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  • Men’s Athletic Shoes- Select the Right One

    Whether you’re an athlete or a pavement runner, having the right pair of shoes makes all the difference. It’s important to spend enough time looking around in order to find yourself a properly fitted shoe. Nevermind investing even a penny extra on good quality shoes if they don’t keep your feet healthy. It’s not just comfort you’re purchasing, but happiness.

    “I would say that a good shoe is like a good wine. These shoes are going to stay and last for a long time,” said Christian Louboutin, a French footwear and fashion designer.

    The market is flooded with a variety of men’s athletic shoes for various brands, but choosing one that suits you is difficult. Tip Top Shoes can help you select the best pair of athletic shoes from its huge selection. Continue reading to reveal more about your feet and how to find the perfect shoe just for you.

    Get the Shape Right 

    Know the shape of your foot before you order a brand new sports shoe. There are three types of foot structures: flat, neutral, and high arch. If you’re someone with little or no arch, you have overpronation, which means your feet roll inward. You’ll need a shoe that has a motion-control feature or gives maximum stability. This will help your feet stay aligned with your leg. If your foot has a neutral curve, you need a shoe with good cushioning and support. For a neutral arch, the shoes wear out evenly. If you’ve a high arch, it suffers underpronation where your feet roll outward. To avoid your shoes from frequently wearing off, select one with the cushioning and a soft midsole.
    Know Your Sports

    The footwear industry comes up with innovative and sophisticated athletic shoes every now and then, but be fooled by all the glitz. Every shoe is designed for a particular sport or activity. Someone who goes for a jog needs padded shoes. Likewise, if you’re a fond of just walking, you need a shoe that has a thick and stiff sole for ankle support. The pressure and stress your foot needs various for different types of sports. Ultimately, you should choose a pair that matches the shape of your foot and the type of activity you’ll be performing.
    Get the Right Fit

    It’s important to keep measuring your foot size regularly. Factors like weight gain or weight loss can cause a change in the size. Also, not all brands manufacture the same size; some come in small some large.  Comfort is all your foot really needs.
    Brands You’re Looking For

    At Tip Top Shoes you’ll find men’s athletic shoes grouped into various categories. Get shoes for running, cross-training, basketball, walking, golf, tennis, trail, hiking, skate, barefoot and water activities. They come in different brands – New Balance, Adidas, Brooks, Skechers, Vivo Barefoot, Vans, and many more!

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  • SAMUEL HUBBARD Now in All Black

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    For all you Samuel Hubbard fans and those who are not yet. Exciting news! Solid black with black soles will now be available....and guess what else? You ladies will now be able to experience comfort the men have already.

    Samuel Hubbard...The UN-SNEAKER shoe. Visit us online or better yet visit us in our store to experience the UN_SNEAKER footwear.

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  • Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Shoes 55K

    Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Shoes Fetch $55K at Elton John’s Oscar Party

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    Lady Gaga performed during the Super Bowl 50 in Gucci platforms.

    Lady Gaga is all for a cause. The pop powerhouse gifted her custom Super Bowl Gucci shoes to Elton John for his AIDS Foundation Oscar Party.

    The red white and blue platforms were made by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele for Gaga’s performance of the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50.

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  • Blundstone: Making the Original Chelsea Boot

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    Long before hipsters were folding their pant cuffs over their Chelsea boots, Australia’s Blundstone was manufacturing their own, original brand of cool. The company’s lightweight yet durable Chelsea has been around for over 140 years, and is back in the spotlight due to the recent uptick in men’s boots. Now, the family-owned company is launching their first boots specifically for women (though Blundstone maintains their boots have always been unisex), and is keen to become a brand that can be worn year-round.

    Vamp recently had the chance to chat with Blundstones National Sales Manager Tim Engel, who discussed the brand’s history and where it’s headed in 2016.

    Vamp: Give us a little background on Blundstone for those who might not be familiar. How are the boots made and what makes them so special?
    Engel: Blundstone is a family-owned boot company from Tasmania, Australia that has been in the shoe business since 1870. The majority of the Blundstone range uses the injected molding process in factories around the world. What makes them special is they are high quality boots that are light weight, very comfortable, extremely durable and maintain a classic style as the original Chelsea boot. A big part of the brands philosophy is that we offer the consumer a quality boot that they truly fall in love with and in turn become our ambassadors. We like to say “Go anywhere. Do anything.” This statement of individual freedom is the soul of our footwear brand and we are passionate in the notion that they’re not just boots, they’re Blundstones.

    Vamp: Has the recent Chelsea boot trend in men’s footwear increased Blundstone’s brand awareness?
    Engel: We are the original so being copied by so many brands has definitely helped us. Footwear buyers and consumers always gravitate to the original in a category. I’ve heard other shoe brands say they have a “Blundstone” type boot. We love that!

    Vamp: Why do you think the Chelsea boot is back in such a big way right now?
    Engel: The Chelsea boot is an iconic style that trends up and down. The difference this time is that the younger male and female consumer is jumping on it.

    Vamp: You used to only offer men’s boots. What made Blundstone want to branch into a women’s line? And how has it been received so far?
    Engel: Actually our boots have always been unisex but worn mostly by men. Two years ago that changed with skinny jeans and tights becoming so fashionable in women’s apparel. Chelsea boots became the boot of choice and our women’s business went off the charts. Last year we introduced our first women’s lasted Blundstone and it has become an instant hit.

    Vamp: What’s new for women for Fall ’16?
    Engel: The one women’s Chelsea is a classic twin gore Blundstone in which we have expanded the colors in both smooth and nubuck leathers. The new Twin Gore Lace Up boot again will be unisex but we feel it will get more play for a female consumer.

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  • How To Clean Your Hunter Boots

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  • Snow Alert! and the History of MOU Boots

    Shelley Tichborne founded mou from London's Portobello Road in 2002, out of a desire to create original, luxurious footwear as an antidote to the pressures of modern city-living.

    Picked up by passing stylists and buyers, the brand's popularity grew through word of mouth. Now the comfort boots of choice for A-list stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz, mou boots have a uniquely rugged look with a distinctly maverick spirit. Look out for classic mou styles including the antelope cowboy boot, calfskin slipper, eskimo, blizzard and goatskin nanuk.

    Adjective (French)mou m (f molle)1. soft to the touch (tissu, tig

    What better time to get some MOU Boots!!

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  • How These "Fugly" Shoes Are Making A Comeback

    I never envisioned that the first time Rachel Zoe and I would meet would be to talk aboutUGG boots. But alas, there I was, snuggled on a couch that was more expensive than my entire life, with none other than the stylist I grew up watching on TV. And we were there to discuss the brand's fall collection — which she, of course, styled.Zoe has a longstanding history of reinventing things. (Take the word "literally," for example. Since about 2008, thanks to her, it has been pronounced lit-rally and meant the opposite of literally.) Now, she's put her otherworldly styling powers to good use to give new life to a shoe that has gained some serious notoriety. UGGs are something people either absolutely love or absolutely hate. But hate is a strong word. And with the brand's updated version (what it's calling the "Classic Slim") shown with street style looks we swear we've seen on a Jenner or two, the new pairs feel more like slightly tufty sneakers than bulked-up sock booties. In other words: The infamously "fugly" shoe actually seems wearable — and, if I may, even cute.

    Unlike most of us, Zoe's favorite memory of the brand goes back to when her sons got their first pairs. "When Skyler was born, UGG was sweet enough to send me baby UGGs," she tells me. "And I literally lost my mind. Literally, he wore them every day (and still does). Can't get rid of them. So now he has new ones, and now Kaius has his. Poor Kaius has hand-me-downs, but they're just so sentimental. I can't get rid of them."

    She makes a good point, though. No matter who we are or how reluctant we are to admit it, our closets have seen an UGG or two, and their comfort is inescapable — if you haven't felt sheep skin between your toes, you haven't lived. And, if you aren't sold on a slimmed-down version, let the self-proclaimed "Fairy UGGmother" explain it to you in terms the average trend-watcher might be able to relate to: "One woman's skinny [jean] is another woman's wide leg." See?

    Ahead, you'll find tons of different ways to style the shoes, proving that they go with seasonal looks you most likely already have. It's time we stop using UGGs as poor excuses for shoes — you know, the pairs that live by the door and only get worn when you have to take out the trash or get the mail — and start realizing that they might actually be the cold weather, feet-warming saviors we've been waiting for.

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  • Samuel Hubbard Shoes

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    We are offering shoes of the very highest quality using the finest leathers from around the world. Fit and comfort are paramount in our designs and we have returned to Europe to work with some of the finest shoemakers in the world. As the third and fourth generation of a shoemaking family, we follow in the tradition of producing shoes that people love.

    In Samuel Hubbard shoes we make no compromises in comfort and craftsmanship. When there is a better method, we do it that way. When there is better leather or material, we use that. In presenting each new and innovative design, we honor our past and what we have learned over the past 85 years. Now available at Tip Top Shoes

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  • Tip Top Kids Number 1 Again!

    Tip Top Kids has been named Number 1 in Mommy Nearest's Top 5 Kids Shoes Stores! 

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