By: Kyra | January 3rd, 2013 | 5 Comments
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By: Kyra | December 19th, 2012 | 2 Comments
We want to help you keep your New Year’s resolution in 2013!
Pin to win a New Year’s Resolution Kit that includes a pair of New Balance shoes of your choice, an iPod Touch and $100 in iTunes gift cards. Entry deadline is Wednesday, December 26, 2012, so get pinning!
The fine print:
No purchase necessary to enter or win.
You must be a member of Pinterest.com to enter, and you must be following ShoeMetro on Pinterest, http://www.pinterest.com/shoemetro/. If you do not have a Pinterest account, you can sign up for one here: http://pinterest.com/landing.
#shoemetropintowin must be in the description of your pin.
Contest runs Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 8:00 AM (ET) through Wednesday, December 26, 2012, at 11:59 PM (ET).
Winner Selection: All entries, consisting of your entire board, will be judged by a panel of Shoe Metro employees based on the following criteria: originality (25%); creativity (25%); adherence to the rules (25%); and a general sense of athletic aestetic (25%). By participating in the Contest, entrant certifies that his/her entry is original, has not been previously published or won any award, and does not contain any material that would violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks or rights or privacy or publicity. Sponsor reserves the right in its sole and unfettered discretion to disqualify any entry that it believes contains obscene, offensive or inappropriate content, that does not comply with these official rules or that is not consistent with the spirit or theme of the contest. The decision of the Sponsor and judges is final and binding on all matters relating to the Contest.
Prizes: One grand prize will receive: One (1) pair of New Balance shoes of your choice, one (1) iPod Touch 5G 64GB in blue, $100 in iTunes gift cards . Second place: $100 in iTunes gift cards. Ten (10) other winneres will receive: one (1) $25 iTunes gift card each. Potential winners will be notified by Pinterest comment and blog post (www.shoemetro.com/blog) on or about December 28, 2012 and must respond via email address provided with contact information within 48 hours from notification or an alternate potential winner will be selected.
Limit one (1) entry per person.
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States who have reached the age of 18. Employees of Shoe Metro, its parents, affiliates and subsidiaries, participating advertising and promotion agencies, the independent judging organization and prize suppliers (and members of their immediate family and/or those living in the same of household of each such employee) are not eligible.
Entrants must have valid e-mail address and it is entrant’s responsibility to update Shoe Metro of any change in e-mail address. Expenses not specifically included in prize description and all taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Entrants agree to be bound by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of Sponsor, which are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this Promotion. Winners may be required to sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility, a Liability Release and where legally permissible a Publicity Release within 7 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply with this deadline may result in forfeiture of the prize and selection of an alternate winner. Return of any prize/prize notification as undeliverable may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Acceptance of the prize constitutes permission for Sponsor and its agencies to use winner’s name and/or likeness, biographical material and/or entry (including an altered form of the entry) for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, unless prohibited by law. By accepting prize, winner agrees to hold Sponsor, its advertising and promotion agencies and their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, partners, representative agents, successors, assigns, officers, directors, and employees harmless for any injury or damage caused or claimed to be caused by participation in the Promotion or acceptance or use of the prize. Sponsor is not responsible for any printing, typographical, mechanical or other error in the printing of the offer, administration of the Promotion or in the announcement of the prize.
Sponsor is not responsible for electronic transmission errors resulting in omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operations or transmission, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alterations of entry materials, or for technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions or limitations of any kind, or inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive entry information by Sponsor or presenter on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any Web site or any combination thereof. If for any reason the Internet portion of the program is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Promotion, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Promotion. Sponsor reserves the right to select winners from eligible entries received as of the termination date. Sponsor further reserves the right to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in a Promotion if it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion by cheating, hacking, deception or other unfair playing practices or intending to abuse, threaten or harass other entrants. Caution: Any attempt by a participant to deliberately damage any Web site or undermine the legitimate operation of the Promotion is a violation of criminal and civil laws and should such an attempt be made, Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages from any such participant to the fullest extent of the law.
Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that: (1) any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or connected with this Promotion or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by state or federal courts situated in California, (2) any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys’ fees; and (3) no punitive, incidental, special, consequential or other damages, including without limitation lost profits may be awarded (collectively, “Special Damages”), and (4) entrant hereby waives all rights to claim Special Damages and all rights to have such damages multiplied or increased. California State law, without reference to California’s choice of law rules, governs the Promotion and all aspects related thereto.
The Sponsor of this Promotion is Shoe Metro 8960 Carroll Rd., Suite 100, San Diego, CA, 92121.
By: Kyra | October 31st, 2012 | 1 Comment
So, you’ve made your list, you’ve checked it twice, and if you’re anything like me you’ve had to find (emphasis on find) and then combine the twelve or so lists that you’ve been attempting to keep all year long so that you can oh so wittily surprise someone with something they mentioned they needed back in March. Now that you’ve got your list together, you actually have to move from the planning phase to the execution phase. And yes, you should get the things on said list prior to the week before Christmas.
I know Hurricane Sandy is really messing with the execution phase of this plan, but never fear, Shoe Metro is here. We’ve put together some of our most popular items so we can suggest some Early Bird Gift Ideas just for you. Perhaps you’ll find the motivation you need to get a head start on the holiday season. You know what they say…
Early Bird Gift Idea #1 | Slippers
Early Bird Gift Idea #2 | Warm Winter Boots
Early Bird Gift Idea #3 | Hand Picked Classics
Early Bird Gift Idea #4 | On Trend
Early Bird Gift Idea #5 | Sporty Styles
Early Bird Gift Idea #6 | Casual & Comfortable
By: Kyra C. | July 30th, 2012 | 2 Comments
Nike has gone all out for the London Summer Olympics Games and sports and sneaker fans have seen plenty of special edition sneakers. In part because Nike dominates the NBA sneaker game with a 92% market share and endorsements with almost all the top NBA players, they’ve placed sneakers on the feet of every Team USA player. Even the coach, Mike Krzyzewski, has a Nike endorsement. To celebrate, Nike has released a huge assortment of new and throwback basketball sneakers dedicated to the USA Olympic Basketball team, both past and present. But which Nike sneakers are Team USA players actually rocking on the London Olympic Courts? You can spot them by the use of red, white and obsidian blue, which you’ll see throughout Nike’s 2012 USA editions.
Nike Hyperdunk USA Edition
LeBron James (+), Anthony Davis (+), Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, Tyson, Chandler, James Harden (low) and Deron Williams (low)
Out of the wide array of basketball sneakers offered by Nike, their brand new, super high-tech Hyperdunks are covering the majority of feet on the Olympic Court. Released just this summer, these sneakers offer the absolute latest in Nike technology. First, Lunarlon and Phylon is used for the cushioning and midsole. Lunarlon, inspired by astronauts bouncing across the moon, is a patented type of ultralight foam. It also allows for a larger pressure distribution area across the foot, helping to minimize stress and injury. Phylon is another Nike invention and is a firmer foam midsole made of compressed pellets. The two different foam densities are used together to provide better balance and stability.
Nike Flywire is used for the upper, which was also designed to maximize support and minimize weight through a new minimalist design and materials. It does away with bulky layers of materials and replaces them with special threading and cables. The ultra-light and ultra-strong Vectran fibers turned into embroidery threads are used to create long stitches to build the shoe to support key areas of the foot. Vectran is also known for its use by NASA and bicycle tires. The shoe is then secured with cables that wrap around the show, acting like tendons in a foot.
This design of thread, cables and sole are all that are technically needed for the shoe to work. While the material panels normally perform the function of a pair of sneakers, the Hyperdunk’s actual material covering the foot are there simply to keep the foot free of outside elements like dirt, rocks, water, etc. Because of their reduced importance, the upper materials used are specialized for high-breathability and lightness.
Another high-tech feature that will be used by frontman Lebron James and Nike’s newest team member, Anthony Davis, will be using Hyperdunk + sneakers. The Nike + system uses sensors in the sneaker sole that will gather stats and measure performance based on jumps and steps for vertical, quickness and hustle.
Besides the high-top version seen here, guards James Harden and Deron Williams will be using low-tops for extra mobility in their defensive efforts.
Nike Zoom Hyperfuse USA Edition
This Nike Zoom features an upper built with Nike’s new Hyperfuse system, which is a blend of three materials. It uses a synthetic as a support base layer, mesh for lightweight breathability and a thermoplastic urethane film as a top skin, all hot pressing into one piece. This creates a series of vents and slits for superior airflow in a durable unibody construction. Phylon is used for the midsole with a Nike Zoom Unit used for the forefoot. The Nike Zoom unit uses a network of thread, plastics and pressurized gas for padding and support giving a lower-to-the-ground responsiveness.
Jordan Super Fly USA Edition
Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony
The Jordan Super Fly used the latest combo of Nike tech styled under the Jordan brand. It also uses the basketball-tailored Lunarlon found in the Hyperdunk, but keeps the heel tight with a Zoom Air unit. The upper is built with Nike’s new hyperfuse system making use of synthetic leather parts for strength and to add some traditional aesthetics. It follows the same red, white and blue colorway with the addition of gold accents and the iconic Jumpman logo in red making the Super Fly a high tech sneaker with a bit of classic Jordan styling.
Nike Zoom KD IV USA Edition
This new version of Kevin Durant’s signature sneaker now employs the Hyperfuse system, giving it a stronger, lighter and more breathable upper. For cushioning, it uses a full Phylon midsole. The highlight is the Adaptive Fit System, which uses a strap to lock your foot down. And this strap system is more than just a simple velcro strap on the other shell to work like shoe laces – It extends to include both the forefoot and the arch of the shoe, which lets it conform to your foot, not just the shoe.
Nike Zoom Kobe VII USA Edition
Kobe’s latest kicks use the latest in Nike tech, but incorporates a few features not found in the other sneakers above. First, it uses the Flywire system, as seen in the Hyperdunk, for its upper. It then uses a thermoplastic urethane heel clip to help lock down your foot. It comes fitted with an Attack Fast midsole insert, which uses a combo of a Phylon midsole amd Nike Zoom units in the heel and forefoot. The Zoom Kobe VII Supreme model includes another interchangeable Attack Strong insert.
While dedicated to Team USA, these sneakers also stand as classy, more toned down colorways when compared to the variety of flashy and colorful versions found of these basketball sneakers. Which ones are your favorites and do you plan on picking up a pair? Let us know in the comments below!
By: Kyra | July 20th, 2012 | 2 Comments
Summer’s in full swing guys, so its time to step your summer style up and ditch the sandals and flip flops. Unlike our female counterparts, your feet aren’t that appealing and no one’s going to compliment you on your pedicure. Whether at the beach, park, pool restaurant patio, or on a boat you’re going to want casual shoes that will complete your summer outfit. And with this heat wave to consider, going sockless with shorts is also a priority. So, here are 10 mens shoes to keep you comfy, cool and looking good this scorching summer.
Of course we have to start with a classic boat shoe. This Nautica Hyannis, shown above in sand dollar, is a good color choice for sandy situations. It features leather lacing and moc toe stitching, along with a removable, padded insole for cool comfort. These are leather upper and rubber lower shoes are sure to look good for several summer seasons.
Vans are known for their clean cut, casual sneakers and loafers; the Bali model shown here a perfect example. Made out of lightweight canvas, these are also an affordable choice, giving you the option to pick up a few colors to match your outfit without making any sacrifices.
Nautica’s casual take on the oxford shoe results in a classier sneaker to pair with any summer event. Shown here in an appropriate nautical blue, it features a fabric upper with suede accents and a padded collar. Keep away from denim shorts while you’re wearing these unless, of course, you’re going for the full Canadian tuxedo.
This loafer combines a casual moc toe with a traditional penny keeper strap. Shown here in supple Vicuna Suede, the inside still keeps you cool and comfy with a leather lining, EVA footbed, adiPRENE cushioning and polyurethane outsole.
For a more casual, but still sharp looking loafer, the Hush Puppies Winns is a perfect choice. It features a low-cut for the look, but with padded collar and tongue to still keep your ankle supported. Inside is a smooth lining a cushioned insole and a vulcanized rubber sole for the comfort we’ve come to expect from Hush Puppies.
We have to take a look at least one other boat shoe and seeing as Sperry made Top Siders the go to name, we’ve got to shine some light on them. This is the Bahama 2 Eye, making note of the lace holes. This traditional design comes with leather laces and a canvas upper. Nothing makes you look any fresher in the sun than white boat shoes. Make sure to use some shoe protector to keep it that way and don’t forget the canvas makes it easy to clean.
The Sebago Dolphin Dockside blends a boat shoe with a loafer in a more formal package. Shown here in a rich red brown, it features hand sewn full-grain leather, ¾ leather sock lining, rawhide laces, non-corrosive brass eyelets and non-marking rubber soles. It is perfect for those of you who want to go sockless in a pair of loafers without having the same top siders as everybody else.
Heading to the other end of the spectrum, here’s an example of an extremely casual loafer. The Sanuk brand was invented in California as an sandal alternative, designed to survive plenty of water. It features a frayed fabric upper, with an EVA footbed with anti-microbial treatment to maintain freshness while keeping your feet cushioned. Honestly, you probably wouldn’t have to ever take these off if you didn’t want to. They are that comfortable. That being said, please make sure you take them off on occasion.
This version of the Keds Army Twill shoe successfully takes an casual oxford look, but adds a tropical vibe with its jute wrapped sole. Jute is a fantastic little environmentally friendly plant whose fiber is used in India and South Asian countries to create textiles for a huge variety of applications (literally massive). Here we see it for summer style points, toning down the attention-grabbing burgundy fabric upper.
This urban loafer from Sperry is sure to be popular in this heat with its perforated suede upper. It’s taupe coloring is accented with contrast stitching, a padded collar and soft leather lining for comfort. The contour footbed features a removable Foot Dry lining and Wave-Siping traction to suit it to wet conditions.
While flip flops and sandals are fine for some people, hopefully this has brought you to realize that they’re not the only summer kicks that can keep your feet happy in this ridiculous heat. Many of these casual summer ready shoes are affordably priced or already on sale with summer fully underway. Don’t stop at these ten shoes, though. Be sure to check out our other offerings in your favorite style and pick your perfect summer shoe.
By: Kyra | July 5th, 2012 | No Comments
Get Your Summer Body On: Choosing the Right Shoes for Your Workout
The months just before and during summer are the best to be active. Longer days mean more hours of sunlight after you’ve put in your 9-to-5 at work. Barbeques, the beach and summer sun – who doesn’t want to be outside and look good while doing it? Gearing up can be expensive, but not when you can get brand name discount shoes. If you’re not yet at your summertime prime, here’s a list of the best footwear that’ll help get you from flab to fab in no time. If you’re a beginner, big name and big dollar shoes are best left to the experts. Stick with the basics. Comfort, quality and practicality are what you need.
If running is your sport of choice, there are three main categories of shoes to explore.
Motion Control Running Shoes
Look into these if you have a low arch or flat feet. Motion control running shoes are designed to counteract the natural inward rotation (overpronation) that commonly afflicts runners with low arches. These shoes tend to be more rigid and bulky – their structure helps prevent the excessive rotation that often times leads to injuries.
With its firm midsole and rigid structure, the New Balance WR1012 is a great option when it comes to motion control running shoes.
Stability Running Shoes
These shoes are the Goldilocks of running shoes – not too firm and not too cushioned – they’re just right. Designed for runners with a normal instep, that is, not too arched and not too flat, stability running shoes enlist only moderate control features.
|A great shoe for the normal-footed runner, the Nike Lunarlite+ 2 is lighter than its motion control counterpart, but maintains a high level of support and cushioning.|
Cushioned Running Shoes
This one might be pretty self explanatory. Look to cushioned running shoes for relief if you have high arches. The increased cushioning in these shoes allows for greater support and shock absorption that aren’t naturally provided by high-arch insteps.
|K Swiss Tubes Run 100 are perfect for the job. Enhanced flexibility is achieved by the anatomically correct flex-grooves. The cushioned midsole is complimented and enhanced by the feature that gives this shoe its name – the tubes.|
If you enjoy taking your exercise with a dose of fresh air and a side of nature, then hiking is probably where your next adventure lies. For the light to moderate hiker who enjoys day hikes, or weekend backpacking trips where you may be carrying light loads, a hiking boot with a mid or high cut is ideal. These kinds of boots can be moderately flexible, and are perfect for ankles that are prone to rolling.
Take a look at the Hi Tec Total Terrain Mid WP for durable waterproof construction and comfort.
If you’re gnarly enough to tackle CrossFit, you deserve a shoe that can keep up. You want to look for a shoe that’s lightweight (think lots of mesh), durable (let’s face it, these shoes are going to be put through the ultimate test of quality) and has a neutral (or close to) drop from the heel to the toe. This neutral drop increases ankle and knee stability and decreases your chances of getting hurt.
|Start with a shoe that was named one of the best CrossFit shoes of 2012, the New Balance WX20.|
So go on, get out there and tackle your Summer get-fit routine. No matter what your workout obsession, you’ve got a good idea of where to start when choosing the footwear that will keep you comfortable and coming back for more.
By: Kyra | June 20th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Amidst accusations of promoting racism, adidas made the decision today not to release it’s new “Shackle” Sneakers.
Designed by Jeremy Scott, a New York designer known for his controversial and outrageous creations, the adidas JS Roundhouse Mids have sparked outrage through the adidas fan community. Voicing mixed opinions on adidas’ Facebook page, both fans and critics of the shoe agree it’s a little outrageous that everyone is getting so fired up about the sneaker design.
What do you think? Did adidas make the right decision, or should they move forward with the launch of the JS Roundhouse Mids aka the “Shackle” Sneakers?
By: Kyra | June 8th, 2012 | 3 Comments
Aaaaaaaand Kanye’s at it again. Word on the steets is that his new Yeezy 2 Nike kicks are creating quite the stir, boasting $90,000 eBay bids and causing fans of the rapper’s Yeezy line of shoes to flip their lids.
Nike stores apparently got smart after the release of the first Yeezy shoe created mass chaos in 1990. They’ve implemented their Twitter RSVP Raffle in an effort to avoid bodily injury, the need to camp out for a week to get a pair, and to remind us that even as adults who apparently have a few hundred extra buckaroos to blow on sneakers we will never wear, we still present the need for extra special control measures via the Twitterverse.
Other stores that will carry the Yeezy 2 have followed suit, and implemented raffles of their own, as only a mere dozen or so pairs of shoes will be alotted to each store. Only about 5,000 pairs total are set to be released.
While pre-sale auctions are under way offering the shoe for anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000, the Yeezy 2 will go on sale this Saturday for a retail price of $245.
What do you think? Father’s Day gift of the century?
By: Kyra | May 19th, 2012 | 1 Comment
Allure featured actress Krysten Ritter from the ABC sitcom Don’t Trust The B—- In Apt 23 in the “Beauty Reporter” section of their June 2012 edition. She’s rockin’ red lips and some sweet red Keds. Champion Original Keds, to be exact. Like what you see? I wonder who could help you land some luscious red Keds like Miss Ritter’s…
…oh wait. I can! The ease with which you can dress them up or down makes them perfect for any and every summer occasion. My personal faves are these delicious Mint Chocolate Chip (that’s not really the color, I just threw that in beacuse the actual color is Aqua…boring) Keds Champion Candy Stripe sneaks.
By: Kyra | May 12th, 2012 | 1 Comment
With the promise of both style and comfort, Shoe Metro welcomes Hey Dude Shoes to its collection! We’ve started out with just a few styles for you to try out. See how you like them and let us know what you think! This could be the beginning of a very beautiful foot friendship.
|Weighing in at only 150 grams…wait…150 grams? That’s only 155 oyster crackers, 2 cups of microwave popcorn, or 2/3 cup of applesauce. How did Hey Dude manage that? Stop trying to guess – I’ll just tell you. They start with the perfect amount of light weight padding to keep your tootsies comfortable, throw in an anatomically correct leather insole and envelope them in a canvas exterior finished off with an ultra light, yet durable rubber sole.|
What we can promise is that your feet will love these Hey Dude Shoes. Now you CAN have it all – the comfort of a slipper disguised by the dapper of a dress shoe.
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