hitting the slopes? Gear up with the right outerwear to ensure hours of winter fun.


Featured Products: Patagonia Powder Bowl Pants – Short | Salomon Speed + Jacket | Salomon S-Lab Motion Fit WS Jacket | Patagonia Snowshot Pants – Reg 30688

From a dusting to a blizzard, choosing the right outerwear will put a stop to the shivers; paired with your favorite winter boots, you’ll be ready no matter how cold it gets.

The ShoeBuy Ultimate Running Guide for Fall

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It’s time, ladies and gentlemen; to recommit, to focus, to take it up a notch. Because no matter if you’re a fitness guru or just starting out, finding the perfect workout apparel can mean the difference between sticking to it and falling off the treadmill.

Cooler weather doesn’t mean your sneakers have to hibernate until spring. In fact, with the right gear, chilly temperatures are no match against your determination, and not to mention, style. Check out a few of our running expert’s top picks for comfort and performance.

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For the beginner: The ASICS Gel-Exalt 2 offers good stability at a great price, so you’re not making a huge investment while you get started as a runner, without sacrificing performance.

For the neutral runner: If you haven’t had past knee or shin injuries and don’t overpronate, the Saucony Ride 7 is the perfect lightweight running shoe for those needing mild to moderate support.

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For the overpronator: The New Balance W1260V5 Performance Shoe is just the right bright pick to get you out the door and going the distance with their luxe conditioning and enhanced stability.

 

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Support never looked so sweet until you met this candy-colored number: CW-X Xtra Support Bra III. It looks good, offers maximum support with its patented 5-Point Support Web™, and comes in sizes ranging from 34B/C to 38DD.

Tops

From short morning runs to your long weekend training runs, the Icebreaker Comet Long Sleeve Crewe TeeBlog-Running-Thm-W-Icebreaker-Comet-Longsleeve-Crew-Tee is a must-have staple for every exercise regimen. Breathable, temperature-regulating merino is essential for cooler weather workouts. Bonuses: Reflective taping for visibility and thumbholes for added wind protection.

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As it gets cooler, choose a smart layer top that will keep you warm without slowing you down, like the CW-X Insulator Web Top, which features targeted support, flat seam construction for comfort, and a zip collar with wind flap and locking zip.

 

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These Dashing Stripe Pants from lucy are so cute, you might just forget your workout plan. Made with super soft, moisture-wicking fabric, they are the perfect addition to any closet, keeping you warm on the run or comfy on the couch.

 

Socks

Don’t forgeBlog-Running-Thm-W-Darn-Tough-Vermont-Farmers-Market-Show-Lightt about your toes, the cold sure won’t. These Darn Tough no-show socks are made of a wool-nylon-Lycra® blend, meaning they’ll stay put while keeping your feet comfortable and dry.

 

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Depending on the weather outside, you may need a little extra protection from your top layer, so be sure to have something water-resistant in your arsenal. The Patagonia Houdini Pullover can be worn with a base or midlayer, will shed light rain and snow, and the lightweight design ensures comfort and mobility.

Gym/Yoga Bag

This time, oneBlog-Running-Thm-W-Sherpani-Split-Horizontal-Yoga-Gym-Bag size really does fit all. For days when you’re off to the gym, stuff this Sherpani Spirit Horizontal Yoga Gym Bag with all the essentials or zip up an entire yoga mat inside (yes, we said entire) and you’ll never have to suffer the pain of an odd-sized gym bag again!

 

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For the beginner: If you’re just starting out, be sure to choose a sneaker like this ASICS GT-1000 3 Running Shoe that provides excellent foot protection and cushioning so you’ll be ready to bring your training to the next level

Blog-Running-Thm-M-New-Balance-Vazee-Pace-Running-ShoeFor the neutral runner (i.e., you haven’t had past knee or shin injuries and don’t overpronate): Already an award-winner (“Best Debut” in September 2015 Runner’s World Fall Shoe Guide), the New Balance Vazee Pace running shoe will support you with spring in your step as you set your new PRs.

For the overpronator: The 12th edition of this favorite, the Brooks Addiction 12 Running Shoe, brings trusted stability and enhanced, updBlog-Running-Thm-M-Brooks-Addiction-12ated features that those who overpronate on a moderate to severe level will love – from adaptive cushioning to a heel segmented crash pad for smooth landings.

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Start with the essentials like this short sleeve top, the Terramar Helix T-Shirt,a shirt that is specially engineeredBlog-Running-Thm-M-Patagonia-Thermal-Speedwork-Zip-Neck to create air pockets for improved insulation and moisture transport.

From the chilliest of mornings to the crispest of evenings, add an extra layer with the Patagonia Thermal Speedwork Zip-Neck, a cozy zip-up with a specially designed fabric for warmth, spandex for moving freely, zippered pockets for your small essentials, and thumb holes to keep your fingers and thumbs warm.

Pants

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Don’t let running tights scare you:  The CW-X Stabilyx Tights are compression tights that provide optimum targeted support to both the lower back/core area and the knee joint and surrounding muscles for greater overall stability and power. Still feeling a little shy? Wear them under your favorite gym shorts and you’ll be good to go.

Socks

Blog-Running-Thm-M-Smartwool-PHD-Run-Ultra-Light-MicroPerformance matters from top to bottom, so choose your socks wisely. The Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Micro uses two elastics for greater stretch and recovery to keep the sock in place, and additional cushioning in high impact areas provides smart comfort. Once you try a wool sock, you’ll never go back to cotton!

Jacket

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On those days when choosing between getting out and exercising or staying toasty indoors is the hardest decision you’ll have to make, this wind resistant, water repellent, and breathable jacket is the perfect running companion. The Marmot Ether DriClime, with its attached roll-up hood, elastic cuffs, mesh underarm vents, reflective logos, and an elastic draw cord hem, provides the protection you need, and gives you no excuse to skip a run.

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For the modern professional dashing between home, work, and the gym, keep it all together with a classic, durable gym bag, like this Puma Teamsport Formation Duffel.

 

So there you have it – The Shoebuy Ultimate Running Guide for Fall. We want to keep you running through the seasons, and with the right gear, you’ll be equipped to reach your fitness goals while looking cool and staying warm.

Top 10 Wide Calf Boots

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It’s boot season ladies and here at ShoeBuy, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. This year’s styles bring beautiful hues like deep cabernets and indigos together with warm suedes and rich leathers in a range of silhouettes and heel heights that could have you planning every outfit around your boots for months.

But for those of us with shapely calves and great leg muscles, finding the right boot can make boot shopping seem less like fun and more like work. The great news is that more brands than ever before have answered the call for beautiful styles with wide calf options. Whether you’re shopping for waterproof leather boots, classic riding boots, a colorful suede knee high boot or cowboy boots, you’re in luck this season. Take a look at our favorite picks:

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Row 1: Aerosoles With Pride Wide Calf Boot Frye Melissa Button Wide Calf | Franco Sarto Lapis Wide Calf Boot Life Stride Racey Wideshaft

Row 2: Ariat Singsong Cowgirl Wide Calf Boot  | Tommy Hilfiger Dalyn Boot Wide Calf | Trotters Larule Wide Calf | Rockport First Street Waterproof Gore Tall Boot Wide Calf

Row 3: Naturalizer Tanita Wide Calf Boot  | Sperry Top-Sider Cedar Wide Width 

Don’t forget to shop other styles too to find that perfect fit!

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Styles with goring will give a little to fit where you need extra room, and help the boot stay snug where you need a little less. They’re super easy to slip into, but you’re never going to want to take them off! The J. Renee Valik Wedge Tall Boot has all of our favorite features, and a silky black color to make it perfect to dress up or down.

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Lace-up styles allow you to tighten and loosen where you need it. Find a fit that makes you comfortable and ready to move. The cool part about lace-up styles: they look perfect paired with other fashion trends, like fringe! This Minnetonka Knee High Fringe Boot combines some of our favorite trends of the season into one fashionable lace-up!

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And of course, this season, you really can’t go wrong with booties to complement any look: they come in a range of styles, colors and fabrics, and look fantastic paired with everything from casual leggings and sweater to a dress and tights. Try picturing yourself in a pair of Earthies Sintra 2 Ankle Boots to complete your favorite jeans and tunic look!

Not sure if you need a wide calf fit or what to look for as you shop? Check out our blog post here for more info or shop our full our collection of wide calf boots with hundreds of styles to choose from!

Fall Picnic Must-Haves

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The cooler fall weather is upon us and with it, in our opinion, the perfect season for picnics! While summer temperatures often making dining al fresco uncomfortable, fall offers the perfect breezy weather for camping out in the grass for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. So whether you are packing up for a date in your favorite park, a football tailgating event with friends, or an afternoon adventure with the kiddos, shop our must-have fall picnic essentials below.

Baskets
Choosing the right picnic basket largely depends on what type of picnicker you are! Do you just need to pack up the wine and cheese for a romantic date under the stars with your significant other? Do you need lots of room to pack and possibly a rolling version because you bring the whole family or tailgate crew along with you? Are you a picnic fashionista, and want your picnic pack to be as stylish as you are? Whatever your answer, we’ve highlighted our top styles that work best for every type of picnicker below.
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Picnic at Ascot Collapsible Insulated Picnic Basket for Four | Picnic Time Metro Basket | Picnic at Ascot Deluxe Picnic Cooler for Four / Wheeled Cart | Sakroots Artist Circle Crossbody Cooler | Picnic Time Vino | Picnic at Ascot Multi Purpose Cooler

Blankets
A great picnic blanket is key to any outdoor meal in the grass. For the fall, look for styles that are wool and cozy, and will keep you warm even as the temperatures begin to drop. If you are picnicking while on the go or possibly hiking to your next lunch outdoors, a blanket that folds or collapses into a tote with a carry strap might work best for you; you might even want to keep one tucked away in your trunk for impromptu picnics or other outdoor activities. And if you have little kiddos, look for something made of a material like polyester, which can easily be wiped down after messy meals.
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Picnic at Ascot Eco Fleece Blanket with Harness | Wildkin Picnic Blanket | Picnic Time Vista Outdoor Blanket | Pendleton National Park Blanket | Pendleton Motor Robe with Leather Carrier | Picnic Time Blanket Tote

So get outdoors and make picnic plans this fall! Click here to browse more top blankets and baskets, and happy picnicking!
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Mule Time: Top 7 Open Backed Shoes for Fall

 

Blog-Featured-MulesFall is just around the corner, and today we’re excited to feature one of the biggest fashion trends in footwear we are seeing for the fall 2015 season, Mules! For the past few years, open-toed styles have been a popular trend in booties, heels, and other footwear. But this fall, we’re seeing a focus on the other end of the spectrum and the shoe, the heel. Mules, or shoes with open backs, have quickly moved to the top of our list when it comes to trending shoes for fall.

And while mules will most definitely be a trendy and fashionable choice during the autumn months, they are also super comfortable. There are options available in almost every height, and with both open and closed-toes, making it easy for you to find a pair to match your style. We’ve selected seven of our favorite mules below, but first, here are a few tips on how to style them from ShoeBuy’s Merchandising Manager and style expert, Courtney Barry:

“Mules are the hip, trendy sister of the clog. With the 70’s trending majorly from head to toe, the mule has emerged on the footwear runways. We are all thankful for a Fall footwear trend that is comfortable and can be worn by all! Not only can you wear them all day long, you can also pretty much wear them with anything in your closet – from a casual weekend outfit of sweaters and jeans, to a nighttime look with a denim dress.”

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Have you jumped on the mule bandwagaon yet? Shop our full collection of mules here and then get out and pick some apples, carve some pumpkins, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

How to Style Cowboy Boots

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Every season, new shoe trends hit the market. Trends come and go, but there’s something oh so chic about classic shoe styles. Pairing such footwear with the latest fashion trends give your wardrobe style that can’t be achieved by being a walking trend. Cowboy boots is one of my favorite classic footwear styles for its American Cowboy heritage as well as its incredible versatility.

A classic cowboy boot has a heel and pointed toes to help feet stay in stirrups more securely, stitching on the outside to reduce chafing, and a taller shaft to protect the shins. These practical details have made cowboy boots the style icon they are today, and add that unique style to any wardrobe. Below are some fashionable ways to style cowboy boots for fall.

A cowboy boot looks great with ‘70s inspired fashion; the contrast keeps it from looking too dated or costume-like, but the silhouette beautifully complements midi skirts, silk bow blouses, and boho-inspired fashions. Take cowboy boots from the ranch to the workplace by pairing with a chiffon pleated midi skirt and cashmere sweater. The Ariat Magnolia in caramel leather pairs beautifully with autumnal colors like teal, navy, berry, mustard, pumpkin and even Pantone’s Color of the Year, Marsala. Don’t be afraid to mix shades in the same color story for a version of monoblocking and a rich effect. Add the Latico Ryan Bag 7979 in cognac leather to finish the look.

Ariat Magnolia Cowboy Boot for fall for the workplace

 

Once broken in to custom fit your feet, a cowboy boot will become one of the most comfortable shoes you own, making them perfect for travel and sightseeing. This look would be perfect for a day touring historic monuments and art museums, be it Portland or Paris.  The Durango RD4112 11 has a worn-in look from the get-go but will only get better with time (and a few splashes from puddles). For a day about town, pair with skinny jeans, a sweater layered over a knit for fluctuating temps, and a hat to add style, keep you warm, and protect you from the elements. This Kangol Modelaine Beret is shower-proof, keeping your style even if the skies are gray and rainy. Choose a crossbody bag like The SAK Deena Flap Crossbody to keep your valuables close and your arms free for a latte, umbrella, or map.  Such a bag is also a chic way to add a pop of color to your ensemble.
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Cowboy boots look fantastic with loose shift dresses; choose a style right at or above the knee to balance the heft of the boot. For this look I paired the Durango RD594 10 with a shift dress and denim jacket, great for a night out with the girls or the weekend. The contrast of denim and leather with a silk dress and statement necklace is always chic. With a 14.5” shaft width and 10” height, this is a fantastic style for petite women, athletic calves, or just to elongate the leg and have space to tuck in jeans or pair with thick socks.
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A cowboy boot looks amazing with an outfit that has a bit of a rock & roll vibe. I love the slouchy shaft of the Durango Boot RD540 11 which gives a relaxed rocker vibe. Pair with distressed skinny jeans, but to keep it from looking too Hair Band, pair with a Breton tee and boyfriend blazer.  The metallic finish and tough chain strap of the Latico Harlow Crossbody 7816 and a bold silver statement necklace make for the perfect details to complete this ensemble for Date Night or a Bachelorette party.

Durango RD540 11 cowboy boot styled for fall for a night on the town

 

Are you a fan of cowboy boots?  Would you consider adding a pair of cowboy boots for your fall wardrobe?

Labor Day Style: Find the Best Shoes for your Travels

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Best Foot Forward For Your End of Summer Travels

Summer is my favorite season. The long days, the looser schedules, the chance to escape for a long weekend…

Whether you head to the seashore, the city or a country escape, there’s still time to eke out at least one more summer getaway. Here’s what to pack for a Labor Day jaunt to three different destinations.Blog-Summer-Shoes-Post-SandyToes-080415Sandy Toes and Seashells

If you’re headed to the seashore, packing for long walks on the boardwalk and shelling along the water’s edge, look no further than the classics.

Converse low tops are the perfect shoes to slip into for longer walks on sidewalks on decking.  These Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Seasonal Low shoes are a perfect muted shade of goes-with everything greige that will carry you well into fall, paired with jeans and sweaters when the air gets chillier.

If scanning the coast for summer souvenirs is on your weekend to-do list, then make sure to pack a pair of these Reef Gypsylove flip-flops in your traveling bag. You’ll want to keep them in there for winter getaways as well. Reef flip flops fan the flames of year round wanderlust, offering just the right amount of light arch support paired with easy bohemian surf style.Blog-Summer-Shoes-Post-CountryEscape-080415

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Headed for a weekend of farmer’s markets, antique-ing and a picnic by the lake? We’ve got some suggestions for that as well.

A perfect transition shoe, these perforated UGG Darling Seaweed Perf  booties go great with shorts, jeans and skirts and will keep looking great on through the fall. We’d wear them on a hayride or out to the movies. They are perfect gear for a casual country evening.

For brunch with friends or a stroll around town, you can’t beat these versatile Lucky Brand Pepperr Sandals. These simple strappy leather staples are so easy to dress up or down and are a great shoulder season shoe for those times when it’s still warm enough to wear sandals, but summer brights no longer feel right.Blog-Summer-Shoes-Post-CityAdventure-080415

City Adventure

Are you off to do some museum browsing, trendy shopping and sidewalk café people-watching these last few days of summer?

These Steve Madden Nonstp booties are an urban staple – sturdy enough to walk blocks in, sophisticated enough to wear into the evening hours and perfectly poised between summer and fall footwear. They’re very right, right now and add polish to almost any outfit.

If you’re taking the city by storm (on foot), or simply looking for a chance to shine, consider these comfortable Cape Clog Solids in gold. They are orthopedically healthy for your feet, but that doesn’t take away from their funky, bold beauty. The shiny gold of this shoe works perfectly right now with your summer tan. Wear these with bare feet and short or long outfits. These classic clogs will also be great this fall, worn with fun patterned socks or tights as the days grow shorter and cooler.

Wherever you are headed for the last weekend of summer, I hope you’re going in style and comfort.

Slip into these styles and other faves available from ShoeBuy on your next great escape!

 

Back to School 2015: Top Shoe Picks

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Back-to-School time is almost here! This year I have 4 sons heading off to school and my daughter is heading to preschool. That’s right, 5 kids in the Back-to-School shopping craze! In all honesty, I LOVE shopping for the kids during this time of year because I really take stock in what they need and what will get some really great fashion use for the school months ahead. I’m all about finding trendy, chic; yet classic items that are going to work for my children. I’m a total lover of all things fashion, so for me – I love to make sure my children are on fashion-point for Back-to-School.

One thing I always get my children before school kicks off is NEW SHOES!

I remember buying new shoes with my  mother when I was heading Back-to-School, it’s one of my fondest memories. My mom would always “just know” what was fashion-perfect for me and my sister – and she was always right!  She knew what would work best with different looks and styles, and also what we would get the most use out of during the school year. I have absolutely turned into my mother for Back-to-School shoe shopping!

So what are my top picks this year for Back-to-School 2015? I’m excited to share my top picks for boys AND girls!

Let’s start with the girls! Ladies, first – right?

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UGG Classic Short Sparkles

Never be afraid to add some sparkle and glitter into your look! I am obsessed with these gorgeous UGG Classic Sparkles! You could wear these with any kind of style – jeans, skirts, dresses, capris, even shorts! I love how UGG takes their classic boot and amps it up a notch with some pizzazz!! They come in different color options, too – pink, purple and silver! Have some fun and SHINE BRIGHT!

Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Core Low

Good old fashioned Converse Chucks! You will never go out of style with a pair of Chucks. Never. I love how classic they are, but mostly how they just exude a coolness factor. There’s not many shoes out there that you can wear at ANY age and rock them like true superstars, these are THAT kind of shoe!  Fabulous to have and to wear as true showstoppers, always!

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Every girl needs a boot. And every boot needs a girl. I am ALL OVER Cowboy Boots this season. They are the most fabulous type of boot because they just work with ANY style. Jeans? They work. Skirts? They work. Dresses? They work. They are truly a staple boot for the Back-to-School season and I LOVE that! If you’re looking for a fabulous boot to get your girl, look no further!

And now for the BOYS! Since I have 4 of them, I’m pretty up on what they need and what will work best for them!

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Crocs Duet Sport Clog

Crocs are always a big hit, regardless of your age and I love them. Crocs are perfect for any kind of weather and they are essential when it comes to a comfortable and well-fit shoe. Crocs can be worn with everything boys have in their wardrobes, so you truly can’t go wrong with adding a new pair each season into their shoe-closet! I am obsessed with the classic styles because they are – truly – perfectly classic.

Sperry Top-Sider Authentic Original

Every guy needs a Sperry Top-Sider, it’s just a fashion truth and necessity. Top-Siders are great for Back-to-School because it’s a dressy shoe that isn’t over the top, but it’s also not over the top casual. This is the kind of shoe that you keep in your closet and you REALLY use with your sons. A true boy-staple. Find one that fits his style and his taste and never part with it again!

Keen Newport H2 Sandal

Want a shoe that is a great cross between athletic and dressy-casual – you get KEEN. What I love about a KEEN style is that you’re getting a fabulous fit for your son, but it’s also the kind of cool shoe that can be worn with just about anything, too. You can pull off this style with jeans, shorts and khakis. Not to mention, they’re so comfortable – your son will thank you!

Back-to-School shoe shopping is FUN! Take the time to find some styles that will work well for your child(ren), but that also can truly be worn over and over and over (and over) again! After all – their feet are the foundation to everything – show them off!

Inside Our Closet: Sean

Here at ShoeBuy, our office is brimming with unique styles, outfits and personalities! If you are looking for a little inspiration, especially when it comes to athletic apparel, look no further than this peek inside Sean’s closet. Sean is our Senior Vice President of Merchandising, who has agreed to share his go-to sneakers, sock obsession secrets, and even the top song on his running mix!

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Shop Sean’s Closet: Saucony Hurricane Running Shoes| Running Socks | Compression Socks | Wool Socks | Golf Shoes | Patagonia Swimsuit | Vans Canvas Sneaker | Mountain Hardwear | The North Face Thermal Vest