Wrangler’s U-Fit Jeans: Comfort Where it Counts

Wrangler Jeans Feature U-Crotch Construction

If Dale Earnhardt, Jr., was in a band, he’d have no interest in Wrangler’s U-Fit style jeans. No, he’d be into the whole “pinch-your-legs-tight” variety. But Dale Earnhardt, Jr., isn’t in a band, is he? No, he’s a race car driver. And a pretty darn good one. So if Dale Earnhardt, Jr., is smart enough to avoid “band guy” jeans, let’s just be willing to trust his judgement on Wrangler U-Fit style jeans too.

Let’s think about this for a second. Earnhardt spends four hours a pop in one of the most pressure-packed situations on Earth. Sitting in that tiny little seat, strapped into a 200 mile-per-hour death machine. The man knows what it’s like to be uncomfortable. So if there’s anybody who’d be able to recognize comfort, it’d be Earnhardt. Continue Reading…

Rockport Work Boots Perform Like Athletic Shoes, Thanks to adiPRENE by Adidas

Rockport Works Features adiPRENE

For more than 60 years, Adidas has been synonymous with athletic success. That’s because adidas knows how to make athletic gear that gives athletes what they need to be their best. For years now, adidas has been helping athletes improve their performance with the use of its adiPRENE technology, an advanced support system in the sole of its footwear.

The effectiveness of adiPRENE can be observed through a simple demonstration using a golf ball. You see, adiPRENE performs two distinct functions. Orange adiPRENE absorbs shock, while yellow adiPRENE provides energy rebound. When the golf ball is dropped on the orange (shock-absorbing) adiPRENE, nothing happens. It doesn’t even bounce. But when the golf ball is dropped on the yellow (energy rebound) adiPRENE, it acts like a super ball, bouncing all over the place. This has the same effect on your foot. The orange adiPRENE is placed in the heel, to give cushion and support and comfort, which eases fatigue and keeps you fresh. The yellow adiPRENE is placed in the front of your foot, acting as a spring, which gives you that extra boost in your step, making each step lighter and less tiring. Continue Reading…

NFL Star Brian Westbrook Approved Carhartt’s New 2012 Boot

Carhartt Work Boots

Brian Westbrook owes a lot to his feet. The two-time All-Pro running back with the Philadelphia Eagles was one of the most electric running backs in the NFL. He was also one of the most versatile, a guy that would burn you whether he was rushing or receiving. He made a good living on his feet.

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What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists

When your discussing footwear and foot protection, often the term podiatrist will come up. You may wonder what a podiatrist is exactly. Podiatrists specialize in medical care of the foot, ankle, and lower leg. They must have a doctor of podiatric medicine (D.P.M.) degree from a college of podiatric medicine. They must pass written and oral board examinations and must obtain a state license to practice podiatric medicine. Like other doctors, podiatrists work in private practices, hospitals and clinics. They also retain the ability to become professors at colleges of podiatric medicine, department chiefs or hospital administrators. There they demonstrate their knowledge of foot, leg and ankle problems which may lead to special footwear needs. Continue Reading…

Footwear Sizing Differences: Men, Women, Children

Differences In Footwear Sizes

The difference in length of 1/3 inch applies to men’s, women’s and children’s footwear. A problem with the system involves the way it was developed. The sizing scales for each gender are different. You can even find differences in American versus European sizing, but that different topic. Unfortunately, in America we do not start with a small number for length in children and go to the largest number for men.

Children’s sizes start at 0 and go to 13, then start over with Size 1 and usually go to 4. Men’s length sizes can start at Size 4 and normally go all the way to 16, while women’s sizes may start at 2 and go to 12 or 13. These length sizes vary, so to properly measure and fit, you should use a measuring device and inventory for the particular grouping you are fitting.

One constant you will notice in men’s and women’s sizing is the difference of two sizes. That is, on the shoe size scale comparison, a man’s 8 will be the same length as a woman’s 10. But remember that this is only toe length. When fitting, keep in mind that the lasts are probably designed differently for the male or female foot.

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Back to American Made: Filson Wool Shirts

Wool Filson Shirts To Be Made In USA

You’re an American worker. So you know from first-hand experience: If there’s one thing American-made products are known for, it’s quality. Simply put, nobody makes things like we do in America. At a time when too many companies are shipping jobs overseas, Filson is bringing them back.

Filson believes no one can craft apparel with the same quality and durability as American workers. That’s why they’re returning all manufacturing of their Filson wool shirts to the United States. Now, all of Filson’s wool shirts will be 100% American made. Continue Reading…

Iron Age Work Boots: No Longer a Thing of the Past

Iron Age Work Boots

Iron Age Work Boots Will Be Available In 2012

It was an exciting time. Optimistic, really. The worst war the world had ever seen had finally ended, the enemy defeated. More than four million American men returned home with goals and dreams and a drive to succeed. To build those dreams with sweat on their brow and determination in their hearts and work boots on their feet. It was 1918. And those work boots were Iron Age work boots.

Iron Age Boots was the very first branded “safety-toe” footwear. The first Iron Age Boots debuted in 1918, after the end of World War I. These brave American men had risked their lives on the battlefield, and they certainly weren’t about to risk a toe on the job site wearing a pair of soft toe work boots. So they turned to this new brand of work boots to keep them safe. They trusted Iron Age’s new “steel toe technology.” And several generations later, American men, and now women, are still trusting Iron Age Boots today. Continue Reading…

Flexion Work Boots by Caterpillar

CAT Work Boots Benefit From Flexion Technology

If you’re in the market for new work boots, the first thing you should consider has nothing to do with size or tread pattern or color. The best decision you can make when it comes to work boots is their ability to ease fatigue. It’s where you’ll actually notice a difference. It’s a fact: Some work boots do this much better than others. The reason? It’s actually scientific.

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Edge Safety Glasses Surpasses Competitors in ANSI Safety Standards

Edge Safety Glasses

Have you noticed that there are a lot of safety eyewear companies out there that claim to protect your vision? So, how do you know that you are getting the best and safest eye eyewear to fit your needs? You can be certain you made the right choice when you wear Edge safety glasses. These safety glasses meet ANSI standards by being tested by third party, independent laboratories that follow and are accredited with the ANSI Z87.1 standards for safety eyewear protection. Continue Reading…

The Difference Between European and American Footwear Sizes

Dr. Martens Footwear Have European Sizing

Dr. Martens Work Boots Are Euro Sized

The most common system ofsizing in the United States is the American System, in which we have 3 full sizes for every inch and, therefore, 1/3 inch difference between full sizes. It also means a 1/6 inch difference between half sizes. Remember that these are last/shoe size graduations and would be standard for each size made on a particular last. However, they are not standardized from last to last, shoe style to shoe style, or manufacturer to manufacturer.

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