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Know how your shoes should fit

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A proper shoe fit. That’s for the experts, right? Well, yes, partly.  We know how the shoe ought to fit, feel, and what “should” be your correct size.  But, there is so much more to a shoe and getting it to work for you.  Being that every foot has a unique shape, and with all the new terminology out there regarding cushion, support, stability, and the trendy marketing tech terms which align with those terminologies can mean so many different things to so many different people.  For these reasons, walking into a store like ours with the know-how behind the...

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Man Skills

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Men often don’t enjoy shopping. I can totally relate.  Most of the time, the men that visit Harrison’s know what they are looking for, and purchase that and only that.  But many times, it is when a husband and wife arrive together, you can see the impatience rising.  That’s when I bring out the big guns: Men!  You never know when you might need to know “How to Give a Dog the Heimlich Maneuver” or “How to Conceal a Panniculus.”  There may be a time you need to figure out “How to Wrestle Free from an Alligator.”  And even more...

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When to replace your shoes

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Quite often I get the question: “When should I replace my shoes?” More worrisome is NOT asking that question.  There are many, many out there that wear their shoes down to the point of risking hurting themselves. So, for the sake of your foot health…and safety, here are some ways to see if your shoe is past it’s prime: Hold the shoe on both the front and back part of the shoe and twist. If the shoe twists easily the support is likely worn.  Hold the shoes on both the back of the shoe and middle to ball of the...

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Cleaning your slippers – our best advice

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Did you get some good use out of your slippers this Fall and Winter?  With the coldest months behind us (we hope!), your slippers are probably due for a good cleaning!  But maybe you are a little nervous about cleaning you and your pups favorite pair?  Whether you prefer the wool slippers or a soft shearling pair, here’s a little info to help you out… Our most popular slipper, the Halflinger.  This pair features: 100% wool felt upper Arch support Contoured footbed Cork and latex platform midsole Raised back Rocker heel Roomy toe box Rubber sole   For your felt wool...

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What is a shoe collection, and why do you need one?

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Hello friends, My name is Kevin, and I am the store manager at Harrison’s Footwear, in Poulsbo.  In nine years of service, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many thousands of you and your feet.  Every experience has taught me something about people, their feet and their relationship with shoes.  One of the best parts of my job is sharing this experience with those who want to preserve their feet by making good choices about footwear.  That said, the best choice anyone can make about footwear is to think in terms of a collection. Why a collection? Because wearing...

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