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I’ve never been much of a shoe guy. I always enjoyed learning new things, but never really dug into shoes till I got here. They were just something you put on your feet. I wore loafers because I didn’t have to worry about tying them. I wore the cheapest thing that would go on my feet to keep a piece of glass out.

Since being here I’ve spent a lot more time understanding shoes. Why these are oxfords, even though I thought of them as sneakers. (It’s the leather construction) I had never even thought to ask ‘What is a midsole?’ before, because I didn’t even know there was such a thing.

So when my old daily sneakers fell apart, I broke my habit of finding a bargain bin bottom of the line, and instead went looking for a good fit. I wanted something that I could wear anywhere. I go from the office to work on hobbies that end with me covered in mud and sawdust. If I have to stop to change shoes every time I change plans, it quickly would become a nightmare.

I went with the All Black Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Ox because I could wear them to anything short of a full suit without a worry. Easy to clean, and a style that has lasted lifetimes.

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North Face Boots

Ladies, it’s still not sandal season, so let’s talk boots and warmth! The North Face brand is one dedicated to overcoming the great outdoors and letting nothing stand in the way of your adventure, so SHOEBACCA trusts this brand for comfort and protection from all the unpredictable elements of nature. An ideal hiking boot with some fabulous girly flare is The North Face Wreck Mid GTX women’s boot, composed of pretty unforgettable pinks and luscious lingering purples with grey attributes to keep this style light and lively. These women’s hiking boots are made up of a waterproof suede and nubuck upper with a rubber toe, mudguard, and welded-TPU overlays for ultimate durability and protection. The GORE-TEX extended comfort range waterproof membrane and mesh tongue supply breathable comfort so you can maintain dry feet when threatened by sweat or snow! To guarantee undeniable satisfaction, this boot includes a mesh lining with padded collar and Northotic 2.0 foot bed, as well as dual-density compression-molded EVA CRADLE and PU midsole for durable cushioning and a natural stride. Just to top off this must have of the season, is the Vibram rubber outsole with TPU shank and ESS forefoot protection pad for maximum traction and underfoot protection on any uncharted trails.

The North Face Gotham High-Rise on sale at Shoebacca.com

The North Face Gotham High-Rise on sale at Shoebacca.com

For those looking for a little less action and a little more warmth when going about your basic day to the corner store or the park to watch your kids, SHOEBACCA once again has the perfect fit for you, The North Face Gotham High-rise boots, available in all black or black/grey/white. These women snow boots are up to your knees in adorable style. Composed of a durable, water-resistant, element-shedding, 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop synthetic upper, these are the shoes that will last for years! Loving the earth and yourself, these boots have 600 fill power down insulation so your feet will never feel like they had to get out of bed in the first place. The stretch-knit cuff appeals to every leg shape, while the cushioned, abrasion-resistant, injection-molded Eva midsole/outsole and comfortable ecoOrthoLite foot bed appeals to every sole. With such stylish satisfaction, this boot has to keep you composed as well as comfortable, which is why it is equip with IcePick temperature-sensitive rubber pods for increased traction, so to ensure you stay standing instead of buried in snow!

For the masses who enjoy simple hibernation during the winter months, SHOEBACCA has The North Face Skylla WP, a casual women’s winter boot that comes in brown/cream or black, and is the perfect slipper to drift through the house in because of its plush faux fur collar, while also being fit to help you make your way to get your mail and paper at the end of your yard because of its IcePick temperature-sensitive rubber pods for increased traction. These cute mid-cut boots are composed of a durable HydroSeal waterproof membrane- 100% recycled P.E.T. ripstop synthetic upper with 200g PrimaLoft Eco insulation, so your toes will be kept dry and warm. If you’re out of bed and up on your feet preparing warm creamy soup or baking seasonal cookies, then the cushioned, abrasion-resistant, injection-molded EVA midsole/outsole will feel like toasted heavenly clouds for your feet to walk on, keeping you comfortable and relaxed all day long.

Work Boots

Are you hard working men looking for a shoe as rough and tough as you? Well look no further, for SHOEBACCA has the perfect fit for any day or night job, the Rocky 6” IRONCLAD. This is no regular work boot; this is the next level master to overcoming all threats. This Rocky boot is composed of leather upper with guaranteed Rocky Waterproof construction, a polyurethane foot bed for comfort during long hours on your feet, electrical hazard protection to provide protection from open circuits and soles with safety barriers to protect employees from open electrical currents up to 600 volts, and a protective steel toe for back up security when your reflexes don’t kick in on time. The extra durable-ribbed tempered steel shank has been added to support your foots natural arch so to reduce fatigue from daily extremities, while the 7-layer slip and oil-resistant IronClad outsole protects you from slipping and falling during an active shift.

Rocky 6

Rocky 6″ IRONCLAD 27% off at Shoebacca.com

Another rugged look you could shoot for is the Rocky 6” ALPHA FORCE men’s tactical boot with a combined leather and nylon upper and non-marking rubber outsole. This boots black airport foot bed provides undeniable support and ideal cushioning so you can be on your feet and going all day long without foot pains due to stress. The full-Grain water-resistant leather and lightweight 1000 Denier nylon upper keeps your dry and on your toes so you won’t feel weighed down over time. With guaranteed ROCKY waterproof construction, non-metallic stabilizer, and oil/ slip resistant RigiTrac molded EVA you’ll be safe to walk through any puddle or on any surface without the threat of doing harm to yourself.

If neither of the Rocky work boots mentioned are exactly what you might be looking for, SHOEBACCA carries plenty more, ranging from athletic to casual boots, strictly work or stylish western. Rocky brand has but is not limited to duty-slip resistant, hunt, rubber, safety-toe, tactical, western, and work boots, many over lapping in key features. If your job doesn’t call for a boot, we also have shoes like the Rocky SlipStop Plain Toe Oxford that is more dress appropriate while still offering excellent durability and slip resistance. It is composed of leather upper and a Rocky 911 SlipStopa outsole for a great clean look. With a cushioned foot bed and water-resistant, yet breathable make, this is a shoe you can’t go wrong with. So check out our Rocky collection today and find something new to keep you safe tomorrow!

Nike Dunk Sky Hi

If you’re in need of some killer sick kicks to grab a crowd’s attention, SHOEBACCA is the one stop shop for your shopping wants and needs. Carrying the Nike brand, shows that we know style and what is new so you can impress in your best! A fly twist on Nike sneakers has been brought to life the Nike Dunk Sky Hi women’s wedged sneaker, a funky must have pair for this year. The original Nike Dunk Sky Highs are available in purple dynasty and black. They are composed of a premium leather and suede upper with a Nike Swoosh branding on either side, a padded collar and tongue for ankle support, lace-up closure for a secure fit, and non-marking rubber outsole that keeps them looking clean. The unique attribute that these sneaks have is a hidden internal wedge midsole to provides a discreet lift, giving you height and confidence when strutting your stuff down the school hallways or taking names on a b-ball court after hours.

Discount Nike Dunk Sky Hi  at Shoebacca.com

Nike Dunk Sky Hi at Shoebacca.com

If your style is a little more edgy, then check out our Nike Dunk Sky Hi Premium sneakers that maintain the same basic characteristics as the originals, but have a textile upper of trendy tribal print in a black/linen color spread. For a more girly you, we also have Nike Dunk Sky Hi Print in lovers red with a nylon upper of metallic fabric for a fabulous modern sweetheart style. The clean look keeps you looking chic while the sneaker make-up gives this wedge so much room for diversity! Without leaving out our vintage vixens, there is the Nike Dunk Sky Hi Vintage in sand/pink and metallic/silver/light blue. With the same lightweight EVA midsole for cushioning and the sporty silhouette, the stand out feature for these is the synthetic upper with some softer classic flat tones or dream girl glisten. The vintage version definitely goes better with a more dressed up style giving you an effortless, irresistible simplicity while keeping the modern funk alive.

Vans

Time to go back to basics with Vans Classic Slip-ons; this unisex shoe is not limited to any age group but is a must have casual sneaker for everyone. Composed of a sturdy canvas upper, this shoe is durable and supportive. Vans’ classic Off the Wall gum rubber outsole absorbs shock and provides long-lasting structure so you can keep your lucky pair for years. The padded collar and foot bed offers additional comfort, while the cotton drill lining creates a more secure fit with reduced friction. The Die cut Eva insert gives you extra formfitting cushioning, keeping you comfortable all day and the vulcanized sole attachment secures durability for any outing or event. The best part about SHOEBACCA is that with so many color ways, you’re certain to find the perfect fit for your personality!

Discount Vans Authentic in a ton of colors and prints at Shoebacca.com

Vans Authentic in a ton of colors and prints at Shoebacca.com

If you don’t like to stray too far from authenticity, then check out our wide range of Vans Authentic sneakers, with all the perks of the classic slip-ons but with lace up style for customizable fit and a waffle out sole for maximum flexibility and grip. Vans now have Authentic Lo Pro with a thinner rubber out sole combined with an oxford style design to give you a softer, more casual look.

For those who love the brand but are looking to try some new styles, like the popular boat shoe, there is Vans Zapato Del Barco, with suede, leather, and canvas durable upper options. They have boat-inspired lace up with slightly frayed edges to stay true to the boat genre. With this shoe you will still get the trusted Vulcanized construction and padded collar for comfort, along with the waffle rubber outsole for a sturdy grip on any surface.

Vans can be a blast from the past or a fun new take on society’s interests today, but it will always be a trusted shoe that belongs in every closet. So buy for yourself, buy for your kids, buy for your friends, just share the love and get people bouncing off the walls again in a new pair of Vans!