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Yes, You Are Allowed to Wear Running Shoes Even if You Aren't a Runner!

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Did you know running shoes are possibly our top selling product group in our store?  And yet...we sell very few of these to actual runners. For many of our customers, the best walking shoe is a high-quality running shoe.  The running shoe effectively works to guide the foot through its stride in a neutral manner spreading the weight load and pressure evenly along the foot. Running shoes are distinct in comparison to other shoes in that they create a rocker motion in the front of the shoe which creates an easier transition through the end of the stride. Running shoes...

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How to Care for Wet Leather Shoes

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After record-setting snow fall, the resulting melt-out, and then a week of rain, your leather or suede shoes may be a little worse for wear. If your leather shoes got a little dirty, take a lightly-damp rag and gently wipe dirt from the shoes. If your shoes are suede or nubuck, you want to use a reasonably-stiff brush (an actual suede brush is best) to lightly and quickly brush dirt off of the shoe. Remember to always brush the suede in one direction - not back and forth. Suede has a 'grain' that we want to remain consistent. Now the...

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Pairings

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Pairings.  We love pairings…chocolate and wine, turkey and gravy, a great pair of shoes with the right outfit. I could go on, but you get where I’m going with this.  We are in the business of feet and comfort.  And while some things pair because they look great or feel right, there are many pairings, in our world, that go together because it’s best for the foot and your walking experience.  Pikolinos Santorini – Women, it’s just like being in Italy! Premium leather uppers with a round, capped toe. Center goring and an elasticized heel provide an easy on-and-off. Soft...

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Taking care of your suede shoes...

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Suede is everywhere this Fall.  And what you may not know is that there are specific ways of taking care of it… you don’t need to be scared - of suede.  Suede is your friend, suede is soft, suede is supple, and suede adds depth and character to your shoe.  It’s kinda’ nice to own shoes made with different leathers, leathers which are not smooth – step out of the norm. Pikolinos Irun for men 1st of all let’s address the difference between suede and nubuck.  Suede is a piece of leather which was split in half thus giving the...

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Race Season is here

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While there isn’t an official race season, per-se, runs around the Country are ramping up.  Races are big-business. Maybe you run a 5k at best, or maybe you prefer the half-marathons.  Either way, choosing the clothing that will be the most comfortable to run in, for wicking sweat, movement, and posibly peeling off when too many layers have been worn, choosing the right sock, and choosing the best shoe will make all the difference in how you train and ultimately race. Now, we may not be the experts in the clothing part, but we at Harrison’s can tell you a...

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