Best Shoes For Going Out Men in 2023
PUMA Men's Cell Surin 2 Matte Sneaker, asphalt-pumablack-shockingorange, 11 M US
- Run-Train Performance Sneaker
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
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
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 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 ROS Workout TR 2.0 Sneaker, Black/Alloy/White, 13 M US
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
Ariat Men's Lookout Western Boot, Foothill Brown, 10 2E US
- Full-grain leather foot and upper w/ distressed look
- Lace-up entry
- Fabric lining
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
Healthy School Lunches on a Shoestring
The lunch box as a healthy and cheap alternative to the cafeteria line.
The cost of a cafeteria school lunch varies widely depending on where you live, but I believe it is more cost effective (unless your child is eligible for free or reduced price meals) and always a healthier choice to send your child with a lunch from home. Here's why we do it, along with some tips to make it easier for you to get started.
Advantages to Packing a Lunch
· Although school lunches are USDA approved meals, they are still laden with fat and salt-much more than your child needs. By packing your child's lunch each day, you are able to determine what food choices are best instead of relying on the government to do it for you.
· It's cheaper than buying lunch every day. Two years ago we lived in Anchorage Alaska, where the cost of a hot lunch is $2.90, or $14.50 a week. The cost for essentially the same lunch in SC where we currently live is only $1.40, or $7.00 per week, but regardless of location I still came out ahead by packing his lunch from home, which only costs about half the price of purchasing a cafeteria meal when done right.
· Your child can help you choose what he/she wants to eat so they are more likely to actually finish all of their food.
· Carrying a lunch box can be a matter of fashion for some, or a statement for others. My son's lunch bag is made from recycled pastic bottles! I have seen many unique bags and boxes online--there are plenty of options outside of what a Walmart or other box store offers in terms of style that will make your child feel orginal.
Disadvantages to Packing a Lunch
· It takes about 10 minutes every morning to do unless you ready it the night before, which works well for most foods except for sandwiches because they have a tendency to get soggy.
· Some food choices may be limited unless you are careful to ensure that everything is properly insulated and cooled with ice in order to keep it fresh and safe.
Be careful! It's certainly possible to spend more than necessary and pack foods that are full of sugar and fat when making your own lunch. Here are some tips for staying on track.
· Purchase a good set of Tupperware or similar reusable plastic containers with tight fitting lids. I have several different sizes including very small (1/4 cup) ones that will hold a dipping sauce. Make sure that you can fit several at a time into the lunch bag or box that your child will be using, and don't forget to leave room enough for a water bottle!
· When grocery shopping, let your child choose two or three snacks that will go into their lunch. I limit one store bought snack per day. I always choose a large container of something and separate it into smaller portions, instead of buying single serve snacks which are more expensive and whose extra packaging is wasteful.
· Some popular treats for my son are applesauce, trail mix, fruit leather, popcorn, granola bars, peanut butter filled pretzels, yogurt covered raisins,
· Always pack at least one fresh fruit or vegetable. The options are endless so let your child help you decide! Here are some ideas: Bananas, apple slices with peanut butter or yogurt for dipping, pear slices, celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins, carrot sticks or broccoli florets with ranch dressing, grapes,
· Don't limit yourself to sandwiches! Any dinner leftover can be used for lunch the next day if your child is willing. Some other options that go over well with my son are mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce, pancakes with sausage and syrup, cold pasta salad and a hardboiled egg, and spaghetti with meatballs and a roll or breadstick.
Remember that you are the most important role model in teaching your child healthy food choices that they will learn for life. Choose fresh, wholegrain, and organic when possible and let your child decide between several healthy options so they have some control over what they are eating. Packing a lunch can be an economic lesson for the older child as well--make it a game to find the least expensive, but still satisfying snack, then offer it as a treat!