CONTEST: Enter to win one of two pairs of Blundstone shoes!!

Hi all, time for another fabulous giveaway! And this month we’re partnering with Blundstone to give away 2 pairs of their great shoes!!
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The shoes, the first #268 Casual Series for Men and the second #1444 Women’s Original Series, exemplify the company’s devotion to high quality footwear that features  premium leather, top grade stitching, and guaranteed comfort.

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It’s easy to enter and win a pair – fill out the form below and let it rip! Also, for an additional chance at the prizes, follow Blundstone on Instagram and include your username along with the rest of your information in the same form. Contest is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ years. One entry per person please. End date is May 13, 2015 at 11:59pm. Entries may be added to the Blundstone newsletter subscription list upon entry.

Good luck, everyone!

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Men’s Essential Footwear for Spring

Now that Spring is upon us, it is time to take a look in your closet and refresh your footwear for the coming seasons. If your Nike trainers are worn through the sole or now rock ventilation holes that didn’t actually come with the original design (whoops!). Then it is time to toss them and go shopping for a few new pairs that will be work horses in your wardrobe.
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One footwear selection that you will need for the spring season is a casual, athletic style shoe. These new arrival sneaker-type shoes for 2016 have a little bit of a retro feel with combination of blue and tan tones, accented by white triple stripe of leather on the sides of the shoes. This type of shoe gives you the casual comfort of an athletic shoe, but it doesn’t make you look like you are headed to or coming from the gym. Also, the combination of leather, suede, and mesh will add some fashion to a favorite footwear style.

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The next shoe that you want to have in your closet for spring and summer is a great driving moccasin. It is a slip-on shoe that has a sleek upper and a knobby rubber sole that extends from the tips of the toes all the way up the back of the heel, which is how it got its name because the heel of shoes used to get worn out more quickly when rubbing against the car floor when driving, but the extension of the rubber sole up the back of the heel  protects the leather and gives you more traction. Since denim is hotter than ever in accessories, Louis Vuitton has taken that trend and translated it into these medium wash and indigo denim driving mocs and in true designer style, has accented these fabulous shoes with British tan leather trim around the base of the shoe and also in the Louis Vuitton logo hardware.

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Our last essential footwear selection for men spring is a boot. With spring, comes unpredictable weather and you will need something like Clarks boots which will protect your feet on those cool, rainy days and look better than a pair of galoshes. For example, these short men’s lace-ups that are done in a burnished brown leather are versatile enough to be worn with a dressier pair of trousers or with your favorite casual jeans, but will still give you the protection that you need in wet weather. Just don’t forget to treat your leather and suede to keep your boots looking good.

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Review of Rockport Trend Worthy Captoe Chukka Boots

We had the pleasure of reviewing another great pair of shoes from Rockport, this time the Trend Worthy Captoe Chukka. Unlike your typical pair of ankle-high leather boots, these “Trend Worthy” ones come with padded collars and tongues that designed to stop blisters and lace bruising from ever being an issue. Additionally, the manufacturers claim the sturdy rubber outsole “provides a durable grip on a variety of surfaces”, which would be key for me given my propensity for running to the L-train stop and catching it in the nick of time. But despite all these special materials and engineering, are these Rockport boots comfortable?

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I’d say Rockport accomplished what they set out to do – create a classic and smart looking chukka that’s just as light and comfortable as a sneaker. I get the durability and aesthetic pleasure of boots without the clunkiness that would typically accompany them. Sharp enough to wear to the office, yet casual enough to kick it in jeans and a t-shirt. Furthermore, unlike a lot of other boots or chukkas, these Rockports are timeless and can definitely be carried over to all seasons.

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I’m typically a size 12 or 13 depending on the shoe/brand, and while the size 12 is a perfect fit in the toe, I found at first that the tongue was a bit tight on the dorsal of my foot. However, though I’ve only worn them a few times, they seem to have assimilated to the shape of my foot.

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Overall, these chukkas are super light and comfortable while looking great and definitely making me feel on-trend.

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Review of Hydrofeet, The Solution For Foot Pain!

When it comes to uncomfortable shoes, women are not the only ones that suffer with painful feet for the sake of fashion. Men may have their favorite sneakers or broken in loafers, but there are situation like work or dressing up for that special occasion that requires them to wear shoes that don’t have the support or comfort of their favorite footwear. That is the problem that Hydrofeet Therapeutic Massaging Insoles for Men has been determined to resolve – and, boy, did they succeed!

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There is an old saying that if your feet are miserable, then so are you. Foot pain and tired feet affect your whole body. It can throw off your posture by changing the way your stride should be, putting extra pressure on your knees, hips, and back. For podiatric issues, custom made orthotics can run into the hundreds of dollars, but sometimes the answer is as simple of providing the right cushioning support that  keeps your feet in the correct position to optimize blood flow and make them feel like whatever shoe you are wearing, you are getting a massage with every step.

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Given all this, naturally I was quite happy to learn that Hydrofeet, a solution to foot pain, comes constructed from a material called Thermoplastic Polyurethane or TPU, which will hold up its cushioning properties, no matter what your weight and will keep your feet from feeling all the effects of the hard surfaces that we walk on every day and make you feel like you are walking on water. The TPU is infused with glycerin, which is a vegetable based liquid that is approved by the FDA and is safe around children and pets. These thin shoe insoles can be places in loafers, athletic shoes, boots, and even in some sandals. Regardless of what shoe I chose to pair them with, the experience was a positive one. Sure, it’s a little strange at first to keep feeling the glycerin squishing around as you walk, but you get used to it quickly and the pain relief is instantaneous!

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Hydrofeet also have hypo-allergenic and anti-bacterial properties that will contribute to the health of your feet. At Hydrofeet.com, they usually retail for $59.99, which is a good price to start, but are now on sale for a great price of $29.99! Hydrofeet also offers a 30-day money back guarantee, along with a 3 year product replacement guarantee. Check out their promotions page for additional deals!

So, if you have been suffering like me with sore, tired feet, then slipping a pair of these massaging therapeutic insoles may be just the answer that you have been waiting for. For a small investment, you can put the spring back in your step and a smile back on your face with Hydrofeet!

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A Collection of Men’s Casual Shoes and Boots by Jones Bootmaker

The Jones Bootmaker Company is a UK-only retailer that was founded in Bayswater, London England in 1857. Since that time, they have 100 brick and mortar stores throughout the United Kingdom. They pride themselves in offering quality products from name brands such as Clarks and Timberland, but also have developed their own brand of footwear for men, women, and children. Jones Bootmaker also believes that their customer service should be as great as the quality of their products.

timberland togo s casual One shoe that is a great casual shoe for everyday is the Timberland Togo S Casual slip-on shoe. It has a brown leather upper with top-stitching and perforations that keep it from looking plain. The substantial tongue and higher heel-back will help to keep the shoe in place, but the double goring connecting the two will make this shoe easy to slip in and out of. Also, the molded rubber sole will help you keep your traction on slick surfaces. At this time, you can save half price and purchase them for 50 Euros. Also, Jones Bootmaker features plenty of Timberland boots if you’re looking for something classic.

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When it comes to their own brand of shoes, Jones Bootmaker has a selection of casual men’s boots that will appeal to the guy who loves both comfort and style. One such boot is the Fossdale S Ankle Boots Desert Boots. As a variation of the “Chukka Boot”, these desert boots are constructed of supple British tan leather that comes up just over the ankle bone with tie closure. In this particular boot, the entire top of the front of the shoe is perforated for interest. The rubber sole with the short stacked heel is classic enough to be worn with either a casual trouser or something that is a little more dressy. The Jones Bootmaker Desert Boot is prices at an amazing 49 Euros for a great leather boot.

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For something that is even a little more dressy than the desert boot is the Dom Ankle Chelsea Boots. They come up higher around the ankle than the desert boot, but have the goring all the way up for ease and comfort. Also, the Dom boots have the look of a wing-tip men’s dress shoe with the placement of the leather overlay and perforations. It is the classic look of a shoe, but in boot form. The Dom boot is also on sale for 69 Euros and qualifies for free delivery in the UK with orders over 50 Euros!

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CONTEST: Win a pair of fancy loafers from Jack Erwin!! A $175 value!!

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Seasons greetings everyone! Time for yet another contest at cefashion.net! For December, we decided to go with something especially nice to give away: A pair of leather penny loafers from Jack Erwin!

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Jack Erwin prides itself in producing high quality luxury footwear for men. Just take a glance at their online selection of shoes and you’ll quickly see how dedicated they are to the cause.

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As for the prize itself, the Charlie Leather Penny Loafers (Wright Collection) are fully leather lined with a padded insole and a hand-stitched leather outsole, and come in three colors: Brown, Burgundy, and Cognac. The giveaway winner gets to pick size and color for their prize, naturally!

Now, there’s a few ways to enter for a chance to win. One way is to fill out the form below. Another way is to follow Jack Erwin on Twitter or on Instagram and then fill out the below form, making sure to enter the name/ handle(s) you used to follow Jack Erwin on social media in the third text field. You can get up to two additional entries for following on both Twitter and Instagram!!!


Contest is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ years. One entry per person please. End date is December 28, 2015 at 11:59pm. Entries may be added to the Jack Erwin newsletter subscription list upon entry. Good luck, everyone!

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