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  • Everything You Need To Know When Purchasing Men’s Shoes

    buying shoesWhen the word ‘shoe’ is mentioned, most mindsets go to women, Carrie Bradshaw, and the general census that most women love and cherish all different types of footwear. Believe it or not, men need shoes, too. And surprisingly enough, there are even men who like shoes and enjoy shopping for shoes.

    Whether you actually like and enjoy shopping for shoes or just wear them because, well, you have to, there are important facts to understand and become familiar with when purchasing men’s shoes.

    Checking For Deals And Sales

    If you’re in need of some new shoes, whether they are tennis shoes, dress shoes, boots, or sandals for summer, you are going to undoubtedly have to spend some money. However, if you’re logical, then you may get away with not spending too much money. The key here is to look for upcoming sales or current deals. You need to check newspaper flyers, magazines, and even store websites for all current prices. In some cases, a specific special may be running where you can get your shoes half off, or two for the price of one, etc.

    Shopping Around

    When looking for shoes, or any product for that matter, it’s important to shop around. Different department stores will offer different products and different prices. For example, there are several different stores to choose from when searching for shoes. Stores that offer a wide range of men’s shoes include, but are not limited to: Macy’s, Designer Shoe Warehouse, Nordstrom, Famous Footwear, and Payless. Each of these stores offer different types and brands of shoes, as well as prices and special deals.

    Payless usually offers a BOGO deal, or a buy-one-pair get another pair half off deal. Macy’s, on the other hand, usually offers a special discount or a percentage off buy using your Macy’s card. Also, most of these stores offer a clearance section, where you can find shoes for really fair prices.

    Trying On Your Shoebuying shoes

    One of the main things to remember when purchasing shoes is to try the product on before making a purchase. Different stores will offer different return policies, but it’s important to make sure your shoe choice fits before actually taking it home. After all, nothing is worse for your feet than shoes that are either too small or too big.

    It’s also important to note that different types of shoes may fit you in different or unusual sizes. For example, you may wear a bigger sized tennis shoe than that of a boot or dress shoe. In some cases, you may need to have your foot measured by a sale’s associate just to be completely sure of what you’re working with. But regardless, the best measure of deciding if a shoe fits or not is to simply try it on.

    Of course, when it comes to buying shoes there is not set list of rules to follow. Everyone has his or her own methods and routines when it comes to making that special purchase. However, if you follow the above tips and think clearly before buying, you may be able to save a little bit of time, money, and aggravation.

  • The Highest Of High Heels

    high heelsFor whatever reason, women seem to love wearing high heels. In some cases, the higher the heel often creates an even bigger urge to sport the sometimes-uncomfortable footwear.

    Maybe Sarah Jessica Parker and her portrayal of Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City is to blame for women craving the luscious length added when sporting stilettos.

    The list as to why women wear high heels is long and individualized for specific ladies. There are different styles and brands of heels available at different department stores including, but not limited to: Macy’s, Nordstrom, Designer Shoe Warehouse, etc. Let’s take a specific look as to just how high heels can actually be, and who designs them.

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  • Are Shoes Inserts Overprescribed?

    insolesIn theory, everyone wears shoes, or at least should. You’ve undoubtedly heard the popular saying “No shoes, no shirt, no service.” But what if those shoes happen to be uncomfortable? Are there loopholes around this rule? Generally speaking, no, there aren’t. However, shoe inserts may offer some sort of assistance in this area. As many choose style over comfort when it comes to shoes, shoe inserts are becoming increasingly popular, leading to the question: are shoe inserts being overprescribed?

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  • Michael Jordan: The Icon, The Basketball Player, The Commercial Actor

    Michael JordanMichael Jordan is a name that is commonly known around the world. Whether you recognize his as an icon, a NBA basketballs player, an actor (admit it, you’ve seen Space Jam), or a commercial figure, you still know the man and his wonderfully long list of accomplishments. Let’s take a look at Michael’s early start and how he specifically managed to star in handfuls of popular commercials over the years. Continue reading

  • Would You Attend A ‘Same Height Party’?

    Depending on your height, you are probably used to looking up or down at people to talk to them. But what would happen if you turned up at a party and found everybody was exactly the same height? That is the idea artist Hans Hemmert had when he threw a ‘Same Height Party’ to photograph for a German art exhibition, as seen above. While Hemmert’s photographs are actually from a 1997 exhibit, they lived in relative artistic obscurity until they made their way on social media sites last year.

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  • Why Adding Inches Can Improve Your Career

    Height is inextricably linked in our subconscious to power, and therefore it is unsurprising that taller people tend to do better in business. By almost all measurements, taller people rise higher in business, earn more money and progress further in their careers. The question at hand is why do taller people (especially men) have an advantage and does adding inches to your own frame help you reap those same benefits?

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  • 5 Common Sense Ways for Men to Appear Taller

    Taller people enjoy many proven benefits in life including better relationships, better salaries and better self-confidence. It is not surprising therefore that many people who are not naturally gifted with height look for ways to artificially add inches to their body. While women can simply don a pair of heels, men have to resort to subtler arts to try to increase their perceived height better than just buying height increasing shoes.

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  • When Small Men Make Big Leaders: Why Height Matters When it Comes to World Leaders

    Our stereotypes about height pervade group thinking and popular culture, so much so that it actually affects the kind of leaders we choose. Taller men supposedly reap many benefits, one of which is that they are seen as more capable leaders. However when one looks at the data on the height of world leaders, there are many short surprises.

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  • A Guide to Dress Shoes for Men

    Menswear is experiencing an explosion of interest and this also includes men's footwear. One of the growing areas of fashion is the different types of shoes that men like to wear such as men's dress shoes and tall shoes. Tackling what type of dress shoes would suit you requires understanding the DNA of these shoes. Use our guide to figure out which ones you want for yourself.

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