Best Men's Shoes For Going Out in 2023
PUMA Men's Cell Surin 2 Matte Sneaker, asphalt-pumablack-shockingorange, 11 M US
Ferro Aldo Men's Blaine Oxford, Black, 11 Medium US
- Made with top tier hand crafted durable synthetic leather
- Durability and Breathability
- Water Resistance
- Double stitched exterior and rubber soles provide flexibility
- Heel tab and heavy duty zipper to create a stress free on/off motion
PUMA Men's Roma Basic Sneaker White/Light Grey 10.5 M
- Rich, smooth leather upper
- Lightly padded collar for a snug, comfy fit
- Textile collar lining with a cushioned footbed for all-day comfort
- Two-tone EVA midsole provide ample cushioning and shock absorption
- Rubber outsole for traction
Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Aero Sport Hiking Water Shoe, Khaki, 10 M US
- Lace-up hiking shoe with branding details featuring breathable mesh and durable synthetic upper
- Omni-Fit lacing system
- Mesh lining with odor-preventing M Select FRESH technologies
- Cushioned and protective UniFly midsole
- TC5+ Vibram outsole with 5 mm lug depth
Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Sieve Water Shoe, Brindle/Butterscotch, 11 M US
adidas outdoor Men's Terrex Swift R2 GTX Grey Six/Black/Grey Four 12 D US
- Fear no forecast
- Go all out in all weather
Reebok Men's Print Run 2.0 Shoe, Black/Lead, 10 M US
IZOD Men's Memory Foam Slipper, Classic Two-Tone Moccasin, (X-Large / 11-12 D(M) US, Solid Black)
- CLASSIC STYLE: Classic Moccasin Slipper for men, teens, and boys. Classic and casual, perfect to wear all year round. Available in mens size 8 to 13
- INDOOR AND OUTDOOR BOTTOM: Indoor outdoor TP rubber bottom for indoor wear and moderate outdoor activity.
- COMFORT CUSHIONED: Memory foam cushioning in the footbed provides comfort and warmth. Soft for your feet, and perfect on any surface. Keeping your feet warm and cozy, but also allowing breathability for your feet
- NO LACE, STEP-IN STYLE: Slip on slipper style, has no lacing, so no hassle -- just comfort. Perfect to slip on out of bed, and easy to slip off before going to sleep.
- GIFT READY: Comes in a nice IZOD box -- perfect gift for friends and family
Merrell Men's Moab 2 Waterproof Hiking Shoe, Bark Brown, 12 M US
- M Select DRY seals out water and lets moisture escape so you stay dry when you're on the move
- Performance suede leather and mesh upper
- Bellows, closed-cell foam tongue keeps moisture and debris out
- Protective rubber toe cap
- Vibram TC5+ sole
ASICS Men's GT-2000 7 Running Shoes 1011A921, 10.5M, Mid Grey/Speed Red
- DuoMax system enhances stability and support, with reduced weight and increased platform support
- Heel Clutching System Technology: Provides improved support and creates improved heel fitting environment
- Removable COMFORDRY SOCKLINER provides cushioning performance and moisture wicking for a cooler, dryer, healthier environment
- ASICS FluidRide midsole provides the ultimate combination of bounce back and cushioning properties with reduced weight and exceptional durability
- FlyteFoam technology provides exceptional bounce back and responsiveness no matter the distance, utilizing organic super fibers to help reduce packing out that traditionally happens with softer, low density foams
Scrapping on a Shoestring Budget
Tips on how to save money while creatively and safely saving (archiving) your favorite photos.
Scrapbooking has become a national pastime; it is no longer just a fad. Women (primarily) are archiving their favorite photos in beautiful scrapbooks. Now, your photo albums reside on the coffee table, in guest bedrooms and other places, instead of in big bulky photo albums which used to be stored away and seldom looked at.
It's wonderful to be able to safely save (archive) photos of your family and friends. Where pictures used to age, now they can be creatively and safely passed on to future generations.
But, you can spend a lot of money, really a lot, to archive your favorite pictures. Here are some ways to keep those costs down.
Instead of buying those expensive (but beautiful) albums at your favorite scrapbook store, look for them at office supply stores, Wal Mart, etc. In August, these binders will probably be on sale as "back to school" items. Then, take them and cover them in fabric - remember the beautifully covered recipe books that were popular about 20-25 years ago. It's the same premise - just follow similar instructions for covering your new "scrapbook" binder. I remember a gorgeous wedding album, on the front it had a padded picture frame. My mother bought it at a craft show for my cousin as a shower gift.
Or, for a very casual look (camping scrapbook, sports scrapbook, etc.), choose a heavy cardboard like binder cover - you can then use rubber stamps (you'll need to embossing powder amp; a heat gun) to decorate. Or perhaps, laminate the front amp; back covers with theme page to match the scrapbook.
Check out the prices of the sheet protectors at places other than your favorite scrapbook store. You'll have to buy them by the box instead of individually but you'll save a lot of money. I'm a salesperson so I've always used these sheet protectors to keep my marketing one sheets looking nice. (I live in a very hot area, so if these pages aren't protected properly, the print melts and they're unusable.)
Then, make your own die cuts. "My" scrapbook store has dozens of dies and I enjoy going in there and cutting my die cuts. This is a tremendous savings! You can get a lot of die cuts out of a page of card stock. In fact, since the owner is a good friend, I sometimes go in and cut die cuts for her store stock. Remember to use the smaller scraps of paper for tiny die cuts - golf ball tees, tiny Christmas lights, etc.
Use card stock in various colors for some of your background pages. At the lower per sheet cost, this can save you quite a bit of money. And, I use CS for backgrounds for my pictures.
I also create most of my captions on my computer using various decorate fonts and different colored inks. Sometimes, I'll use mulberry paper as a background behind a specific caption.
Don't buy all your supplies at a scrapbook store. Check your weekly newspaper for coupons off on larger items - paper cutter, scissors, cutting mats, etc. Consider buying basic paper from stores like Michael's and such. But, do check out the prices on your supplies at the scrapbook stores. "My" store is cheaper on almost all products I use.
Take advantage of any activities your local scrapbook store(s) might have where you can go in and use their tools and just pay for the supplies you buy. A nearby store does a "Friday Night Out" twice a month. The gals bring soft drinks and snacks amp; enjoy visiting while they scrap. It's also a way to see other scrapbooks and get great ideas for your own.
If your stores don't do that, consider setting up your own get-together to scrap with friends. Have everyone bring their scissors, glue, etc amp; you provide the drinks and snacks. Again, you'll get great ideas from each other, enjoy visit while scrapping and be able to use tools you don't have. Label your scissors and other items so they don't get lost when everyone is packing up at the end of the evening.