New Shoes At ShoeBuy: HOKA ONE ONE

Blog-Featured-HokaOne-Vanquish-030716-v2Are you looking for superior comfort and enhanced performance in your next pair of new running shoes? The committed team behind HOKA ONE ONE has engineered a shoe that balances super-cushioning with a responsive ride, sure to make you want to tack on an extra mile or two. With maximum cushioning material, meta-rocker shaping, superior stability, and stellar rebounding, HOKA ONE ONE inspires runners to go the distance, and then some.

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While this running shoe may look a little different than what you’ve worn in the past, many runners hail HOKA ONE ONE as completely transforming their running style and ability. Give them a try!

Blogger Spotlight: Merrick White of Merrick’s Art

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In celebration of #bootmonth, we’ve partnered with the amazing Merrick White of @merricksart to help us style some of this season’s best boots. Merrick will share her complete looks and tips this weekend on our Instagram so be sure to check them out.

We hope you’ll be as inspired and excited by her genuine, effortless style and classic pairings as we are.

Here’s a sneak preview:

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Shop Merrick’s Sperry Duck Boots here.

Featured look: Charles by Charles David Reed 

A Complete Guide to the Hunter & Huntress Style

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Over the past few years, the hunter and huntress styles for both men and women have exploded in popularity, stretching beyond the great North and reaching the fashionable cobblestone streets of Boston and beyond. Characterized by forest hues and thick, durable materials, this gear was once reserved for the serious lover of the sport and was grounded in function rather than fashion. The hunter or huntress “look” as its known today, however, is a defined and noticeable trend.

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So what’s the big deal?

Last year, a popular retailer sold-out of their famous pair of duck boots, a.k.a., Bean Boots.

Panic ensued.

This season, to avoid potential calamity, we’ve compiled complete looks inspired by the phenomenon for both men and women. Paired with your favorite jeans or khakis, there are 5 key components to achieving the Hunter or Huntress look, and they are as follows: The Hunting Sweater. The Hunting Vest. The Hunting Coat. The Hunting Socks. And last, but certainly not least, The Hunting Boots.

THE HUNTING SWEATER

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THE HUNTING VEST

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THE HUNTING COAT

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THE HUNTING SOCKS

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THE HUNTING BOOTS

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Sorel 1964 Premium TSperry Top-Sider Saltwater Duck Boot

BONUS ACCESSORIES TO COMPLETE YOUR HUNTING LOOK

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Possibly the best part about this style is that it serves double-duty. With layer after layer of interesting prints, expertly woven fabrics, and well-crafted utility pieces, you’ll stay warm (and dry!) this fall while keeping on-trend.

Can’t get enough? Check out our lineup of best duck boot picks for her and him for even more inspiration. Happy hunting.

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Duck Boots: Get Yours Before They’re Gone

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If you’ve coveted those famous Bean Boots in the past but perhaps weren’t able to score a pair last season, now is the perfect time to grab yours for the colder months. With The Farmer’s Almanac predicting another tough winter ahead and the duck boot look now quite fashionable, if you don’t have a pair – or yours are circa early 2000s – it’s time to gear up.

We asked our style experts for their picks for this season’s coolest look. Topping their lists are styles from a great selection of top brands, such as Pajar, Sorel and The North Face, along with Sperry duck boots, too. You’ll find waterproof options to keep you dry, and even a range of insulated boots to help get you through the colder months in style. From the more traditional look to fresh picks inspired by the best features of the originals, there’s sure to be a pair here to suit your fancy.

Our Picks For Women:

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Sperry Top-Sider Saltwater | Sperry Top-Sider White Water Boot | Sorel Slimpack Riding Tall Boot | Crocs AllCast Luxe Duck Boot

Superior Boot Co. Traditional 6-Eye Duck BootThe North Face Shellista II Mid Boot | Pajar Grip Zip Boot | A2 by Aerosoles Barricade Duck Boot

 

Our Picks For Men:

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Sperry Top-Sider Cold Bay Boot | Sorel 1964 Premium T | Sorel Caribou | Sorel Cheyanne Lace

Superior Boot Co. Twin Gore Duck Boot | The North Face Ballard Duck Boot | Pajar Burham

Don’t miss out on getting your pair this season — shop our full collection of  duck boots to get you ready for those wet-weather days!

Be sure to grab yourself a waterproof boot  for some extra benefits! Take a look at all of our styles for men and for women.

 

Top Boots and Booties under $100

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When it comes to shopping, we all love a great value. And when it comes to shoe shopping – especially during boot season! – we know that sometimes, one pair is not enough. So we asked our style experts to pick some of their favorite boots and booties for the season that you can add to your wardrobe without going over your budget for the season.

From rich textures, colors and details to the best silhouettes of the season, we’re not sure you’ll be able to stop a just one pair; then again, with all of these fantastic boots available for under $100, why should you?

Bootie Up

Booties are everywhere this season, and with good reason. They’re versatile enough for any occasion and these affordable styles bring all of the best trends we’re seeing out there to the forefront – though we suspect you’ll be showing these off for many seasons to come.

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Circus by Sam Edelman Bond High Heel Bootie | Franco Sarto Refrain Bootie | Naturalizer Transform Ankle Boot |  Lucky Brand Garboh Bootie | Steve Madden Grahaam Bootie

Go Tall

Tall boots are simply classic, and no closet is complete without a few pairs — we know, we’re a little biased on this topic, but we suspect you’ll agree. The real question is, can you really find great, high-quality tall boots from this season under $100? YES! Here are a few of our favorites that will freshen up your wardrobe and also will keep your budget on track.

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A2 by Aerosoles High Ride | Bella Vita Transit II | Fergalicious Rita Tall Boot | Life Stride Maximize Riding Boot | Minnetonka 3 Layer Fringe Boot | Rocket Dog Dixie Riding Boot

Be Weather-Ready

From rain to snow to just plain old cold weather, you want to be prepared, but you also want to look great too. We get it and so we have a few picks to set you off in style, no matter what the upcoming months may bring your way.

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Kamik Jennifer Rainboot | The SAK Josie Ankle Boot | Tommy Hilfiger Arcadia Winter Boot | The North Face Thermoball Lace 8″

Love the featured look? Get it here!

Browse more great boots and booties in our  full collection of boots under $100!

How To: Wear Fringe

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Fringe. You’ve seen it on the runways for the past few seasons and you’ve seen it pretty much everywhere else now too. From bags and boots to dresses and tops – and even to bangs – it’s clear that this is a trend to embrace and enjoy this season. We’ve pulled together a few of our favorites along with some styling ideas inspire you on how to add a little flair to your fall wardrobe below; take a look and get fringed this season.IG-Post-Fringe-Collage

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It’s In (On) the Bag: Accessories, especially bags, are a fantastic way to dabble in a trend and if you focus on quality, you often gain a great piece that you’ll love for many seasons to come regardless of the trends in play. Our favorites for the season combine beautiful leather and the season’s hottest hues, and we’ve picked a range of silhouettes so you can really find one that meets your style. Once you find that perfect match, the rest of the outfit will come naturally, as these bags can easily be dressed up or down!

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Styles from left to right: Vince Camuto Joni Drawstring | Frye Heidi Fringe Crossbody | Latico Colette 8918 | Jessica Simpson Blair Clutch

Fall for Flats: Flats remain a must have for every gal’s fall wardrobe. So this year, up your game with a pair that is right on trend; fringed flats will look great with a skirt and tights or paired with tailored pants for work, and of course with your favorite jeans. With just a touch of fringe, these styles will have you feeling fabulous without feeling like your look might be too trendy for work or a quick errand run.

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Boots, Booties and More Booties, Oh My! We’re all about the bootie this season, but when it comes to fringe, there are some knee-high styles that catch our eye. To pair with jeans (Style Tip: Try booties paired with cuffed jeans – perfect for the early season look!) and a cozy sweater, or your favorite fall dress, we’re loving each of these styles. Rest assured, you’ll be investing in something that you’ll be able to strut in style through the cooler weather, as spring approaches, and beyond, as we aren’t seeing fringe looks going anywhere anytime soon.

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Styles from left to right: Isola Tavora Fringe Knee High Boot | Ugg Mammoth Boot | Minnetonka 3 Layer Fringe Boot | Lucky Brand Banji Ankle BootBCBGeneration Capricorn Ankle Boot | Dolce Vita Juneau Fringe Ankle Boot

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Ready to add a little fringe to your fall wardrobe?  Shop now!

Celebrate Boot Month with a Chance to Win $500 Shopping Spree!

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October is officially here, or as we like to say here at ShoeBuy, #BootMonth has arrived.

From classic riding to Western-inspired, knee-high to booties, high-heel to flat, leather to suede, neutrals to all of the season’s rich hues – we love them all. So throughout the month of October, be sure to check in with us here on the blog,  follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook to see some of our favorites. We’ll be sharing insights on this season’s hottest trends and showcasing top styles from our experts so you can step up your boot game and step out this season in style.

Don’t wait to get inspired, check out some of our recent boot features:

And of course, don’t forget to enter the ShoeBuy #MyBootStyle Sweepstakes for your chance to win a $500 shopping spree – simply by showing off your favorite boot looks. Good luck!

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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!

How To: Pick a Comfortable Shoe

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When it comes to foot pain, we know the drill: little by little, you begin to trade in the pair of shoes you love to look at for something more comfortable, and we don’t blame you. That being said, here at ShoeBuy, we believe function and flair can go hand-in-hand. Many brands are combining their commitment to comfort with a stroke of style, resulting in comfortable options that you’ll love stepping out in. Check out our top picks for shoes for comfort, no matter the activity, and we think you’ll be seeing “comfort shoes” in a whole new light.

1. Everyday: Comfort-COOP-Blog-THM2Comfort-COOP-Blog-THMRunning errands, commuting to and from work, or out sightseeing? The Skechers GOwalk 3 Slip On was engineered for women on the go, featuring high-rebound cushioning and the line’s signature GOgaPillars sole that provides great shock-absorption and anatomically-correct arch support. For busy guys, Clark’s Allston Free includes a cushy midsole with a removable Ortholite footbed for enhanced support, as well as a durable rubber outsole that keeps you steady. Both styles are available in a wide variety of colors, making your go-to shoe a fashionably comfortable choice.

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2. Boots: For those days where you need a more durable shoes, whether you out doing some yard work or braving inclement weather, boots are a great go-to. Two styles in particular, the Rockport First Street Waterproof Gore Boot and the Propet Cliff Walker provide the function you’re looking for without sacrificing style, and also offer that additional layer of support
you need – after a long, hard day, your feet will thank you.

  3. Active: One of the most frustrating parts of suffering from pain of any kind is the inhibition to participate in many of your favorite activities. Foot discomfort is surely no exception, and if exercise is an important part of your routine, being held back from that can feel even more excruciating. While rest is a key part of the recovery process, it’s important to gradually resume exercise onComfort-COOP-Blog-THM6Comfort-COOP-Blog-THM5ce you and your doctor agree that you’re ready. Of course, the first thing you’ll want to do when you get the go-ahead is to grab a new pair of shoes, and while there are a lot of factors to keep in mind, the following are two tried-and-true options depending on your activity of choice. Consistently a Runner’s World editor’s top pick for both men and women, Brooks’ Ghost line is great for new and seasoned runners alike, and features a blended foam composite heel. If climbing mountains or biking trails is more your speed, Merrell’s Moab Ventilator Hiking Shoe provides unparalleled protection for your entire foot, as well as substantial arch support and cushioning throughout.

4. Trendy: Unfortunately, one of the leading causes of foot pain and its related ailments is ill-fitting shoes, which coincidentally, are often among the trendiest. High-heels, flats with little to no arch support, and shoes that squeezComfort-COOP-Blog-THM8Comfort-COOP-Blog-THM7e the toes are some of the common culprits and should be left on the shelf as you recover.But that doesn’t mean you have to throw fashion to the wind! Staying on-trend for this fall season, Dansko’s Lucille Chukka Boot embraces the bootie in rich sueded colors and is the perfect pick to complete any day-to-night look. Meanwhile, Mephisto’s Baduard is more than an attractive moccasin; it’s also a well-made, casual loafer that provides instant comfort with its shock-absorbing rubber outsole.

As anyone who has experienced chronic foot discomfort can attest, the real win here is a pair of shoes that provides relief and allows you to live life the way that you want. While foot pain is a real pain in the… well, foot… the good news is that the shoe and treatment options are constantly growing. Plus, with handy inserts readily available, it’s easy to turn your favorite shoes into a slightly more comfortable pair (but remember, there are certain styles you should absolutely stay away from while you recover!).

What do you think are the BEST shoes for comfort? Tweet @shoebuy with your go-to style using #paininmyfoot to get in on the conversation!

For more shoes your feet will love, check out our Comfort collections.

Top 10 Brown Boots for Fall

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For fall 2015, brown is the new black! Whether it’s beige, tan, sand, or chocolate, we are seeing shades of brown at the top of the list when it comes to the boots shoppers are choosing this season. And to help guide you when it comes to grabbing a new pair of boots for the fall, today we’re sharing our top brown boot choices for men and women, each hand selected based on comfort, durability, and fashion. Take a look at our top picks below, and then shop for a pair of your own. Careful though, you may end up wanting to take the entire list home!

For Women

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 1. Frye Reina Bootie – Cute and comfy, these leather ankle booties are great companions for fun or relaxation! A well-crafted boot and rich color will surely help you stand out.

2. Steve Madden Nobel Bootie – You’ll slip on these stylish bootie-style sandals and never want to take them off!  An open-toe and open-heel help make these an on-trend statement.

3. Clarks Boylan Dawn Sleek and stylish, these booties are voted one of our most comfortable styles. Pair them with denim or complementing colors for a perfect fall look.

4. Bella Vita Esa Italy Tall Riding Boot A pair of tall boots is a must-have for any wardrobe, and these classic riding boots have the smooth style we love! With an adjustable strap, finding your fit will be a breeze.

5. Charles by Charles David Reed – Strut down the street in these over-the-knee suede boots that have a casual look to help you craft a flawless fall look.

6. Minnetonka Dixon Boot – With a distinct and decorative design, these comfy boots don a fashionable suede fabric, making them a great fall style.

7. Jack Rogers Bailee Boot – The rounded toe and short shaft of these ankle booties help make them such a cute choice, and the oak color seals the deal!

8. UGG Darling Seaweed Perf With perforated detail and a distressed stack heel, this boot has all the unique elements to help you stand out as you transition into cooler weather.

9. Fergie Footwear Towson Boot - You’ll find that fall fashion is easy with these western style boots, with a modern round toe and cutout detailing.

10. Lucky Brand Basel – With a little bit of sass and a huge amount of style, these rounded-toe leather ankle booties are great for everyday activities.

 

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1. The North Face Ballard II Chukka Boot Stroll down the city streets or hike up the mountainside in style with the support of these leather boots.

2. Boston Boot Co. Cambridge –  Whether you’re exploring the urban trails or enjoying some time with friends, these ruggedly handsome boots will ensure you’re out and about in style.

3. Clarks Desert Boot – An international classic, this leather and suede boot has timeless style, endless comfort, and the natural support your feet deserve.

4. Timberland Earthkeepers Originals 6″ BootTough and durable but with a soft, comfortable insole, these original boots are outdoor-tested and eco-friendly – made with recycled materials.

5. Sperry Top-Sider Avenue Duck Boot –  Don’t let any wet weather keep you indoors ! These duck boots will keep your feet dry and cozy on those rainy fall days.

6. Steve Madden Hestonn Keep it casual and step into fall with a great new pair of chukka boots. With such a classic look turned modern, they’re easy to dress up for work or down for a night at the neighborhood bar.

7.  Rockport Charson Lace Up – Try a style that can really support you all day long. With sport technology cushioning, lace  them up and your feet will be forever thankful.

8. Eastland SenecaWith classic fall appeal, these hand-sewn boots have some added padding to make sure your feet are extra comfortable.

9. Red Wing Heritage 1907 – Double Welt 6″ Moc Toe Boot – It’s all in the great construction with this boot: wear them for work or just because you love the way they look, your feet will feel fantastic either way!

10. Skechers Revine Hopkin – Outclass and outlast the chilly weather with these durable mid-calf boots. With a casual look and a comfortable insole, you’ll have a great fit for all your fall and winter needs!
Are you ready to reboot your style for the fall? Find more fun and fashionable brown boots here!