Meet the New #7701 Canadian Work Boot.

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If you have always been a fan of the Original Dunham 7701 Canadian work boot, the news that they were no longer going to be produced was most likely devastating to hear. The Dunham brand has moved forward, but as a men’s casual line.  Back in 2012, Samco, the last licensed manufacturer to make the 7701, did not renew their license and so production came to a sudden halt. What sizes were left in warehouses across America quickly sold out, as workers scrambled to claim what may be their last pair ever, of this classic, iconic work boot.

If you were one of them, then have we got good news for you! A company called STC, or Shoe Technology Corporation heard the cry for the demand of this well-loved boot and decided to do something about it.

STC began making a replica of the 7701, producing it in the very same mill in Canada that the original Dunhams were made in, using the same exact lasts and the same quality materials. The new #7701 Canadian, like the original, is waterproof and has a smooth, soft, pig-skin leather lining. The outsole is still made of a Vulcanized, non-marking, oil-resistant rubber, making it extremely durable and long-lasting.

Only two features have changed with this new, updated version. Instead of the Dunham logo, the new 7701 carries the STC logo on the side and for added comfort, the flat, felt insole has been replaced with a more modern-day, cushioned insole.

This replica is so close to the original and has been so well-received, that we have customers from all over the country lined up to purchase them months ahead of every scheduled production date. This classic style has been a long-standing favorite of workers for over 30 years and with good reason. Meet the new #7701 Canadian work boot and find out why many of our local customers have deemed it  “The Perfect Boot.”

The Superhero of Chippewa Boots: The Super Logger

In the world of work boots, there are boots, and then there’s the Super Logger by Chippewa. This boot is the superhero of work boots and is the penultimate choice when it comes to outdoor ruggedness. Handcrafted with American integrity in the USA, these loggers are the Ferrari of work boots. Featuring many popular features and uses all of Chippewa’s cutting edge boot technology. Check out the infographic and video below just to see what goes into these boots.

Chippewa Super Logger

 

As you can see, Chippewa put everything but the kitchen sink in these boots. Here are a few of the Super Logger boots that we carry on our online store.

Chippewa Steel Toe Apache Super LoggerChippewa Super Logger 25405 With Steel Toe

This rugged boot is a proud member of the Super Logger line, it features Vibram Tacoma yellow plug outsoles and a T-Bar cushion comfort construction. The Chip-A-Tex waterproof booties will keep your feet dry no matter how wet or dry the worksite is. Check them out today!

Chippewa Super Logger in BlackChippewa 25410 Super Logger In Black

Like it’s Apache colored cousin above, this boot features the same top-notch rugged durability found in all Super Loggers. Additionally, these are EH rated so feel safe when working at a site with live lines along with great foot protection with the inlaid steel toe.

Chippewa Super Logger in BeigeGolden Beige Super Logger 25415

A unique piece in the Super Logger line, this boot is lighter and meant for the summertime. It has many of the same features as the rest of the boots in this line, but unlike the two above, this one does not feature a steel toe in it. So if you’re looking for something that is rugged and durable but you need to stay light on your feet, check this boot out today.

Chippewa Super Logger in BriarChippewa Super Logger in Briar 25420

This online exclusive has all the bells and whistles you would expect from Chippewa’s top of the line boot. This boot comes in the traditional oiled leather brown color and will keep your foot completely protected no matter the weather or the work site.

Welcome To The World Of Uneek Keen Sandals

Created from two cords and sole, UNEEK Keen sandals offers an entirely new approach to footwear construction. Every aspect of the design complements the natural shape of your foot. Check out the video from Keen below to see what these sandals are all about.

Keen Uneek Men's Round Cord Sandal Orange Ochre Raya

Keen’s Men Uneek Sandal

This sandal is the perfect summertime sandal for men, that can even double as a sneaker. The bungee cord lace capture system means it will wrap around your foot for greater comfort and flexibility than any other sandal. Additionally, it’ll stay on your foot in water whether you’re swimming, canoeing, or even tubing. Like all of Keen’s products this sandal provides excellent arch support and follows the natural shape of the foot and gives superior comfort.

Keen’s Women’s Uneek SandalsKeen Women's Uneek Flat Cord Sandal Capri Camo

Ladies! You’re not left out either! Are you an active woman who loves the outdoors and showing off your unique summer style? Then you’re going to fall in love with this sandal shoe. Uneek is the latest and greatest in active sandal design. Your feet will be able to move freely while enjoying your favorite outside activities. The design is lightweight yet offers support and secure footing. Check out this great sandal and the others in this collection today!

 

Bernie-Mev Sandals: New York City Style Without The Price

Bernie Mev is known as the master of woven footwear. Their casual shoes artfully combine an upscale styling with the latest in comfort technology from across the pond. The result? A shoe that feels as good as it looks. Take our word, this downstate shoe will make your feet feel like you’re walking on clouds. Here are some of our more popular styles we carry.

 Bernie Mev Eve Black Peep-Toe Wedge

Bernie Mev Eve Peep-Toe Wedge

Starting us off is the Bernie Mev Eve in black, this stylish sandal is done in a peep-toe wedge style and is designed to meet all of your fashion needs. Works well whether you’re dressing up for a night on the town, or dressing down to go to your favorite hangout. Stretchy and flexible, the woven fabric offers unbelievable comfort and is a great choice for those with troublesome bunions or hammertoes.

Bernie Mev Catwalk Flat in PaisleyBernie Mev Catwalk Paisley

Next up we have the Bernie Mev Catwalk flat in paisley. This shoe is forward-thinking footwear fashion at it’s best. It’s trendy style is a customer favorite for the young and old. As comfortable as it is pretty, the Catwalk will be a fantastic addition to your summer wardrobe. The memory foam footbed will mold to your feet, giving you a completely custom fit to your foot. Plus, it’s strong rubber outsole will give you the support you need to keep going even on your longest days.

 

Bernie Mev Fame Sandal Black Multi

Bernie Mev Fame Sandal

Next up comes Bernie Mev’s Fame Sandal.  This sandal is the perfect choice if you’re looking to raise your style standards. Woven sandals are super popular right now and you can thank Bernie Mev for that. When you combine the bright, vivid patterns with the popular wedge heel, you can’t help but have a fashion hit on your hands. The woven elastic upper hugs your foot like a glove, while the memory foam footbed provides a great cushion and lets you be on your feet all day without sacrificing style. Whether you’re dressing up or dressing down, this sandal works well with jeans or dresses.

Bernie Mev Lulia Splash WedgeBernie Mev Lulia Splash Wedge

Our next sandal is Bernie Mev’s Lulia wedge sandal. This is done in a splash of different colors and is a great reflection of those breezy summer days we all love. It is super lightweight and unbelieveable comfortable, this will become a quick favorite even on your busiest days. The Mary Jane style wedge boasts a memory foam insole that conforms to your foot giving you the perfect fit. Your summer wardrobe just got a whole lot cuter with the Lulia wedge by Bernie Mev!

Bernie Mev Lori Wedge Sandal BlackBernie Mev Lori Wedge

Last but certainly not least, is the Lori wedge sandal by Bernie Mev. This black wedge sandal is a great fashion-forward addition to your stylish wardrobe. Whether you’re dressing up or down, this sandal goes with everything. Like the rest of Bernie Mev’s footwear, this great wedge sandal comes with a memory foam insole which will provide fantastic comfort and the perfect fit every time.

Dansko Sandals For 2015

We’ve featured Dansko in the past. We gave you a sneak peak of their 2015 professional clogs at the end of 2014, and featured their shoes in one of our earlier posts in 2013. Now, with Spring here and Summer right around the corner, ladies it is almost time to break out the sandals! This month’s post is a nice little feature on Dansko’s new sandals for the 2015 Summer season. So without further ado, here’s Dansko’s featured styles!

Jessie Sandal

First up is the Jessie style wedge sandal by Dansko. This cute summer sandal features a 2 inch wedge style heel, a buckle closure and soft dual density footbed to keep your feet comfortable all day long. This twin strap sandal is guaranteed to be a hot item this Summer so make sure to check it out before it’s gone!

Joanie Sandal

Next up, we have the Joanie fashion sandal. This beautiful sandal is featured in black with full grain leather. Part of the Dillion collection, it shares a similar footbed to the Sausalito collection. This pair of sandals fits all summer outfits, from being dressed down with boot-cut jeans, to wearing them with a breezy summer dress. It’s EVA footbed features memory foam which will shape to the contours of your foot, providing custom arch support and comfort all day long. Spoil yourself this summer with this cute sandal.

Kami Sandal

Definitely more sporty than the other two featured so far, the new Kami sandal comes to us from Dansko’s brand new Tisbury Collection. This versatile and comfortable sandal features a cushioned, dual density EVA foot bed and is lightweight. Don’t let its looks fool you, Kami is soft on the inside but firm on the outside, providing the excellent arch support Dansko is known for.

Maisie Closed Toe Sandal

Next we have the sleek and stylish Maisie. This closed toe sandal is a new addition to Dansko’s Tivoli collection. Maisie is produced with premium full grain leather, a soft cushioned footbed, and a durable PU bottom.  This sandal is cute enough for special occasions and will look great with your summer wardrobe and is comfortable enough to get you through the day.  Start 2015 off with the right shoe and check them out today.

Randa Peep-Toe Heel Sandal

Last up is the sexy Randa! Show off your beautiful legs with this gorgeous heeled sandal. This peep-toe is a must have this season. Built with a 3 inch heel and premium hand burnished full grain leather, this sleek, strappy sandals will make you the envy of your friends. If you’re looking for a pair of cute sandals, check out Dansko’s Randa; it’s a heel, a sandal, and a peep toe, in other words it’s gorgeous!

Wheat Colored Work Boots For Men

With Spring just about here and Summer right around the corner, winter work boots are quickly wearing out their welcome. Dark colors and warmth retaining liners are great when dealing with the sub-zero cold, but when warmer weather hits it just makes these boots uncomfortable to work in. That’s where this month’s featured work boots come in. These wheat work boots are lighter and breathable, without sacrificing comfort or durability. These boots are great for working in the warmer weather coming soon this Spring and Summer. So read on and find your new favorite summer work boot.

Timberland 10081 8 Inch Nubuck

Timberland 8 Inch NubuckFirst up is this great wheat boot from Timberland. An in-store favorite, this waterproof boot has the great durability and design that is associated with the Timberland brand. This  work boot for men will give you all the protection you need no matter what job site you’re working at.

Wolverine W10286 Polk 6 inch Waterproof Soft ToeWolverine W10286 Polk 6 Soft Toe WP

Next up, is this great summer work boot from Wolverine. This soft toe work boot features a great waterproof upper. Additionally, it features a semi-smooth slip resistant sole making it easier to stay on your feet even at a messy site. Finally, this work boot features a direct attache construction. You can find this boot and all the other Wolverine boots we carry over at our store.

Carolina CA6544 6 Inch Smooth Sole Work Boot

Carolina Wheat Work BootNext, we have the wheat work boot of the Summer by Carolina. This work boot is produced with a direct attach construction meaning that the body of the boot is directly attached to the sole. It also features a removable footbed to accommodate for personal orthotics. Additionally, this boot is EH rated, has a great waterproof membrane that will keep your feet dry even in the wettest conditions, and has a steel toe for better protection. Also, you won’t have to worry about getting yelled at by your wife for bringing work home with you, it’s oil resistant smooth sole will keep your floors clean. Check out this great work boot today.

Timberland 6 Inch Basic Work Boot

Timberland 6 Inch Basic Work BootOur last featured work boot for this month also comes from Timberland. Don’t let the barebones design of this work boot fool you, it’s just as durable and comfortable as the rest of the boots on this list. It’s constructed with full grain leather and a seam sealed waterproof construction, this boot is designed to be sturdy and waterproof. Featuring a padded collar for a comfortable fit around the ankle and help keep out debris.

Well, that’s it for this month’s featured work boots. Check back around this time in April for our next set of featured boots. Curious about new work boots for this summer but want to see what else we carry?

Carolina Wedge Boots: The Right Boots For Any Job

At Carolina, being built tough and 100% effective isn’t just a catch-line for the company, its the standard benchmark for their boots. They understand that one boot does not fit all industries, which is why they design and build footwear to accommodate those differences. Carolina accomplishes this by using industry-specific designs in combination with sophisticated construction techniques to combine top of the line materials with their ahead of the curve technologies.

We are proud to be considered one of Carolina’s 5-Star Retail Stores, and to be able to uphold and further their sterling reputation as a top boot maker. Below are some of the more popular boots that we carry from Carolina.

Carolina CA7502 Moc Toe Wedge BootCarolina CA7501 Wedge Work Boot

First up is the Carolina CA7501, this great boot is rated for electrical hazard and comes with a steel toe that will provide great protection on the work site. Popular with iron workers and asphalt pavers, this boot is great for working in hot and hazardous work environments. Plus, it’s comfortable right out of the box. You won’t find it in our stores, so make sure to give it a good look over on our e-store.

Carolina CA7502 Moc Toe Wedge Boot

Like it’s sibling, the moc toe wedge boot features a moccasin style toe box, but is still just as strong and protective as it’s big brother. Featuring the same electrical hazard rating and steel toe design, this boot is great for men working in the asphalt, iron, or flooring industries. Unlike the 7501, this boot features a polyurethane outsole making it a great choice for men who want to leave the dirt and grime at the work site.

Carolina CA7503 Steel Toe 6 inch bootCarolina CA7503 6 inch Moc Toe Wedge Boot

Last but certainly not least, we have the CA7503 from Carolina. This boot features a below ankle neck, but is still as tough and safety conscious as its bigger brothers. Featuring the same steel toe safety cap and electrical hazard rating as the other two boots, this one also features a removable foot bed to accommodate personal orthotics.

In order to do a good job at a work site, you need to have the right tools for the job. Having the correct work boots is just as important as having the right hammer on your tool belt. Carolina makes sure that you have the best protection and comfort on your feet so you can keep going throughout the day. Make sure to check out the rest of the Carolina boots we carry as well.

Bearpaw: Unlimited Style at A Great Price

Ladies, have you ever looked at winter boots and cringed a little? While they may keep you very warm, most winter boots aren’t the most stylish or practical for those of us living in more urban environments. Well, fret no more, Bearpaw has arrived. These stylish winter boots will keep you warm and cozy.

Bearpaw Emma 10 inch Sheepskin BootBearpaw Emma 12″ Tall Sheepskin Boot

First up is the Bearpaw Emma tall boot. This boot is quite the looker. Not only that it is one of our best sellers! This tall women’s boot has a nice, soft suede upper and will keep your feet warm with its sheepskin wool lining. I’m telling you, when you put this boot on, it’s going to feel like you put on your slippers at the end of the day, that’s how cozy and comfortable these boots are. This boot is an excellent winter fashion choice and will even be good for the cold days of Fall and Spring.

Bearpaw Women's Tigris bootBearpaw Tigris Boot

Next up, is the Bearpaw Tigris boot. This little bootie is absolutely fabulous! Not only will you feel warm and comfortable wearing this boot this Winter, you’ll look great wearing them too. Featuring an ultra soft rabbit fur collar, this boot is five and a half inches tall and features a suede upper with a sheepskin footbed, no more having to worry about cold feet here! While it might be after the holidays, you can still spoil yourself with this comfy little number.

Bearpaw 8 inch Emma in BlackBearpaw Emma 8″ Boot

Next we have the little sister to our 10″ boot. Bearpaw’s 8″ Emma boot. Like it’s bigger relative, this one is just as comfortable and stylish. For people who don’t want something as tall or who are just looking for something still boot-esque. Like the bigger Emma, this one will quickly become your favorite winter boot choice.

Bearpaw Abigail Sheepskin BootBearpaw Abigail Sheepskin Boot

Last but certainly not least is our Abigail sheepskin boot. This boot is like a dream come true. With a sheepskin and soft wool lining, this boot will keep you nice and warm. Two toggle buttons make this winter fashion choice an easy slip-on and slip-off. Definitely worth checking out.

Casey Conklin is the Internet Manager at Family Footwear Center. You can connect with her on Google+!

Featured Brand: Sorel

Since 1962 Sorel has been bringing its master craftsmanship and functionality to many happy customers. Everyone knows their famous boot “The Caribou” however, since then, they have continued to use their superior expertise to keep them ahead of the curve, by fusing fashion with their high quality work boots. Read on to see which of their great boots we’re featuring today.

Women's Sorel TofinoSorel Women’s Tofino Winter Grizzly Bear

While the name is a bit of a mouthful, this boot is quickly becoming one of Sorel’s new classics. Finally, a women’s boot that fuses fashion with function. This boot is at home whether in the urban jungle or the wintry countryside. The Tofino features a comfortable fleece lining and insulation to keep your feet nice and warm. The outside has a waterproof membrane to keep your feet dry on even the messiest of days. Finally, it features a faux fur collar and colorful laces which makes this a winter wardrobe must-have. Get these quick before they fly off the shelves.

Sorel Caribou Winter BootSorel Men’s Caribou

Here it is folks, the legendary boot that Sorel is known for. The Caribou has earned it’s reputation through hard work and endurance: By protecting the feet of millions of snow boot wearers as they trudge through deep snow, harsh winter storms, and the biting cold when winters turn into a deep freeze. Rated to -40 degrees Fahrenheit, this boot is THE go-to boot for outdoor winter work or play.

Sorel Tivoli IISorel Women’s Tivoli II

Next up, is the Sorel Women’s Tivoli II. This boot is a beautiful and practical boot that is a must-have for any winter wardrobe. With a very pretty leather upper and waterproofing this boot is practical as well as fashionable. Another great boot from the master craftsmen over at Sorel.

Sorel Conquest Winter BootSorel Conquest Men’s Boot

Finally, we have the Conquest boot for men. This boot is quickly becoming a popular favorite for guy’s who need to be out in the deepest of colds. Whether for work or for play, this boot can do it all. From the full-grain leather upper to the multi-directional rubber lug sole, whatever you throw at this boot, it will take it in stride and keep going. This boot will quickly become your favorite snow boot.

Casey Conklin is the Internet Manager at Family Footwear Center. You can connect with her on Google+!

2015 Sneak Peek: Dansko Professional Clogs Available Now!

Wow, and just like that the year is practically over, I don’t know about you, but, I’m not ready for the new year just yet. I know everyone is now dealing with the holiday hangover from too much turkey, stuffing, and pie. But, we have a special treat for our readers. Dansko is going to be offering clogs and we got the sneak peek that’s to die for, and better yet, you can buy them now! All of these shoes features Dansko’s comfort DNA. Before the shoe gets any artistic details added to it Dansko makes sure to engineer the perfect comfort experience.  So here’s a few of their great new styles that you’ll see in 2015!

Dansko Pavan Full Grain Stapled Clog

Dansko Pavan Caramel Stapled ClogOur first featured clog from Dansko, is their beautifully designed Pavan style stapled clog. This shoe features a laser cut flowery leather collar that provides an artistic contrast to its rich full grain leather upper.  However, this is an online exclusive, so you won’t find it in stores, make sure to get it before they’re all gone.

Dansko Black Woven Clog

Dansko Black Woven ClogOur next clog is the women’s black woven clog. This shoe features a subtle stamped woven design, that is artful yet reserved. Plus, since it is black this clog will pair with pretty much any outfit. Stay at home moms, teachers, nurses, and ladies who are on their feet all day will love these clogs. Not only are they easy on the eyes, they’re easy on your feet and will keep you going all day long.

Dansko Daisy Patent Clog

Dansko Daisy Patent ClogOur next featured clog is Dansko’s Daisy Patent design. This one goes out to the nurses looking for new shoes for work. This colorful clog will look fantastic with a large variety of scrubs as well as casual wear. This clog features all of the all day comfort that Dansko’s hand stapled clogs are known for. Check them out before they’re all gone.

Dansko Pro XP Grey Striped Patent

Dansko Pro XP Grey Striped Patent ClogFinally, our last featured clog is Dansko’s Grey Striped Patent. This stripy slip-on shoe is a must-have.  Featuring the same down curve rocker as the normal Dansko professional, this one also offers a slip resistant outsole and a dual density PU with a memory foam footbed. Let this cute striped clog provide you with all day comfort and support, a must-have for women on the move. Check it out on our website before they’re all gone!

Casey Conklin is the Internet Manager at Family Footwear Center. You can connect with her on Google+!

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